KTM announced it will return to Grand Prix road racing in 2012 with a new racebike for the new 250cc four-stroke Moto3 class. The Austrian manufacturer discontinued its Grand Prix road racing program in 2009, withdrawing from the 125cc class (pictured above is current Moto2 racer Marc Marquez racing for the KTM factory team in […]
Shoei Release Three New Marquez Replica Helmets
Without a doubt, Marc Marquez is the darling of MotoGP. This coming by virtue of becoming the youngest person to ever clinch the premier class world title — in his rookie season. To celebrate the world champ, Shoei has released three new Marquez replica helmets, each with their own unique story.
First is the X-Twelve Montmelo Marquez TC-2. This special edition graphic was worn by Marquez at one of his home race tracks (Circuit de Catalunya) in Spain during his record breaking season. Montmelo is the name of the district where the circuit resides and holds a special place close to Marquez’s heart. MSRP $839.99.
Next is another X-Twelve, the Motegi Marquez TC-1. This special edition graphic was used at HRC Honda’s home race at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit in Motegi Japan during Marquez’s record breaking season. MSRP $839.99.
Lastly, the new RF-1200 also receives a Marquez graphic, the Marquez Black Ant TC-5. This special edition matte finish graphic was used by Marquez during the 2012 winter tests prior to his record breaking championship season as well as during 2014’s preseason testing. Marquez wore this graphic on his X-Twelve helmet and now it is being adapted onto the new RF-1200. This is the first replica graphic offered in the RF-1200 lineup. MSRP $626.99
For more information on these helmets and the entire Shoei lineup, visit Shoei-helmets.com.