First deliveries to customers are expected later this year.
While the company has only produced a half helmet with American DOT certification, they plan to also produce open-face, full-face and modular helmets.
Co-founder of the New York company, Donald Devito, says they have seven patents pending and are seeking European patents so they can develop the other helmet styles as half helmets are not permitted under European rules.
“We’ve received a lot of interest in the USA and from all over the globe and have been the official helmet of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the last three years,” he says.
“We’re doing a pretty good job for a young company.”
KIRSH Helmets has also employed 35-year Harley-Davidson Motor Company veteran Steve Piehl to consult on the motorcycle industry.
“I have ridden all over the world and have worn every type of helmet,” Steve says.
“When I put on a KIRSH half helmet, it fits tighter and doesn’t lift on the highway. When you turn your head you also don’t get that pull.