...Is the wishful thinking title that we're sure someone at Harley-Davidson is thinking was real, probably
Okay, so jokes about Harley-Davidson's rather notorious woes of late aside, the company's just released a trio of retro design themed helmets that are all new for 2018.
We particularly like the $395 full-face Vintage Stripe B06 full-face helmet (pictured above, below, and below again; told you we liked it), which looks like a barer version of the popular Bell Bullitt. Even AGV's got an up coming line called the Legends collection which promises more retro inspired modern head protection. For those who enjoy a little throwback flare to match their hipster-esque bikes, times have never been-a-better.
The Vintage Stripe full-face just looks damn good. It's available only in white.
Original Press Release Follows
New Harley-Davidson Helmets: New School Technology, Old School Style
Ride with unmistakable Harley-Davidson style and enjoy the latest comfort and performance features in new helmets for men and women from the Harley-Davidson Riding Gear & Apparel line.
Ideal for the avid rider, the new Mason’s Yard Sun Shield S05 3/4 Helmet (P/N 98177-18VX, $300*) offers a combination of coverage and freedom. Giving this 3/4 helmet a sporty look, a matte colorblock design is the featured style. Designed to fit Harley-Davidson helmet headsets, it also includes a retractable, anti-scratch sun shield to help block the sun’s rays. The inner liner and cheek pads are removable, washable and antimicrobial to keep the feel as fresh as the look.
The new Cherohala B01 3/4 Helmet (P/N 98184-18VX, $199*) features a classic retro silhouette to hit the road. Each helmet displays all new custom distressed graphics that are unique to each and every helmet. The finishing touches are a distressed cowhide leather trim, snaps for shields and visors and a back goggle strap.
The Vintage Stripe B06 Full-Face Helmet (P/N 98145-18VX, $395*) offers full protection with a low profile design and vintage look. The classic race-inspired stripes in bold team colors draw the eye for added visibility. The helmet is filled with features like magnetic, UV-protected, anti-scratch shield closure and contoured cheek pads with built-in speaker pockets for a comfortable fit. Five metal mesh intake vents and one rear vent are integrated for a streamlined look and maximum air-flow delivery.
All helmets are DOT-approved, feature a fiberglass shell with a double D-ring chin strap and come with a helmet bag.
Harley-Davidson Riding Gear & Apparel is available at more than 750 authorized retail locations in the United States and online.
Harley-Davidson Mason’s Yard Sun Shield S05 3/4 helmet, $300
The Harley-Davidson Cherohala B01 3/4 helmet, $199
Harley-Davidson Vintage Stripe B06 full-face helmet, $395
Photos courtesy of Harley-Davidson Motor Company