Shark Helmets Heritage model

Shark gobbles up Nolan helmets

Italian helmet maker the Nolan Group has been bought by French motorcycle company 2Ride Holding, makers of Shark helmets, Bering and Segura motorcycle clothing and Bagster bike luggage. Nolan Group make Nolan, X-lite and Grex helmets and N-Com Bluetooth intercoms.  An official statement about the merger does not give any assurances on whether production will …

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Turban Sikh sikhs helmet global plea

Sikh rider turban plea knocked on head

Germany has knocked back a plea by a Sikh rider to wear a turban instead of a helmet on religious grounds. However, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig says wearing a helmet does not infringe on Sikhs’ freedom of worship.     It follows the appeal plea by a Sikh man who also argued that the helmet …

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versatile new AGV AX9 helmet

AGV AX9 is a versatile helmet

The versatile new AGV AX9 helmet can be worn as an adventure helmet, MX lid with goggles or even a touring helmet with its quickly removable peak and visor. Once removed, there is no unsightly attachment hardware to affect the shell’s aerodynamics or aesthetics. The motorcycle helmets are available in black or white for $699, …

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Test Forcite smart helmet

Your chance to test Forcite smart helmet

Here’s your chance to be a test pilot for the Forcite smart helmet that integrates a camera system, navigation and intercom in the shell and was developed right here in Australia. The ultralight and ultra-hi-tech smart helmet will hit the market in December, but you can test it in July and August. CEO and co-founder Alfred Boyadgis says …

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Domio Pro Bluetooth helmet sound system

Domio Bluetooth helmet sound adds mic

The Domio Sport Bluetooth helmet system provides music without internal speakers and messy wires, but has now added a microphone system that has no internal or boom mic. The Canadian company launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to raise the funds to start production of their Domio Pro unit with the mic. Their Facebook page says they …

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Sena +Mesh links unlimited Sena intercoms

Sena +Mesh links unlimited intercoms

Bluetooth giant Sena has introduced a +Mesh wireless adapter that will link any version of their intercoms to any number of other Sena headsets. It basically turns any Sena into a Bluetooth intercom with their +Mesh technology that allows people using the headset to come and go from a linked conversation without breaking the link. …

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Sena Savage

Sena adds Savage open-face helmet

Bluetooth giant Sena has moved into motorcycle helmets with integrated intercom systems over the past couple of years, adding full-face helmets, a half-helmet and now the open-face Savage. Last year I reviewed the Sena Momentum full-face helmet and I was so impressed it has now become my go-to helmet. Read my review here. But I remain …

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Forcite smart helmet delivered in December

Forcite smart helmet delivered in December

Australian motorcycle helmet startup Forcite has promised its ultralight and ultra-hi-tech smart helmet will hit the market in December. The Forcite helmet integrates a camera system, navigation and intercom in the shell. CEO and co-founder Alfred Boyadgis says their early supporters or “test pilots” will soon be able to buy a limited-edition founder carbon composite …

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Ugly speedometer HUD

Stop speedometer gazing with ‘ugly’ HUD

A Toronto rider has developed an affordable but ugly head-up display (HUD) for a motorcycle helmet that provides speed alerts only so you don’t have to stare at your speedometer all the time. Colin Lam, who has started producing the HUD for just $US79, admits the controller unit is bulky and ugly, but says it …

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Helmet Light rear-ender crash safety visibility

Motorcycle helmet light for rider visibility

New York designer and rider Joe Doucet has designed a helmet wth an LED light that switches to red when decelerating to improve rider visibility and avoid rear-end crashes. Joe has benevolently decided not to apply for a patent nor manufacture the helmet but make the technology available to others in the interests of rider …

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