Premier launch VYRUS and confirm 5-year warranty on all helmets from 2018
Brand new from Premier for 2018, this full-face helmet is for “all those who love long-distance travel but also like to experience the pleasure and spirit of sports riding. High quality for high performance - the result of research by the Premier R&D Department”.
Called VYRUS, it boasts a “cutting edge design and offers maximum aerodynamic performance without compromising comfort. Thanks to our detailed study of aerodynamics, VYRUS is as noiseless as it is possible to get – ultra quiet – making it ideal for both touring and sports use”.
Made from a thermo-plastic material that is highly resistant to impact, with the ability to dissipate the energy resulting from any kind of impact, the inner shell is moulded in variable density EPS to ensure maximum protection and absorption. The interior is available in two different sizes.
The ventilation system involves three adjustable air vents (one on the chin and two on the upper shell) with fresh air channelled around the inside before exiting via the adjustable rear extractor, allowing internal climate (temperature) tuning.
VYRUS comes complete with an accessory that is said to increase safety margins during long trips in the sun - the dark scratch-proof internal sun shield eliminates the need for sunglasses, but can easily be disabled when entering a tunnel thanks to an ergonomic lever located on the lower left edge of the external shell.
The visor can be replaced and adjusted without the use of tools. Injection-moulded in transparent polycarbonate, it is 2.2 mm thick, anti-scratch treated and suitable for use with the Pinlock anti-fogging system - a Pinlock lens is provided as standard. It has an external housing through which the cables for Bluetooth technology can be routed.
As with all Premier helmets, the interior is in sanitised-treated, anti-allergenic fabric and fully removable and washable, while the strap features a rapid-release fastener for micrometric adjustment. A removable wind stop and nose guard are included as standard. VYRUS is homologated according to current standard ECE 22-05.
As of January 2018, Premier says all its helmets “will benefit from another important new feature, with helmet warranty valid for a period of 5 years following purchase, subject to registration on the Premier website”.