Friday, 8 April 2016

Premier Trophy MX

The Italian helmet manufacturer Premier has just added a new retro-themed helmet to their range. Called the Trophy MX, it is based on the early full-face motocross helmets of the late Seventies and Eighties and, in particular, on the mythical Bell Moto 3.

Wait a minute, that sounds familiar…

Yes it does: at last year’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan (Italy), DMD, another Italian brand, presented their version of the Moto 3, and this one is so similar that we did initially think it was a DMD. There are, however, subtle differences between both recreations of Bell’s seminal lid, most notably the base of the helmet, which is flat on Premier’s product. 

The helmet shell is made of “DCA”, a mix of Dyneema, Carbon and Aramid fibres. Inside this outer shell is a multi-density EPS inner shell and a removable comfort lining that is similar to the Trophy road helmet. The chinstrap uses a “double-D” buckle. All of this means that the Trophy MX meets the ECE 22.05 standard.

As with the DMD Seventy-five, the look of the helmet is pretty spectacular, with a very large eyeport and aggressive-looking ventilation slots on the chin bar. The helmet also has press-studs over the eyeport on which to fit a vintage MX-style peak.

The Trophy MX should be hitting the shops as we speak, at a recommended retail price of around €300. Although we’ve been informed at the source that there are no demo helmets as yet, we hope we’ll be able to get our hands on one soon, so that we can put it through its paces and tell you all about it.

All photos: © Premier Helmets

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