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What is the future of smart helmets?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lp-YPT1j7U?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque&w=720&h=405] Smart helmets of the future may not only have integrated Bluetooth, GPS, communication, head-up display and noise-cancelling technology but also air pollution alerts! The first four technologies are now being offered in the Skully helmet, while the upcoming Sena will feature noise-cancelling technology. However, helmets seem to be …

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Call for safety amid rising rider toll

Riding through the Victorian High Country Riders have been urged to wear all their gear and take a riding course in the wake of a “horror start to the year”, particularly in Victoria where the motorcyclist toll is 19. But the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is also calling on all …

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Touratech flip-up adventure helmet arrives

Aventuro The Touratech Aventuro Mod Companero2 flip-up adventure helmet is one of the first Euro-approved helmets imported to Australia under new, relaxed helmet laws. It’s not the first flip-up adventure helmet in the world. That honour goes to the Caberg Tourmax. Caberg Tourmax But it’s one of the first UNECE …

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Harley-Davidson offers ‘forgiveness’ trades

In an irreverent and cheeky promotion, Harley-Davidson Australia is offering up to $2500 in discounts on their bikes for customer trades on certain eligible models HD calls “imitations”. While it may be seen as a swipe at “metric cruiser” riders to get on an SAE model, it also strangely targets riders …

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How riders should deal with a tailgater

Almost every rider will have experienced a tailgater following way too close. Why does this happen? It’s probably for the same reason that drivers pull out in front of you – they just don’t seem to see motorcycles. There is something about the size of the bike that makes drivers …

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Indian Motorcycle Red Wing boots coming

Worthington, Spirit Lake and Connelly bots Indian Motorcycle has partnered with Red Wing Shoes to create a three-model line-up of stylish riding boots for men and women. The good news is that they will be coming Down Under, says Indian Motorcycle Australia and New Zealand Country Manager Peter Harvey. “The …

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How to join the world’s biggest electric rally

Johammer electric motorcycle in last year’s WAVE Trophy rally Electric motorcycles will again be a major part of the sixth annual World Advanced Vehicle Expedition Trophy, the world’s biggest rally for electric vehicles (EVs), and you could be there! The WAVE Trophy rally will cover 1600km across three Central European …

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AMA To Sanction 75th Running Of The Daytona 200

The following is from the AMA… **PICKERINGTON, Ohio — **The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that it will sanction the 75th running of the Daytona 200 on March 12 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. “Without a doubt, the Daytona 200 is a historic motorcycle race, …

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Jonathan Rea Reigns At Phillip Island

Photo Courtesy of Worldsbk.com press Jonathan Rea (1) takes home the double win at the World Superbike season opener in Australia. Jonathan Rea left Phillip Island with a perfect score, taking the World Superbike double and leaving round one with a 14-point advantage in the championship. It was not as …

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Motorcycles to fight mosquito diseases

[vimeo 154717119 w=720 h=405] Motorcycles could help prevent the spread of the dangerous mosquito-borne Zika virus by attaching a special citronella can to the end of their exhausts. The Thai branch of worldwide advertising agency BBDO has come up with the idea to create Moto Repellent and is helping local …

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