KALI NAZA CARBON HELMET
The NAZA™ CARBON Helmet represents technology driven performance as Kali Protective’s brings award-winning COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus technology to road motorcycle helmets. Mechanically bonding the EPS foam liner with a Carbon tri-weave shell equals unparalleled strength and lightness to further enhance your on-road performance.
Years in development, this revolutionary construction incorporates pyramids of different CONTEGO™ foam densities to provide the softest materials next to your head. With an advanced tri-weave shell providing the skeleton, COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus technology provides not only one of the lightest possible helmets but also one of the most protective.
The NAZA™ CARBON Helmet is also feature rich with a cutting edge shape, dual density cheek pads and its integrated ventilation system to assure the rider’s maximum style and performance.
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- Carbon/ Kevlar/Fiberglass Tri-Weave Shell with COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus Construction
- Dual Density CONTEGO™ EPS Liner
- Comes with both Performance Dual Density Cheek Pads and Comfort Cheek Pads for individualized fit
- Integrated Airflow System
- Antibacterial, removable, washable liner
- Anti-scratch and anti-fog face shield (with Quick Release) Dark Smoke Face shield available for purchase separately.
- Double D-Ring fastening system
- Meets or exceeds AMA, FIM, CCS, WERA racing standards
- Two Shell Sizes for optimum fit
- Includes Kali Helmet Travel Bag
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
- Safety certifications include Australian Standards, DOT (FMVSS 218), ECE22.05
Naza Motorcycle Helmets Size Guide
S = 55-56CM
M = 57-58CM
L = 59-60CM
XL = 61-62CM
If you do not like the fit once you have received the helmet, you may return it for an exchange or refund. No Hassles.
If you need to exchange the helmet for a different size we will ship it back to with Free Shipping.
- Awesome experience Review by Warlok1961
- impressed Review by Ken
The head measurement diagram given on their website made it easy to choose the correct size helmet. This had been a concern as I had not previously purchased anything 'to fit' over the internet and wondered if I selected the correct size. I was certainly pleased to find it was a perfect fit.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Velogear to anyone...
Media & Reviews of KAli Naza Motorcycle Helmets
March 8 2013 firstname.lastname@example.org
"An Australian physicist is overseeing a huge shift in helmet design. The KAli Naza helmet looks like a conventional lid with a carbon-fibre, Kevlar or fibreglass outer - but it is whats inside that inventor Don Morgan believes will save lives.
The expanded polystyrene foam inner is made of conical shapes of varying density that disperse energy on impact. No one wants to put their head to the ultimate test but Morgan says simulations and lab tests show his design reduces energy transfer to the riders head - the cause of brain damage or fatal injuries. "Even the best current helmet design transfers forces ( in a linerar fashion) in a crash," Morgan says.
In other words, the force of the impact goes directly onto the riders skull.
"With the cones, that impact force dissipitates much faster and is spread over a greater area."
Morgan's design has earned him a string of awards including the ABC's The New Inventors Title 2007, but it's been a long road to get the helmet in production.
Motorbike versions, for road and off-road use, are now being sold under the Kali brand. A trial of the Kali Naza shows it is one of the lightest lids on the market, making it ideal for extended use. It comes with varying shaped cheek pads to ensure a snug fit and the aero profile means it doesn't catch the wind at any angle. Nothing's perfect though and the minor chink in Kali's armour is wind noise at higher-than-legal speeds. It's far from the noisiest helmet on the market and can be eliminated by wearing ear buds - but I don't, at least not on the road whn hearing approaching cars can be as potentially lifesaving as the helmet itself. It's a minor trade off for its protective value and modest price.
Meanwhile, it's a lid I'm happy to wear....."
Monday, May 14, 2012 by Darren Burnett
My search for a lighter helmet led me to KALI Protectives where I met Brad Waldron, an aerospace/composites engineer from California and one of the founders of KALI Protectives. After introductions and me telling Brad what I was looking for, he started explaining in detail the safety aspects of this new technology KALI has developed. I was immediately interested and we worked out an agreement for me to try one out !!
I received the new KALI NAZA carbon just in time for a two day event/test at Bristol Dragway. Included in my package were a clear, a dark smoke, and an iridium anti-fog, anti-scratch shield, an ultra soft helmet cover, and a very nice storage/travel bag!! I selected the “Darkness” edition with a high gloss black over carbon fiber finish and subtle graphics.
I wear a medium (57-58 cm 22 3/8 to 22 ¾ in 7 1/8 to 7 ¼ hat size) and this one fit very well. The first and most noticeable thing about this new NAZA is the weight….drastically lighter than my other helmets. The shell design offers a great benefit for motorcycle drag racers…the upward contour in the rear allows for a really great tuck position. There is no interference between helmet and leathers at all and the front of the chin area is actually dropped down a bit to offer better aero dynamics. I noticed after the first couple of passes how much of an improvement this shape was over previous helmets and again, the lighter weight was fantastic!
Qualifying runs were in mid day with bright sunny conditions. I decided to try the iridium shield. It is very effective in reducing glare while maintaining superb visibility. Eliminations were held after dark so I switched from the iridium to the clear shield. On my second run I tested out the anti-fog claim by closing my shield completely before the burnout and left it closed until after the run. Even during the intense moment between staging and the tree activating, I did not experience any sign of fogging!
Upon receipt of payment your order will be packed and posted either the same day, or at latest the next working day.
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In general we find that deliveries to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane metro and VIC regional are made within 1-3 working days. NSW, SA, TAS, ACT and NT take 2-5 working days. Regional QLD, WA and other remote areas will take 5-7 working days.
Please note these are only expected deliveries times and occasionally delays may occur.
We use Australia Post for all of our deliveries except for Bulky Items. For bulky items we use Direct Freight Couriers.
COMBINED POSTAGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVERAL ITEMS
Our internal shipping charge calculator will tell you the cost of your postage prior to your checkout. In most cases buying more than 1 item will result in cost savings to you.
- Small items up to 500g cost around $7 postage. Depending on the weight and size you will get 2 sometimes 3 small items posted for this amount.
- Most larger items post for about $12 and you will generally be able to add 1-3 small items at no extra charge
- Once you purchase products over 3 kg in weight there is generally, only a small amount of extra postage charged
COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BULKY ITEMS
You can add smaller items together with bulky items and there will generally be no or a small added postage cost. Ordering items such as 2 bike cases may not result in any savings due to their volume. Ordering mid-size items like two fluid trainers together will result in very good savings though. You will get your quote for shipping costs before you checkout.
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Q. Where can I try on Kali motorbike helmets?
A. At our factory showroom at 4/11 Urban St Braeside VIC. Open 9am to 4 pm Mon-Fri..
Composite Fusion PLUS Technology in Kali Motorbike Helmets
The purpose of a helmet is to absorb the energy of an impact to minimize or prevent a head injury. A helmet does this by transferring the energy to the foam, which crushes as it absorbs the impact. However, the way in which a helmet is constructed plays an important role in how the helmet absorbs the energy.
There are basically two ways that most companies construct a helmet. The traditional construction of full-face and skate-style helmets features impact foam glued to a hard outer shell. The other common way, which is typically used in cross-country-style helmets, has the foam molded directly to the hard exterior shell and is commonly referred to as in-molding.
Using an advanced form of in-molding, Kali has developed two designs that effectively disperse impact energy better than a traditional full-face helmet, which allows them to offer the same or better protection as other helmets in a lighter package. The secret is in their patented manufacturing technique and tooling; Kali is the first company to figure out how to produce the full outside shell of a full-face and then to have the EPS injected inside that formed shell. Here’s a quick overview of a traditional full-face helmet construction compared to Kali’s COMPOSITE FUSION™ and COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus technology.
In the above picture, a traditional full-face helmet design features foam glued to the inside of the outer shell. While this helmet construction can provide adequate protection, it is not ideal because the design can leave gaps in between the foam and the shell. When a helmet sustains an impact, the force must first break through the hard shell before it gets to the part of the helmet that dissipates the energy. Besides offering a more durable helmet covering, the main role of a hard exterior is to help spread out the impact energy across more of the foam inside the helmet to absorb the shock. In addition, many helmet manufacturers use dual density foam to help absorb the impact energy more efficiently.
Kali’s Composite Fusion™ design provides a super tight (almost molecular) bond between the helmet shell and the energy absorbing material inside. This tight connection between these two materials prevents gaps, which transfers shock more efficiently through to the softer EPS foam materials. It also allows Kali to use a thinner shell that breaks down faster and allows the energy to be absorbed more efficiently. Kali also uses dual density foam, with the softer material near the head, to dissipate the energy sustained from an impact.
Taking the COMPOSITE FUSION™ technology a step further, Kali’s COMPOSITE FUSION ™ Plus has the same super tight connection but also incorporates a special impact foam design. Using geometric shapes of different densities inside the foam, the Composite Fusion™ Plus technology further helps dissipate the shock forces as they travel through the foam. In this image, the different colors of the dual density foam highlight the pyramid shape of the Composite Fusion™ Plus design, with the softer material near the head. Interestingly enough the Plus design is based on an Australian Invention, CONEHEAD TECHNOLOGY, which won World Inventor Of the Year in 2012 for its creator Don Morgan of Queensland!
Based on thousands of actual test results, this G-Force Scale demonstrates how impact force is registered and dissipated as the helmet takes impact. As you can see by the illustration, different types of helmet construction and materials absorb and dissipate impact energy differently.
Traditional As a traditional helmet absorbs the force of an impact, the transition from the hard shell to the foam is highlighted by a dip in the impact energy being absorbed (as the shell breaks down). This is not only inefficient, but can allow the energy to slightly magnify rather than continue dissipating.
COMPOSITE FUSION™ The way in which a COMPOSITE FUSION™ helmet absorbs the energy of an impact is much more fluid and effective than a traditional helmet. The smooth curve provides constant impact dissipation through the super tight shell/foam connection, reducing energy spikes.
COMPOSITE FUSION™ PLUS Compared to a COMPOSITE FUSION™ helmet, a COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus helmet is even more efficient at absorbing impact energy, thanks to it additionally channeling impact energy laterally through its geometric shapes of dual-density foams. This promotes constant energy dissipation until the impact is relieved.
The G-Force Scale sidebar is a good way to compare the different ways that a Traditional, COMPOSITE FUSION™ and COMPOSITE FUSION™ Plus helmet design deals with energy absorption. You can see that Kali’s helmet designs disperse impact energy much more effectively and efficiently than a traditional full-face helmet. This not only makes their helmets safer but also allows them to be lighter.
Brad Waldron, Head Engineer and Founder of Kali briefly explains the use of Australian Conehead Technology in their motobike helmets.
You can read more about the Australian Inventor of this technolgy below.
"My journey as the inventor of the TM conehead liner for helmets began in the mid-ninety eighties when I was a member of a research team that comprehensively investigated the effectiveness of bicycle and motorcycle helmets. The project was funded by the Australian Federal Office of Road Safety (FORS) and was conducted at the Queensland Institute of Technology (now known as the Queensland University of Technology). During the four year-long project, the research team conducted tests on helmets to the Australian standards for both motorcycle and bicycle helmets. We were the first in Australia to carry out crash simulations of motorcycle accidents. The project also tested the strengths of bones from different age groups of people. In the later stages of the project tests were carried out on a cadaver wearing helmets of different masses.
One of my roles as a research scientist was to attend fatal motorcycle and bicycle accidents throughout the Brisbane area with the police Traffic Accident Investigation Squad. I was to gain a better understanding of the accident and hopefully retrieve the helmet from the accident for later examination. I remember a number of the helmets that I examined, and subsequently pulled apart, as being gory objects with blood and brain fluid splattered throughout the interior of the helmet. In several other helmets there were bone fragments grinded into the jaw piece of the comfort liner of the helmet. In one helmet I found several loose teeth. These helmets and the gruesome accidents that I attended are permanently etched in my mind.
One of the more important crash features that clearly stood out with the helmets from accidents was that the foam liner showed little or no evidence of damage or crushing and yet the injury report or post mortem stated the motorcyclists or cyclists had sustained intracranial injuries. It was mainly from this information my fellow researchers and I concluded that the liners in helmets were too hard and stiff and the liners did not effectively absorb an impact force. In other words, on impact the forces are readily translated through the thickness of the hard foam liner to the skull. One of the recommendations made in the final report on the effectiveness of helmets was that the liner should be softened and made of low density foam.
In the early 1990s while I was working on another research project, my eldest daughter, who was about five at the time, was learning to ride a bicycle. When I examined her helmet and pressed my thumb against the foam liner I was shocked to find that it was hard as a brick and I couldn’t leave an impression in the liner. The fact that the liner was so hard and was unable to be compressed contradicted the recommendations of the research that I had been doing, which was to make helmet foam liners softer.
I was also concerned that the foam liners in helmets did not differentiate between a child’s skull and an adult’s skull. A child’s skull is more deformable than an adult’s skull and therefore is less protective of the brain. Also, the foam liners in helmets did not accommodate the variation in the different strengths and thicknesses of different sections of the human skull.
This incident involving my child’s helmet motivated me to set about to design a new shock absorbing liner for helmets. I started to think of different designs to improve the ability of the hard foam liner to absorb an impact force more effectively (i.e. soften the liner of the helmet). Some of my early designs included low-density strips sandwiched within the thickness of the highdensity foam, and low density cylinders embedded into the thickness of the liner but I was never completely happy with these designs.
The thought of embedding low density foam cones within the thickness of the high density foam came to me in 1993. Cones have the wonderful unique property, when a force is applied, they will initially compress or crush and, as the force continues to be applied, they become harder to compress or crush. Cones are great shock absorbers and when crushed the energy will be spread sideways. I call them deceleration cones.
The next stage in my journey was to prove scientifically that the new liner would work so I spent several years pestering and grovelling to my local federal government member to gain funds to carry out research. In 2000 I was fortunate to receive a research grant from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) which allowed me to manufacture and perform comparative tests between flat foam samples of the new TMconehead liner and single-density foam typically found in current helmets. The independent comparative test results clearly showed the new foam liner with cones performed better in absorbing an impact force than the single-density hard foam.
I thought it would be all downhill from that point, as I had scientific data supporting my new design, but I spent another three to four years desperately trying to obtain funding and a manufacturer to produce the new foam liner.
In 2004, frustrated with the lack of response in Australia to bring my invention to market, I decided I would try my luck overseas. The Hong Kong based Strategic Sports Limited, one of the largest manufacturers of helmets in the World, responded to an email outlining my idea and that was the start of the conehead liner becoming a reality thanks to the innovative attitude of Doctor Philip Cheng and his son Norman who head Strategic Sports Limited. The quick response to my email was a good sign and I eventually signed a license agreement with them in 2010.
In 2010, the first helmet, incorporating the conehead liner, which was for dirt bike riders, went on sale in the United States of America. Today there are helmets with the conehead liner selling world-wide. These include motorcycle, dirt bike, bicycle, skiing, mountain and horse riding helmets.
Kali helmets were amongst the first to adopt conehead technolgy into their Composite Fusion Plus designs.
Don E Morgan M.A.I.P.
Physicist, Educator and Innovation Consultant