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SHOEI and CARDO announce a high-end communication system for SHOEI Customers

  • High-end communications system for Shoei helmets now available in the UK
  • Connects up to 9 riders
  • Unique low profile design attaches without any mechanical clamps
  • Wirelessly connect to external devices such as MP3 players and mobile phones

SHOEI Co. Ltd., the Japanese manufacturer and global market leader of motorcycle helmets, and Cardo Systems Inc., the Pittsburgh based market leader in Bluetooth© communication systems for motorcycle helmets (Scala Rider), have announced the release of the ‘ SHO 1’ - a high-end communication system to specifically fit SHOEI’s NEOTEC, MULTITEC, XR-1100, J-Cruise, QWEST, RJ-Platinum and HORNET-DS models.

The new Cardo SHO-1, will incorporate Cardo's latest technology and feature a novel and patent protected bifurcated design that includes among others, a replaceable battery pack. Besides all state-of-the-art features such as bike-to-bike intercom between up to 9 riders, connectivity modes with mobile phones, and wireless receipt of high-fidelity stereo music from smartphones and compatible MP3 players, the Cardo SHO-1 will consist of two complementing and low-profile units that attach seamlessly and without any mechanical clamps to SHOEI's helmets.

The Cardo SHO-1 is now available throughout the UK through Shoei Assured dealers -, SHOEI recommends using it with SHOEI helmets.

Both companies characterised the Cardo SHO-1 not only technologically as ‘cutting edge’, but also as a remarkably unobtrusive and streamlined product which has become more requested by motorcycle riders across the globe. Thanks to its custom design for SHOEI helmets, the unit can also be installed within minutes by any end-user.

Shintaro Ohno, Director and Senior General Manager of Product Planning Division of SHOEI Co., Ltd. remarked: “Reliability, comfort and innovation are what our customers expect from us and these were the main criteria that led us to select Cardo to develop and design a custom made system for SHOEI enthusiasts."

Albert Ashkenazy, VP Sales & Marketing and Deputy CEO of Cardo Systems, Inc. added: "SHOEI is a highly innovative and dominant player among motorcycle helmet manufacturers, serving a customer base that is used to top-of-the-line products and accessories. With the new Cardo SHO-1, SHOEI's customers will get an extraordinary product, custom fitted for their favorite helmet."

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About Cardo
Cardo Systems, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, has specialized in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets since 2004. Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for Bluetooth motorcycle and snowmobile headsets.

Feridax at a glance…
Established in 1957, Feridax has steadily grown to become the UK’s largest independent, value-added distributor and brand marketer into the motorcycle clothing and hard parts channel.

From their Halesowen headquarters, Feridax employs a workforce in excess of 30 and services a network of more than 1,000 dealers across the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Feridax believe in the simple philosophy that world-class brands and high quality products should be made readily available to all UK bikers across every price point but without compromise.

A glance at the ever-expanding Feridax portfolio, which includes accessories and clothing from SHOEI, Sidi, Caberg and own-brand Spada Clothing to everyday hard parts from NGK, Petronas Oils, RK Chains and Yuasa, is that simple philosophy made real.

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