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 →
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 →
Fresh from launching its new 2014 footwear collection at EICMA TCX will be showcasing the new line-up at Motorcycle Live, at the NEC, Birmingham. The new boots are from TCX’s Racing, Urban and Off-Road Lines, and join the four new waterproof boots; S-Speed WP, Track Evo WP, X-Ride WP and the X-Rap WP for 2014.
Launched last year, the R-S2 has undergone a re-style for 2014 and is now the R-S2 Evo. The re-style includes the addition of TCX’s new Fasten Fit Control (F.F.C) system, which is an internal fastening system where long laces are sewn to the lining of the boot. It ensures that the upper part of the boot wraps around the foot providing maximum fit, precision and sensitivity. It also has a new elastic insert for easy-zip fastening. The R-S2 Evo is available in black, red or white. Continue reading →
At this year’s EICMA, BMW presented the DoubleR RaceAir – its own racing suit made using Dainese D-air racing technology. This is the first product that the Munich-based company has introduced to the market after signing a cooperation agreement with Dainese to develop systems aimed at improving the passive safety of motorcyclists.
D-air is the outcome of a technological leap forward that breaks away from the traditional kind of standard protectors, introducing an intelligent platform capable of detecting accidents and intervening independently of the rider. 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 →
Carve Master GTX
A new jacket for 2014, the Carve Master is both stylish and practical. Made from Mugello fabric with cowhide leather inserts, it also features thermoformed shoulder protection and removable composite certified protection. It has a breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane and the external fabric has been given a water-resistant treatment for wet weather days. Other features include front and rear air vents, a removable liner, a rear pocket for a G1/G2 back protector and two waterproof outer pockets. Continue reading →
TCX has launched four new waterproof boots as part of its 2014 collection, with further new models being added throughout the year. The new boots are from TCX’s Racing and Touring Lines, as well as the new Urban Line, which has replaced and improved the previous All-Uses Line.
New from the Racing Line is the S-Speed Waterproof designed for both road and track use. It has interchangeable polyurethane front sliders and TCX’s Torsion Control System (T.C.S), which increases ankle protection. Comfort is ensured with a shaped malleolus padding with anatomical memory, as well as an interchangeable antibacterial footbed. The midsole has been constructed in a semi-rigid thermoplastic material to meet resistance in the event of crushing. The waterproof membrane offers maximum protection in wet weather, while the upper part is made from an exclusive ‘soft touch’ opaque microfibre. 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 →