Bell Introduces Radical New Helmet Design

Bell Rogue Helmet

 

Scotts Valley, CA, Jan. 8, 2013 –  Bell Helmets, the company that pioneered the first racing helmets in 1954, are blazing yet another new trail for the industry with the company’s latest category-defying product introduction. Today, Bell unveiled “Rogue,” a totally unique open-face helmet, designed to provide facial coverage from the elements that previously had not been provided by any other open-face helmet on the market.

Designed with the cruiser market in mind, but appropriate for a wide variety of motorcycling applications, Rogue addresses a long-standing gap in the market for an open-face helmet that provides increased coverage against the elements. Particularly useful in cold-weather conditions and for long-distance touring, Rogue is equipped with a first-of-its-kind, adjustable and detachable “muzzle” system, allowing riders increased comfort and protection against the elements.  The muzzle benefits are also aesthetic, creating an ominous-look to the Rogue, ideal for the attitude and lifestyle synonymous with the cruiser category.

“For years, our sales reps and dealers have had cruiser riders lamenting about the need to lose their bandannas for an open face helmet that’s got the attitude and style that they seek, but also provides some facial coverage for wet, cold or other harsh riding conditions,”  said Chris Sackett, General Manager, Bell Powersports. “Rogue fulfills this need from both a standpoint of function and form, with an edgy design that makes it hands down the meanest-looking helmet we’ve ever made. So far, pre-orders from our dealers have been extremely strong, and we’re excited to see the consumer reception for this unique new design.”

Rogue is based on a lightweight composite shell that looks like a half helmet, but is actually a three-quarter design, thanks to an EPS that extends from the rear portion of the shell into a comfortable neck roll pad. The innovative muzzle is constructed from molded thermoplastic polyurethane, featuring air vents and a removable fleece liner for added comfort and protection. The muzzle fastens to the helmet through a FidLock magnetic connection system, easily fastened directly into the system’s magnetic receptors and removed by simply sliding the muzzle piece in an upward direction.  Length is also adjustable through straps on either side of the muzzle that ratchet into the helmet shell.

The helmet’s shell and EPS are available in three sizes for more expansive size range and maximum comfort, with the liner being removable and washable. Rogue is DOT certified, and available in Solid Black, Solid Matte Black, Army Green and Solid Gunny finishes. Rogue is priced for retail at $249.95 and will be available at Bell dealers in March.

Scorpion Helping Cops Keep Cool Heads

Lake Forest, CA July 11, 2011) Scorpion has busted out with a “Law Enforcement Edition” of their popular EXO-900 helmet. Available in the standard “H” pattern, the new police special meet the specifications of most motorcycle officer programs in the nation. The added benefit is that the versatile modular helmet now makes for a 3-in-1 option for officers in the field.

“We had several jurisdictions approach us about offering a police helmet which would combine the features of a full-face helmet with the convenience of a modular/flip-up style helmet,” says Scorpion’s National Sales Manager, Jon Eide. “But they also needed a lightweight ¾ open face model for parade duty… which meant they had to have three different helmets.”

The EXO-900 meets all these needs… and more. A polycarbonate composite shell is combined with a state-of-the-art dual density EPS liner. This advanced composite shell is designed to function in three distinct modes: full-face, open face or flip-up. Speaking of flip-up, the entire chinbar and exclusive no-fog EverClear® shield section flips up as one piece. As an added benefit, Scorpion’s built-in retractable SpeedView® internal sun visor can be used in all three modes.

“Whether it is swapping out the outer faceshield or the entire front half of the helmet, the EXO-900 makes its transformation from ¾ open face to full face modular and back again in less than 10 seconds,” explains Eide. “Best of all, these changes can be made without tools!”

 

This shell meets or exceeds all Department Of Transportation FMVSS-218 and National Institute of Justice standards (not to mention ECE-22.05 certification for you civilians). As an added benefit for the police, the EXO-900 is also communications-ready for most radio systems.

Helping the cops keep their cool is Scorpion’s exclusive KwikWick® washable moisture wicking comfort liner. Another innovative inner is the AIRFIT® cheek pad inflation system to ensure the perfect fit. All good news, but even better news for those departments on a budget is the price. Unlike many modulars on the market, the ticket for the EXO-900 is under $280, including Scorpion’s full three-year warranty.

EXO-900 Law Enforcement Edition sizes XS-XXXL

MSRP: $279.95

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About Scorpion Sports

Scorpion Sports, Inc. (SSI) is the home of the Scorpion brand supplying helmets and technical apparel directly to motorcycle dealerships. SSI imports a full line of unique dirt, snow and street products from their state-of-the-art production facilities. The brand is built on innovation and high quality. All Scorpion street helmets feature the exclusive SpeedShift® quick-change faceshield system, EverClear® no-fog faceshields and come with a washable, removable, moisture-wicking KwikWickII® liner. AIRFIT® is an air adjustable cheek pad system to personalize helmet fit, available on both street and off-road helmets. Another Scorpion innovation found on select models is the built-in SpeedView™ retractable sun visor designed to accommodate varying light conditions quickly without changing faceshields.

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