grass clippings road hazard

Grass clippings a real risk for riders

Riders should add grass clippings to their list of road hazards and stay alert, take avoidance action and consider reporting the hazard to authorities. Grass clippings can not only be a slip hazard for motorcyclists, especially if they get wet, but also the dry grass can blow up into a rider’s eyes, blinding them. As …

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Motorcycle Helmet superstition scan scanning

Readers support helmet scanning service

More than 70% of respondents to a survey have supported a $40 helmet scanning service to check for hidden fractures in your helmet. The Helmet Doctors who developed the helmet laser-scanning invention say it would give riders peace of mind that their helmet is safe to use after a drop or crash, or whether it …

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Crush helmet

Does your head crush like a cabbage in a crash?

If you believe your head will crush as easily as a cabbage if you crash, then this video of some helmets being crushed will be of interest. Crush test The video from the “Hydraulic Press Channel” on Youtube shows a cabbage in several types of helmet including half and full-face motorcycle helmets, an army helmet …

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leather gloves MotoCAP comfort and safety ratings

MotoCAP rates leather gloves for safety

MotoCAP has published the safety ratings on 13 pairs of leather gloves ranging from half a star to four stars, but has not released any comfort ratings. In the latest round of testing, the highest performing gloves are the Rev’It RSR 3 unisex gloves which received a four-star rating. One pair of Alpinestars gloves (pictured …

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Marcus Wigan age Swann Insurance

Swann backs down on age barrier

Swann Insurance has dropped its age cut-off for motorcycle insurance after a 76-year-old professor was denied insurance for his Indian Scout motorcycle last year. Dr Marcus Wigan had been trying to enter an online Swann Insurance MotoGP competition in which entrants only had to apply for a quote. The competition gave no stipulation of an …

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Crashed riders survey Dr Ellaine Hardy

Survey seeks crashed rider help

Riders who have crashed in the past decade are being invited to do a survey into rider behaviour that expands on a previous pilot study into the effects of ABS in motorcycle crashes. Click Here to participate in the “Dynamics of Motorcycle Crashes Survey”. Pilot study In 2016, UK motorcycle road safety researcher Dr Elaine …

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Lessons Harley-Davidson Riding Academy uni course

Riding lessons now a uni course

How would you like to earn credit points toward your degree by learning to ride a motorcycle in a special uni course! It sounds like a dream come true and a great way to encourage millennials to ride. Unfortunately, it is so far only available at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It’s yet another smart marketing …

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Visorcat reader deal Motosafe earplugs

Reader deal: Buy Visorcat, get free earplugs

Clear vision and protecting your ears seem to be important for our readers so we are offering a special reader deal of a free set of MotoSafe Tour earplugs with each Visorcat wiper/washer tour pack bought through our shop. When we published a review of the Visorcat a few weeks ago, we expected a lot of …

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Senzar sensor unit monitors blind spots rear ender crash

Senzar warns of tailgating crash

While motorcycle companies are developing integrated motorcycle sensors to detect and warn of an impending rear-ender, Senzar has produced an aftermarket device. Companies such as Honda, Ducati, Kawasaki and Suzuki are developing radar sensors for their bikes. Ducati will be the first manufacturer next year to add front and rear radar sensors to its motorcycles …

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