In a press release issued Friday, the Sweden-based company said the helmet, which is slated to be sold in the spring of 2016, was developed as part of Bell’s effort to “reestablish its flagship model in the motorcycle market.” By assimilating the TeXtreme carbon fiber, the company was able to reduce the weight of the helmet’s shell by 21 percent.
“For the new Pro Star we wanted to take shell technology to the next level and by using the ultra-thin TeXtreme carbon fiber material we managed to engineer our best shell ever,” said Bell Powersports VP Chris Sacket. “The unique characteristics of the TeXtreme material enabled us to reduce one-fifth of the weight and still have the same high level of performance.”
TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fiber is quite popular in the sporting world, having been used for products related to NASCAR, IndyCar, the 24 Hours of Le Mans race compeitions, as well as hockey, golf, and tennis equipment. A number of companies involved with aerospace and industrial applications also use the technology.
“The Pro Star helmet is another outstanding reference for what value the TeXtreme Technology brings,” said Andreas Martsman, VP Marketing & Sales of Oxeon AB, the company that owns the TeXtreme brand.
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