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AMA Sportbike: Xpeed Sponsors DeHaven

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2012 AMA Daytona Sportbike

The 2010 AMA Pro Supersport Championship, Austin DeHaven, has moved to the AMA Daytona Sportbike series for 2012.

And with the move, the Triple Crown Industries Yamaha R6 rider also gained a new sponsor – Xpeed Helmets. During the 2012 AMA Daytona Sportbike Championship, DeHaven (No. 56) will don the new Xpeed XCF-3000 Carbon Fiber/Kevlar Helmet.

Austin DeHaven (Triple Crown Industries Yamaha YZF-R6 Sportbike) says: “I am really excited about my switch to Xpeed Helmets. I wore the new XCF-3000 this past weekend in Fontana and I was amazed at how quiet and comfortable the fit is. The shell felt very small and compact, and the field of vision was excellent.

“I was even able to unfortunately crash test it for the first time and though I impacted the ground face first I had no injury at all. The helmet had a nice scrape across the front and face shield but I was completely fine.

“I was really pleased with its performance, as I won’t wear just anything and my safety, especially my head is extremely important to me and hopefully a long career in racing. I look forward to helping develop the XCF-3000 further throughout our partnership.”

Ryan O’Hara (Xpeed Helmets, National Sales & Rider Support) says: “Xpeed Helmets is very excited to have Austin DeHaven represent the Xpeed Helmet brand in 2012 in the AMA Daytona Sport bike class. I can’t wait for this year’s racing season to start, I do believe that Austin has a great shot at the championship in 2012.

“We all at Xpeed Helmets will be on the edge of our seats every weekend in anticipation of a great race weekend and Xpeed Helmets will be 100% in to support Austin on his battle for the #1 plate this year.”

The Xpeed XCF-3000helmet uses the latest carbon fiber and Kevlar shell design and features improvements in air flow and rider usability as well as exceeding strict SNELL 2010 requirements as well as DOT. Xpeed Helmet is one of few helmet manufacturers to have access to unlimited wind tunnel testing. Xpeed Helmet owns their own manufacturing facility since 1998 and produces their own products from a prestigious factory in Korea where quality is always first and foremost.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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