Women riders no longer have to wear helmets designed for a mans head. The new Harley-Davidson MotorClothes Skyline Helmet Series is specially designed for a womans head contours and hair styles for better comfort, fit and safety.
Unlike womens specific jackets, gloves and boots, the helmet was long assumed to be a unisex item until research revealed that women have other ergonomic needs. In an industry first, Harley-Davidson Skyline helmet series offers a customized fit that a woman can control.
“We started hosting helmet seminars at dealerships, and women told us they often have to fit the helmet over more hair than man, which can leave the helmet sitting too high on the head, resulting in poor fit,” says Matt Thompson, Harley-Davidson Category Manager of Riding Gear, Leathers and Outerwear. “We determined that a womans helmet needs to be more adjustable both front-to-back and side-to-side.”
The result is the new Skyline helmet series. It features:
– a shell and liner that is 10 mm deeper than the standard helmet dimensions, allowing it to fit more comfortably on a womans forehead and the back of her head
– an interchangeable inner liner side panel keeps the helmet from being too loose on the sides. The panels, sold separately, simply slide and snap into the helmet liner in place of the side panels that come with the helmet
– its available in seven different thickness sizes which can be fitted with thin pieces of foam for a customized fit, and
– an anti-static comfort liner to reduce “helmet hair” that often results after removing a helmet, and a “pony tail notch” to provide extra room through a special cut-out section in the back
“Customized helmet fit also is a primary consideration for all riders,” adds Thompson. “Correct fit is necessary in order for a helmet to function properly. Now, women riders can customize this important piece of head gear to their unique needs, not only for a more comfortable fit, but for ideal performance as well.”