Arai Helmet NewsExpanding its already impressive 2014 lineup, Arai Helmet, Inc., makers of world class, handmade helmets for more than six decades, has announced the new Vector-2 Hawk graphic is now available for purchase.
The Vector-2 Hawk lives up to its namesake with bold, feather-inspired graphics above angular geometric elements. Three color combinations are available, including a dynamic Red on Red, a cool Blue on Blue and a stealthy Grey on Frost Black with Green accents, providing plenty of options for any style of rider.From a technical perspective, the Vector-2 Hawk features Arai’s customizable FCS Cheek Pad system, an SAI shield and wider eyeport for exceptional visibility, plus high-flow ACR-type crown ventilation. As with all Arai helmets, the Vector-2 Hawk also features the foundational R75 Shell Shape, providing a rounder, smoother and stronger shell that better disperses energy by sliding, not catching, on uneven surfaces.The Vector-2 Hawk is now available at an MSRP of $639.95 and can be seen in person at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. Upcoming dates include Chicago (February 7-9) and Seattle (February 14-16). Tickets are available at MotorcycleShows.com.For more information on the entire 2014 Arai helmet lineup, visit AraiAmericas.com.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!