SHARP uncovers a new five star rated crash helmet

Viper RS1010 in carbon yellow/black

It’s not often that we can report on a new 5 star crash helmet being revealed. But hot on the heels of the five star results for the Shoei X-Spirit III, SHARP have announced that the Viper RS1010 has achieved five star status too.

That means it joins a very select bunch of helmets to achieve SHARP’s maximum safety rating – 53 helmets to be exact – with only a small number of those still on sale.

So the Viper’s a real find.

  • Full face helmet
  • SHARP 5 star rated
  • Carbon fibre shell
  • 1.3Kg (that’s light)
  • On sale for under £190

The Viper RS1010 is a carbon fibre full face helmet that weighs in at a lightweight 1.3Kg. It has all the usual features you’d expect in a top-rated crash helmet in terms of multi-point ventilation, removable lining, double-d ring fastener – but no real bells and whistles beyond that.

Thing is, you’ll be getting a SHARP 5 star, carbon fibre, lightweight helmet that is being retailed for under £190. That’s a steal.

We’ll bring you more on the Viper RS 1010 as and when we hear what owners think about it.

Best place to buy this Viper crash helmet?

You'll find it at Amazon UK. Click the link to drop through to their Viper Helmets page - but make sure you only buy from the most reputable sellers.

Shop for viper helmets at Amazon

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  1. I have this helmet. Great helmet for the price. Superlight as light as my Lazer Kestrel superlight carbon and thats 1.25kg. Looks amazing in 3k black carbon weeve. Visor is quite small pinlock inserts for it are too small. A little noisy, good ventilation. Quite big in terms of fit and and physically big so guessing only 2 shell sizes. Love this site btw!


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