Davida, the British retro helmet brand, is set to produce its first ever full-faced helmet, which was introduced at the EICMA trade fair in Milan this week.
The Merseyside company has been a brand of choice for hipster bikers in recent years, offering leather-lined, hand made open faced lids in a wide range of plain and wacky colours.
Called the Koura, the new helmet has been designed in conjunction with experienced Italian helmet designers and cashes in on the current trend for classic full-faced helmets like the Bell Bullitt and Biltwell Gringo.
Based on the shell of the Davida’s existing open faced Speedster model, the Koura is a unique looking design with elements that hark back to early full faced helmets of the 1970s and have a hint of Simpson’s iconic Bandit lid thrown in for good measure.
Davida have given the new helmet, which will retail from £435, a high specification. The shell is constructed from GPR composite material and is certified to the ECR-05 standard, while high rollers will also be able to specify a carbon fibre version.
The Wirral based company say that the 3mm visor delivers ‘F1 performance’ and that the standard, washable, fabric liner can be interchanged with a leather alternative.
Six sizes are available, using two different shells, and the model is being launched with 20 colour options.
Talking about the new helmet, Davida MD, David Fiddaman said: “Achieving road safety standards is the start of our design process, it’s not the finishing line. We always work to extend the design boundaries above and beyond what you would conventionally find. Introducing a full-face helmet marks a new era for us. The Koura delivers everything you’d demand from a high-performance motorcycle helmet together with the level of quality and integrity Davida helmets are known for: compact and close fitting, exceptional ergonomics, high quality paintwork, supremely luxurious interiors; and unrivalled fit and product longevity. It’s beautiful, yet aggressive, and we’re very proud to launch it.”
Visit www.davida-helmets.com for further information.