Here is a great step back in to the past – this is the 2009 Suomy Extreme Neil Hodgson helmet replica. This is a glorious looking Hodgson helmet from his Superbike days, packed full of colour and a slick metallic-looking finish.
It is very hard to get hold of now, but there are still a few online shops that still hold a few sizes, check the links below to see where.
Suomy Neil Hodgson helmet:
Pushing the limit is what “extreme” is all about, and Suomy’s new Extreme sets a new standard. In addition to the above standard Spec-1R features, the Extreme offers remarkable technological advancements that push helmet technology to the Extreme. This incredible helmet is an enhanced version of Suomy’s top rated Spec-1R. The Suomy Spec 1R Extreme Full Face Helmet is the lightest race-approved helmet available, just 1,250 grams for Street and Cruiser riders. Structurally Enhanced Composite Fiber Weave (S.E.C.) shell. Luxurious Alcantara fabric interior. Ultra Tech face shield with Opalescent Iridium finish. DOT and B.S.I. certified.
The Extreme series of the Spec-1R helmet come with graphics that once again raise the bar for helmet graphics everywhere. Combining Suomy’s state-of-the-art graphic technology with a unique series of base paints and ultra-smooth clear coating to put the ultimate finish on these outstanding helmets.
- The lightest weight (1250 grams), race approved helmet available
- 3 shell sizes for ultimate fit
- DVRCï¾™ (Dynamically Variable Resistance Crush Zone designed into the EPS)
- Removable washable 3D cheek pads (allows for adjustable custom fit)
- Removable washable Comfort liner (allows for adjustable custom fit)
- Anti-Fog / Anti -Scratch Face Shield
- Sound Absorbing Polymers
- Safety Lock visor system
- Breath Deflector
- S.E.C.ï¾™ (Structurally Enhanced Composite Fiber Weave)
- Hot Cured Bag Molded construction
- Oversized sponge cervical neck roll
- Advanced Channeled EPS for optimum venting
- Race approval by every major US Motorcycle Race Organization
- DOT approved and CERTIFIED to BSI 6658 Type A: providing unprecedented pre-public
release batch testing of each production run, providing exacting quality controls
Ultra Tech Face Shield – Standard to the Extreme is a unique face shield incorporating a beautifully translucent Opalescent Iridium finish with a special hydrophobic coating – this allows water to easily roll off the surface of the shield, an anti-IR coating to block heat and keep the riders face cool, and a state-of-the-art anti-fog coating. And that’s just the face shield!
Alcantara – Used in the finest exotic sports cars and top class furnishings, Alcantara is a luxurious fabric offering a level of softness, comfort and quality never before seen in the helmet market. Now, Alcantara is being used exclusively for the Spec-1R Extreme’s comfort liner, providing a perforated chamois-like material for ultimate comfort, water wicking, coolness and durability.
Ram Air Intake – The Spec 1R Extreme comes standard with this new cooling device. Located above the top of the forehead, this specially designed intake duct forces air into the helmet body in the open position, pressurizing cool air into the Spec 1R’s unique waffled EPS channeled system. Flipping the switch to the off position on the Intake Duct closes the ram air intake from the rest of the system.
Air Wedge Top Diffuser – An extreme helmet deserves an extreme top diffuser and the new, Suomy Air Wedge is just that: designed to work in concert with the Ram Air Intake duct, the Air Wedge performs the duty of extracting hot air from the helmet body and out the back of the wedge. Its aggressive design provides a further function; the Air Wedge creates vortices towards the back of the helmet, defeating the potential for helmet lift at high speeds providing an extremely stable helmet, even at Daytona speeds.
ECE 22-05 – for European Countries / BSI 6658 1985 – for Great Britain / SNELL M2000 – for USA / DOT – for USA and Canada / JIS – for Japan / QAS – for Australia and New Zealand / INMETRO NBR7471 – for Brazil
Pricing & Availability:
Stock is very hard to find now, and your best route for securing one is probably eBay (link below). Check the links below to find out where to order it online:
|Check out the Suomy Neil Hodgson helmet at FC-Moto.com. Based in Germany but with US and UK sites, they still have some sizes left.|
|Check out the Suomy Neil Hodgson helmet at eBay.com. Bargains available.|