Schu­berth SR2 hel­met from £549.99

Racy lid boosts vi­sion and re­duces noise

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Al­most a year since Schu­berth first re­leased de­tails of their new SR2 race hel­met, the Ger­man-made lids are now wing­ing their way to UK deal­ers. First signs are that it has been worth the wait.

The SR2 is a devel­op­ment of Schu­berth’s first bike racing hel­met, the SR1. Most of the im­prove­ments sur­round the vi­sor and the aero­dy­nam­ics.

The 2D racing vi­sor is new and helps rac­ers fit tear-offs as well as boost­ing op­ti­cal clar­ity to class one, for the best vi­sion qual­ity while rid­ing. The vi­sor has been de­vel­oped through Schu­berth’s con­nec­tion with For­mula One and it will also have two open­ing tabs so it can be opened by left or right hand.

The other area of im­prove­ment is the ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem. The scoops over the top of the hel­met are lower-pro­file, which is de­signed to re­duce wind noise for the rider, and Schu­berth say it still flows more air over the top of the bonce than the SR1.

The noisy in­let that fea­tured on the SR1 has been jet­ti­soned on the new hel­met, but the cut-out shape at the back of the neck, which is there to re­duce con­tact be­tween the back of the lid and the aero hump in race leathers, re­mains on the new de­sign.

Schu­berth have also re­designed the in­te­rior lin­ing, which is made from Cool­max anti-al­ler­genic and wick­ing ma­te­rial to make sure it dries quickly be­tween ses­sions, and prom­ise it is a com­fort up­grade over the SR1.

The new lid is ar­riv­ing in deal­ers at the mo­ment and our ini­tial im­pres­sions are that it’s a very im­pres­sive ad­di­tion to the mar­ket.

Avail­able in five colours: Light­ningn­ing Yel­low (left), Light­ning Red (far right), Pi­lot Grey (right), Pi­lot Blue (above), and plain black Lessons learned in For­mula One have boosted the SR2’S vi­sor clar­ity

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