The Sad State of Women's Motorcycle Gear

The Sad State of Women’s Motorcycle Gear

So you like motorcycles? Oh, but you’re a woman. Hmm, you should still get some protective gear, I suppose. You like pink and purple don’t you and the word 'chic' written in calligraphy on your jacket? And I’m sure you don’t mind your gear just being the same as the guys stuff but with girly names? What, you want motorcycle gear that’s specifically made for women that’s both stylish and protective? Well, too bad ...
Aprilia Partners With Skully Helmets For Further Rider Immersion

Aprilia Partners With Skully Helmets For Further Rider Immersion

It has been announced that Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia is partnering with Skully, the company who crowdfunded a new motorcycle helmet incorporating a built in HUD with a  rear view camera. Though information is scant, the partnerships is not believed to directly involve Aprilia assisting with the manufacture of the Skully AR-1 helmet. The primary aim of the partnership at this stage is to facilitate the ...

Michelin Partners With Jihua To Create Motorcycle Boots

Michelin is well known for creating excellent motorcycle tires, especially for the street. Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires are regarded as the best wet weather street tire currently on the market. And now the French manufacturer is looking to put their rubber on the soles of your feet too in partnership with Chinese textiles and manufacturing firm Jinhua. While the partnership is aimed to produce footwear for many active ...
BikeHUD Adventure

BikeHUD Planning Second Generation Motorcycle Heads-Up Display

A number of months ago we had a look at the future of motorcycle heads-up displays, where we looked at three different approaches to the idea of displaying information directly into a riders field of view. And while the BIKEHUD in our opinion definitely had some issues with regards to practicality, it was the only product out of the three that you could actually purchase and use today. The Skully AR-1 helmet and NUVIZ ...
AGV Corsa Five Best 5 Star Rated Helmets

5 Of The Best 5 Star Rated Helmets

If you've read our article from last week you'll know that an expensive helmet doesn't automatically make it a good helmet. But are all 5 star rated helmets created equal? In this article we look at what we think are the five best 5 star rated helmets, both budget and premium. Money might not buy you extra safety in the case of some helmets, but it can buy you comfort, quality and features. Nitro Aikido ...
Where you'll be injured in a motorcycle accident

Where You’ll be Injured In A Motorcycle Accident

In an ideal world all motorcyclists would cover themselves from head to toe in the best protective gear money can buy.  But things aren’t ideal.  Not everyone can afford top the range safety equipment.  Sometimes, the heat conspires against riders – who really likes being clad head to toe in thick cow leather when the temperature is over 90 degrees?  And is it really necessary to wear all the gear for a quick five ...
Aliexpress Motorcycle Gear Is it Safe

Buying Motorcycle Gear from AliExpress – Is it Safe?

We all want the best we gear can get for the lowest possible price, and that's why many bargain hunters end up buying their motorcycle gear from Aliexpress. But is it safe? Are the goods genuine? Are the prices too good to be true? We've bought a selection of gloves, jackets and pants over the past 18 months from the online superstore so you don't have to and our conclusions should help prevent you from wasting your hard ...
Does an Expensive Helmet Equal a Safe Helmet?

Is An Expensive Helmet a Safe Helmet? A Look at Helmet Safety Ratings and Price

"If you have a $10 head, buy a $10 helmet. If your head is worth more, buy a Bell." That was the famous ad that Bell ran in the 1970’s and it’s still often quoted today when people talk about motorcycle gear, especially motorcycle helmets. It sounds right - who puts their faith in something cheap over an expensive item, especially when it comes to safety? But how true is that today? Is that $700 Shoei really what you need ...