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Arai Helmet, Inc. has released its new XD-5 dual-sport helmet, a multipurpose piece of gear that features the latest protective technology and materials along with a design aimed to appeal to a wide variety of riders. The new XD-5 is available now and starts at $839.95 for standard, solid colors while graphic options will run you up to $949.95.

The new Arai XD-5 is great for on- and off-road use.
The new Arai XD-5 is great for on- and off-road use. (Arai/)

The XD-5 makes use of a brand-new exterior shell shape that is smoother and rounder than before, utilizing Super Fiber belt material in the forehead area to reinforce impact protection in this key area. The rest of the PB-cLc2 shell is handmade and aims to strike a balance between superior protection and weight savings, while the 5mm-wider chin bar area makes putting the helmet on and taking it off easier than before. A single-piece, multi-density EPS liner inside is optimized for the new shell shape to disperse impact forces effectively.

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A brand-new shell shape is rounder and smoother than before.
A brand-new shell shape is rounder and smoother than before. (Arai/)

The visor system of the XD-5 is the star of the show in terms of innovation, utilizing the brand’s new VAS-A system derived from the visor setup on the Corsair-X. The visor, and shield, are designed to provide optimal visibility, to enhance glance-off performance in the event of a crash, and to make installation and removal easy. The Max Vision visor allows for a Pinlock 120XLT lens insert to be installed, and the toolless attachment design makes it simple to make the XD-5 ready for on- and off-road use.

Arai made its new visor and face shield easy to take off or install without the need for tools.
Arai made its new visor and face shield easy to take off or install without the need for tools. (Arai/)

The interior liner is fully removable and washable, making use of Arai’s FCS cheek pad system so riders can dial the fit to their needs. The cheek pad setup also comes with a new hook-and-loop fastener to make communication system installation easier.

Ventilation is optimized with the latest Arai ducting, using the 3D logo duct on the crown and a newly designed chin intake vent to increase airflow volume up to 200 percent.

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Arai utilizes its 3D duct intake vent and a revised chin intake to increase airflow volume up to 200 percent.
Arai utilizes its 3D duct intake vent and a revised chin intake to increase airflow volume up to 200 percent. (Arai/)
The lining system is completely removable and washable.
The lining system is completely removable and washable. (Arai/)
The revised interior makes installing communications systems simple.
The revised interior makes installing communications systems simple. (Arai/)
The chin bar area is 5mm wider to make putting the helmet on and taking it off more comfortable.
The chin bar area is 5mm wider to make putting the helmet on and taking it off more comfortable. (Arai/)
Ditch the face shield, replace with goggles, and you’re ready to take the XD-5 off-road.Read More

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: Arai XD-5 Dual-Sport Helmet Preview 2024
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/gear/arai-xd-5-dual-sport-helmet-preview/
Published Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 16:30:52 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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