Thursday, September 28, 2017

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Announces Freestyle Motocross Team Fitz Army Will Return to Headline Stunt Show

Courtesy of Progressive International Motorcycle Show

Additional Performance by XDL Streetbike Stunters
Slated for New York

SANTA MONICA, CA – September 28, 2017 – The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports’ brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced that world-famous freestyle motocross team Fitz Army will return to the IMS tour and perform at five stops including Long BeachMinneapolisClevelandDallas and Washington, D.C. Known for their awe-inspiring motorcycle stunts, the Fitz Army stunt show will feature special guest rider Vicky Golden as well as new tricks at select shows. Additionally, the IMS tour will feature XDL’s freestyle streetbike stunt riders in New York.
“As the world’s largest consumer motorcycle show, IMS brings together the best of the industry under one roof—from our longtime partners and exhibitors, to new brands and initiatives, to the local communities,” said Tracy Harris, senior vice president, Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. “Signing Fitz Army to headline our stunt show is one more way we’re bringing the most compelling, in-demand content and experiences to our attendees this year.”
“Fitz Army is stoked to be a part of IMS this year, bringing the top FMX athletes and tricks to the stage,” said Jimmy Fitzpatrick, leader of Fitz Army. “If you’re coming to watch Fitz Army perform, make sure to bring an extra pair of underwear, you’re going to need it!”
Attendees will witness Fitz Army performing stunts like KOD (kiss of death) flips, whips, and heart attacks. Long Beach attendees will also get to watch Fitzpatrick perform his infamous Fire Flip (flipping through the air with his back on fire). Fitzpatrick, who has been riding professionally for 13 years and won serval competitions both domestic and abroad, will be joined by fellow Fitz Army riders including*:
  • NEW TO THE IMS TOUR – Vicky Golden (AKA “Golden Girl”): A professional rider for over seven years, Golden is a three-time gold medalist at the X Games and the only female to qualify for Supercross
  • Destin Cantrell (AKA “The Whip Master”): 2017 X Games Best Whip gold medalist
  • Cal Vallone(AKA “Cal Velocity”): The newest and youngest member of the team, Vallone was a semi-finalist at this year’s Nitro World Games
  • Brody Wilson (AKA “Bart”): Red Bull X-Fighters and X Games competitor with over 10 years of experience
  • Fitz Army MC – Kenny Bell (AKA “Kenny Taco Bell”): Retired pro FMX rider and an official announcer for the X Games and Nitro World Games
At IMS New York, riders from the XDL National Championship (XDL), the world’s premiere street bike freestyle championship series, will perform a variety of stunts ranging from wheelies, acrobatics and high speed stoppies. XDL combines the world’s best riders and some of the most complex and difficult tricks for an unmatched street bike performance.
The 2017-2018 Progressive® IMS tour kicks off at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CAon November 17, 2017. In addition to the stunt shows, the IMS tour will feature a host of additional attractions including demo rides, a custom builder bike show and a vintage bike marketplace. To learn more about the IMS tour, see the full tour schedule and purchase tickets, please visit
*Not all riders will perform at every show on the tour
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About Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® offer enthusiasts an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling. Launched in 1982, the tour showcases hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for new and experienced riders, and gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out the latest gear and aftermarket accessories, as well as hours of entertainment. The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit for the latest news and information about UBM.

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Join the ProTaper Team!

Courtesy of Pro Taper

Accepting Resumes October 1 – November 30, 2017

IRVINE, CA – September 28, 2017 – ProTaper is pleased to announce the opening of our 2018 sponsorship season. Now is your chance to become part of our U.S. Rider Support Program and join the growing number of riders around the world who use and trust ProTaper products!
From October 1st through November 30th, 2017, ProTaper will be accepting resumes for the 2018 season. U.S. racers of all abilities and disciplines are encouraged to apply. If you race motocross, supercross, flat track, ATV or off-road, and can represent ProTaper in a positive manner on and off the track, we’re looking for you!
To be considered for the 2018 ProTaper sponsorship program, please apply using one of the following methods:
To check out the entire collection of ProTaper’s race-proven products, visit
For more information on ProTaper’s 2018 rider support program, visit or email
Note: We only accept sponsorship requests from racers within the United States.
Thank you for being a fan of the brand and part of the ProTaper Team!


Founded in 1991, ProTaper revolutionized the motorcycle industry with the introduction of the 1-1/8” taperwall handlebar. Now offering a full line of quality product that includes everything from handlebars, grips, and sprockets to brake pads, clutch perches, and footpegs, it is constantly evolving and pushing innovation to the next level. Year after year, ProTaper continues to dominate the off-road motorcycle industry. Its products are trusted not only by factory race teams like Geico Honda, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, and Autotrader JGR Suzuki, but also by weekend warriors looking for the highest performing, longest lasting products on the market. ProTaper stands for unsurpassed quality and a perpetual commitment to excellence. For more information about ProTaper, visit

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

American Motorcyclist Association announces Racing Department personnel changes

Courtesy of American Motorcyclist Association

PICKERINGTON, OH – September 20, 2017 – Ricky Rickords, the 2016 AMA Sportsman of the Year, has joined the American Motorcyclist Association as its new Motocross Manager, and Mike Pelletier has been promoted to AMA Supercross Manager.
“Mike and Ricky are enthusiastic motorcyclists with experience on the track and in roles that promote the sport of motorcycle racing,” said AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther. “Their knowledge, skills, passion and dedication will enhance the racing experience for competitors, promoters, and organizers.”
Pelletier, 30, was the AMA Motocross Assistant Manager for two years. As Supercross Manager, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the AMA Supercross Championship and FIM Motocross Grand Prix events that take place in the United States.
“As the Supercross Manager, I hope to not only improve and grow the AMA Supercross series but the sport in its entirety,” Pelletier said.
Pelletier’s motorcycling experience dates to his childhood.
“I grew up racing motocross in New England,” Pelletier said. “I earned my pro license in 2013 and have competed in both the United States and Canada. I’ve been involved in the sport either racing or working events for the past 20 years.”
Pelletier holds a bachelor’s in business from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H.
Rickords, 29, is the former Supercross Safety Manager for AMA Supercross and served for seven years as the National Safety Ambassador for the Brett Downey Safety Foundation, where he improved flagger training and other safety aspects of motorcycle racing.
In his new AMA role, Rickords oversees AMA Motocross sanctioning and featured event designations and works closely with promoters and organizers.
“It’s great to be noticed for the work that I have been doing in the area of rider safety, and it’s an honor to be able to join the staff of the AMA,” Rickords said.
Rickords grew up in Southern California and started riding dirt bikes with his family when he was 10.
“I’ve always been really into motorcycles,” he said. “I’ve had numerous dirt bikes as a kid. Stepped briefly away from riding to join the Army. When I came out of the service, I bought a street bike and recently purchased a dirt bike to get back into the sport.”
Other changes in the AMA Racing Department include the hiring of a Motocross Operations Coordinator and a Motocross Administrative Coordinator.
Jack Babet is the new AMA Motocross Operations Coordinator. His duties include working with promoters, organizers on rules and appeals, building the AMA Pro-Am schedule and interpreting class structures.
From North Ridgeville, Ohio, Babet, 21, has been racing motorcycles since he was 3. He and his father traveled the country, competing in vintage races.
Babet, who worked as an AMA intern in 2016 and 2017 before being hired full-time, is completing a degree in business administration at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He has been an AMA member for 15 years.
Alexandria Reasoner, 25, is the Motocross Administrative Coordinator. She is responsible for ensuring that all sanctioning paperwork is filed in a timely manner and is in proper order. She also supplies event organizers with supplies and fields questions from promoters and racers.
Reasoner is an avid dirt bike rider.
She holds a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and is a certified paramedic.
“I’m excited about the future of our Motocross department and getting to work with this team we have in place,” Crowther said. “The attitude, professionalism, and experience that Ricky, Alexandria and Jack bring to our Racing Department, along with the rest of our great staff, will allow us to continue to grow and enhance our commitment to motorcycle racing.”

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit
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Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 27. 

Suzuki World MXGP riders Kevin Strijbos, Jeremy Seewer and Hunter Lawrence are all gearing up for the final race in the calendar, the 2017 Motocross of Nations. Billed as the biggest race of the year, it sees riders representing their countries in teams of three with five results counting from the three races. This year the event is taking place at the Matterley Basin circuit near Winchester, England, bringing back memories from 2006 which is widely recognised as one of the biggest motocross crowds in recent history. 

Strijbos was competing at that race 11 years ago, and will be hoping to replicate Belgium’s runners-up position when he was riding alongside Stefan Everts (now his General Manager) and Steve Ramon. “I think the Motocross of Nations is a special race, it’s the biggest race of the year”, said Strijbos. “A lot of people come, a lot of fans make the trip so that is nice for us as a rider. I’m looking forward to racing for Belgium as I’ve pretty much always done well at the Nations and I’m quite happy with how I’ve ridden the last few weeks in the GPs so I’m looking to doing that for Belgium. However, my memories of the ‘Nations the last time it was at Matterley Basin in 2006 aren’t great as I had to ride a 250cc and it was difficult and I struggled with the bike. Then I jumped off the track and went into the green-netting that they used as fencing and it all came into my wheel, which ended my race. That was a bad memory but I want to replace them with good memories this year. It is a really nice track, one of the best tracks in Europe I think. As far as how Belgium will do, we still have a decent team, Jeremy van Horebeek is really good, I’m really good and I think Brent van Doninck is good too. He had some problems in the year but with this ride I believe he can focus himself again and do his best and put in the one good moto that we’re looking for.” 

While Seewer doesn’t quite have the experience of Strijbos, he has still ridden enough times to know just how important this race is. “The Motocross of Nations is always great to ride, it’s got the biggest crowd of any race and is easily the biggest race of the year. The media attention is always very intense and together with my home GP in Switzerland, it’s one of my most important races. I’m also looking forward to it because I’ll be on an RM-Z450WS and although it’s a big change, it’s the start of the next chapter in my career. For Team Switzerland, I think we had have three good riders. Obviously Valentin Guillod and Arnaud Tonus are coming back from injury but we’ll see. There are many strong teams but I think we can fight for a top-five spot and if everything goes well, and we all have a good day, we can end up on the podium even. I really like Matterley Basin, I’ve seen they’ve done some changes but it looks awesome and if the weather stays dry, I believe we will have some good races.” 

For the third Suzuki World rider, it will be a brand-new experience but as with everything that’s happened to Lawrence in 2017, the youngster will take it all in his stride. “Being chosen to race for my country at the Motocross of Nations is pretty exciting. I can’t wait to get out there and get going. The track looks awesome, so I’m pumped on that but we’ll see how team Australia get on. I want to say that Australia is capable of a top five and if we all ride how we can ride and get a bit of luck, I honestly think we can get on the box. I think we are a strong team and I can’t wait to ride in what will be probably be the craziest race of my career so far.” 

Despite the differing degrees of experience, all three riders are proud to be lining in their Nations’ colours at a Matterley Basin circuit that is looking pristine in the pre-race photos that have been released so far. Unfortunately, there is once again the threat of rain over the weekend but that shouldn’t put too much of a dampener on what will be the biggest motocross race of 2017. 

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AMSOIL GNCC Racing WXC Highlights: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC

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AMSOIL GNCC Racing WXC Highlights: Rocky Mountain
ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC
Angel Knox and Becca Sheets Claim Top Honors 
MASONTOWN, W.Va. (September 27, 2017) - Masontown, West Virginia hosted 69 different female competitors at the sixth annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC this past weekend, September 23 and 24. With hot and dry conditions, the racing action wasn't the only thing heating up at the eleventh round of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship.
Angel Knox grabbed the WXC holeshot on Saturday morning at the Mountaineer Run GNCC.
Angel Knox grabbed the WXC holeshot on Saturday morning at the Mountaineer Run GNCC.
- Ken Hill
Coming into this round fresh off a podium finish in New York, Pirate MX/Axis/Texiera Tech's Angel Knox picked up where she left off and shot off the start line to earn the holeshot. Ye Olde Cycle Barn's Alicia McCormick was in a close second and made the pass for the lead at the first hill climb. McCormick continued leading for majority of the first lap until getting hung up on some rocks just a mile before the completion of the opening lap, costing her three positions.
Knox took back the lead but felt pressure from Yamaha's Traci Pickens who sat in second. Pickens found a split line in the woods and snuck by Knox. Once McCormick got back on track she quickly worked her way past Knox to the rear wheels of Pickens.
WXC ATV Podium: (2) Traci Pickens, (1) Angel Knox, (3) Alicia McCormick.
WXC ATV Podium: (2) Traci Pickens, (1) Angel Knox, (3) Alicia McCormick.
- Ken Hill
With only two laps remaining, Knox caught back up to the front runners and passed both McCormick and Pickens in a dusty field section as they came up on a few lapped riders. From there, the three were pushing themselves to the limit all fighting for the same number one position.
With only a mile and a half left, McCormick clipped a tree and hurt her hand, but continued the chase, fighting through the pain. Knox managed to hold onto the lead position through the end of the race, with Pickens and McCormick following in second and third across the line.
Alicia McCormick clipped a tree on the last lap, but rode through the pain to round out the podium in third.
Alicia McCormick clipped a tree on the last lap, but rode through the pain to round out the podium in third.
- Ken Hill
"It was fun and clean racing between three champions and even though I lost my rear brakes with two laps to go it was a fun day of racing," said Knox.
"I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders going into this race, not because I've had a great year but because my oldest son, Layne, had just secured the youth overall championship that morning," explained McCormick. "Talk about one proud momma!"
Traci Pickens would also like to give a shout out to her husband Jeff on securing the Vet A class championship, a whole two rounds early! "Jeff's championship made it a great day!" said Traci. 
Racing continued on Sunday morning with the two-wheeled bike WXC division. Fly Racing/Maxxis/Seat Concepts/KTM's Becca Sheets took the early lead and continued to lead every lap from start to finish, even after being faced with some mechanical issues.
Becca Sheets snagged the holeshot on Sunday morning and lead every lap from start to finish.
Becca Sheets snagged the holeshot on Sunday morning and lead every lap from start to finish.
- Ken Hill
"I had some minor bike issues that cost me some time, but we were able to get them fixed and finished the race out front taking the overall as well," said Sheets. "I just know that I rode really well so I'm pumped on that."
Bonanza Plumbing/Trail Jester's Mackenzie Tricker also had some issues with the lapped riders, allowing The Motorcycle Shop/Kenda/Bell/V3 Off-Road's Brooke Cosner to be within seconds of her on the third lap.
Despite having a few setbacks, Makenzie Tricker still managed to finish second. 
Despite having a few setbacks, Makenzie Tricker still managed to finish second. 
- Ken Hill
"It allowed Brooke [Cosner] to close within seconds of me and then I really tried to put the hammer down," said Tricker. "I was able to gap her and finish second. On paper it doesn't look great, I didn't win and I race to win, but I'm making huge improvements and these girls have years of experience in these conditions and type of racing so I'm content."
Cosner also had mixed feelings on rounding out the podium in third. "It was definitely a gnarly race for sure with all the dust just lingering and laying all over the rocks," said Cosner. "The track was still good and challenging, but I just didn't have the day I was hoping for."
WXC Bike Podium: (2) Mackenzie Tricker, (1) Becca Sheets, (3) Brooke Cosner.
WXC Bike Podium: (2) Mackenzie Tricker, (1) Becca Sheets, (3) Brooke Cosner.
- Ken Hill
Veronica Whitesell continued her dominance in the UTV women's class on Saturdayafternoon earning her fourth consecutive win of the season. Vickie Fowler followed in second.
The 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series travels to St. Clairsville, Ohio in two weeks for the Polaris Ace Powerline Park GNCC on October 7 and 8.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC
Masontown, West Virginia
Round 11 of 13
September 23-24, 2017 
WXC ATV Event Results:
  1. Angel Knox (HON)
  2. Traci Pickens (YAM)
  3. Alicia McCormick (SUZ)
  4. Katelyn Osburn (HON)
  5. Kara Short (HON)
  6. Jaida Phillips (YAM)
  7. Kara Merritt (YAM) 
WXC ATV Series Standings:
  1. Angel Knox (176)
  2. Traci Pickens (174)
  3. Katelyn Osburn (165)
  4. Alicia McCormick (156)
  5. Kara Merritt (143)
  6. Kamren Bobb (123)
  7. Jaida Phillips (121)
  8. Melanie Sill (73)
  9. Megan Shepherd (52)
  10. Abbi Troy (49)
WXC Bike Event Results:
  1. Becca Sheets (KTM)
  2. Mackenzie Tricker (KTM)
  3. Brooke Cosner (YAM)
WXC Bike Series Standings:
  1. Tayla Jones (180)
  2. Becca Sheets (173)
  3. Mackenzie Tricker (163)
  4. Brooke Cosner (122)
  5. Rachel Gutish (100)
  6. Kendall LaFollette (80)
  7. Shelby Rolen (74)
  8. Taylor Johnston (46)
  9. Natasha LaChapelle (31)
  10. Rachael Archer (26)
For more information on the series, visit the official website at or call (304) 284-0084. Join the conversation on the series Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to always hashtag #GNCC.
About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,400 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Central America, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and For more information, please visit
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit Not a member? Join the AMA today:

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Courtesy of KTM

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Renthal will extend their prolific collaboration into a third decade thanks to a fresh agreement between the companies. KTM are extremely satisfied that the long and fruitful bond with Renthal will remain in place with a multi-year deal and Renthal will continue to supply its quality wares of handlebars, grips and chainwheels to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Teams in the FIM Motocross World Championship, AMA Supercross and Motocross competitions and the FIM Enduro World Championship.

The contract will involve another two seasons of joint racing development and spoils between the works operation principally based in Munderfing, Austria, and the British manufacturer located in Manchester and approaching almost half a century of engineering excellence.

The union began in the mid 1980s with Austrian Motocross World Champion and KTM icon Heinz Kinigadner hitting the peak of Grand Prix and the link has flowed solidly since 1995 when former KTM rider and sport manager Kurt Nicoll was beginning the next phase of the factory’s prominence in motocross. From 2-strokes to 4-strokes and the shifting landscape of the sport, the synergy has endured. In 2017, Tony Cairoli and Pauls Jonass ruled the MXGP and MX2 world championships and Renthal remains one of the factory squad’s longest standing allies and technical partners.

Feedback from the Red Bull KTM factory line-ups across the divisions assist in the evolution of Renthal parts and components tested in the most challenging of race conditions. The results of the labor eventually benefit the rider, customer and consumer.

“From Heinz Kinigadner in 1984 to Ryan Dungey this year Renthal has been a continued sponsor of KTM,” said Renthal Commercial Director Rees Williams“It has been a pleasure to be associated with a company which has grown for strength to strength, winning many championships along the way and we hope to continue this successful relationship for many years to come.” 

“Renthal was by far the best quality handlebar available in my time, and it was a must for every top rider to race with; in fact all of the KTM factory riders back in the 80s were using Renthal,”reflected Heinz Kinigadner“The quality of the products for sure helped me win the world championship, as I was not the most careful rider – I crashed quite a lot, and the Renthal handlebar helped me to finish races. Also, Renthal made lots of different sizes of handlebar, which was useful for my size and we got an awful lot of help to win the title.”

“It’s great to see that this strong relationship between KTM and Renthal has continued for many years,” he added. “It’s important for the success of the Red Bull KTM Factory Motocross and Enduro teams to have a good working partnership with such a quality brand and we look forward to continuing this success together in the future.”

“We are really happy to continue our relationship with Renthal,” said KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer. “This strong partnership is one of the longest standing within the Red Bull KTM Factory Motocross and Enduro teams, and in that time we have achieved many world championship wins together. Renthal has played an important role in our sporting success and I look forward to the continuation of our cooperation in the future.” 

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Bell Helmets Launches Moto-9 MIPS to Round Out the Industry’s Premier Line of Off-Road Performance Helmets

Courtesy of Bell Helmets

Addition of MIPS to Moto-9 Further Elevates Bell’s Award-Winning MX Platform and Completes the Most Technologically Sophisticated Lineup of Off-Road Helmets Available Today

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA – September 21, 2017 – Bell Helmets, an industry leader in helmet technology and innovation, today unveiled its 2018 MX and off-road category, highlighted by the new Moto-9 MIPS, an upgrade to one of Bell’s most-popular dirt helmets. By adding MIPS to the Moto-9, Bell now features one of its two most-advanced head-protection technologies, MIPS and FLEX, in every helmet in its MX/Off-Road category. The Moto-9 MIPS rounds out a dirt protection family of helmets that also includes the MX-9 Adventure MIPS, MX-9 MIPS, and Bell’s industry-leading Moto-9 Flex.
bell moto-9 mips off road helmet gloss white
“We believe riders should have access to high-quality helmets and state-of-the-art technologies, regardless of price points,” said Chris Sackett, Bell Helmets Vice President. “Adding the Moto-9 MIPS to the line ensures that every Bell off-road helmet, at every price point, carries the promise of superior technology and the confidence that comes with it.”
MIPS, or Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, is a technology that was first used by Bell in its bicycle helmets before being introduced to powersports helmets last fall. MIPS, which is designed to manage energy from rotational and angular impacts, uses a slip-plane system that moves inside the helmet, mimicking the brain’s own protection system. This system allows the head to slide independent of the helmet during the most critical milliseconds of impact, thus reducing the violence to the brain which significantly reducing the risk of a serious brain injury.
In 2014, Bell set a new standard in the industry with the introduction the Moto-9 Flex. The helmet features Bell’s exclusive “progressive layering” technology, which is composed of three different materials, each designed to protect against specific impact velocities. Combining these three materials at varying densities creates an energy management system that protects against low, mid and high-speed impacts.
The Moto-9 MIPS, along with the rest of Bell’s technologically advanced dirt line is available online at and at select retailers.
2018 MX/Off-Road Lineup
  • Moto-9 Flex – $649.95 – $699.95
  • Moto-9 MIPS – $399.95
  • MX-9 Adventure MIPS – $209.95 – $219.95
  • MX-9 MIPS – $199.95 – $219.95

About BELL

Founded by Roy Richter in the garage of a Southern California speed shop in 1954, Bell redefined the racing helmet and in doing so spawned an entire industry. The company is synonymous with protection and progression, and for over 60 years champions in auto, motorcycle and bicycle competitions all over the world have used its helmets. Purpose built, Bell has set the standard for excellence and innovation with nearly every advancement in safety on the list of helmet “firsts.” The Scotts Valley, California company was acquired by Vista Outdoor in April 2016. Bell is online at

About Vista Outdoor Inc.

Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada and Europe. For news and information, visit or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at

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