Known for equipping some of the world’s most renowned riders, Shoei is once again taking the lead by introducing a significant update to one of its most iconic helmet lines, the GT-Air.

  • With the release of the GT-Air 3, the third iteration of this popular model, Shoei aligns itself with the latest safety standards, proudly obtaining the ECE 22.06 homologation.
  • Safety is paramount in the design and engineering of the GT-Air 3, making it the safest iteration yet.

Drawing upon the latest innovations from Shoei’s Japanese laboratories, the helmet complies with the rigorous safety standards set by the European Commission. Notably, Shoei has also updated its Neotec 3 helmet to meet the new 22.06 homologation requirements.

At first glance, the GT-Air 3 might appear strikingly similar to its predecessor, the GT-Air 2, especially when adorned in the familiar matte blue finish. However, closer inspection reveals a host of marked improvements.

These include a redesigned venting system for enhanced airflow, a centrally-located spring-loaded latch mechanism on the main visor, subtle revisions to the helmet’s aerodynamics, and an enlarged sun visor. The convenience of the comms unit adapter on the side and Shoei’s proprietary Shoei Comlink system are retained and highlighted on the manufacturer’s website.

Inside the GT-Air 3, subtle revisions have been made, likely in response to the ECE 22.06 parameters. Notably, the chinstrap has been improved to be lighter, more user-friendly, and still equipped with the secure ratchet retention system. Crafted from stainless steel, it ensures both safety and convenience.

While specific noise reduction figures were not disclosed in Shoei’s preview, the GT-Air 3 is expected to build upon the reputation of its predecessor, the GT-Air 2, as one of the quietest helmets on the market when it officially becomes available for sale.

In terms of sizing and comfort, the GT-Air 3 will offer three different shell sizes, catering to XS to M, L, and XL to XXL head dimensions. Four sizes of cheek pads, measuring 31, 35, 39, and 43mm, will be available, allowing for a customized fit. A Pinlock shield and chin curtain will be included in the package for added convenience and protection.

In terms of colour, Shoei maintains a familiar lineup, with choices that include solids such as Black, Matte Black, Matte Blue Metallic, Brilliant Yellow, Matte Deep Grey, and White. Enthusiasts seeking graphical designs can choose from options such as the Discipline TC-1, TC-2, and TC-6, the Realm TC-1, TC-5, and TC-10, and the Scenario TC-3 and TC-5.

HJC unveils its latest addition to the helmet lineup, the HJC RPHA 12.

  • The new HJC RPHA 12 was built upon the success of its predecessor, the RPHA 11.
  • The new offering promises significant improvements and features that cater to rider safety and comfort.

The HJC RPHA 12 boasts a Premium Integrated Matrix Evo (PIM-Evo) shell, combining carbon-aramid hybrid and natural fibers for enhanced shock resistance, comfort, and reduced weight. While the overall shell design remains similar to the RPHA 11, it introduces several key upgrades and adjustments.

One notable enhancement addresses the visor mechanism, a previous pain point for RPHA 11 owners. The RPHA 12 incorporates a new HJ-42 visor with a Pivot Ratchet, ensuring improved movement and sealing, as claimed by the manufacturer.

Ventilation has also seen an update, with the helmet featuring updated chin, forehead, and brow vents. The exhaust vents, however, have been reduced in number, totaling four intake and three exhaust vents. The familiar spoiler from the RPHA 11 makes a return with slight updates, emphasizing its “aerodynamic shell structure for extreme performance at maximum speeds.”

Additional features include a wide eye port, an emergency release cheek pad system, an interior with advanced anti-bacterial fabric and moisture-wicking properties, and a package that includes a Pinlock 120 anti-fog insert, a dark smoke visor, a chin curtain, and a breath deflector.

The HJC RPHA 12 is available in various options including the flagship carbon version, which is expected to be particularly appealing. The initial graphic choices include Ottin, Lawin, Spasso, and Enoth, with more options expected in the future, including licensed designs.

For motorcycle enthusiasts seeking an upgraded helmet experience, the HJC RPHA 12 is set to provide an enticing option, combining safety, comfort, and style. Stay tuned for further developments and additional graphic choices from HJC.

The iconic Le Mans racing circuit celebrated its 1,000th MotoGP race in style back in May as racers and fans gathered to mark the historic milestone.

  • Since its inception over a century ago, the legendary track has been a cornerstone of the racing world, hosting some of the most exhilarating competitions in history. 
  • The HJC RPHA 1 Quartararo Le Mans Special helmet is to commemorate the iconic race track. 

To commemorate this momentous occasion, HJC, the renowned helmet manufacturer, unveiled a special edition helmet: the HJC RPHA 1 Quartararo Le Mans Special, paying homage to Fabio Quartararo’s incredible talent and achievements during the 2023 French GP.

The HJC RPHA 1 Quartararo Le Mans Special is a custom-designed version of HJC’s highly acclaimed RPHA 1 helmet, which was the brand’s first FIM homologated race helmet. The special edition helmet embraces Quartararo’s signature style with colors inspired by his home country – blue, white, and red. A prominent feature on the top of the helmet is Quartararo’s iconic devil logo, along with his race number 20, stylized with devil horns, leaving no doubt about the helmet’s association with the former world champion.

Aside from its eye-catching appearance, the HJC RPHA 1 boasts impressive technical features. Constructed with HJC’s latest PIM Plus fiber technology, the outer shell combines carbon fiber infused with hybrid fiberglass. 

This innovation ensures the helmet is remarkably lightweight, rigid, and proficient in absorbing and dissipating impact forces. The interior includes a multi-density EPS liner, complemented by interchangeable cheek pads of various sizes, guaranteeing a secure and customized fit for riders of all shapes and sizes. Safety is paramount, and the RPHA 1 adheres to the latest ECE 22.06 safety standards, standing as the first and only FIM-homologated helmet in HJC’s lineup to date.

Fabio Quartararo, one of the brightest stars in the MotoGP universe, expressed his pride and gratitude for the special edition helmet honoring his achievements. “It’s an incredible honor to have a helmet designed in celebration of my performance at Le Mans,” Quartararo said. “The design is fantastic, and knowing that riders can wear this helmet to feel connected to my journey means a lot to me.”

The release of the HJC RPHA 1 Quartararo Le Mans Special helmet aligns perfectly with Le Mans’ rich racing history and the passion of MotoGP enthusiasts worldwide. Racing fans and collectors alike can now own a piece of MotoGP history while experiencing the exceptional performance and safety features of HJC’s top-tier helmet.

he excitement is building among Maverick Viñales’ fans as the highly anticipated RX-7X Maverick GP5 helmet from Arai is set to hit the market in early September 2023. 

  • This race-ready lid, adorned with the Spanish Aprilia Racing Team rider’s name and graphics.
  • Arai has a long-standing history of producing top-quality racing helmets, and the RX-7X has garnered immense popularity both on and off the track. With Snell and JIS ratings, the RX-7X has earned the trust of riders worldwide for its exceptional safety standards.

Additionally, certain models, like the RX-7V Evo, have received FIM homologation and ECE 22.06 approval, further solidifying Arai’s commitment to providing helmets that meet the highest safety standards.

Priced at JPY72,600 (RM2.3k), this graphic-rich helmet features a design approved and used by Maverick Viñales himself during his races, with the exception of a larger spoiler at the back.

The helmet boasts a sophisticated ventilation system with three massive vents on the top, brow vents, a chin vent, and multiple extractors at the rear, ensuring optimal airflow and rider comfort. The aerofin design reduces rear turbulence, enhancing aerodynamics for an improved racing experience.



Inside the RX-7X, riders will find Arai’s Eco Pure interior, which not only keeps the helmet fresh but also inhibits bacterial growth. The helmet is also equipped with intercom compatibility, catering to the communication needs of professional riders.

Maverick Viñales enthusiasts and motorcycle racing aficionados alike are eagerly awaiting the helmet’s release, eager to get their hands on this iconic piece of safety gear. 

In an exciting announcement, Italian helmet manufacturer AGV has broken its silence on new product releases with the revival of its iconic K3 helmet.

  • The reintroduction of the K3 is set to delight riders looking for a blend of style and performance.
  • The AGV K3 is ECE R22.06 approved. 

The revived K3 helmet boasts a fresh facia, incorporating contemporary design elements with a touring-inspired aesthetic. While it retains its sporty appeal, the helmet features contoured lines on the sides and top, giving it a distinctive and eye-catching look.

Notably, the air intakes on the chin bar and the streamlined air inlets on the top bring the K3 closer in appearance to its premium sibling, the K6.

Underneath the revamped exterior, the AGV K3 incorporates technical innovations to enhance its performance. The helmet’s thermoplastic shell is available in three different sizes, allowing for a comfortable and personalized fit.

Additionally, the four-density EPS lining effectively absorbs and disperses impacts, ensuring maximum safety. The contoured sides of the K3 provide extra protection for the collarbone in case of an accident, emphasizing AGV’s commitment to rider safety. Importantly, the AGV K3 is ECE R22.06 approved, meeting the latest safety standards.

AGV has also prioritized comfort and hygiene with the K3 helmet. The detachable and washable interior, made of 2Dry fabric, offers an easy and hygienic experience for riders. Furthermore, the helmet features grooves specifically designed to accommodate eyeglasses, adding to its overall convenience.

Visibility is a key aspect of any helmet, and the AGV K3 excels in this area. Equipped with a clear anti-scratch and anti-fog screen, the helmet provides an impressive 190-degree field of vision. The XQRS system allows for quick and easy screen removal, and micro-openings enhance ventilation during city rides. Moreover, the visor is compatible with the Pinlock 70 anti-fog film, which significantly improves vision in adverse weather conditions. To top it off, the K3 helmet includes a drop-down sun visor, perfect for those sunny rides.

In terms of functionality, the AGV K3 helmet features a chinstrap with a micrometric clasp, offering a secure and adjustable closure. This improvement over the previous double-D ring closure enhances convenience for riders. The addition of a splash guard prevents water or debris from entering through the bottom of the helmet.

Additionally, the AGV K3 is intercom-ready, making it seamlessly compatible with communication systems. Weighing approximately 1,500 grams in size M, the helmet strikes a balance between comfort and safety.

To cater to individual tastes, the AGV K3 is available in a range of fashionable colors, including white, matte black, matte green, red, matte grey, and various graphic options.

The new AGV K3 helmet is priced at EUR239.95 (RM1.2k).

LS2 has added a new sport-touring helmet called the Advant X Carbon to its collection. LS2’s products cater to riders worldwide with their vast helmet selection.

  • The brand offers low-cost alternatives, providing reasonably priced helmets with features often seen in premium versions, making safety accessible to all.
  • The Advant X Carbon is a premium-featured modular helmet with a flip chin bar that can move 180 degrees, making it ideal for both urban and open-road riding. 

The carbon fiber shell of the Advant X Carbon ensures light-weight build that decreases fatigue during extended rides, weighing approximately 1,550 grams, depending on size, with variance of about 50 grams. The helmet has received ECE R22.06 approval, which represents the most recent safety standard reassuring riders of its effectiveness.

The helmet has excellent external ventilation with two small air vents on the upper half of the helmet that allow fresh air to circulate effectively. A large air inlet is located on the chin bar, improving ventilation and providing a cool and pleasant ride.

The visor of the helmet is UV-protected, safeguarding the rider’s eyes from harmful sun rays, and comes with a scratch-resistant coating ensuring good visibility and durability, making it a reliable choice in different weather conditions. The visor is also compatible with a Pinlock film to provide anti-fog protection.

The Advant X Carbon incorporates a multi-density EPS liner that provides superior impact absorption. LS2 has designed the padding with laser-cut precision, ensuring a precise and comfortable fit for the rider. The padding is lined with a hypoallergenic treatment and is removable and washable to enhance hygiene and comfort over extended periods of use for the rider.

The newest touring helmet from LS2 comes with a steel micrometric quick-release clasp that ensures a secure and easy closure system. The chin guard features a strengthened strap that enables simple up and down adjustment. Additionally, the helmet has an emergency removal mechanism to ensure that in the event of an accident or emergency, medical personnel can remove the helmet quickly and propitiously.

The Advant X Carbon is a premium helmet that offers riders comfort, sophistication and safety. It further enhances LS2’s reputation as a reliable helmet manufacturer that offers quality, accessibility and unprecedented customer service.

Alpinestars, the renowned manufacturer of motorcycle gear and apparel, has recently unveiled its latest offering in racing helmets – the limited edition Supertech R10.

Designed and developed specifically for professional MotoGP athletes, this cutting-edge helmet combines speed, protection, and comfort to enhance the overall racing and sport riding experience.

The Supertech R10 features a range of innovative design elements aimed at maximizing performance. The helmet’s aerodynamic stability is achieved through a meticulous reduction of drag, ensuring optimal air management both inside and outside the helmet. The optimized chin bar design provides maximum protection for the collar bone, while also offering a lightweight and robust profile to safeguard the rider’s chin tip area.

Constructed with a multi-layer composite and advanced epoxy resin, the Supertech R10 achieves an ideal balance of strength, mechanical performance, and weight ratio. The external and internal materials are strategically designed to provide exceptional protection against both linear and oblique acceleration impacts. Furthermore, the shell’s lower profile is engineered to safeguard the rider’s collarbone in the event of a heavy impact.

Aerodynamic efficiency and stability are further enhanced by the race spoiler and winglets, which effectively reduce drag by 4.54%. The helmet boasts an impressive field of vision, with 220 degrees of lateral vision and 57 degrees of vertical vision. Additionally, the shield construction is equipped with pins for easy fixation of a Pinlock 120XLT – 100% Max Vision lens and tear-off films.

Safety remains a top priority, as the Supertech R10 is ECE22.06 homologated and features an Optical Class 1 shield. The shield mechanism incorporates metal lock levers to prevent unwanted detachment during impacts, while the tool-less quick release system allows for swift and effortless visor changes. The helmet’s chin vent, designed with laminated airflow, effectively prevents fogging and misting.

Inside the helmet, the EPS foam is intelligently distributed to provide precise impact absorption where needed most. The EPS is equipped with Alpinestars’ patented A-Head fitting height and angle adjustment system, allowing riders to customize the helmet’s fit to their exact preferences.

Alpinestars will release a limited launch edition of the Supertech R10 in a striking Carbon/Red Shadow colorway. Only 200 numbered helmets will be available for purchase on July 10th at With its exceptional performance and exclusive design, the Supertech R10 is set to become the pinnacle of Alpinestars racing helmets, capturing the hearts of professional riders and avid motorcycle enthusiasts alike.

Gracshaw, a brand of motorcycle helmets manufactured in Malaysia and owned by Double Site Marketing Sdn Bhd, has formally introduced its Japan Edition line.

  • The Japan Edition helmet is based on the Gennex G535 helmet range. 
  • A total of six design is up for grab with a recommended selling price of RM420. 

The Japanese-inspired version, which features six distinctive designs (Kurita, Tsuru, Japop, Tengu, Oda, and Karasu), debuted at the most recent Terengganu Bike Week 2023 and was met with a strong welcome from bike aficionados.

The well-known Gracshaw Gennex model’s open-face, double-visor helmets are offered as the Gracshaw Japan Edition. Every helmet comes with an exclusive backpack for protection and portability and has a recommended retail price of RM420.

According to Farizan bin Md Akir, Marketing Division, Double Site Marketing, the Japan Edition was designed in Penang and manufactured in Jitra, Kedah, making it a truly Malaysian product.

“This is the most unique and exciting range yet from Gracshaw and took almost eight months to develop from concept to production. At Gracshaw, we see the importance of always wearing a good and fitting helmet when riding. Although some people may complain that helmets are just a ‘legal requirement,’ we see them as so much more. Our vision is to offer headwear that combines quality, comfort, and style to cater to sophisticated and fashion-conscious riders,” he said.

The Gracshaw Japan Edition Helmet designs are developed in response to the demands of riders that favor expressing their unique traits and riding style. The three main components of the design are extensions of personality, displays of individuality, and style statements.

The final six designs, each featuring exciting Japanese elements, can be categorized into three main themes: intriguing folk tales, exciting pop culture, and historical chronicles.

Intriguing Folk Tales:

The Kurita (クリタ) draws inspiration from a well-known Japanese folktale and features a giant octopus as one of the sea monsters assigned to retrieve the holy object Princess Tamatori, a pearl diver, stole from the Palace of the Dragon King. The katana sword, the pearl, the waves, and the flowers are additional design components.

One of the rarest cranes in the world, the red-crowned crane, is included in the Tsuru 鶴 (つる) design. It is commonly viewed as a sign of fortune, sturdiness, and faithfulness. This crane, known as the tanchzuru in Japan, is supposed to have a lifespan of up to a thousand years. According to the legend of Tsuru no Ongaeshi (the crane returning a favor), cranes are thought to bestow favors in exchange for deeds of sacrifice.

POP Culture:

The anime and manga-inspired Japop (ジャポップ) design will appeal to those who were raised on Japanese popular art. This is sure to spark a conversation because of the creative way traditional components like fish and animals have been combined with dinosaurs and the well-known manga character Astro Boy.

The Tengu 天狗 (てんぐ) design, on the other hand, will appeal to individuals who favor a more enigmatic concept. The Tengu, a cunning supernatural creature with extraordinary wind-controlling abilities from Japanese folklore, is the primary character. The Tengu is not someone to tangle with since he can wreak chaos with his red visage, long nose, robes, and wings.

Historical Chronicles:

Nobunaga Oda, a courageous Japanese warlord from the Sengoku era, is honored with the Oda 織田 (おだ) design. He was the formidable leader of the Oda clan who successfully united Japan in the 1560s by waging war on other feudal lords. The victory of Oda over an army ten times the size of his own at the Battle of Okehazama is recognized as one of the most important turning moments in Japanese history. A katana-wielding Oda with a menacing mask, his figure on a horse against a rising sun, and the spider lily are prominent design motifs.

Last but not least, the Karasu (カラス) design incorporates ninja-related weaponry such as the shuriken, kunai, and kusarigama. Tokugawa Ieyasu, a shogun who later ruled a united Japan, is said to have been saved from death by the legendary ninja Hattori Hanzo, who distinguished himself during his distinguished service to the Tokugawa clan. Hanzo led a group of 200 ninja warriors and was said to possess a number of mystical powers that rendered him invulnerable.

Gracshaw Japanese Edition helmets can be purchased online at, the Gracshaw Official Store on Shopee, and through its Facebook page

For more information on Gracshaw’s complete portfolio of products and the list of dealers, you may visit

HJC Helmets has collaborated with DC Comics once again to produce a new graphic for its RPHA 11 Pro Series lineup, this time featuring the infamous Batman villain, Two-Face. 

  • RPHA 11 Pro comes with a HJ-26 shield that offers 95% UVA and UVB protection.
  • The RPHA 11 Pro helmet is available in sizes ranging from XS to 2XL.

The RPHA 11 Pro helmet was originally created by HJC for the racetrack and is now a solid option for a sport full-face helmet that meets DOT and ECE 22.05 standards. Its shell is built with Premium Integrated Matrix (PIM) construction, which combines carbon and carbon-glass hybrid fabrics to create a lightweight, comfortable, and shock-resistant helmet.

The RPHA 11 Pro comes with a HJ-26 shield that offers 95% UVA and UVB protection, tear-off posts, and a dark smoke tinted shield. The removable interior features glasses grooves, MultiCool fabric with Polygiene antibacterial treatment, and is both moisture-wicking and quick-drying.

HJC’s MotoGP-derived ventilation channels, Emergency Kit cheek pads, and Rapid Fire shield replacement system are all standard on the RPHA 11 Pro. Additionally, all interior and exterior parts are replaceable, including the exterior vents, chin curtain, breath deflector, gear plate set, cheek pads, and headliner, as well as the shields.

The RPHA 11 Pro helmet is available in sizes ranging from XS to 2XL. The pricing for the Two-Face graphic in the US is $629.99 (RM2.7k). While HJC helmets are sold worldwide, not all graphics may be available in all markets. Interested buyers are advised to contact their local authorized HJC retailer for pricing and availability.

German helmet specialist Schuberth has announced the release of its latest flagship helmet, the C5 Carbon.

  • The helmet’s shell is entirely made of carbon fiber, making it 200 grams lighter than the standard version.
  • Shuberth plans to release only a limited number of the C5 each year. 

The C5 Carbon is packed with cutting-edge technology, created by experts from the Schuberth Performance division who specialize in Formula 1 helmets. The helmet has dual P/J certification and satisfies the latest ECE 22.06 standard, making it suitable for both full-face and open-face riding while meeting safety standards.


Schuberth’s C5 Carbon is designed with multiple layers of laminated carbon, similar to F1 helmets. That said the helmet is durable and is incredibly lightweight, making it ideal for long-distance rides. 


The helmet is available in seven sizes, ranging from XS to XXXL, ensuring a comfortable and snug fit for every rider.

The premium product comes with a hefty price tag of EUR1,499 (RM7,438), reflecting the helmet’s high-quality materials, manufacturing procedures, and exclusivity. 

Schuberth plans to produce a limited number of C5 Carbons every year, making it a rare and exclusive purchase for motorcycle enthusiasts.

The C5 Carbon is a highly desirable helmet for many riders, with its seal to prevent wind noise, lightweight design, and cutting-edge technology. The helmet is now available for purchase at Schuberth dealerships across Malaysia.

SHOEI has introduced its latest model of full-face helmet, the NXR 2, which is the lightest and most compact ECE 22.06 homologation approved helmet in their lineup.

  • The NXR 2 is the lightest helmet in Shoei’s range. 
  • The new all-rounder helmet meets the latest ECE22.06 standard. 

The NXR 2 has been developed and refined by a team of world-class designers and engineers who utilized their state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility and industry-leading quality assurance practices to push the limits of resources and technologies.

The NXR 2’s aerodynamics have been improved with a compact shell shape featuring an integrated spoiler, strategically-shaped air intake and exhaust vents that streamline the overall profile, and significant reductions in upward lift and forward drag forces. 

The helmet has also been designed with advanced noise reduction technology, including vortex generators on the shield’s sides to reduce wind turbulence and an all-new, airtight window beading that provides a wind and waterproof seal. The NXR 2 provides an incredibly quiet riding experience without blocking the road’s informative sounds.

SHOEI has optimized the helmet’s ventilation system to provide the perfect balance between airflow and silence. The center/forehead vent is equipped with an additional air intake hole for greater airflow, and the upper air intake holes have been enlarged for optimal performance. The NXR 2 features six air intake vents and four exhaust outlets, including a large 3-position lower vent shutter for ease of use with riding gloves.

The NXR 2 also boasts a CWR-F2 shield system that protects from 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays and is 10% larger than previous models for improved lateral vision. The shield system includes an all-new conveniently located center locking mechanism that evenly distributes shield forces across both base plates, making shield changes quicker and smoother. 

The shield adjuster mechanism provides easier, more precise tuning, and the redesigned base plate gear has an all-new “first position” shield opening feature for advanced venting and defogging. SHOEI’s patented spring-loaded technology ensures a wind and waterproof seal, and an all-new airtight window beading reduces wind and water intrusion. The helmet also features SHOEI’s Emergency Quick Release System (E.Q.R.S.) security system.

The NXR 2 is available in a range of plain and graphic colors, with pricing starting at RM2,400 for plain colors and going up to RM2,980 for the MM93 Collection Rush and MM93 Retro-Ring. 

Only in Malaysia is someone willing to pay a huge sum of money for things that were relatively cheap a few years ago. 

For example, a new-old-stock (NOS) Yamaha RX-Z two-stroke motorcycle could cost more than RM30,000. A few years ago, someone allegedly paid RM70,000 for the bike, making it one of the most sought models today.

However, the ludicrous price tag involved not only motorcycles but also helmets. 

A few days ago, a seller on Facebook managed to sell the Shoei J-Force 2 Jack Yellow for an insane RM86,000

While some might think that the price tag is absurd, according to the post, the sale was legit. The buyer – who is a lady – paid the amount in cash, which can be seen clearly in the shared photos. 

The question is, are you willing to spend that much for a motorcycle helmet?


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