Fulmer Helmets has acquired the motorcycle apparel brand Texport, thereby adding riding gear to the helmet company's popular line of proucts.
“We are bringing together two highly complementary accessory brands – which will be a benefit for our dealers. But more than that, we’re adding considerable industry experience to our management team,” says Arthur Fulmer III, president of the 40-year-old helmet company.
Texport is a Plymouth, Mass.-based brand founded in 2006 by Jamie Goodson, who in 1975 started Vanson Leathers along with partner Mike Van der Sleesen. Goodson also founded Protech Leather Apparel in 1983.
“Fulmer gives us the national distribution we needed, with all their warehouses and 36 reps in the field. Texport gives Fulmer a complete apparel line, with motorcycle, ATV and snow clothing, to complement their top selling helmet line,” says Goodson.
Fulmer notes that feedback from the field has been positive and that helmet reps have already been showing the Texport gear to dealers. "We're encouraged by the enthusiastic response, and the orders," he says.
Professional riders are sponsored by both Fulmer and Texport include Big D Cycle’s Ryan Ambrose and AMA Pro Flat Track racer #13 Dan Gedeon. Fulmer also sponsors three-time AMA Arenacross champion team TUFF Racing, including riders Josh Demuth, Jeff Gibson, Chad Johnson and Danny Smith.
Posted by Dennis Johnson