Helmet Sale At Hein Gericke

November 29, 2010

Another quick update.. And just in time for Christmas

Hein Gericke are currently slashing the prices on 1000’s of helmets

Click on this image to see the offer catalogue Smile


Helme sale

Sharp Motorbike Helmet Safety Ratings

April 9, 2009

Introduced in November 2007, the SHARP Motorcycle Helmet Safety Rating Scheme aims to save lives of riders involved in motorbike accidents.  The first scheme of it’s kind worldwide, the SHARP (Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme) aims to give a totally independent rating on the levels of protection crash helmets will provide in the event of an impact.

The helmets are rated on a scale of 1-5 depending on their performance in a series of laboratory tests.  While all crash helmets on sale in the UK must offer a minimum standard of protection, it has been found that there are real differences in how well the various helmets perform in the tests.  The rating shows how much over the minimum required standard the helmets perform.

The scheme is designed to give riders an easy to understand guide to which helmets will offer them the best protection.

One thing which has become apparent, looking at the tables below, is that the more expensive helmets are not necessarily the best performing ones.  There are quite a few helmets costing under £100 which score either a 4 or a 5 in the tests.

These are the Sharp safety ratings released to date.  As and when new ratings are released, I will update this information so it is kept up to date.

9th April 2009

Following an update email this morning I have amended the following list to include the ratings published on an additional 28 helmets.

Make Model Style Sizes Cost (£) Rating
out of 5
AGV Airtech Full Face XS-XXL 150 ****
K Series Full Face S-XL 100 ***
S-4 Full Face XXS-XXL 180 *****
K3 Full Face XS-XXL 149 ****
Ti-Tech Full Face XXS-XXL 250 ****
S-4 Stealth Full Face XXS-XXL 180 *****
Longway System XS-XL 150 ****
Airoh Leox Full Face XS-XL 99 ***
Speed Fire Full Face XS-XL 50 ****
Mathisse RS System XS-XXL 120 **
Arai RX-7 Full Face XXS-XXL 450 ***
Condor Full Face XS-XXL 200 **
GP5x Full Face XS-XXL 300 *****
Viper GT Full Face XS-XXL 330 ***
Astro Full Face XS-XL 330 ***
Arashi Viper Full Face S-XL 65 ****
Galaxy Full Face XS-XL 49 ***
Sonic Full Face XS-XL 49 ***
Turbo Full Face XS-XL 49 ***
Bell M1 Full Face XS-XXL 130 *****
M4R Full Face XXS-XXL 220 *****
M5X Full Face XS-XXL 299 *****
BMW System 5 System XXS-XXL 280 *****
Box BX4 Full Face XS-XXL 80 **
BX2 Full Face S-XL 60 ****
BX3 Dagger Full Face XS-XL 54 **
BX5 Hurricane Full Face XS-XL 49 ****
Buell Turbulent Full Face XXS-XXL 180 *****
Caberg V2R Full Face XXS-XXL 100 *****
Trip System XS-XL 100 *****
Justissimo GT System XS-XXL 150 ****
Duchinni D801 Full Face XXS-XXL 80 ****
D601 System XS-XXL 90 *
D701 Full Face XS-XXL 50 ****
G-Mac Concept System XS-XXL 80 ***
Givi HPS40.1 Full Face XS-XL 199 ***
Grex RF2 Full Face XS-XXL 120 ****
R1 Full Face XS-XL 100 ****
HJC HQ-1 Full Face XS-XL 249 *****
CS-12 Full Face XS-XXL 69 **
FG-14 Full Face XS-XXL 150 ***
CL-ST Full Face XS-XL 109 ***
FS-10 Full Face XS-XXL 169 ***
CS-12N Full Face XS-XXL 120 ***
CS-R1 Full Face XS-XL 99 *
FG-15 Full Face XS-XL 139 ****
IS-16 Full Face XS-XXL 119 **
FS10 Carbon Full Face XS-XXL 249 ***
KBC Force RR Full Face XXS-XXL 90 *
VR2R Full Face XXS-XXL 180 **
FFR System XXS-XXL 140 *
Magnum Full Face XXS-XXL 139 *
TK8 Full Face XXS-XXL 59 *
XP3 Full Face XXS-XXL 129 ***
Lazer Fibre Pro Full Face XS-XXL 140 ****
LZ6 Full Face XS-XL 60 *****
Tornado Full Face XS-XL 90 **
Vertigo Full Face XS-XXL 70 ****
Fibre D1 Full Face XS-XL 200 ****
Granville System XS-XL 100 ****
Revolution System XXS-XXL 140 ****
Marushin Tiger Full Face XXS-XXL 100 *****
RS1 Carbon Full Face XXS-XXL 200 *****
Ikusa Full Face XS-XXL 119 ****
Samura Full Face XS-XXL 99 *****
Shivan Full Face XS-XXL 119 ****
M401 Full Face XS-XXL TBA **
Nitro N810VX Full Face S-XL 100 ****
N820VX Full Face S-XL 120 ****
N330VX Full Face S-XL 50 **
N755VX Full Face S-XL 80 ****
N1430VX Full Face S-XL 100 ****
N1600VN Full Face S-XL 80 ****
N1700 VF Full Face XS-XXL 119 *****
F347VN System XS-XXL 99 ***
Nolan N62 Full Face XS-XXL 130 ****
N84 Full Face XS-XXL 150 ****
N103 System XXS-XXL 250 ****
N102 System XS-XXL 200 ****
Nuvo SP2 Full Face XS-XL 119 ****
Premier Monza Full Face XS-XXL 170 ****
Roof RO10 Diversion Full Face XS-XXL 245 ****
RO10 Daytona Full Face XS-XXL 245 ***
Boxer System XS-XL 215 ****
RST Racevent Full Face XS-XXL 125 ***
Cobra Vent Full Face S-XL 79 ****
PC1S Full Face XS-XL 60 *
Schuberth S1 Pro Full Face XS-XXXL 400 **
R1 Full Face XS-XXL 320 **
C2 System XS-XXL 350 ****
Scorpion EXO-700 Full Face S-XL 100 ****
Shark RSR2 Full Face XS-XL 319 *****
S500 Air Full Face XS-XXL 114 ****
RSF 2i Full Face XS-XL 159 ****
RSI Full Face XS-XL 199 ****
S800 Full Face XS-XL 149 ****
Openline System XS-XL 190 ***
Evoline System XS-XL 250 ****
S650 Full Face XS-XL 125 ****
RSX Full Face XS-XL 169 *****
Shoei Raid II Full Face XS-XL 250 ****
XR-1000 Full Face XS-XL 330 ***
X-Spirit Full Face XS-XL 480 ****
Multitech System XS-XXL 300 ***
Suomy Extreme Full Face S-XL 400 ***
Gunwind Full Face S-XL 220 ***
Spec 1R Full Face S-XL 300 ***
Takachi TK-30 Full Face S-XL 60 **
Urban N20 Full Face XS-XXL 100 ***
Vemar VSREV Full Face S-XL 190 **
TA12K Full Face S-XL 70 ***
VSSEV Full Face XS-XL 119 *
VTXE Full Face XXS-XXXL 149 **
VXP Full Face XXS-XXXL 79 ***
Viper RS 40 Full Face XXS-XXL 50 ***
RS 66 Full Face XXS-XXL 70 ***
RS V121 System XS-XL 150 ***
RS101 System XS-XL 60 ****
X-Lite X601 Full Face XS-XXL 120 ****
X602 Full Face S-XL 200 ****
X701 Full Face S-XL 260 ****
X801 Full Face S-XL 320 ****
X1002 System XS-XXL 249 ****

Also take a look at the following entry

Choosing The Correct Size Motorcycle Helmet

HJC CL-SP Barbwire Motorcycle Helmet Just $89 At New Enough

April 3, 2009

New Enough need to move out the remaining stock of the HJC CL-SP Barbwire helmet and so have reduced the price down to an absolute bargain price of just $89!  The MSRP for these helmets is $189.99-$194.99, so the reduction in price is outstanding.

So if you are looking to buy a new helmet for the forth-coming season, a back up helmet, or even looking for your first and are on a budget, then you can’t go far wrong with this offer 🙂

Available in 5 colours, New Enough have a good selection of sizes available. As always, just click on the photos to be taken direct to the correct page on New Enough’s Website

HJC CL-SP Black Blue Silver

HJC CL-SP Barbwire Helmet

Shell features:

  • Lightweight Injection-Moulded Polycarbonate
  • Composite Shell which meets or exceeds Snell M2005 & DOT standards
  • Channelled dual density EPS liner
  • Wind tunnel tested aerodynamic shell shape with an extra large eye port opening for greater visibility
  • Three shell sizes for a more comfortable fit

HJC CL-SP Black Pink Silver

Interior Features:

  • Removable/washable Nylex® interior liner and cheek pads quickly wick moisture away from the skin and eliminate odour causing bacteria
  • Easily removable cheek pads for cleaning or custom fitting
  • Optional cheek pad sizes to achieve a “custom fit”
  • Streamline, wrap around neck roll reduces wind noise
  • Padded chin strap design
  • Built-in communication system speaker cavity
  • HJC CL-SP Black Red Silver

Shield Features:

  • Two-stage pivot mechanism compresses the shield into the eye port gasket providing an extremely secure seal
  • Improved, no guess work, tool-less shield removal and installation
  • Aerodynamic flush mounted fit for reduced turbulence
  • Scratch resistant hard coated shield
  • Optically superior 3D design
  • Rated at 95% UV resistant
  • HJC CL-SP Black Silver Silver

Venting Features:

  • Flow through advanced channelling ventilation system with dual flow-through channels and two high capacity, multi-stage intake vents
  • Rear vent helps draw heat and humidity out of helmet
  • Anti-fog system with side chin bar mounted vortex vents creating a low-pressure vacuum effect drawing heat and moisture out of the face shield area
  • Adjustable chin vent re-directs air upward and across shield interior
  • HJC CL-SP Black Yellow Silver

Save £50 On Arai Helmets At M&P Direct (UK)

April 3, 2009

I had this through this morning via email.  M&P are offering £50 off certain models of crash helmets, just click on the photos to be taken direct to the correct page on M&P’s Website 🙂

Just in time for the start of the new riding season 🙂

M&P are offering the Condor Black Full Face helmet, available in all sizes the current price is down from £219.99 to just £169.99!!

Arai Condor Black

Helmet specifications

  • Super Fibre construction
  • Ring shaped strengthening in lower section
  • Slim, oval outer shell
  • Triple density inner shell
  • Delta Duct inlet vent and exhaust vents
  • Controlled chin ventilation
  • Fully washable interior
  • Free Flow System (FFS)
  • Reduces draft and wind noise
  • Lever Release visor removal system (LRS)
  • Aerodynamic recessed visor holder system
  • Patented Visor Brow ventilation ducts
  • Aerodynamic 2mm Polycarbonate Pinlock® ready visor with De-mist visor lock
  • Double D ring fastening system ensures correct strap tension at all times

Also on offer are the Arai Condor Voltage helmets, again with a saving of £50.  They are currently priced at £199.99!!

Arai Condor Voltage Blue

Helmet Specifications

  • Super Fibre construction
  • Ring shaped strengthening in lower section
  • Slim, oval outer shell
  • Triple density inner shell
  • Delta Duct inlet vent and exhaust vents
  • Controlled chin ventilation
  • Fully washable interior
  • Free Flow System (FFS)
  • Reduces draft and wind noise
  • Lever Release visor removal system (LRS)
  • Aerodynamic recessed visor holder system
  • Patented Visor Brow ventilation ducts
  • Aerodynamic 2mm Polycarbonate Pinlock® ready visor with De-mist visor lock
  • Double D ring fastening system ensures correct strap tension at all times
  • Arai Condor Voltage Red

    Huge Discounts At Motorcycle Superstore

    January 19, 2009

    Just click on either the photos or the Motorcycle Superstore.Com logos to be taken to their online store where you will find lots of fantastic money saving deals 🙂

    Happy Shopping!

    Icon Mainframe Hooligan Helmet 

    MSRP $250-280 NOW $119.99

    Icon Mainframe Hooligan Helmet
    Icon Mainframe Hooligan Helmet

    The Mainframe helmet from Icon was designed with the rider’s safety, fit and function in mind The shell is constructed of a fiberglass/dyneema blend and is lined with a dual density styrene liner for incredible strength without unnecessary weight Features include a Venturi super-vent system for the ultimate in airflow A three forehead switch acts as an additional ram-air vent to significantly increase the overall cooling of the helmet Internal on/off chin exhaust switch offers control of escaping air Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Positive-lock chin venting system helps prevent fogging Removable/washable cheek pads with formed ear pockets that can accept communication or audio speakers Removable anti-fog breath deflector Optically correct polycarbonate, 7-position shield offers safe, clear vision and easy no-tool replacement system Exceeds all DOT and Snell standards **Closeouts are limited to stock on hand**

    Icon Women's Mainframe Hooligan Helmet

    Ladies Icon Mainframe Hooligan Helmet

     Teknic Supervent Gloves

    Was $39.99 NOW $14.99

    Teknic Supervent Gloves
    Teknic Supervent Gloves

    With sizes starting at small they are suitable for us female riders as well 🙂

    I have a pair of these, in black, and for the summer they are an excellent riding glove.  My hands feel so cool wearing them and I would definately recommend them to anyone 🙂

    Teknic Supervent Gloves Anatomical pre-curved cut fingers and palm. Airmesh outershell for excellent breathability and airflow with a leather palm. Cuff strap safety wrap system wraps over the outside of the glove to protect glove seams, and allow cuff adjustment. Little finger safety wrap system wraps over the outside of the little finger and glove side to protect glove seams. Heavy elastic cuff for better glove retention. Leather overlay panels on all dingers for added abrasion resistance. Scholler Keprotec lined palm 6 mm foam padding in palm, fingers and in knuckles. Stretch Keprotec thumb for better fit and feel. Rubber grip clarion overlay on thumb for better grip **Closeouts are limited to stock on hand**

     Arlen Ness Womens Charolette Leather Jacket

    Was $399.99 NOW $240.00

    Arlen Ness Women's Charolette Leather Jacket
    Arlen Ness Women’s Charolette Leather Jacket

    Arlen Ness Women’s Charolette Leather Jacket Made of high-quality cowhide leather Drum-dyed all the way through for excellent color Washed for a distressed look Pre-curved arms and perforation along inner arms provides extra comfort when riding raised ribbed panels along shoulder and lower back Pink lining is make of breathable fleece Two side zippers and two sets of pockets in the inside and outside Technical embroidery and pink accent stitching Available in women sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL **Closeouts are limited to stock on hand**

    Choosing The Correct Size Motorcycle Helmet

    January 14, 2009
    Buying the correct size crash helmet is probably the most important thing you will need to do if you are either just learning to ride, or replacing a crash helmet which has been damaged in some way. A correctly fitting crash helmet really can save your life and really is something you should spend some time doing to ensure a perfect fit.

    Here is a quick guide to help ensure you buy the correct size.

    Firstly use a tape measure to find out the circumference of your head. Measure round your head with the tape just above your ears and about one inch, or 2.54cm, above your eyebrows. Don’t pull the tape too tight, but take your time and measure your head a few times and work out the average measurement. When you have your head measurement look at the size guide below to find out your helmet size. If you find your head measurement is between two sizes, you should always try the larger size first.

    Motorcycle Helmet Size Guide

    Motorcycle Helmet Size Guide

    Please note these sizes are intended as a guideline only. The same as when clothes shopping, different crash helmet manufacturers do unfortunately interpret the sizes differently, and so a medium from one manufacturer may not fit as well as the same size from someone else.

    If you are buying your motorcycle helmet from a retail outlet make sure you try on plenty of helmets from different manufacturers to make sure you get one that fits correctly. If you are buying online, as many people are these days, it is worth remembering that under UK Internet retail law you have the right to return anything you buy for a full refund if you are not happy with it or f it does not ft correctly. You are normally able to return items within 7 days, but make sure you check the small print of the online retailer you are dealing with.

    How To Test For A Good Helmet Fit

    Once you have the crash helmet on your head you should always check the following.

    The top pad inside of the helmet interior should be in firm contact with the top of your head

    Your cheeks should be in light to medium contact with the helmets cheek pads

    Next you should try to push your finger up between your forehead and the helmet interior. There should not be any space there for your fingers to fit into.

    Now you should try to rotate the helmet back and forwards and from left to right on your head. When moving the helmet the skin on your head and face should move. If the helmet moves without doing this it is too big and you will need to try on a smaller size. It’s worth bearing in mind that because of the different sizing by the different manufacturers you may find you are between sizes. If this is the case you may find that you need a different style of motorcycle helmet to ensure the correct fit.

    Next thing is to fasten the chin strap so that it is tight enough under your jaw, without suffocating you. Once this is done you should try to push the helmet off your head form the back, and then try the same thing from the front. Obviously they should not come off.

    The last thing to check is that you are totally happy with how much you can see out of the visor. Smaller visor sizes mean you will not see so much as a larger one.

    If you follow the guidelines you should end up with a crash helmet which is the correct fit for your head. As I mentioned this is one aspect of motorcycling which really can save your life and you should take time to make sure you buy a correctly fitting one.

    Your life may depend on it.