Even at such a low price range, SMK has been able to meet quality standards without any compromisation
The first thing that comes to a rider's mind while buying a helmet is - safety. Apart from that, riders also prefer buying helmets which come with unique features along with safety. Nowadays, a perfect helmet would qualify safety standards (DOT, ECE 22.05, IS 4151, etc) and be equipped with Pinlock lenses, comfortable-removable and hypoallergenic padding and liners, breath deflector, proper ventilation system, dual-visor, and a Bluetooth or Intercom set-up system.
Keeping the above-mentioned features in mind, motorcycle accessories sellers import premium-brand helmets like LS2, Bilmola, MT, etc. Such brands' helmets are sold within the price range of Tk6,000 - Tk17,000. Among these brands, SMK Helmets easily stands out amidst the crowd of premium-brand helmets due to its price range and finest quality features.
This brand has managed to sell quality helmets at the lowest price compared to its competitors. Even at such a low price range, SMK has been able to meet quality standards without any compromisation. Indian helmet manufacturing giant - Studds Accessories Limited is the manufacturer of SMK Helmets and its design and concept come straight from Europe.
SMK Helmets' one and only collection consists of 15 variants and all the helmets are certified by ECE 22.05 (Economic Commission for Europe) – minimum safety requirements of a motorcycle helmet.
Among the 15 model variants, here is an overview of 6 full-face models. All of these 6 models come with Pinlock - anti-fog lenses. Among the 6 full-face models, the Glide, Hybrid Evo, and Twister series can be equipped with Bluetooth or Intercom headsets. Apart from Stellar and Eldorado, all the models come with dual visors - one to use in general and one to prevent sun rays from causing disruption while riding.
These modular helmets are PJ certified - it can be used as a full-face helmet and as an open face helmet as well. The extra-wide visor displays a perfect view of the road. This helmet is great for long rides and adventures however, flip-up helmets cannot guarantee full safety.
This model can be used as a full-face helmet and a jet helmet - the chin-piece is removable and this helmet is PJ certified as well. This five in one helmet is stylish and convenient however, the removable chin-piece cannot guarantee full safety.
The full-face Twister helmet is an all-rounder covering all the features one could think of in a helmet. Its features, safety, design, and comfort have boasted it to the top of its category. It is convenient for everyday rides and long tours as well.
This models come with a thermoplastic body which is manufactured using the latest generation materials. The Force series comes with aggressive design and graphics and can be used as every-day helmets.
The Stellar series comes with an extra-wide, one-touch replaceable visor giving the rider a perfect view of the road. Stellar is known for its aggressive design, bold graphics, and safety.
This series focuses on classic helmet designs that take you back in time. Being manufactured of advanced impact absorption materials, this helmet delivers safety to riders at all times. It can be customised according to the riders' needs. Eldorado's plus sued fabric and leather cushioning portrays the perfect aestheticism.
- Glide: Tk5,500 - Tk6,000
- Hybrid Evo: Tk6,000
- Twister: Tk4,400 - Tk4,500
- Force & Force Steel: Tk5,500
- Stellar: Tk4,000
- Eldorado: Tk5,500 (This is available upon pre-order)
The selling price was sourced from automotive parts store - Juvnile Bikerzs - the sole importers of SMK Helmets in Bangladesh.
User review :- "I use a SMK Twister Logo GL132 and the best part about this helmet is that it comes with two visors. The sun's ultraviolet rays can easily be resisted with the inner visor. The padding is really comfortable and it has not affected my skin so far. As the padding is washable, I can easily take the pad off and wash it once a month. The features this helmet comes with and that too at such a price range, I would say, it is the best brand to go for if you are looking for a good quality helmet at an affordable price." Yaseen S Islam, Founder of Moto Lab BD.
SMK Helmets is a premium-brand segment of Studds Accessories Limited. Launched at the EICMA exhibition in Milan in November 2015, the brand - SMK is the only manufacturer of premium motorcycle helmets in India.
The brand - Studds Accessories Limited was incorporated in 1983 and the company consolidated its smaller units in Faridabad in 2009. According to Frost & Sullivan 2018 report, Studds holds a 27.79 percent market share in the premium segment, followed by global players such as LS2 (20.16 per cent), MT (15.41 per cent), and THH (11.26 per cent).