Racing helmets are one of those things that require a little in the way of exotic paint, with most open-cockpit racing formulas the only part of the driver that’s visible outside the car is the driver’s helmet, which means that a lick of unique helmet paint is the only way for a driver to stand out from his competitors on the track.
Chemical Candy is a custom paint garage run by a talented guy called Scott, he’s worked on a number of high-profile projects including a bike for the Biker Build Off …
The helmet designs from French company Roof are nothing if not unique, the Boxer V8 is a full-face helmet with a flip-up front that swivels around to the rear, allowing the wearer to choose between 3/4 face or full depending on weather and riding conditions.
The Life Helmet Co. doesn’t exist anymore, by the look of this advertisement they were a mid-level motorcycle helmet manufacturer in the 1970s who built “full face, plain or fancy” lids.
Torc Helmets produce some of the most interesting production lids you’ll find anywhere, this is their Grey Union Jack lid, it’s an understated version of the classic bright red and blue Union Jack lid and we like it.
We featured the new Ruby full face Castel helmets a couple of months ago, since then we’ve grown even more fond of them.
The new Castel Helmet by Ruby is one of the most beautiful 3 dimensional objects we’ve featured in some time here on Silodrome.
Death Spray Customs is a design and creative house specialising in motorcycle and bicycle work with a heavy emphasis on stunning paint jobs.
The el Fuerte is the latest lid from the team at Biltwell, it’s the DOT approved new model in their line up and it replaces the Hustler 3/4 face helmet that has itself become ubiquitous in the custom motorcycle scene over the past few years.
Tucano Urbano are a quiet company that comes out with well designed and quite appealing gear, this helmet is a good example of their work and is the sort of lid you could wear on anything from a 50cc Vespa to a Harley Cafe Racer and not look at all out of place.
Last month we began talking to Icon Motosports and Old School Helmets about a unique new project, we wanted to take steps to solve a dilemma facing safety conscious, vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. Specifically, the fact that it’s currently impossible to buy a retro full face helmet that passes any international helmet certification standard.
Blauer isn’t a helmet brand you encounter all that often outside of Europe, they make great lids though and tend towards the use of more advanced materials in their construction.