Due to the current COVID-19 policy that prohibits the sharing of helmets among multiple users, the demand for affordable, good-quality protective gear has increased tremendously in the past few months. The latest addition to the ongoing helmet war is SMK, a line of helmets designed in Europe and produced by Studds Accessories based in India.
Founded in 1973, Studds grew from a simple backyard business into a full-scale factory operation, with products initially intended only for its huge local market. But when Studds decided to go global, SMK (which stands for the initials of brand founders Sidhartha and Madhu Khurana) was established in 2017. This helmet company, which now has around 2,800 employees, exports its products to at least 50 countries in Europe, North America, and large parts of Asia.
Recently, local motorcycle product sellers Motoworld, MotoMarket, and MotoStyle were designated as official distributors of SMK products.
Among the safety features of SMK’s helmets are the energy impact-resistant thermoplastic, premium fiber, fiberglass, carbon-fiber construction, multi-density expanded polysterene, and provisions for pinlock anti-fog lenses. To ensure rider comfort, the helmets use a hypoallergenic liner with fabric moisture management and antistatic properties.
All the modular helmets made by SMK are P/J certified. Their prices range from P2,200 to P6,950.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.