Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbag Jackets

Alpinestars Tech-Air Jacket – An Airbag Jacket You’ll Actually Want to Wear

Alpinestars has released details of their brand new airbag system under the Tech-Air name and it works in a way no other motorcycle jacket airbag system has worked before. Everything is integrated into the jacket - you put in on and away you go. Up until now, there have been two different systems used for motorcycle jacket airbags available for street use. The first and cheapest was by way of a tether attached between the ...
Investcorp Buys Dainse

Who Are Investcorp? The New Owners of Dainese

Today it was announced that Lino Dainese, founder of the Italian powersport clothing manufacturer Dainese, has sold 80 per cent of the company to private equity firm Investcorp. That's probably not great news if you're a fan of the company, as private equity firms aren't renowned for keeping company values or being overly altruistic in their business practices. So who are Investcorp? Their Wikipedia entry describes them ...
Stomp Grip Motorcycle Tank Grip

Get A Grip – What Motorcycle Tank Grips Should You Get?

What do all sportsbikes need but don't have? Yes, tank grips. Leather pants and shiny smooth motorcycle tanks aren't the best combination when it comes to grip. And when you're braking from 6th gear into a 2nd gear corner, there's no worse feeling than sliding forward on your seat - it reduces your control and therefore slows you down. But like with many things in life, not all are created equal. So let's take a look at the ...
Icon Airframe Ghost Carbon Review

Icon Airframe Ghost Carbon Helmet Review

I'm a bit of a motorcycle accessories addict and the Icon Airframe Ghost Carbon Helmet is probably one of my prized possessions. Living in Thailand where most things are so cheap allows me to splurge every now and then and I think a helmet is definitely a motorcycle accessory worth splurging on. And while you can certainly buy cheaper helmets that offer just as good protection, I personally think the Icon Airframe Ghost ...
REV'IT! Airwave Textile Motorcycle Jacket Front

REV’IT Airwave Textile Jacket Review

If you live in a tropical climate, a textile jacket like the REV'IT Airwave Jacket is essential. It's all too easy to just ditch a jacket in favor of a t-shirt when the temperature is well over 100° every day and the moisture in the air is so thick you can almost drink it. Living in northern Thailand, these are the conditions I live with for over half of the year and given the dangers present on Thai roads, you really don't ...

Heads Up – A Look at Present and Future Motorcycle HUDs

Heads up displays have been around for decades.  They've been in use by the military for over 60 years and commercial aviation for around 30 years. Back in 1988 you could actually buy an Oldsmobile with one. But it's only in recent years that they've become more commonplace in the mass consumer market, slowly trickling down from luxury cars like BMW and Mercedes, with Mazda introducing it in all but the lowest spec of their ...
Dainese Giro ST Boots Side

Dainese Giro ST Boots Review

Before I begin this review of the Dainese Giro ST boots, let it be said that Dainese make some great gear, of that there is no doubt.  Safety is usually amongst the best available and yet style doesn’t take a back seat.  So one would expect then that I would be writing a glowing review of the Giro ST boots.  And these boots are both safe and stylish. The trouble is, I don’t really see the point of them. You see, the ...
Shark Speed R

Shark Speed-R Review

The Shark Speed-R isn’t exactly new, having been available for over a year now, but seeing as it’s my current lid of choice and I’ve been using it for around nine months, now is as good a time as any to provide a long term review of it. For those who are unaware, Shark is a French company who have been designing and manufacturing helmets for 25 years.  While they don’t have the profile of Arai or Shoei, they’re ...