The new Suomy jet helmet has all the technology you’d expect but is called 70’s - reflecting its inspiration from the 1970’s - a pretty good decade for cool motorcycle design, we’d say. The Suomy 70’s helmet is light, versatile with a minimal and elegant style and a disappearing sun visor. It’s been designed for city use and scooter riders, but cruiser and even naked bike riders might find it suits their look.
The helmet sheel is made from fibreglass-based composite materials with different thicknesses and layers. It’s made to be light but highly durable as well. The Suomy 70’s helmets are all made in Italy and have hand painted finishes. The internal polystyrene layer is made in one size but comes in different thicknesses for a gradual absorption of any impact.
The 70’s jet helmet has a sun visor which can disappear upwards into the interior of the helmet thanks to a simple mechanism on the visor itself. The elasticised internal lining is made from microfibre and polyester and has anti-bacterial and breathable properties. The cheek pads and head piece can be removed and washed, and can be replaced by ones of different sizes for a better fit. The Suomy 70’s jet helmet costs 189 euros in single tone, or 219 euros with graphics.
The Suomy Extreme model helmet now comes in new colours in the form of an Andrea Dovizioso replica, dedicated to the Italian MotoGP rider. Production has already commenced and the helmet will be available soon.
The Suomy Extreme helmet is available in three sizes (XS-M, L-XL, XXL-XXXL) and is made of a composite fibre external shell. The interior has alcantara antibacterial fabric which can be removed and washed. The thickness of the internal lining can be personalised (in terms of padding size), and the helmet uses D-Ring closure.
The Suomy Extreme also has a sophisticated ventilation system with a front adjustable air intake, and side air outlets. For more details on the Suomy helmet range, see the technical info helmet table on the Suomy site.
New Suomy gloves for 2010 include the Ipermotard and Kangaroo models. The Ipermotard represents a glove made specifically for this growing market in motorcycle gear and it’s made from 100 percent soft leather with carbon and metal reinforcements across the knuckles. The finger part of the Suomy Ipermotard glove is shaped slightly for an ergonomical fit and has breathable parts and “fish scale” work for greater mobility.
The Ipermotard glove also features anti-slip material across the palm and thumb for better handling, while the ring and pinky finger are knit together for better protection in the case of a fall. Velcro closures are part of the glove, which is available in four different colours from sizes XS to XXL.
The Suomy Kangaroo glove is made from kangaroo leather with again, the carbon fibre and magnesium reinforcements in the knuckles. It also has wrist protection and the same style of ergonomic finger shape and breathability. Palm and thumb have grip material included and the stitching on the glove is made from kevlar for greater durability. The Suomy Kangaroo is also available in four different colours with sizing from XS to XXL. For more information see the Suomy site.
The 2010 Suomy range of jackets includes new models, Nesso and Tremezzo. The Nesso jacket, which also has its partner Comacina jacket made specifically for female riders, is made from nylon and has reflective inserts for safety. It has removable padding on the shoulders, elbows and forearms, and a removable inner lining for all-season use. The Nesso or Comacina jacket is available in black and in sizes 46 to 58 for men (European sizing, and for women from S to XL. No pricing is available yet.
The Tremezzo is also a new jacket for 2010, called Piona for female riders. It’s a leather jacket with shoulder, elbow and forearm removable protection, external zip pockets and removable inner lining. It has adjustable straps for the waist and wrists and a joining zip to attach trousers if needed. It comes in black and white or black and grey, in the same sizes as above. For more information, see the Suomy website.
The Mugello circuit has come up with this original idea for it’s turnstiles in one of Italy’s biggest motorcycle racing events of season, the Gran Premio D’Italia Alice.
Odd thing about this helmet-turnstile, it’s a Suomy replica, identical to the one that Max Biaggi was wearing for first two races in the WSBK championship this year.
The new D20 Suomy helmet is being launched via a television commercial with Loris Capirossi. Suomy has become one of the biggest sponsors of the MotoGP in Italy, and here you can see the new high-tech Suomy helmet.
The second video also sees Miss Italy Edelfa Chiara Masciotta modelling for Suomy, in another television commercial for the brand.
The D20 is a high tech helmet with a wind tunnel design that optimises external air flow and internal ventilation. It has a new chin opening system, with an external visor control lever and new colour range.
An impressive feature is the Suomy Communication System with FM radio and Bluetooth system, with a range of 200 metres to connect to travelling companions. The accompanying PC software allows for full programming of the information system, including favourite friends’ helmets and radio stations. The second video is after the jump.
This is the helmet every World Superbike or Ducati fan wants to buy! The helmet made by Suomy features the hand-painted design that World Champion Troy Bayliss will wear in the next round of World Superbike at Portugal on November 2nd. Only 1098 replicas will be made.
source | visordown