(Credit: 6D Helmets)Styrofoam, a plastic shell, and your own head are the only things separating your brain from the curb if you have an accident. It’s a standard setup that most helmet designers use, but that arguably doesn’t go far enough, as concussions are still one of the most common injuries bikers suffer in an accident.
What differentiates 6D Helmets‘ new products are the dual layers designed to protect a rider’s head from a broader range of impact than standard helmets — in particular, low-threshold energy impacts. A standard helmet is certainly useful in high-speed collisions, but 6D’s “Omni-Directional Suspension System,” or ODS, aims to keep motocross bikers safer in accidents involving less than 10mph of force.
In other words, the design aims to combat slow-speed knocks that can leave riders dizzy and impact their performance, rather than simply foc… [Read more]
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For those still trying to figure out what the BMW i3 Coupe Concept is about, the Munich brand has provided an explanation in moving pictures, as well as a much better look at the interior. The result of 40 years of tinkeringwith electric cars, the production version of the i3 Coupe Concept will be the public’s first taste of BMW‘s i brand and a prelude to the i8.Word is that it will go on sale next year and, if it sticks close to the concept, should offer something like 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque being pushed to the rear wheels. That should get the high-sided hatch from zero to 60 kilometers – not miles – per hour in four seconds. For the rest of the skinny, have a watch of the video below.Continue reading BMW i3 video wants to help you make more sense of the Coupe Concept