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Nov 13, 2018

Icon Motorsports Releases Statement Regarding ASMA Helmet Ban

An Icon Alliance Overlord helmet.

Icon is aware of the recent statements regarding Icon helmets initially published as a result of the Arroyo Seco Motorcyclist Association (ASMA) (Deming, New Mexico) vote to ban Icon helmet use at their association sanctioned events (although they are not banned for use at the Arryo Seco Race Track or for any other U.S. racetrack or event). 

Icon disagrees in the strongest terms possible with the initial statements of 12-November-2018 published on the ASMA Facebook page and subsequently reported on and in the many social media reposts and comments that followed.

All Icon helmets regardless of construction and materials are tested and certified according to UN ECE Regulation 22.05 (the EU helmet standard) and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218 (FMVSS 218 the U.S. DOT helmet standard). To meet the requirements ECE 22.05 batch testing is required for each production run to confirm consistency and quality.

Icon is concerned for the safety of our riding family. Although it is not common knowledge, Icon is deeply involved internationally in the development of testing and certification procedures and standards for motorcyclist’s protective products not just helmets, both in the U.S and the EU and is one of only two U.S. motorcyclist apparel companies that participates in the rule making process at the international level. Icon additionally strives to work with industry partners who share Icon’s vision.

Icon – Designed by riders just like you in the Pacific Northwest. We ride just like you we crash just like you and we do it so that you can continue to Ride Among Us.

Justin Knauer – General Manager ICON Motosports