CrossHelmet smart helmet HUD bluetooth

Feature-packed smart CrossHelmet coming

One of the most feature-packed, expensive, heaviest and biggest smart helmets yet, the CrossHelmet X1, has achieved its crowd-funding goal and is set for production in 2018. Read about the coming smart helmet revolution The Japanese CrossHelmet X1 looks enormous, but that’s because it packs a lot of technology into the shell. Features include head-up …

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Does music make you a safer rider? bluetooth asleep

Does music make you a safer rider?

Bluetooth helmet systems now allow riders on any type of motorcycle to listen to music while they ride, but are they safer or more distracted? Some riders say it helps them concentrate and quells the boredom of long spells in the saddle. Others say it causes a distraction. And then there are motorbike traditionalists who …

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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.

Exclusive Vanguard Veldt helmet offer

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. The Vanguard limited-edition helmets are being offered to celebrate the coming range of bikes due in 2018. There are two helmet models, Carbon and Aluminium. They are both made of carbon …

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SlimBuds earphones

SlimBuds bike earphones add comfort

New SlimBuds Bluetooth 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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Police cops speed speeding charity ride helmet cameras

How can police wear helmet cameras?

If police are fining riders for wearing helmet cameras, how can police wear them without breaking the road rules? The question has been asked by Australian Motorcycle Council representative Guy Stanford who says SOME police are misinterpreting the helmet standards and applying them to riders to harass them. “They don’t know what they are doing …

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Confusion grows on on helmet attachments

Confusion grows over helmet attachments

A South Australian rider has been warned about wearing a motorcycle helmet camera as confusion reigns over the laws on helmet cameras and bluetooth units. Adelaide rider Erica Aria went to the Sturt Police Station to submit video of drivers cutting him off in traffic but was surprised when he was instead given an official …

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Sena Cavalry motorcycle half helmet with bluetooth unit

Sena releases Cavalry half motorcycle helmet

Bluetooth experts have produced a Cavalry half helmet with built-in communicator mainly for the American cruiser market. There is no word on its availability yet in Australia through Sena distributors Earmold. Earmold owner Aaron Dalle-Molle says the Cavalry is available for sale in the US at $349. “So I’d be betting on late October before …

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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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Sena Freewire frees wires for tourers

Sena Freewire frees wires for tourers

Bluetooth company Sena has introduced the Freewire which gets rid of any wires for CB, music or phone on the big Harley-Davidson tourers and Honda Goldwing with infotainment systems. The Harley and Goldwing Freewire units are now available through Earmold at $349 including the cable. Earmold owner Aaron Dalle-Molle says it’s a simple set-up. “You plug …

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FUSAR Smart helmet has unlimited range

Smart helmet kit has unlimited range

Any motorcycle or bicycle helmet can now be turned into a smart “Iron Man” helmet with the FUSAR app and various associated hardware products that even allows unlimited-range communication. While many riders may bemoan the coming wave of hi-tech connectivity being introduced to motorcycle and helmet electronics, there is no turning back the tide, it …

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