Here are some lids with a bit of colour.
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AGV K-3 £100
Schuberth C3 pro £530
Shark Vision R 2 £210
Shoei NXR £480
Arai RX7GP £360
Yamaha have produced many custom bikes throughout the years some good some not so good, but the new XV950 and XV950R seem to have a style that would not look out of place in the harley range, and thats the loyal bikers they are trying to steal from the American manufacturer. Yamaha have put a 942cc v-twin into custom styled bike, similar to how the Americans do it, the bikes have a peanut tank belt drive and tonnes of style. Will this bike take harley owners away from their beloved brand? At £7,200 it is similarly prices to the Sportster Superlow.
Diesel, yes, the clothing company, are getting into motorcycle gear, the have a choice of 3 styles of helmet. The Mowie, an open face 3/4 size helmet, The Hi-jack, open faced, designed to look like a helicopter pilots helmet and the Full-jack, which is a full face helmet. These helmets have been given the full Diesel going over so they are very stylish and come in a range of colours. Not putting style over substance, these lids are made by AGV.
Ducati have upgraded their flagship bike “Diavel” giving it a new engine, exhaust system, Marzocchi front forks, upgraded Brembo breaks and new ride modes. Ducati have put the new Testastretta 11 engine in the 2014 Diavel putting out 162 hp along with the new forks and brembo’s monobloc callipers, it makes for a much smother ride. The ride modes let you choose between Sport, touring and urban. These can be changed on the go and they alter the power and traction of the bike, they are also fully customisable.
Lotus have released images of their first production bike, the C-01. Still a long way off, the images show a quite ambitious project. Will this be the bike they release?
The Shark Vantime is a full face helmet that has a very unique styling, it has a long visor that it shares with the Shark Nano, a smooth surface, (except the matt version) and a pop down sun visor. What makes it different from other lids on the market is the slightly extended chin guard that the visor goes behind. I noticed this lid at the motorcycle show and was instantly intrigued with it. The helmet looks like what helmets of the future will look like. It’s available in black, grey, white or matt black, but knowing “shark” That colour range will increase.