How the Skyline Caters to Women
“We started hosting helmet seminars at dealerships, and women told us they often have to fit the helmet over more hair than man, which can leave the helmet sitting too high on the head, resulting in poor fit,” says Matt Thompson, Harley-Davidson Category Manager of Riding Gear, Leathers and Outerwear. "We determined that a woman’s helmet needs to be more adjustable both front-to-back and side-to-side."
The result is the new Skyline helmet series. It features a shell and liner that is 10 mm deeper than the standard helmet dimensions, allowing it to fit more comfortably on a women’s forehead and the back of her head, an interchangeable inner liner side panel keeps the helmet from being too loose on the sides. The panels, sold separately, simply slide and snap into the helmet liner in place of the side panels that come with the helmet. It’s available in seven different thickness sizes which can be fitted with thin pieces of foam for a customized fit, and an anti-static comfort liner to reduce “helmet hair” that often results after removing a helmet, and a “pony tail notch” to provide extra room through a special cut-out section in the back.
"Customized helmet fit also is a primary consideration for all riders," adds Thompson. “Correct fit is necessary in order for a helmet to function properly. Now, women riders can customize this important piece of head gear to their unique needs, not only for a more comfortable fit, but for ideal performance as well.
½ Helmet style 98238-08VW
¾ Helmet style 98239-08VW
Color: Gloss Black
Available in sizes 2XS to 2XL
Deeper shell and liner than standard helmet to fit a women’s head contours and hair
Interchangeable inner liner side panel allows proper helmet fit and comfort
Antistatic liner and ponytail cutout section