Monday, August 3, 2015

Benny Bloss to CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha

Courtesy of Cycle Trader.com/Rock River Yamaha

August 3, 2015 – Johnson Creek, Wisconsin
CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha is excited to welcome Benny Bloss to the team for the final three rounds of the 2015 Lucas Oil/AMA Pro Motocross Series on the heels of a stellar performance at the 2015 Amateur National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s. The Missouri native took 1st Overall in the coveted Open Pro Sport class at the Ranch with 3-1-1 finishes and 3rd Overall in 450 A with 4-5-3 finishes. He was additionally handed the 2015 AMA Horizon Award, which is given annually to the rider showing the most promise as they make the transition to the professional ranks.

Bloss will join the team starting this weekend at the Unadilla National in New Berlin, NY and will be racing the 450 MX Class alongside fellow 450 pilot Killy Rusk for the remainder of 2015. For a rider showing great promise throughout the amateur ranks, the team is excited to see him perform alongside the best riders in the world when given all of the tools to compete.

“I’ve worked with Benny since he was an 85 rider in 2009, and am really excited to bring up another rider from the Rock River Powersports Amateur Program. Benny has a great work ethic and comes from an amazing family, so I can’t wait to see him enter the Pro ranks.” – Christina Denney,
CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha Team Manager.
Benny Bloss to CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha
Benny Bloss to CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha



Photos by Martha Farmer / @MEPMX

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CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha would like to thank: CycleTrader.com, Rock River Powersports, Yamaha Motor USA, Yamalube, GYTR, Roost MX, WPS/Fly Racing USA, bLUcRU, ARC Levers, Bell Powersports, CV4, Cycra, Dubya USA, Dunlop, Enzo, EVS Sports, Excel Rims, Eks Brand Goggles, FMF Racing, Galfer USA, Gaerne, GoPro, Guts Racing USA, K&N Filters, LightSpeed, ODI, VP Fuels, Works Connection, X-Trig, MindFX, Mechanix Wear, Millenium Technologies and RaceTech Titanium.

About CycleTrader.com: CycleTrader.com is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company serving the automotive, recreational and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, parenting, and travel industries. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, with 3,300 employees in the United States, Canada, England, Spain and Italy, the company provides a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions, and more than 45 market leading websites. Millions of For Rent® and HotelCoupons.com® publications are distributed across the U.S. each year. For more information, visit DominionEnterprises.com.

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Davi Millsaps Joins Team BTO Sports-KTM-WPS

Courtesy of Team BTO Sports KTM WPS

Camarillo, CA (Aug. 3, 2015) – Team BTO Sports - KTM - WPS is proud to announce the signing of multi time Monster Energy Supercross winner and the defending 2014 Monster Energy Cup Supercross champion, Davi Millsaps to the team effective immediately.  Millsaps will debut with the team when he contests the 2015 Monster Energy Cup, where he will look to defend his 2014 MEC title.  He will then make a full run at the entire 2016 Monster Energy Supercross season with Team BTO Sports - KTM - WPS, along with newly announced team sponsor Creative Sports Concepts.  Millsaps will be joining current team riders Andrew Short and Justin Brayton, to make Team BTO - KTM - WPS one of the strongest line ups in the premier class for the new SX season.     

Davi may be seen shaking down his new BTO - KTM - WPS ride as early as today out at Elsinore on the MX track.  Please look for a full team press release on this news later this week from the team, and welcome Davi Millsaps to the team. 


For more information on the BTO Sports-KTM-WPS race team, visit www.btosportsracing.com
Follow and share the team on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook: @teambtosports

Thank you to the BTO Sports-KTM-WPS 2015 team sponsors:
BTOSports.com , KTM.com , Wps-inc.comPalmettomotorsports.com

BTO Sports, KTM, WPS, KTM Factory Services, Palmetto Motorsports, FLY Racing, FMF Racing, Bel-Ray, Bubba Burger, Pirelli,  Alpinestars, ODI, Scott, Galfer, Talon, Dubya, ISAW Action Cameras, WP Factory Service, Factory Effex, Engine Ice, Reflex/Streamline, Acerbis, DT1, Hinson, Matrix , RK-Excel, Hexis, Mechanix Wear, ETS Fuel, Gear Custom Products, Projekt, 2Undr, San Diego Powder & Protective Coating, Pit Posse , Safety Kleen , Dream Traxx

About Team BTO Sports: 
Entering the 10th year in professional racing, Team BTO Sports has risen to become one of the prominent race teams in the sport of Motocross. With the addition of Justin Brayton joining teammate Andrew Short, 2015 looks to be the strongest season ever for Team BTO Sports. Combine strong worth ethic with honor and integrity, you have Team BTO Sports. ​
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BTO Sports KTM Welcomes Creative Sports Concepts as Sponsor

Courtesy of BTO Sports KTM

Team BTO Sports/KTM/WPS is proud to announce an incredible edition to the team for the 2015 and 2016 racing seasons. First, we are very excited to announce a new team sponsor and partnership with Creative Sports Concepts. Creative Sports Concepts, based out of Castleton, New York,  is a family company that installs hardwood and synthetic athletic flooring, outdoor tracks, playgrounds and athletic equipment. They can outfit athletic facilities with the finest flooring in the industry, complete with hoops, backboards, wall pads, and scoreboards. Creative Sports Concepts puts the utmost attention to detail in every job that we do so you can always be assured of fun, functional and safe sporting environments. Team BTO Sports couldn't be happier to have them be a proud supporter of the team, and we look forward to accomplishing great things both on and off the track together.  

Please be on the watch for a further more detailed press release later in the week on this new team sponsorship with Creative Sports Concepts.

For more information on the BTO Sports-KTM-WPS race team, visit www.btosportsracing.com

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Loretta Lynn Contingency Announced

Courtesy of MX Sports

Morgantown, W.Va. - The 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, is set to give away $519,150 in amateur contingency awards to racers participating in this year's week-long event. This unique event, taking place Sunday, July 26, through Saturday, August 1, at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, will play host to the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship.

Kawasaki returns to the National and leads the pack by offering a whopping $124,000 in contingency dollars, and alongside them is a star-studded line-up of manufactures such as Suzuki, which is offering a total of $98,675 in national contingency dollars. Husqvarna and KTM have matched each other and will be contributing $80,250 each to the national finale. Yamaha returns to the lineup in 2015 as well, offering a healthy $81,375 in contingency.

"Yamaha is proud to continue our third decade of continuous support of the AMA Amateur National at Loretta Lynn's as well as the many Yamaha riders and their families along the way," said amateur off-toad racing coordinator Donnie Luce. "Yamaha historically uses Loretta Lynn's as the foundation to develop our future ‘bLU cRU' professional champions, like recent graduates Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb, as well as the many past champions that have come before them and are acknowledged on the prestigious Yamaha Loretta Lynn's trophy." 

After a two-year hiatus at the Ranch, Honda returns and rounds out the roster offering $53,600 in contingency dollars.

"Honda has a long history at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, where we've provided support to thousands of amateur riders over the years, so we're happy to be returning following a two-year absence," said Brandon Wilson, Motorcycle Sports Supervisor at American Honda. "Motocross racing is extremely important to Honda, and Loretta Lynn's is the place to see the stars of tomorrow. We're excited about reconnecting with the grass roots of the sport, so everyone is welcome to stop by the truck, say hello and get out of the sun for a while.

Participating riders need to check with their chosen OEM in order to learn how to redeem earned contingency at the National. You can view the specific breakdown online by clicking here. Accompanying the contingency programs, manufacturers such as Suzuki, KTM, Team Green Kawasaki, Cobra, and bLU cRU Yamaha will have trackside support teams on site to lend a hand to racers on each respective brand.

The National class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a three-moto format, over the course of one week. Racers have previously qualified at Area Qualifiers and then Regional Championships in order to participate in the National event.

There will be forty hours of live online streaming coverage that begins on Tuesday, July 28, on RacerTV.com, and two highlight shows featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, October 11, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 18, at 4:30 p.m. EST. Live Timing and Scoring can be accessed via Trackside Results

The 2015 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL will take place July 26 - August 1 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. For more information, visit the series website at www.mxsports.com.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Loretta Lynn's Kicks Off Sunday

Courtesy of MX Sports

Morgantown, W.Va.  - America's largest Amateur National Motocross Championship returns to Humphreys County July 26 through August 1, for the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL. Hosted at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch, this event serves as the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship, serving as the proving grounds for amateurs looking to take the step towards a professional career.

The Loretta Lynn National, established in 1981, is a favorite stop for fans and racers alike, due to in part to the surrounding history. The racetrack at Loretta Lynn Ranch is utilized just twice a year for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship and AMA ATV Motocross Championship. This ensures a fair playing field, and no "hometown advantage," since no one will have a chance to ride or race on it before the rest of the competition arrives.

Over 22,000 hopefuls from across America attempted to earn one of just 1,482 starting gate positions, and the event will draw several thousand spectators from the surrounding states, as well as all over the U.S., ultimately bringing an estimated $4 million in revenue to Humphreys Country and surrounding areas.

The event also offers great opportunity for local racers from Tennessee to showcase their talents in front of their hometown crowd, while representing Tenn. on a national level. The National class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes and the race will follow a three-moto format, over the course of one week. Racers have previously qualified at Area and then Regional Championships, which took place across the U.S., in order to participate in the National event.

Tenn. youth racers competing during the week will be: Bobby Billings (51cc 4-6), Casey Cochran (51cc 7-8), Mason Dixon (51cc 7-8), Drew Adams (51cc 4-6), Sissy Livingston (85cc 9-11), Chase Prince (85cc 9-11), Gracie Sparks (Girls Jr. 9-13), Nicholas Capps (85cc 9-11), Maddox Owens (65cc 7-11), Mikayla Trower (Girls Sr. 12-16), Chase Gilley (Super Mini 2 13-16), Nathanael Thrasher (Mini Sr. 2 12-14), Jaden Lovelace (Super Mini 2 13-16), Walker Brown (51cc 4-6), Kaden McCrory (51cc 4-6) and Bryce Curtis (51cc 4-6).

Tenn. amateur races competition during the week will be: Trevor Tate (450 A), Jeff Gauger (Masters 50+), Dalton Fisher (450 C), Grayson Stuart (250 C Limited), Kerry Wisdom (Senior 45+), Blair Miller (Junior 25+), Brandon Tacheny (Vet 30+), Shelby Rolen (Women 16+ All-Star), Jeremy Atkinson (450 C), Jerry Ray (Senior 40+), Judson Wisdom (450 A), Crews Smith (250 B Limited), Bobby Wilson (Masters 50+), Preston Rose (Vet 35+), Brittney Bebout (Women 14+), Billy Thomas (Senior 45+), Harrison West (College 16-24), Ed Perry (Senior 40+), Samuel Redman (450 A), Benjamin Thomas (450 B), Tanner Earhart (450 B), Blake Taylor (450 B Limited), Chase McGee (250 C Limited).

Loretta Lynn's Ranch plays host to not only great racing, but also to pronounced nighttime activities. Opening ceremonies will take place Monday, July 27 at 8 p.m. CDT, and the following day will play host to an autograph session with retired professional motocross racer, Jeremy McGrath, at 1:30 p.m. The autograph sessions continue on Wednesday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m., with Kawasaki professional riders Wil Hahn, Adam Cianciarulo and Tyler Bowers, and the Motocross Prom heating up at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 30, is jam-packed with activities including an autograph session with Factory Rider Phil Nicoletti at noon. Taking the stage at 8 p.m. will be country music artist Seth Ennis, and the GoPro/Red Bull Drive-In Threatre movie starts at 9 p.m. On Friday, July 31, the talent will come out with the Thor Fashion Show and the Yamaha/MotoTees Talent Show beginning at 8 p.m. Wrapping up the week will be the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Award Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 4 p.m.
Local residents are invited to participate in the event festivities. Spectator day passes run $40 per vehicle, there is no charge for individual fan admission. Fan camping is also available for non-racers during the week of the National with the purchase of a Facility Permit, permits are $350 for the week and include camping, gate admission and access to the nighttime events.

From Nashville take I-40 west 65 miles to exit 143. From Memphis take I-40 east approximately 140 miles to exit 143. After taking exit 143 follow Highway 13 North seven miles to the track entrance on your left.

The race action will be broadcast live daily at www.RacerTV.com, July 28 through Aug. 1, for a total of 40 hours of live coverage. In addition, two highlight shows featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, October 11 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. EST. Live Timing and Scoring can be accessed via Trackside Results.

The 2015 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL will take place July 26 - Aug. 1 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, visit the series official website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0084.

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“Win a Trip to the ER” Contest for an Incredible Adventure Ride with Jeff Emig Now Open for Entries

Courtesy of Rocky Mountain ATVMC

PAYSON, UT (July 20, 2015) – RM Rides has announced that the 2015 “Win a Trip to the ER” contest is currently accepting entries. The ER – or Emig Ride – is a motorcycle adventure ride into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado that will take place August 31 through September 4. Eight lucky winners will be chosen to ride alongside motocross legend Jeff Emig and the RM Rides crew.

Emig is excited for the upcoming ride. Here is what he had to say: “Are you sitting at your desk, daydreaming about riding your adventure bike in some beautiful location like Utah or Colorado? Well, wake up! RM Rides is going to send us on a free trip this September. Join me and the group for an unforgettable ride from Moab to locations in southwest Colorado. Last year, we experienced breathtaking views, challenging terrain and an enjoyable time with new friends. I look forward to meeting this year’s contest winners, so good luck!”

Eight winners will receive a prize package that includes hotel accommodations and meals for the duration of the trip. Winners will also receive $300 to assist in their travel to and from Moab, UT, where the ride will begin and end. The 500-mile trip will take the riders through the scenic San Juan Mountains near Silverton, Ouray, and Telluride, CO. About half of the ride will be on dirt roads and trails, allowing the riders to explore old mines and ghost towns while experiencing incredible scenery.

“2014 was the very first ‘Win a Trip to the ER’ contest, and what a pleasure it was,” said Emig. I grew up riding trails in Colorado with my father and brother, so riding this terrain brought back some great memories.”

“Adventure riding is part of who we are,” said Dan Thomas, CEO and Founder of RM Rides. “We go adventure riding whenever we can. The Emig Ride contest is a great opportunity we have to reach out and give back to other adventure riders. Last year’s ride was incredible, and we expect it to be even better this year.”

The contest will end on July 31. For more details and to submit an entry, please visit https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/l/2015-Emig-Ride.

About RM Rides
RM Rides is focused on delivering exciting and challenging powersport trips that provide memories to last a lifetime, such as adventure motorcycle rides through the Colorado Rockies and UTV excursions on the slickrock trails of Moab. RM Rides, LLC, is a subsidiary of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, the trusted online source for high quality riding gear, parts and accessories for dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, dual sport bikes and street motorcycles.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Honda Support at Loretta Lynn's

Courtesy of American Honda

TORRANCE, Calif., – Honda riders who have qualified for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, can once again look forward to receiving support at the event, which takes place July 26-August 1. Free service, including EFI tuning and carburetor jetting, will be provided by technicians from Johnny Campbell Racing (JCR) to riders of Honda CRF150R, CRF250R, and CRF450R models, and discounted parts will be sold at the Honda semi, with coordination by Johnstown, Pennsylvania, dealership Cernic’s Racing. Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals will be available as well. The Honda semi will display a selection of powersports products, while the adjacent Factory Connection truck will display a specially prepared GEICO Honda CRF150R race bike. In addition, Team Honda HRC rider Trey Canard will be on hand for an autograph signing on Wednesday, July 29.

“Honda has a long history at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, where we’ve provided support to thousands of amateur riders over the years, so we’re happy to be returning following a two-year absence,” said Brandon Wilson, Motorcycle Sports Supervisor at American Honda. “Motocross racing is extremely important to Honda, and Loretta Lynn’s is the place to see the stars of tomorrow. We’re excited about reconnecting with the grass roots of the sport, so everyone is welcome to stop by the truck, say hello and get out of the sun for a while.”

Over one hundred Honda riders have qualified for the 2015 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, and all are eligible for the expanded Red Riders Rewards contingency program. For program details, visit HondaRedRiders.com.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

20 Percent Off DeCal Works for Loretta Lynn Finalists

Courtesy of DeCal Works

Chicago, IL - DeCal Works, the original and still number-one graphic and number company, proudly offers all qualified Loretta Lynn’s racers to call in for an exclusive offer of 20% percent off Pre-Printed number plate backgrounds or a Complete Graphic kit.

When ordering your pre-printed backgrounds, DeCal Works provides an option of new quality plastic number plate kits from only $69. The plastic, along with backgrounds professionally mounted (free of bubbles, creases) are shipped to your front door saving you time, money, and headaches.
Congratulations again to the fast and talented racers who earned a spot at the 2015 Rocky Mountain AMA National Championship at Loretta Lynn’s. To start your order for Pre-Printed Backgrounds or a Complete Graphics Kit with your exclusive 20 percent off, we ask that you please call 800-843-8244 or log on to www.decalmx.com. Best of luck to all racers. See you there July 26-August 1st.

 PROMO CODE: MXSPORTS15

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

GoPro Launches HERO4 Session

Courtesy of GoPro

SAN MATEO, CALIF. - GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today's most engaging content, is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. Fifty percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than GoPro's best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro's Emmy® Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive photos and video quicker and more convenient than ever before. HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for $399.99 MSRP at authorized GoPro retailers around the world and on GoPro.com beginning July 12, 2015.

"With HERO4 Session, we challenged ourselves to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible," said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. "HERO4 Session combines the best of our engineering and user-experience know-how to deliver our most convenient life-capture solution, yet." Woodman adds, "I'm so excited about the launch of HERO4 Session because now I can finally use mine in public!"

HERO4 Session captures GoPro-quality 1080p60, 720p100, and 1440p30 video along with eight megapixel photos in Single, Burst, and Time Lapse modes. It features many of the same innovative features found in GoPro's best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, including SuperView™, Protune and Auto Low Light recording modes. An expanded set of controls and settings can be accessed when using the GoPro App or Smart Remote.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bell Helmets and Carey Hart Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Courtesy of Bell Helmets

BELL HELMETS AND FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS LEGEND CAREY HART ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

Limited Edition Hart Luck Bell Custom 500 Commemorating 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Now Available Exclusively From J&P Cycles

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (JULY 2, 2015) – Bell Helmets, an industry leader in innovative head protection, today announced a multi-year agreement with freestyle motocross legend and custom bike icon Carey Hart and his Hart Luck Brand. The agreement will establish Hart as an official Bell brand ambassador and designer of exclusive one-off limited edition Bell products that combine the power and influence of the Bell and Hart Luck Brands.
 
The first collaborative product was unveiled today – a limited edition Bell Custom 500 commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the famed Sturgis motorcycle rally. The unique helmet will be sold on a preorder basis exclusively through Jpcycles.com and at the J&P Cycles location at the Sturgis Rally, August 3-9, 2015. Hart will be on hand in Sturgis at the J&P location on behalf of Bell, to promote the helmet and sign autographs for fans in attendance.
 
“There’s no brand that is more core and authentic to our industry than Bell, and I’m honored and excited to officially be collaborating with the company,” said Hart. “I only get involved with brands that I truly believe in. I have been a fan of Bell for a long time, and that makes this partnership extra special to me.”
 
Hart contributed the primary design for the commemorative Sturgis 75th Anniversary Custom 500, with the remainder of the breathtaking finish completed by renowned airbrush artist Chris Wood of Santa Barbara-based paint shop Airtix.
 
“We’re extremely proud of this partnership with Carey – a true legend in freestyle motocross and someone who represents the true spirit of Bell’s democratic nature. Carey is a true motorcyclist and his love for motorcycles does not stop at motocross. We see Carey just as much as a custom bike enthusiast as we do a freestyle motocross rider and co-owner of the RCH Supercross/Motocross team,” said Chris Sackett, Bell Helmets Vice President. “He absolutely nailed it with the graphic he designed for this Sturgis commemorative helmet, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.”
 
Hart is the latest in an elite roster of influencers who’ve partnered with Bell on one-off product designs, including Barn Fresh, Tagger, Headcase, Roland Sands Design, Corey Miller, Skratch, Airtrix and Chem Candy.
 
The limited edition commemorative Custom 500 is now available online at jpcycles.com. Fans in attendance can also purchase the helmet while supplies last at J&P Cycles Sturgis booth.
 
Certification: DOT Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
MSRP: $199.95

For more information on the helmet please visit www.bellhelmets.com.

About BELL
From humble beginnings in the garage of a 1950’s Southern California speed shop to the heads of champions in auto, motorcycle and bicycle competitions all over the world, Bell is synonymous with protection and progression. Part of BRG, Inc. and based in Scotts Valley, Calif., Bell is the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of motorcycle and cycling helmets and accessories. Bell is online at www.bellhelmets.com.

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