French retro motorcycle helmet company Ruby has released a limited edition range of helmets to celebrate German motorcycle manufacturer BMW’s 90th anniversary.
The five helmets are available in retro open face Pavillon style, the Belvedere open-face scooter helmet with a pivoting full-face visor and Castel full-face retro MX style. All are numbered and prices range from $US980-$1450.
Ruby is not available in Australia, nor is it compliant with our design rules. However, they make great collectors’ items and would be an ideal present for the rider with everything.
They feature a slight ridge in the top which is inspired by mediaeval knights and they have a steel coat of arms logo on the forehead. The interior lining is made of super-soft lambskin and the fit is slim profile.
Ruby was started by Parisian designer Jerome Coste, a graduate of the Estienne School of Applied Arts in Paris.
In 1992 he moved to California to work with motocross equipment brand JT Racing and also designed clothing and accessories for the skateboard, BMW and mountain bike lifestyle.
However, his interest in retro motorcycle culture was sparked in 2001 by the Tokyo motorcycle custom scene.
Jerome started Ruby helmets in 2004 and the first helmet was released in 2007.
Ruby has recently added leather jackets to its products which also includes gloves and small leather goods such as wallets.