In 2016 Jorge Lorenzo announced that he would be riding in MotoGP exclusively with Shark helmets after ending his previous relationship with HJC – and this is the first official Jorge Lorenzo replica helmet that Shark have released. It is available in the Shark Race-R Pro range, which is a premium range helmet designed for performnace and will set you back somewhere around the £450 / $700 mark (there are links at the bottom of the page where you can buy it for the best online prices). It is basically Shark’s race model and it is pretty much the same thing that Lorenzo goes out on the track in.
For their first Lorenzo helmet Shark have produced a replica of Lorenzo’s primary race helmet that features his ‘Por Fuera’ design (the red ‘X’ and white arrow motif).
This iconic design has been used by Jorge Lorenzo for a number of years now and ‘Por Fuera’ bascially means ‘on the outside’ which is a nod to the nickname that he got when he won his first Grand Prix way back in 2003 when he overtook Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner in the 125cc class to claim the win. The top of the helmet features this motif and there is a white arrow that circles around the outside of red ‘X’ to represent this.
Shark have also done well in getting the replica released with Lorenzo’s sponsor logos on the helmet for that real authentic racing helmet look – the official ‘Monster Energy’ claws and logos are positioned on the sides and the chin, and the ‘Eurasian Back’ sponsor logo appears at the front and at the rear.
The helmet looks great and I’m sure Shark will also release some of Lorenzo’s one-off helmets and other various limited editions as time progresses, but for now, this is a solid Jorge Lorenzo replica from a great brand.
When he moved to Shark helmets Lorenzo said:
“I am very proud to be tackling the forthcoming seasons with such a prestigious brand as Shark, which has a long history in MotoGP. For me, this represents a most exciting challenge and I am quite sure that, together, we will form a great team. I really hope that I can reward all this confidence they have placed in me with some major successes.”
Official Description & Features:
Shark’s mantra is simple, “Just race! We care about the rest.”
The Shark Race R Pro, new high end model made of carbon/aramid fibres, has been developed primarily for Sharks top level racers in MotoGP, WSBK & Moto2. They therefore had to ensure the essential elements reflected the importance of global functionality and ergonomics; lightness, stability, comfort, precision and aerodynamics are a priority.
The Race Pro-R is Shark’s high-end composite fiber helmet. Totally designed through a reverse engineering process, the Race-R Pro has been developed from technical data as close as possible from human head specifications. Shark has taken into account your constraints before considering its own. From the very first track tests, riders have acknowledged its stability, even above 300 km/h, its comfort and the precision of the wide angle vision field as well as 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, June 22nd, 2012.
- Motorcycle helmet made of carbon fibre/Aramid to reduce neck muscle fatigue
- Optimised aerodynamics with its profiled shell and double blade spoiler
- New multi-density shell design
- Natural bamboo fibre interior
- Sealed neck pad (air and noise)
- Optic class 1 (reduces eye fatigue on long rides) anti-scratch and anti-fog visor
- New notched visor system for easier adjustment
- Tool-free quick-release visor system
- 4-point visor safety lock
- Chin guard vent with integrated anti-pollution filter
- Optimum comfort for those who wear glasses
- Removable washable interior
- Compatible with Sharktooth communication system
- Double D-ring closure with magnetic chinstrap end
- Weight: 1250 g (+/- 50 g
Thanks to wind tunnel testing, Shark has minimized unpleasant cyclonic airflows on the Race R Pro by adding a double blade spoiler. Result = Stability. The Race R Pro ventilation system is a synthesis of the most efficient ventilation:
- 4 air scoops: chin (with integrated anti-pollution air filter) + front + 2 top vents
- 7 extractors
- 3 possible positions: closed, intermediate, fully open
- Optimization of venturi effect thanks to Formula1 wind tunnel testing
You can check out the full specs of the SHARK Race-R Pro in the feature video below:
Image gallery of the Jorge Lorenzo Shark Race-R pro helmet:
Our review / buyers guide for the Shark Race-R Pro helmet:
Overview: There was a time when we probably would have said that this is the most attractive helmet that Shark has ever made, but that honor now probably goes to the Shark Race-R Pro Carbon range – but only because we are a sucker for the carbon fibre weave effect (for example, check out the Scott Redding replica in the Shark Race-R Pro Carbon range). That said there isn’t any real difference in the basics and the shape of the two models – the SHARK Race-R Pro is a thing of beauty.
But looks aren’t everything…..or so we are told, so you should be comforted to know that the SHARK Race-R Pro has a 5 Star SHARP safety rating, which means this helmet provides performance, stye, and safety. That’s a pretty good start. And whilst this helmet isn’t cheap (pricing discounts can be found if you dig around online though, some choice links at the bottom of this page for where you can find it for decent pricing) it is definitely cheaper than other ‘premium’ brands and you get value for money as it is packed with features. To be honest you shouldn’t need to pay over £400 / $535 for this helmet, as long as you know the best places to get it from.
The shell is carbon and kevlar, giving the helmet a lightweight feel without compromising on strength and robustness – weighing in at just 1,250g this is one of the lightest helmet models in all comparable premium ranges from all manufacturers. You can get the shell in 2 sizes with various padding options from extra-small all the way to extra-large. There is a magnetic double D chinstrap, that works very effectively and is easy to use, at the base of the shell. The Race R Pro was developed by SHARK specifically for its MotoGP and World Superbike riders and it shows – the shape is aggressive and from any angle the helmet looks like it is ready to slice through air, with twin-blade rear spoilers built into the shell.
One thing that you immediately notice about the SHARK Race-R Pro visor is the thickness, it feels like you could take it into a riot, this is one of the thickest visors that we have ever seen on a helmet in this price range. I very much doubt that there is a stone lying in wait on some road someplace that could smash its way through this visor. The visor is 4.25mm at the center and it tapers off to 3mm at the sides, and as you would expect from a premium helmet it can be removed easily and a replacement snapped back on with no trouble.
Padding / Lining:
The inner lining is fully washable as you’d expect, and it is simple to remove the cheek pads. The SHARK Race-R Pro comes with an additional nose mask for those winter months or cold days which is a nice touch, and the skirt around the neck is also adjustable so you can really insulate your entire head against the cold. The interior lining in the helmet has been created so that it can house SHARK’s own bluetooth communication device (the ‘Sharktooth‘ (UK / US) that allows you to hook it up to your phone and communicate with a passenger or other riders. One other thing worth noting here is that the EPS lining contains deep grooves built in to it which have been created to serve a dual function – to help move air around more effectively and also act as a more robust shock absorber in the event of an accident.
We have touched on ventilation a bit already, but basically this entire helmet has been designed to maximise the ventilation available with front vents subtly built into the shell of the helmet. There are 4 air scoops which are situated on the chin, on the front, and two placed on the top of the helmet, with seven extration vents to suppport the air intake.
A really stunning helmet for the price. You can see the work and research that has gone in to producing this model and it is rare to see a helmet with the features present in the SHARK Race-R Pro at this price point. The only complaint that I’d have is that the interior of the helmet felt pretty tight and it was a bit of a struggle to get on and off at first, this may make some riders feel more secure, but it took us a couple of days worth of riding to fully get used to the feeling – that said, this is an incredible helmet which offers enough features to keep the most demanding rider happy on the road or on the track.
The other good new is that you have loads of buying options for the Jorge Lorenzo official Shark helmet, check out some of the recommended links below.
|Get it from Revzilla.com. US based but ship globally with great support.|
|Get it from SportsbikeShop.co.uk who should be your first stop in the UK or EU. Recommended.|
|Get it from FC-Moto.com who are German based but have huge stock and price offers. Recommended.|
|Get it from Demon-Tweeks.co.uk who are UK based and had the best pricing at the time of writing.|
|You can also get stock from a variety of sellers on Amazon|
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