NHK Helmets launched in India
The 2017-founded Indonesian helmet maker NHK Helmets has now expanded to India. The business sponsors a large number of Moto2 and Moto3 athletes, and Remy Gardner and Tito Rabat, two former Moto2 world champions, have worn the company’s helmets in the past. Before the pandemic, these helmets were temporarily available in India, but sales ceased as a result of the need that all helmets supplied in India comply with ISI standards.
Now that NHK has returned with ISI certification, sales should start by the end of January or the middle of February. These helmets are imported and sold in India by 69 Designs, a company based in Chennai and owned by former racer Sarath Kumar.
Four variants will be available when the firm arrives in India, including the K5-R, which is the most cost-effective type and is built of polycarbonate; prices start at $4,999. This helmet will still offer luxury features including an anti-fog Pinlock lens, a double-d ring closure, and removable and washable liners despite its low entry price.
The GP-R Tech Street is the following design, and it is intended to look exactly like the GP-R Tech helmet that racers use. Its use of polycarbonate rather than fibreglass in its manufacturing allows it to be priced at $8,500. The fibreglass version costs about $32,000.
Both the GP-R Tech Street and Race helmets come in a variety of eye-catching graphics, including one created especially for Rajini Krishnan, the father of Indian motorsport. Rajini won his 11th National Racing title in 2022 at the age of 42, outdistancing numerous competitors half his age. He is also the first Indian cyclist whose replica helmet is offered for sale to the general public.
Every model comes in a variety of sizes, and the GP-R Tech helmet will also be offered in a specific kid’s size. The introduction of mini-moto racing for children in India starting in 2022 makes the timing ideal.
The fourth helmet is a carbon fibre GP-R Tech Race. There will only be 499 of them made in the entire world to commemorate Remy Gardner’s Moto2 World Championship victory in 2021. The company claims it intends to introduce more carbon fibre NHK helmets in the future. It costs about 36,000 inr.