Kirsh motorcycle helmet

Kirsh helmet claimed world’s safest

An American inventor has developed a motorcycle helmet using silicone to reduce impact and has claimed his Kirsh helmet is the safest in the world. Jason Kirshon, who rides a Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker, says most helmets are too big, too heavy, or don’t offer enough protection. So he set about constructing his own helmet in …

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Helmet safety motorcycle crash accident

Does helmet safety match cost?

Does helmet safety match how much money you spend on the helmet? It’s an often-asked question that we try to verify with statistics. The Bell helmets ad campaign of 50 years ago “If you’ve got a $10 head, wear a $10 helmet!” may have been true then, but is it now? We could not find …

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Benzina motorcycle secure number plate holder

Secure your plate against thieves

Number plate theft is rife around the world with tens of thousands stolen every year in Australia alone. Now you can secure your plate with this stylish Benzina Anti-Theft Plate Holder. This Brisbane invention by new motorcycle gear company Benzina features a stylish base in black. You can also paint it to match your bike …

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Draggin Rebel jeans

Draggin Rebel jeans pass heat test

The new Draggin Rebel jeans have now become my favourite riding pants for the oppressive Queensland summer heat. The Rebel jeans ($299) feature a new version of their RooMoto lining which has almost double the abrasion resistance at 7.46 seconds. That’s comforting to know! But we’ve worn riding jeans before with a mixture of protective …

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Skully HUD head-up display helmet inventions

Weird motorcycle inventions of 2016

Crowd funding is not only allowing innovative motorcycle inventions to come to market, but also allowing inventors to test the market. Unfortunately, crowd funding hit a major setback in 2016 when Skully head-up display helmets(pictured above) went belly-up. It was the fastest and most over-subscribed Kickstarter campaign yet, but it seems the founders squandered the …

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How to choose a cheap action camera

How to choose a cheap action camera

The popularity of the action camera to record your ride has grown massively in recent years and led to a flood of cheap Chinese cameras on the market. There are now many challengers to GoPro in the quality end of the market, but there are also some reasonable cheap cameras available. Be aware that their use …

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Ventz motorcycle jacket vents - pain

Jacket Ventz make hot riders cool

These weird gizmos are called Ventz and they are designed to hold open your motorcycle jacket cuff to allow fresh air up your sleeve. BUY VENTZ NOW AT OUR ONLINE SHOP   I tried them in very hot and humid conditions and was surprised to find they work straight away. I thought they wouldn’t be …

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draggin Rebel jeans have almost double the abrasion resistance

Draggin ‘doubles’ abrasion resistance

Draggin Jeans continues to improve its products with the latest Rebel and Revz jeans now featuring a 20% lighter lining and almost twice the abrasion resistance. According to Draggin’s testing, they will now withstand more than 7.46 seconds of road abrasion, that is, sliding down the road. The lighter lining is also more breathable, cooler and …

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Benzina motorcycle gear

Benzina launches Italian motorcycle style

Benzina is a fledgling motorcycle accessories brand that has launched exclusively on the new MotorbikeWriter shop site. The Brisbane-based brand will feature an array of innovative and stylish products from non-scratch keyrings to numberplate holders that guard against theft. Benzina means “fuel” in Italian. The brand is the brainchild of an Italian immigrant who has worked …

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Sena updates 20S with 30K unit

The next-generation Sena 30K Bluetooth system will have improved networking so the connection isn’t lost when a rider leaves a group. The 30K will arrive in mid-2017, according to Earmold Australia, and is based on the popular 20S unit. It also uses the same mount so you can swap them over. Sena calls the new …

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