We love this time of year, when the new motorcycle helmets and clothing ranges are unveiled for dealers and riders. This time, it’s Intermot at Cologne, Germany which has the honour of first showcasing 2017 motorcycle helmet and clothing. The first couple of days, 5th and 6th October are reserved for dealers like ForMotorbikes, who are lucky enough to get the first look on the new motorbike ranges for 2017. Rather than keep you waiting, we’ll be reporting from the show, to share with you all of the latest motorcycle helmets and clothing for the new biking season.
Breaking news! We’ve had a sneak preview of some of the new ranges, from Shark helmets, Furygan, Richa, TCX boots and Nexx helmets and we can exclusively reveal some of their new products for 2017, as follows. Shark helmets have been busy, with the new Shark Ridill and Shark D-Skwal, plus special edition Shark Skwal Lorenzo, Shark Race R Pro Guintoli and Shark Race R Pro Carbon Zarco graphics. There are also two new colours of the versatile Shark Evo One in the form of the Priya and Falhout. Our friends in France have been super busy, with some superb new textile jackets in the form of the Furygan Cold Master Jacket, Furygan Serpico Jacket, Furygan Titan Evo Jacket and Furygan Hurricane Jacket. Modern fabric technology is allowing the likes of Furygan to manufacture complex textile products which give us riders the benefit of the protection akin to leather but with the convenience and comfort that textiles bring, especially waterproofing and thermal insulation.
If you’re in the market for a new pair of boots, look no further than the stunning new TCX Drifter Boots which are a superb looking and performing adventure boot. If you’re more into urban riding, you must check out the TCX Hero Boots and TCX Street Ace Boots, both of which provide protection and style. Compliment them with a pair of armoured jeans, a leather jacket and a lid such as the unbelievable looking Nexx XG100 Carbon and you’ll be the coolest rider in the city. Nexx have added several new additions to the XG100 range, including the Nexx XG100 Dark Devil which features both thermal and noise insulation for a more comfortable ride. There are four new colours of the retro Nexx XG100 Purist, plus a new graphic in their adventure helmet range, the Nexx XD1 Canyon.
Finally, Nexx is, for the first time, releasing a full face helmet for under £150, which is not only super competitive on price, but it’s packed with features including a large, drop down sun visor, Pinlock anti-fog insert as standard, a sleek and aerodynamic ATR shell, plus the ability to integrate the Nexx X-Com intercom flush to the helmet shell. The new helmet is called the Nexx SX100 and it’ll be available in five solid colours, plus Blast, Orion and Quantic graphics.
Richa have launched both new leather and textile jackets for 2017. In their new leather jacket range are the Goodwood and Daytona 60S. In textiles are the Atlantic, Atacama, Cyclone and Madison. That’s it for now, we’re seeing more new motorcycle gear later today, so we’ll be sure to get news of those to you as soon as we’ve sneaked a peak. Keep your eyes peeled here for all of the breaking news for motorcycle clothing and helmets for the 2017 riding season.