French based company SHARK Helmets, launched its brand new collection for 2012 last week at the International Motorcycle show at EICMA, in Milan. At the forefront of the launch was a brand new helmet for the new season, and new colour graphics added to existing models.
Brand new and oozing with style the Speed –R joins SHARK replacing the RSI range.
Over the past year the French company has completely overhauled its look with the introduction of three new fibre helmets; Race –R Pro, Race –R, Vision –R, and the Speed –R is the new fibre composite kid on the block. Developed using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technology, which ensures efficient ventilation aerodynamics.
The back of the helmet features a double bladed spoiler and allows air to flow above and below the blade, extracting warm air from the helmet. There is also a spoiler on the rear base, which stabilises the helmet and cancels out uncomfortable movements normally generated by rough aerodynamics. The immediate effect of this is, no air turbulence running inside the helmet and a greater stability at steady speed.
As with the Race –R range of helmets, the Speed –R offers an impressive optically correct field of vision thanks to the varied thickness of the visor, 4.25mm thickness in the middle to 3mm at the sides. There are four anchor safety lock points on the visor, also anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings. Other features of the Speed -R include; a double D-fastening ring, sunshield, Easy Fit system for wearers with glasses and a weight of 1450g.
The Speed -R will be available in SHARK dealers from January, and priced around £250.
New graphics have also been added over the models with additions to the Race –R, Vision –R, S700, S600, Evoline and the RSJ series.
SHARK will be present at Motorcycle Live, 19-27 November with the full range of 2012 helmets on display –