Feel a bit like a racer when on your motorbike? BMW has introduced a new helmet uses utilises similar technology to Ralf Schumacher’s headgear.

Feel a bit like a racer when on your motorbike? BMW has introduced a new helmet that utilises similar technology to Ralf Schumacher’s headgear.

The SportIntegral helmet is a closed helmet with a chin piece. It has three-dimensionally shaped visor and a rear spoiler. The added spoilers are there to ensure reduced lift and directional stability.

A spoiler with air vents at the back, offering a vacuum air vent effect, is meant to optimise the motorcycle’s streamlining. An adjustable air vent around the rider’s forehead can control air throughput and a visor vent ensures that the visor cannot mist over.

It is made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic and has removable DuPont Coolmax interior padding, which can be washed. This material speeds up the evaporation process to help keep the rider’s head cool and dry.

“Tests in BMW’s wind tunnel proved that this is truly one of the quietest integral helmets available on the market,” said Pieter de Waal, general manager of BMW Motorrad South Africa.

The BMW Motorrad SportIntegral helmet is available in Titanium Silver metallic, Matt Black non-metallic, Marrakech Red, Alpine White and Avus Blue metallic. It sells for R3 550 and is available all BMW Motorrad dealerships.