Schuberth is offering two new full-face helmets this season, the R2 and C4. The R2 was designed with universal appeal in mind, whether you ride a streetfigher, sport tourer or cruiser while the C4 is the German brand’s latest flip-up modular helmet. We outline some of the features of each below.
The Kiska-designed R2 (the same firm that created Husqvarna’s Vitpilen and Svartpilen concepts and protypes like the 790 Duke for KTM) is a balance between stripped-down looks and high-tech function. It’s got an integrated antenna and pre-installed speakers along with a microphone designed for the SC1 communication system. Inside it utilizes a Shiny-Tex liner with a seamless head pad for optimal comfort that’s washable, fast-drying and anti-bacterial.
The exterior shell, built using Schuberth’s Direct Fiber Processing method, was refined in the company’s Air and Acoustics lab. This allows designers to optimize aerodynamics and ensure a quite ride inside the lid. The forehead and chin ventilation intake ports are also designed for maximum effectiveness, pushing air through multiple channels inside the helmet. Double D-ring fasteners keep the helmet snug and in place.
Size options will range from XS up to 2XL and there will be a selection of solid color options along with a few graphic styles. Starting price for solid color R2 helmets is $479. Graphics options will run about $100 more.
(Schuberth is currently running its R2 ME2 contest, an opportunity to win an R2 helmet and one-of a kind moto-vacation. It ends on June 30, 2017 so follow the link to learn more about details on how to enter and possibly win.)
The C4, which we previewed previously when it was unveiled at Intermot in 2016, seeks to push the modular helmet formula further. Designers focused on minimizing the appearance of it’s flip-up design, improving performance at higher speeds and giving it a full swath of technological goodies. That includes an integrated antenna, two pre-installed speakers and boom-less microphone. There are also areas built-in to accommodate the SC1 communication system and rechargeable battery.
As with the R2, the C4 was developed in the Air and Acoustics lab, utilizes a shell made from Schuberth’s Direct Fiber Processing method and features a Shiny-Tex liner and multi-channel ventilation design.
Sizes range from XS through 3XL and there will be a selection of solid color options along with two graphic options. MSRP for the solid C4 is $749 and graphic versions will price at $849. Expect to see the C4 in stock by August 2017.