We are beginning to see some very helpful information regarding neck brace testing from Leatt. We need to see more of this, from all the manufacturers, as well as some useful certification standards.
Entries Tagged as 'Safety'
May 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Safety
May 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Fitness and Health, Profiles in Riding, Safety
Here’s the spinal cord injury Public Service Announcement that Steve Bauer posted on Facebook. Click here or click the image to view. It’s an MP4 (Quicktime) video file.
April 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Racing, Reviews, Safety
Recently I had a brief email exchange with Ken Smith, editor of Australia-based VMX Magazine regarding the problems neck brace wearers have integrating other forms of protective gear. As Ken pointed out, everything from the bottom profile of your helmet to the shape of your chest protector/body armor can affect the way the neck brace [...]
July 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Safety, Workbench
We all know someone who’s had their bikes and/or gear stolen, if we haven’t been the victim of theft ourselves. Lately it seems that thieves are simply hitching up to the trailer and towing the whole thing off. I guess that’s the price we pay for increased popularity of our sport, and the rising value [...]
February 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Industry, Safety
I’ve just returned from my pilgrimage to Indianapolis and the annual Powersports Dealer Expo. There was a lot going on there this year, despite the economy. The biggest news was the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, a law that went into effect last week and summarily killed about 20% of the motorcycle industry [...]
October 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Safety
This is not really about motorcycling, except that I got the idea to do this from a post on the Wild Goose Moto Guzzi discussion board. I’ve been thinking about some way to have communications on my street bike for a while. Emergency communications mainly but, ultimately, I want to be able to do bike-to-bike [...]
April 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Safety, Technology
As noted the other day, I spent last weekend at the Diamond Don’s Riverport AHRMA national. What a mudfest! I’d like to say that I had a great race and finished in the top three in my class, but that was not to be. I was running well in the first moto of Sportsman 250 [...]
March 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Safety, Technology
From Don Morgan, inventor of the cone-head motorcycle helmet liner technology, comes an e-mail update on this interesting approach to helmet safety. According to Don, the response to his appearance on “The New Inventors” (which named the cone-head 2007 Invention of the Year) has been huge, with interest from around the globe. A helmet using [...]
March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Safety, Technology
Looking at the new Bell Moto-8 got me to thinking again about the controversial issue of helmets. Mainly because the Moto-8 is at the higher end of the price range for motorcycle helmets, and there is really no objective way of determining if your money is truly buying you more protection. In a non-scientific survey [...]
March 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Safety, Technology
There were a handful of new safety products announced at Indy. I didn’t see them all but I did get a chance to see a couple of them up close and talk to the manufacturers. EVS Sports announced their RC-Evolution Race Collar, a less expensive competitor to the Leatt Brace. The RC-Evo is similar in design to [...]