Friday, October 8

Icon Alliance Helmet Review

Icon Alliance Operator
Icon came out with a host of new product for the Fall of 2010 and one of our favorite products is the brand new Icon Alliance Helmet. They took the strong building blocks already in place for the Icon Alliance SSR and made some major upgrades. The new Alliance boasts upgraded ventilation, an improved shield, and a new headform. Check out the video below for the full details on the new Icon Alliance as well as the stats after the video.






Icon Alliance Rubatone
Icon already had an extremely successful entry-to-mid-level sportbike helmet with the Alliance SSR but for this year they decided to fix some slight issues, making major improvements by doing so. The new Icon Alliance has more of a long oval headform (closer to the Icon Airframe) than its predecessor. This translates to better comfort and ergonomics over the long term. Icon also improved the ventilation scheme on the Alliance. The main intake channels have grown to 20mm and now channel directly through the EPS for much better airflow. They also modified the positioning of the other vents - chin, winglet, exhaust - to improve the overall venting. While the Alliance SSR used a stock Icon shield, the new Alliance upgrades to the Icon ProShield, which is fog-free and features graphic (or solid) sideplates. The final upgrade is the Icon ProLock shield lock system, which keeps the shield completely closed.

Icon Alliance Hi-Viz

Here's a roundup of the core features:

  • Injection Molded Polycarbonate Shell
  • Long Oval Headform
  • Wind Tunnel Tested and Modified
  • Molded Twin Channel 20mm Supervent
  • Removable Washable Wicking Hydradry Liner
  • All World Standard: DOT, ECE, SAI and SG

This was already a best-in-class helmet from Icon that they just made even better with some key improvements. Check out the competition by visiting our Sportbike Helmet segment at RevZilla.com.

-RetroZilla

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