SlimBuds bike earphones add comfort

SlimBuds bike earphones add comfort

New SlimBuds motorcycle earphones are claimed to be the most comfortable and secure with an app that dampens wind noise, but highlights important sounds for safety. Mechanical engineer Alperen Topay came up with the idea of slim-fitting earphones while on his daily motorcycle commute to work as an R&D engineer at one of Europe’s largest TV and …

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iASUS XSound 2.1 helmet speakers sound

Add-on speakers improve helmet sound

A quick and cheap way to improve the quality of your helmet’s Bluetooth sound system is to buy some aftermarket plug-in speakers like the XSound 2.1 from iASUS. The problem with many helmet Bluetooth intercom units – even top-quality models – is that they seem to skimp on the sound quality of their speakers. They …

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BMW Motorrad creating digital riders information apps

Top apps for modern motorcycle fans

A good way of helping you get the most out of your motorbike trips is to download some useful apps that can help and entertain you in plenty of different ways. Here is a look at some must-have apps for motorcycle fans, including one with an important crash safety feature, plus traffic-busting data and ways …

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KTM invests in Nuviz-770 HUD technology

KTM invests in HUD helmet technology

KTM appears to be joining BMW in pushing head-up display (HUD) helmet technology that integrates with their bikes and other motorists. The company’s parent, Pierer Industry AG, has invested in American HUD company Nuviz, the first to offer an aftermarket HUD accessory. The funds will help the company release their device, the Nuviz-770, which includes …

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Woolf wristband

Wristband alerts riders to speed cameras

This leather wristband could be the biggest money saver for motorcycle riders as it alerts the rider to upcoming known speed camera locations. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the Italian-made WOOLF wristband will launch in the northern spring (southern autumn) and cost €139 (about $A200). It may seem expensive, but if it saves your licence and speeding …

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BMW Motorrad Navigator VI GPS

BMW adds new Navigator VI GPS

If you wondered why BMW Motorrad Australia was giving away free Navigator V GPS units with some new 2016 models, it’s because the Navigator VI is coming. While the navigation system is the same as the V, the new VI has several new features. One of the most important is that the new 5-inch screen …

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How to choose a cheap action camera

How to choose a cheap action camera

The popularity of the action camera to record your ride has grown massively in recent years and led to a flood of cheap Chinese cameras on the market. There are now many challengers to GoPro in the quality end of the market, but there are also some reasonable cheap cameras available. Be aware that their use …

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Sena updates 20S with 30K unit

The next-generation Sena 30K Bluetooth system will have improved networking so the connection isn’t lost when a rider leaves a group. The 30K will arrive in mid-2017, according to Earmold Australia, and is based on the popular 20S unit. It also uses the same mount so you can swap them over. Sena calls the new …

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ICE USB emergency USB

USB key gives vital rider medical details

A rider died without his family by his side six hours after arriving in hospital because the medical authorities had no idea who to contact. This was the scenario that inspired 40-year riding veteran Tony Walton of Perth to address the situation and save some lives. His invention is the ICEmergency USB which you can …

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Continental ehorizon information system on motorcycles

Shared information to make bikes safer

Continental is extending its car-based vehicle-to-vehicle information system called eHorizon to motorcycles. The German company claims the system will aid rider safety as well as helping riders discover new routes. Continental’s Intelligent Transportation Systems boss Ralf Lenninger says their motorcycle system, “swarm intelligence”, interconnects riders on a shared platform so they can share information about …

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