The FIM is pleased to announce the recent FIM homologation for circuit racing helmets: the Italian AIROH GP550, manufactured by Locatelli SPA.
Antonio Locatelli founded the company Locatelli S.p.A. in 1986 to produce helmets for established brands of the sector.
1997 marked an important turning point, with the establishment of the Airoh Helmet® brand, which condensed several years of expertise and passion for motorcycles into a modern and innovative brand for the most daring and demanding riders.
Airoh in just a few years it has grown to be one of the leading names in the helmet market all over the world.
The GP550 comes with a standard ECE certification and has successfully passed all tests of the FIM Helmet Standard FRHPhe-01, namely linear impact tests at high (8.2 m/s) and low (5.0 m/s) speed on ECE points, medium speed linear impact tests on three extra points randomly chosen on the helmet surface, oblique impact tests with five different orientations and penetration test at two random spots.
The homologation is valid for XS size, in the presence of all the available appendices (1 top vent, 2 front vents, 2 chin vents, 1 rear spoiler).”
Locatelli Antonio CEO: “Our DNA it’s made of an incessantly pursuit of excellence and does so leaving no stone unturned. It’s a never-ending process for Airoh, always searching for constant improvement. Achieving the best through competition draws the path to hand over the best helmet to our Customer. For this reason we’re really proud to confirm our presence in the list of the first brands in the world that meet the FIM Racing Homologation rules with the new GP550 S.”