November 18, 2009

Premiere: C3 Lady

Schuberth presents the first motorcycle helmet specially for women

Better safety and comfort due to a better fit - fashionable, feminine look - easy-care interior

Magdeburg/Milan, 10 November 2009 - At the Milan Motorcycle Fair EICMA, helmet manufacturer Schuberth presents with the C3 Lady flip-up helmet the first motorcycle helmet made specially for women: a helmet which doesn't just take smaller head sizes into account but also meets the needs of narrower facial forms. The C3 has extra padding in the cheek area for women with narrower cheekbones, thus not just offering improved wearer comfort but also improving safety through its optimised fit. So it is that the Schuberth C3, the best in the flip-up helmet class, is joined by a sister product which is on a par with it in every respect.

This authentic lady's helmet is complemented by the feminine look of its interior, which comes in a discreet Sahara shade. The fashionable interior's microfibre material comes with an antibacterial and anti-allergenic coating which is sweat transporting and easier to clean than the fabrics normally used in helmets. The optimised helmet ventilation means that any moisture which arises is easily conducted away. The Schuberth Lady will be available in the usual C3 colours and patterns, with the addition of "pearl white" and other trendy feminine colours.

As Marcel Lejeune, managing director of Schuberth GmbH, explained on the occasion of the product launch at the Milan EICMA Motorcycle Fair: "Schuberth is known not only for making the safest helmets but also for developing the helmets with the highest level of comfort. So it was a logical and consistent step for us to become the first helmet manufacturer in the world to finally do justice to the wishes of female motorcyclists. When it comes to fit and fashionable look, from now on Schuberth's female customers no longer need to compromise."

The best in its class: the smallest, lightest and quietest flip-up helmet
The C3 Lady naturally offers all the advantages of the C3 flip-up helmet, which in the course of numerous independent tests has long since proved itself to be the best in its class. With its successful synthesis of sportiness and comfort, the C3 Lady also puts paid to the idea that flip-up helmets have to be clunky and cumbersome. It aero-acoustic properties match the C3's record-breaking values: thanks to the acoustic collar, at a speed of 100 km/h the rider's ears will be subjected to a riding noise level of no more than 84 dB (A). The C3 Lady also boasts the same superlative aerodynamic properties as the C3, developed and tested by Schuberth's engineers through countless hours in the company's own wind tunnel. With its unbeatable aerodynamic properties the C3 Lady demonstrates absolute directional stability and riding neutrality even at high speeds. Thanks to its sophisticated ventilation system, at a speed of 100 km/h up to seven litres of fresh air flow into the helmet every second, thus ensuring that the rider keeps a cool head even in those scorching curves.

Schuberth GmbH: High tech „Made in Germany“
Helmet manufacturer Schuberth, based in Magdeburg, has been developing and producing high-end head protection systems for more than 70 years. With its wide range of innovative products, the company belongs to the select group of worldwide leading manufacturers of motorcycle, Formula 1 and motor sport helmets, as well as producing innovative head protection solutions for the protective work clothing, firefighting, police and military fields. It is above all the experience gained in Formula 1, the royal class of motor sport, which continuously generates new impulses for product developments that set the standard for head protection systems.

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Short Facts C3 Lady
Material: S.T.R.O.N.G.-Fibre (a special glass-fibre reinforced Duroplast matrix)
Weight: Approx. 1570 g* incl. integrated sun visor and acoustic collar
Visor: Pinlock®, as well as an integrated sun visor, anti-scratch, clear and anti-fog coating
Ventilation: At chin and forehead level adjustable
Lining: removable and washable
Fastener: Micro-lock ratchet tie-down system
Certificates: CE 22-05
Sizes: XS-XXXL (small shell XS-L / big shell XL-XXXL)