Icon have come up with a new full-face helmet to add to the existing Airmada and Variant, and they’ve taken influences from motocross helmets and the bubble visors of the Seventies, and applied them to modern helmet technology.
It has a polycarbonate shell with a large chin vent, twin forehead vents and dual ‘exhaust’ vents at the rear to prevent misting, a removable and washable lining, a neckroll that improves aerodynamics and reduces drag and, therefore, fatigue. Inside there are pockets for Bluetooth speakers and a drop-down visor.
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The most striking feature though is the long ‘Fliteshield’ visor that not only covers the eye aperture, but also extends down the chin bar – it’s not so obvious with a clear visor, but with a tinted (or, even better, mirrored or iridium) visor the effect is, frankly, stunning!
Available in sizes XS-3XL, it costs £199 for the solid colours, £228 for the more elaborate colour schemes or £248 for the top-of-the-range ‘Good Fortune’ model, and you can get one from anywhere that stocks the Icon range – check out www.partseurope.eu for your nearest place.