The new Fox V3 helmet is the pinnacle of their offerings for dirt bike riders, with industry-leading technology aimed at minimising injuries sustained by ‘rotational forces’.
The latest scientific research has shown that a large percentage of head and brain injuries sustained by dirt bike crashes can be attributed to ‘rotational forces’, i.e. impacts that cause a rider’s head to violently twist upon impact. These sideways impacts can cause the brain to twist inside the skull, causing massive internal injuries. So, with this new research, manufacturers are now designing their helmets with systems to minimise these forces, and Fox is right there with the best of them, with their new ‘Fluid Inside®’ V3 helmet.
How It Works
Fox’s all-new Fluid Inside® technology is a massive step forward in providing protection from rotational forces to riders. Designed to replicate the body’s natural brain protection system, Fluid Inside® is engineered to enhance the helmet’s ability to protect the rider’s brain by mimicking Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF). Incorporating a matrix of Fluid pods oriented around the head, the system essentially has the helmet ‘floating’ on the head. Each fluid pod acts like CSF to independently and simultaneously manage the linear and rotational forces, allowing the helmet to move partially independent of the internal lining. This means the forces of impacts and rotations are greatly reduced before being transferred into the rider’s head and brain tissue.
Not content with making a super-safe helmet, the Fox V3 helmet also sets the standard for comfort, airflow, and performance in an MX helmet. The second-generation Magnetic Visor Release System (MVRSTM) is designed to stay firmly in place through aggressive dirt bike riding and roost conditions but detach from the helmet upon impact to help mitigate external rotational forces that can also affect the rider’s head during a crash.
The dual-density VarizorbTM EPS liner acts like the crumple zones in a car, providing improved protection by progressively dampening impact forces across a wider surface area of the helmet. This, along with the patent-pending CAGETM system which improves energy management in the event of an impact to the chin bar/eye port area, dramatically reduces the transference of external forces through the helmet shell. Unique shell and EPS sizes mean a lighter helmet, a more streamlined profile and an improved fit for all riders, regardless of head size. The Multi-Composite Technology (MCT) shell construction blends carbon and FRP resins for a light yet highly rigid external shell.
Being comfortable inside the helmet is a big part of riding, especially in the heat of battle on track! Fox’s V3 features a system of thoughtfully placed intake and exhaust ventilation ports to allow exceptionally high amounts of airflow, even at low speeds. The vents also feature injection moulded mesh screens to maintain this superior ventilation, while providing protection from roosts and other debris entering the shell. The internal removable and washable X-static® comfort liner and cheek pads rapidly wick moisture and inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria, so it stays fresh in-between moto laps. Finally, the ‘Minimum Offset Design’ (M.O.D.) allows for a closer and more precise fit, resulting in a streamlined profile which reduces the overall size of the helmet without sacrificing performance or safety.
If you’re in the market for a new helmet or simply want to make sure you’ve got the latest and most protective helmet available, then head down to your local Fox dealer and try on the latest V3 models. And if you’re looking for that extra bit of advantage over your mates, then having a safe, light, well-ventilated helmet is sure to not only make you look good but rider faster too!
– Fluid Inside™ is designed to help dissipate rotational and linear energy transmitted to the rider’s brain in the event of a crash
– Magnetic Visor Release System (MVRS) allows the visor to detach during a crash
– Dual-density Varizorb™ EPS liner is meant to provide improved protection by spreading the forces of impact across a wider surface area
– Patent-pending chin bar/eye port CAGE ™ is intended to improve energy management in the event of an impact
– MCT (Multi Composite Technology) Shell construction that blends Carbon and FRP resins to provide a light yet rigid external shell
– Four shell and EPS sizes for best in class fit
– Injected Mesh vent screens provide superior ventilation and airflow while maintaining protection from dirt and debris
– Removable, washable X-Static® comfort liner and cheek pads are antimicrobial and manage odour while wicking moisture away from the head
– Exceeds DOT and ECE 22.05 standards