Highlights of This Report:
Vemar introduced the new "Storm" full-face helmet at the 2011 EICMA show. The Storm is a new low-to-mid priced helmet and the samples on display appeared to have very high quality, with tight tolerances in the split lines and parts.
UPDATE: Vemar Storm review now available!
The Storm shell is a type of polycarbonate and the helmet will be available in sizes ranging from XS to XXL. It comes with a Pinlock-ready face shield in Europe and an anti-fog coated face shield in the U.S.
Both the European and North American face shields will be treated with an anti-scratch coating also. The Storm also has a "Microlock" chin strap retention system. Various tinted face shields, a Pinlock insert, cheek pads and other parts will be available as options.
The liner used in the Storm appeared to be comfortable and the helmet is nicely padded. The liner is removable and washable and it has an anti-microbial treatment.
One of the characteristics of the Storm is the availability of a range of colors and graphics in addition to solids. The colors were bright and vibrant and are very nicely suited to the overall design of the helmet. The "Diablo" graphics, with the large outlined five-pointed stars, look very nice, as so the other graphics.
We hope to have a Storm for a review in the near future and I'll be covering the 2012 Indianapolis Powersports Dealer Expo, where the Storm will be officially released in the U.S.
Publication Date: November 20, 2011