FORT WORTH, Texas – Scorpion USA took the wraps off its new EXO-R2000 and VX-R70 with retail prices starting at $349.99 and $249.95, respectively. They will be available in October.
“We are really proud of these new models and think they represent a natural progression into the premium helmet category for Scorpion,” said John Kim, the company’s managing director, separately to Dealernews. “We really feel like we have paid our dues in developing high-quality, technical products over the years and are making a credible transition into the premium helmet category, especially with the engineering and development efforts for the R2000 in conjunction with our MotoGP riders.”
The EXO-R2000 feature Scorpion’s TCT (Thermodynamic Composite Technology) shell consisting of a proprietary five-layer blend of interlaced fiberglass, Aramid and organic poly-resin fibers. Scorpion claims the TCT structure creates a “super lightweight and extremely durable premium shell that is an evolutionary leap forward from all existing Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) technologies.”
“Our proprietary TCT shell technology can really be rightfully compared to other premium shell technologies on the market today,” Kim said, “but we feel that what sets us apart is the overall value we represent without ever feeling like you are getting anything less than a world-class end product.”
Scorpion also has engineered the new Ellip-Tec Ratchet System, which creates a tight shield seal by using an elliptical slide movement that draws the faceshield back tightly against the eye port when closed. The shield locking mechanism was designed to be located on the side of the helmet for ease of access and includes a single-step locked opening.
The AirFit Concept liner inflation system creates a custom fit. Also increasing comfort is the fact that Scorpion produced the EXO-R2000’s size run using four shells.
The Snell 2010-approved R2000 will come equipped with a standard EverClear No Fog Faceshield as well as with a bonus tinted shield.
Scorpion’s new VX-R70 off-road helmet also uses the company’s five-layer TCT shell technology. The helmet features a dual-density EPS, channel ventilation, and a shatter-resistant peak. Other features include KwikWick 2 anti-microbial liners, Scorpion’s AirFit Concept Liner System, titanium double-D rings, and quick-change, tool-less chin vent removal for easy cleaning. The VX-R70 is DOT and ECE-approved.