Will this strapless, rear access helmet change the market for ever?

In Motorcycle Gear, Motorcycle Safety by Julian32 Comments

VOZZ Helmet

Australian helmet manufacturer VOZZ have released images and  video of their ground breaking new helmet.

The new helmet uses a unique rear access method for riders to put it on, and once clipped shut, no straps are needed to secure it in place. According to Managing Director Mark Bryant the new design has been certified for use in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America.

The new design not only means it’s incredible quick to put on compared to a conventional design, but thanks to the innovative design, can be removed from the front by emergency crews without any movement to the riders neck following a crash, leaving the riders head cushioned by the rear of the shell and ready for transfer to a back board if required.

With smooth and flowing lines, the VOZZ apparently also has reduced wind noise and lift at high speeds and performs better in an accident thanks to the design that wraps round the entire skull rather than stopping with a flat bottom edge as with conventional designs.

VOZZ helmer red
VOZZ helmer red 2
VOZZ helmet 3

The helmet comes with a clear and a tinted quick release visor and the usual vents to keep your head cool.

At this stage there is no off-road model within the range, and given the snug fit around the chin, it’s difficult to see that the tech would not be a bit too cosy once you are puffing and panting in the rough stuff. But for the road boys and adventure monkeys, this may be the future. And it’s available now.

For the full SP on the helmet go to the VOZZ website

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VOZZ helmet in action

So what do you reckon? Is this a helmet you’d buy or does the technology seem too untried?

Or do you own one already? Let us know

Comments

  1. I like the look of it. If it reduces noise, comes in a size that fits and isnt heavier than my present helmet Id certainly give it a try. Like the concept and would welcome quick release design, always tics me having to remove my helmet when pitstopping for petrol.

  2. I would definitely use it. It is an advancement on all previous helmet styles . An improvement on safety.

    Can I have one in silver or black,please, delivered to Table View 7441 Cape Town South Africa.

    Just let me know more or less, what the price would be be.

    I am actually needing a new helmet right now.

    Great concept,great design and I am sure very comfortable.

    Yes, I’d use one for sure, technology must be good. Be very keen to try it out.

    1. Please advise once my comment has been moderated.

      Thanks Looking forward to that helmet. I think it is brilliant. Love to give it a try.

      Regards

      Brian

      1. Author

        Thanks for the input Brian – contact VOZZ through the link in the final part of the article or just Google them

        Let us know if you buy one!

        Julian

    2. Author

      As with the previous comment Brian, contact VOZZ direct for more details and availability

      Julian

  3. Looks good, will look at one of these later this year when my Shark is up for replacment.

    1. Author

      Hi Alan – I run a Shark too, but I think I need to start saving to afford one of these!

      If you buy one, let us know

      Julian

  4. Initially my thoughts would be would the hinges and the side securing clips stay working once grime and flies etc get accumulated? Of course you clean but some may be pushed inside and no access . Traditional type with a chin strap is my thing for sometime yet.

    1. Author

      Hi Malcolm

      We think that normal cleaning should prevent any issues, the clips are going to be pretty substantial, so a bluebottle or two is not going to defeat it!

      Julian

  5. would buy 1 if price is comparable to similar material and safety rated helmet

    1. Author

      Hi Andrew

      Price is on the high side, but the safety testing is obviously going to be essential

      Julian

  6. one more thing, make a dirt biking version of the helmet as well, I ride both dirt and street.

    1. Author

      We can’t see the close fit working for off-road – too hot and claustrophobic once you start working hard!

      Julian

  7. I like the idea, but would be concerned about adequate airflow to prevent visor fogging. No mention of anti-fog or Pinlock – that I’ve seen so far…

    1. Author

      All important factors Jim, but none too difficult to overcome for the manufacturers

      Julian

    1. Author

      Hi Terry

      We’re not sure on this – maybe email VOZZ to find out?

      Julian

    1. Author

      Hi Roy

      Not sure on SENA use – though it does seem important to certain sectors of the market

      Julian

  8. Heads are different Shapes and Sizes…. for example I cannot wear helmets from certain Manufacturers because they are uncomfortable and pinch – applying too much pressure to certain points on my head
    How are these differences accommodated ?

    1. Author

      Not sure on that Gordon, but you are right – I like some AGV helmet’s styling, but my head shape does not agree!

      Julian

  9. Looks like a.problem if you have long hair or a mullet style haircut !….not as quick to remove in an emergency if you need a screwdriver to remove the back portion.

    1. Author

      Hi Kenny

      Having a mullet is al;ways going to be a problem! It is slower to remove in emergency, but in the case of neck trauma, it does hold the head still.

      Julian

  10. Advantage not mentioned: much less likely to ride off with helmet unfastned as chances are it’ll fall off

    1. Author

      Very true Ken – there’s a campaign in Bristol to get young riders to do that after the tragic death of a moped rider. Have a look at the ‘Clip up for Conor’ FB site

      Julian

  11. I would like to give it a try out before endorsing it but it does looke like an innovative design. The first real new design of a motorcycle helmet since the flip up.

    1. Author

      Hi Kari – both are good additions, but adding the internal sun visor could be tricky!

      Julian

  12. I’m a professional licensed engineer and a BMW motorcycle rider. I’d like to further review your design, consider communication hardware to be pre-installed with universal connection points. Are you offering pre-sales, or consumer product testing.

    1. Author

      Hi Chris
      I think you might be missing the point here. This is a blog post reporting on a product released by a company in Australia. If you want to contact them to review the design, please feel free – we are not making, selling or endorsing this helmet, just reporting on it’e existence!
      We do however run exceptional motorcycle tours – please have a look at our destinations and if you fancy a truly epic experience, book up!
      Julian

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