Electrifying Motorcycle Helmet Innovation
Since the dawn of protective head-wear, the focus has been on increasing crash protection, improving aerodynamics, and lightening the weight of helmets. Akuma Helmets, based in San Antonio, Texas, has done something fresh with helmets-they have electrified them.
Just as The Beatles turned to Americans such as Little Richard, Carl Perkins and The Shirelles to inspire its trans-Atlantic sound, 45 years later Triumph motorcycles tapped the imaginations of Harley-Davidson and Henderson for the styling cues of its new Rocket III Touring. Walking up to a Rocket III Touring, one’s eyes are immediately drawn to the agriculturally mammoth three-cylinder motor. Mounted distinctively longitudinally in the frame, the powerplant inescapably brings the Henderson (and, later, Ace and Indian) fours to mind.