This is the Troy Bayliss helmet that was given to him to celebrate his 2008 World Superbike Championship winning season, and it is has been made available as a replica in the Suomy Vandal range in Limited Edition numbers.
Bayliss won the 2008 WSBK season after taking 11 race wins over the course of the season, including a dominant double victory at the final round at Portimão – it was the third World Superbike Championship title Bayliss had won.
Bayliss actually secured the WSBK Championship at the penultimate round which took place at Magny Cours. Bayliss finished in third place to give himself an unassailable points lead in the Championship standings, and after he crossed the finish line he slowed down and was presented with this helmet which he wore on the way back to parc ferme.
The helmet design was created by Bargy Design who are a famous Italian studio (who have designed helmets for Danny Kent, James Toseland, Max Biaggi, and many more) and it is a full on love affair to Bayliss and Ducati – it has a white base with a green pattern arcing towards the back of the helmet in sharp lines.
The Australian blue and white star pattern also flows from the sides of the visor and towards the back of the helmet. The sides of the helmet feature an image of Troy Bayliss riding his Ducati in his previous two World Superbike winning seasons (2001 and 2006). The rear of the helmet features his 2008 Championship title, with a Troy’s cartoon kangeroo mascot above it.
It’s a beautiful looking helmet and one that will probably go on to become a bit of a collectors item.
Video montage of Troy Bayliss in the 2008 World Superbike Championship winning season:
It is getting pretty hard to find this helmet now, the Limited Editions sold quickly and there seems to be very little stock left in the usual outlets.
Suomy Vandel Troy Bayliss World Superbike Championship Helmet
This is a brilliant and striking Suomy Troy Bayliss replica helmet. The design was created to celebrate his world championship victory in World Superbikes. The helmet features details such as Bayliss himself racing his motorcycle on either side of the helmet, and his kangaroo logo towards the back. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out where to buy the Suomy Vandal Bayliss World Championship Helmet at the best prices online.
The Vandal Troy Bayliss World Championship Replica Helmet offers the sport rider, sport tourer and urban rider an aggressive look combined with features found in Suomy’s top of the line premium helmets. Designed as Suomy’s new entry-level helmet, The Vandal is rich in quality and performance. Combining technological features developed from extensive experience in MotoGP and F1 racing, the all-new Vandal helmet delivers comfort and features typically found on helmets costing much more. The Vandal includes such features as two shell sizes, an ultra luxurious comfort liner using a special “anti-nap” fabric, known for its comfort, durability and hypoallergenic qualities, and a beautiful color graphic scheme. In addition, the Vandal comes with a pair of closable Delta diffusers positioned far back on the helmet where aerodynamics forces provide maximum efficiencies.
The Suomy Vandal is the new definition of victory; Worn by 5 of the top 10 World Superbike Championship Racers, including 2008 Champion Troy Bayliss and 2007 Champion James Toseland! Race approved by every major US Motorcycle Race Organization, DOT approved and Certified to BSI Type A. Race quality. Custom graphics. Premium fit.
- Two Separate Shell Sizes for optimum fit, sized from XS – XXL
- DVRC (Dynamically Variable Resistance Crumple zones) providing optimal
ventilation and energy management in a Uni-body EPS design
- SEC (Structurally Enhanced Composite) fiber weave
- ACE (Advanced Channeled EPS) for maximum ventilation
- Removable and Washable 3D Comfort Liner and Cheek Pads
- Tool-less, Thermal formed visor, no side covers, for quick and easy removal
- Reversible upper “Antennae” intake/exhaust ports
- Dual “Aero Spike” exhaust ports on back of shell
Image gallery of the Suomy Vandal Troy Bayliss World Championship Helmet:
Where to buy it:
It is pretty hard to find this helmet now as it was released as a strictly limited edition, with each unit numbered. As it has become a bit of a collector’s item you may still get stock popping up on ebay that you can pick up.
|Get it from FC-Moto.com who still have stock in larger sizes of this Troy Bayliss replica. Based in EU, they ship globally also. Recommended.|
|You can often get stock from a variety of sellers on|