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.
Davida 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 standards.”
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”.