The Rolling Stones + Davida = Rock and Roll Helmet
Since the days of Elvis Presley and his Triumphs, Hondas, and Harley-Davidsons, rock ’n’ roll and motorcycles have been tightly entwined. Bob Dylan’s mysterious withdrawal from the music scene in 1966 had a Triumph T100 component. Few who have seen it will forget the 1969 photo by Terry O’Neill of the Rolling Stones with Keith Richards astride a chopped Harley-Davidson at Stephen Stills’ Laurel Canyon home.
Davida, an open-face helmet manufacturer on the Irish Sea, just southwest of the Isle of Man, has produced a new open face motorcycle helmet that features The Rolling Stones’ iconic Tongue and Lip Design logo created by British graphic designer John Pasche. The logo made its debut on the “Sticky Fingers” album in 1971, which was designed by famed pop artist Andy Warhol.The Davida helmets have been painted at Davida’s Birkenhead factory, just across the River Mersey from Liverpool, initially for display at the Rolling Stones Exhibitionism show at the Saatchi Gallery in London until September. In November 2016, the Exhibitionism show moves to Industria Superstudio in New York.In addition to the Tongue and Lip Design logo being painted using the original colors from the 1970s, there will also be editions using the Rolling Stones Exhibitionism event colors—magenta replaces red, and turquoise is superseded by black.Using the Davida Jet helmet, the Rolling Stones helmets are fully legal in Europe and meet the ECER22-05 and ACU Gold Label standards. Because they have not been submitted for DOT certification, the helmet cannot be sold in the United States. However, no one will stop you from anteing up the £400 price in cities such as Berlin, London, Paris, Sydney, and Tokyo and bringing one home. It won’t be legal to wear when motorcycle riding, but to paraphrase a famous song, it’s only rock ‘n’ roll and we like it.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.