Shark Unveils 2011 Helmets in the UK

Safety comes first, and this idiom triples when it comes to motorcycling. One of the most important piece of safety gear is the helmet, so rides are always curious to see what’s new on the market. In the case of French helmet manufacturer Shark, the novelty comes in the shape of the 2011 helmet collection, unveiled at its Hampshire headquarters earlier this week.

The launch event was also attended by several Shark racers including Micheal Laverty, James Westmoreland and newly crowned British Supersport Champion Sam Lowes.

The manufacturer took the opportunity to launch new color schemes for the current ranges including the RSI and Evoline. Shark even displayed two brand new helmets to join their collection.

The Race-R Pro and Race-R are to replace the popular RSR2 helmets at the top of SHARK's range. The Race-R Pro is a new high end model made of carbon/aramid fibers and has been developed for
Shark's top level racers in MotoGP, WSBK, BSB. This way, Shark hopes to allow the consumer to have the same level in quality and safety as the racers.

The Race-R is derived from the Race-R Pro. The main difference between the two helmets is that the Race-R Pro has a double blade spoiler to help with aerodynamics when at high speeds.

Also new to the range is the Vision-R, which has been developed to offer the greatest panoramic visor aperture available on the market. Compared with common visor apertures the Vision-R gives 25 percent more global vertical vision and 10 percent more horizontal vision.

Moreover, the Vision-R offers a Shark patented 'Rapid Anti Fog system' which holds the visor open slightly open to avoid misting and is easily usable with gloves as well.
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