With a couple of inches of rubber contact patches separating you, the rider, from the rock hard tarmac on which you are riding your motorcycle or scooter, a helmet is the most important accessory that should be worn at all times while you’re riding a motorcycle, a scooter or for that matter even a bicycle. This, as it is very, very easy to have a fall on a two wheeler despite the best precautions as the dangers on the road are one too many, more so in the Indian context.
Head injuries are the biggest cause of deaths in two wheeler accidents and the helmet often is the thin line between life, death and permanent incapacitation. Steelbird, an Indian helmet manufacturer has been making high quality, reasonably priced two wheeler helmets and luggage accessories like motorcycle panniers, for quite a while now. Now, the firm is all set to raise the bar to an all new level by launching helmets made of carbon fiber, albeit at an affordable price range beginning from INR 10,000.
Steelbird Carbon Fiber Motocross Helmet
Carbon fiber is one of the strongest yet lightest materials on earth due to it’s high stiffness properties, and hence finds application in the most demanding of environments like aviation and motorsports. So, the carbon fiber helmets that Steelbird is bringing to India isn’t just very strong but also will be very light on your shoulders and neck. What this means is lesser rider fatigue over longer distances as a heavy helmet can get very uncomfortable for long distance touring.
In a way, the launch of this carbon fiber helmet by Steelbird in the Indian market comes at just the right moment, at a time when Indian lifestyle motorcycling is really taking off. More and more motorcyclists in India are investing in riding gear for a safe motorcycling experience and the launch of the carbon fiber helmets by Steelbird will only increase the choice in the Indian market. The Steelbird carbon fiber helmet will be available in both full face and motocross variants.
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