Icon Alliance Shakki Helmet - 2011
- Injection molded Polycarbonate shell for strength
- Wind tunnel tested and refined
- Molded twin channel Supervent for increased cooling
- Rear exhaust ports prevent heat buildup
- Long oval headform
- Quick-change fog-free Proshield™ with sideplates
- Prolock™ shield locking system
- Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging
- Chin venting system reduces shield fogging
- Fully removable/washable Hydradry™ interior
- Wicking Hydradry™ liner material keeps rider cooler, dryer and more comfortable
- All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) & SG (Japan) safety and testing standards. (Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers unless purchased by an authorized dealer in that country)
Our Two Cents
The Alliance Shakki helmet from Icon’s 2011 lineup has several refinements over the previous Alliance SSR helmets, including a slightly elongated, more oval shape to the EPS liner. The comfort liner features Hydra-Dry™ moisture-wicking properties to keep your head as comfortable as possible and it is removable and washable. The venting system has been revised as well, with reshaped and enlarged intake and exhaust ports for a greater degree of air flow. The helmet features Icon’s ProShield™ with sideplates that match the helmet’s graphics and finish. The shield locks down securely and stays put, even during high-speed head checks. It meets or even exceeds rigorous safety and testing standards around the world. Pair all that with crazy graphics and a sharp finish and this is one great helmet at a very reasonable price.
The Shakki helmet is adorned with many Japanese mythological elements. Each element features a character that represents a trait or story. Endurance – The Monk Mongaku tests his spiritual sincerity by standing under an ice cold waterfall. Exposure to the frigid water almost kills him, but he perseveres showing his mental and physical endurance. Bravery – Kintaro, also known as the Golden Boy, roamed the forests of norther Japan. He was renowned for his strength and mastery of the wild. Often his bravery is depicted by wrestling the feared giant carp. Raijin – With his ability to create the most powerful storms, Raijin rains down deafening thunder from his multitude of drums. Usually depicted as a red demon, he is both feared and admired as a predominate deity in the Shinto religion. Fujin – Shouldering his bag of wind, the disheveled Fujin has the power to to both create and destroy. As the god of wind, he is among the oldest of the Shinto gods, and helped create the world itself.