International Dealer News IDN 147 February/March 2019 - Page 59

INDUSTRY EXTRA THOR MX 2019 - “A YEAR OF REVOLUTION AND INNOVATION” Inspired by athletes that “continue to push the boundaries of motocross performance”, the Thor 2019 Spring collection “breaks new ground in both design and function. From our diverse racewear collection to the all-new ‘Radial’ boot, each product has been carefully crafted to make riders’ next gate drop the best one yet. “After years of rigorous development and professional athlete testing”, Thor is introducing what it describes as the “class-leading” ‘Radial’ motocross boot. The company says that the “concept was simple - to create a quality boot, featuring premium materials and performance, at a price point that any serious rider could afford”. Thor offers gear, protection and helmets for young and experienced riders alike. The new youth sector ‘Bomber’ helmet “combines quality, comfort and the best safety equipment you can get with MIPS technology (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) to absorb and redirect rotational energies. The ECE 22.05 approved shell is made of injection moulded polycarbonate/ABS, the visor is fully adjustable and the high flow mouth vent with filter gives a good air intake. For the adult riders, Thor is offering new, fresh designs with the ECE 22.05 approved ‘Sector Warp’. The ‘Prime Pro’ is a brand new performance offering, and there are new designs for the popular ‘Pulse’ and ‘Pulse Air’ apparel programmes - “Thor made a huge step forward in terms of design - the new Spring collection convinces again with unique designs and thrilling colours”. New to the ‘Sector’ range of helmets for 2019, the ‘Sector Bomber’ provides protection for the younger rider. It includes MIPS to absorb and redirect rotational energy, the shell is made of injection moulded polycarbonate/ABS, it includes a dual density EPS liner, flexible rubber nose piece and removable/washable liner and cheekpads. The visor is fully adjustable and the high flow mouth vent with filter provides a good air intake. ‘Prime Pro’ is a brand new, very light and comfortable performance product, introduced as part of the 2019 collection and replacing the 2018 Fuse and Prime Fit. The suit features minimal seams for maximum comfort, moisture-wicking material, ventilated arms and back, silicon print, an expansion stretch panel at the waist and premium full grain leather inserts at the knee. Thor says that it is “proud to introduce the class-leading ‘Radial’ motocross boot. The concept was simple, to create a quality boot featuring premium materials and performance, at a price point that any serious rider could afford”. www.idnmag.com The ‘Pulse’ suit is suitable for all riders, the pants have been upgraded for 2019, they feature 3-point adjustment at the waist, a flexible panel, a pre- curved Rapid Flex knee, vented mesh and full grain leather. The jacket has soft and stretch collar and cuffs and is made from a moisture- wicking fabric. ‘Terrain’ gloves feature TPR knuckle and layered backhand panels, mesh and Airprene construction, hook and loop wrist closure system, stretch mesh flex joints on the fingers, notched wrist opening and are touch screen compatible. INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019 59