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How to wear glasses with a motorcycle helmet

If you wear sunglasses or prescription glasses you will know of the niggling problems caused by wearing them with a motorcycle helmet. Some people wear contact lenses while riding, but be careful as they can dislodge in high winds and on bumpy roads. You could also get your eyes lasered. But neither of these will …

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Rider challenges loose helmet strap fine

A Perth rider who took off his gloves and loosened his chin strap to talk to police who pulled him over is challenging a fine he received for not having his chin strap done up securely. Julian Collis says he wrote a letter to police the same day – 30 May 2018 – advising he …

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Does motorcycle helmet safety match cost?

Does helmet safety match how much money you spend on the helmet? It’s an often-asked question that we try to verify with statistics. The Bell helmets ad campaign of 50 years ago “If you’ve got a $10 head, wear a $10 helmet!” may have been true then, but is it now? We could not find …

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Cheaper, lighter HUDWAY unit for helmets

Cheaper, lighter and more compact head-up display (HUD) technology is coming to motorcycle helmets from a partnership of HUDWAY, DigiLens and Young Optics to build the HUDWAY Sight waveguide HUD unit. The unit is claimed to be thinner, lighter and easier to manufacture. That should make it cheaper than other products on the market. It follows …

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Open versus full-face and modular helmets

Some riders will only wear open-face helmets, some will only wear full-face, others wear different helmets in different conditions and some only wear flip-up or modular helmets. So which is best and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of helmet? We don’t want to preach to you about what sort of …

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Harley-Davidson Vintage Stripe helmet review

Harley-Davidson has a range of retro-styled motorcycles and now has the helmet to match them with this Bell-made Bullitt Vintage Stripe full-face model. There is no difference from a standard Bullitt helmet except for the traditional Harley orange and black striping and Harley branding. You might expect Harley would add a premium price, but it …

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Digilens and Sena develop cheaper HUD helmet head-up display - HUDWAY Sight

Sena set for cheaper head-up display helmet

Head-up display (HUD) in helmets has been delayed by controversy and expense, but now a cheaper HUD helmet is promised to hit the market soon. American augmented reality company DigiLens, which has made HUD units for cars, planes and glasses, claimed to have designed a lighter, thinner and cheaper screen called monoHUD. The company has …

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Shoei Ex-Zero retro helmets

Shoei Ex-Zero joins retro helmet trend

Japanese helmet manufacturer Shoei has joined the trend toward retro full-face helmets with their new Ex-Zero. The manufacturer says it will be available from July. Price for Australia is $599.90 for the five solid colour options of off-white, grey, matte black, yellow and red. The Equation graphic will arrive late September. It follows the growing list …

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Wider choice in Harley-Davidson helmets

Changes to Australian helmet rules that allow European-approved models is allowing Harley-Davidson to bring in a wider choice of helmets for customers. Last year, the company added several retro-style open-face helmets made by Bell including a special limited-edition 100th anniversary in Australia model, says Harley-Davidson Australia & New Zealand Related Products Manager Sébastien Bureau. Wider …

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