DOT approved Speedster v3 to launch at New York IMS
known British specialist motorcycle helmet manufacturer Davida released
an updated road-legal version of their Speedster helmet at INTERMOT in
Cologne in October.
As one of the few helmets available of any kind
with dual European and U.S. DOT approvals, never mind one that hits the
Cafe Racer style open-face sweet-spot, the Speedster v3 is bound to be
just as big a hit as it was at INTERMOT, when distributor 9MC
(Greenville, South Carolina) gives the Speedster v3 its North American
debut at the New York International Motorcycle Show (Javit Center,
December 9 - 11, 2016) in two weeks’ time.
Dual marked with ECE
R22-05 & DOT FMVSS No 218, the new Speedster v3 retains all the
features of Davida’s original Speedster helmet, with the same low
profile shell shape and an improved traditional leather lined interior,
which can now be removed for cleaning or replacement. Replacement
leather liners are available in black, brown or nut-brown colors.
MD David Fiddaman says: “The technical team at Davida UK has put all of
its 40 years manufacturing experience into our latest road-legal
helmet, the Speedster v3. We are very excited to be working with vintage
revival specialists 9MC to be launching this new product at the New
York International Motorcycle Show in December.
“We have greatly
advanced the way we manufacture GRP composite helmet shells in order to
retain the same low profile shape, so that the Speedster v3 now
satisfies the demands of the highest modern ECE R22-05 & DOT safety
The Speedster v3 features 3 shell sizes that allow 6
helmet sizes from XS (54) to XXL (61), in a traditional low profile GRP
composite shell with polystyrene shock absorption liner, removable and
replaceable full leather lined interior and optional studs for fitting
visors and peaks.
Fiddaman says that the new version “fulfils our
long-held ambition to produce a dual approval road-legal version of the
Speedster. As an open-face style helmet that is highly evocative of the
1970s, with 26 years of heritage already behind it, we are confident
that the Speedster v3 will be a winner for dealers looking for a helmet
design that combines authentic vintage styling with cutting-edge
contemporary materials and features.
Founded in 1975, Davida UK is an
ISO 9001 accredited company that is the sole manufacturer of certified
helmets in the UK. Every single Davida helmet is still hand-made at
their factory near Liverpool, England, “using time-honored manufacturing
techniques and craftsmanship”.