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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helping riders seeking justice

MBW helping riders seeking justice

The three most popular articles this year have been about riders successfully obtaining justice either in beating incorrect fines or, in once case, getting a driver fined for road rage. In all cases we are happy to say that Motorbike Writer has played a role. Lane filter justice The most popular article was the end result …

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Forcite smart helmet revolution

Helmets getting smarter by the year

Motorcycle helmets are getting smarter all the time with head-up display, crash alerts, air-conditioning and active noice-cancelling, while some riders (or pillions) are not so smart (watch this video!) something wrong Helmet tech has been around for a long time like this turbo visor that cleans the visor in the rain. But in recent years …

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AGV X3000 retro helmet review

AGV X3000 retro helmet review

Everything old is new again in the world of helmets and the latest to join the retro helmet rage is the very stylish AGV X3000 race replica. The X3000 range is led by a $999 limited-edition tribute to the legendary 15-time world motorcycle champion, Giacomo Agostini. There are 10 colour choices ranging in price from $599 in solid colours to …

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Novelty helmet doubt

VicPol throws doubt on novelty helmet covers

Several days after saying novelty helmet covers were legal, VicPol has thrown doubt on the issue saying it had to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. At first they simply replied: “It is not illegal to put a hat over the helmet”. Five days later VicPol updated their comment saying it is “not possible to …

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Novelty santa xmas motorcycle helmet cover

Police okay Santa novelty helmet covers

If you want to get into the Christmas spirit with a novelty Santa helmet cover, most police will not play Scrooge and fine you for a non-compliant helmet. However, there are points of safety to consider which could lead to fine, if not observed. Novelty helmet covers Queensland and South Australia police say novelty helmet …

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Giacomo Agostini Ago AGV tribute helmet

AGV adds retro X3000 and X70 helmets

Retro-designed AGV X3000 full-face and X70 open-face helmets are now available in Australia with two race legend tribute helmets. The X3000 range is led by a $999 limited-edition tribute to the legendary 15-time world motorcycle champion, Giacomo Agostini (pictured above). Top of the open-face X70 range is the $499 Pasolini which is a tribute to GP legend …

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Forcite smart helmet

Forcite Helmets seek test pilots

Australian motorcycle helmet startup Forcite is looking for riders to act as test pilots for their ultralight but ultra-hi-tech smart helmet. The smart helmet revolution is coming with several hi-tech helmets or add-on units hitting the market in the next few years, changing riding forever.  Not to be outdone by Silicon Valley and Asian tech …

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Sikhs sikh turban helmet

More Sikhs allowed to ride in turban

Sikhs in Ontario are now allowed to ride in a turban instead of a helmet, joining riders in three other Canadian provinces as Australian Sikhs seek the same exemptions. The Ontario government has granted the rule waivers to Sikhs in recognition of their civil rights and religious expression after a bill presented by parliamentarian and …

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