New Icon Airmada Bass-Tard HelmetWhen it comes to the new Icon Airmada motorcycle helmet with its new Bass-Tard graphics, there’s not much we can say about the graphics. They pretty much speak for themselves, as well as having an Icon song to go with it!
Underneath the wild graphics, the Airmada helmet is impressive. An all-world standard (DOT, ECE, SAI, and SG) helmet, the Icon Airmada uses an injection-molded polycarbonate shell. A recessed Twin Channel Supervent offers intake and exhaust ports for airflow over the scalp. Adjustable chin and forehead venting system is designed to increase comfort in any riding situation. Easy adjust ergo vent switch for superior or air flow control. The interior HydraDry interior and removable for washing if, by chance, you do sweat.The fog-free Icon Optics™ shield is has a Prolock shield locking system, as well as Icon’s Rapid Release Shield Change System, while a removable molded breath deflector helps prevent fogging.The Icon Airmada Bass-Tard comes in four shell sizes Available in four shell sizes, and interior sizes 2XS to 3XL. Icon’s exclusive long oval headform is used. The MSRP is $260.
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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Hello and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!