Helmet clasp

Death leads to helmet clasp warning

The death of a young Irish rider whose helmet came off in a crash has led to a court warning about buying cheap helmets with clasp chin straps online. Stephen Hyland, 24, of Dublin, died of head injuries in October 2016 when he clipped another motorcycle and lost control of his Yamaha. Dublin Coroner’s Court …

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Airconditioner or full-face helmet

Airconditioner for full-face helmet

There have been many airconditioner units for motorcycles and riders over the years that are big and expensive, but now an Indian company says it can provide cool and cheap air for your head. AptEner Mechatronics claims it will soon release an add-on airconditioner unit which simply straps to the front of a full-face helmet. …

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Husqvarna Pilen helmet matches bikes

Husqvarna has realised a Darth Vader-style Pilen helmet to match their new Vitpilen 701 naked bike unveiled last month at the EICMA show in Milan. Pilen means arrow in Swedish and the helmet certainly has the clean lines of an arrow. The helmet features a quick-change, double-panel, scratch-resistant visor and a ventilation scoop on the top …

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Valentino Rossi AGV tribute helmet

AGV Valentino Rossi tribute helmet 

Italian helmet manufacturer AGV is celebrating 20 years of Valentino Rossi world-class race wins with a special tribute helmet. Rossi has only worn AGV helmets throughout his racing career. All have been designed by Aldo Drudi, who became friends with Vale’s father, Graziano, when he was racing from 1977 to ‘82. Aldo has been a …

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Halley helmet hanger

Helmet hanger safeguards important lining

This motorcycle helmet hanger is claimed to safeguard your helmet while safely putting it on display so every visitor will see your love of motorcycle. New Spanish motorcycle accessories company Halley Accessories has successfully achieved its Kickstarter crowd funding goal and will go into production. This follows the unsuccessful attempt in 2014 of Brisbane custom …

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Fogging helmet visor wet rain

How to stop helmet visor fogging

Motorcycle helmet visor fogging is a major safety issue that doesn’t just occur in cold conditions, but also during rain in summer as well as winter. Many modern helmets have features that prevent fogging. They include air vents, visors that prop open a couple of centimetres, nose/breath guards and anti-fog visors or inserts. However, if …

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Biltwell Lane Splitter helmet review

American motorcycle helmet manufacturer Biltwell has released its retro Lane Splitter helmet in Australia with other models coming in the next couple of years. It’s one of many previously unavailable helmets now on our market after the changes in certification allowed European ECE22.05 helmets to be worn in Australia. Biltwell has been making helmets in …

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Davida Koura helmet

Davida Koura their first full-face helmet

UK helmet manufacturer Davida has launched their first first full-face helmet, the Koura, at the EICMA motorcycle show last week. Davida is better known for their open-face helmets, but now they have followed in the footsteps of brands such as Bell, Biltwell and Veldt in producing a retro-styled full-face helmet. Their open-face helmets have a …

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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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