LeoVince USA recently announced it has become a distributor of the Airoh Aviator 2.1 DOT/ECE helmet and Vortex Racing high-performance motorcycle components.
The Airoh Aviator 2.1 has been popularized by American and European motocross riders. The wind-tunnel tested helmet features multiple front and rear vents, removable inner pads, a sliding visor with quick-screw release and an Airoh Emergency System for safe removal. It weighs 1,150 grams, or 2.5 pounds, and is DOT and ECE 22.05 approved. The Aviator offers new graphics and color options for 2014, including a new Carbon design along with updated Viper colorways and a just-released Bi-Color available in the coming weeks. Also available soon will be the Six Days version to commemorate Airoh as the official helmet sponsor of this year’s Six Day event.
The Aviator has been worn by Rockstar Energy Racing’s Blake Wharton and Jason Anderson, who race the 250 class of Monster Energy Supercross. Airoh rider Taddy Blazusiak also wore the helmet when he won the X-Games endurocross gold. LeoVince USA is offering the Aviator for the first time in North America. It’s available in sizes XS-XXL and will be arriving at dealerships throughout August and September.
LeoVince has also announced it will begin selling Vortex Racing components through dealers by the end of August.
“There are a lot of great companies making rear sets, clip-ons and other hard components; we are friends with and work with many of these companies. The one dominant brand we continually see in club and pro racing, though, is Vortex,” said Tim Calhoun, executive vice president of LeoVince USA. “They are working hard to expand their product line and service. I have known and worked with Kipp in other capacities he has held in this industry and I feel that Kipp, Matt and the entire crew at Vortex have a clear vision of where they are taking their brand, and we are excited to be a part of that future.”
Vortex chose Leo Vince as a distributor because of the company’s technical expertise and racing success. LeoVince will distribute a variety of Vortex’s products, including its V3 line of products, rearsets, gas caps and clip-ons.
“Vortex Racing is very excited to be working with LeoVince USA as a distribution partner,” said Kipp McGowan, vice president of operations for Vortex. “I have known and worked with Tim Calhoun for many years, and LeoVince USA is very dedicated to the sportbike market, a segment that Vortex places a lot of emphasis on. LeoVince USA has chosen to partner with a few key brands. This will allow LeoVince USA to provide very detailed and knowledgeable service of Vortex products to dealers nationwide.”