Biltwell Lane Splitter Rusty Butcher retro motorcycle helmet

Would you pay $40 to scan your helmet?

Riders may soon have peace of mind their helmet is safe to use after a drop or crash, thanks to a new invention that uses a laser to scan your helmet. The Helmet Doctors who developed the device now want to know if riders would pay $40 for the safety scanning service? You can take part …

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Forcite smart helmet funding

Funding boost for Aussie Forcite smart helmet

Australian motorcycle helmet startup Forcite has received a welcome funding boost that will ensure its ultralight and ultra-hi-tech smart helmet hits the market in the next few months. The Forcite helmet integrates a camera system, navigation, intercom and active noise-cancelling. It also features an electronically tinted visor that changes tint within a few milliseconds. Uniseed …

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Motocap Motorcycle clothing rating system launched target canstar choose textile pants

MotoCAP rates textile pants low on safety

The world’s first motorcycle clothing safety ratings program, MotoCAP, has given only half a star to two stars to eight more pairs of textile pants. MotoCAP launched in September 2018 with ratings for 10 leather jackets and 10 pairs of rider jeans. In November they added ratings for 10 textile jackets which rated lower than the leather jackets on …

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Airbag suit

Airbag suit to ‘save millions’ of riders

A patent is pending for a motorcycle seat that ejects a rider in a crash and then cocoons them in a full-length airbag suit to protect them from injury. Brooklyn start-up Airbag for Bike has posted a digital animation of the patent-pending device, claiming it could save “millions from serious accidents and death”. They also …

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Barry Sheene

AGV X3000 helmet honours Barry Sheene

AGV has released a Barry Sheene limited-edition tribute helmet in their new X3000 collection. The Sheene helmet will cost $899 when it arrives in March 2019, but you can pre-order now to ensure you don’t miss out on the limited-edition model. It is part of the extensive X3000 range led by a $999 limited-edition tribute to the legendary 15-time world …

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The brake light that may save your life tracker

The smart brake light that could save your life

This Smart Brake Module could just save your life. It illuminates even when you slow down with the throttle only and acts as a warning to tailgating drivers. Smart Brake Module winners We ran a competition for readers and subscribers to win one of these $125 Smart Brake Modules The winners, drawn at random, are Sheree Kelly, Carol …

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Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross AX41S scrambler tyres

Bridgestone Adventurecross AX41S for scramblers

The rapid rise in factory scrambler models and custom scramblers has led to a whole new category of tyre and Bridgestone has joined in with their new Battlax Adventurecross AX41S model. Based on their Battlax Adventurecross AX41 adventure tyre, the “S” in AX41S stands for “scrambler”. It sports a different block and tread from the AX41 …

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Battlax Adventurecross AX41

Bridgestone Battlax tyres get dirtier

Bridgestone’s new Battlax Adventurecross AX41 tyres have arrived in Australia to get adventure riders dirtier, taking them further off the beaten track. The problem with making an adventure tyre more aggressive is that it usually compromises on-road stability and shortens the life of the tyre. The biggest destroyers of adventure tyres are the braking and …

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Helmet still crash tested in Australia

Helmets still crash tested in Australia

Motorcycle helmets are still being crash tested in Australia despite European-standard helmets being available here for several years because they provide riders with “more information”. The NSW Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH) crash-tests 30 helmets a year and releases the details every November. Centre for Road Safety active executive director Craig Moran says …

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