Daal Nolan noise cancelling helmet

Nolan deal to include active noise cancelling

Nolan helmets may soon have active noise-cancelling systems after signing a deal with Norwegian tech startup DAAL. DAAL issued a media release saying their innovation would “give motorcyclists the chance to ride their bikes at highway speeds without the discomfort of tiring and potentially damaging wind noise”. They say wind noise in a helmet can exceed 110dB that …

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Where to hang your motorcycle helmet

When you park your motorcycle at your local cafe or service station and don’t want to carry your helmet, you are faced with a wide choice of locations to hang your helmet on your bike. But which is the safest? The answer may depend on your motorcycle. There is only one place you should NOT …

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Argon transforms helmet into Iron Man

Argon Transform hi-tech helmet accessory transforms a standard helmet into an Iron Man helmet with head-up display, bluetooth, GPS and more. Singapore start-up Whyre claim their Argon Transform is the world’s first dual-camera Augmented Reality attachment for a motorcycle helmet. The $US795 ($A1140) unit doesn’t look too different to us from several others which are available or coming to …

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Shark Helmets Heritage model

Shark gobbles up Nolan helmets

Italian helmet maker the Nolan Group has been bought by French motorcycle company 2Ride Holding, makers of Shark helmets, Bering and Segura motorcycle clothing and Bagster bike luggage. Nolan Group make Nolan, X-lite and Grex helmets and N-Com Bluetooth intercoms.  An official statement about the merger does not give any assurances on whether production will …

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versatile new AGV AX9 helmet

AGV AX9 is a versatile helmet

The versatile new AGV AX9 helmet can be worn as an adventure helmet, MX lid with goggles or even a touring helmet with its quickly removable peak and visor. Once removed, there is no unsightly attachment hardware to affect the shell’s aerodynamics or aesthetics. The motorcycle helmets are available in black or white for $699, …

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Test Forcite smart helmet

Your chance to test Forcite smart helmet

Here’s your chance to be a test pilot for the Forcite smart helmet that integrates a camera system, navigation and intercom in the shell and was developed right here in Australia. The ultralight and ultra-hi-tech smart helmet will hit the market in December, but you can test it in July and August. CEO and co-founder Alfred Boyadgis says …

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Sena Savage

Sena adds Savage open-face helmet

Bluetooth giant Sena has moved into motorcycle helmets with integrated intercom systems over the past couple of years, adding full-face helmets, a half-helmet and now the open-face Savage. Last year I reviewed the Sena Momentum full-face helmet and I was so impressed it has now become my go-to helmet. Read my review here. But I remain …

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Forcite smart helmet delivered in December

Forcite smart helmet delivered in December

Australian motorcycle helmet startup Forcite has promised its ultralight and ultra-hi-tech smart helmet will hit the market in December. The Forcite helmet integrates a camera system, navigation and intercom in the shell. CEO and co-founder Alfred Boyadgis says their early supporters or “test pilots” will soon be able to buy a limited-edition founder carbon composite …

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Helmet Light rear-ender crash safety visibility

Motorcycle helmet light for rider visibility

New York designer and rider Joe Doucet has designed a helmet wth an LED light that switches to red when decelerating to improve rider visibility and avoid rear-end crashes. Joe has benevolently decided not to apply for a patent nor manufacture the helmet but make the technology available to others in the interests of rider …

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Fluid Pods helmetFluid Pods helmet

Fluid-filled helmet protects your brain

Fluid-filled capsules inside a motorcycle helmet could prevent damage to your brain in a crash by acting like the liquid that surrounds your brain. Fluid Inside has developed their Fluid Pods after 25 years of research into how the liquid around our brain helps protect it from impact. Their first helmet is the Fox V3 …

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