We extended our trip to Europe for the Motocross of Nations by a week and made the trip from Latvia to Cologne, Germany, for Intermot 2014. One of the largest motorcycle trade shows in the world, it serves as a showcase for the latest products and bikes by the industry in a market that is obsessed with two wheels. While there, we spotted the all-new Kawasaki H2 competition-only road racing machine, the KTM Freeride range, and a full line of electric bicycles and scooters. As interesting as these were, motocross was the sole reason we made the trip and we were able to chat with employees from 6D Helmets, Cycra, EVS Sports, Leatt-Brace, Bell Helmets, Supersprox, Talon, and more. Over the next few days, you’ll see our video segments with each and learn more about their product lines for 2015.
Intermot 2014 | 6D Helmets
We’ll start the coverage with Bob Weber of 6D Helmets. The revolutionary lid has swept through the sport since the initial release in 2013 atop the GECIO Honda 250 team, and even more growth is expected in the years to come. Using their patented ODS (Omni-Directional Suspension) absorbers in between the multi-piece liner, the 6D helmet is able to disperse energy in a number of different impact situations. Now with the patented for the technology approved, a well known ambassador of the product in Europe, and a rebuild program, the company is set to grow even more in the years to come.
Intermot 2014 | Cycra
The recent change by the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil team to KTM has an effect on the brands the team works with, as the lineup of SX-F bikes will give them a chance to display other products from the line on some of the fastest bikes on the starting gate. Cycra has been a longtime supporter of the TLD effort, and their partnership continues in 2015 when the team bolts the vibrant orange body kits onto their bikes. Cycra cofounder Glen Laivin explained the full set of plastics during our visit, including a unique bracket that will allow older generation KTM owners to use the all-new part.
Intermot 2014 | EVS Sports
EVS Sports is one of the biggest protection brands in action sports, and their catalog grows with each year. By working with Mike Alessi, Wil Hahn, Jake Weimer, and a long list of amateur riders, they are able to refine or create products with new details and materials. For 2015, they have taken a look at the very popular Web knee brace, refined the features and added carbon fiber to create the Web Pro series, and Todd Lentz was happy to explain the new line. The braces are set to hit store shelves in November.