Win for emergency call motorcycle helmet

US college student Ty Uehara has won $US2000 to develop his ConTekt helmet that will call emergency (911) if you have been in a crash. He’s not the first. Several other helmets are also being developed, including the Encephalon (Brain) from Nand Logic in the USA, the Indian-made Quin and even a Thai Helpmet. There is also …

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Novelty helmet doubt covers

Are novelty motorcycle helmet covers legal?

Many riders like to get into the holiday spirit by wearing Santa, elf, Elmo or reindeer novelty helmet covers. However, they could be a safety hazard, they may void your insurance and some police say they may be illegal. Safety aspects of novelty covers While novelty helmet covers may be fun and potentially protect your …

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Gopro helmet camera 2015 ban

Are helmet attachments now legal?

More riders can now wear helmet cameras and bluetooth intercom attachments and fit tinted visors after South Australia joined the ACT in formal acknowledgement of 2015 changes to the Australian Road Rules (ARR). That leaves Victoria as the only state where police have an issue with these attachments, although we have not heard of any …

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Arai Rapide Neo retro helmet

Arai wins gold medal for safety

Japanese company Arai is the first helmet manufacturer to win a gold safety medal from the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. In fact, no other gear manufacturer has received the prestigious Nicolas Rodil del Valle gold medal since the awards began in 1983. The gold medal is awarded to individuals who make significant contributions to “two-wheel racing activities …

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Frog helmet support

Frog leaps to save your motorcycle helmet

If you are frustrated with finding somewhere to safely rest your helmet the “Y” shaped Spanish Frog portable helmet support could be the answer. Inventor Luis de Arquer says the 70 x 80mm polyurethane Frog comes in two models that you either carry in your pocket or stick to the top of your helmet with …

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Alpine Motosafe earplugs

Alpine MotoSafe earplugs just got better!

A tiny little piece of plastic has just made universal-fit MotoSafe earplugs from Dutch company Alpine Hearing Protection even better. With the new minigrip they are now just that little bit easier to pull out, extending the life of the earplugs. We have written on many occasions about the importance of earplugs. Basically they make you …

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Helmet alcohol interlock drink

Smart helmet prevents drink riding

While drink riding may be rare, it does happen, but not if a Taiwanese smart helmet fitted with a breathalyser becomes available. The “Bluetooth Alcohol Detection Smart Motorcycle Helmet” was designed by Taipei City University of Science and Technology and has won best invention at the recent Seoul International Invention Fair. It includes a breathalyser …

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Shoei Glamster retro helmet

Shoei launch retro Glamster helmet

Every motorcycle helmet seems to have a retro model after the recent Arai Rapide Neo and now the Shoei Glamster road helmet. Shoei already has the Ex-Zero which is more of a retro adventure helmet. While the Glamster is a handsome looking helmet and has all the usual Shoei hi-tech, quality finish and protection, the …

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