TCX has launched two new colours to its top-line motocross and off-road boot the Pro 2.1. Already available in white and black, the additional colours added are white/orange as well as black/yellow fluo. The Pro 2.1 is packed full of technical features and is made from both traditional and modern construction methods. The traditional side offers a stitched, dual compound rubber interchangeable sole, as well as the boot being mainly made from leather. Continue reading →
Want to scare children at high speeds? So do we. But we also want to live another day. That is why the guys at Headless Helmets build a unique, durable, three-dimensional layer on a lightweight, comfortable Shoei road helmet. Each helmet is hand painted and finished with a top-grade UV clear coat. The process maintains aerodynamics and adds no more than a pound of weight. Vents and visor are completely functional. More images below. Continue reading →
Billed as the first fully ECE homologated (both helmet and visor) truly retro full face helmet, the Premier Trophy is a replica of the shape of the original Premier helmet from the 1970’s as used by Phil Read, but made from modern materials. Premier have managed to retain a compact shell size in keeping with the original 70’s helmet without compromising safety. There are no vents and the visor is retained by two screws and friction plates, when closed it is secured by press studs – again in keeping with the original. The visor will not seal like a modern visor, the helmet is trying to stay true to the style of the original rather than provide a host of modern technical features.
Dainese recently refreshed its range of Gore-Tex and D-Dry jackets, gloves and boots.
Carve Master GORE-TEX
The Carve Master GORE-TEX is the ultimate in protection against the cold and wet weather. The jacket is made from Dainese’s ‘Mugello fabric’, which is designed to provide superb resistance to wear and tear is made in micro nylon and elastomer fabric. The protective properties of the fabric mean it is water repellent and allows for quick drying in-between showers or overnight. Comfort is ensured with a breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, front and rear air vents and a removable thermal liner. It also features wrist adjustment, waist adjustment and a jacket-trouser fastening system. Continue reading →
TCX is known for supplying motorcycle boots to pro-racers contesting in MotoGP, World Superbikes, British Superbikes, the Dakar rally, World Motocross and road racing, as well as to consumers for everyday use. However, what people may not realise is that behind the Italian design, all TCX footwear has the highest standard of safety features available. Continue reading →
French website Europe1.fr has reported that seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher has been involved in a serious skiing accident in Meribel, France. The legendary race driver lost control and hit a rock with his head and though he was wearing a helmet, the injuries are believed to be serious. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, where Schumacher was transferred, has issued a statement mentioning the former F1 driver’s injuries are severe. He has undergone emergency surgery and his current condition is critical. The statement mentioned “head trauma with coma, which required immediate neurosurgical treatment.”
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 →
Sphyke allows you to get the best quality, long lasting bicycle components without worrying about theft or having to carry a key. The innovative Sphyke C3N system replaces your bikes existing nuts and bolts with ones that incorporate a tiny combination lock. The combination lock simply encases the fastener with stainless steel shielding. Scroll down for more images. Continue reading →