Speedo Minder Pro app by Steve Grealy

Speedo Minder app might save your licence

Unlike many speed-alert apps and GPS devices, the new Australian Speedo Minder Pro app alerts riders when they are over the posted speed limit and until they slow down. It also has a lot more adjustment to suit your needs. App developer Steve Grealy, 60, of Adelaide says it took “nearly four years, quite a few …

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Riderbuds earphones

RiderBuds smallest earphones for riders

RiderBuds earphones claim to be the smallest, softest, toughest, quietest and most secure earphones for riders that won’t come out when you put your helmet on or take it off. Founder Maurice Dziubinski says he has spent hundreds of hours testing the earphones, talked with more than 1000 riders around the world and had a …

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DAAL Active noise-cancelling system for helmets

Active noise-cancelling system for helmets

An active noise-cancelling system for motorcycle helmets has been launched by Norwegian tech startup DAAL at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Noise is a big issue in helmets with damaging levels of up to 110dB at highway speed that can cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears) over time. Click here for more information. Many …

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Cardo promise hi-fi helmet sound

Hi-fi quality sound is coming to motorcycle helmets after Cardo Systems, makers of the popular Scala Bluetooth helmet intercom, announced a partnership with hi-fi speaker company JBL. The American company announced at last week’s Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne that the new speakers would be included in their Packtalk units from next year. JBL is …

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Bosch mySPIN controller Sygic car app mobile phone

Bosch mySPIN adds 46+ apps to motorcycles

German electronic engineering company Bosch has now produced a mySPIN controller for motorcycle instruments that allows riders to access more than 46 phone apps. And that number is growing! The Bosch controller is like a motorcycle version of Apple’s CarPlay. MySPIN Like CarPlay, the Bosch platform makes motorcycle instruments look and feel more like a smart phone. They …

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Barz Optics photochromic, polarised, bifocal sunglasses prizes

Barz Optics bifocal sunglasses for riders

Have you ever had to stop riding and swap your sunglasses for bifocal or prescription glasses to read a map or your instruments? Soon you may not have to stop and swap! A small family company based on the Gold Coast claims to have developed the world’s first photochromic bifocal sunglasses for motorcycle riders so …

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Eyeco head-up display alert smart

EyeCo flashes alerts in helmet or goggles

The makers of the basic EyeCo head-up display unit that flashes coloured alert lights in a rider’s peripheral vision claim it is a “Fitbit for your eyesight”. EyeCo refer to it as a “personal co-pilot” that helps racers train and supplies basic navigation aids. It looks more like a distraction to us, but it could …

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MiClimate motorcycle air conditioning conditioner

MiClimate rider air-conditioning this summer

Arizona company MiClimate says their lightweight wearable air-conditioning unit for riders is expected to be available in the middle of this southern summer. MiClimate was unveiled in April 2016 and has been a long time in the development stage. Now MiCli 1 is expected to ship in December at $US399 (about $A540) plus shipping. For …

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SlimBuds motorcycle earphones in production

SlimBuds motorcycle earphones go into production

Production of SlimBuds Bluetooth motorcycle earphones has begun a year after the company launched its successful crowd-funding program and they will be ready for shipping in August. CEO Alperen Topay recently sent me a set of pre-production earphones and the associated app to test ahead of production models which will cost $US140 (about $A189) in grey or black …

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Google Maps motorbike mode expands

Google Maps has expanded its two-wheeler mode for motorcycles and scooters into Asia after launching in India in December 2017. Motorbike mode differs from other modes by providing alternate routes and faster estimated arrival times. Google Maps currently provides travel routes, navigation and travel time estimates for public transport, bicycles, cars and walking, depending on …

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