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Summary The Golden Eagle Sport sunglasses provide quality glare and brightness combined with slim and lightweight frame. They are designed to be comfortable for long periods of time when wearing a helmet or over-the-ear headphones. Introduction My history with eyeglasses goes all the way back to first grade. Then at age sixteen I started wearing …

Suomy Extreme Chin Vent The chin vent on the Suomy is rather pedestrian.  It works via a simple latch that opens and closes the vent.  Quite frankly, we’ve seen better quality vents on helmets costing 70% less than the Extreme. That said, the vent does work, and like the AGV Ti-Tech, the chin vent directs …

RIA2 Permanent Anti-Fog Coating for Motorcycle Visors A permanent anti-fog coating for motorcycle face shields that works and is a better solution than the Pinlock or temporary anti-fog coatings. Just a few weeks ago, in March of 2011, the Université Laval sent us a press release announcing a new permanent anti-fog coating for motorcycle helmet face shields. …

Face Shields, Helmet Visors & Other Helmet Accessories All Reviewed By Our Hands On Expert Editors It’s hard to keep your eyes on the road or track when the sun is beating down on your face and there is glare and shadows impeding your vision. The good news is that there is a simple solution …

New ACU Five Star System to Combine Snell and ECE 22.05 Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standards The Autocycle Union (ACU Motorcycling GB) fulfills a role in the UK that is similar to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in the U.S.A. Both serve as the the governing bodies for motorcycle racing, they help organize motorcycle clubs and …

Making a Nolan Motorcycle Helmet When CIMA International, the U.S. importer and service center for Nolan Helmets in the U.S.A., asked if I’d like a personal tour of the Nolan helmet factory while I was in Milano for the EICMA show, I naturally jumped at the chance. In a past life, I worked in manufacturing …

Motorcycle Helmet Noise One thing’s for certain: If a webBikeWorld review reports that a helmet is relatively quiet, we can count on getting an email from someone telling us that it’s the noisiest helmet they’ve ever tried. Conversely, if we think a helmet is loud, we will surely get emails informing us that we’re dead …

Methods for Evaluating Visor Anti-Fog Treatments In the most recent webBikeWorld anti-fog treatment comparison article, we discovered that the anti-fog treatment applied to the visor during manufacturing can have an affect on the anti-fog coating applied by the owner. That is something we hadn’t considered in the past. In response to that article, several readers …

Night Vision Visor for Motorcycle Helmets A new night vision motorcycle helmet visor technology may end up being a real game-changer for those who ride in the dark. This Scotopia Technologies unit we’re reviewing is a pre-production sample. However, it proves the concept of adding night vision capabilities to a motorcycle helmet. It’s the first …

7Eye “PanHead” and “Rake” Photochromic Sunglasses It was 10 years ago when the 7Eye men’s and women’s motorcycle sunglasses were reviewed on webBikeWorld. That’s a long time by anyone’s standards! Frankly, we were surprised to learn that not only is 7Eye still in business, they’re going strong. Back then, the company was called Panoptx. That name is …

Zooke Z-Spritz. Does It Work? Zooke anti-fog treatment is popular with skiers. It’s available as a wax or spray. Unfortunately, it did not prevent visor fogging during our review. This review will be short and sweet. Zooke “Z-Spritz” (the liquid version of Zooke anti-fog) did not prevent visor fogging during our evaluation. That doesn’t mean …

Pinlock Gets A Competitor WeeTect is a new name in anti-fog visor inserts for motorcycle helmets. But WeeTect Inc. isn’t new; the company has been in business since 1993. They manufacture all sorts of eye and face protection products including visors and face shields for motorcycle helmets, safety helmets and more. The company also makes …

Schuberth Announces a New Open-Face Helmet October 16, 2014 – Schuberth introduced the M1 helmet today at the 2014 AIMExpo. UPDATE: Schuberth M1 review now posted! This is not a replacement for the funky Schuberth J1 (review), but a new open-face helmet for the product line. I still use my J1 in hot summer riding and the removable …

Icon Announces the Airframe Statistic April  24, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – The Icon Airframe Statistic (photos below) is a radical design that lists the percentage of impact areas on a full-face helmet. The numbers apparently come from the COST-327 helmet study “Motorcycle Safety Helmet Test Procedures – Interim Report Manuscript” in February 1998. From …

New Schuberth Helmet Colors for 2014 October 20, 2013 – Final report from the AIMExpo show. Schuberth has spiced up their color palette for 2014 with many new colors. The Schuberth C3 Pro (preview), the Schuberth SR1 (review) and the Schuberth S2 (review) all get the treatment. I took a closer look at the Schuberth C3 Pro at the Schuberth …

The Visorcat Visor Cleaner The Visorcat is a motorcycle helmet visor cleaning system. It includes both a replaceable sponge and a wiper blade and a reservoir to hold cleaning fluid. The Visorcat attaches to the left hand with an adjustable nylon wrist strap. It feels awkward at first, but I quickly became used to it. …

Randolph Engineering Aviator Eyeglasses and Clip-ons Review Why didn’t I buy these years ago? The classic Randolph Engineering Aviator eyeglasses work in every type of motorcycle helmet I’ve tried. If you’re an avid motorcyclist and eyeglass wearer, they are well worth the money. I’m a life-long eyeglass wearer and I’ve been riding motorcycles since…well, let’s …

Schuberth S2 Preview   Background February 21, 2012 – The 2012 Dealer Expo is over but I have a few more reports to post. Schuberth formally introduced both the Schuberth S2 and Schuberth SR1 (review) helmets at this year’s event. We reviewed the Schuberth SR1 late last year and it was named the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmet of the …

Nexx XR1R Diablo First Look November 22, 2011 – Let’s say you finally decided to buy thatDucati Diavel (report) you’ve been lusting after. Now there’s a big decision: what helmet to wear? Answer: The Nexx XR1R Diablo, of course! The Nexx XR1R Carbon (review) is one of the lightest full-face helmets on the planet and it has among …

2012 Vemar “Storm” Helmet Preview   2012 Vemar Storm Helmet Preview Vemar introduced the new “Storm” full-face helmet at the 2011 EICMA show. The Storm is a new low-to-mid priced helmet and the samples on display appeared to have very high quality, with tight tolerances in the split lines and parts. UPDATE: Vemar Storm Review! The …

Scott 87 OTG Goggles Review Thick padding on the Scott 87 OTG goggles provides a comfortable fit over eyeglasses without nose pinching. Soft foam in sides allows outstanding ventilation with some protection from dust and dirt. Wide strap is adjustable and has silicon grippers, but the grippers could be larger. The 87 OTG shape is …

DIY Helmet Sun Blocker Need a quick and easy alternative for a sun shield for your motorcycle helmet? Use exposed X-Ray film! You can usually get a piece for free from a local medical clinic or a lab that has an X-Ray machine. This sun shield remains in position whether your face shield is in …

Sunax Max Sunshield for Arai CT-Z If ever a helmet needed a sun shade, the CT-Z is it. So the good news is this: the Sunax Max Sunshield (review) fits the new Arai CT-Z (review)! The CT-Z is a unique helmet that works well but it has a very large eye port, which can create glare for the …

FogShield Sport Anti-Fog Treatment Review The new Bausch & Lomb FogShield Sport is easy to apply…once you know the secret. It also works well and it’s more cost effective than our other anti-fog favorite. It was about one year ago that Rick and Burn reviewed the Clarity DeFog It (review) anti-fog treatment for motorcycle helmet face shields. …

e-Tint MX-8 and AX-9 Liquid Crystal Anti-Fog Visor Inserts An LCD Anti-Fog Visor Insert! Our 2008 Dealer Expo report included an article on a unique and interesting new product for motorcyclists: an electrochromic visor. It wasn’t quite ready for retail at that time and after more development, it started shipping in August 2009, when it was introduced as …

Bell RS-1 Bell Announces the RS-1 Note: The Bell RS-1 review is now live. The RS-1 slots between the Bell Vortex (review) and the top-of-the-line Bell Star (review). That’s a pretty small slice, because the Vortex is an excellent helmet that has many of the features of the Star at a street price of only $134.99. The Bell RS-1 has …

Sunax Sunshield Sun Shade Review A precision-cut tinted sun shade that fits the narrow slot between the liner and EPS foam in many helmets and helps reduce glare. Can be slightly tricky to install and may not fit some helmets, but the results are worth it. The Sunax Sunshield is an ingenious device that has …

Schuberth Returns to the U.S.A September 17, 2010 – Rumors of Schuberth’s return to the U.S.A. have come true and the company announced its new California headquarters and helmet sales in the U.S. for the first time in four years. The new Schuberth Helmets offices in Aliso Viejo, California will serve as the headquarters, which …

Fine Vision Anti-Fog Visor Insert Review I’m singing in the rain with the Fine Vision anti-fog visor insert. It’s not pretty but it does the job, keeping the visor from fogging in damp conditions with minimal disruption to vision when the weather is fine. I love my BMW System 5 helmet. It’s far and away …

Scottoiler FS-365 Corrosion Protection Spray I can only echo what so many others have already said about the Scottoiler FS365 corrosion protector — it is a great product. I should have tried it a long time ago. Get some, use it year-round, appreciate it. It will serve you and your two-wheelers well. I have to mea …

Clarity Defog It Anti-Fog Treatment Review An anti-fog solution that’s easy to apply, lasts a long time and really works! We’ve been evaluating and reviewing anti-fog treatments and solutions of all types for many years. Some work, after a fashion, most don’t and a few are downright strange. Take the Pinlock insert. It works, but …

The Transitions SolFX Photochromic Visor and the Akuma Chameleon Photochromic Visor Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better and that it couldn’t be done, how about this: A photochromic visor that turns from clear to…mirrored! But wait — that’s not all! The Akuma Chameleon isn’t just photochromic; it’s a true Transitions SOLFX brand …

Maybe Grandma Had the Right Idea The Fitovers sunglasses are not your Grandma’s sunglasses…or are they? Actually, who cares, as long as they work?! Designed to fit over most prescription eyeglasses, Fitovers sunglasses come in an array of sizes and styles. They’re much less expensive than a separate pair of prescription sunglasses and they do …

Clear Shot Motorcycle Helmet Visor Cleaner Very rugged case holds a bottle of lens cleaner solution and two microfiber cleaning towels. I’m not sure if the “perfect” motorcycle helmet visor cleaning kit has been invented.  Ideally, we’d have visors that repelled all of the dirt, bugs and water and would never need cleaning. But that’s …

Also: Akuma Aegis Hydrophobic Visor Regular webBikeWorld visitors know that Akuma Helmets, in partnership with Mr. Wizard himself, Kerry Harris, have developed some of the coolest and most interesting helmets and helmet technologies going. For example, they developed the Sunshift photochromic visor (review) a couple of years ago, which we reported on during our review of the Akuma …

Raincoat Water Repellent Review   Summary Applied to a motorcycle face shield, Raincoat repels water. After the face shield is treated, the water will bead into tiny drops and roll off. When riding a motorcycle, the air moving over the helmet quickly evacuates the water droplets from the face shield. Introduction Roll your eyes to …

The webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo   I stopped by the Akuma Helmets booth and what a surprise! Remember a while back when we reviewed theAkuma/MXL Industries photochromatic visor?  We also imagined the visor of the future with electrochromatic visor tinting? Guess what?  It’s here! A material with electrochromatic properties is generally defined …

Salclear Anti-Fog Treatments: TT, TT-X, D-mist and D-mist+ Here’s another installment in our continuing search for the “perfect” motorcycle visor anti-fog treatment. Until a visor is invented that absolutely and completely resists fogging under any conditions, there will always be room for one more anti-fog spray. If you recall, we recently compared four different anti-fog treatments; …

7EYE (Panoptx) Zephyr Women’s Sunglasses and Taku Men’s Sunglasses As you can see in the right-hand column, we have plenty of webBikeWorld reviews about motorcycle helmet visors, visor cleaners, anti-fog treatments (and more on the way), sun shades and more. But we never quite got around to motorcycle sunglasses, for some reason. It certainly couldn’t …

Itech Fog Free Spray C-Clear, Optic Guard and Vari-CLEAR Anti-Fog Treatments What started out as a review of Itech Fog Free Anti-Fog Spray turned into a search for this year’s “perfect” anti-fog coating. You won’t find it here, unfortunately, but the search will continue… Kevin started the latest round in what’s become almost a yearly survey …