The result of over five years of intensive study, development and testing; Alpinestars Supertech M10 motocross helmet made its race debut at the Anaheim Supercross, in January 2018.
Carbon shell construction utilizes a highly advanced molding technology with a multi-composite combination
3K, high density carbon outer layer that improves strength and efficiency of energy dissipation over the shell
UD carbon composite layer that gives significantly greater radial strength around the shell, preventing compression but allowing controlled deflection for reducing transmitted impact energy
Aramid fiber layer which provides critical penetration protection
This three-layer composite combination is given even greater performance with an epoxy resin bonding that offers the best possible strength and energy management
The combination of material layers gives improved energy management: limited outer shell deflection making the energy spread wider and better absorbed by the EPS liner
The result of the unique shell lay-up process employed in the M10 construction results in extremely effective impact protection
With a fully equipped helmet testing facility, within Alpinestars Racing Development Center, an exhaustive impact research program has resulted in the Supertech returning linear and oblique impact performance which far improves upon current helmet regulation standard limits
For direct, linear, impact by an average magnitude of 41% and for rotational acceleration, oblique, impact performance by an average of 48%
The Supertech shell construction is optimized to offer best fit across the range of four size options
Shell sizes are manufactured in small, medium, large and extra-large to ensure that riders have the correct fit which not only improves comfort but, most importantly, the effectiveness of the helmet in an impact
The Supertech M10 liner construction combines with the shell to offer highly efficient impact energy management
Formed with a multi-density EPS polymer, the energy absorbing layer gives an inner helmet profile which soaks up impact forces dissipated over the outer shell at the point of an impact and provides a shape offering a close and comfortable fit
The energy absorption performance of the M10 is substantially improved by a four-section construction that allows for specific densities of polymer to be prepared for different zones around the helmet lining
Not only is energy performance improved but also fit and comfort
A-HEAD ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM
Patented A-Head fitting height and angle adjustment system
The Supertech M-10 incorporates a patented system to allow the helmet to be tuned exactly to the riders preference for the height and angle at which the helmet sits on the head
This unique technology allows for an ultra-specific set-up that can be adapted for the type of riding and the rider’s preference
With a micro-adjustable pad that is connected to the helmet inner shell, it is possible to raise or lower the helmet fit and also, to tilt the helmet forward, or backwards
Unique, patented, visor release system is another key attribute incorporated into the design of the Supertech M-10
Visor release is a key part of overall protection performance in the helmet and a major influence on the distinctive, flush, design of the outer shell profile
Alpinestars has developed a unique visor release system which, while ensuring the mounting is held securely in place for riding over the most extreme terrain and any track conditions, provides exactly the right level of resistance to ensure the visor detaches from the helmet shell if it is subjected to a significant impact, no matter what the angle
The M10 visor release mechanism is conceived to avoid the inherent weaknesses in other types of anchoring systems
Maintaining shell integrity is vital for safety and with the possibility of multi-directional forces impacting on the visor, separation at the critical point of loading reduces potentially damaging leverage and rotational accelerations that refer injury to the rider’s neck and spine
Along with the ERS padding removal, ‘Eject’ allows for emergency removal of the helmet, without putting load on the rider’s spine
The visor design of the M10 is also an integral part of the ventilation system as it is profiled to direct airflow, acting as a channel to concentrate and smooth the flow into the shell
The Supertech liner design is formed to optimize airflow channeling around the rider’s head before being extracted from the M10 through rear exhaust vents to ensure positive pressure is maintained with constant airflow while riding
Hydration system compatibility
The Supertech helmet lining design includes canals which allow a tube to be incorporated on either side of the shell
This is a feature extensively tested by Alpinestars rally raid and enduro riders enabling convenient fitting and connection to a hydration system
Interior lining comfort
Removable liner cover is washable and features a cool-max fabric interior and anti-bacterial talent yarn for long-lasting freshness and quick-dry performance between riding sessions
Chin-Strap: Wider than certification requirement: 26 mm for comfort and produces with a woven poly yarn to give a soft ‘hand’ feel and connects securely with a double D-ring
Helmet features TPE coating washable surfaces to improve maintenance and increase durability
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