DAAL Active noise-cancelling system for helmets

Active noise-cancelling system for helmets

An active noise-cancelling system for motorcycle helmets has been launched by Norwegian tech startup DAAL at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Noise is a big issue in helmets with damaging levels of up to 110dB at highway speed that can cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears) over time. Click here for more information. Many …

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Biltwell Gringo helmet

Biltwell Gringo helmet coming soon

American motorcycle helmet manufacturer Biltwell last year released its Lane Splitter urban/enduro helmet in Australia and will soon add the retro Gringo. It’s one of many previously unavailable helmets coming to our market after the changes in certification allowed European ECE22.05 helmets to be worn in Australia. While Biltwell helmets have American DOT certification, only …

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Veldt Berluti carbon and leather helmet

Veldt makes world’s most expensive helmet

Isle of Man helmet manufacturer Veldt has partnered with famed shoe manufacturer Alessandro Berluti to make a carbon and leather helmet that costs a staggering amount. At £2840 ($A6250 delivered to Australia), we believe the Berluti Veldt is the world’s most expensive production motorcycle helmet. It features a carbon fibre shell and “patinated” (aged) Venezia leather on …

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Shoei RF-SR helmet products

Shoei most trusted motorcycle helmet brand

Shoei is the most trusted helmet brand by Australians, according to the 2018 Canstar Blue survey of almost 500 riders. The customer satisfaction research and ratings business found Shoei topped the ratings for the third year in a row. In 2015, the first year of Canstar Blue ratings, Nolan won and Shoei was a lowly sixth. …

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AGV K-1 motorcycle helmet

AGV K-1 motorcycle helmet fits more heads

The new AGV K-1 helmet is designed to fit and protect more head sizes with removable and washable helmet liner and cheekpads with recesses to accommodate glasses or sunglasses. They are available now in a range of colours from solid to multi-coloured and Valentino Rossi VR46 replicas, ranging from XS to XXL from $A279 to …

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Skully Fenix AR head-up display helmet HUD

Skully Fenix AR head-up display helmet arrives

The Skully Fenix AR motorcycle helmet with built-in head-up display has finally hit the market. It replaces the defunct Skully AR-1 which infamously crashed in July 2016 after the founders blew their $US2.4m crowd funding on fast cars and fast women. The new company, Skully Technologies, run by brothers Ivan and Rafael Contreras, announced it would “make it …

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Rider challenges helmet sticker fine withdrawn

Rider challenges helmet sticker fine

A Victorian rider is challenging a fine for not having an external compliance sticker on his Australian-approved motorcycle helmet as he claims the internal certificate label makes it compliant. Alasdair “Ted” Cameron says he was pulled over in April 2018 on his 2016 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S about 200m from his home in Geelong by one …

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Feher ACH-1 air-conditioned helmet

Feher unveils world’s first air-conditioned helmet

American inventor and avid rider Steve Feher has launched the world’s first air-conditioned helmet that is claimed to decrease temperatures by 10-15º Fahrenheit (6-8ºC). The ACH-1 helmet is so far only available in the USA for $US599 (about $A820). However, it is also ECE approved so it will soon be available in other markets. “We …

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AGV Sportmodular carbon modular motorcycle helmet

AGV Sportmodular makes light work of touring

The AGV Sportmodular is the world’s first all-carbon-shell modular (flip-up) helmet and its light weight certainly makes it less tiring on a long trip. It costs $899 for the glossy carbon, $999 for white and grey, while the two “Multi” (Red and Hi Vis Yellow) are $1099. Australian AGV distributors Link International sent Mrs MBW and …

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Eyeco head-up display alert smart

EyeCo flashes alerts in helmet or goggles

The makers of the basic EyeCo head-up display unit that flashes coloured alert lights in a rider’s peripheral vision claim it is a “Fitbit for your eyesight”. EyeCo refer to it as a “personal co-pilot” that helps racers train and supplies basic navigation aids. It looks more like a distraction to us, but it could …

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