Bell Helmets Advances Protection Technology

Bell unleashed a new video highlighting “ProFit,” yet another new advancement within the 2016 Bell Star Series of street and road-racing helmets.

Typically, when a helmet manufacturer designs a helmet it creates two to three shells for a model, but offers up to six sizes. How? By adding extra padding to compensate for the size differences. But ultimately, this results in a bigger, less stable helmet and at top speeds that won’t cut it.

Bell Helmets is the only manufacturer doing this.

Bell worked with its athletes and tapped into headform data from over 60 years to create Bell ProFit.

The all-new ProFIT sizing standard is purpose-built for high-speed racing. It offers five shell sizes and six impact liners to ensure that riders experience a more proportional fit optimized for weight, size and stability. Overall it’s a lighter, faster helmet and the smaller profile allows riders to achieve tighter tucked positions with improved aerodynamics. Plus, the better fitting helmet – without added size and material – offers less wind noise and reduced buffeting.

 

Captain America or Iron Man? HJC Launches Marvel Helmets in Time for Civil War

Listen up, Marvel fans. While Captain America: Civil War is the headliner this weekend as the movie hits the big screen, now you, too, can ride around town like your favorite superhero.

HJC is launching a special lineup of Marvel helmets, including Captain America and Iron Man, just in time to cash in the movie’s popularity. These are officially licensed Marvel graphic helmets, ranging in price from $174.99 to $249.99.

HJC Iron Man Helmet

HJC Iron Man Helmet

While they’re admittedly kitschy, these are legitimate motorcycle helmets with a polycarbonate composite shell, a Pinlock Max Vision face shield, an ACS ventilation system, removable moisture-wicking crown and cheek pads, and are DOT approved. The HJC Iron Man Helmet, the spendiest of the bunch, has a tinted shield and flip-down sun visor.

Whose side of the Civil War are you on, Captain America or Iron Man? Let your inner superhero out by rocking an HJC Marvel helmet.

HJC Captain America Helmet

HJC Captain America Helmet

(Photos courtesy of HJC) 

Competition Accessories® Celebrates 50th Anniversary!

Competition Accessories is celebrating its 50th Anniversary October 8th with an open house party and sale at their South Carolina Catalog Outlet Superstore and distribution center. The first 200 attendees will receive a free 50th Anniversary commemorative t-shirt and everyone will be treated to free hot dogs and pop during the day. Distribution Center and office tours will be available for those interested. Helmet, apparel and aftermarket accessories manufacturers will be on hand offering new product demos and information for customers. To celebrate the 50th year, many items will be marked up to 50% off for that one day.

There will be Online events that day also. Starting the week of the Celebration, they will conduct an online Charity Auction to benefit Ride for Kids / Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  Many vendors have provided generous donations to be auctioned off for charity in addition the Competition Accessories collection of vintage posters and motorcycle collectibles will be offered.  Also, the winner of the online customer voting for the most important event in the last 50 years of motorcycling will be announced.

James Conetta, Marketing Director and a 15 year Competition Accessories veteran “ It’s an honor to work with a company that’s been around this long serving Motorcyclists through many industry changes.  With the average business lasting maybe 7 years and internet start-ups coming and going every week, it says a lot about our employees, loyal customers and vendors who have supported our longevity and growth.”

Online Charity Auction Benefiting Ride For Kids Charity
The Ride for Kids® program supports the efforts of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® (PBTF) to find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors. Come join thousands of your motorcyclist friends at events around the country to make a difference in children’s lives!   Visit www.rideforkids.org for more information on the charity or to make a direct donation. ( approx 28,000 kids are living with a primary brain tumor diagnosis )

We are happy to offer some great products for auction.  Including a  Shoei X-12 Ben Bostrom Helmet with a Ben Bostrom signed shield (retail of $800+) from Shoei Helmets.  Plus many other great products from vendors like Chatterbox, Olympia, Firstgear, Bell Helmets, Scorpion Helmets and more.  The auction will be run online starting on 10-4-2011 and ending on 10-11-2011.  Remember, all net proceeds go to the Charity, so bid early and bid often.  Here is your opportunity to help save a child’s life.