German helmet manufacturer Schuberth has announced the newest addition to their line of aerodynamic, areoacoustic motorcycle helmets, the SR1. Engineered specifically for sport riders and professional racers, the SR1 has won numerous awards in the international motorcycle press and is currently worn in the AMA Superbike series by Stefan Nebel.
“The SR1 is considered to be Schuberth’s ‘Masterpiece’ helmet and we are extremely proud to introduce it to riders and racers in the U.S. and Canada,” says Randy Northrup, Schuberth North America’s Vice President.
Maximum safety and comfort, combined with continuous innovation, have been the hallmarks of Schuberth helmets for decades. The new SR1 is a Schuberth product through and through. Constructed using Schuberth’s proprietary methods, the shell is made with the extremely light S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber, a special fiberglass-reinforced duroplastic matrix. The smallest of the three shell sizes weighs in at about 1,350 grams. Schuberth’s patented Anti-Roll-Off System offers additional protection to the infinitely adjustable D-Ring closure. The removable, washable Coolmax liner has a hypoallergenic, antibacterial, odor-reducing treatment providing all-temperature comfort.
After countless tests in Schuberth’s own acoustic wind tunnel, the SR1 boasts superb aerodynamics with optimum downforce and very low lift. The compact profile ensures the helmet sits precisely, even at high speed – eliminating buffeting and oscillation while providing directional stability. The D-Force Spoiler features 2 settings allowing the rider to further adjust the helmet to different seating positions for airflow and downforce control.
The wind tunnel optimized Multi-Volume-Ventilation ensures maximum cooling. Three adjustable air intakes in the front – two at the forehead and one at the chin – and two outlets in the back of the helmet allow optimum ventilation flowing over 10 liters of fresh air per second at 100 km/h. The chin vent has three settings that control airflow allowing the rider to choose no air, full facial airflow, or air to the cheeks only.
The SR1 comes with an anti-scratch clear face shield with anti-fog coating. A breath deflector mounted at the chin further helps prevent fogging. The new “Push-Release-System” enables users to quickly and easily remove the face shield at the touch of a button, with no tools. Pinlock anti-fog lenses and tinted face shields in light smoke, dark smoke and silver mirror finishes are also available.
The aeroacoustics have also been optimized in the Schuberth wind tunnel. At 100 km/h, only 88 dB(A) reaches the rider’s ear. The innovative Noise-Reduction-System (N.R.S.) allows the rider to open or close small openings to control the helmet’s acoustics. In racing mode, the N.R.S. can be opened to enable the wearer to perceive background sounds and approaching riders more accurately on the track. In street mode, the N.R.S. can be closed to reduce noise levels without eliminating important traffic sounds.
The SR1 is certified with both ECE and DOT safety standards. The highly respected European ECE standard for motorcycle helmets is recognized in over 50 countries worldwide as well as for AMA and FIM racing including MotoGP. The North American DOT government safety standard is required for motorcycle helmets worn on public roads.
The SR1 helmet was developed in cooperation with seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher, who has been relying exclusively on Schuberth helmets since 2000 both in his Formula 1 career and in his motorcycle racing endeavors.
Available in a range of sizes from XS- XXL, the new SR1 is expected to retail for $989 (Gloss Black, Matte Black, Gloss White) and $1066 Graphics: Technology Matte Black, Technology White.
For more information visit: www.schuberthnorthamerica.com/categories/motorcycle/sr1/