THE SUPER JET HELMET

Not seen at Lewis Leathers since 1973, the Super Jet is now available once again.

Originally known as the Trackstar Super-Jet when it first appeared in 1958, the Super Jet, with its sleek lines soon became a the #1 helmet amongst the Ton Up Boys of the day. Renamed simply as the Super Jet the following year, it was worn by the staff of Motorcycle Mechanics magazine during a 4,500 mile cross-Sahara run which was reported in the magazine during the early part of 1960.

Lewis Leathers have launched a range of authentically made Collectors Items of these classic helmets. Each helmet is hand built to the same exacting standards of the helmets of yesteryear and all features are authentic, right down to the dead-stock strap buckles. Although these are tough, it should be noted that these helmets are not made to modern day safety standards.

Aviakit Super Jet

 

Aviakit Super Jet

 

The interior is lined in fine pig skin leather, the adjustable inner straps are made of the same leather.

Aviakit Super Jet

The Crown is lined with a high quality Satin Rayon which, in turn, covers a laminated cork lining. The webbing is tough polyester webbing.

Aviakit Super Jet

Pig skin lining detail

 

Aviakit Super Jet

The outer shell is a tough glass-fibre constuction which is extended to cover the ears.

Aviakit Super Jet

Vintage label on the left, remade label on the right, pvc covered to keep the Brylcreem off.

Aviakit Super Jet

 

Aviakit Super Jet

1960 advertisement in Motorcycle Mechanics.

Please note, these new helmets are not built to modern day safety standards and do not bear the ACU BSI kite mark of approval, instead they are intended as display pieces for collectors. Read more about the Super Jet at the Lewis Leathers Online store.

 

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