Hein Gericke, Oxford – Update

December 11, 2010

As promised in this post, here is a update on the new Hein Gericke store opening near Oxford on the A40 at the Eynsham roundabout.. It’s open 😀

Here are their contact details,


Hein Gericke Oxford, Eynsham Roundabout, Eynsham, Oxford. OX29 4EN

TEL. 01865 883307

E.mail oxford@hg-shop.com


Being located where it is, it has brilliant access and apparently has excellent parking facilities.  I shall have to pop down there sometime soon and have a nose round 😀

Here’s an online copy of their latest catalogue, just in case you fancy a nose.. (well, Christmas is just round the corner!!!)

Oh and talking of Christmas, they even do a Christmas Wish List you can print off and give to those closest to you 😀

Hein Gericke To Open New Store Near Oxford :-)

November 30, 2010

I got this info in my email update today Smile

Apparently they have just signed the lease on new premises on the Eynsham roundabout on the A40 here.  The postcode for the new shop is OX29 4EN.


According to the email they are looking at opening in early December sometime and more details are to follow.

If you want to sign up for the email updates click here

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

I Had An Accident Today :-(

December 2, 2009

I decided this morning that the worst sound in the world is hearing your baby grinding up the road.. 😦

I was on my way to work this morning, I pulled up at a roundabout and stopped to wait for a gap in the traffic. I inched forward a tad to bring me closer to the white lines and stopped again as there was still traffic coming round the roundabout…… and the next thing I know I’m shooting out on to the roundabout and and me and my bike are going down!

The car behind me thought I was going out on to the roundabout (inspite of the traffic coming round it!!!) and drove into my rear wheel and propelled me out into the traffic!!!! As I was going down I was thinking “Feck, I hope nothing hits me” and luckily nothing did.

A lady dived out of her car and told me not to move and called the police and the ambulance but a passing ambulance stopped too.. They checked me all over and I’m fine-ish.. I reckon my knee is gonna develop some lovely bruises and I think I’ve pulled a muscle in my back but other than that was more shaken up than anything..

Initial reaction was “IS MY BIKE OK?????????” “WHERE’S MY BIKE?????”

Damage to my baby seems to be a bent rear brake lever, and possibly the mounting for it (need to check her over properly).. The crash bung on that side looks a tad knackered but protected my fairings from everything but a few extra scrapes.. And part of the engine casing is worn away at the bottom…

Both me and my baby came away relatively unscathed thankfully.  The police are looking at charging the other driver with driving without due care and attention, and I’ll be putting in a claim for a new crash helmet for starters..

New HJC IS-16 Type O Graphic Helmet

October 15, 2009

I was recently in the market for a new helmet and after thinking about things and looking about had decided about getting the Caberg Trip… but… after trying it on decided it was way too uncomfortable and aside from that it didn’t fit properly..

So I had to play hunt the helmet again..

Here in Banbury the local bike shop shut down and while the closest ones aren’t too far away it’s still a pain if you just fancy popping in to have a nose round and possibly buy summat.  I really didn’t fancy buying a helmet online as it’s just a pain in the butt 😦 to keep returning things if they don’t fit properly!

So after work one vaguely sunny afternoon I decided to nip into Kings near Oxford and have a look to see what they had available.  I walked out with this one 🙂


The HJC IS-16 Type 0 Graphic 🙂

I’ve never had an HJC helmet before but this one is so comfortable and fits my head like a glove 🙂 and at £149, from a retail shop, didn’t really break the bank either..

I love the internal sun visor, hopefully it will save me a small fortune considering the number of pairs of sunglasses I break every year when trying to wear them in my helmet.. My only complaint, and it’s not bothering me that much, is that it’s a bit of a noisy helmet.. Other than that it’s perfect 🙂

HJC IS16 Type O

Oh, I did have one slight accident at the shop though and managed to buy another pair of gloves while I was in there!!! oops!!!

Oh well, gloves will always come in handy 🙂

Helmet Specs

  • Drop-down sun visor
  • Quick Release visor system
  • Anti Fog Visor
  • Removable Lining
  • Removable Breath Guard
  • Removable Chin Curtain
  • 4 Point Ventilation
  • Safety Standard ECE22.05
  • ACU Gold Standard for use on the track

  • Specials At CycleGear.Com – Shoei Helmets,Suits, Jackets, Helmets & Gloves!

    April 10, 2009

    Shop Cycle Gear for Motorcycle Parts and Apparel

    I thought I would have a wander through Cycle Gears website today and see what sort of offers they have on at the moment.. I found quite a few 🙂

    See all the motorcycle items on sale at www.cyclegear.com - up to 75% off!

    So thought I would post a selection for you to peruse! Please take a look at their website as this is only a tiny selection of the deals on offer 🙂

    It might be an idea for those who are not aware of the SHARP Helmet Safety Rating Scheme to read the post about it, so you know what I am referring to when looking at the helmets on offer.

    As always, just click on the images to be taken to Cycle Gears website 🙂

    Jackets & Suits

    First here is the Frank Thomas XTi One Piece suit  🙂


    This item is part of a package deal!
    Buy the Frank Thomas XTi Leather One-Piece Motorcycle Suit with the XTi Leather Motorcycle Gloves and the Frank Thomas SP Sport Tech Boots – all for $599.99.

    Available in Black/Black, Red/Black, Blue/Black, Green/Black and White/Black.
    All Frank Thomas leather suits, jackets, and pants are meticulously designed and crafted using high-quality, full-leather construction. They strive to provide you with safe, practical, and stylish motorcycle gear.

    The XTI race suit boasts improved armor, upgraded detailing, and a fresh look.

    Features and Benefits

    • Premium-quality, 1.2-1.4mm full-grain matte leather
    • Flexible stretch panels for a precurved race fit
    • 100% antibacterial mesh lining
    • Multiple-stitching throughout with triple- and quad-stitching on all major seams for maximum tear and abrasion resistance
    • Thermo-set carbon-leather and titanium shoulder pieces
    • Perforated-leather panels for optimum rider comfort
    • CE-approved, form-fitting Arma-Flex armor at shoulders, elbows, and knees
    • Hip pockets for optional armor (sold separately)
    • Accommodates additional back protection (sold separately)
    • Woven carbon-composite materials
    • Aerodynamic race hump with airflow channels
    • Stylish, replaceable knee sliders
    • Heavy-duty, genuine YKK zippers

    Next is the Alpinestars Rhoma Drystar Textile Jacket 🙂

    This is currently on offer at $119.99

    Distinct, stylish and packed with safety features, Alpinestars’ Rhoma Drystar offers high quality protection with simple yet distinctive style, making it the comfortable and smart choice for all occasions.

    alpinestars-rhoma-drystar-jacketAvailable in Black/Black, Black/Blue and Black Red

    Features and Benefits

    • Water-resistant 600-denier fabric.
    • CE certified protectors on elbows and shoulders.
    • 100% waterproof and breathable.
    • Drystar membrane.
    • Zip operated ventilation.
    • Removable thermal liner.
    • 3D embroidered logos.
    • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather


    First up the KBC VR-2R Reaper full face helmet – On offer at just $99.99

    This has a UK SHARP safety rating of 2*


    With a high-performance design ready for street and track alike, the flagship KBC VR-2R is a true racer’s helmet.

    Engineered for aerodynamic airflow and stability at high speeds, the KBC VR-2R platform features reduced shell dimensions and overall size. The eye aperture, strap positions, and shell ergonomics have been fine tuned to increase peripheral vision, improve head maneuverability, reduce neck strain, and dampen wind noise.

    Features and Benefits

    • Lightweight, sturdy TriComp shell is constructed with advanced Vacuum Lamination System
    • Dual-Intake Ventilation System (DIVS) provides efficient airflow draw, circulation, venting, and control for ultimate comfort
    • Tool-free, anti-fog Quick-Release Visor Plus (QRV+) is optically correct and scratch-resistant
    • Faceshield seals securely when closed to the helmets RIB system
    • Removable, washable Ultralux liner in genuine Savoire Suede with customizable padding system
    • Secure retention system with double D-ring chinstrap
    • Certifications: DOT; Snell

    Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

    Next up is the the Arashi Turbo on offer at $49.99.

    Now I know that some people look down on cheaper helmets like these, as they feel that there is no way they are going to be as good as something which costs $500.  But here in the UK we have the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating scheme which puts helmets through a series of tests and rates them according to their performance.  These tests rate how well the helmets perform over and above the minimum safety levels and these scored 3* out of a possible 5*, which for a cheaper helmet really isn’t bad at all, especially when you consider that a lot of the more expensive helmets are not scoring as high.


    Arashi combines superb design, outstanding features, and world-class quality in each and every helmet. Engineered and crafted to provide all-day comfort and protection.

    Features and Benefits

    • High-Impact Polycarbonate (HIP) outer shell is strong and lightweight
    • Computer-Aided Design profile for maximum aerodynamic efficiency and minimal high-speed buffeting
    • Simple and easy shield-removal system Adjustable multi-venting system allows optimal airflow through internal EPS shell channels
    • Padded comfort liner is fully removable for easy washing
    • Textured microfiber liner covering is comfortable against skin, wicks moisture, and dries quickly
    • Classic, and proven, double D-ring retention system
    • Certifications: Meets or exceeds DOT, European ECE 22-05, and Gold ACU
    • Weight: 3.3 lbs. / 1478 grams

    Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

    The next helmet is the Shark S650 Frame on offer at $99, saving you $120 on the list price of $229!

    This helmet scored 4* in the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating tests


    The Shark S650, one of the helmets in the Shark Performance collection, is an indisputable success.

    Thanks to numerous technical qualities – fluid lines, ease of use, comfort, safety – it has converted a lot of bikers.

    Features and Benefits

    • Injected thermoplastic-resin shell
    • Multi-element internal polystyrene shock-absorber with differentiated densities
    • Air-circulation channels in inner shell for improved ventilation
    • Anti-scratch 2.2mm faceshield
    • Patented SlideLock quick-release shield system
    • Multi-point air intake with Venturi-deflector ventilation
    • Microfiber-fabric interior
    • Secure, double D-ring chinstrap
    • External anti-UV lacquer finish
    • Weight: 3.09 lbs. (+/- 0.11 lbs.) / 1400 g (+/- 50 g)
    • Certifications: DOT; ECE 2205

    Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

    Lastly in the helmet selection is the Shoei RF1000 range.

    These are currently on offer starting at $349.99 depending on the style you choose. This model has yet to be tested for a Sharp rating.

    RF-1000 Solid starting at just $349.99

    RF-1000 Diabolic 2 priced at $427.99

    RF-1000 Artifact, Badge 2, Caster, Cutless, Diabolic 1, Diabolic 3, Diabolic Zero, Flutter, Gobert, Joust, Pincotte 3, Sever, Strike, Voyager are all priced at starting at $449.99


    One of the most technologically advanced helmets for street riders – and clearly one of the best-looking helmets on the market. Shoei’s innovation and cutting-edge design makes the RF-1000 a premium motorcycle helmet.

    Aerodynamically superior, the RF-1000 full-face helmet delivers high-speed performance and ventilation that is wind-tunnel proven. A perfect fit is achieved through removable, adjustable cheekpads and a 3D comfort-liner system that won’t shift during high-speed riding.

    The legendary Shoei fit is developed from 3 shell sizes and 4 sizes of EPS liners. The RF-1000’s shell is made from Shoei’s proprietary Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) multifiber technology, which embeds ultrastrong organic fibers into fiberglass. The result is a lightweight yet strong outer shell that is better able to absorb and disperse the force of an impact.

    Features and Benefits

    Aerodynamic Shell Design

    • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind-tunnel and rider testing
    • The Aero Stabilizer dramatically reduces drag and lift coefficients, thus diminishing rider fatigue and increasing performance

    Two-Layer EPS Liner System

    • Two-layer liner offers unmatched ventilation with internal channels and exhaust ports throughout the helmet
    • Integrated Upper Air Intake minimizes air turbulence and maximizes air stream in all riding positions
    • Outlet holes in the Aero Stabilizer allow warm air to be exhausted
    • The lower air intake provides an additional source of air flow
    • The neck outlet vent allows for effective air exhaust

    Lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+)

    • High-performance-fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid, and resilient

    Anti-Fog System

    • The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging

    3D Interior Liner

    • Removable interior cheekpads available in optional sizes for a custom fit
    • Chinstrap cover can easily be removed to allow for cleaning or replacement

    Standard Chinstrap Clip

    • Neatly secures chinstrap

    CX-1V Faceshield and Lock System

    • Quick-Release Base Plate (QRBP) System allows tool-free shield removal
    • A wide, 3-dimensionally-curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity
    • Scratch-resistant coating
    • 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays


    • Certifications: DOT 218; Snell M2005
    • Weight (approx.): 3.28 lbs. / 1490 grams

    Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.


    First in my glove selection is the Alpinestars SPS set.  On offer at the moment for just $69.95


    The Alpinestars SPS unites the best features of a sport-riding glove with a short-cuff street style.

    Features and Benefits

    • Full-grain leather construction for abrasion resistance
    • Double-layered leather palm with Kevlar for additional impact protection
    • Clarino and leather palm reinforcements for superior grip
    • Dual carbon-fiber knuckle protectors
    • Extra layer of full-grain leather on the fingers
    • Short-cuffed length with easy, secure Velcro closure

    Next up are the Dainese Hellracer Leather Gloves.

    These are currently reduced from £139.99, down to $109.99

    dainese-hellracer-gloveAvailable in Men’s and Women’s sizes

    The Dainese Hellracer moderates the technical and stylistic language found in the Duel glove, toning down some features to make it more accessible to the racing – but not ultra-racing – user.
    In fact, although the Hellracer has less armoring compared with the Duel, it still maintains a high level of protection.
    By adding streetriding comforts, the Hellracer’s undoubtedly aggressive origins are delicately balanced, making it suitable for road and racetrack alike.

    The Dainese Hellracer: Dedicated to those who want the best of both worlds.

    Features and Benefits

    • Constructed of Kevlar jersey and cattle leather
    • Elasticated inserts on the fingers, wrist, and back of hand for articulation
    • Carbon-fiber inserts on knuckles and select finger joints
    • Soft inserts on fingers, index-finger knuckle, back of hand, and palm
    • Leather palm reinforcement
    • Tightening strap for a perfect fit
    • Adjustable cuff strap

    Lastly in the gloves selection are the Frank Thomas Urban Warrior Gloves

    These are currently on off for £39.99, saving you $10 on the list price


    Features and Benefits

    • Lightweight airflow mesh & leather combination
    • 3D injection rubber moldings
    • Thermo-set airflow ventilation knuckles
    • Ribbed palm for extra grip & comfort

    The following Frank Thomas gloves are also on offer –

    Stealth Aqua Roo – $69.99

    Air Rage – $79.99

    Urban Shadow – $39.99

    XTi Leather – $109.99

    SP Tech Leather Glove – $69.99

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    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

    Save £££’s on HJC Helmets

    April 8, 2009

    There are currently some good deals around if you are looking at buying yourself a new crash helmet.  I’ve come across these for some of the HJC range.  If you are just starting out on a bike and are looking to buy your first set of gear then you can’t go far wrong with these.  They are also suitable as a second standby helmet and are all being sold at affordable prices.

    The helmet size conversion chart is at the bottom of this entry and you may also want to take a look at this entry Choosing The Correct Size Motorcycle Helmet to make sure you choose the right size for your head 🙂

    Firstly the HJC IS-16 Range available

    These helmets got a 2* Sharp Helmet safety rating.. The helmets are priced at £132.99 and are available in the following designs.

    HJC IS-16 Type O Available in Black or White

    There is something to be said about a black crash helmet, I tend to buy plain black ones every time.  This has a very subtle design on it and I quite like this one 🙂

    HJC IS-16 ScratchAvailable in Gunmetal/Black, Blue/Black and Red/Black

    HJC IS-16 Arkanium Available in Pink

    Helmet Specifications

  • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
  • One-touch Integrated SunShield: Smoke-tinted 3-stage adjustable SunShield deploys quickly and easily (patent pending).
  • AccuSight™ Anti-fog Faceshield: Optically superior 3D design provides 95% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating.
  • RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
  • "ACS" Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out
  • SilverCool™ Interior: Moisture-wicking and odour-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric. Comfortable, removable and washable.
  • DOT Approved
  • Next is the HJC FS-15 Prism helmet

    Priced at £170.99 these got a score of 4* in the Sharp Helmet safety rating tests.

    HJC FS-15 Prism

    Helmet Specifications

    • Advanced Fibreglass Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
    • Optically-superior Pinlock®-prepared Faceshield: New 3D design provides 95% UV protection, anti-scratch coating and is prepared for the ultimate anti-fog Pinlock insert.
    • RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
    • “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out.
    • SilverCool™ Interior: Removable moisture-wicking and odour-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric.
    • SNELL/DOT Approved

    Next up is the HJC CS-12N Cyclone Helmet

    This is priced at just £75.99 and scored 3* in the Sharp helmet tests. The price is pretty damn good for a 3* helmet and the designs not too bad either 🙂

    This is available in the following colours – Red/Silver, Pink/Silver, Blue/Silver and Black Silver.

    HJC CS-12N

    Helmet Specifications

  • Standard: Meets or exceeds DOT standard .
  • Shell: Ultra lightweight thermoplastic alloy shell.
  • Ventilation: Maximum chin-bar ventilation ensures minimum fogging while maximum air intake is achieved with 2 large adjustable venturi side vents and a traditional centre chin vent, drawing excess humidity away from the shield.
  • Interior: Plush Nylex interior and cheek pads for maximum absorption.
  • Others: Breathbox and anti-fog coated shields available for cold and/or wet conditions.
  • Size: XS to XL.
  • The next offering is the HJC CL-SP Throttle.

    Available in blue/black, red/black and gunmetal/black it scored 3* in the Sharp helmet tests and is available for £113.99

    HJC CL-ST Throttle

    Helmet specifications

    • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
    • AccuSight™Anti-fog Faceshield: Optically superior 3D design provides 95% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating.
    • RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
    • 2-stage Shield Closure Mechanism: Compresses shield into the eye port gasket providing an extremely secure seal.
    • “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out.
    • Bioceramic Nylex® Moisture-wicking Interior: Anti-bacterial, removable and washable.
    • SNELL/DOT Approved
    • SIZES: XS-XL

    Lastly in this little selection are the HJC CS-R1 Samurai and Fang helmets.

    These got a 1* rating in the Sharp Helmet safety tests and are priced a priced at £104.99

      HJC CS-R1 Samuri The Samurai design above is one I personally quite like 🙂

      HJC CS-R1 Fang

    • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
    • RapidFire™ Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
    • Optically Superior Faceshield: 95% UV protection.
    • Advanced Ventilation System: Adjustable forehead and chin vents, and two rear exhaust vents.
    • Plush, Nylex® Interior: Removable and washable cheek pads.
    • DOT Approved
    • SIZES: XS-XL

    Here is HJC’s helmet size conversion chart, just to try and be as helpful as possible 🙂

      Helmet Size Centimetres Hat Size Inches
      XXS 51-52 6 3/8 – 6 1/2 20- 20 1/2
      XS 53-54 6 5/8 – 6 3/4 20 7/8 – 21 1/4
      S 55-56 6 7/8 – 7 21 5/8 – 22
      M 57-58 7 1/8 – 7 1/4 22 1/2 – 22 7/8
      L 59-60 7 3/8 – 7 1/2 23 1/4 – 23 5/8
      XL 61-62 7 5/8 – 7 3/4 24 – 24 3/8
      XXL 63-64 7 7/8 – 8 24 3/4 – 25 1/4
      XXXL 65-66 8 1/8 – 8 1/4 25 5/8 – 26

    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