Italian helmet manufacturer Suomy, known for their wild graphics and high end race helmets, has released a number of new helmet models for 2009. Many are already available for sale.
Suomy makes one of the lightest helmets on the market. Very comfortable, in line with the highest standards of helmet making and certainly producers of the coolest graphics on the planet.
Our favorite among them is the new Suomy Spec 1R Extreme Capirossi. Super bold, European color racing graphics. Most folks will say "I'm not fast enough" to wear this, just as we hear with the AGV Rossi limited helmets. We poopoo that and think that extreme race inspired and replica graphics are great.
Our second favorite would have to be the Suomy Spec 1R Extreme Hodgson Helmet, particularly the right side view. From the description: "Suomy's new Spec-1R Extreme sets a new standard. In addition to the above standard Spec-1R features, the Extreme offers remarkable technological advancements that push helmet technology to the Extreme.Features:* The lightest weight (1250 grams), race approved helmet available with 3 shell sizes for ultimate fit * Structurally Enhanced Composite Fiber Weave (S.E.C.) helmet shell construction with sound-absorbing polymers * Air Wedge top diffuser works with the ram air system to extract warm air from the helmet interior; wedge also minimizes “helmet lift” even at high speeds * Advanced Channeled EPS for optimum venting with DVRC™ (Dynamically Variable Resistance Crush Zone) * Helmet interior is Alcantara, a luxurious fabric that offers the highest levels of softness, comfort and quality; has superior moisture wicking, cooling and durability * Removable washable 3D cheek pads and Comfort liner * Ultra Tech face shield has a translucent Opalescent Iridium finish with special hydrophobic coating that allows water to easily roll off the shield * Safety Lock visor system * Breath Deflector * Oversized sponge cervical neck roll * Race approval by every major US Motorcycle Race Organization * DOT approved and CERTIFIED to BSI 6658 Type A"
You'll also see a number of new Suomy Vandals in the 2009 line-up. Check out the Suomy Vandal Actuality.