Every motorcycle helmet seems to have a retro model after the recent Arai Rapide Neo and now the Shoei Glamster road helmet.
Shoei already has the Ex-Zero which is more of a retro adventure helmet.
While the Glamster is a handsome looking helmet and has all the usual Shoei hi-tech, quality finish and protection, the name is perhaps one of the lamest we’ve ever heard.
It’s as cringe-worthy as the hipster video to announce the helmet’s release.
It shows riders on neo-retro BMW and Ducati scramblers heading to the beach for some racing with their hipster friends before heading home.
Shoei Helmets Australia brand manager Damien Irwin says the Glamster is due to arrive in solid colours in March and graphics in April.
There are no Aussie prices yet, but they cost £399.99 in the UK (about $A760) for a choice of eight plain colours while the graphic Resurrection is £499.99 (about $A950).
Glamster will come in three shell sizes for five head sizes from XS-XXL.
Inspired by ’70 and ‘80s race helmets, it uses modern material and production techniques.
It has an AIM built outer shell with organic fibre and multi-composite fibre in various layers for shock-absorption and rigidity.
The interior liner is removable and washable. It is made from multi-density EPS with different densities to protect different parts of the rider’s head.
The visor is Pinlock ready with three-position adjustment and a wide aperture.
Ventilation is provided by air inlets in the chin and forehead and exhaust outlets at the rear.
By the way, some people pronounce Shoei as “shoe-ee”, others say “showy”, while the Japanese say “show eye”.