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Shoei donates helmets to MSF

July 19, 2011
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Shoei Co., Ltd. has donated X-Twelve full-face helmets to the National Motorcycle Safely Fund, a non-profit charitable organization that supplements the work of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

The helmets will be offered to the MSF’s national riding training network for use by RiderCoaches and training sites for a nominal fee. Because many MSF Basic RiderCourse students do not yet own gear when they take the class, training sites provide helmets for use during the class. The proceeds generated from the donation and collected by the NMSF will be invested back into MSF-directed safety programs and initiatives.

“Shoei’s mission and the MSF’s mission are one and the same: to help protect motorcyclists,” said Kazushige Yamada, Shoei Safety Co., Ltd.’s senior general manager. “Shoei does this by developing the best head protection available. The MSF does this by developing the best rider training curriculum available. Our donation of these helmets to the NMSF, which supports the MSF, is another example of our commitment to safety and our support of riders being trained to the highest level.”

The NMSF’s Board of Trustees and the staff of the MSF expressed their gratitude for Shoei’s donation.

“This donation is a huge benefit to training providers nationwide,” MSF president Tim Buche said. “They can now upgrade their helmet supply with Shoei’s modern headgear. Students can experience a lightweight, comfortable, full-face helmet during their time at the course, which can positively influence their decision to wear ‘all the gear, all the time’ after they complete the course and take to the street. And RiderCoaches can replace their own helmets as they serve as role models for students.”

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