We’re All Ears for the Neko Cat Ears Motorcycle Helmet
Not since legendary Bruins goaltender Gary Cheevers donned his custom painted “stitches” goalie mask (hands up those who remembers ‘70s hockey!) and single-handedly introduced goalie mask art, has protective head gear made such a statement.
Fast forward 40-odd years and Russian Nitrinos motostudio has now kicked the creative design bar a little higher with their Neko-helmet.
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First made as a custom order, but now available to everyone, the Neko-helmet is designed for motorcycle aficionados who are almost certainly feline fanciers but most definitely are ready to make a bold statement when they hit the open road. Why? ‘Cuz these helmets have prominent cat ears affixed to them!
You read right; upright, pussy-cat ears that apparently offer no additional wind resistance (no promises when you exceed 100 mph), will pop off in case of a tumble and are guaranteed to get double-takes from passersby.
As with most helmets, the Neko-helmet is available in sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL and is equipped with a single light protective visor and integral folding sun-visor. It has a removable lining of 100 percent polyester as well as the double ventilation and weighs in at about 1780 grams (or under 4 pounds).
Pricing ranges from $495USD for the basic single color version to a more custom style with three colors that can be coordinated to match your motorcycle gear for $590USD to a totally customized airbrushed helmet that will incorporate any visual or design you choose, for $660USD.
All of course include the signature cat ears feature, are made to order within a 2 to 4 week time frame and can be delivered free to any country (delivery timelines can add between 1 and 3 weeks to the time line). What a purrfect gift for that special biker friend.
[Source: Oh Gizmo]
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