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Helmet art

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by scooter, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. A few examples of some radical helmet art, seems to be bigger in Europe/Uk and not so popular here in Oz.

    Clicky :)
  2. I think Slugslie uses that Star Wars one as his avatar, but the others are pretty gross!
  3. i like them, pulling up next to a cager with one of those to tell them off for cutting you off would be good for the intimidation factor :D

    no prices though :(
  4. Interesting to note they all use the same helmet... can't remember the exact name of it but it's the same one that the Stig uses in Top Gear. :D
  5. as far as helmet art goes i would consider those to be average at best, there is alot better out there.
  6. Reminds me of a type of Simpson helmet.
  7. I saw them for sale at Revolution Race Gear in Mitcham, a number of years ago. I think they were intended for motor car track use.
  8. Definitley looks like a Simpson (not sure if it's Bart or Homer) I think you'll find Revolutions do still sell them, and, yes, they are a "track only helmet" They are very popular with the motorsports fraternity and especially speedway drivers, though why I don't know.

    I think you might have some explaining to do if Mr Plod pulls you over while you are wearing one on the road.
  9. That's right... it's a Simpson 'Bandit' helmet (i think). They have their heritage in the European streetfighter scene (no idea why). Supposedly there were a huge amount that were sent over here for ADR approval about a year ago now.
  10. I think the larger jaw area lends itself to paint work, especially dentition.
  11. Helmet art has been around in "car" racing in Australia for a few years. Several people advertise their work in various motorsport publications.

    You have to be careful to use paints that wont affect the plastic shell of the helmet.

    I don't think too many "bike" racers will go for it, after all one good fall and a $700 helmet gets junked by a few scratches, not forgeting the painting costs.