New Sena systems in Milan – Ride Connected

Rider communication experts Sena, had some tidy new products to show us in Milan, notably their new 30k intercom which uses their new ‘mesh’ system for networking up to 30 units! 

It also utilises Bluetooth enabling mobile phone and satnav connection, and claimed range (depending on mode and connections) is up to 8km. 


They also told us that their crash helmet range is finally due for launch in 2018. Produced with a composite fibre shell these feature integrated communications, noice reduction system and one version will also still include an integral action camera mounted on top. Very clever indeed. 


Here at ScooterNova we already use Sena intercoms and camera while riding so we are very interested to see how these products develop. 

As they say, watch this space. 

Shoei Neotec II launched at Eicma

The only flip-front crash helmet I’ve chosen to wear is the Shoei Neotec, so the launch of the II version is of great interest to me. 


One of the big improvements is thst it is preapred for an integrated Sena Communications bluetooth device, operated by simple to use buttons. 

It also features a composite fibre shell, Integral sun visor, a newly designed cheek pad that is claimed to make it much quieter than the previous. 

A new locking system has been added to the helmet too, to make sure that the front is secured when flipped up, important as the Neotec II is the first Shoei system helmet to feature dual homologation – that is as both an open and full face. 

To be available in six sizes from XS to XXL in three shell sizes, we look forward to trying one when they arrive in 2018. www.shoeiassured.com

New Davida Koura helmet launched in Milan

We are in Milan for a couple of days at the Motorcycle Show here and the first new product to share with you is a full image of the new Davida Koura crash helmet we teased you with a couple of days ago. 

The New Davida 94 FF Koura features an “Advanced ‘ orbital laminated’ GPR composite shell construction” and there will also be an optional shell made from T700 grade racing carbon fibre. Davida claim it has a compact and close fitting shell derived from their open face Davida Speedster V3 helmet and say that the shell shape is “designed to give optimal weight-balanced ergonomic performance, gradually sculptured upwards from front to rear to eliminate clothing interference.”


There are six chin air vents, the helmet will be supplied with a 3mm anti-fog ECER22-05 approved visor, it also features multi-density EPS shock liner, removable, washable, fast-drying, anti-bacterial fabric liner and interchangeable with after-market leather liner kits in five colours. Secured using traditional webbing strap and double D Ring the Koura will be available in the 20 Davida Core Colour Range as standard, two shell sizes and six helmet sizes from XS to XXL. SRP is expected to be £435 when launched in 2018. 

Davida Koura video

New Davida Full Face Helmet

Sketch of the new Davida Koura

British crash helmet manufacturers Davida are known for their open-faced crash helmets, as well as their retro ‘pudding basin’ style lids too. Producing helmets from their factory in the north-west for over 40 years now, Davida have Continue reading

Shark Skwal crash helmet video

In edition 3 of ScooterNova magazine we have a review of the Shark Skwal crash helmet, which features LED lighting built into the lid.
So, as promised, here is a video to show off the LEDs in action.

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Milan Motorcycle Show 2016 – New scooters, parts, lids & stuff!

Who can’t love a gold plated Vespa smallframe?

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the cream of the classic, modern, auto and geared scooter news for you. Continue reading

Bargain Scooter Wear – but be quick!

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Win a retro Bell Crash Helmet (new 2016 designs revealed)

Bell Bullitt 2016

Bell Bullitt 2016

Bell Crash helmets are over 50 years old now and while celebrating their anniversary in 2014, Bell launched their  Continue reading

Modern retro crash helmets from Premier

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premier helmet

As nice as having the wind blowing through your hair may be, you can’t beat a full-face crash helmet for keep the wind and rain off your face and also protection should you come a cropper. Now while retro is good, helmets from yesteryear aren’t exactly the safest today, but Premier helmets of Italy have a solution for that… Continue reading