Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on the road and it only takes one silly mistake to put their lives at risk. That isn’t an over statement, as a close friend of mine had a very lucky escape whilst driving down a straight section of road; a car pulled right out in front of him from a junction on the left (Duke of Edinburgh style) and unknown to him, his left indicator was still ticking away from a previous manoeuvre, leading the driver of the car to believe it was safe to pull out.
Cars, Motorcycles and Electric/Hybrid vehicles reviewed
The Tech 10 from Alpinestars are an innovative pair of protective Motocross boots that are packed full of features for high performance and defence when participating in this crazy sport. For over a decade the Tech 10 has been a reliable boot, but this summer the company have completely redesigned to raise the quality even further, whilst maintain the classic look. The redesign focused on the functionality, performance and safety, with the aim to reduce the overall weight as well as the material volume for a greater range of movement and flexibility.
I been riding motorbikes for as long as I can remember, and the weather must be pretty awful for me to opt for my car instead. Throughout these years of riding, I have concluded that you should always wear the best gear you can afford, as you generally get what you pay for with motorbike clothing. My current choice of clothing has boiled down to an armoured Gortex 2-piece suit and heavy adventure motorbike boots. Whilst this combination gives great protection it isn’t the most comfortable of clothing when you get off.
The Blackvue DR900S-1CH Dash Cam has jam-packed all the latest dash cam features into a sleek and attractive body, helping you protect yourself, your car and your no-claims bonus when out on the road. This single-channel dash cam (also available in two channel) uses an 8-megapixel CMOS sensor to capture videos in 4K ultra high definition.
Alpinestars have been making serious apparel for serious sports since 1963, we are taking about the kind of sports where you could potentially die at every second - motocross, road and off-road motorcycling racing, open wheel and stock car racing and the sort of cycling where you throw yourself down near vertical slopes at ridiculous speeds. The Tech 8 RS have been designed for off-road performance with a new, full, inner bootie for a precise and comfortable fit and an innovative buckle closure system for convenience.
We can all get a bit carried away over the Christmas period, if you haven’t had at least one alcoholic drink before midday can you even call it Christmas? It is important to remember not to be an absolute tool and ruin every bodies fun by getting behind the wheel of a car the next day when you are still a little worse for wear, that’s where the AlcoSense collection comes to the rescue.
The F100 is a budget friendly, front facing Dash Cam from Thinkware, featuring CMOS Image Sensors that aim to provide constant full 1080p HD resolution recording during both daytime and night time, utilising the FAT (File Allocation Table) system, meaning the proprietary Format Free Technology eliminates the need for periodical manual formatting of recorded video files on the microSD memory card. The first thing you may notice that might put you off is the lack of a screen, to view recorded video files you will need to put them on you PC.
Just like the internet and mobile phones, what was once a luxury can become necessity and the Dash Cam is no different, it has become even more vital for me since we have recently had 20km of dual carriage way added to our local area, with many roundabouts, an unnecessary amount of lanes that make zero sense, that have led to numerous accidents and constant cut up (I will save the rest of my rant for my local MP), so evidence has become a must. The RAC 225S Super HD dash cam, is a compact forward-facing camera with GPS, packed full of functions to help kee