From the days when helmets weren't littered with energy drink sponsorship and designs didn't look cluttered and complicated
The helmet catalogue of time reveals a selection of interestingly simple, effective and creative schemes that had a greater impact on rider recognition. The designs provided an identity for the racers and an opportunity for individuality to shine through, in comparison the modern era is a mismatch of colours congregating on the top of helmets.
With this in mind cycle through an exhibition of the iconic and memorable Grand Prix helmet designs from the past.
Wot? No Joey Dunlop!!!!
Come on Robin.
Posted: 15/07/2010 at 19:41
Posted: 16/07/2010 at 01:38
Posted: 16/07/2010 at 09:22
Wtf kind of a lynch mob is this?!
In my defense: If I'm not mistaken Joey wasn't a GP racer and in my opinion Rossi can't be excused for the polluted mess that is on his current lid. There are loads of other people who should have been on that list like Rainey and Gardner, but they were left out for, what I consider, to be more interesting designs.
Posted: 16/07/2010 at 09:26
Agreed Joey Dunlop's should be here.
I also think the 92' Wayne Rainey was a timeless design and that bright marlboro orange just made it stand out so much more against all those retro designs.
And the best Rossi lid ever made in my opinion was his 2005 winter test with only 3 colours and the asymetrical design.
And my favourite helmet design ever has to be the white Scott Russell...
Posted: 16/07/2010 at 11:10
Posted: 19/07/2010 at 11:18
Posted: 20/07/2010 at 18:37
Posted: 12/08/2012 at 19:09
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