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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For more information contact Suzie Kirby at:

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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.

ScorpionExo, SpeedShift, EverClear, KwikWick, KwikWickII, ShadeShifter, SpeedView, AIRFIT, RaceCaseII, EXO-TEC, EverHeat, AirVent, ABRADIUM, EXO-Stitch, NightViz, AirGuard and the ScorpionExo logos are trademarks of Scorpion Sports, Inc. ©2011 Scorpion Sports, Inc.

Wacky Brain Buckets

Brain Bucket:  (slang) A type of motorcycle helmet that enables motorcycle riders to be in compliance with the law where helmets are required, but offers inadequate protection, about that of a bicycle helmet – Urban Dictionary

University of Southern California (USC) Professor C.F. “Red” Lombard is credited with being the first to designed a motorcycle helmet to absorb the shock of an impact.  IN 1953 Professor Lombard applied for a patent for his new invention which had two layers of padding.  One layer inside which fit next to the wearers head and provided comfort, and the outer layer which absorbed and diffused the energy from an impact over the entire surface of the helmet.   In 1967 South Carolina enacted legislation requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets and thirteen years later 200 members of  ABATE of South Carolina was successful in getting this law amended to apply to only those under 21.

Here’s a bit of trivia.  Half a decade before South Carolina implemented its motorcycle

helmet law, Australia became the world’s first government to implement a mandatory motorcycle helmet law on January 1, 1961.

In 1974, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) introduced their Federal MotorVehicleSafety Standard No. 218 (FMVSS 218) for Motorcycle Helmets.  Since that date, helmets which meet the standard have been required  to carry a DOT-approved sticker.

We doubt these helmets carry DOT-approved stickers but we like the creativity shown in their creation.