Macna Traction jacket

Macna motorcycle gear arrives

Motorcycle riding jackets, pants and gloves from European company Macna is now being imported to Australia by Link International. The company has been making riding gear since 1991 and features a range of jackets, pants, gloves, safety protectors and casual wear for all riding styles. However, Link International will only import men’s and women’s jackets, …

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Woolf wristband

Wristband alerts riders to speed cameras

This leather wristband could be the biggest money saver for motorcycle riders as it alerts the rider to upcoming known speed camera locations. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the Italian-made WOOLF wristband will launch in June 2017 and cost €139 (about $A200). Earlybirds can order now for €99 (about $A140) on woolf.bike. It may seem expensive, but if it saves your licence and …

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Ixon Zephyr jacket

Ixon Zephyr a year-round jacket

The new Ixon Zephyr HP textile men’s motorcycle jacket is claimed to be a three-in-one versatile jacket for year-round riding in all conditions. The textile shell allows air to flow through thanks to the fixed ventilation grids on the top of the back and zippered vents on the chest and forearm. It also has a …

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Bridgestone airless bicycle tyre

Airless tyres coming to motorcycles?

Airless tyres for motorcycles has come a little closer to reality with the announcement that Bridgestone is working on an airless tyre for bicycles. Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Cycle are working together to make the tyres from recyclable resin. Bridgestone is assessing the feasibility of the tyres and hopes to have a commercial version available …

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Henty CoPilot backpacks

Backpacks for motorcycle commuters

Motorcycle riders not only arrive at work happier than other commuters, but can also looking fresh and neat thanks to the Australian-designed Henty CoPilot range of backpacks. The clever two-in-one Henty CoPilot backpacks consist of an outer garment bag that protects against crushing and wringing your clothes, and a spacious grab 20 litre inner utility bag. …

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How to choose the right motorcycle helmet

Motorcycle helmets are expensive so it is important to buy the right one for your budget, your head, your riding style and your confidence. We have published many articles about helmets. Just go to the search bar on this page and type in “helmet” and you will find many articles which offer advice. We have …

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Motorcycle speakers

Tips for the best motorcycle speakers

Many riders are mixing their love of riding and music by wearing Bluetooth headsets in their helmets and now Bluetooth speakers are being added to bikes. While we love riding to our favourite tracks, we are not big fans of speakers on motorcycles. They tend to be inaudible above the wind noise at highway speeds …

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Revolutionary Vozz Helmet

Revolutionary Vozz Helmets return to stores

Revolutionary Australian-designed Vozz Helmets which have no chin strap are returning to the shelves after a long hiatus for updates and European approval. They still cost $888, but the new ECE 22.05 certified RS 1.0 helmets are claimed to be more comfortable, quieter with a more secure seal. When we tested one early last year …

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Victorinox Cybertool M tool

Most important motorcycle tool

What is the most important tool any motorcycle rider can cary with them? We’ll cheat and say a multi-tool such as a Victorinox Swiss Army knife. Apart from having a number of useful functions, the tool is small and conveniently folds up into a shape that should not cause any injury to you in a …

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Pakistan leather gear

Pakistan leather gets a second chance

We panned a leather jacket we received from Pakistan in August 2016 and warned riders against buying cheap motorcycle goods over the internet. Read our scathing report here. However, another Pakistan motorcycle leather goods company then got in touch with us and pleaded to give the country’s goods a second chance. They also said they …

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