Schuberth C4 - Spark
Schuberth C4 - Spark
The Schuberth C4 motorcycle helmet is a German engineering masterclass that does everything right from the get-go. An outer shell created via Direct Fiber Processing (DFP) is and produces a shell that is superior in strength when compared to traditional moulding methods but is no larger than it needs to be for any given area of the helmet.
The outer shell of this Schuberth helmet is constructed using an innovative proprietary method called Direct Fiber Processing (DFP). A continuous strand of glass yarn is robotically precision cut and blown outward into position in the mould. An exacting amount of resin and heat are added under high pressure, yielding a shell of superior strength that is no thicker in any one area than it needs to be.
The C4 Helmet comes equipped to accommodate the SCHUBERTH SC1-System (sold separately). To guarantee ideal reception, the C4 comes out of the box with integrated antennae to boost reception, as well as pre-installed speakers and microphone. The EPS foam impact liner uses a sectional, multi-part design to ensure the highest shock absorption for various impact scenarios. This complex segmentation guarantees enhanced force absorption and distribution.
The comfort liner of the Schuberth C4 Helmet utilizes ShinyTex®, a fabric inherently antibacterial, washable and fast-drying. A seamless headliner and integrated spectacle channel ensure maximum comfort for all riders. The Schuberth C4 features an intricately designed multi-channel ventilation system inside the helmet shell, resulting in extraordinarily quiet, substantial airflow. Inlets in the forehead and chin area ensure that you keep a cool head. Extra-large anti-fog lens for the widest possible field of vision, both centrally and peripherally through the oversized eyeport.
- Aerodynamically tuned shell to mitigate fatigue
- Integrated one-touch sun visor
- ShinyTex® interior
- Complex multi-channel ventilation system
- Integrated antennae for optimum reception at all times
- Pre-installed speaker and microphone
- Plug & Play prepared for the new SC1 communication system
- Extra-large anti-fog lens: Wide field of vision in any riding position
- DFP Glass fibre heat-formed shell
- Glass fibre with a special resin is compressed in a vacuum at high pressure to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy
- Perfected aerodynamics for high-speed stability
- Directionally stable, No oscillatory tendency, and No buffeting
- Spoiler integrated into the helmet shell/neckroll
- Made of specially-optimized EPS foam
- Complex multi-zone sections allow optimal shock absorption
- ShinyTex® fabric
- Removable/Washable inner lining: antimicrobial, quick-drying, optimizes secure fit
- Variable venting for effective ventilation
- Extra-wide viewport
- Anti-fog system
- DOT and ECE certified
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.
This helmet is light weight great clear visor great vision and comfortable. For me the best helmet iv had. watch the size don't order on line try in store is advertised.
Well designed & fabricated but one area needs attention.
Helmet fits well. Great visor & exceptional viewing area. Helmet is close fit which is reassuring but not uncomfortable & is effectively part of you. The ratchet clasp is great permitting easy adjustment for each time putting it on. Also release mechanism very easy to operate with gloves on. Much quieter than my previous helmets & the ventilation system effective & gentle both at visor & at top of helmet. Helmet looks elegant & nicely coloured but I found the painted surface scratches easily. Looking more closely there is no clearcoat/lacquer finish so the external surface finish is relatively delicate. Need to be careful with this helmet throughout its life.