6D ATR-1 HELMET
The 6D ATR-1 is the most innovative helmet ever
made, using two EPS foam liners instead of one. 6D’s
first liner is soft enough to reduce G-loads in small
crashes, while the second liner is stiff enough to withstand life-threatening 300G blows. Additionally, the
two foam liners are separated by 27 hourglass-shaped
elastomer dampers that can move three-dimensionally to
redirect the force. It is a very elegant solution to a
problem that has stymied helmet designers for years.
VERDICT: For a rider with second- or post-concus-sion syndrome, this is the best helmet to wear.
DIGITS: $745.00— www.6dhelmets.com or
MOTO-MASTER FLAME BRAKE
The hardened stainless steel Flame rotors are laser-cut and
surface-machined to provide almost perfect flatness. Once the
Flame rotors are broken in, the stopping power is
impressive. And because new rotors are still at maximum
thickness, they make the brake feel better at the lever. This
is a night-and-day mod for 2015 Yamahas and Suzukis.
VERDICT: With KTM, Kawasaki, Husky and Honda all
sporting oversize rotors for 2015, we looked to Moto-Master
for our undersized and underpowered Yamaha and Suzuki
DIGITS: $109.00 (stock diameter), $269.95 (oversize rotor/
bracket kit)— www.moto-masterusa.com or (800) 749-2890. ❏
Airoh Aviator 2.1 helmet is comfortable,
ventilated and expensive, but its greatest
attribute is that it is
extremely light at
2. 3 pounds.
edge styling was
divisive on the
fashion front, and
we had some issues with both the build quality of the
Aviator 2.1 and the obtrusive rear winglet. We liked the
adjustable-length visor, high-tech liner,
spot-on sizing and great ventilation system. Our major
complaint was that we broke or cracked parts of the
helmet just cleaning it. This would be a good helmet at
a lower price point.
DIGITS: $569.00— www.airoh.com or your local dealer.
X BRAND GOX GOGGLE
The X Brand Gox is a well-crafted, no-nonsense, basic
motocross goggle without frills. It lacks fancy air scoops,
quick-release lens systems, nose guards or outrigger
brackets. Instead, it offers a low price point.
VERDICT: The best compliment the MXA wrecking
crew can pay to the GOX goggle is that we didn’t notice
it while riding. It did everything well and was totally
unobtrusive. We admit there are goggles with better
straps, peripheral vision, lens mounting systems, and
more bells and whistles, but the X Brand GOX is above
average in every one of those categories.
DIGITS: $34.00 to $47.00—(818) 706-1700 or
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