Chris Vermeulen and Rizla Suzuki wowed us at last year’s Phillip Island Grand Prix with their special Sheene-replica paint scheme and race leathers. Now it looks like they’re adapting that look for both Vermeulen and Loris Capirossi for the entire 2008 season.
>Capirossi pulls off the look better. The classic graphics on
his helmet complement those on his suit and GSV-R perfectly.
Vermeulen needs to get with the program. His tribal tattoo–influenced
helmet is hideous.
We hope more teams and more riders figure out that modern riding gear
needn’t look horrible while retaining all the usual levels of
protection and sponsorship. James Toseland already has, so who’s next?