Aldi helmets Ray Schriever

Aldi silver helmets ‘grow old disgracefully’

Aldi claims the gear they offer in their annual motorcycle gear sale is safe, but one Sydney reader says at least silver Aldi helmets don’t age well. Ray Schriever bought a stack of helmets from Aldi in 2015 and all the silver paint has now crazed and become sticky, despite limited use. Ray says he bought a …

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AGV Valentino Rossi Race Replica K3 helmet

Are race replica helmets still a thing?

With the absence of racing due to the pandemic lockdown and the waning of sportsbike popularity we wonder how many riders are still keen on race replica helmets. They used to be very popular, but we haven’t seen as many in recent years. Some riders wear them to announce their allegiance to a particular rider …

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BMW Motorrad motorcycle helmet life warranty

BMW Motorrad offers five-year helmet warranty

BMW Motorrad has extended its helmet warranty from two years to five years which is basically the suggested life of a helmet anyway. Most helmet manufacturers suggest you swap a helmet over at fives years mainly because of the degrading of the interior lining. Several other helmet manufacturers such as Shark, Shoei and Schuberth offer …

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Motorcycle riding gear failures gloves

Motorcycle riding gear failures

Your motorcycle jackets, pants, gloves and boots that are supposed to protect you in a crash, can sometimes experience failures of the most basic test of simple wear and tear. However, it is important to differentiate a product failure from a rider error. Product failures We recently bought a pair of motorcycle gloves (pictured above) …

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Helmet scratch repair

Helmet Scratch Repair – 5 Top Tips

If you have been riding for any time then chances are you have managed to scratch your motorcycle helmet – more than once! How to repair or improve scratches on your motorcycle helmet? In this article we look through five top tips to help identify, repair or reduce the prominence of scratches on your helmet, …

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John Eacott with his new Schuberth C4 Pro helmet

Schuberth C4 Pro helmet review

German company Schuberth helmets have been producing helmets for motorsport and riders for more than 90 years with the top-of-the-range C4 Pro now available. Their quality helmets have only recently come to Australia through MB Motorcycles since our helmet laws were opened up to European standards. We asked Australian Motorcycle Council executive John Eacott to …

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Choosing The Right Bike Helmet For A Safe Ride

(Contributed post) When it comes to riding a motorbike, having the right safety gear is of utmost importance. Riding is far more enjoyable when you have the confidence you are safe. A helmet is the most important part of your bike safety gear as it protects your head and face. In the event of an …

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AGV K6 helmet

AGV K6 helmet offers more protection

The new AGV K6 carbon helmet has more shell area and less visor mechanism for maximised protection, though the visor still offers peripheral vision of 190°. It arrives in March from $699 for mono colours and $799 for multi colours. The lightweight 1220g road helmet is based on technologies derived from the Pista GP R …

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Atlas 2.0 helmet

Atlas 2.0 motorcycle helmet review

British helmet company Ruroc is about to launch its updated Atlas 2.0 carbon-fibre helmet with several improvements and a clever magnetic quick-release chin strap clasp. The official launch is on 27 February  2020, but we’ve had one for a couple of weeks now and been testing it in the real world. The carbon-fibre Atlas 2.0 …

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EyeRide HUD has unlimited group chat

French company EyeLights already makes head-up display units for cars and is now planning to move into motorcycles with a revolutionary EyeRide connection system for large group intercom. Instead of using Bluetooth to connect, it uses a data connection to a Discord app server. While EyeRide promises virtually unlimited group chats with others on the …

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