Squeezing into the cockpit of a Formula 1 car is worth the effort—just ask seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. The same can be said of the Schuberth SR1, a full-face, sportbike-oriented helmet based on the custom lid developed in part by the F1 legend-turned-Superbike racer. Owing to its fiberglass Duroplast [...]
Nolan didn’t invent the modular helmet, but the Italian company does claim to have “reinvented” the popular flip-up style with its N-104. This DOT-approved design stands out from the crowd of modular helmets because of its unique shape. Slab sides of the polycarbonate shell taper toward a kicked-up, spoiler-like ridge [...]
Most of the time, the CW brigade opts for full-face helmets, but there are times when preference and circumstance can dictate dropping the chin bar. Still, if you’ve ever taken a bee in the face, been sandblasted by high winds or pelted by rain, a shield-equipped open-face helmet like the [...]
First Look: Arai Defiant Japanese helmet maker puts a more aggressive, naked-bike-influenced face on the RX-Q.
Arai says its new full-face Defiant helmet was inspired by Cycle World’s 10 Best-winning Ducati Streetfighter 848. “Arai has a great relationship with Ducati,” said Brian Weston, Managing Director at Arai Helmet, Inc., at the Defiant’s unveiling in Los Angeles. “They wanted a helmet to go with the Streetfighter. While [...]
Five Fast Facts: Nolan N-43E Trilogy Helmet A convertible Italian helmet to wear six ways from Sunday.
Six-in-One: Nolan calls the N-43E Trilogy a “crossover” helmet because it can be quickly configured six different ways: with or without removable chinbar and faceshield, without chinbar, without faceshield, without faceshield but with an attachable “peak” or with the peak and chinbar but no faceshield. The big picture: Huge, optically [...]
Icon Motorsports Press Release: Over ICON’s existence, aggressive helmet graphics have been used not only as a way to experiment with different designs, but also as a way to persuade the uninitiated to wear full face helmets. Over these past 10 years we have often turned to the brush of [...]