Ex-World and British Superbike champion Neil Hodgson has joined forces with Nitro for his attack on the 2010 BSB title.
And amazingly, you can buy exactly the same kit as he’ll be wearing this year for around the same money as a top-of-the-range Japanese helmet!
The fully carbon lid that Neil will be racing in, for example, costs just £199.99! Here’s the full lowdown...
Carbon helmet, £199.99
Neil Hodgson’s NSFC Carbon will be sprayed up with his new design by the time the BSB season kicks off, but this plain carbon version is the one that he, and Rob Mac Racing team-mate Dan Linfoot, has been using in pre-season testing.
It uses a full carbon-fibre shell, comes with adjustable venting, a Pinlock-ready anti-scratch visor plus a removable and washable Coolmax lining.
Closure is by way of micro-metric buckle – a quick-release closure system that can be tailored for a precise fit.
It’s available in sizes XS-XXL in just this plain carbon weave finish. For the money, race replica lids don’t come much better appointed.
NG-01 gloves, £34.99
These are the gloves that Hodgson wears, and for the cost of a Wednesday night down the boozer, with taxi fare home, so could you.
They’re a pure race-focused cowhide glove, featuring reinforced plastic knuckles, stretch panelling, vented fingers, grip panels on the palm and a Velcro wrist closure.
They’re available in sizes XS-XXL, in either black, black/red or black/blue.
NLS102 suit, £TBA (NLS101 was £329.99)
The exact same spec suit that Hodgson will race in will be available to buy later in the year.
The NLS102 is made from 1.2-1.4mm premium grade cowhide and has a pre-curved fit, stretch panelling and elasticated cuffs claimed to reduce arm pump.
There’s also an aerodynamic race hump , double and triple stitching, double-layer leather in the seat and rear plus a removable, wicking and breathable lining.
Safety is dealt with by titanium cups at the shoulder, elbows and kness, CE-approved Knox armour in the elbows and knee/shin, while there’s a pocket for a back protector.
For more info call 01768-48378 or visit www.nitrorider.com