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Schumacher's £6500 carbon Schuberth

The Schuberth prototype that became the SR1 race helmet

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Submitted by rgo on Thu, 26/04/2012 - 09:26

Michael Schumacher has played an important role in the development of Schuberth’s motorcycle helmets. When the Formula 1 legend retired from the sport in 2006 he started to become more actively involved in his second passion: motorcycle racing.

Through his close relationship with Schuberth, Schumacher approached the German helmet manufacturer with the need for a racing lid for his two-wheeled career change. The helmet firm used their carbon-fibre Race F1 helmet as the base for the project, and within months the Schuberth engineers quickly turned around this lightweight 900-gram helmet for the seven-time F1 champion.

The one-off racing helmet soon became the basis for the SR1, with Schumacher heavily involved in the development process, and with his attitude for perfection he gave Schuberth meticulous feedback.

The prototype was handed around a selection of journalists at the launch of the new Schuberth S2, the one thing that really stood out was how feather light the helmet was. By the way, the scuff at the back is from a tumble that Michael had at Cartagena in 2009.

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