Weiser Ultrabrights indicators

LED indicators improve rider safety

Signalling your intention clearly is an important primary safety device, which is why many modern motorcycles come with LEDs to improve visibility. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are ultra-bright, draw less power and last up to 15,000 hours, which should last most riders the life of their bike. They also burn much cooler and their small size …

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Smart motorcycle lights around the corner

Smart cornering headlights are coming to more motorcycles now that Kawasaki is thinking of introducing them on their Ninja ZX-14R. BMW was the first to introduce smart cornering lights on their K 1600 models, followed by KTM with the 1290 Super Adventure and now aftermarket manufacturers J.W. Speaker Corporation. The BMW smart lights actually swivel while …

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J.W. Speaker 8790 adaptive cornering headlights

Adaptive headlights illuminate corners

There is no longer any need to buy an expensive motorcycle to have adaptive headlights that illuminate the inside of a corner. American lighting company of Wisconsin, J.W. Speaker Corporation, has released the world’s first aftermarket adaptive motorcycle headlights that fill in the dark void of a corner. The adaptive headlights are now imported into Australia …

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Victory Magnum head

Should you update your headlights?

While car headlights are developing in technology, many motorcycles remain in the dark with sub-standard headlights. BMW seems to be leading the way with headlights that swivel into a corner, or have LED headlights and, pretty soon, lasers. Most motorcycle manufacturers use Halogen headlights, some use Xenon headlights, a couple use LEDs and Harley-Davidson offers …

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J.W. Speaker 8790 adaptive cornering headlights

Adaptive motorcycle cornering headlights

There is no need to buy an expensive BMW or KTM motorcycle to have headlights that illuminate the inside of a corner. American lighting company of Wisconsin, J.W. Speaker Corporation, has released the world’s first aftermarket motorcycle headlight that fills in the dark void of a corner. The headlights are now imported to Australia by Invision Sales …

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iQiKi LED phone alert

LED gadget alerts rider of incoming calls

Riders who don’t want the distraction of a phone call when they’re riding, but would like to know if they receive an important call or message can now use this LED device to alert them. It’s called the iQiKi and it’s not yet in production, but the inventors have started an Indiegogo crowd-funding site to …

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Barkbuster LED lights

Warning on LED lights for motorcycles

Riders should be careful about buying aftermarket LED lights for their bike as they may not meet Australian standards and may render their bike non-compliant. Rider advocate Wayne Carruthers says buyers should check that the lights meet Australian Design Rules and warns against buying online from overseas agents. LED lights may also require a resistor to ensure they have …

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Shark Skwal LED helmet

LED motorcycle helmet attracts attention

The Shark Skwal helmet with LEDs on the back and front to attract the attention of motorists at night is now available for sale in Australia. It features rechargeable battery-powered LED lights fitted to the front and rear of the helmet for improved visibility in low light conditions. They are distributed by Ficeda in Australia and cost …

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Tex and Bundy with Clearwater lights distributors Bruce Gaskin (Queensland) and Frank Tidswell motorcycle led lights

Motorcycle LED lights make riding safer

A good set of auxiliary motorcycle LED lights not only makes night riding safer, but also day riding. Frank Tidswell, Australian distributor of Clearwater LED lights says they are distinctive as daylight running lights and, if mounted low on the front forks, provide a warning triangle of light with the headlights. “A triangle of is …

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