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
3K high density carbon outer layer that improves strength and efficiency of energy dissipation over the shell. UD carbon composite layer that gives significantly greater radial strength around the shell, preventing compression but allowing controlled deflection for reducing transmitted impact energy.
Aramid fiber layer which provides critical penetration protection.
This three layer composite combination is given even greater performance with an epoxy resin bonding that offers the best possible strength and energy management.
The combination of material layers gives improved energy management: limited outer shell deflection making the energy spread wider and better absorbed by the EPS liner.
The result of the unique shell lay-up process employed in the M10 construction results in extremely effective impact protection. With a fully equipped helmet testing facility, within Alpinestars Racing Development Center, an exhaustive impact research program has resulted in the Supertech returning linear and oblique impact performance which far improves upon current helmet regulation standard limits. For direct, linear, impact by an average magnitude of 41% and for rotational acceleration, oblique, impact performance by an average of 48%.
FOUR DENSITY EPS LINER
THE RIGHT DENSITY IN THE RIGHT AREA
Formed with a multi-density EPS polymer, the energy absorbing layer gives an inner helmet profile which soaks up impact forces dissipated
over the outer shell at the point of an impact and provides a shape offering a close and comfortable fit.
The energy absorption performance of the M10 is substantially improved by a four section construction that allows for specific densities of polymer to be prepared for different zones around the helmet lining. Not only is energy performance improved but also fit and comfort.
EACH HEAD SIZE HAS A DEDICATED
SHELL AND EPS DIMENSION
The Supertech shell construction is optimized to offer the best fit across the range of four size options.
Shell sizes are manufactured in small, medium, large and extra-large to ensure that riders have the correct fit which not only improves comfort but, most importantly, the effectiveness of the helmet in an impact.
The Supertech M10 liner construction combines with the shell to offer highly efficient impact energy management.
MEDIUM SIZE WEIGHS IN AT 1240g (ECE) 134Og (DOT)
Weight is both a factor in riding performance and safety in a helmet and to ensure the M-10 offers the ultimate in weight saving performance enhancement,
preparation and construction of the helmet has been rigorously analyzed for weight to strength and energy absorption properties and a strict analysis of all the components used in the Supertech finishing.
Weight of M-10 is 1260g for size Medium (ECE) For DOT: 1370g for size Medium
A-HEAD FITMENT SYSTEM
PATENTED SYSTEM PROVIDES ULTIMATE ADJUSTABILITY
The Supertech M-10 incorportes a patented system to allow the helmet to be tuned exactly to the riders preference for the height and angle
at which the helmet sits on the head. This unique technology allows for an ultra-specific set-up that can be adapted for the type of riding and the rider’s preference.
With a micro-adjustable pad that is connected to the helmet inner shell, it is possible to raise or lower the helmet fit and also, to tilt the helmet forward, or backwards.
PATENTED VISOR RELEASE SYSTEM
ALLOWS VISOR TO RELEASE IN A CRASH WITH THE
CORRECT PRE-DETERMINED AMOUNT OF FORCE
REGARDLESS OF ANGLE OF IMPACT
Alpinestars has developed a unique visor release system which, while ensuring the mounting is held securely in place for riding over the most extreme terrain and any
track conditions,provides exactly the right level of resistance to ensure the visor detaches from the helmet shell if it is subjected to a significant impact – no matter what the angle.
The M10 visor release mechanism is conceived to avoid the inherent weaknesses in other types of anchoring systems. Maintaining shell integrity is vital for safety and with the possibility of multi-directional forces impacting on the visor, separation at the critical point of loading reduces potentially damaging leverage and rotational accelerations that refer injury to the rider’s neck and spine.
ENGINEERED RAISED & PADDED AREA REDUCES FORCES TRANSMITTED TO COLLARBONE
The base of the M-10 has been sculpted to give a relief section, where the bottom profile is raised to clear the collarbone (clavicle).
Also, incorporated into the area of the base pad, where it sits over the rider’s collarbone, is an energy absorbtion pad; a more flexible compound rubber section which allows deflection when it contacts the clavicle.
The Supertech M10 chin-bar is formed with polypropylene which, by allowing for a degree of lateral deflection, further improves impact protection for the collarbones.
VISOR DIRECTS AIR INTO PORTS FOR ADDED BREATHABILITY
Heat mapping tests have resulted in specifically designed ducting which produces a positive flow into the helmet over and around the rider’s head,
improving comfort while riding and reducing the on-set of heat stress in extreme conditions.
The visor design of the M10 is also an integral part of the ventilation system as it is profiled to direct airflow, acting as a channel to concentrate and smooth the flow into the shell. The Supertech liner design is formed to optimize airflow channeling around the rider’s head before being extracted from the M10 through rear exhaust vents to ensure positive pressure is maintained with constant airflow while riding.
MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM®
EXCLUSIVE MULTI-PIECE MIPS® SYSTEM REDUCES ROTATIONAL IMPACT FORCES
A low friction ‘slip’ layer is incorporated into the Supertech helmet, between the comfort padding layer and the multi-density polymer energy absorption shell.
When energy is impacted upon the helmet, causing a rotation force, the MIPS layer allows for movement of the inner absorption layer to damp and re-direct the energy before causing significant acceleration stress to the brain. This mitigates the causes of brain injuries, such as concussion.
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 & COMFORT
Conforming to both DOT certification and ECE homologation, the M10 is certified for use worldwide.
The DOT 218 standard prescribes specific impact penetration protection over the crown of the helmet area and hence, for the US and Canada markets, the Supertech M10 will feature technology that substantially exceeded the minimum safety requiremets.