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Bell Helmets has launched its new Pro Star helmet which is said to feature the lightest and strongest shell ever, reinforced by ultra-thin TeXtreme carbon fibre materials.
Since 1954, Bell Helmets has been at the forefront of head protection in the world of motorsports. For 2016, Bell set out to reestablish its flagship model in the motorcycle market with the introduction of the Pro Star. It looked to reduce the weight of the shell by as much as possible and through incorporating TeXtreme managed a reduction of 21% without sacrificing any mechanical properties.
“For the new Pro Star we wanted to take shell technology to the next level and by using the TeXtreme we’ve managed to engineer our best shell ever, losing a fifth of the weight while still having the same high level of performance," said Bell Powersports vice-president Chris Sacket.
Grand Prix motorcycle racer Cameron Beaubier, winner of the 2015 Superbike title, is among the first adopters of the new Pro Star.