Roof Boxer V8 brings new looks, premium price

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Roof-Boxer-1.jpgEveryone’s favorite flip-up helmet, the Roof Boxer, has been updated. The biggest change is to the chin piece, which now looks like some sort of futuristic gas mask. That chin incorporates new, cleaner looking ventilation and what Roof claims is an improved latching mechanism. Well, anything would be an improvement over old clothing-style press buttons.
>Roof-Boxer-2.jpgThere’s also improved ventilation in the helmet’s main shell, a visor
that shouldn’t fog so badly and higher build quality all round. Like
most people, we’ve always liked the Boxer’s sci-fi styling, but in
practice we’ve never been happy with the quality. The chin piece isn’t
structural, so offers very little protection in a crash and the fit has
always been awkward. Let’s hope Roof has fixed all that, because
they’ve certainly made the Boxer V8 more expensive. It now retails for
€380, which when compared to helmets from Shoei, Caberg, et al
available for similar money, suddenly makes the Boxer a less appealing
place to stick your head.

Roof Thanks for the tip, Will.

  • ep

    yo joe. only a real american hero could pull this one off.

  • Ben

    My French isn’t so good, but the chin bar has been Homologated somewhere in the world. Maybe it’s stronger now. I’ve always liked these, but I thought Roof’s factory burnt down. Gotta love the french.

  • @lan

    So can anyone explain to me why we can’t purchase a Roof Helmet stateside?
    We’ve already been serving French Fries for years

  • JABO

    Need price for the v8

  • http://www.designerhelmets.com Designer Helmets

    The Hell for Leather review is mistaken in one key fact. The chin bar IS structural. This new Roof Boxer V8 has been tested as BOTH an open face and full face helmet. It has passed the European ECE 22.05 tests in both configurations, probably the only helmet available which has achieved this.
    The review also overstates the price.
    These helmets retail for GBP 279.00 in the UK

  • GRANT PETTITT

    HI…..

    WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WERE I CAN BUY A V8 ROOF BOXER HELMET IN MUNICH GERMANY?

    THANKS
    GRANT