Japanese helmet manufacturer Arai, the Official Isle of Man TT Races Helmet partner, has launched its annual TT races-themed helmet. To underline its special partnership with the Isle of Man and the TT Races, Arai introduces a special design – the ‘RX-7 GP IOMTT ‘14′ that will be produced in a limited production run. It is based on the race-ready RX-7 GP model but Aldo Drudi, under his signature “D-Perf”, has created a stunning design for this version. The top Italian designer has again created his own inimitable identity for the Arai RX-7 GP helmet and this year’s offering features the famously evocative words ‘Ellan Vannin’ (the Manx name for the Isle of Man), the three legged triskelion logo, the map of the famous mountain course and also comes with the official TT logo, identifying authentic products. The company will be providing its well-established race service to the race paddock, which includes helmet servicing and replacement throughout the race fortnight. They will also provide helmets to the Travelling Marshals who operate on the Mountain Course during the qualifying sessions and races. Continue reading →
Harley-Davidson Australia has teamed up with Australia’s edgiest artists to create a unique collection of customised Vintage Bar & Shield helmets. Watch as the artists take us through their inspiration ahead of the ‘For the Love of Lids’ exhibition, which was held at Mary’s Newtown, Sydney from 20-30 November 2013.
The new Indigo 180° Visor is the first universal visor solution for snow sports helmets. Due to it´s frameless oversize design, the visor ensures a wider field of vision, giving you a safe 180° panorama. The innovative goggles are the ultimate solution for spectacle wearers as they can easily be worn over optical glasses. Check out the video. Continue reading →
The guys at RSD finished up this fresh, custom painted RS-1 Bell helmet for Cycle World Magazine editor Mark Cernicky. This is Bell’s newest helmet, designed to bridge the gap between their top-of-the-line Bell Star and the value-minded Vortex. Mark is running the number 50e in the flat track nationals, in respect to Cycle World Magazine’s 50th anniversary. He will be spending Memorial Day weekend racing his first AMA National Pro Singles events. The second, white one is also for Cycle World’s 50th anniversary. Pinstriping by Tom Clark. Continue reading →
Shark-supported Tom Sykes was crowned the 2013 World Superbike Champion at Jerez, Spain on 20 October. To celebrate this, and by popular demand, Shark Helmets has launched a very special new design – the Speed-R Sykes Replica. The model is a replica of the Race-R Pro helmet worn by the SBK champion and is a welcome addition to the existing SHARK racing replicas. The helmet features Sykes’s unique design with chrome detailing and inspirational words in Japanese script including ‘power’, ‘success’, ‘courage’, ‘belief’ and ‘karma’. Continue reading →
Bell’s new Bullitt helmet draws inspiration from the one shown by Chad Hodge last year and is designed to slot into the new genre of motorcycle helmets that are built with modern materials and methods using vintage design cues. Continue reading →
The special “Graffiti” HJC RPHA 10 helmet Jorge Lorenzo wore during his win at Catalunya earlier this year is now for sale. While the original sold for more than USD 35,000 at auction, the production model costs just USD 590. The helmet is constructed from a matrix of carbon fibre, Aramid, fibreglass and organic non-woven fabric. The lid features HJC’s RapidFire quick replacement shield system, Pinlock 2D flat-racing shield, moisture-wicking SilverCool Plus interior fabric with removable cheek and crown pads, and a wind tunnel-tested air ventilation system. Continue reading →
This summer, adventure out on the open road with a Shark Vision-R GT Carbon. New for 2013 the Vision – R GT Carbon is an updated model of the popular Vision – R. Specifically designed with touring in mind the Vision – R GT Carbon offers the greatest panoramic aperture available on the market, similar to that of an open-faced helmet. Compared with a standard visor, the Vision – R GT Carbon gives 25% more vertical vision and 10% more horizontal vision. Continue reading →