X2 phone mount

X2 motorcycle phone mount has power

This universal X2 phone mount comes with power attachment at just $36, including postage. Many motorcycle and scooter riders now use their phone rather than a GPS to navigate, but most phone mounts won’t power your phone or electronic device. However, the X2 will keep you powered up all day long. It will fit just …

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Will 5G networks make riding safer?

5G phone networks may make autonomous driving and vehicle sensors more sensitive and reliable, but will the faster networks also increase driver distractions? A Spanish automotive company has demonstrated how 5G capability will improve inter-vehicle communication to detect vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists. Ficosa used Barcelona’s 5G network to demonstrate its Bitax telematic platform …

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Neckmike Case

Neckmike headset suits motorcyclists

The new Neckmike headset should resolve the two biggest problems with wearing earphones connected to your phone when riding. (UPDATE: It appears the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign has been cancelled after only attracting $A7540 from 34 backers. The goal was $38,123. They said the product was ready to produce and just needed funding. Kickstarter does not issue refunds. To …

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action photos

Adding action to your motorbike photos

Motorcycles are about action, yet we rarely see any motorbikes in motion in Facebook photos. I’m getting a bit tired of the same old photos of motorcycles in car parks or parked outside cafes. The proliferation of these is probably because we are too busy riding and having fun to stop and think about taking …

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BMW phone cradle app

Will phones replace bike instruments?

Smart phones are adding functionality to riding, replacing GPS units and even motorcycle instruments with their own accurate accelerometers and other useful apps. Now BMW Motorrad has designed a handlebar cradle suitable for phones up to 15cm that swivels for horizontal or upright format. It will arrive in Australia this month (July 2016) at $300.  The …

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gizmos Zeiss Exolens iPhone 6 lenses

Watch, lenses, bike tracker gizmos

Most motorcycle riders love their gizmos, so today we present three more that we think will interest you: a watch, lenses for your iPhone 6 camera and a GPS bike tracker to prevent theft.  TRACKER Unfortunately, bike theft is rampant, but you can help locate a stolen bike with a GPS tracker. MBW reader Gene Ramos …

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Belt buckle charges phone while riding

Charging your phone while out riding has usually meant plugging it into a 12V outlet on your bike or carrying one of those bulky portable chargers in your jacket pocket or tank bag. The Xoo Phone-Charging Belt makes it convenient to keep your phone charged up while on your body. A small charger cable runs from …

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Aprilia joins forces with Skully

Aprilia goes hi-tech with HUD

Aprilia has just made a couple of hi-tech leaps into the future where the bike talks to your helmet and phone. The Italian motorcycle company has announced a collaboration with American helmet company Skully who are releasing the world’s first commercially available helmet with head-up display and has developed Aprilia Multimedia Platform (aMP) which connects …

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MotoPlug motorcycle accessory

How to power/charge motorcycle accessories

Charging and powering all those electrical motorcycle accessories you carry with you on your travels can be a nightmare. There’s your phone, camera, Bluetooth headset, GPS, CB, heated vest … the list goes on. Thankfully, this compact little device is now making my travelling life a little simpler. It’s a MotoPlug dual-port USB adapter that …

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