Multi impact vs single impact helmet
With a helmet sporting this much thought in the design, fitting and finish, the straps are a surprising let down.
They're somewhat hard to adjust and the front strap (in front of my ears) always felt like it was twisted, even when it wasn't.
The A1 is a deep helmet and features a bit more protection around the sides and back of the head than a standard road or XC lid.
And like most high-end helmets, it also utilizes MIPS. When I put the A1 on, it was instantly clear what they were so stoked about.
Ware outlines the history of the GSX-R750 and compares his original GSX-R with its contemporary brother to illustrate the evolution of the sportbike over the past three decades. —Kevin Duke, Editor-in-Chief 2014 Super-Middleweight Sportbike Shootout Video 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R vs. 2012 Triumph Daytona 675R Video The GSX-R750 sent shockwaves through the motorcycle world when it was unveiled in late 1984 at the Cologne Motorcycle Show in Germany.
The three height levels for the retention system lets the A1 snug down above, below, and right with the big knot on the back of my head. I even put this helmet to test with a medium speed crash.They were heavy, poor handling but reliable and over-engineered.We were used to bikes like Suzuki’s own GS range, the Kawasaki Zeds, Honda CB9s, and Yamaha XS11.These were big heavy bikes, with small brakes and low-rent suspension, packaged up in flexible steel frames and finished off with narrow tires. At Yokouchi-san’s direction, the GSX-R was developed through experience racing the GS and GSX750R, with Kiwi Graeme Crosby and Len Willing (brother of famed GP tuner Warren Willing, who I did my mechanical apprenticeship with) riding the GSX750R in the Suzuka 8-Hour in 1984.While the GSX-R was being developed, Suzuki released the RG250WE two-stroke and GSX-R400 four-stroke.
The Gixxer 750 is now bookended by 600cc and 1000cc versions, but the 750 remains one of the best-balanced sportbikes on the market.