Schuberth C3 Basic - Plain
Schuberth C3 Basic - Plain
The Schuberth C3 Basic is a great choice for anyone who wants a helmet that gives high performance and protection. Designed and tested at Schuberth’s wind tunnel facility this helmet will deliver everything you need from a motorcycle helmet. This testing means that the C3 Basic has a highly aerodynamic design that improves stability even at higher speeds. The C3 Basic is the second quietest flip-front helmet on the market. Only the C3 Pro is quieter. When the sun starts shining the C3 Basic has an integrated sun visor controlled by a convenient lever on the base of the helmet. This sun visor provides great coverage and is easy to use even when wearing gloves.
To keep you safe the C3 Basic is constructed from reinforced fibreglass that offers great protection whilst also being very lightweight. The interior has an EPS foam liner to give added shock absorption. Schuberth have made the C3 Basic to their exacting standards and because of that have delivered a fantastic helmet ideal for the serious rider.
- Shell constructed from reinforced fibreglass that offers great protection whilst being lightweight
- EPS foam liner for added impact absorption
- The interior liner and cheek pads are removable and washable
- Coolmax interior lining promotes moisture wicking keeping you comfortable
- Schuberth’s exclusive Anti-Roll-Off-System designed to reduce head pivot during an accident
- Integrated sun visor with easy to use lever
You can also purchase the matching C3 Basic SRC Bluetooth Intercom set here with a 20% when purchased with a helmet!
Schuberth helmets were founded in the 1920’s in Braunschweig, Germany. They produce over 1.5 million helmets each year, both under their own brand name and also as BMW brand helmets. A renowned leader in Formula 1 auto helmets, they also supply to 65 armies worldwide, national fire services as well as industry specific headgear for mining, construction, oil/gas, steel, forestry and energy. All of these require exacting professional standards for their specific needs, and for that reason Schuberth have an enviable breadth and depth of manufacturing and engineering experience.
From F1 To SR1
Schuberth often bring their engineering insights from working on different helmets for different industries to bear on their motorcycle helmets. Probably the best example of this is their SR1 helmet range, inspired by their Formula 1 range and designed in close collaboration with Michael Schumacher himself.
These supersport helmets are beautifully designed with a solid feel to every part of the helmet, from the shell itself to the way the moving parts click smoothly and effectively into place. Comfort and durability are both very high quality, and of course they benefit from the most unique feature of Schuberth helmets – they are extremely quiet at high speeds.
Silence At Speed
Schuberth helmets are one of very few manufacturers who have a dedicated wind tunnel in which to test their helmets. During testing, Schuberth helmets are not only optimised aerodynamically but also aero-acoustically too. That is to say that not only does the wind tunnel ensure that your Schuberth helmet remains stable at speed but also remains as quiet as they can possibly be. The current C3 Pro flip front helmet for example has a noise level of less than or equal to 82dB(A) at a constant 100km/h setting a new benchmark for the whole industry.
That's especially good news for riders with tinnitus or sound sensitivity, as we know that ear plugs cannot be relied on to completely protect your hearing in all circumstances.
It's much more than just a helmet for protecting damaged ears, though – without earplugs or helmet, wind noise alone can reach 115 decibels on a motorbike, as much as a loud rock concert. Since decibels are measured in a logarithmic way, this is a huge difference! Logarithmic measurements are like the Richter scale (used to measure earthquakes) and that means that:
Moving from 10 decibels to 20 decibels means that a sound is about 10 times more intense.
Moving from 90 decibels to 100 decibels also means that a sound is about 10 times more intense.
A Schuberth C3 Pro flip front helmet is therefore nearly 2000 times less intense than unfiltered wind noise!
That means that a C3 Helmet is useful for safeguarding your hearing before you hearing can be damaged by excessive and continuous exposure to loud noises. As well as being exceptionally aerodynamic and quiet, the C3 range is also notable for being incredibly light, making it a great choice of helmet if comfort is of high importance to you.
It is no accident that Schuberth work with BMW so well; they are a great partnership, both offering high quality German engineering with a focus on providing understated luxury and comfort in addition to the features you expect from a high-end product.
Schuberth Helmet Extras
Schuberth have a few extras that help their helmets stand out from their competitor ranges.
The Anti-Roll-Off-System or A.R.O.S. is a safety feature that is included in every Schuberth helmet, and makes sure that the chinstrap is closed and safely adjusted. The A.R.O.S. means that the helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind and is less likely to cause damage or come into contact with vulnerable areas during a crash, which is important for safety.
Reflex pads also demonstrate Schuberth's commitment to safety, as reflective "Reflex" areas ensure that the motorcyclist is easy to identify and avoid in dark conditions. Early recognition and recognition from a way off means that passive safety is greatly improved by these areas.
Working its way through the planning and design stages for years to ensure it is exactly as good as it can be, the long awaited SRC-system (Schuberth Rider Communication system) can be integrated into the Schuberth helmet acoustic collar within minutes. This Bluetooth communication device has a wide range of functions including, rider-pillion intercom, mobile phone, MP3 and GPS connectivity, bike to bike intercom (up to 300m) and a built in radio. Come in store and check out this amazing technology from Schuberth helmets.
Infinity And Schuberth
At Infinity Motorcycles, we've been Schuberth helmet stockists since the first Concept models were brought into the UK, our stores have staff trained by both the UK importer and Schuberth themselves. We would always recommend coming into a store in order to get a good fit and advice on the right helmet for you, but if that is not possible you can buy online thanks to our 7 Day Exchange policy on helmets.
In addition to the standard two year warranty, all Schuberth helmets bought from Infinity Motorcycles since January 1st 2014 are eligible for an extended warranty.
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Free delivery over £25. Next day delivery if ordered before 3pm.
Orders to UK Mainland addresses over £25 (i.e. excluding Highlands and Islands) will be sent with free carriage.
Free Shippping to other destinations
- Orders will be shipped free of charge to areas other than the UK when the order total is over:
- UK Highlands and Islands: £100
- Europe Zone 1 - e.g. Eire, France, Germany £250
- Europe Zone 2 - e.g. Greece, Poland £400
- USA, Canada, Australia - £800
- Items Shipped outwith the EU will include a form which can be used to claim back approx 10% V.A.T. Unfortunately this excludes BFPO addresses. Please note, V.A.T. is not applied to crash helmets.
Unfair to call this
Sure compared to the Pro and the lack of a Pinlock Insert, there are differences, but this is still an exceptional helmet. Previously had a HJC RAPHA 10 which was light and had a wide viewing angle. The C3 Basic is an un-noticeable 200g heavier with as good, if not better vision. The shell size is a fraction smaller on the C3, even with the internal sun visor. I was a little concerned that there was more pressure on my forehead than my HJC. But after an 8 hour ride with no headache etc, it was just a case of it being different to what I was use to. On the ride I covered it all, town, lanes, motorways, and couldn't fault it. Wind buffering was next to nothing, even when you're looking over your shoulder. Good clearance off your shoulder as well (I don't have a particularly long neck). Even though I ride with ear plugs I noticed the lack of wind noise compared to my HJC.
Had one for about 7 years now
I bought this a year ago to replace my old C3 which was getting pretty tired as I use it most days. I'd refreshed the liner by chucking it in the wash every year or so but it was starting to get a bit tatty. I was so happy with the old one I just bought another from these guys online. The delivery was quick but I was a bit annoyed to find that this doesn't come with a pinlock like my old one did. I went to Hanger lane and the guy there had one which he fitted for me but it was an extra £30. Worth it for the anti fog but a bit annoying.Still I had been emailed a loyalty voucher for £10 so that helped. I tried a mates Caberg once and was surprised how noisy it was compared with this. Apparently the closing of the flip front seals your head in really well. The guy in the shop also claimed that these guys design their helmets in a wind tunnel and pointed out the little diffusers at the front of the visor as proof. It seems credible as it does work well at speed.