Airoh GP500 Integral helmet
|THE TEST RESULT|
Test report: Airoh GP500 Integralhelm
Functionality and security
Safety plays a very important role in a motorcycle helmet and this model of an integral helmet also offers the advantages of the racing experience. With a weight of about 1,300 grams it appears very light, but is very stable and flexible when the head is protected. The Airoh GP500 integral helmet comes straight from the racetrack in its basic features and the experiences collected there are implemented in the series here.
It is a modern racing helmet, which is just as suitable for normal operation as for sporty driving. For all functions, the test shows the corresponding certificates of the usual safety certificates.
The striking of the outer shell
The outer shells of the Airoh integral helmets are manufactured by hand and therefore the product quality is subject to the highest standards. The outer shell is produced as a carbon kevlar compound in polycarbonate technology and this creates the necessary active and passive safety of this helmet from the brand manufacturer Airoh. Racing drivers also rely on this brand and this also applies to the series helmet. The test showed a very good technical strength of this good mix of the different materials and in detail this helmet also shows very innovative ideas which have been implemented here.
The shape of this model of an integral helmet was developed in the wind tunnel. The rear-mounted spoiler is not only a fashionable trademark, but over this striking point, the traveling windmill flows without any noise and creates a secure pressure on the user’s head. The technical values given by the manufacturer here can be confirmed in a practical test and this aerodynamics provides a positive relief.
Also the very well-designed ventilation system is a truly recognizable detail that has proven to be very functional in the test. Ten openings have been created to really get a helmet, which does not fog from the inside and so the visibility in the visor is tarnished. Six of these openings are even manually adjustable and thus individually adjustable, which results in comfortable wear in combination with the pleasant upholstery. The insulation factor is high and it is pleasantly safe.
Automatic visor adjustment
The self-adjusting visor mechanism ensures optimum visibility and the helmet closes automatically when driving at high speed. This results in an air-tight closure without gap dimensions and this produced no wind noises as a result.The quality of the visor also leaves nothing to be desired and the 100% Max Vision with an innovation, the system Antifog Airoh FS always ensures a clear view.
Security also with the buckle
In the test, it was also important that you get this helmet quickly from the head with a quick release system. The manufacturer has developed a new locking button, in which the eccentric pins are optimally aligned. The visor has also been integrated into this quick-opening system and thus this helmet has a tear-off tear-off.
Care and Maintenance
The outer shell was easily cleaned in the test and this helmet owes a particularly good surface. The completely removable inner pad, which is also anatomically shaped, is one of the new innovations. These pads can even be washed and produce active safety over the good dimensions. Particularly striking are the individually removable cushions of the cheek part, which were positively noticed in the test as an emergency system. This makes the helmet easy to remove.
The result of the test is a very distinctive helmet, which has its home in racing. Here, the manufacturer has gained his experience and has taken over the series production with this model of an integral helmet. This is reflected in every good detail and this gives this truly convincing overall performance of a really powerful helmet that offers a lot of safety and has many details that enhance the comfort. This helmet is recommended and also its optics plays a large part in the good overall assessment.