-- Shark's Race-R Pro Carbon
Just 18 months after the revolutionary Race-R Pro hit the Australian market, Shark helmets have lifted the bar once again in the high end Racing Division with the introduction of the Race-R Pro Carbon.
Featuring the all new, natural, bamboo fibre liner (quieter, comfier, more hermetic) the Race-R Pro Carbon fits better than ever before, while providing the highest level of safety, stability and features that have become expected of all Shark's products. The Race-R Pro Carbon also retains all of the technology and features that combine to make the Race-R Pro (see below for specific details).
The introduction of the Race-R Pro Carbon also brings about a re-structure in the pricing of the entire Shark Racing Division, with the Race-R Pro Carbon coming in at just $799.95
(*Race-R Pro is now reduced to $749.95 and $799.95 for replica's)
Why the Bamboo fibre liner?
Antibacterial - keeps you odor free and feeling and smelling fresh
Highly sweat absorbent (Pulls moisture from skin for evaporation - moisture wicking) - keeps you dry
Powerfully insulating - keeps you cooler in summer and warmer in winter
One of the softest fabrics on the planet you'll love the way it feels
Hypoallergenic - natural bamboo does not cause allergic reactions
More comfortable and hermetic, making for even better performance.
Carbon / Aramid (lighter): real reduction in neck muscle fatigue
Profiled outer shell and spoiler optimise aerodynamics
Natural bamboo fibre interior
New design multi-density interior
Hermetic neck pad (air and noise)
Various cheekpad thicknesses available
Outside anti-scratch & inside anti-fog visor treatment
Quick release visor system
Optimal comfort for the persons wearing glasses
2 shell sizes: optimal morphological adjustment
Double D-ring strap
The SHARK RACE-R Pro, new high end model made of carbon/aramid fibers, has been developed in the first place for our top level racers: Moto GP, WSBK, Moto 2. Shark therefore had to ensure the essential criteria, giving the upmost importance to the global functionality and ergonomic: lightness, stability, comfort, precision, aerodynamics. Because the request from top racers is dual: safety and on the leading-edge technology. SHARK must protect in critical situations, and must also contribute to their riding performance. You sure know that you concentrate best in a safe environment. The SHARK Race R PRO gives you the same level of excellence as it does to our elite riders.
The leitmotiv for RACE-R & Pro is simple : Just race! We care about the rest
RACE-R Pro is Shark's new high end composite fiber helmet. Totally designed through reverse engineering process, RACE-R Pro has been developed from technical data as close as possible from human head specifications. SHARK has therefore taken into account your own constraints before considering its own ones. From the very first track tests our riders have acknowledged its stability, even above 300 km/h, its comfort and the precision of the wide angle vision field and its optical distortion free shield.
'The Race R PRO concentrates all what I am looking for in a helmet when riding my bike. In fact, it contributes to my riding performance.' - Randy de Puniet, 2010 June 22nd
The type of weave and the orientation of the fibers are carefully chosen with their function within the mechanical constraints and forces which the components will be subjected to. The carbon and aramid fiber allows to obtain an optimal lightness for racing.
Multi-element with "crumple zone".
8 shock absorbing elements with varying densities.
Double density chin bar: more impact resistance (cf. test point S)
Laminated and cyclonic air flow.
The more laminated on the helmet surface the better. Cyclonic airflows generate interference to your riding comfort and concentration. Thanks to wind tunnel testing, we have minimized these unpleasant cyclonix airflows on the Race R PRO by adding the double blade spoiler.
Result = Stability.
Still targeting the best functionality, the SHARK R&D department has shown great pragmatism for designing the ventilation system. Studying & selecting the best existing systems, we built up our own solution. The Race R PRO ventilation system is a synthesis of the most efficient ventilations: 4 air scoops: chin ( with integrated anti pollution air filter) + front + 2 top vents. Extractors. 3 possible positions: closed, intermediate, fully open. Optimization of venturi effect thanks to Formula1 wind tunnel testing.
Ventilation efficiency of the Race R Pro - Wind tunnel tests were made to study the flow of the air, the movement of air through the helmet and its effects on the build up of heat and thus on the cooling of the head.
SHARK had already stunned when launching for the first time a 3mm shield on the RS2 model. Today, we go even further with the Race R PRO with a true revolution in terms of technology and use. : The VZ100 shield that is fitted on the Race R PRO is « Class 1 rated ». This choice avoids visual fatigue during long trips when optical distortion occurs.
Targeting « Class 1 » rating has challenged our engineers to choose audacious technology variable thickness: ?4 mm vertically in the middle section of the shield (first time ever on a motorcycle helmet). 3 mm horizontally.
The riding advantage is obvious: no optical distortion even at high speed, and precision at first glimpse, head down or quick backwards control when racing. This technical choose protects even more the rider against perforation & shocks on the shield. The VZ 100 is maintained by 4 anchor points ensuring maximum safety as the shield remains on the helmet during potential crashes. In case of accident with visor in open position, SHARK has designed pre-shaped screws that would break off.
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