Airoh presented at the Intermot motorcycle exhibition in Germany, their latest helmet the ST 701. The ST 701 is an integral, full face, helmet with some interesting features.
First of all, in the chin is an air vent that can be opened. So far, nothing new. But in this case, the air vent can be opened at 2 different levels; totally open, allowing for air to circulate throughout the helmet, and half open, that makes the air circulate only into the visor through special vents. This way you can blow away any fog during those cold days when you don’t want too much cold air on your head.
The same applies to the rear air vent, that has several positions for the air extraction.
The ST 701 has the Airoh quick & safe release system in case of an accident. If you have crashed, paramedics need to take care removing a helmet since the removable movements can cause permanent damage to your neck. Remember that a helmet should be fitted tight. So you can imagine removing a helmet from someone’s head can be a struggle.
The quick release system involves pulling the red tab, that releases the cheek padding. With the cheek padding gone, you can simply pull out the helmet since there is no more pressure to the head or neck.
Several color exist already for this helmet. However, the helmet is brand new and has not received DOT homologation, and has only just passed CE certification.
Airoh are working on bring it to the North American market.