Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Guest post: Some thoughts on motorcycle chains

This is a guest post written by Rob Thijssen.

First, do you really want a chain drive system?

Chains are fiddly mechanisms.

They require regular cleaning, maintenance and occasional replacement.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Guest Post: The Group Ride Motorcycle Brief

This is a guest post written by Jason On.

If you haven't guess yet, I ride a sportbike. An SV1000s, to be specific.

What I love about the bike is, not only can it keep up with the hyperbikes in the twisties of Colorado, but it's comfortable enough for commuting and longer rides. Especially after I replaced the stock seat with a Corbin one.

Riding by Voice - Bauhn FDC-01

It’s been more than 30 years, this love affair between me and my motorcycles, and I don’t foresee it ever ending. In that time I’ve tried many types of motorcycling and many variations of gadget to go with them - but the one thing I have always resisted is riding with music in my helmet.

Wearing earphones, earbuds or mounting proper speakers into my lid has always been given a wide birth. Until now. 

Head Up Display technology for motorcycles

There has been gaining momentum lately surrounding HUD (Head Up Displays) for motorcyclists. The race is on and everyone wants to be ‘first’ with a HUD integrated within a helmet.

Most notably gaining traction is the Skully AR-1 helmet which is also, nearing production. Originally crowd-funded on IndieGoGo with a modest goal of raising $250,000, as at time of writing they managed to raise a massive $2.2M and have gone on to taking pre-orders and a very strong interest in the motorcycling community.