EVS Plans Helmet Offering
September 19, 2006
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EVS, the protective gear company, plans to add helmets to its lineup starting this winter,
Todd Lentz, EVS’ director of sales, told Powersports Business the helmets will come in two models and have a unique feature – a collarbone protection piece built into the chin bar. Development of the units took 18 months.
“It was a natural progression for us,” Lentz said of EVS manufacturing helmets. “We knew we were going to do it five years ago.”
Weighing approximately 3.3 pounds, each helmet will feature aramid Kevlar carbon fiberglass composite construction and have a tri-density impact liner, which EVS said will improve safety and reduce weight. DOT and Snell approved, the units will retail for $329. Lentz said dealer shipments should begin in December.
“Keep in mind we didn’t take an existing helmet and put our logo on it,” Lentz said. “A lot of companies do that. A lot of companies don’t want to bite the bullet and buy the molds. We went out and spent the quarter million dollars and bought all molds. Everything we’ve done is from scratch.”