Helmet still crash tested in Australia rated

30 motorcycle helmets rated for safety

Only seven out of 30 helmets tested this year for safety and comfort by the NSW Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH) rated four out of five stars. Worst performing helmets were open-face helmets. Three open-face helmets scored just one star (Bell Scout Air, Eldorado EXR and R Jays Navona II) two scored two …

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How to Choose the Safest Helmets 

How to Choose the Safest Helmets 

(CONTRIBUTED POST FOR NORTH AMERICAN READERS) Riding a motorcycle is one of the most exciting things you can do in your life. Nothing can compare with the feeling of the road under your wheels and the wind gliding around your body. When you think about the acronym ATGATT, which stands for All The Gear All …

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Slim Cambox gives eye-level view

Cambox V4 Pro is a slim action camera that fits around a helmet’s visor aperture to give a more accurate viewpoint of what you see when riding. Unlike the many bulky helmet cameras that fit on top, below or beside the helmet, this curved unit fits close to your eyes for a more “normal” viewpoint. …

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Sena 10C Evo allows you to narrate over your video

Narrate your video while you ride

Sena’s new 10C Evo helmet intercom arrives this week with a slimmer profile and an integrated 4K camera that allows you to narrate and include background music. Tracey Pola of Sena Australia says the $589 unit will arrive this week and the entire shipment is pre-sold. The popularity of both intercoms and cameras to record …

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BMW R 18 heritage

BMW heritage fashion suits R 18 cruiser

BMW Motorrad has launched a 2020 heritage collection of rider gear to appeal to riders of their R nineT models as well as the upcoming R 18 cruiser. “BMW Motorrad has announced the launch of a serial-production motorcycle for the second half of 2020, which will mark its entry into the cruiser segment,” their press …

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Test Forcite smart helmet

Aussie Forcite helmet sells to USA, Europe

Australia’s first smart helmet has already sold 1000 to be delivered around Christmas and is launching in the USA and Europe next year. Forcite CEO and co-founder Alfred Boyadgis says their MK1 smart helmet has been a huge success since its unveiling at roadshows around Australia over the past couple of months. It costs $949 but …

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Helmet fine win

Another win on incorrect helmet fine

Police continue to hand out incorrect  fines for helmet non-compliance and riders continue to challenge and win against the erroneous fines. In this latest win, not only did the copper get it wrong, NSW Revenue “clearly did not bother reading the Road Rules either”, says Australian Motorcycle Council chairman Guy Stanford. It follows a similar …

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Roof Carbon is lightest full-face helmet

Roof RO200 Carbon is lightest full-face helmet

French motorcycle helmet company Roof is releasing a new helmet, the RO200 Carbon, which is expected to be the lightest full-face helmet in the world. At just 1090g, it beats the previous lightest helmet, the Nolan-made X-Lite X-803 Ultra Carbon at 1249g. Light helmets reduce fatigure, especially on a long ride. The 1090g weight figure …

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Arai Regent-X motorcycle helmet

Arai Regent-X easier to pull on/off

The next-generation Arai Regent-X helmet will address the problem of tight-fitting helmets being difficult to pull on and off. It will be released late this year with the latest version of Arai’s Facial Contour System. This system includes a 5mm adjustment in the jawline and cheek pads that “articulate up and down” as you pull …

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Klim Koroyd helmet

Klim helmet cooler, safer, longer lasting

A new Koroyd helmet liner being used by Klim is claimed to be safer, cooler and last longer than the industry standard polystyrene or polypropylene “EPS” foam. Koroyd is basically hundreds of tiny tubes of plastic polymer that form a honeycomb around your head, absorbing more impact and allowing cooling air to circulate. It is …

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