Should you jump start a dead bike? Helstons Wall mesh summer jacket

Helstons for luxurious riding gear

When it comes time to spoil yourself with a bit of luxury and high-quality comfortable motorcycle riding gear, we recommend sampling French manufacturer Helstons. Some time ago I went searching for a pair of winter leather gloves that kept the cold out and didn’t leave me feeling like I was wearing boxing gloves. Helstons were …

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Friedlander TurnPoint Smart Glove system

Motorcycle glove GPS a silly invention?

We’ve seen some silly motorcycle inventions in our time, but the glove GPS could be one of the silliest and possibly also dangerous. The Friedlander TurnPoint Smart Glove system is a standard right glove and a left glove with a pocket on the back to fit a round dial that illuminates to point navigation directions. It …

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Kiwi company Roadog launches winter layer

Kiwi company launches winter layer

With winter just around the corner, Kiwi company Roadog has launched a new line of thermal layers specifically designed for motorcycle riders. I came across it when I was in New Zealand riding around the bottom of the South Island in single-digit temperatures. One of the Kiwi journos was wearing one and he swore by …

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Zona Camera to replace motorcycle mirrors?

Camera to replace motorcycle mirrors?

A new helmet rearview camera system is safer than conventional mirrors, according to four-time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty. In this video, the world champ says the British Zona camera system means he can concentrate on the road ahead while still keeping an eye on the rear vision via a screen in his periphery vision. …

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What jeans have most protection

Which motorcycle jeans have most protection?

A war of words has broken out between Australia motorcycle clothing companies Draggin Jeans and Saint over which motorcycle jeans offer the best protection. A Draggin Jeans spokesman contacted us a coupe of weeks ago saying they would issue a press release debunking protection claims by Saint. The promised release was delayed several times, but …

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Riding with stylish Falco Ranger boots

Riding with stylish Falco Ranger boots

If you want to ride in the urban environment with some style and so you don’t have to change your boots when you get to work or a social function, these Falco Ranger boots should suit. They are not only stylish, but are also claimed to have CE European safety standard EN13634,2010 for protective motorcycle footwear. …

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Victorinix Swisstool Spirit X

Win a Victorinox SwissTool in our shop

Visit the new Motorbike Writer shop and share the Facebook post (link below) on your social media and you go in the draw for a Victorinox SwissTool Spirit X valued at $239. The Swisstool Spirit X in stainless steel has 26 functions so it’s like an entire tool kit in a compact size for all riders …

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Researchers Katrina Cornish and Cindy Barrera Motorcyclists riding on egg shells?

Motorcyclists riding on egg shells?

Will riders of the future be riding on tyres made from egg shells and tomatoes? In Australia alone, 48 million used tyres are disposed of each year with two out of every three going to landfill, illegally dumped, sent overseas or simply stockpiled. Only 16% is recycled. It’s a huge environmental issue. Now Ohio State …

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helmet temperature heat cold

How does temperature affect a helmet?

Extremes of temperature can affect your helmet so it’s important to store it somewhere that is temperate and dry. A rider recently posted the above photo of his adventure helmet which he had stored in his shed during summer. It’s obviously a polycarbonate shell which has melted in the extreme temperatures. While this is an extreme case, …

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