Lid Love: Shark’s Aeron GP Has World-First Adaptable Aerodynamic Add-Ons


Now we have one other world-first for the books!

A short time in the past, Shark confirmed off a brand new bike helmet known as the Aeron GP; this lid was developed in collaboration with Honda LCR MotoGP star Johann Zarco, and options aero fins that regulate to the rider’s desired positioning

Shark’s Aeron GP Bike helmet. Media supplied by Shark.

Whereas the thought of adaptable aerodynamic add-ons for bikes is nothing new (ask Moto Guzzi and their viral V100 Mandello), this IS presupposed to be the primary helmet case on the planet to  “adapt to its wearer’s driving place and prevailing circumstances through movable flaps to enhance aerodynamics.” (through Aeron GP Specs Sheet)

Right side view of a motorcycle racer wearing a helmet.
Shark’s Aeron GP Bike helmet. Media supplied by Shark.

Admittedly, helmets with wiggly add-ons appear… complicated at greatest, and pointless at most. Regardless of the novelty of the tech, Zarco is absolutely behind the Aeron GP’s “Adaptive Aero System (A2S),” and we’re excited for an opportunity to present the factor a attempt.

Within the meantime, let’s take a better take a look at how this new system works. 

Side view of a motorcycle helmet.
Shark’s Aeron GP Bike helmet. Media supplied by Shark.

The Aeron GP has two cellular flaps on both facet of its beneficiant rear spoiler; utilizing a examine of inside and exterior airflow (accomplished by way of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and  dynamic wind tunnel checks), Shark tells us that the spoiler ends in the next (quite spectacular specs):

  • 80% discount in flag impact (the second pressure or restoring torque within the bike’s axi)
  • 50% discount in turbulence (at excessive speeds in a straight line)
  • 5% discount in aerodynamic drag
Back view of a motorcycle helmet.
Shark’s Aeron GP Bike helmet. Media supplied by Shark.

The above listing additionally guarantees, amongst different issues, anti-pressure (or lack of strain) on a rider’s neck – a superb perk that provides to the profit that this spoiler would be the first to hit the bottom within the occasion of a collision, additional defending numerous and varied cervical vertebrae from damage. 

Extra perks of the Shark Aeron GP are introduced as follows: 

  • VENTILATION: 5 air inlets (+25%) and seven air extractors (+77%)
  • SCREENS: 4.25 mmOptical Class 1 display with ESmoked display + tear-off
  • CHIN GUARD: double-density EPU chin guard (expanded polyurethane)
  • (New) COVA (Carbon On View & Aramid) Thermosetting resin
  • (New) INTERIOR: Emergency Fast Launch System, 3D padding
  • (New) CHINSTRAPS: Magnetic Auto-Lock, adjustable/detachable/washable chinstrap protections, Paralumen double D buckle
  • SIZING: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL
  • WEIGHT: 1410g (measurement M-full carbon +/- 50g) 
Front view of a motorcycle racer's eyes.
Shark’s Aeron GP Bike helmet. Media supplied by Shark.

Shark’s Aeron GP will probably be obtainable in six colours with pricing obtainable quickly. As of scripting this, we are able to see the potential for tech like this ultimately debuting to our good Grand Prix, however solely after a time. Goodness is aware of sufficient is happening with Dorna’s concession talks in regulating the MotoGP grid.

What do you consider Shark’s Aeron GP helmet?

*All media supplied by Shark*



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