Bass Sena Cardo

Helmet intercoms are all about the bass

First it was Sena who increased their 50 series speaker diameter to 40mm to enhance bass response and now Cardo have introduced the Packtalk Black with 45mm speakers. Packtalk Black is, of course, black, but all other features remain the same. They also offer 45mm JBL speaker replacements for existing Cardo units. It’s all about …

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Apple CarPlay Indian motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle joins move to Apple CarPlay

Indian Motorcycle will join Honda and Harley-Davidson in offering Apple CarPlay to owners of 2020 Chieftain, Roadmaster and Challenger models with navigation. Honda Goldwing was the first with Apple CarPlay in 2018 and Harley followed a year later with the software update to its Boom! Box GTS Infotainment Systems on their Touring models. Harley-Davidson was …

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Ducati Lenovo 5 laptop PC

Ducati fires up Lenovo 5 laptop PC

Chinese computer company Lenovo signed a multi-year agreement with Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati in 2018. Initially the agreement was to support the Ducati MotoGP team with computer firepower, but also to develop products and collaborate on research and development. The result of this collaboration includes special products such as this limited-edition Lenovo Ducati 5 laptop …

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Sena 50r 50 series bluetooth

Sena 50R intercom raises sound bar

The biggest problem with many Bluetooth helmet intercoms is the poor quality of sound, but the new Sena 50R and 50S raise the bar on sound quality to a new level. I’ve reviewed many intercom systems over the years and my go-to unit has been the Sena 20S for reliability and quality. But my new …

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Motorcycle Club Computer game

Top 5 Motorcycle Computer Games

(Contributed post on computer games) If you haven’t been able to go for a ride for some time because of the current lockdown, you may consider motorcycle video games as a substitute. It might not get you outdoors but they can help you to relax and have fun. In the presence of thousands of good …

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Riderbuds earphones

Warning over crowd funded bike products

We warned riders about supporting the crowd-funding campaign for RiderBuds earphones after customers had still not received products almost a year after the promised delivery date. However, two customers in Holland and Canada have now contacted us to say they have finally received their RiderBuds and are happy with their performance. We are satisfied they …

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GPS tracking

What are benefits of tracking system on your motorbike?

(Contributed article) You may have heard about vehicle tracking systems and wondered whether the investment is worth it. With bike theft on the rise and insurance costs shooting up they certainly are. Whether you’re an individual motorbike aficionado, or a business owner who needs to track a fleet of motorbikes, here are three main arguments …

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Lego Ducati Panigale V4 R

Lego adds Ducati Panigale V4 R model

Ducati has joined Harley-Davidson and BMW as the only motorcycle companies with Lego models. The Lego Ducati Panigale V4 R is the first Lego motorcycle model to include a gearbox. It sits 32cm long, 16cm high and 8cm wide and will be available for €59.99 (about $A102) from June – possibly a bit too late to keep you …

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iASUS Rekon motorcycle intercom

IASUS Rekon is a classy helmet intercom

Audio company IASUS is about to release its classy Rekon intercom that promises top audio quality, long battery life and the ability to connect up to 6000 riders on one channel. We have tested their audiophile-quality XSound auxiliary helmet speakers and they are the best we have come across with clear highs and deep bass. So …

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