Aprilia Debuts Augmented Reality Smart Helmet

Aprilia Racing Virtual Reality Mechanic Smart Helmet

Aprilia Racing commissioned Realmore (a business unit of Equent Media Group) to develop a software application to be utilized on an augmented reality wearable device, DAQRI Smart Helmet, in order to visualize Augmented Reality content that helps the mechanics during the preparation and maintenance of racing bikes. The technology will be put into practice during the San Marino MotoGP at the Misano World Circuit in Italy on September 8 -10, 2017. Characterized by a common passion for…

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Daytona Skull Cap Half Helmet Recall Alert

Daytona Helmets International (Daytona) is recalling certain Skull Cap D1, D3 and D6 Helmets in sizes 3XS through 4XL. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, “Motorcycle Helmets.” These helmets were sold through Walmart, Amazon and several other retailers.…

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Motorcycle Fatalities Increase 15% in Colorado

Motorcycle Fatalities up 15% in Colorado

In 2016, there were 125 motorcycle fatalities – a 15 percent increase from the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2015, and a record high for Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). CDOT’s “The Best Never Stop Training” safety campaign is being launched this month due to the rising number of motorcycle fatalities over the last few years and to encourage riders to participate in motorcycle safety training…

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Brake Free Surpasses CrowdFunding Goal

Brake Free Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal for Autonomous Motorcycle Brake Light Helmet

Brake Free, the world’s first autonomous brake light for motorcyclists, has surpassed its $50,000 crowdfunding goal just 15 days into their Indiegogo campaign. Brake Free is a one-of-a-kind high-visibility LED helmet accessory that has commanded attention from both the riding community and the press. “A bright red LED at their eye level that gets even brighter every time you slow down could make the difference between getting to your destination…

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Polaris Slingshot License Requirement Change

Polaris Slingshot License Requirement Changes

Polaris announced that Colorado and Wyoming are the latest states to reclassify their licensing requirements for its Slingshot three wheeler. This would allow Slingshot drivers to operate the vehicle with a valid state driver’s license instead of requiring a motorcycle endorsement or license. Drivers and passengers in Colorado and Wyoming under the age of 18 will still be required to wear a helmet, in accordance with the states’ motorcycle helmet…

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Strategic Sports Zox Nano Helmet Recall

Zox Nano Helmet Recall Safety Hazard

Strategic Sports, Ltd. (Strategic Sports) is recalling certain Zox Nano Helmets sizes XL through XXXXXL. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a secondary head impact during a motorcycle crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, “Motorcycle Helmets.” CONSEQUENCE: In the event of a crash where the rider hits the helmet twice…

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Motorcycle Helmet Law Rejected by WV Senate

WV Senate Rejects Helmet Law

The West Virginia Senate rejected a law today that would have allowed some motorcycle riders to leave their helmet at home. Senators voted against the bill in it’s third reading today. It would have allowed motorcycle riders to travel without a helmet if they’re older than 18 and have had their license longer than a year. Current state law requires riders to wear protective helmets at all times on the road.…

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H&H Sports Recalls 7500 TORC Half Helmets

Torc T55 V2 Half Helmet Recall

H&H Sports Protection (H&H) is recalling certain TORC T-55 V2 low profile half helmets, sizes XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash. Additionally, the helmets may not stay secured to head during a motorcycle crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard…

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Police Searching for 4 in Motorcycle Shop Theft

Police Looking for 4 Suspects in Motorcycle Dealership theft Robbery

Davie Police are seeking the public’s help in locating four people responsible for an attempted theft at a local motorcycle shop and trying to steal four bikes, earlier this month. Surveillance cameras rolled as the subjects broke through hurricane-proof glass at the Rick Case Honda Powerhouse motorcycle store, earlier this month. “It took them quite some time to get through the hurricane glass with a hammer, but they were eventually able to…

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Vega XTA Touring Motorcycle Helmet Recall

Vega Touring Half Helmet Recall XTA

Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle half helmets, models XTA and XTA Touring in sizes L, XL, and XXL, manufactured from February 2013 through December 2014. The affected helmets may not adequately protect the user’s head in the event of an impact such as can happen during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 218, “Motorcycle…

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