Shoei Safety Helmet Corp.
Premium helmet maker Shoei calls its VFX-W the “absolute pinnacle” of off-road helmets. Designers took safety, performance, comfort and styling into account to develop the cool, new lid.
The shell is made of fiberglass and organic fibers for a lightweight and rigid design. New forming technology is used to achieve aggressive angles while maintaining consistent shell thicknesses. The eye port is larger to accommodate big-framed goggles preferred by snowmobilers. The dual-layer liner offers better protection by offering appropriate density in key areas.
The Shoei VFX-W is DOT and Snell certified and retail pricing starts at $399.99. Sizes are XS to XXL. View the company’s website to find a dealer.
Shoei Safety Helmet Corp., 714/730-0941; [www.shoei.com]
Race Shop Inc.
Pivoting Handlebar Risers
Not getting enough rise from your sled’s stock handlebar setup? Race Shop Inc. (RSI) offers its Pivoting Handlebar Risers in 1-inch increments from 2 through 9 inches. Total rise is measured from center to center.
Made from 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminum to resist bending and twisting, the dual pivoting design allows adjustability for a more comfortable ergo package than most stock sleds. Each set includes inserts that accommodate 7/8- and 1 1/8-inch handlebar tube.
Anodized with a black finish, RSI Pivoting Handlebar Risers retail for $69.95. Order through the company’s website.
Race Shop Inc., 952/233-2084; [www.rsiracing.com]
Yamaha Front Exhaust Pipes
MBRP has new front exhaust pipes for Yamaha Nytro and Apex snowmobiles. The pipes are constructed with the high-grade stainless steel and they features larger tubing than the stock pipes. A smooth transition into the 3-into-1 collector provides better exhaust flow with weight reduction. MBRP says this direct replacement header increases power while maintaining stock decibels when fed into the stock silencer. The pipe sets start at $439.99.
MBRP Inc., 888/636-7223; [www.mbrp.com]
XTX Crossover Ski
The XTX Crossover Ski is for aggressive backcountry adventure riders and trail hounds. The 7-1/4-inch-wide XTX provides off-trail flotation while the square-edge outboard keels and a 1-inch deep center keel offers sure-footed control.
Many colors are available; carbides and mounting kits are sold separately. The adjustable, flexible tip is International Snowmobile Racing approved. XTX Crossovers skis start at $449.95 and they’re available for most Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha sleds. View the company’s website for more information.
C&A Pro, 888/321-6789; [www.caultrapro.com]
Cobra Windshield for REV-XP
The New Rev XP Windshield by Cobra provides more wind deflection than the stock shield by utilizing an aggressive slope along with side wings to protect the hands. The Cobra shield mounts to the sled’s dash with the provided hardware. Three heights are available: low is 12 inches, mid is 15 and tall is 17.25. Retail pricing starts at $84.95. The shields are available from most snowmobile dealerships across the Snowbelt. Cobra makes windshields for Arctic Cat, Polaris and Yamaha sleds, too.
PowerMadd, 800/435-6881; [www.powermadd.com]