So you’ve watched a little bit of racing, “cried to mommy” and she made the mistake of buying you a super sport Suzuki? By now you probably believe that you are as appropriate as you can be to a Rizla Suzuki racing rider, but take a listen to Chris Vermeulen here and also do a quick search for riding gear if not willing to increase the numbers of deaths occurred while riding on the streets as if you are on a race track.
If any of you guys who just ask “how do you pop up wheelies?” before first riding a motorcycle would take the time and watch such videos, the streets would be a safer place for you and us.
Now that gas prices are exploding and more and more people are finding cheaper commuting means - many choosing the two-wheelers - is very important to come up with informative videos such as the one attached below.
Even though it has commercial purposes, the information is there for you to get it and learn how to do the best choice in accordance to the type of bike that you prefer.
It is very encouraging to see that not only bikers make their “Motorcycle awareness” videos and the world’s press also notices the increasing number of accidents. It is strongly recommended that the authorities will take measures, but we should never forget that the throttle is in each one’s hands. Ride safely and always wear motorcycle protective equipment!
This isn’t the first year in which May is being proclaimed “Motorcycle Awareness and You” month, but the continuously growing number of crashes clearly shows that drivers didn’t catch the idea.
There are now more motorcycles on the road then ever before (70% more than 10 years ago) and this month there all cleaned up and ready to go, but still not provide any kind of at least mental safety given by the fact that the rushed guy in that red sedan stopped in front of you before (...) > Full story
The German company Schuberth plans on working together with the ex Formula 1 pilot Michael Schumacher in order to develop sports motorcycle helmets.
After using the “Race helmet”, Schumacher continues to put at the company’s disposal all of his experience in order to be implemented on new models.
Michael, along with Schuberth engineers, is already well underway with the development of a helmet extremely lightweight, aerodynamic and full of technical innovations and on the security (...) > Full story
Spanish company APC System BCN has presented at MotOh! Barcelona 2008 their brand new helmet incorporating airbags that are activated by a sophisticated system which detects falls, accidents and finally does something significant in order to reduce the risk.
The airbags are mounted under the helmet while the unit that detects collisions must be installed on the motorcycle, ATV or scooter.
Among other, the helmet is equipped with Bluetooth and has an ultra-light external protective (...) > Full story
I’ve just shown you a replica of Valentino Rossi’s AGV helmet and frankly, this video has nothing to do with a limited edition helmet or anything like that. But the funny part didn’t let me ignore it so here it is: A future motorcycle journalist! Smart kid…I wonder if it is because of all that baseball bats that he applies to himself.
Riders from Great Britain will have the opportunity to buy a limited edition AGV helmet named “Dreamtime”. Produced by the GP-tech, it is the most advanced model of the race line as it is made out of carbon and Kevlar.
It is a replica of the Valentino Rossi’s helmet, and so it will be produced in a number of only 250 copies and sold for 429 pounds. By simply taking a look at it, you know it is well worth it.
Dainese started in 2000 to develop an airbag system that would prove efficient in a motorcycle crash (or slide as you can see in the video) by protecting the rider’s upper body. By now, development has reached terminal faze and we can see the actual system working in a simulated fall-and-slide crash.
Scheduled to be released in 2010, the new air-bag-equipped suits (D-Tec system, as it was named) will be the first to be produced by a major bike clothing manufacturer. Let’s just hope that we won’t need it at all! But you never know for sure, do you?
Called the Roof R06 Bamboo, this motorcycle helmet was created by a French designer named Claude Morin and it stands for innovation while proving that technology doesn’t always have to be so complicated.
The bamboo fiber is simply braided together and it remains thick and safe enough to meet the European E22-05 standard referring to the protection offered by motorcycle helmets.
In fewer wards, if you are having second thought about wearing this limited edition helmet, you will probably have the opportunity to take some funny pictures of the guy that does wear the thing.