Ron Lechien and One IndustriesFriday, February 16, 2007 | 2:38 PM
It's 1983. 16-year-old Ron Lechien from El Cajon, California, bursts onto the AMA supercross and motocross scene with a full factory ride. Baby-faced and thin as a rail, Lechien goes up against the more experienced stars of the sport and quickly establishes himself as one of the top contenders by winning the Orlando SX and three nationals in his rookie season.
In late 1988, a young designer, Marc Blanchard, is just starting as art director for the famed JT Racing. His first encounter with the flamboyant Lechien is one for the history books. In less than a week, the two are hard at work with ideas for a unique look that would fit Lechien's nickname the "DOGGER"! To JT-Boss John Gregory's delight, the Dalmatian pattern and ad campaign were born!
A decade later, Ron Lechien is retired from racing, co-owns Maxima lubricants and fellow San Diegan Marc Blanchard creates ONE Industries.
Fast forward another ten years and in 2006,� ONE Industries releases the "David Bailey Trooper Replica helmet" to an excited worldwide audience.
The Bailey project is instantly widely acclaimed by Motocross fans. They use the Internet forums to voice their message of wanting more and specifically call for a "DOGGER replica" by name!
Marc and Ronnie soon hook up together and during the process of their bench-racing session, the lunch table is rapidly covered with Lechien's salvaged helmets and old photos.
TODAY, One Industries and Ron Lechien present the VERY LIMITED EDITION "Trooper Lechien Replica" Helmet. Available early march 2007 for $329 at the finest motorcycle dealers worldwide, the Lechien Trooper Replica helmet is a fusion of style, technology, design and input from a legendary racer whose charisma has marked our sport forever.
Dealers visiting the Indianapolis Dealer expo this week-end can view the helmet at ONE Industries' booth #3711 along with the rest of the new spring releases.
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