Source: www.motorcyclistonline.com Author: Ari Henning Section: Gear
Look sharp while staying connected on your next ride.
These 6 new cool motorcycle accessories and gadgets are the perfect addition to the modern rider’s gear collection.
Headwave Tag Helmet Sound System
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Turn your entire helmet into a sound system with the Headwave Tag. The Headwave uses your lid’s shell as a soundboard, creating true surround sound while you ride. With an internal battery, Bluetooth connectivity, and one-button operation, the Headwave is easy to use. Priced at $332 at current exchange rates, the Headwave is designed and constructed in Germany.
Ami Powersports AX-12 Arai Visor Insert
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Tint your Arai visor with the touch of a button. The AX-12 visor insert is shaped to work with Arai’s brow-vented shields and uses liquid-crystal technology to instantly switch from clear to dark smoke at the touch of a button (or automatically). The kit sells for $130, and the USB-rechargeable battery is said to offer 40 hours of shade.
Magura HC1 Master Cylinder
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Magura’s new HC1 radial master cylinder uses a forged body and piston plus new seal technology to offer excellent brake feel and power. Available in 12mm, 13mm, and 16mm piston diameters, the HC1 is appropriate for any brake system, and at $289 it’s a relatively affordable upgrade.
Adaptiv Technologies TPX Bluetooth Transmitter
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Adaptiv Technologies’ TPX radar detector is a favorite of those with a heavy throttle hand. Now the company has released this Bluetooth module ($55) that takes power from a USB port and links to the TPX to beam radar alerts directly to your helmet communicator.
GloveTacts Touchscreen Stickers
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Give your favorite mitts an upgrade with GloveTacts. Place these ultra-thin, conductive, faux-suede stickers ($10 for two) on the index and thumb fingers of your glove to operate any touchscreen device. Just peel, stick, and use. GloveTacts are touted as being extremely durable but also removable.
Like to stream music from your phone? Now you can easily control volume, skip tracks, and pause or play your media remotely. Link the compact Satechi Media Button to your smartphone and you’re good to go. The $30 Satechi kit is said to have a two-year battery life and comes with a handlebar mount and double-sided adhesive for flat-surface mounting.