Davida has had a long association with Sideburn Magazine, so when they came up with the out-there concept that was Rollerburn it was almost a given that Davida would get involved, particularly given the nature of the beast. Rollerburn loosely combined roller derby, motorbikes (mainly custom, classic and flat-track), skaters, live music and motorcycle artwork.
The main highlight of the Rollerburn event took its inspiration from the classic 1975 genre-film Rollerball starring James Caan as a fierce, fight-to-the-death competitor for the Houston Team, fighting for freedom, in a violent sport against teams from New York, Tokyo and Madrid.
The main event at Rollerburn featured TT Hero Guy Martin, Sideburn’s Gary Inman and comedian Charlie Chuck recreating the films iconic game where motorbikes dragged fearless skaters around a track. Rollerburn created the perfect platform to display the skill, enthusiasm and commitment of two British motorcycling companies, with riders dragging tattooed skating vixens on specially produced Flat Track race bikes supplied by Co-Built and wearing Davida helmets created in each of the teams designs from the original film. Classic British attitude at its best. Amen. DAVIDA
photos Brian Maher
These helmets designs are now available as standard on any Davida helmet for £265Part Nos 370 – RB Houston ( orange/red & gunmetal grey)
Part Nos 371 – RB Madrid ( teal green & gunmetal grey)
Part Nos 372 – RB New York (orange/blue/white & gunmetal grey)
Part Nos 373 – RB Tokyo ( yellow & gunmetal grey)