Shoei RF-SR helmet products

Shoei most trusted motorcycle helmet brand

Shoei is the most trusted helmet brand by Australians, according to the 2018 Canstar Blue survey of almost 500 riders. The customer satisfaction research and ratings business found Shoei topped the ratings for the third year in a row. In 2015, the first year of Canstar Blue ratings, Nolan won and Shoei was a lowly sixth. …

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Canstar Blue jackets survey

DriRider leads Canstar Blue jacket survey

Australian motorcycle jacket company DriRider has edged out iconic American Harley-Davidson in the 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey of more than 400 riders. DriRider also won the 2016 and 2015 surveys while Harley won last year. The ratings compare motorcycle jacket brands on factors including value for money, comfort/fit, protection, durability, functionality, style and overall …

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How riders choose and buy motorcycle gloves

Baby Boomers are more likely to choose comfortable motorcycle gloves while Millennial riders buy for style, according to the 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction research. The survey of more than 400 riders also found Millennials are the most likely to buy gloves as part of a deal with other protective gear, as well as buy online. It found …

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Alpinestars score boot survey goals

Alpinestars boots has kicked the most goals in the 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey of more than 350 riders. The Canstar Blue ratings compare motorcycle boot brands on factors including protection, durability, functionality, value for money, style/design, comfort and fit and overall satisfaction. Survey goals The Italian motorcycle boots has scored a clean sweep of …

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Riders flirting with tyre dangers, survey

An alarming number of Australian riders are flirting with danger by riding on illegal, worn and incorrectly inflated tyres, according to a new survey. The 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey of more than 350 riders reveals some startling findings about rider attitudes to their motorcycle tyres. Flirting with danger Almost half of Aussie motorcycle riders …

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AGV K-1 motorcycle helmet

AGV K-1 motorcycle helmet fits more heads

The new AGV K-1 helmet is designed to fit and protect more head sizes with removable and washable helmet liner and cheekpads with recesses to accommodate glasses or sunglasses. They are available now in a range of colours from solid to multi-coloured and Valentino Rossi VR46 replicas, ranging from XS to XXL from $A279 to …

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Cardo promise hi-fi helmet sound

Hi-fi quality sound is coming to motorcycle helmets after Cardo Systems, makers of the popular Scala Bluetooth helmet intercom, announced a partnership with hi-fi speaker company JBL. The American company announced at last week’s Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne that the new speakers would be included in their Packtalk units from next year. JBL is …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose

MotoCAP sets rider clothing ratings target

Motorcycle clothing safety ratings program MotoCAP has set a target of testing 10% of available jackets, pants and gloves in its first year of operation. MotoCAP launched last month with only 10 pairs of protective jeans and 10 leather jackets tested, and no gloves listed. We have tried to contact a MotoCAP spokesperson for details …

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Bosch mySPIN adds 46+ apps to motorcycles

German electronic engineering company Bosch has now produced a mySPIN controller for motorcycle instruments that allows riders to access more than 46 phone apps. And that number is growing! The Bosch controller is like a motorcycle version of Apple’s CarPlay. MySPIN Like CarPlay, the Bosch platform makes motorcycle instruments look and feel more like a smart phone. They …

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Barkbusters AERO-GP

Barkbusters AERO-GP protect lane filterers

Australia’s Barkbusters has released the AERO-GP handguard especially for naked, streetfighter and sports bikes to protect them while lane filtering, road riding or on track days. They call it a lever protector and anyone whose bike has fallen off its side stand or had a low-speed drop and broken their levers will appreciate it. They will also protect your …

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