Motochic compression socks

Compression socks ease aches

Riders who suffer from swollen and aching legs after sitting for a long time own their motorcycle should consider getting compression socks. Compression socks are often used in hospitals for bed-bound patients and they are also handy for long-distance air travel t prevent deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). However, they can also be useful for long-distance riders …

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Hedon Heroine full-face helmet

Full-face Hedon Heroine helmet arrives

The Hedon Heroine helmet, the British helmet company’s first full-face model, is finally available in Australia. Hedon helmets are distributed in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia by Perth company, The Design Collective. Spokesman Chris Burke says Deus ex Machina in Sydney have a collection of Heroine helmets along with www.motofemmes.com and www.motorcyclestuff.com.au. He says there will be additional stores following …

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EZ-GO helmet strap

EZ-GO Strap carries your motorcycle helmet

If you find it inconvenient carrying your helmet around, you may be interested in this EZ-GO motorcycle helmet strap. The Chinese-made EZ-GO Strap sells for just $A22 (plus $A10 shipping) and you can buy it here online. EZ-GO strap in use We were sent a strap to use and were surprised at how often we …

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Jacket becomes motorcycle cover

This Astric Sports motorcycle jacket that converts to a bike cover is one of many weird and wonderful motorcycle accessories we’ve seen over the years. The people at Astric Sports, Hong Kong, tell us they are working on a final prototype, so they don’t have full details yet. However, they did supply the photo at …

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R-PUR anti-pollution and anti-pollen motorcyclist face mask

Face mask protects against pollution

If you are worried about air pollution when riding or are allergic to airborne pollens, the French R-PUR face mask may be the solution. Their crowd-funding project is more than 345% oversubscribed so we expect it will go into production. It costs €119 ($A180, $US139) each, including one replacement filter. Clean air However, if you …

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New Dunlop Sportmax tyres are hot!

Monza Imports sent us a set of new Dunlop Sportmax Alpha-14 tyres for our Ducati GT1000 project bike and they are hot, hot, hot! The Sportmax Alpha-13 tyres have been well loved by track riders for their high grip levels. The new Sportmax Alpha-14 tyres look very similar with minimal tread patterns. The tech sheet …

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Watch for the GS rider with everything

Watch for the GS rider with everything

Fans of the BMW GS range seem to have every gadget know to motorcycling and now they can augment that with this rugged GS Adventure tribute watch. It is available online at the BeemerGS shop in any colour you want (so long as it’s black) for €199 (about $A300 and $US235). They don’t call it …

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America's newest motorcycle company, Vanguard, has teamed up with fellow American Bluetooth company FUSAR and Isle of Man helmet company Veldt to offer an exclusive helmet. sound

5 ways to improve Bluetooth sound

Many riders now have Bluetooth intercom units in their helmets to talk to other riders, take and make phone calls and listen to music, but the sound quality isn’t great. Others think it is ridiculous and unsafe to have music or conversations while riding. They ride to enjoy the “solitude”. If you do like some …

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