Posted On 29 Apr 2024
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This entry is part 22 of 29 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#28

Shoei Hornet ADV helmet. Price – From $879.90 – $999.90

The new Hornet Adventure helmet has been designed to maintain peak performance in every environment,without compromising the core values of a long distance touring helmet.

Striking the optimal balance between on-and off-road form and function is no easy task, and the Hornet ADV is designed to redefine the meaning of a true all-road, all-element helmet.

Even at a glance, it’s easy to see that the Hornet ADV is a true hybrid between a premium road and off-road helmets. The mouthpiece and chin bar area and newly designed peak incorporate the best features from both worlds. The Hornet Adventure’s shape was designed to improve air intake and ventilation performance,reduce drag and lift, and improve stability, all the while giving the rider the additional air space needed to accommodate heavy breathing during demanding off-road riding.

The new Hornet ADV Adventure helmet is available this month in sizes XS to XXL in 4 solid colours and 3 graphic designs. Visit your local bike shop or

Draggin Jeans Hydro

Draggin’s Hydro gear is the answer for riders wanting protective and waterproof clothing. No butts about it! The Hydro jacket is styled on Draggin’s Classic Rider jacket; with many waterproof features it is a worthwhile addition to your winter wardrobe. And the armour makes it great value for money. The Hydro pants are the Classic jeans turned into waterproof pants. With no visible seams and cool sports liner on the inside, the Hydro pants are comfortable and breathable. Plus the hip and knee armour is included in the price, making it great value for money too. The jacket comes in sizes Small to 3XL and the pants are available in sizes 30 – 42. You can buy them from all clever stockists or visit

Rjays Eagle Youth jacket. Price – $139.95

Never able to find the right size jacket for your kids? Well, Rjays has you covered with this youth jacket available in sizes XS-XL (Ages 8-14). Available in black/grey for the boys and black/pink/white for the girls, the Eagle Youth jacket has loads of features including a breathable waterproof liner and removal thermal liner. Visit your local bike shop or see

Arai Pro-Shade System Price – From $119.95

Replacing the stock shield on any Arai helmet that uses the SAI type shield (Corsair V, RXQ, Defiant & Vector 2),the Pro-Shade System reduces excess ambient light in both the down and up positions. In the Up position, it can reduce sudden glare with just a subtle dip of your head – so you don’t have to take your hands off the bar. The pro-Shade system also offers enhanced aero dynamics, increased helmet stability and no scratching, as there’s no contact with the visor. Available in tint or mirrored versions. Visit your local bike shop or see

Shark Evoline Pro Carbon Price – $799.95

As the name suggests, the Evoline Pro Carbon is constructed from a combination of carbon aramid fibre and multi axial glass fibres, making it super tough and durable. Add to this the Pro Carbon’s natural bamboo fibre interior and the unique Auto-UP system that unlocks both chin and visor and you’ve got a truly practical and lightweight addition to the Shark Helmet family. The Evoline Pro Carbon helmet is also compatible with Shark’s own Bluetooth technology, Sharktooth. Ranging in sizes 54 to 62, visit your local bike shop or see

Dainese Light Wave jacket Price – $299.95

Get the ultimate in protection to wear underneath a jacket, or by itself in the hotter months. The Light Wave jacket comes with a mesh liner, CE Level 2 back protector (with kidney belt), CE Level 2 chest protector and CE Level 1 composite shoulder and elbow protectors. There is a myriad of adjustments and further protection.

Available in sizes XS-2XL, see your local bike shop or visit

AGV K-5 helmet. Price – From $429.95 – $449.95

This time it’s the K-5, the new AGV point of reference for sport touring use but now with much more comfort.

The shell is made of fibreglass and carbon fibre and guarantees resistance and lightness while the lines are aerodynamic and streamlined in true AGV style. A perfect fi t and easily operated inner visor ensure complete rider comfort. Size is minimised thanks to design studies carried out on racing helmets and the integrated rear spoiler provides excellent stability even at high speed. The K-5 is claimed to be the new point of reference in the sport touring sector. See your local bike shop or visit

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