Friday, October 20, 2006

Z1R Rail Fuel Helmet Reviewed

JC Hilderbrand, over at has got hold, no much better than that, here is an excerpt of the article.
When MotoUSA's Editorial Director, Ken Hutchison, showed up for the Parts Unlimited Rocky Mountain 400 ride with his current off road lid, the guys at Z1R were appalled. Refusing to send him out into the wilderness with his roughed-up brain bucket, they graciously offered him the newest mid-level helmet, the Rail Fuel. He spent the next three days gallivanting through the scenic Rocky Mountains with his noggin thoroughly protected from the wind, rain, sleet and snow he encountered. After such, he returned to our home base in southern Oregon where he dragged it from his gearbag, still sweaty, and forced it upon me through editorial coercion. My contribution, as always: the crash test.
Head over there and read more about the true test.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Airbrush your bike or your helmet

I was reading record online today when I noticed an article about an airbrush artist.
I am glad that I read the article and saw his paintings.
I love Eagles. They depicts the very freedom and nobility I have come to admire in this land. I was glad to read this news article among all those bad news we hear today.
Robb Ortel is the artist and Hot Air Graphixx is his studio.
Donna Kessler has actually visited the studio for it's Grand opening. And Donna says;
"Lou Debrino of Tuxedo was proud to show off the Company 3 Eagle Valley firetruck on which Robb meticulously had applied gold-leaf scrolling and airbrushed a mural of an eagle on the side. Visitors at the grand opening were impressed with the workmanship and detail of the gold-leaf scrolling. The stripping went down the full side of the truck, and where it ended there was an outline of an eagle's head."
So if you want to make your Bike or Helmet a unique piece of art, read Donna's article to read about Robb and Visit or Robb at his store on County Route 78 in Middletown to see more of his artwork. Give him a call at 978-3960.

Some of his work.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Shoei X-Eleven Helmet

Pricey but a great helmet. After RF-1000 (now a girl helmet is available under the name RF-1000 Flutter), next best helmet from Shoei is the X-Eleven. Here are some Information but it is nothing like holding and testing it. After all Helmet is something that you going to wear for a while.
Tech Info from Shoei;
The X-ELEVEN has been the helmet of choice for professional riders since itÂ’s introduction. Built to race specifications, the X-Eleven was designed and developed in collaboration with professional riders, like Jake Zemke, Eric Bostrom, and Chris Vermeulen to name a few.

Numerous hours in our wind tunnel and on racetracks around the world has produced an aerodynamically superior helmet with minimal lift and drag, plus incomparable fit and ventilation.

The worldÂ’s most demanding riders demand nothing but the best. The X-ELEVEN only from Shoei.

* Quick Release Base Plate System
* Dual Liner Ventilation System
* 3D Comfort Liner System
* Upper Air Intake
* Lower Air Intake
* Dual Air Charge System
* Face Shield Defogging Vent
* Chin Curtain
* Rear Air Exhaust
* Neck Outlet Vent
* Exhaust Breath Chamber
* Breath Guard
* Aero Edge Spoiler With Exhaust Vent
* Preset Shield Opening Lever With Locking Mechanism
* CX-1V Shield
* AIM+Shell Construction
* Snell M2005
* 5 Year Warranty From Purchase Date. 7 Year Warranty From Helmet Manufacture Date.

My fevorite; Drop down to see other models

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Technorati Profile

Online biker gear store shores up profits.

According to PRWEB, today announced estimated sales for 2006 should top $17.5 Million, with sales growth over 100% from 2005 sales. We attribute this continued growth to strong repeat customer business, high satisfaction rate, and robust word of mouth. People are telling there friends and family about our products and prices, our customer base continues to grow at a record pace in 2006. People have started to realize they can buy direct from a manufacturer and save 50-80% off quality leather goods and motorcycle gear. has come to dominate the online motorcycle gear market. Our brands Xelement ( and Outlaw Helmets ( have come to dominate the online marketplace for motorcycle goods. Customer loyalty and repeat business continues to be overwhelmingly robust in 2006. We are seeing the average order size increase over 10% and average conversion rate increase of over 500 basis points. All the signs are very positive going into the holiday season. Internal estimates predict $17.5 million in sales in 2006 and $28-$30 million in 2007. We will be one of largest and most powerful forces in the motorcycle and leather industry by end of the decade. While our competition continues to suffer from much lower growth rates, and low profit margins. This is mainly due to older and out dated product lines and the fact they buy from distributors who and are not direct like That old model of business is slowing dying out; consumers are getting smarter and know were they can buy direct and better products for less online.
About; is the most popular online leather store, dominating the online segments for fashion and motorcycle leather jackets and biker gear. Incorporating the unique approach of manufacturing there own product lines from footwear, jackets, motorcycle helmets, and biker accessories. This focus on direct to consumer cost structure has enabled to bring higher quality products direct to online consumers at fraction of the cost. The strong word of mouth and loyalty of customers has help push them to the forefront of leading Internet Businesses, and domination of several key niche market segments online.