Michael Schumacher making motorcycle helmets now

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Seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher doesn't seem to have any desire to take it easy after retiring from the pinnacle of motorsports. It turns out that his four-wheeled racing excellence has translated rather nicely to two, and it sounds as if the ex-champ's perfectionist attitude continues on unabated as he now begins designing helmets for Schuberth. The German producer of brain buckets had previously supplied the headgear for Schumacher as he raced in F1 and currently provides the units for Ralf Schumacher, Nick Heidfeld, Felipe Massa, Kimi Räikkönen and Mark Webber. Though no details regarding pricing or availability have been released as of yet, Schuberth assures that its new 'Schuberth Race' helmet is "an extremely lightweight and aerodynamic helmet, filled with numerous technical and safety innovations." From the looks of things, the helmet, with its orange and grey highlights, would be perfect mounted atop a KTM rider's head.

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Schumacher Develops New Schuberth Motorcycle Helmet

Schuberth GmbH is immensely pleased to announce that multiple Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher will be spearheading the firm's development of sports motorcycle helmets.

Starting with the 'Schuberth Race' helmet, Michael will continue to bring his wealth of experience to the German firm's R&D department in order to develop new models. This arrangement continues a unique and extensive partnership between the German brand and the seven-time F1 champion who developed and used Schuberth helmets until he retired from the sport.

Schuberth's engineers have developed this new crash helmet in close collaboration with Michael himself. In true Schuberth style, the result is an extremely lightweight and aerodynamic helmet, filled with numerous technical and safety innovations.

Since leaving four-wheel competition, Schumacher has failed to resist his passion for all things fast and loud. The German's longstanding love for motorcycles has seen him enter pro-amateur races in Europe, picking up a debut win in just his second event.

Schumacher explains the continued relationship: 'Throughout my time in Formula 1 I really appreciated just how fast and accurately the people at Schuberth were able to work. Attention to detail has always been particularly important to me, and I don't intend to leave anything to chance in the future either.'

Henry Rivers Fletcher of Oxford Products (UK importers for Schuberth), commented: 'Michael is a great ambassador for Schuberth. We expect some great results from this relationship as the former champ channels some of his renowned perfectionism into the evolution of Schuberth products. Formula 1 and motorcycling technology have much in common – there is no margin for error in either'.

No further information on the price or availability of the 'Schuberth Race' helmet is available at this time.

For further information on the current Schuberth motorcycle helmet range, or to find your nearest stockist, contact Oxford on 01993 862300 or visit www.oxprod.com.

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