New from Scorpion for fall 2011 are the EXO-1100 and VX-34 helmets and Assailant jacket. Following the current trend of clean, simple gear, these three pieces are highly functional, attractive and , perhaps most important, very affordable.
The EXO-1100 helmet is new and is the next evolution from the EXO-1000. One of the most important changes is in the shell construction, Scorpion is using TCT (Thermodynamical Composite Technology) fibers to mold the shell. A third material (Dyneema) has been added with the Kevlar and Fiberglass during molding which reduces helmet weight and improves the impact function. The EPS liner airflow channels are now deeper, thus making a noticeable improvement to airflow through the helmet. Pricing is the same as the EXO-1000, $289.95 to $299.95.
The VX-34 has most of the features you would expect of a high-end MX helmet, looks decent in either solid colors or the Spike graphic and retails for as low as $149.95. Plastic shell construction is a big part of that low price-point.
The Assailant jacket has a simple design on the outside and lots of useful features on the inside. There’s a foam back pad and CE armor in the shoulders and elbows, a belt attachment, Kevlar stretch panels, perforation on the arms and chest for when it’s hot and a removable thermal liner for when it’s cold. Get it in black for $359.95 and enjoy a plain-looking functional motorcycle jacket you can wear everyday.