Shoei IT-HT Shoei joins smart helmet revolution

Shoei joins smart helmet revolution

Shoei is the first major motorcycle helmet manufacturer to join the growing smart helmet revolution with the announcement of their IT-HT helmet. The IT-HT helmet will include Bluetooth intercom and head-up display (HUD) which includes a translucent screen that shows vital information to the rider without them having to take their eyes off the road. …

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Shoei GT-Air II touring helmet

Shoei updates GT-Air touring helmet

Shoei has updated its GT-Air touring helmet with a longer internal sun visor, better venting and more aerodynamics to make it quieter. The GT-Air II will be available in April. Australian pricing is not yet available, but in the USA it will cost $US599 (about $A840) for single colours and $US699 (about $A980) for graphics. Perhaps to …

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Forcite smart helmet revolution

Helmets getting smarter by the year

Motorcycle helmets are getting smarter all the time with head-up display, crash alerts, air-conditioning and active noice-cancelling, while some riders (or pillions) are not so smart (watch this video!) something wrong Helmet tech has been around for a long time like this turbo visor that cleans the visor in the rain. But in recent years …

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AGV X3000 retro helmet review

AGV X3000 retro helmet review

Everything old is new again in the world of helmets and the latest to join the retro helmet rage is the very stylish AGV X3000 race replica. The X3000 range is led by a $999 limited-edition tribute to the legendary 15-time world motorcycle champion, Giacomo Agostini. There are 10 colour choices ranging in price from $599 in solid colours to …

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Giacomo Agostini Ago AGV tribute helmet

AGV adds retro X3000 and X70 helmets

Retro-designed AGV X3000 full-face and X70 open-face helmets are now available in Australia with two race legend tribute helmets. The X3000 range is led by a $999 limited-edition tribute to the legendary 15-time world motorcycle champion, Giacomo Agostini (pictured above). Top of the open-face X70 range is the $499 Pasolini which is a tribute to GP legend …

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Forcite smart helmet

Forcite Helmets seek test pilots

Australian motorcycle helmet startup Forcite is looking for riders to act as test pilots for their ultralight but ultra-hi-tech smart helmet. The smart helmet revolution is coming with several hi-tech helmets or add-on units hitting the market in the next few years, changing riding forever.  Not to be outdone by Silicon Valley and Asian tech …

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Jarvish X-AR augmented reality HUD smart helmet revolution

Jarvish offers smart helmet discounts

Taiwanese company Jarvish has launched a crowd-funding campaign and discounts to produce their X and X-AR smart helmets that include a host of technology as well as voice-only access to Siri, Amazon Alexa and OK Google control. Other features are a carbonfibre shell, front and rear 1080p 360-degree cameras, Bluetooth audio, active noise cancelling to reduce …

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Momodesign helmet fan keeps a cool head

Italian motorcycle helmet manufacturer Momodesign has added a fan that activates at low speed to keep the airflow going to your head in the hot summer months. The Aero helmet features a Tornado Ventilation System that switches off at high speeds and only activates at low speeds thanks to a built-in GPS. It’s not the first …

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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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Biltwell Gringo helmet

Biltwell Gringo helmet coming soon

American motorcycle helmet manufacturer Biltwell last year released its Lane Splitter urban/enduro helmet in Australia and will soon add the retro Gringo. It’s one of many previously unavailable helmets coming to our market after the changes in certification allowed European ECE22.05 helmets to be worn in Australia. While Biltwell helmets have American DOT certification, only …

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