Scorpion EX-R2000 Motorcycle HelmetScorpion Sports’ latest helmet – the EXO-R2000 – is now available at authorized dealers and Scorpionusa.com. The lid was tested and proven by GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista throughout 2013 MotoGP, and has premium features at a low price point. How low? Solid colors begin at $369.95.Following are the features of Scorpion’s new EXO-R2000.
Scorpion EXO-R2000 Highlights: The EXO-R2000 is Scorpion’s flagship performance race helmet. Built with our exclusive TCT composite shell construction, the lightweight EXO-R2000 was developed by Scorpion engineers with input from MotoGP riders and tested on the track as well as in the lab.Scorpion’s exclusive Ellip-Tec ratchet technology ensures a tight seal around the shield while the advanced aero-tuned ventilation system produces generous airflow and circulation throughout the helmet. The aerodynamically designed tear-drop shell shape minimizes buffeting at high speeds and the AirFit cheekpad system ensures a custom snug fit.The EXO-R2000 comes equipped with Emergency Release cheek pads, a standard EverClear shield PLUS a bonus Dark Smoke EverClear shield. Pinlock MaxVision-ready flat shields with tearoff posts are available as an accessory for the track. Scorpion’s DNA is infused into every facet of the EXO-R2000 and the result is a new benchmark for quality and value in a premium helmet.Radically New Shell Engineering: Touting a lightweight design that has an extremely compact volume due to four different shells and six dual density-EPS liner configurations, the R2000 is fine tuned for aerodynamic performance and exceptional fitment. Scorpion’s revolutionary TCT (Thermodynamic Composite Technology) shell technology is a five-layer proprietary blend of interlaced and specially formulated materials that work to decrease weight yet provide the structural stability to meet or exceed SNELL and DOT standards.All-new Ellip-Tec Shield & Base Plate System: Scorpion’s all new Ellip-Tec ratchet mechanism is the result of relentless engineering to create a MotoGP worthy shield system that incorporates the needs of everyday riders. The symmetrical elliptical movement pulls the shield back against the eye port gasket to ensure a proper seal in the closed position yet maintains a quick-release mechanism for fast and complication-free shield changes. The new base plate system incorporates a city-vent and locking lever for quick and easy adjustments.EverClear No-Fog Shield and Pinlock MaxVision: The EXO-R2000 comes equipped with Scorpion’s optically correct Everclear 3D clear shield for fog-free riding out of the box. A bonus Dark Smoke EverClear® shield comes standard with every R2000 purchase and includes a premium micro-fiber protector. The R2000 also supports an all-new flat shield accessory featuring tear-off posts and Pinlock MaxVision compatibility for unprecedented visual clarity.Ventilation and Microclimate Management: The R2000 features six-intake and ten-exhaust vents to maximize air-intake and exhaust through negative pressure suction. This highly engineered ventilation system works in conjunction with Scorpion’s proprietary EverClear no-fog 3D shield and KwikWick2 antimicrobial/moisture wicking liner systems to maximize airflow, visibility, and comfort. The KwikWick2 and KwikFit liner system is removable and washable and incorporates strategically placed pads to comfortably accommodate eyewear along with a full neck-roll and all-new Emergency-Release cheek-pad function.AirFit Liner Inflation System: Scorpion’s proprietary AirFit inflation system allows the rider to quickly and easily manage and adjust the R2000′s fit-integrity, keeping a snug fit through varying elements and riding conditions.Premium Details: Titanium Double D-Rings, included Aero Skirt for increased aerodynamics and reduced wind-noise, and a industry leading 5-year warranty are just a few of the additional premium accoutrements that make the all-new EXO-R2000 stand out from the pack. Keeping in line with Scorpion’s Quality/Value DNA, the R2000 is shattering expectations with a starting price of $369.95 for solid colors.For more information visit Scorpion’s website.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.