If you’ve never heard of Shark helmets, you’re probably not alone. You also probably don’t watch Moto GP, where this French helmet manufacturer has for years championed some of the sport’s best racers. Shark is certainly a known quantity at the highest levels of competitive motorcycle racing. And those who know Union Garage know that’s not exactly our bag.
That said, the new Spartan hits all the right notes—bringing competition level performance (in fiberglass construction, and aerodynamics) into a mean-looking street helmet with enough smart features we felt compelled to add it to the lineup.
The short sell is this: It’s a DOT and ECE rated helmet that comes with Pinlock-equipped face shield, a best-in-class drop-down sun visor, and a unique spoiler design that actually works to make this lightweight helmet super stable at speed. It’s also got a retractable chin curtain to help tamp down noise or keep out cold air, or it can snap open in a second to aid in this lid’s above average ventilation features.
> Lightweight fiberglass construction
> Pinlock MaxVision insert lens included
> Aerodynamic dual spoiler
> Shark skin side covers reduce noise
> Integrated drop down sun shield
> D-Ring chin strap closure
> Autoseal shield system for sound and weatherproofing
> Quick release face shield system
> Easy Fit glasses system provides optimal comfort for riders wearing glasses
> Chin curtain included
> DOT approved