TUCSON, Ariz. (Apr. 5) — Kyle Wyman Racing has extended its partnership with 6D Helmets for the 2017 season. The U.S. helmet manufacturer will continue to provide superbike pilot Kyle Wyman with revolutionary technology in helmet safety.
6D Helmets utilize a patented technology called Omni-Directional Suspension – or ODS, that allows two separate EPS liners to move independently of one another. The suspension-like design is targeted to reduce energy transfer to the brain over a much broader range of energy demands, including low, mid, and high-velocity impacts for both linear and angular accelerations.
“It’s really like suspension for your head,” Wyman said. “For a long time our industry has needed something like what 6D has come up with. Typical helmets are designed to protect your head, but not within the full range of what you see in different types of impacts. The 6D Helmet reaches beyond what is required for certification tests, and I feel that it is a revolutionary design that makes me feel safer on the track. Feeling safer only breeds confidence, and that has contributed to faster lap times.”
6D released their street helmet in 2016, the ATS-1, after many successful years in the off-road segment with the ATR-1. When developing the street helmet, it was imperative to put it to the test in the most rigorous conditions. The safety portion was well-developed, but seeing how it would fare at the 190+ mph speeds in the MotoAmerica Superbike series was the next step.
“We’re excited to be working with Kyle again in ’17,” said Bob Weber, Co-founder and CEO of 6D Helmets. “He’s an amazing young rider and an exceptional racer and team owner. Kyle has been instrumental on the development side, working closely with our team through the R&D process on the ATS-1 for the last year and a half or so. Kyle understood the importance of our technology and wanted to be involved in bringing it to the street side. His commitment and contributions to the project have helped define the helmet into the excellent package we have to offer the on-road enthusiast.”
With a stamp of approval from a top Superbike contender, the ATS-1 street helmet is sure to find its stride in the street segment.
For more information about 6D Helmets, visit www.6dhelmets.com
About 6D Helmets:
6D is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of brain protection. 6D’s exclusive patented Omni Directional Suspension™ provides protection capabilities unmatched by any other helmet or helmet technology. Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS™) encapsulates a multi-layered displaceable liner system which significantly reduces the transfer of angular acceleration and low-threshold energy to the brain during crash impact. Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS™) is exclusively available in 6D Helmets. Learn more at 6dhelmets.com
About Kyle Wyman Racing:
Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) was formed in 2011 as a motorcycle road racing team focusing on healthy sponsorship opportunities for companies within and outside the motorcycle industry. KWR is the 2012 AMA Pro Harley-Davidson series championship winning team and current partner with Millennium Technologies. For more information visit www.kylewymanracing.com