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SHARK Helmets release limited-edition 30 Year Anniversary Race-R Pro GP

Published: 02 September 2019

Updated: 02 September 2019

SHARK Helmets

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the brand, SHARK Helmets have launched three limited-edition colour options on their flagship racing model, the Race R Pro GP.

Now available in Red Carbon Black, Black Carbon Pearl, and White Carbon Black, just 663 of each colour will be made. All models will also feature the same distinctive aerodynamic spoiler as worn by the likes of Scott Redding and Johann Zarco.

Each colour's availability means a total run of 1989 helmets, which has been chosen to mark the #ride5000miles sponsor's date of birth. Available in UK dealers now, they have an RRP of £819.99.

Built following extensive testing

Built for the track, the widely recognisable shape of the GP helmet was designed as a result of state-of-the-art testing by SHARK’s Research and Development teams in close collaboration with MotoGP racers, using breakthrough CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technology to achieve the best possible aerodynamic efficiency at top speeds whilst minimising drag, vibration and maximising stability.

For optimal rider safety, there’s also a 'Quick Spoiler Safety System' which allows the ejection of the spoiler in the event of a fall to limit the effects of secondary shocks.

The shell is built with a next-generation Carbon On View and Aramid structure (COVA), offering increased resistance to both abrasion and compression, lightness to reduce muscle tension, as well as preventing delamination. The multi-density Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) provides increased shock absorption and optimal damping at each impact zone.

Featuring the same chin vent fitted with a removable variable airflow, anti-pollution filter, an ergonomic visor grip and – as on the Race-R Pro – a high-strength visor with Optical Class 1 rating and variable thickness. Inside, the helmet has two-tone 'Alveotech' lining fabric with a Sanitized treatment, which prevents the spread of bacteria.

There’s also a washable lining and new '3D morpho' cheek contours for maximum comfort and support. To reduce noise, the helmet has memory-shaped ear pads, wrap-around neck protection, as well as a dual-use anti-fog breath guard that blocks background noise.

For a premium finish, the Race-R Pro GP helmet features 'SHARK Racing Division' laser engraving on the visor mechanics and wrap-around neck protection, as well as a titanium-coated double-D ring strap with magnetic buckle.

Customers will receive the limited-edition helmet in an exclusively designed 'Racing Division' helmet box and official 'SHARK Racing Division' bag – used by SHARK-support racers including Jorge Lorenzo and Johann Zarco. Also included is a Dark Smoke tinted, anti-scratch and anti-fog visor and SHARK Helmets racing stickers. The new helmets have a special 30th-anniversary hologram on the back of the helmet, too.

To locate your nearest SHARK Helmets dealer, visit www.nevis.uk.com or call 01425 478936.

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