The Helmet Motorcycle Mask came about one day as I was riding in the fall. I was on the Vrod, with her “Vskin: Nightskin” wrap. I passed a few other riders that day with face masks; the stretch fabric type. Like many of us in the design business, there’s an idea ! I like the look but the pull on/over: another thing to look after as I ride, what if you added all that style and bravado to your helmet.
A few days later in the studio I made a frame, roughed in the shape in modeling clay and thought, not bad. An FRP slash or 2 later while making some adjustments and I had the first prototype in hand. I set the Mask in place on my skull cap helmet. I couple more rough sketches and the Hannibal idea pops. Stainless steel bars would be cool, but none to be found in the studio. Leather, I know I have some leather shoe laces, that will work. Mount this thing to check the view and the look, the mirror showed some promise, this is a fun looking piece. This is mostly art/ bling for the bad boy rider, and many of us are required to ride with a helmet. Adding some spice and flair to a requirement is always a good idea. Besides, this could be altered to cover many a look and style.
The Skull mask original was a black FRP unit. I decorated it with some white accents. Honestly, the original lay-up was a mess and had voids in the surface. I adapted those to look like worm holes in the surface.
Out for a test read, WILL anybody notice this MASK? Read the full story and find out >>