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Helmet has brake light and alert

A French company is set to produce an emergency brake light that sits on the back of a helmet and also senses a crash, alerting emergency services with your medical details. Cosmo Connected spokesperson Ilinca Spita says the device will be available in July from $149 or $249 in carbon finish. [youtube …

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Blackbird motorcycle jacket review

There is no such thing as an all-season motorcycle jacket. You either have a winter jacket or a summer jacket. All else is a compromise. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTBK_irSvCo] And if you really want to be realistic, you also need a jacket for the in-between spring/autumn (fall) seasons when it’s warm during …

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Councils not required to address potholes

An inquest into the death of a motorcyclist who hit a pothole on a new bridge has issued no findings of fault, nor made recommendations for councils to promptly fix road defects. James Hughes, 50, died when his Ducati 900S hit a massive pothole at the Oallen Ford Bridge near …

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Add-on speakers improve helmet sound

A quick and cheap way to improve the quality of your helmet’s Bluetooth sound system is to buy some aftermarket plug-in speakers like the XSound 2.1 from iASUS. The problem with many helmet Bluetooth intercom units – even top-quality models – is that they seem to skimp on the sound …

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Evel Knievel leathers, walking stick for sale

Racing leathers and a diamond-encrusted walking stick claimed to have belonged to the godfather of stunt riders, Evel Knievel, are being auctioned online. So far there is a bid of $US30,000 on the leathers and $17,000 on the walking stick. The auction ends on February 26. The items, being sold …

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Single-layer Saint denim jeans review

Australian company Saint has been instrumental in helping develop a single-layer denim to protect motorcycle riders from abrasion injuries. Their “Unbreakable” range of riding jeans, jackets and gloves is made from a special blend of 34% cotton and 66% Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWP) that now meets CE standards for …

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10 police tips for avoiding traffic offences

There is no guaranteed method for avoiding traffic offences except not committing them. However, you can use the following “expert” guide to lessen the impact, cop a lesser fine, prevent copping extra fines (such as being pulled over for speeding and ending up with vehicle defect notices as well) or, …

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Jacket Ventz make hot riders cool

These weird gizmos are called Ventz and they are designed to hold open your motorcycle jacket cuff to allow fresh air up your sleeve. BUY VENTZ NOW AT OUR ONLINE SHOP I tried them in very hot and humid conditions and was surprised to find they work straight away. I …

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Which motorcycles are most theft prone?

The most theft prone motorcycles are recent-model, small-capacity Japanese bikes in Victoria, according to official statistics released by the National Theft Reduction Council. Motorcycle thefts in Australia have increased 3.3% or 255 to 8299 bikes stolen in the past 12 months to the end of November, the figures show. That’s the …

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10 tips to beat dehydration this summer

Summer is a great time to ride, but the heat can be dangerous and it’s time to think about the hazards of dehydration. Riders tend to be a bit blasé about dehydration. Maybe it’s because riding doesn’t take a huge amount of effort. However, we are quite vulnerable to dehydration because …

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