The all new Supertech M10 helmet is the result of over five years of intensive study, development and testing. Based on Alpinestars’ five decades of protection development, we scrutinized every possible aspect to engineer a helmet that is safer and more thoughtfully designed than anything else.
CARBON SHELL CONSTRUCTION
MULTI-LAYER COMPOSITE DISPERSES ENERGY IN IMPACTS
FOUR DENSITY EPS LINER
THE RIGHT DENSITY IN THE RIGHT AREA
EACH HEAD SIZE HAS A DEDICATED
SHELL AND EPS DIMENSION
MEDIUM SIZE WEIGHS IN AT 1260G(ECE) 137OG(DOT)
A-HEAD FITMENT SYSTEM
PATENTED SYSTEM PROVIDES ULTIMATE ADJUSTABILITY
PATENTED VISOR RELEASE SYSTEM
ALLOWS VISOR TO RELEASE IN A CRASH WITH THE
CORRECT PRE-DETERMINED AMOUNT OF FORCE
REGARDLESS OF ANGLE OF IMPACT
ENGINEERED RAISED & PADDED AREA REDUCES FORCES TRANSMITTED TO COLLARBONE
VISOR DIRECTS AIR INTO PORTS FOR ADDED BREATHABILITY
MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM®
EXCLUSIVE MULTI-PIECE MIPS® SYSTEM REDUCES ROTATIONAL IMPACT FORCES
ERS EMERGENCY RELEASE SYSTEM
SAFELY & EASILY REMOVE CHEEKPADS WHILE HELMET IS STILL ON
ENGINEERED CANALS IN LINING FOR TUBE
HELMET EASILY REMOVED IN AN EMERGENCY
COOL-MAX COMFORT LINER
ANTI-MICROBIAL LINER IS REMOVABLE & WASHABLE
26MM WIDE CHIN STRAP
WIDER THAN CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS - FOR SAFETY & COMFORT1
UNIQUELY FABRICATED, PROTECTION FIRST.
The all-new SM5 helmet is the result of more than five years of intensive study, development and testing. Based on Alpinestars’ five decades of protection development, Alpinestars scrutinized every possible aspect to engineer a helmet that is safe and thoughtfully designed to deliver optimal protection and comfort.
HIPRO HIGH IMPACT POLYMER PARAMETRIC SHELL
A polymer blend enhanced by varying degrees of thickness engineered to deliver the optimal combination of impact protection and light weight
5 DENSITY EPS LINER
The right density in the right area for enhanced impact absorption
INTEGRATED COLLARBONE PROTECTION
Features an engineered raised area with padding to effectively reduce the forces transmitted to the collarbone
PATENTED VISOR RELEASE SYSTEM
Allows visor to release in a crash with the correct pre-determined amount of force regardless of angle of impact
OBLIQUE IMPACT PROTECTION
Inner and outer surfaces engineered to minimize effects of oblique impact
Visor directs air into ports for enhanced airflow
A size Medium weighs 1260g (ECE), 1370g (DOT)
ERS EMERGENCY RELEASE SYSTEM
Permits the safe and easy removal of the cheek pads while the helmet is still on
Integrated cheek pad loops hold hydration hose
26MM WIDE CHIN STRAP
The strap is wider than certification requirements for safety and rider comfort
Alpinestars has been redefining protection for motorcyclists ever since the company was established in 1963, and today sees the brand launching Tech-Air® 5, the all-new, autonomous motorcycling airbag system.
Tech-Air® 5 is the latest addition to the Alpinestars Tech-Air® family, which includes the Tech-Air® Race and Tech-Air® Street systems. Alpinestars continues to lead the way in active air-bag technology for riders and their passengers and Tech-Air® 5 is a powerful demonstration of Alpinestars commitment to making the technology more freely available as the best possible choice of ‘active’ airbag protection in the market.
Tech-Air® 5 is a slim, self-contained wearable airbag vest that can be worn under any proper fitting textile jacket1 or Tech-Air®compatible jacket, or any leather jacket with 4 cm of space around the circumference of the rider’s chest. Tech-Air® 5 offers unrivaled upper body protection keeping motorcycle riders safe by uniquely covering the rider's shoulders, chest, ribs and full back. Shoulder protection is critical in a road impact, and riders’ shoulders are uniquely protected by Tech-Air®, effectively and efficiently minimizing the risk of the rider sustaining shoulder and collarbone injuries. Alpinestars Tech- Air® 5 provides the most comprehensive coverage of any airbag currently available.
The state-of-the-art, wearable Tech-Air® 5 vest comes with an active electronic system that features six integrated sensors (3 gyroscopes and 3 accelerometers) and a crash algorithm that leverages AI to accurately monitor when to deploy the airbag in the event of a crash. Developed from years of research with over 50% of the world’s top MotoGP riders, and Alpinestars customers, riding data from millions of kilometers and thousands of crashes have been analyzed to continuously improve the intelligent crash detection algorithm. Upon the identification of a crash situation, a protective airbag is deployed, providing unrivaled protection to the rider with a maximum inflation time of 20 to 40ms based on the volume of the airbag size. The impact absorption while wearing the airbag results in a decrease of the impact force by up to 95% compared to a passive protector. The Tech-Air® 5 airbag system offers the same protection as that provided by 18 back protectors(2).
The system is also extremely easy to use, just zip up the vest and close the magnetic flap and you’re ready to ride. An LED display indicates the airbag’s operational status and the integrated, certified lithium ion battery has a battery life of 30 hours of riding time. The system comes equipped with a magnetic micro USB charger that allows quick, easy and convenient recharging.
Tech-Air® 5 has Bluetooth connectivity and an accompanying Tech-Air® App, which uses the rider’s phone to display the system’s operational status, battery status and a detailed analysis of a ride; the system’s firmware can also be updated directly via the app.
Nearly 20 years ago, Alpinestars began development on the original Tech-Air® system. When launched in the market in 2014, the Tech-Air® system was recognized as the world’s first airbag providing full upper body protection with a completely independent electronic management system, in addition to having the versatility of the vest which could be easily zipped into a variety of Tech-Air® compatible jackets. In December 2019, Tech-Air® 5 has already been recognized by CES as one of the must-see innovative products in the Wearables Technology Marketplace.
The Tech-Air® 5 wearable vest is designed to be worn under any proper fitting textile jacket, keeping in mind that the jacket must be large enough to accommodate the expansion of the airbag in the event of a crash. For textile jackets this requires an additional 4 cm of space around the circumference of the body. For those riders who want to wear a sports leather jacket, Tech-Air® 5 may also be worn with Tech-Air® compatible leather jackets which have built in leather expansion panels to accommodate the inflation of the airbag. Riders who wish to wear a leather jacket that is not Tech-Air® compatible must be sure that the leather jacket has an additional 4 cm of space around the circumference of the entire chest.
The Tech-Air® 5 airbag system offers the same protection as that provided by 18 CE Level 1 back protectors, as verified by SGS, an Official CE Certification company, that provides independent testing of product conformity with European Personal Protection Regulations
The result of over a decade of development in MotoGP and following on from Alpinestars’ first-generation racing airbag system and the launch of the ground-breaking Tech-Air® Street, this latest version of Alpinestars Tech-Air® technology brings full upper body protection to serious track day and performance riders. The Tech-Air® Race is completely self-contained, meaning there are no bike-to-rider set-up configurations required, which ensures the ultimate in convenience, freedom and versatility. When fully inflated, the system’s airbag offers critical protection to the back, kidneys, chest and shoulders. Plus, with a simple upgrade the versatile system firmware, the Race system can be configured to run the Tech-Air® Street setting for non-race use in road and off-road situations. The Tech-Air®Race vest must be used in a Tech-Air®Compatible garment.