Thursday, 30 July 2015

Gas Gas

Gas Gas liquidation?

IT would appear that attempts to secure a future for Spanish trails bike manufacturer Gas Gas Ossa have failed.

According to this press release text issued by the company on July 20th, and posted on the Gas Gas UK website on July 21st, it is still hoped that a new owner may buy the assets as a going concern and recommence production.

Dear customers, partners and friends,

We are contacting you with this update regarding the current situation with the company.

As you all know, in recent months the company has gone through several legal proceedings in order to renegotiate the debt and to continue operations. Unfortunately, despite the valiant efforts made to achieve this goal, it has been impossible to reach and finally they have declared to proceed with the liquidation of Gas Gas Motos SA.

In this process, the current management team, the receivers and the council representatives of all employees are working full-throttle to collect all of the necessary information to begin the process of selling the factory and to close the subsequent sale process with potential buyers in the fastest way possible.

The target set by the sale of the production unit is to be able to reactivate the Gas Gas Motos factory in a way that allows us to produce our motorcycles, both enduro and trial, and ensure a solid and sustainable long term viability of the company.

During this stage of the sale process of the production unit, we at Gas Gas will make our utmost efforts to ensure the level of service in the areas of spare parts as well as in the after-sales department in order to avoid penalizing our customers during this period.

From Gas Gas, we convey our sincere thanks for your support during these months and wish to convey our total conviction on the feasibility of satisfactory results during the production unit sale process.

Best regards,



In 2013 Gas Gas received a EUR 4 million investment by an international consortium, and in 2014 the Catalan government agreed to provide Gas Gas with a further EUR 2 million to fund a recovery plan for the company, a plan that included acquisition of new technology to improve their two and four stroke engine production.

Last year, it was announced that Gas Gas would merge with Ossa and re-launch that brand, having previously agreed to share production facilities and personnel. Ossa was re-launched in 2009, three decades after its closure, and were believed to be producing around 800 trials motorbikes. At this time it is unclear as to whether or not the Ossa brand and prospects for its production is wrapped-up in this latest development, but it is very likely that it is.

Gas Gas itself was founded in 1985, so was hoping to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. It is estimated that the company was producing some 9,000 bikes per year as recently as 2012/13, exporting to over 50 countries and generating some 500 direct and indirect jobs in Catalonia, north of Barcelona.

Salon de la Moto

Salon de la Moto 'Paris Show'

THIS year sees the 'Paris Show' return to the French capital's much re-modelled primary exhibition centre at Porte de Versailles from December 1st - 6th 2015.

The Salon de la Moto, Scooter, Quad et Equipement (to give it its full title) is staged every other year, alternating with INTERMOT and Cologne, Germany, and after being cancelled during the depths of the recession is now continuing to build back its audience and working hard to attract young riders in particular.

France in general, and Paris in particular, have become notoriously difficult markets for the motorcycle industry in regulatory terms, despite regulators there being exposed to several well-researched projects that point to the congestion, emissions and journey time reduction advantages of PTWs for urban mobility.

Of all of Europe's "big five" motorcycle markets, the French market continues to languish with the best hope for 2015 being that dealers there continue to see a slow-down in market decline followed by some stabilisation in 2016.

With that being the hope, the primary motorcycle manufacturers, parts and accessory importers and distributors, and the small but high-quality domestic French component and apparel manufacturing and brand owning community, is expected to come out in force for the show.

There appears to be positive market sentiment and attitude - Thierry Archambault, the Deputy Chairman of the CSIAM (the International Automobile and Motorcycle association in France), says that "the two-wheel manufacturers, members of CSIAM, are working relentlessly to promote the show, so two-wheel fans can discover the many great new motorcycle and scooter models and parts, accessory and apparel programmes that will be launched for 2016.

The latest data available from CSIAM (January - April 2015) show that the total number of motorcycles, scooters and Quads/ATVs sold in France stood at 58,851 units, down by -4.0 percent over the first four months of 2014.

However,  motorcycles and scooters of all displacements were down by only 2.7 percent (48,415 units); better still sales of motorcycles over 500 cc were approximately level with the first four months of last year, at just over 30,000 units, meaning that the prospects for a successful show and better business environment for the industry in France in 2016 are good.

The show is open to the public for six days, with Monday November 30th and Tuesday December 1st (through to 4:00 pm) reserved for trade and press visitor admittance.

Polish registrations

Polish PTW registrations up nearly 18 percent in first half of 2015

THOUGH still relatively small in new motorcycle registration terms, the motorcycle market in Poland is an interesting one - especially in terms of parts and accessories.


Chosen by Polaris for their first European manufacturing facility, Poland has been a leading choice for motorcycle parts and accessory manufacturing for a long time.

Mostly out-source manufacturing for western European brands, the past 10 years has seen a growth in the number of Polish parts makers now selling to importers and distributors in the rest of Europe, and a growth in the number of domestic Polish importers and distributors representing leading European brands there.

Well placed to sell to other emerging northern, eastern and central European markets, all sectors of powersports activity have seen evolution there - the country even has a small but thriving custom bike scene with some Polish builders winning prizes at custom bike shows in Western Europe in recent years.

Speedway racing and the off-road/dirt-bike markets have always been a staple there, but as infrastructure has improved, so too has the street and performance bike market.

Pre-owned motorcycles imported to Poland (from Germany in particular) are a huge part of the market there (which is very good news for the parts and accessory sector), and according to the latest data released by the motorcycle industry trade association in Poland (PZPM), new and first time registered used motorcycles grew strongly in the first six months of 2015.

Nearly 50,000 new and used motorcycles were registered in Poland in the period January to June, which is up by over 63 percent over the first half of 2014, and by far the highest number since before 2010 - the cut-off point for PZPM data.

Of those 13,825 were new units (as opposed to first time registered used machines), which is a massive 184 percent increase on the number of new motorcycles registered in Poland in the first six months of 2014 - nearly 28 percent of all motorcycle registrations.

In addition, some 15,913 new mopeds are reported as registered in Poland during the first half of the year, although that is down by over 31 percent from 2014; with an additional 22,801 used mopeds registered there for the first time (-26.41 percent).

In total Poland was worth over 72,000 new and used PTWs in the first half of 2015 (over 68 percent of them were new or first time registered used motorcycles), a figure that is up by nearly 18 percent over the first half of 2014 and the highest seen since 2012.

Swiss motorcycle sales

Swiss motorcycle sales up by over 16 percent for first half of 2015

ACCORDING to the latest data released by the motorcycle industry trade association in Switzerland the motorcycle market there was up by 16.66 percent for the first six months of 2015 at 19,019 units (from 16,303 for the first half of 2014).

For June the Swiss market was worth 3,608 motorcycles, up by nearly 25 percent compared to June 2014.

In Scooter terms the Swiss market was down by 6.52 percent at 11,878 units for the first six months. In total PTW terms therefore the market in Switzerland was up by nearly 14 percent in June (6,201 units) and by 6.51 percent for the first six months of the year (30,897 units.

Yamaha is the market leading manufacturer, taking top spot in motorcycle and scooter sales terms (3,827 motorcycles in the first six months for a 43.71 percent market share and 2,942 scooters). BMW is the second largest motorcycle brand, followed by Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki and Honda.

MT-07, the top-selling motorcycle in Switzerland for the fist six months of 2015

The top-selling motorcycle in the first six months of the year was Yamaha's MT07 (1,012 units), followed by their MT-09 (744 units), the BMW R 1200 GS (474 units), Yamaha's MT- Tracer (418 units) and Ducati's 803 Scrambler (384 units).

The top-selling scooter in Switzerland in the first six months of the year was the Vespa Primavera 125 3V (754 units). Kymco is the top manufacturer in a Swiss ATV market that was up by nearly 20 percent in the first half of the year (896 units in total).

Nearly 64 percent of the 19,019 new motorcycles registered in Switzerland in the first six months of 2015 were in the 751cc+ class.

The health of the Swiss market was evidenced by the excellent attendance at this year's Swiss Moto exhibition in Zurich in February this year; in 2016 the expo will be staged from 18 - 21st February.


KTM unit sales +25.6 percent for first six months of 2015

KTM has announced another record sales performance, for the fist half of 2015, selling 88,531 vehicles worldwide - an increase of +25.6 percent compared to the first six months of 2015.

Revenue was up at EUR 515.1 million compared to EUR 410.3 million for the first six months of 2015; EBIT increased to EUR 50.3 million (+49.7% compared to the EUR 33.6 million for the first six months of 2014) representing an EBIT margin of 9.8 percent for the period January to June 2015.


CE homologated boots

FURYGAN's Gene Evo is a CE homologated casual style technical boot offered with or without a waterproof and breathable Sympatex membrane. Gene Evo has a suede leather and Polyamide exterior with reinforcement over the toes for the gear selector, a large lace cover and protection for the ankle, heel and toes. 

Gene Evo

Also fitted with a Sympatex membrane, the CE certified Jet uses D3O for rider protection, has a cowhide leather upper with D3O protector on the malleolus alongside reinforcement on the heel and toes and anti-slip anti-torsion soles. 


D3O protection and a Sympatex membrane are also found in the cowhide leather Ted boot, which has D3O protectors on the malleolus, reinforcements on the heel and toes and also an anti-slip anti-torsion sole. 




Full system for MT-09

LEOVINCE has created a model specific LV ONE full system for the 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer. The E-approved, stainless steel system features a carbon fibre mounting bracket and lightweight Technopolymer end cap.. The silencer body on the system is available in a choice of sand blasted stainless steel or carbon fibre. 



Reduced-wear clutch disc kits

SURFLEX is celebrating 65 years since it became the first Italian company to produce only motorcycle clutches and now remains the only one doing so. Surflex manufactures a wide range of clutch assemblies and components for OEM and after-market, often offering improved durability and better performance.

Their vast range includes spare parts for all popular current makes and models, English and German bikes of the ‘30s, all Japanese bikes of the last forty years, and the historical Italian brands of the post-war period.
Surflex clutch disc kits for the Honda CRF 150 RB and TRX 500 ATV quad

Among the additions to its line of clutch option components for Japanese bikes are six aluminium core friction plate and five steel disc kits for Honda’s CRF 150 RB and a seven friction plate kit for the TRX 500 ATV quad. A kit of four upgraded springs is also available for the CRF, and the friction material used by Surflex is said to dramatically reduce the wear of the cast aluminium pressure plate.

Surflex has further expanded its clutch disc packages with the introduction of a kit for the Honda CRF 250R

Surflex has also extended its clutch range for Honda’s CRF family of bikes to include a new disc kit for the 250R. Interchangeable with the original, it has seven-plus-one friction plates with lightweight aluminium cores along with seven steel discs.



Piston kit options for 2015 50-300cc off-roaders

VERTEX Pistons has updated its range of Replica, Race and Pro Race piston options for two-stroke off-roaders (50 to 300cc capacity). The company states that their replacement pistons are durable designs offering significant performance increases. 

Their Race pistons are manufactured from silicon charged aluminium alloys using a gravity cast process. They feature a single ring to reduce their friction, a racing profile and an anti-seize film coating. 

Forged aluminium with a high silicon content is used in the production of their forged Pro Race pistons, made from high silicon content aluminium that is said to deliver guaranteed performance endurance.
Vertex’s Replica pistons are similar to OEM, but are claimed to have increased performance due to a molybdenum disulphide anti-seize film coating and are available for oversized bores in engines that have been fitted with big bore kits.


Thursday, 23 July 2015

German motorcycle registrations

German market recovers to pre-recession levels

The latest data released by the motorcycle industry trade association in Germany (the IVM) shows that new motorcycle registrations there were +17.56 percent in June (at 12,030 units), compared to down by -4.26 percent in May.

For the year-to-date the market in Germany is +5.12 percent at 69,412 units, compared to 66,033 units for the first six months of 2014. This is the best June and best first half of the year seen in Germany since 2008.

In total PTW terms the German market was +15.42 percent in June (17,746 units - the best since 2008) and +4.95 percent at 96,066 units for the first half of the year, also the best since 2008.

The best selling motorcycle in Germany for the all-important first six months of the year was the BMW R 1200 GS, with 5,130 units sold. Second was Yamaha's MT-07 (2,306 units); third was BMWs R Nine T (1,915 units); fourth was the Yamaha MT-09 (1,780 units); fifth was the Kawasaki ER-6n (1,695 units).

In sixth place was the BMW S 1000 R (1,466 units); seventh was the BMW R 1200 R (1,422 units); eighth was the Kawasaki Z 800 (1,259 units); ninth the KTM 690 SMC (1,033 units); with the Ducati Scrambler tenth (1,019 units).

ACEM's 2015 annual conference

Innovation and mobility will be the key themes of ACEM's 2015 annual conference

The theme of ACEM's 2015 annual conference will be "Let's innovate! L-category vehicles? Today’s smart choice for the future". 

The event will take place on 24 September 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel, 19, Rue du Parnasse, Brussels. The conference will run from 12:30 to 17:00 and be split into two main sessions ...

The place of L-category vehicles in the European Union

This first session will set the scene for the conference. Policy-makers, industry representatives and key stakeholders will exchange views on three main areas of importance to the L-category vehicle industry (i.e. powered-two and three wheelers and quadricycles)

  • Current European transport policy and the revision of the White Paper on Transport
  • Recent economic developments and trends in the sector
  • The impact of legislation on the European L-category vehicle market

The panel debate will be followed by a Q&A session with attendees and the press.
Unlocking the potential of innovation

The second session will specifically look at how European research policy can support companies to develop innovative and advanced vehicles and technologies for the transport of the future. This part of the conference will feature thought-provoking presentations from leading industry experts on ongoing research projects funded by the EU through the European Green Vehicles Initiative (2014-2020).
Speakers and panellists at the event will include:

  • Gwenole Cozigou - Director for Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains in the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Wim van de Camp - Member of the European Parliament in the TRAN, INTA and CONT committees and Rapporteur on the European Parliament own-initiative report on the European Commission's White Paper on Transport
  • Stephan Schaller - ACEM President and BMW Motorrad President

  • Antonio Perlot - ACEM Secretary General

To register follow the links at


Suzuki announces "NEXT 100" mid-term management plan

Suzuki has announced a new five-year "mid-term" strategic management plan that calls for a strengthening of its "management base" as the company heads towards its 100th anniversary in the year 2020.

The company says that in order for the group to "continuously grow" for its next 100 years, it will "globally develop manufacturing bases and overhaul working procedure" as one corporate team to "enhance corporate value and aim for sustainable growth."

Named the "SUZUKI NEXT 100" plan, the basic policy calls for the company to “develop products of superior value by focusing on the customer”, and focus on the selection of products "which clearly define [the] characteristics of Suzuki" in the 150cc and up market, with sport as the backbone.

The company is targeting unit growth in Europe that calls for its present 50,000 level to grow by 40 percent to some 70,000 units by 2019 and by 20 percent to 60,000 units in the United States.

The primary target in growth terms is the high-value northern hemisphere, but with growth in Asia and other emerging markets the company is targeting 2m units in total by 2019 - a 13.6 percent increase from the 1.76m sold in its 2014 fiscal year.

Priorities include a shortening of its development time and the consolidation of manufacturing and a 30 percent increase of productivity at its Hamamatsu, Japan factory.

The company's automotive activities have returned to profit following the downturn, but its motorcycle business continues to lose money, having only managed to post a profit once (100m Yen in 2013) since 2008.

Motorcycle sales the Netherlands

Motorcycle sales +8.3 percent for first six months in the Netherlands

According to figures released by the motorcycle industry trade association in the Netherlands (RAI), motorcycle sales were up +8.3 percent in the first six months (7,326 units), with moped registrations at +15 percent (8,998 units).In June motorcycle sales were up +13.1 percent (1,330 units), with moped sales at +20 percent for June (1,880 units).

The best selling motorcycle brand in the first six months of the year in the Netherlands was BMW with a 16 percent market share (1,172 units); followed by Yamaha second with a 15.2 percent share (1,116 units),  with Kawasaki third with a 12.2 percent share (895 units).
Piaggio was the top selling moped manufacturer with a 22.3 percent market share (2,011 units); followed by Kymco in second with a 20.6 percent share of the Dutch moped market (1,853 units) and Sym third with a 14.7 percent market share (1,325 units).


Honda and Triumph accessory options

GERMAN manufacturer Fehling is offering luggage options and crash bars for Honda’s 2004 and later CTX 700 N and Triumph Thunderbird Storm Commander LT models.

Black powder-coated products for CTX 700 N include engine protection bars, side rails to support soft bags, a minimal tubular rear rack, a sissybar with integrated pillion pad, rear rack and ‘Flex’ top case carrier and side case holders, which can be used to mount the base plates from a number of hard luggage manufacturers, including Givi and Kappa.

For the Triumph Thunderbird Storm Commander LT Fehling has 38mm oversized engine and radiator protection bars in chrome, a chrome rear luggage rack and driver and pillion sissybars with back pad and carrier.



Upgrades for MT-09 Tracer

PUIG has a range of bolt-on parts for Yamaha's popular and versatile MT-09 Tracer.


Available in a light smoke finish, their new touring screen complete with multi-adjustable bolt-on visor is supplied with hardware and instructions for what is said to bean an easy install, offering improved windblast protection.
For a sportier screen option, Puig's Racing screen is made from high impact acrylic, and supplied with mounting supports. Available in clear or in dark or light smoke and colour options including red, blue, or black.

Puig’s ABS plastic engine spoiler has been styled in carbon look or matt black to follow the lines of the MT-09 and protect the lower section of the motorcycle.

Billet aluminium footpegs by Puig feature a rotational system to adjust their position; sold in pairs for rider and passenger, they are available in black, silver, red, blue or gold.
Puig also offer PRO frame sliders in high-impact nylon with a wide surface compared to conventional designs for improved protection.



Rainers gloves

RAINERS Sports’ extensive line-up of gloves now includes these race-inspired leather SPV-5 and Omega options. 


The SPV-5 includes leather flexors on the thumb and fingers for improved flexibility. There are TPU protectors for the knuckles and palm, and the glove is lined with polyester. 


The short Omega glove also uses TPU plus carbon fibre across the knuckles, with non-slip, leather reinforcements on the palms. The Omega also has a polyester lining and flexion points on the fingers for comfort and movement. 




Dominator GTX jacket launched with new bike build

REV’It! has marked the launch of its new touring jacket, the Dominator GTX, and 20 years of product development by building a two-wheel drive project bike named REV’IT!#95.
Rev’It! say they used customer feedback to develop the Dominator GTX jacket as a modular concept. Designed to offer protection from wind and rain, it uses a Gore-Tex membrane bonded to a 3L outer shell. Ventilation panels and zippers make it usable in hot conditions.

For rider protection the Dominator GTX is equipped with new Seeflex CE-level 2 shoulder and elbow protectors, a Seesoft back protector and Gore-Tex Pro Talisman shoulder and elbow panels. The jacket also comes prepped for an Adventure neck brace, and additional safety features include laminated reflection taping, safety seams and a detachable kidney belt. Internal zips mean a challenger cooling vest can be worn, and the outer shell is hi-vis vest friendly.
The REV’IT!#95 project was named for the year 1995, when Rev’It! began designing motorcycle clothing. Rev’It’s creative director Gerbrandt Aarts brought together Gregor Halenda, Chris Cosentino and Scott Kolb, a team of artists, designers and engineers to convert a KTM 950 Super Enduro into an all-wheel drive machine, with the adaption of a Christini kit.

“Over the years, our products’ complexities have increased alongside their features”, said Aarts. “All Rev'It! products are highly functional with an a brand signature approach to advanced but straightforward design. This design vision has been transmitted to the motorbike, which features advanced technology in a simple and honest presentation - putting the parts that improve the rider's experience on display”.



MT-09 2:1

ITALIAN exhaust specialist Zard is now offering a full 2-into-1 system for the Yamaha MT-09. 

Available in both street legal homologated and racing versions, the steel construction is claimed to be half the weight of the OEM exhaust, offering increased performance  and a removable DB killer. Options include a carbon end cap and black ceramic coating


Thursday, 16 July 2015

UK motorcycle registrations

UK motorcycle sales +21.64 percent in June

According to the latest data released by the motorcycle industry trade association in the UK (MCIA) June saw a +21.64 percent increase in the registration of new motorcycles (12,282 units compared to 10,097 units in June 2014).
For the first six months of the year the market there is running at +15.23 percent (56,619 units compared to 49,137 units for the first six months of 2014).

This is the best June and first six months performance for the UK market since before 2009.

In total PTW terms June was +19.18 percent (13,128 units) with the year-to-date +12.91 percent (at 60,965 units).

For the year-to-date so-called 'Naked' style bikes are the top and strongest growing market sector at 16,623 units/+31.5 percent; with Adventure Sport models +22.9 percent (9,498 units) and Scooters +6.7 percent with 11,315 units.

The traditionally strong UK Supersport market is +10 percent (7,556 units), with Sport/Tourers and pure Touring models down -6.8 percent (2,212 units) and -17.5 percent (1,928 units) respectively. The UK’s custom market has grown well in recent years, and at 4,888 units was +10.9 percent for the first six months of the year.

The strongest growing sector in displacement terms is the 651-1,000 cc band, up by +26 percent for the year-to-date at 14,791 units, with the 1,000cc+ market up by +5.1 percent at 11,938 units.

The top-selling Adventure Sport model in the UK in June was the BMW R 1200 GS, with Yamaha's MT-07 ABS topping the 'Naked' style sector, each of which topped the 1,000cc+ and 650-1,000cc brackets respectively. Market share leader in the UK in June was Honda, followed by Yamaha, BMW, Triumph and Suzuki.

Japanese motorcycle exports

Japanese motorcycle exports to Europe +17.8 percent in May

The latest data released by the motorcycle industry trade association in Japan (JAMA) shows exports of 250cc plus machines to Europe by Japanese motorcycle manufacturers at 8,688 units - the highest since May 2012, but down massively from the 33,000 units exported to European dealers before the downturn in 2007.

The good news is that, statistically speaking, that puts May exports to Europe at +17.8 percent, compared to -7.98 percent in April, and by far the best up-swing of the year so far.

For the year-to-date Japanese exports are +1.7 percent at 75,819 units - their best first five months performance since 2012, but a shadow of the 2007 pre-recessionary levels of over 232,000 for the first five months of the year.

In total PTW terms May was +12.7 percent for the Japanese manufacturers (9,566 units) and they are +3.1 percent for the year-to-date (80,488 units).

However, exports of 250cc+ motorcycles from Japan to the United States continue to be in melt-down. In May the "Big Four" could only manage 3,110 units between them, -47.9 percent, the lowest May number for decades. May 2006 saw them export nearly 29,000 units to USA.

For the year-to-date the Japanese manufacturers are off by -30.6 percent for 250cc plus exports to USA at just 37,330 units for the first five months - the lowest since May 2010 and it compares to 182,811 units exported to the USA in the first five months of 2006.

A lot more Japanese brand motorcycles and small cc machines are now coming into Europe and the USA from subsidiary and affiliate factories elsewhere in the world, but the data still makes alarming reading as the historically market-defining "Big Four" look increasingly like a "Big Two plus a few other models", as European and American manufacturers take ever increasing shares of a much smaller market in Europe and North America.


Yamaha 'MT-25' will come to Europe

YAMAHA has confirmed the launch of the 250cc liquid-cooled MT-25 series sports model, initially in Indonesia, with first year production of 10,000 units targeted.

Yamaha say that the 'MT-25' brings the "sporty feeling that is enjoyed in the everyday speed ranges of the 'MT-09' and 'MT-07' and the character of the 'MT' series to the 250cc class."
The riding position is described as "suited to agile yet comfortable city riding", with a design that "expresses the 'mass forward silhouette' and feeling of mass centralisation shared across the 'MT' series with a two-cylinder engine that brings a sense of elation to mid- and high-speed range".
The 'MT-25' weighs-in at 165kg, and Yamaha say it will be rolled-out into "developed markets", including Europe, in the future. 


ABM multiClip

ABM is now offering its multiClip adjustable handlebars as a complete kit, with options available for most sportsbikes, including the latest Yamaha R1 and BMW S1000RR.
The complete package includes handlebars, steelflex brake hoses, clutch and throttle cable, fairings and various holders. 

“Everything from a single source is the motto of our brand. We want to offer our dealers access to our  adjustable clip-on handlebars with the advantage of all the necessary components and accessories coming from the one source - so the rider knows he can complete the job because nothing is missing and all the parts are compatible”, says ABM CEO Christian Mehlhorn. 

Breisach, GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0)7667 9446-11

Airoh helmets

Versatile modular helmet

THE new 'Executive' modular helmet from Airoh is made from modular H.R.T (high resistant thermoplastic) and features what manufacturer Locatelli describes as "unique and creative characteristics".

The 'Executive' is a dual certified thermoplastic shell modular design with removable neck roll and advanced air-flow management

The patented Chin Guard Holder System (C.H.S.) allows the chin guard to be removed by pressing the two side buttons, stored on the back of the shell, and has an extra wide visor allowing the rider to enjoy an improved wide field of view.

Locatelli's patented Chin Guard Holder System allows the chin guard to be removed and stored at the back of the shell for conversion to open face/Jet use

Additional features include double P/J certification (Protective and Jet version), a retractable sun visor and a removable neck roll "revolutionary casing" to stop wind from entering the helmet.

Almenno San Bartolomeo (BG), ITALY
Tel. +39 035 553101