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First home motorcycle simulator coming

Motorcycle simulators are becoming more real and cheaper with one Spanish company now promising to deliver an affordable simulator for your home so you can still race on a rainy day! Motorcycle simulators began with amusement arcade rides and a video screen in front that reacted to the way you …

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Police-style Venture Body Camera

Riders concerned about the legality and safety of mounting a camera to their helmet may soon be able to wear one on their body as the police do with the Venture Body Camera. The lightweight 63g camera promises a lot of opportunities for motorcyclists to film their ride for pleasure …

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US Army clothing could warm riders

The US Army is funding research into materials with electronic nanowires to heat the fabric that could eventually lead to warmer rider gear. The Stanford University research was presented recently at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. It follows BMW research …

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Motorcycle tour planning app offer

Danish company Tourstart is offering Motorbike Writer readers a 20% discount on their new motorcycle ride planning and navigation app with free worldwide maps. While there have been many such apps around, the company claims theirs is “unique” because of “the high level of integration between web and app. Once …

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Alpine MotoSafe earplugs make riders safer

Alpine Hearing Protection has improved their universal-fit MotoSafe earplugs to not only protect riders’ hearing, but also make them more relaxed and safer. If you have ringing in your ears after a log ride, you are damaging your hearing. It’s even worse if you have Bluetooth helmet speakers belting music …

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Smart helmet revolution coming

The smart helmet revolution is coming with several hi-tech helmets or add-on units hitting the market in the next few years, changing riding forever.  A Russian-developed head-up display helmet has recently developed a new prototype and started taking orders for their helmet due on the market in 2018. The LiveMap HUD …

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What are the best Earmold Australia plugs?

Earmold Australia have been making earplugs for Aussie riders since 1988 and now produce their own laboratory-made Lab-Flex earplugs. We’ve tested them all over the past 10 or so years and love them all. They are our favourite way of protecting our hearing, staying in touch with the outside world …

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Retrofit head-up display for riders

A New Zealand company is joining the head-up display revolution with a small and light retrofit unit for riders so they can keep their eyes on the road, not on their speedo. Auckland company Reyedr (pronounced rider) says their device can retrofit to the chin bar of any full-face helmet. …

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GObyLIVI adds phone tech to your ride

Swedish company GObyLIVI is about to go into production with products that allow the rider to use their smartphone with “a low distraction level”. It consists of a bluetooth touchscreen (GOMINI) that attaches to your handlebar and communicates with your smartphone and a Bluetooth headset (GOHEADSET) in a special open-face …

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