As seasoned bikers will tell you, hitting the open road (figuratively, that is) on two wheels is an exhilarating experience. Against that, parting ways with said two wheels and taking a tumble most definitely isn’t. In the er… unlikely event of something going awry, Shoei’s new Neotec Borealis helmet does a pretty good job of protecting your most precious asset.
Here’s why. A five-ply shock-absorbent fibre shell with AIM composite fibre layers makes it light but strong, extra protection coming from a dual EPS liner with different densities. According to the manufacturer, no compromise was made in the shell structure to accommodate the integrated sun visor, which complies with recognised sunglass standards, offering 98 per cent UV blocking. Airflow is improved by multiple air inlets and outlets, with specially designed “vortex generators”, and the helmet’s neon-yellow colour boosts the rider’s visibility – and hence his safety. Price: about R8 300. Contact AMP on 011-259 7751 or visit www.ampsa.co.za