The state of Michigan repealed its mandatory helmet law in 2012. Now, with three riding seasons having passed since then, we finally have enough numbers to prove that it’s stupid and causing more people to have more serious injuries.
What if you could have the promise of the Skully or the new BMW HUD helmet in a lid you already own? Here’s a company trying to do just that.
While many riders are happy to hang up their helmets when the weather gets bad, there are plenty of you who ride all year or are more than content to ride in the rain. There are lots more of you who would, if you knew how to do it right—and that’s where we come in.
Modern helmets are very good, but BMW must think they aren’t quite what they could be. So at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the German motorcycle brand is showcasing helmets with Heads Up Displays (HUDs)—oh, and bikes with laser beams. I love the future.
I don’t know about you guys, but if I invented a product that the whole world was waiting to see and was having some difficulties getting it into the hands of consumers, the last thing I would do is alienate those patient enough to stick with me. Skully, the brand behind that fancy but long-delayed heads-up-display…
I just got back from riding one of the most anticipated bikes of the year, the all new Honda Africa Twin, all over South Africa. But riding an adventure bike requires wearing the right kind gear. Some of the pieces of gear I used were incredibly impressive, while others really let me down. Here’s what you need to know…
Until very recently, helmets have had two jobs: keep things from impaling your head and reduce the force of hitting things that hit it. Two companies unveiled street helmets at the AIMExpo show this year that take things one massively important step further—to protect your brain, as well as your skull.
This is the Shoei X-Spirit III, the newest iteration of the company’s X-Spirit race helmet. And as we’ve seen in the latest race lids from AGV, Schuberth, Arai, and ICON, aerodynamics is the name of the game. In this case, your head is about to grow wings.
With a 180° rearview camera, Bluetooth and futuristic styling, Skully Helmets is bringing a fighter pilot-style Heads Up Display to your everyday motorcycle ride. We're the first publication to experience Skully in the real world.
Capable of keeping you dry when it's wet, cool when it's hot, warm when it's cold and alive in a crash, motorcycle safety gear is the most advanced apparel this side of a space suit.
It's starting to look like the soldiers of the future could almost fight in space. The Army's latest helmet concept, specifically designed for chemical-biological protection, includes a respirator that keeps the air clean and cool, like a mini air conditioner built right into the mask. It also looks very badass.
It seems like something out of Halo, but this new futuristic soldier helmet discovered by KitUp! is now being tested by the US Army. Called the Helmet Electronics and Display System-Upgradeable Protection, it's a modular variation of the current head gear, with face-protective 9mm plating and Heads Up Display powered…
Inveterate pig-foiling time-spender Angry Birds is taking a victory lap after something like a trillion sales by sponsoring Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen in the world's premier racing series. What does Angry Birds get out of it? The greatest Formula 1 helmet in the history of helmets.
The NFL's carried its crusade against concussion-causing hits into the realm of car commercials, successfully convincing Toyota to remove video of a staged high school helmet-to-helmet tackle from a car commercial... about helping treat concussions.
We're pretty sure things got quite exciting at the offices of Impact Racing on Friday, when the foundation used by most racing organizations to certify safety gear announced they were decertifying Impact Racing's products.
A helmeted driver awaits a race by relaxing with friends as an unexpected drop in room temperature causes the momentary fogging of his visor. Totally, dudes.
Age 45, check. Over masculine motorcycle, check. Four cows worth of leather, check. Extremely badass motorcycle helmet, check, thanks to this full-faced skull motorcycle helmet. This $150 jawless skull motorcycle helmet will make the grandma in front of you in her Lincoln Towncar wish she had slipped on the ice that…
We will do so because "crash helmet" is simply one of the best two-word phrases ever. A motorcycle helmet does not protect you from motorcycles. A bicycle helmet does not protect you from bicycles. A hair helmet does not protect you from hair. A pith helmet protects one not from short, witty remarks. An army helmet…