Let’s face it, not everyone can be good enough of a rider to be able to race at the MotoGP (We know, tough pill to swallow) BUT what if we told you that you can at the very least look like one? NHK Philippines is finally bringing the Karel Abraham replica helmet to the Philippines and MotoArena was lucky enough to get a good look of the limited edition helmet. Can we just say, we are already jealous of the riders who will get a hold of this rare find!
We don’t want to state the obvious but the Karel Abraham replica helmet is NHK’s collaboration with Czech motorcycle racer Karel Abraham. The 28 year old rider from the Angel Nieto team was part of the Top 20 riders in the MotoGP World Championship last year. The Karel Abraham replica helmet comes in electric blue complemented with fluorescent yellow accents. True to its name, it looks exactly like the one Abraham is using for the ongoing MotoGP season. It has a smooth glossy finish that resists fingerprints and dust well. Its rigid shell shows a graphic of a bullet on its right side and a grenade on the left face truly making it far from boring. Some may call it “loud”, but we say it just comes with a lot of personality. Its sun visor is scratch resistant and it is even upgraded with UV protection. With the XL weighing only 1.65 kilograms, we think that it’s what you should be calling dibs on for those long rides because lightweight is the way to go.
The interior of the Karel Abraham replica helmet provides a comfortable fit, just perfectly snug on all the right places. Like always, NHK was able to marry comfort with stability, providing a firm grip without that cramped feeling. The padding on the inside of the helmet is removable and washable so you don’t have to deal with smelly helmets anymore because seriously stinky headgear just takes the fun out of rides. It also doesn’t fall short when it comes to ventilation because it has a number of strategically placed screened vents on the chin area.
We are not doubting its impact resistance because the Japanese technology being used in creating NHK helmets has been proven time and time again to be top of the line. Trust us on this one, every inch of this Karel Abraham replica helmet looks and feels like a million bucks and it definitely gives the bang for your buck.
Don’t be a slowpoke though, NHK Philippines will only release a few units of this baby so you better get first in line!