I have had several motorcycle helmets this year to test out. One of the best, though, was the Shark Race-R Pro Carbon. The original Shark Race-R Pro, release in 2011-2012, was Shark’s range topper. The Race-R Pro Carbon is the latest version and is basically the same, but with a lot more carbon-fiber – hence the name.
The extra carbon also means it is lighter (1370 grams) for the helmet with the medium sized shell.
Other features include a bamboo interior fabric, which is naturally anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic and makes the helmet super-quiet, plus one of the thickest anti-scratch visors on the market (4.25mm in the middle) – great for protection from killer bees without sacrificing vision.
There’s also four air scoops, seven extractors, Bluetooth capability, a magnetic chin strap, interchangeable cheekpads, a neck roll with neoprene sections for water resistance, a chin curtain and an attachable breath guard.
The Shark Race-R Pro was designed for Shark’s top racers in MotoGP, WSBK and Moto2, such as Randy de Puniet. So it can’t be too bad.