Schuberth E1, New Adventure Helmet !

The Schuberth E1, due to go on sale in spring 2016 for £499.99-£539.99, is a step forward for adventure riders. It’s designed to combine the ventilation and peak of an off-road lid with the comfort and versatility of a road-biased flip-front. The chin section is easily unlocked and flipped up along with the visor and peak, while the lid includes an 80% tint drop-down sun visor.

Developed in a wind tunnel, the Schuberth is claimed to be stable and quiet at high speed without lifting or weaving, and with no influence from the peak. The helmet can be worn with or without the visor or the peak, making this a truly versatile design that can also accommodate your own protective eyewear if preferred.

Schuberth says that a complex system of ventilation ducts, along with three independently controlled openings, allows for optimum air circulation and the prevention of fogging (though a Pin Lock visor insert is included). A large additional chin vent is filtered for dusty riding conditions.

The shell is a fibre glass-reinforced thermosetting matrix, with two sizes covering the internal range of XS to XXXL. The anti-bacterial, breathable lining is removable and washable, with various sizes of cheek pads available. Two antenna are also fitted, ready for the optional Schuberth Bluetooth comms system. Visors will be available in seven different colours, with the sunshield offered in five different specs.