Introducing… Shark Spartan RS helmet featured image

Introducing… Shark Spartan RS helmet

4 Apr 2022
We've had the Spartan and Spartan GT, but now there's a third... the Spartan RS

Shark’s popular Spartan range has grown by another model with the arrival of the Spartan RS.

It’s a fibreglass-shelled helmet that’s designed to complement aggressive street bikes, with a distinctive venting arrangement on the chin.

It’s also Shark’s first helmet to meet the new ECE 22.06 safety standard that is taking over from the test that’s served us since 2000.

The new helmet launches with an RRP of £299.99 and there’s a choice of plain colours or a two-tone option with the vent trims in a contrasting colour to the main shell.

A carbon-skinned version is due to follow the Spartan RS into the Shark range in the near future, and that will cost £369.99.

The visor on the new lid has already proven its value on the Spartan GT, which was launched in 2020.

It has typically high-level optical clarity and a very secure and simple method of attaching it to the lid or removing it.

It’s protected against mist by a top-grade Pinlock 120 insert as well.

Shark’s sun visor sits behind that, which is operated by a graduated sliding switch on top of the helmet.

The venting system combines the eyecatching intakes at the chin, which draw air through the top of the chinbar, with a sliding switch to allow air in on top of the shell.

The lining is a mixture of brushed material around the face for comfort and grip, with a smoother lining around the top of the head.

It fastens with a sporty D-ring arrangement and there’s a chin curtain to reduce draughts and wind noise, though it can be easily taken out.

For those who want to fit comms, there are cutouts for speakers to drop into, and the cavity at the rear of the lid swallows the battery from Shark’s Sharktooth comms system.

We’ve already spent a couple of hundred miles out and about in the new Spartan RS and you can watch our review video here…