Honda facial-recognition helmet acts as key fob

Honda has filed a patent application for a facial-recognition helmet that would act as a key fob to unlock your motorcycle. It features a camera on the inside that identifies your face and then activates the motorcycle. Don’t expect that this will happen any time soon. It’s sort of an answer to a question no …

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How not to wear a motorcycle helmet fitting

Riders wearing badly fitting helmets

As many as one in four riders may be wearing a badly fitting helmet, resulting in the helmet coming off in a crash. A recent report from the UK Transport Research Laboratory says 25% of motorcyclists wear a helmet that is the wrong size. More than half wore a helmet that was too big and …

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Visorcat helmet visor cleaner and wiper

Visorcat washer/wiper gives clear vision

Dirty visors are not only a nuisance but a safety risk, but the glove-mounted Visorcat washer/wiper allows you to clean your visor on the go. Visorcat is made of rubber with a webbing strap that goes around your hand. There is a rubber loop to go over your finger or thumb, a reservoir for the …

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Valentino Rossi Replica Pista GP R Soleluna 2018 helmet wear

Wear a helmet just like Valentino Rossi’s

You can now wear an AGV helmet with exactly the same specifications as the one that nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi wore on the track in last year’s championship. AGV Australia spokesman Don Nicholls of distributor Link International says the Valentino Rossi Replica Pista GP R Soleluna 2018 helmet has the same shell, visors, personalised …

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Watch: Double bad luck for motorcyclist

It’s bad enough crashing into a car, but this Indian motorcyclist gets a double dose of bad luck when the post he runs into collapses on top of him. The security camera footage shows the driver of the white car pausing at an intersection, then starting to turn left, right into the path of the …

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Barry Sheene

AGV X3000 helmet honours Barry Sheene

AGV has released a Barry Sheene limited-edition tribute helmet in their new X3000 collection. The Sheene helmet will cost $899 when it arrives in March 2019, but you can pre-order now to ensure you don’t miss out on the limited-edition model. It is part of the extensive X3000 range led by a $999 limited-edition tribute to the legendary 15-time world …

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Helmet still crash tested in Australia rotation

Helmets still crash tested in Australia

Motorcycle helmets are still being crash tested in Australia despite European-standard helmets being available here for several years because they provide riders with “more information”. The NSW Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH) crash-tests 30 helmets a year and releases the details every November. Centre for Road Safety active executive director Craig Moran says …

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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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