BMW System 7 Carbon helmet loud

How loud is your motorcycle helmet?

Just how loud is your motorcycle helmet and what damage is it doing to your ears? Medical authorities tell us that 15 minutes exposed to sound levels over 95dB can do irreparable damage to your hearing. The long-term result can be tinnitus or ringing in the ears. If you want to keep riding, the only …

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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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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 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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Pinlock motorcycle earplugs

Test your bike movie trivia and win earplugs

You could win a set of Pinlock earplugs and save your hearing, just by testing your knowledge of some of the most iconic movies featuring motorcycles. To win, just complete our weekly motorbike trivia quiz at the end of this article. First to 10 correct answers wins! To prove your score, take a screen shot of …

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Boom! Box Stage II Motorcycle audio

Your favourite motorcycle songs

Your favourite motorcycle song is Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf and the winners of our competition will now be able to listen longer and clearer with their $42 Alpine MotoSafe earplugs. READ OUR EARPLUG REVIEW Our 10 winners are: Jim Jongebreur, Shane Reeve, Graham Kissell, Susan Stubbs, Hugh McAdam, Mark Taylor, Fred Monro, Ian …

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Alpine MotoSafe earplugs - motorcycle songs

Alpine earplugs offer riders protection

Wind noise is the biggest cause of hearing loss among riders, so some sort of earplug hearing protection is vital. However, if you still want to hear the music from the speakers in your helmet or your bike’s audio system, then you should try a set of filtered earplugs such as the Alpine MotoSafe earplugs which …

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Pinlock motorcycle earplugs

Pinlock earplugs may save hearing

Pinlock has come to the rescue of riders who are particularly susceptible to hearing loss from prolonged exposure to riding noise. It’s not actually exhaust or engine noise that cause the biggest problem, but wind noise, according to the American Industrial Paramedic Services. And I would add another – music. Bluetooth helmet speaker systems pump …

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