Designed with touring riders in mind, the Vision-R Series 2 helmet sits in Shark’s Discovery division. Taking features from the original Vision-R, the Series 2 has received some upgrades to make it even better. Continue reading →
Multistrada D-Air / World’s first production motorcycle wirelessly integrated with airbag riding jackets
Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati announced the introduction of the Multistrada D-Air model, featuring a fully integrated, intelligent system of sensors wirelessly connected to Ducati Apparel airbag jackets by Dainese. Marking a ‘world’s first’ in the motorcycle industry and combining the innovative designs from two famous Italian brands, the new Ducati model takes a significant step forward in two-wheel safety. Combining the expertise of both Ducati and Dainese, the intelligent passive safety system uses sensors built into the Multistrada’s existing electronics to constantly understand the vehicle’s dynamic situation and deploying only when subjected to a genuine accident scenario. The Multistrada D-Air system completes the data analysis and airbag deployment inside both the rider and passenger jackets in just 45 milliseconds, considerably reducing the risk of injury upon impact.
BMW M has been part of MotoGP for the 16th season running; since 1999, the division has been the “Official Car of MotoGP”. There are 18 races on the calendar this year, with the season getting underway on the 23rd of March in Qatar and finishing on the 9th of November in Valencia. At the heart of the fleet of official MotoGP cars for this season will be the new M4 Coupe with its 431hp turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine. It will be equipped with numerous M Performance parts, including a front splitter, black grille and a titanium exhaust system surrounded by carbon-fibre exhaust finishers. Other bits include carbon mirror caps, aero side skirts, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and, of course, an LED light bar.
TCX has launched two new colours to its top-line motocross and off-road boot the Pro 2.1. Already available in white and black, the additional colours added are white/orange as well as black/yellow fluo. The Pro 2.1 is packed full of technical features and is made from both traditional and modern construction methods. The traditional side offers a stitched, dual compound rubber interchangeable sole, as well as the boot being mainly made from leather. Continue reading →
Want to scare children at high speeds? So do we. But we also want to live another day. That is why the guys at Headless Helmets build a unique, durable, three-dimensional layer on a lightweight, comfortable Shoei road helmet. Each helmet is hand painted and finished with a top-grade UV clear coat. The process maintains aerodynamics and adds no more than a pound of weight. Vents and visor are completely functional. More images below. Continue reading →
Billed as the first fully ECE homologated (both helmet and visor) truly retro full face helmet, the Premier Trophy is a replica of the shape of the original Premier helmet from the 1970’s as used by Phil Read, but made from modern materials. Premier have managed to retain a compact shell size in keeping with the original 70’s helmet without compromising safety. There are no vents and the visor is retained by two screws and friction plates, when closed it is secured by press studs – again in keeping with the original. The visor will not seal like a modern visor, the helmet is trying to stay true to the style of the original rather than provide a host of modern technical features.
Dainese recently refreshed its range of Gore-Tex and D-Dry jackets, gloves and boots.
Carve Master GORE-TEX
The Carve Master GORE-TEX is the ultimate in protection against the cold and wet weather. The jacket is made from Dainese’s ‘Mugello fabric’, which is designed to provide superb resistance to wear and tear is made in micro nylon and elastomer fabric. The protective properties of the fabric mean it is water repellent and allows for quick drying in-between showers or overnight. Comfort is ensured with a breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, front and rear air vents and a removable thermal liner. It also features wrist adjustment, waist adjustment and a jacket-trouser fastening system. Continue reading →
TCX is known for supplying motorcycle boots to pro-racers contesting in MotoGP, World Superbikes, British Superbikes, the Dakar rally, World Motocross and road racing, as well as to consumers for everyday use. However, what people may not realise is that behind the Italian design, all TCX footwear has the highest standard of safety features available. Continue reading →
French website Europe1.fr has reported that seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher has been involved in a serious skiing accident in Meribel, France. The legendary race driver lost control and hit a rock with his head and though he was wearing a helmet, the injuries are believed to be serious. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, where Schumacher was transferred, has issued a statement mentioning the former F1 driver’s injuries are severe. He has undergone emergency surgery and his current condition is critical. The statement mentioned “head trauma with coma, which required immediate neurosurgical treatment.”