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Schuberth Partners with KTM to Add C3 Pro to 2016 PowerWear Product Line

Schuberth has partnered with KTM North America as the motorcycle manufacturer adds the Schuberth C3 Pro helmet to their 2016 KTM North American PowerWear product line.

“We are honored to work with KTM and supply our flagship helmet for their PowerWear line,” said Schuberth North America Vice President, Randy Northrup. “Riders choose KTM because they want to ride the best, and in turn they deserve to wear the best protective equipment. The C3 Pro perfectly complements KTM’s diverse product line, and we’re confident that the KTM graphic will be a hit here in North America.”
 

The result of decades of research and innovation, Schuberth’s C3 Pro is the world’s lightest and quietest flip-up helmet. Engineered in Schuberth’s proprietary wind tunnel, the C3 Pro features optimized aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, ensuring that the rider experiences a smooth and quiet ride, even at high speeds. In addition to the advanced construction, each helmet is equipped with a built-in internal antenna that works seamlessly with Schuberth’s Bluetooth® communication system. Click here to learn more about the Schuberth C3 Pro.

“KTM has experienced great success with this innovative helmet in the European PowerWear collection,” said KTM PowerWear Product Line Manager, Christy Brosius. “With the growing adventure segment in North America, there was a big sense of urgency for us to add this first-class touring helmet to the 2016 product line.”

The KTM-branded Schuberth C3 Pro is now available in North America. For more information visitwww.ktmusa.com or visit a KTM dealer. Learn more about Schuberth’s full line of helmets atwww.SchuberthNorthAmerica.com.

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Schuberth Expands S2 Line with Sport Tech Graphic

  • Schuberth has expanded its line of S2 full-face helmets with the new Sport Tech graphic.
  • The first colorway in the S2 Sport Tech line is White/Red, and is now available through Schuberth dealers.

Aliso Viejo, Calif. – June 26, 2014 – Schuberth has expanded the S2 full-face helmet line with the introduction of the racy red/white/black Sport Tech graphic. The S2 Sport Tech in White/Red is now available at participating Schuberth dealers.

The S2 Sport Tech helmet is an ideal choice for riders who want to color-match their riding gear or their motorcycle. This latest graphic joins Lines and Ghost graphics options for the S2, in addition to solid colors.

For over 60 years Schuberth has created and built upon a tradition of head protection innovation, and the light, quiet S2 full face helmet continues that tradition as the world’s first motorcycle helmet to incorporate an internal antenna to enhance reception when using the optional Bluetooth® Schuberth Rider Communication System™ (SRC-System™).

“As a Superbike coach it's important to me that I see everything happening around me. The Schuberth visor so clear, nothing is distorted and there are no ‘bad spots’ at the edges of my peripheral vision. The ventilation is great even in the California high desert, and the micro-lock clasp is quick and easy even with gloves on, which is important to a guy who rides 15 sessions a day on the track.  Overall the Schuberth S2 is a big win!” - Chris McVay, Keith Code California Superbike School Coach

The S2 is a lightweight, ultra-quiet helmet that offers incredible protection thanks to Schuberth’s proprietary S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber construction. This DOT and European ECE compliant helmet features an integrated sun visor, a full-circumference rim spoiler, and a molded back spoiler. The optimized aerodynamics ensure reduced drag and wind noise, even at higher speeds.
 

California Superbike School Coach Chris McVay in his Schuberth S2 Sport Tech helmet.

Schuberth S2 Features include:

  • Developed in Schuberth’s proprietary wind tunnel for optimized aerodynamics and aeroacoustics
  • Equipped with Schuberth’s innovative Air Extraction System for customizable ventilation
  • SRC-System™ ready with internal antenna for enhanced Bluetooth(R) and radio connectivity
  • Schuberth’s S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber construction meets and exceeds DOT and ECE standards
  • MSRP: $699 ($840 CAD)

The S2 full face helmet can be test ridden at California Superbike Schools nationwide and at select Schuberth dealers. For more information on the Schuberth helmet lineup, visit www.SchuberthNorthAmerica.com. Join the Schuberth community online on Facebook, and follow @SchuberthNA on Twitter. You can also connect onInstagram and YouTube.
 


The S2 Sport Tech is the helmet of choice for ​Schuberth North America Vice President Randy Northrup.



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New CKX Gear Website

The entire Kimpex and CKX team is pleased and very proud to inform you that the new CKXGEAR.com Website is now live.

This site will quickly become a reference in the world of fashion for motorized sports. Following lengthy studies and analyses, this new window for CKX products offers you more interaction via sharing photo modules, videos and testimonials with an amazing visual. By sharing photos of yourself with CKX products, you could be part of the Featured Photo section.


With this freshening up, the site is now easier to browse through and shows all products with pertinent information facilitating your searches and purchases at your retailers. (Item number, Suggested retail price, Available Options, Sizing charts, CP4 Classification…)

Please note:  The site is now accessible via mobile devices and tablets. With 100% total optimization, CKXgear.com is now easier to find in search engines and allows for easy sharing on all social networks.

The site was developed to follow web trends easily, and therefore, many new functions will be added in the days to come. View it often.

View the new CKX site today and share the good news!

WWW.CKXGEAR.CoM

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Schuberth C3 Pro Now Available in “Racing Red”

Schuberth C3 Pro Now Available in “Racing Red”

· The C3 Pro is the world’s lightest, quietest flip-up helmet and features an internal sun visor.
· The new Racing Red color option allows riders to match their bikes and gear.


Aliso Viejo, Calif. – June 4, 2014 – Schuberth has added a new color option for the C3 Pro flip-up helmet: the sporty Racing Red. As red is one of the most popular motorcycle colors, riders can now match their bike and their gear with one of the world’s most technologically advanced helmets.


Underneath the flashy Racing Red finish, the C3 Pro flip-up helmet boasts a wealth of engineering and technology. The optimized aerodynamics and ventilation get a boost from a molded rear spoiler for minimized buffeting at high speeds. As the world’s quietest, lightest flip-up helmet, the C3 Pro weighs in at only 1,650 grams. The internal antenna is ready for use with the optional Bluetooth ® SRC-System for seamless pairing with intercom, phone, MP3 player and GPS.

The Schuberth C3Pro features include:

● Developed in Schuberth’s proprietary acoustic wind tunnel for optimized aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and ventilation.
● Removable, washable COOLMAX lining.
● Schuberth’s patented Anti-Roll-Off-System.
● Exceeds DOT and ECE standards.
● Pre-installed internal antenna enhances the optional Bluetooth(R) SRC-System which pairs wirelessly with intercom, phone, MP3 and GPS.
● Includes 5-year Warranty, 3-year Service Plan, and is eligible for the Mobility Program.


MSRP: $769 ($880 CAD)

The Schuberth C3Pro helmet in Racing Red is available throughout North America at authorized Schuberth dealers. For more information on the Schuberth helmet lineup including additional colors and graphics, and to find a Schuberth dealer near you, visit www.SchuberthNorthAmerica.com. Join the Schuberth community online on Facebook, and follow @SchuberthNA on Twitter. You can also connect on Instagram and YouTube.

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Schuberth Unveils New C3 Pro Women “Euphoria” at Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit

Schuberth Unveils New C3 Pro Women “Euphoria” at Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit

  • Schuberth unveiled the new C3 Pro Women “Euphoria” at the Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit.
  • The new “Euphoria” finish adds a subtle flare of color and feminine style to Schuberth’s premium flip-up helmet.
  • The C3 Pro Women was engineered specifically for women, with specially contoured interior fit and special materials.


Aliso Viejo, Calif. - May 7, 2014 - Schuberth unveiled the newest addition to their line of premier flip-up helmets this past weekend at the Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit in Denver, CO. The new C3 Pro Women “Euphoria” adds a subtle flare of color and feminine style to the German manufacturer’s premium flip-up helmet for women. "The primary feature of the premium C3 Pro Women helmet, like its C3W base model, is that it has been specially developed to better fit women riders," reports Sarah Schilke, Schuberth North America's Marketing and P.R. Manager. "The Euphoria’s flowing, flowery design is a departure from Schuberth's usual solid color offerings and was added in response to inquiries from women riders who wanted a traditionally feminine look on a helmet that also provides optimum fit, comfort and safety."
The result of over 60 years of helmet design and development, the C3 PRO Women, and its counterpart the C3 PRO, are the next generation of Schuberth's popular C3 and C3W flip-up helmets and offer many new features such as enhanced comfort and fit, increased ventilation, improved aerodynamics and an internal antenna for the Bluetooth Schuberth Rider Communication System. The C3 Pro Women is specially fitted for the female facial structure and the removeable lining is comprised of softer material that is anti-microbial, hypo-allergenic and comfortable on sensitive skin.

3/4ViewSchuberth C3 Pro Women features include:
  • Developed in Schuberth’s proprietary acoustic wind tunnel for optimized aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and ventilation
  • Removable, washable COOLMAX lining
  • Schuberth’s patented Anti-Roll-Off-System
  • Exceeds DOT and ECE standards
  • Pre-installed internal antenna enhances optional Bluetooth® SRC-System which pairs wirelessly with intercom, phone, MP3 and GPS
  • The new graphic, “Euphoria,” offers a subtle flare of color and style
  • Sizes: XS (52/53) to L (58/59) [can be resized to XXS (50/51)]
  • Includes 5-year Warranty, 3-year Service Plan, and is eligible for the Mobility Program
MSRP: $829.00

The Schuberth C3Pro Women in “Euphoria” finish is now available throughout North America at authorized Schuberth dealers. For more information about the C3Pro Women, including a complete list of available graphics and colors, visit SchuberthNorthAmerica.com.

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Schuberth Introduces Mineral White Colorway for C3Pro Helmets

Schuberth Introduces Mineral White Colorway for C3Pro Helmets

  • Mineral White is an exact match for BMW’s mineral white factory paint.
  • The C3Pro is the worlds lightest, quietest flip-up helmet with internal sun visor
  • The C3 Pro and C3 Pro Women are the perfect two-up helmet duo
Schuberth has introduced the new “Mineral White” finish for the C3Pro and C3Pro Women flip-up helmets. This simple yet beautiful new white color option perfectly matches BMW’s mineral white factory paint as seen on the new K 1600 GTL Exclusive.

The C3Pro, and its fit-for-women counterpart the C3 Pro Women, are the result of over 60 years’ experience in developing the world’s most advanced helmets, combining improved comfort and fit, optimized aerodynamics and ventilation, and a compact construction making them quietest flip-up helmets available. Together the two helmets make a perfect two-up compliment for any motorcycle, especially the mineral white BMWs.
 
C3 PRO C3 PRO WOMEN

The Schuberth C3Pro and C3Pro Women features include:
  • Developed in Schuberth’s proprietary acoustic wind tunnel for optimized aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and ventilation.
  • Removable, washable COOLMAX lining
  • Schuberth’s patented Anti-Roll-Off-System
  • Exceeds DOT and ECE standards.
  • Pre-installed internal antenna enhances the optional Bluetooth(R) SRC-System which pairs wirelessly with intercom, phone, MP3 and GPS.
  • The new colorway, “Mineral White,” perfectly matches the BMW “Exclusive” factory paint.
MSRP: $809 USD

The Schuberth C3Pro and C3Pro Women helmets in Mineral White are available throughout the USA at authorized Schuberth dealers. For more information about the C3 Pro and C3 Pro Women helmets, including a complete list of available graphics and colors, visit SchuberthNorthAmerica.com.


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Schuberth Expands SR1 Race Helmet Line

Schuberth Expands SR1 Race Helmet Line

● Schuberth announces the arrival of new graphics and colorways for the SR1 helmet.
● The SR1 Stealth features a matte black finish with red, orange or blue reflective accents.
● Schuberth’s SR1 helmet represents the pinnacle of head protection design and technology.

Aliso Viejo, Calif. - March 14, 2014 - Schuberth is proud to announce the arrival of new graphics and colorways for their premium racing helmet, the SR1. The SR1 Stealth will be offered in red, orange or blue color options and is now available through Schuberth dealers.

“Our customers have been asking for helmets that match their race bikes and leathers,” reports Randy Northrup, Vice President of Schuberth North America. “We are pleased to offer these exciting new options which complement a wide array of motorcycle brands.”


SR1 Stealth RedSR1 Stealth OrangeSR1 Stealth Blue

Though the Stealth is a primarily matte black, 360° of reflectivity and accents not only meet the rider’s color preference but more importantly enhance rider visibility and safety. This new finish is of course combined with the development and safety-oriented engineering that makes the SR1 Schuberth’s masterpiece helmet.

Borrowing technology from their SF1 Formula 1 helmets, Schuberth built the SR1 to bring the precision of F1 to motorcycle racing. Engineered specifically for sport riders and professional racers, the SR1 is highly lauded by the international motorcycle press.

Land speed racer Andy Sills recently set a new 236mph record while wearing an SR1, saying “the design, materials and construction of the SR1 have no equal. The aerodynamic attributes are near perfection. The physical fit on the rider’s head is indeed perfection...the SR1 holds your head truly still with no slippage or movement regardless of your position in the air stream.”

Schuberth SR1 Pricing

● SR1 Solid | $899 ($1040 CAD)
● SR1 Technology | $969 ($1120 CAD)
● SR Stealth | $949 ($1100 CAD)

For more information on the SR1 and to find a Schuberth dealer near you, visit www.SchuberthNorthAmerica.com. Join the Schuberth community online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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Schuberth Announces "International Women's Day" Pricing on the C3W

In recognition of International Women's Day, Schuberth is offering the award winning C3W flip-up helmet, the world's first modular helmet engineered specifically for women, at a reduced price of just CAD$550 beginning Saturday, March 8th.

"We hear women riders and passengers complain that standard helmets feel too loose, don't fit right, or that their current helmet isn't even the right size," Schuberth's says Marketing and P.R. Manager, Sarah Schilke. "Schuberth hopes this program will enable more women to get into a properly fitted and comfortable helmet."


Based on extensive international research, the C3W has been specially contoured to fit a woman's facial structure, and is made with easy-to-clean, antimicrobial and hypoallergenic materials that are comfortable on sensitive skin. The C3W is also known for being light, quiet and compact thanks to its aeroacoustically superior shell shape, and incorporates an internal sun visor for maximum versatility.

The special Women's Day price is available at participating dealers on sizes and colors currently in stock on hand.

Customers can register their helmets to become eligible for Schuberth's free 3-year service plan and participation in the Mobility Program, which allows customers to replace any Schuberth helmet that is damaged during a crash at one third of the retail price. For more information on this unique program, visit Schuberth's website.

A dealer locator can be found at schuberthnorthamerica.com

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Schuberth C3 PRO Women's Flip-Up Helmet Now Available in Pearl Pink

Schuberth North America announces delivery of the "Pearl Pink" C3 PRO Women helmet to select dealers across the country. The C3 PRO Women, adapted to fit the female facial structure, is the German manufacturer's latest offering in the award winning premium flip-up helmet line.

 

"The primary feature of the C3 PRO Women helmet, like its C3W base model, is that has been specially developed to better fit women riders," reports Sarah Schilke, Schuberth North America's Marketing and P.R. Manager. "The Pearl Pink color is a departure from Schuberth's standard color range. It was added in response to demand from women riders who want a traditionally feminine color in a helmet that also provides optimum fit, comfort and safety."

 

The C3 PRO Women and C3 PRO are the next generation of Schuberth's popular C3 and C3W flip-up helmets and offer many new features such as enhanced comfort and fit, increased ventilation, improved aerodynamics and an internal antenna for the Bluetooth Schuberth Rider Communication System.

 

Click for details about the C3 PRO Women helmet  

 

C3 Pro Women Pearl Pink side open

 

Dealer locations are available on the Schuberth website:

www.schuberthnorthamerica.com  

 

Sizes: XS (52/53) -L (58/59)   

                Can be resized to an XXS (50/51)

 

MSRP: CAD $839

 

Includes:

5-Year Warranty

3-Year Service Plan

Mobility Program Helmet Protection

 



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Schuberth Selected as MOTORRAD Magazine's Best Helmet Brand

Schuberth Selected as MOTORRAD Magazine's Best Helmet Brand
8th Year in Succession

German helmet manufacturer Schuberth has once again been awarded the coveted title "Best Brand" for the eighth time in succession in the helmet category. This title is awarded annually by Germany's largest motorcycle magazine MOTORRAD within the scope of the reader contest "Motorcycle of the Year". This year 30,245 readers participated in the contest. All totalled Schuberth earned 61.9 percent of the votes to increase the previous year's tally by 5 percent.

Marc-Thorsten Lenze, Head of Communications at Schuberth GmbH, was pleased to receive the prestigious award. "Receiving the Best Brand Award is a very special honour for us. Because, in contrast to many other awards from specialized journalists and independent testing institutes, here selection is made directly by the motorcycle riders, with their personal experience from every-day use. We want to express our heart-felt thanks to all participants," says Lenze.

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Schuberth C3 Pro and C3 Pro Women helmet editions

The First High Speed Flip-Up Helmet with Internal Antenna

Schuberth C3 PRO

Aerodynamics - Rear spoiler adds 8% additional downforce for greater stability at higher speeds

Aeroacoustics - Reduced noise measured at 82 dba - Schuberth's quietest flip-up helmet ever

Ventilation - New vent scoop increases airflow to over 8 liters per second

Comfort - New plush liner materials enhance comfort and fit

Communications - Internal dual band antenna improves SRCS wireless connectivity

Light, quiet, compact - these features have characterized the Schuberth C3 flip-up helmet for years. Now Schuberth is presenting a completely updated premium partner to the base model C3 - the C3 PRO. The C3 PRO features a molded rear spoiler developed in the Schuberth wind tunnel for minimizing buffeting at higher speed riding. The internal antenna and Bluetooth® receiver enhance the communication range up to 700 meters and FM radio reception for the Schuberth Rider Communication System. The refined inner lining offers a plush, comfortable fit. The new vent scoop boosts airflow through the helmet to over 8 liters of air per second at 100 km/h. With a wind tunnel tested sound rating of just 82 dB(A), the C3 PRO is the quietest Schuberth helmet ever. The C3 PRO (and female fit C3 PRO WOMEN) flip-up helmet features over 20 additional enhancements and will be available this spring.

Based on additional research, the C3 PRO WOMEN is specially fitted for a woman's facial structure, featuring a special contour and materials in the cheek pads to better fit a woman's higher cheek bones, narrower jaw and smaller facial features.

The easy-to-install, fully integrated Schuberth Rider Communication System (SRCS C3 PRO) plugs into the C3 PRO's internal antenna for improved FM radio reception and pairing distance of up to 700 meters.

(Note: The SRCS C3 will fit into the C3 PRO and will function normally, but since it does not plug into the helmet's antenna, it will not offer the improved reception that can be expected from the new SRCS C3 PRO. The SRCS C3 PRO does not offer backward compatibility to the C3. While it will physically fit, there is no internal antenna, so Bluetooth connectivity and radio reception are not possible.)

C3 PRO and; C3 PRO WOMEN

C3 PRO - Silver
Solid Colors: CAD $839
Hi-Viz: CAD $869

SRCS C3 PRO
CAD $459

C3 and; C3W (New MSRP)
Solid Colors: CAD $699
Hi-Viz: CAD $729

C3 PRO Colors
Glossy Black
Matte Black
Glossy Silver

C3 PRO WOMEN
Pearl White
Glossy White
Hi-Viz Yellow

C3 PRO WOMEN Colors
Matte Black
Silver
Pearl White
Pearl Pink

More information coming soon to: http://www.schuberthnorthamerica.com




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chuberth North America Introduces Elite Motorcycle Sport Helmet: The SR1


Schuberth announces the newest addition to their line of aerodynamic, areoacoustic motorcycle helmets, the SR1. Engineered specifically for sport riders and professional racers, the SR1 has won numerous awards in the international motorcycle press and is currently worn in the AMA Superbike series by Stefan Nebel.

"The SR1 is considered to be Schuberth's 'Masterpiece' helmet and we are extremely proud to introduce it to riders and racers in the U.S. and Canada," says Randy Northrup, Schuberth North America's Vice President.

Maximum safety and comfort, combined with continuous innovation, have been the hallmarks of Schuberth helmets for decades. The new SR1 is a Schuberth product through and through. Constructed using Schuberth's proprietary methods, the shell is made with the extremely light S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber, a special fiberglass-reinforced duroplastic matrix. The smallest of the three shell sizes weighs in at about 1,350 grams. Schuberth's patented Anti-Roll-Off System offers additional protection to the infinitely adjustable D-Ring closure. The removable, washable Coolmax® liner has a hypoallergenic, antibacterial, odor-reducing treatment providing all-temperature comfort.

After countless tests in Schuberth's own acoustic wind tunnel, the SR1 boasts superb aerodynamics with optimum downforce and very low lift. The compact profile ensures the helmet sits precisely, even at high speed - eliminating buffeting and oscillation while providing directional stability. The D-Force Spoiler features 2 settings allowing the rider to further adjust the helmet to different seating positions for airflow and downforce control.

The wind tunnel optimized Multi-Volume-Ventilation ensures maximum cooling. Three adjustable air intakes in the front - two at the forehead and one at the chin - and two outlets in the back of the helmet allow optimum ventilation flowing over 10 liters of fresh air per second at 100 km/h. The chin vent has three settings that control airflow allowing the rider to choose no air, full facial airflow, or air to the cheeks only.

The SR1 comes with an anti-scratch clear face shield with anti-fog coating. A breath deflector mounted at the chin further helps prevent fogging. The new "Push-Release-System" enables users to quickly and easily remove the face shield at the touch of a button, with no tools. Pinlock® anti-fog lenses and tinted face shields in light smoke, dark smoke and silver mirror finishes are also available.

The aeroacoustics have also been optimized in the Schuberth wind tunnel. At 100 km/h, only 88 dB(A) reaches the rider's ear. The innovative Noise-Reduction-System (N.R.S.) allows the rider to open or close small openings to control the helmet's acoustics. In racing mode, the N.R.S. can be opened to enable the wearer to perceive background sounds and approaching riders more accurately on the track. In street mode, the N.R.S. can be closed to reduce noise levels without eliminating important traffic sounds.

The SR1 is certified with both ECE and DOT safety standards. The highly respected European ECE standard for motorcycle helmets is recognized in over 50 countries worldwide as well as for AMA and FIM racing including MotoGP. The North American DOT government safety standard is required for motorcycle helmets worn on public roads.

Formula 1 in its Genes

Among those involved in developing the SR1 was Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, who has been relying exclusively on Schuberth helmets since 2000 both in his Formula 1 career and in his motorcycle racing endeavors.

The story of the SR1's genesis goes back to the year 2000. Schuberth and its engineers entered the Formula 1 realm with a clear vision and an ambitious goal: "We'll build the world's best helmets for the world's best drivers." Schuberth soon partnered with none other than Michael Schumacher to wear its RF1 carbon helmet, and within a year Schumacher and Schuberth were celebrating their first world championship title together. Schumacher continues to wear Schuberth helmets and to provide Schuberth's engineers with continuous expert feedback, enabling them to constantly improve the company's helmets.

In 2006, after winning seven world championships, Schumacher announced his retirement from Formula 1. Shortly afterward, he began his "second career" racing an IDM Superbike. Schuberth immediately started developing its first motorcycle racing helmet, based on the RF1 carbon helmet from Formula 1. A few months later, the company unveiled the "Schuberth Race", a lightweight carbon helmet weighing just 900 grams (1.9 lbs) specially developed for Schumacher. Only five of these helmets have been produced to date. The Schuberth Race not only got the thumbs-up from Schumacher but also generated wider interest and demand in motorcycle racing scene.

Now, with the new SR1, Schuberth is putting the successor to the "Schuberth Race" into series production for sport riders and professional racers. After his first test rides with the SR1, Michael Schumacher remained firmly convinced, stating, "As a professional Formula 1 driver and a motorcycle racer with ambitions, I trust Schuberth and no-one else when it comes to safety and comfort - as I have for the past 10 years."


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Schuberth S2 Full Face Now Available in Hi-Viz Yellow and Graphics

Schuberth Announces Hi-Viz and Graphics for the S2 Full Face Helmet

UPDATE (Canadian Pricing:


S2 Solid Color: CAD $769
S2 Hi-Viz Yellow: CAD $799
S2 Lines Graphic: CAD $829


Schuberth announces the S2 full face helmet, the latest in their aerodynamic, aeroacoustic motorcycle helmet collection, will now be offered in Hi-Viz Yellow and the classic-look "Lines" graphic.

"Response to S2 has been outstanding and we've received requests for Hi-Viz and graphics," says Randy Northrup, Schuberth North America's General Manager. "We know this is important to our customers and are proud to offer the premium full-face helmet in color and graphics options to match their gear or bikes."

The S2 is not just another high-end full face helmet with integrated sun visor.

It is the world's first motorcycle helmet with an internal Dual Antenna which will enhance the reception of the Bluetooth® Schuberth Rider Communication System.


The extraordinarily light and quiet S2 also features a backspoiler which is molded into the shell to reduce drag, and a full-circumference "trim spoiler" around the base of the helmet which also reduces drag and keeps air from flowing under the helmet creating noise. The internal sun visor, luxurious Thermo Cool liner and the advanced Air Extraction System make the S2 an unrivaled all-around helmet.


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BMW Motorrad develops helmet Race for sport motorcyclists


The BMW Motorrad helmet Race debuts at Nürburgring.

BMW Motorrad is going to complete its range of motorcycle helmets by a helmet particularly tailored to the special procurements of sporty ambitioned motorcyclists.

During many test rides and wind tunnel tests, the helmet Race was developed for the special requirements of racing oriented riders. For the further development of this helmet BMW Motorrad adopts new ways using the experiences of motorcycle racing. Within the scope of the IDM races on the Nuerburgring from June 15 – 17, 2012 Wilbers BMW Team riders Joerg Teuchert, Gareth Jones, Lucy Glockner and Irek Sikora as well as Van Zon Team’s Arie Vos will be equipped with this helmet – under real racing conditions for the first time.

In this way BMW Motorrad uses the riders‘ particular competences to slip their findings consequently in the further development of this helmet. Besides prioritized safety aspects attention will particularly be payed on aerodynamics, wear comfort, visibility and ventilation.  

The market launch of the helmet Race is planned for 2013 parallel to the established helmet Sport.



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Schuberth Introduces the S2 Fullface Motorcycle Helmet

German 'head protection technology' company, Schuberth, announces the latest offering to its aerodynamic, aeroacoustic motorcycle helmet collection - the S2 full face helmet. After ramping up business in North America with the award winning C3 flip-up helmet, Schuberth is expanding into new markets with the all-around sporty full face S2.

The S2 is not just another high-end full face helmet with integrated sun visor. It is the world's first motorcycle helmet with an internal Dual Band Antenna which enhances the reception of the Bluetooth® Schuberth Rider Communication System. The extraordinarily light and quiet S2 also features a backspoiler which is molded into the shell to reduce drag, and a full-circumference downforce "trim spoiler" around the base of the helmet which also reduces drag and keeps air from flowing under the helmet creating noise. The internal sun visor, luxurious Thermo Cool liner and the advanced Air Extraction System make the S2 an unrivaled all-around helmet.

"Response to our award-winning C3 flip-up helmet has been way beyond expectation, but we have also had demand for a full face," says Randy Northrup, Schuberth North America's Vice President. "We listened to our customers and are proud to offer our premium full-face helmet that sets a new standard in the application of aerodynamics and aeroacoustics in helmet technology."

In addition to the unique new features, the S2 naturally includes Schuberth's patented Anti Roll Off System (AROS), the "turbulators" on the face shield to eliminate wind noise and a shell made from Schuberth's proprietary S.T.R.O.N.G. woven glass fiber material. The sporty helmet is produced using 2 shell sizes offering optimal fit throughout the size range, and is much more compact and aerodynamic than its predecessor, the S1, which was discontinued in 2006.

An updated Schuberth Rider Communication System, the SRCS-2, is being developed specifically for use with the S2 and will be available this summer. The SRCS-2, an optional Bluetooth® communication system which is fully integrated in an easy-to-install replacement neck collar, enables users to wirelessly connect to passengers or other riders, navigation system, cellular phone, mp3 player and to receive FM radio. The internal antenna which comes standard in the S2 offers enhanced radio reception and intercom range up to ½ mile for the SRCS-2. The SRCS-2 is literally a 'snap' to install and is fully functional after initial charging.

Look for the Schuberth S2 at select Schuberth dealers, or check the S2 website for more information

S2
MSRP: $699
XS-XXXL
Colors: Gloss Black, Matte Black, Gloss Silver, Gloss White


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Schuberth Announces New Color Option for the C3 Flip-Up - Hi-Viz Orange


Schuberth North America announces delivery of the "Hi-Viz Orange" C3 to select dealers across the U.S.A. and Canada. The C3 is the German manufacturer's award winning helmet: the lightest, quietest, most aerodynamic flip-up motorcycle helmet on the market.

"We decided to bring in the Hi-Viz Orange C3 because the Hi-Viz Yellow was such a hit and we are seeing more and more Hi-Viz Orange in motorcycle apparel," reports Sarah Schilke, Schuberth North America's Marketing and P.R. Manager, "it has proven to be a popular color, especially among KTM riders."

The Hi-Visibility orange color is noted for its eye-catching brightness, making it popular with safety oriented riders who like to increase their visibility as much as possible to stand out in traffic. Many companies offer protective motorcycle gear in matching hi-viz orange to complete the ensemble.

Sizes: S (54/55) - XXXL (64/65)

MSRP: CAD $799
Includes: 
5-Year Warranty
3-Year Service Plan
Mobility Program (helmet insurance)

Further details about the C3 flip-up helmet and dealer locations are available on the Schuberth website 

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Production insights on BMW Motorrad helmets

This YouTube clip from BMW shows the different steps of a BMW Helmet production. From the first sketches to a complete BMW Helmet.

Bet you didn't know they test their helmets in their own wind tunnel and do a rain test in their "sprinkling chamber" where  250 litres per minute pour down on the helmet... well - now you do!




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Schuberth to Officially Introduce S2 Full Face Helmet

Helmet maker Schuberth is set to launch their newest helmet - the S2 - to the public at a Dealer Expo in the US later this month. Perhaps best known for this award-winning flip up helmets the S2 is a full face design.

Here's the full details from Schuberth:

Schuberth is proud to present the current product line at the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis later this month. The expo floor display will include:

- the award-winning C3 and C3W flip-up helmet
- the all-new full face S2
- the SR1 motorcycle racing helmet (coming Fall 2012)
- the recently released SF1 Auto Racing helmet that is now available for custom-fitment purchases.


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Arai Axcess II helmet

Arai has a new video showing many of the design and safety features of their Axcess II motorcycle helmet. It's a pretty slippery looking helmet (aerodynamically speaking) and has all the comfort and safety features you've come to expect from a top brand like Arai.

This model doesn't appear to be on Arai's website yet.

Check it out:


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Motovan 2012 Fashion Catalog available online

Canadian motorcycle parts and accessories distributor Motovan has made its 2012 Fashion Catalog available online.

There's 584 pages of all kinds of helmets, jackets, gloves, boots, saddle bags & luggage, and much more for you to check out while you're waiting for all that snow to go away outside.

Canadian suggested retail pricing and parts numbers are listed so if you see something you like you can go to your local dealership and ask them to order it in if you don't see it on the shelf.

Check it out HERE.


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Schuberth Dealers in Canada

Schuberth North America is proud to announce the launch of an exclusive network of Schuberth stocking dealers in the U.S.A. and Canada. The network of authorized dealers and Certified Service Centers is sprinkled throughout the country for the best coverage in key markets, and growing rapidly.

“We know that Schuberth customers have been eagerly waiting for the day they can purchase a Schuberth DOT/ECE helmet in North America,” says Randy Northrup, Schuberth North America’s General Manager, “and that day is today. We are working with some of the finest dealers on the continent to handle Schuberth products."

In addition to the award winning C3 helmets, Schuberth dealers also carry the innovative integrated Bluetooth Schuberth Rider Communication System (SRC-System). The SRC-System is an easy-to-install Scala Rider G4 Bluetooth System that integrates completely into the Schuberth C3 offering customers the ultimate solution for on-bike sound and communications.

Details on the C3 flip-up helmet, Schuberth Rider Communication System and the dealer network can be found on the Schuberth North America website: www.schuberthnorthamerica.com.

Schuberth North America is a branch of Schuberth GmbH in Magdeburg, Germany, providing innovative, protective Motorcycle Helmets. Made in Germany.

Blackfoot Motorcycle Ltd
#6 Highfield Circle SE
AB – Calgary T2G5N5
403-243-2636
www.blackfootonline.com

BMW Toronto
11 Sunlight Park Rd
ON – Toronto M4M 1B5
416-623-4269
www.bmwtoronto.ca

Oakville Yamaha
615 Third Line
ON – Oakville L6L 4A8
905-465-9555
www.oakvilleyamaha.com

Rider’s Choice - Charter
2276 Dixie Road
ON - Mississauga L4Y 1Z4
905-896-RIDE
www.riderschoice.ca

Moto Internationale - Charter
6695 St-Jacques
QC - Montréal H4B 1V3
514-483-6686
www.motointer.com

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Zox helmets launches YouTube Channel and Facebook Fan page

Press Release:

Zox has recently launched the YouTube channel Zox TV (www.youtube.com/zoxhelmetstv).

Zox will be posting videos on this YouTube channel, on their website at www.zoxhelmets.com as well as their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zoxhelmets. These educational videos will present the features of Zox Helmets to enthusiasts as well as provide other information on helmet safety.

Currently they've got nine video's but more will be added on a regular basis:

Episode 1: History of Zox Helmets
Episode 2: DOT, Snell and ECE Safety Standards
Episode 3: How to choose the Right Helmet
Episode 4: Zox Marketing Issues
Episode 5: Zox Full Face Helmets Line-Up
Episode 6: Zox Motocross Helmets Line-Up
Episode 7: Zox Modular/Flip-up Helmets Line-Up
Episode 8: Zox Etna Open Face Helmet
Episode 9: Interview with Pro Racer Genevieve Lesieur .

Check back often to see new episodes of Zox TV!

Zox Helmets has also created a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zoxhelmets. You can visit our Facebook page and add Zox Helmets as your friend to receive up to date information and pictures of new helmets as well as the results of current Zox Racers. On this page you can also view the videos from Zox TV (posted in the video section of the Zox Helmets profile page). Zox Helmets also has a group page HERE whereby you can post pictures and participate in monthly contests to win a new Zox Helmet.

Details about Zox:

ZOX – Developed in 2005, Zox helmets offers the powersports industry a wide range of helmets designed with a focus on comfort, fit and style.Motorcycle, MX, Off Road, ATV, Snowmobile and Scooter enthusiasts will find the perfect helmet for their passion with Zox. DOT or SNELL 2005 approved, fiberglass and thermoplastic alloy shell constructions, various removable washable comfort fit liners as well as custom color, style and finishes provides powersports enthusiasts with a unique helmet solution. Zox – Power Ahead.

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Arai continues to satisfy motorcyclists

Arai have done well in a 2009 Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction Study of consumers. 10 brands were tested including; Arai, Bell, Fulmer, Harley-Davidson, HJC, Icon, KBC, Nolan, Scorpion, and Shoei.

In conducting the 2009 Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction Study, which measures the overall satisfaction of motorcyclists with their new helmet in three key factors: ventilation, face shield, and design and styling, J.D. Power and Associates asked owners to rate the following 11 attributes of their motorcycle helmet:

  • quietness;
  • ventilation/air flow;
  • de-fogging;
  • face shield ability to keep wind out;
  • face shield ability to resist scratching;
  • ease of replacing face shield;
  • scratch resistance of shell;
  • color/graphic design;
  • weight;
  • ease of fastening the strap;
  • fit and comfort.

More than 4,600 survey responses were tabulated. With a score of 830, Arai ranks highest among the 10 helmet brands included in the study—its 11th consecutive year leading the rankings.

“Arai’s focus on fit and comfort—the most important consideration when purchasing a motorcycle helmet—and its ability to cater to different types of riders have given the manufacturer a consistent edge in satisfying customers,” said Tim Fox, research manager of the powersports group at J.D. Power and Associates.

Other highlights from the 2009 Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction Study include:

  • Arai, the highest-ranked helmet maker, improves its index score by 11 points compared to last year’s study, and performs particularly well in the ventilation and design and styling factors.
  • Shoei ranks second with a score of 815 and performs well in the face shield factor. Icon ranks third overall with a score of 806.
  • While the percentage of helmet owners who conducted research online before buying has remained relatively steady from 2008 at 36 percent, more and more consumers are buying their helmets online—17 percent in 2009, compared to 14 percent in 2008.
  • Those who purchased more expensive helmets ($200 or more) are more likely to both research and purchase their helmet online. Additionally, more than one-half of these helmet owners researched online prior to their purchase, and 22 percent of them made their purchase online.

About the Study

The 2009 Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 4,600 purchasers of new 2008 model-year motorcycles who provided information about their most recent helmet purchase experience and helmet use. The study was fielded in September and October 2008.


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