all the talk about motor modifications and go fast
goodies, there is something that is often left out.
That something is safety. Helmets are probably the
most important piece of riding gear that you can wear,
so we will be reviewing a brain bucket manufactured by
Vega and supplied by C&D Racing out of Hershey,
decided on a Vega model XR-II in red and black colors to
match my 250R. It arrived nicely boxed and even
had an extra surprise, a helmet bag is included with the
helmet. While no super padded bag with handles,
the bag still does a nice job protecting the helmet from
scratches that come from storage and transportation.
Everything about this helmet breathes good quality, from
the sturdy visor, to the aluminum CNC screws that hold
the visor on, to the removable
cheek pads (available in
different sizes to fit the narrow faced to chubby faced
liner, and air vents in the chin and
forehead areas. My head never got hot while
wearing this helmet.
XR-II is both Snell-90 and DOT approved, and on a recent
trip to the Silver Lake Sand dunes in Mears, Michigan, I
unfortunately got an opportunity to try the helmets
protective properties out. I hit a jump offcamber,
and pretended I was doing a tail whip like the bikes do.
I landed on my left nerf bar, almost saved it, and then
took a tumble. I was able to stand up afterwards
with nothing but a sore rear end, and bruised ego.
The helmet had a small scratch on the top of it, which
came right out with a little waxing and elbow grease.
conclude, this helmet has all of the bells and whistles
of the more expensive helmets, with only a fraction of
the cost. Unlike other budget helmets, the quality of
the Vega is top-notch, as shown by its Snell 90 and DOT
approval, plus it looks great!
The Vega line of helmets are available from
C&D Racing, they
have the best prices I have found for many, many items.
Surf on over to their website
, or give them a call at (308) 368-7805.
those of you wondering who and what exactly C&D
Racing is, here's a little summation for you.
C&D Racing is a repair facility that specializes in
high performance engine and chassis modifications for
all types of off road vehicles. They do all types
of repairs from the minor to the major total engine
rebuilds. Their slogan is 'Why pay more when we
sell for less' and I have found it to be true in almost
every aspect. I believe I have found a new parts
C & D Racing
1765 South Wild Rose Road
Hershey, NE 69143
18638 72nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032