French motorcycle helmet company Roof is releasing a new helmet, the RO200 Carbon, which is expected to be the lightest full-face helmet in the world.
At just 1090g, it beats the previous lightest helmet, the Nolan-made X-Lite X-803 Ultra Carbon at 1249g.
Light helmets reduce fatigure, especially on a long ride.
The 1090g weight figure is for their small shell size to fit XS to M sized heads, while their ML to XXL helmets weigh 1150g which is still lighter than the X-Lite.
Roof helmets have been around since 1993 and have ECE22.05 certification, so they are legal here.
They are imported to Australia through Cassons, now owned by Motorcycle Holdings which also owns TeamMoto dealerships.
There is no word yet from Cassons about price and arrival.
In Europe they start at €699 (about $A1130), depending on colour and graphics.
Features include UV and anti-scratch visor with Pinlock anti-fog insert, removable and adjustable lining, intercom compatible, glasses channels, six air intakes and two extractors, and a double-D ring chin strap clasp.
Despite its light weight, Roof says the helmet is suitable for race-standard protection with “advanced technologies and innovative solutions” including “Evolutive EPS protection with five densities”.
They claim the face aperture provides 210° of horizontal vision and 100° vertical.