Vie Fit Bluetooth earplugs

Vie Fit Bluetooth earplugs suit riders

There are a lot of Bluetooth earplugs hitting the market, but they are heavy and bulky and uncomfortable under a motorcycle helmet. These Japanese Vie Fit earplugs look like being a lot more suitable. The company launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign that surpassed its target seven-fold, so they are set to go into production costing …

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Alpine MotoSafe earplugs make riders safer planning wax

How wax can block riders’ ears

All riders should be using earplugs to protect their hearing, but frequent use can cause a build-up of wax that can block your ears. One in six people is affected by hearing loss from exposure to prolonged loud noises and it is higher among motorcycle riders thanks to wind noise up to 100dB at highway …

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Indian watches

Indian and Ducati issue watches

Motorcycle manufacturers have long had associations with various watch makers and now Indian Motorcycle and Ducati have released exclusive watches. The Indian Motorcycle Burt Munro Commemorative Watch is a collaboration with Swiss company Baume & Mercier. Don’t get too excited as the chronograph (fancy name for a watch) will set you back a healthy $US3750 …

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Watch for the GS rider with everything

Watch for the GS rider with everything

Fans of the BMW GS range seem to have every gadget know to motorcycling and now they can augment that with this rugged GS Adventure tribute watch. It is available online at the BeemerGS shop in any colour you want (so long as it’s black) for €199 (about $A300 and $US235). They don’t call it …

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America's newest motorcycle company, Vanguard, has teamed up with fellow American Bluetooth company FUSAR and Isle of Man helmet company Veldt to offer an exclusive helmet. sound

5 ways to improve Bluetooth sound

Many riders now have Bluetooth intercom units in their helmets to talk to other riders, take and make phone calls and listen to music, but the sound quality isn’t great. Others think it is ridiculous and unsafe to have music or conversations while riding. They ride to enjoy the “solitude”. If you do like some …

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LeanGP motorcycle simulator

First home motorcycle simulator coming

Motorcycle simulators are becoming more real and cheaper with one Spanish company now promising to deliver an affordable simulator for your home so you can still race on a rainy day! Motorcycle simulators began with amusement arcade rides and a video screen in front that reacted to the way you leaned, braked and accelerated on …

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Venture Body Camera

Police-style Venture Body Camera

Riders concerned about the legality and safety of mounting a camera to their helmet may soon be able to wear one on their body as the police do with the Venture Body Camera. The lightweight 63g camera promises a lot of opportunities for motorcyclists to film their ride for pleasure or to collect evidence. The …

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US Army electric fabric

US Army clothing could warm riders

The US Army is funding research into materials with electronic nanowires to heat the fabric that could eventually lead to warmer rider gear. The Stanford University research was presented recently at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. It follows BMW research using fish scales and event …

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Tourstart planning app

Motorcycle tour planning app offer

Danish company Tourstart is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 20% discount on their new motorcycle ride planning and navigation app with free worldwide maps. While there have been many such apps around, the company claims theirs is “unique” because of “the high level of integration between web and app. Once a tour is composed, it …

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Alpine MotoSafe earplugs make riders safer sound

Alpine MotoSafe earplugs make riders safer

Alpine Hearing Protection has improved their universal-fit MotoSafe earplugs to not only protect riders’ hearing, but also make them more relaxed and safer. If you have ringing in your ears after a log ride, you are damaging your hearing. It’s even worse if you have Bluetooth helmet speakers belting music into your ears above the …

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