News | Kali Launches the Shiva: Carbon Moto/MTB Helmet
Kali have been teasing their new DOT-approved helmet for over a year now. We tried it last year and gave it a Design & Innovation Award! It is finally complete and available to the public! Check it out:
Smaller, lighter, safer. If we had to choose three words to summarize the technology
behind our revolutionary new Shiva full face, we’d be hard pressed to find three better
Weighing in at a mere 1050g, the Shiva is between 400-600g lighter than our
competitor’s highest end offerings. In addition to being one of the lightest DOT helmets
on the market, it’s also 30% smaller than your average motocross helmet.
These features aren’t just great talking points, they also offer considerable safety
advantages. Recent research has shown that smaller & lighter helmets are crucial for
reducing the risk of brain trauma during an impact.
COMPOSITE FUSION: Unlike standard construction helmets where the foam is glued
into a shell, our technology allows us to inject the EPS liner directly into the shell. This
inmolding technique is standard on bicycle half shell helmets, but Kali is the only
manufacturer capable of doing this in a full face helmet. The advantage of this design
is that it eliminates the gap between the shell and foam, which reduces the number of
impacts the brain is subjected to in a crash. Rather than two impacts (ground to shell,
shell to foam), there is only one impact with a COMPOSITE FUSION helmet.
COMPOSITE FUSION 3:We’ve improved on our original in molding technology by
adding multi density triangular pyramids throughout the EPS liner, to better dissipate
energy laterally. This allows us to reduce the size of the shell, and use a lighter density
foam, which is crucial for mitigating the effects of both low and high speed impacts.
Lighter and Smaller: Everything is subject to the laws of physics. In school the
phenomena is explained by the equation Force = Mass x Acceleration. On the trail, it’s
ultimately the rider who determines acceleration, so we strive to reduce the weight and
size of our helmets in order to minimize the forces applied to the head and neck in an
accident. Recent studies have indicated that reducing helmet volume by 10% can
reduce rotational forces transmitted to the brain by over 20%.
● Full carbon fiber shell
● Integrated Airflow system, w/ 8 forward facing vents, and 8 rearward vents
● Camera and Light Mount accessory Kit
● Premium Travel Bag
● Breakaway Visor & Helmet Shape: The Shiva utilizes a breakaway visor and less
angular helmet shape, which is designed to not snag the ground in a yard sale.
● Integrated Removable Camera & Light Mount: Includes mounts for GoPro, Contour,
Light & Motion, and a universal bar mount
● World’s lightest DOT certified helmet. Weighs 1050 g
● Retail Pricing is $500 USD, $399 Euro
● Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, & XL
● Comes in three colorways: Raw carbon, Speed Machine, & Stripes
● Meets DOT, ASTM DH, ASTM BMX, ASTM Snow, and CPSC Standards