Cable lock for ratchet helmet

Securing a ratchet helmet to your bike

Many helmets now come with quick-release ratchet-lock chin straps that present a problem in securing them to your parked motorcycle because they don’t have D-rings. Some people like ratchet locks because they are convenient yet others believe the D-ring is far safer. All motorcycle racers have D-rings. But it didn’t seem to help Marco Simoncelli. …

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Wrist Rack targets motorcycle riders

A hands-free phone holder that mounts on your wrist has been targeted for a lot of active uses, including motorcycle riders. The Wrist Rack has exceeded its crowd-funding goal of $US10,000 by almost double with 10 days to go, so it is likely to go into production at $US259 (about $A346) with shipping from June …

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Nelson-Rigg waterproof Aston rain suit

Aston rain suit claims 100% waterproof

The best motorcycle rain suit is one that is not only waterproof, but also easy to put on and take off at the side of the road without having to remove your boots. One-piece rain suits can often be the most most waterproof, but they can be a nuisance to put on and take off. …

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Touratech Endurance soft bags

Touratech soft pannier system

Are you a hard or soft pannier adventure rider? Each has its virtues and each has its disadvantages. Hard panniers can be locked, offer better protection for contents, can withstand high impacts, are easily accessed, they are quick to release and lock on, and they can even be used as camp seats when taken off. However, they are …

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Cosmo Connected emergency brake light and crash alert

Helmet has brake light and alert

A French company is set to produce an emergency brake light that sits on the back of a helmet and also senses a crash, alerting emergency services with your medical details. Cosmo Connected spokesperson Ilinca Spita says the device will be available in July from $U149 or SUS$249 in carbon finish. The Cosmo is 13.9cm long, 5.1cm …

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Davida helmet leather linier kits

Davida adds leather liner replacement

Now riders can replace the leather liner in their Davida helmet to prolong its life or create an alternative custom look to match your riding gear. The replacement leather liner kits for Davida’s English-made Speedster V3 and Ninety 2 helmets include the foam ears, strap covers and comfort liner. It does not include the satin …

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Harley-Davidson Australia 100th anniversary Bell Custom 500 helmet

Bell marks 100 years of Aussie Harley

A limited edition of 1000 Bell Custom 500 helmets has been produced to honour 100 years of Harley-Davidson in Australia, but you better be quick.   Dealers only have a limited supply in various sizes and all were quickly sold out at Morgan & Wacker on Saturday at their launch party for the week-long 100th anniversary …

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Karen Curley Bathurst Circuit in Helite airbag vest

Reader reviews Helite airbag vest

Rider Karen Curley of Canberra recently sent us photos of her wearing a Helite airbag vest at Mount Panorama Circuit on a ride with my fellow FRoCers (Female Riders of Canberra). She won the Helite airbag safety vest earlier this year in a Motorbike Writer competition to launch the safety product via our new online shop. “As …

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Suus unveil single-layer Road Denim jeans

Suus unveil single-layer Road Denim jeans

The new holy grail of motorcycle jeans seems to be single-layer denim with the abrasion-resistant material woven into the fabric. The latest to release single-layer denim riding jeans is Suus, a Melbourne-based website and factory that started making urban custom bikes and selling vintage and new riding gear in 2013. Single-layer advantages The advantage of …

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If you are customising or restoring a motorcycle and can’t find a part or need special custom parts machined, this online marketplace may be just what you need. custom parts

How to get custom parts made cheaply

If you are customising or restoring a motorcycle and can’t find a part or need special custom parts machined, this online marketplace may be just what you need. The service – Machining4u – is a marketplace where riders and other restorers can post their requirements for one-off custom parts and get them made cheaper than before. Although …

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