BMW's New Helmets - Style And Flexibility

All motorcycle eyes may be drawn to the latest models being revealed from a variety of manufacturers, BMW Motorrad goes one step further with new apparel and some sharp looking helmets.

Two new helmets are highlighted in BMW Motorrad’s 2017 Rider Catalog. The German motorcycle manufacturer’s focus on apparel and riding gear not only aims for fashion, but incorporates practicality as well as all-important safety features.

For riders who want flexibility from a helmet the System 7 Carbon helmet could be called the high-end all-rounder. A new addition to the line-up, the System 7 Carbon helmet takes the place of the System 6 EVO helmet that has proven so popular among riders. BMW Motorrad feels this helmet sets ‘a new benchmark in the areas of safety, aerodynamics and versatility, as well as setting an unmistakable milestone in terms of sporty looks’. 

One unique feature is its capacity for effortless transformation through as variety of styles. The chin guard can be removed in a few seconds without the use of tools, for example when heading into town or for a relaxed country tour on a hot day. The chin guard can also be simply flipped up by means of the four-joint mechanism, all with the press of a button. 

The outer shell is made of solid carbon fiber with reinforcement inserts, produced in two different sizes. BMW Motorrad notes the System 7 Carbon helmet far surpasses all safety standards with its excellent levels of impact absorption and optimum rigidity and is light, weighing in at just 1580 g or 1680 g, depending on the size.

Like the outer shell, the interior of the system helmet is absolutely high-end, being made of multiple-segmented EPS. The dualsection main shell is foam-padded in varying thicknesses. This ensures optimum wear comfort as well as excellent levels of damping. Refined Alcantara and DuPont Coolmax define the look and feel of the interior. The head, cheek and neck padding can be removed and washed. The integrated neck straps ensure that the helmet remains in the optimum position on the head in the event of an accident. Only very few helmets boast this very special safety feature.

A three-dimensionally curved MaxView visor guarantees an excellent view in all weathers in the System 7 Carbon helmet, and the field of vision has been significantly enlarged as compared with the System 6 EVO helmet. The visor is double-glazed with an anti-fog effect on the inside and a scratch resistant coating on both sides on the outside. Thanks to the integrated sun shield, the visor can be adapted to all visibility conditions.

Developed in the BMW wind tunnel, the large spoiler characterizes the helmet's striking, sporty design setting it apart from many other helmets in terms of aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, according to BMW.

Finally, extremely good climate control rounds off the helmet’s qualities with a centrally placed slider regulates ventilation of the entire head area, while a central rocker button in the chin guard regulates visor ventilation and the air feed to the face area.

The System 7 Carbon helmet is available in the non-metallic colors Black and Light White, in the metallic colors Graphite Matt and Silver, and in the color schemes Spectrum Fluor, Prime and Moto.

Continuing to enjoy the current motorcycle trend of nostalgia, BMW Motorrad’s Legend helmet gets a new look.

‘The Legend jet helmet enjoys cult status among roadster riders and heritage enthusiasts,’ explains BMW. ‘In particular, riders of the BMW motorcycles R nineT and R nineT Scrambler swear by the combination of retro look, refined materials and uncompromising safety features.’

The glass-fiber reinforced shell and integrated neck straps offer optimum protection, details such as the short helmet peak and goggle strap holders are highly functional and details such as the interior in real leather and the chrome-plated helmet edge add a touch of genuine roadster lifestyle. 

The Legend is available in the striking new color scheme Tricolored which reproduces the colors of BMW Motorrad Motorsport. In addition to the new color scheme Tricolore, the Legend jet helmet is still available in Black Storm metallic and with the nineT deco. 

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