Arai has started to take orders for the barely released Haga Monza replica RX-7 GP helmets. A number of 200 units of the Drudi Performance design helmets will be made and they’re sure few, considering that Noriyuki Haga worn this model during the fifth round of the 2009 Superbike World championship earlier this month. Haga came in second in the first race, but bad luck struck in the second race when the pilot hit a bird and crashed shortly after.
Exceeding both ECE 22.05 and the upcoming Snell M2010 standards, Arai’s RX-7 GP is one of the safest helmets out there and the shell is made of structural net composite (SNC).
The fans of Valentino Rossi are offered the possibility to create their own Rossi-like custom helmets on an AGV mini site that the helmet producer has put together specifically for this purpose. They wager on the fact that riders simply won’t abstain themselves and buy the self customized helmets featuring graphics of the helmet worn by Rossi during the Mugello 2008 GP race. Apart from that, there are also the plain white, black and silver GP-Tech schemes in the case that riders feel more inspired.
Icon has recently presented their promotional video for the Alliance Tyranny helmet and we simply can’t help noticing how professionally it is made.
The underground style ad that looks like it required thousands of dollars for production only is mostly addressed to stunt riders and those who wish to stand out through a unique style and attitude. It’s the best one we’ve seen so far!
German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has come up with some unique creations the past weekend at the Paris Fashion Show. This fully functional motorcycle fur helmet is mink-covered and actually part of the designer’s winter 2010 ready-to-wear collection.
"Now everyone is on scooters, even chic women, so we had to do the helmet," said Lagerfeld who is currently working for Chanel and Fendi.
The fur helmets are also fitted with an iPod connection so they follow the industry’s trend with great accuracy and yet in a unique way. I just wonder what people are going to thing when seeing these things in traffic.
Artist designer Sebastian Errazuriz takes ordinary objects and transforms them into funny, unusual and sometimes inspiring works of art. Take this lego motorcycle helmet for example. With the simple replacement of the visor with an emoticon-like one and combining the striking red with glowing yellow, any normal person wearing the helmet instantly transforms into a lego biker. The leather jacket and jeans do help in this case, but the helmet is definitely the key.