Based on the Star GP design and built on innovations first developed in the Bell Infusion, the Star Infusion is the ultimate in forced air helmet technology. The Snell SAH2010 Star Infusion is the first model in the industry that can be used as either a side air forced air or top air forced air model. Sold in the top forced air configuration, the Star Infusion can easily be adapted for use as a side forced air helmet though an innovative kit system. The helmet can also be used in a non-forced air configuration. Developed with feedback from the world’s best NASCAR and Sports Car drivers, the SAH2010 Star Infusion is the helmet of choice for racers in a closed car environment using a forced air system.
The Star Infusion features an ultra-lightweight carbon composite shell, high-tech aggressive aero styling and a pro-plus style interior that provides superior comfort. The pro-plus interior delivers a custom interior fit by combining Bell’s soft plush-density fit pad system, contoured cheek-grip pad system to reduce movement and integrated collar that is designed to fully support the driver’s lower jaw bone area.
With the versatility of the Star Infusion, professional racers no longer have to choose between a side forced air or top forced air model. Sold in the top forced air configuration, the helmet can be transformed into a side (left) forced air helmet (side air kit sold separately). The Star Infusion incorporates Bell’s ground-breaking air chamber technology to increase pressure and accelerate airflow (when used with an external forced air system) to maximize airflow for improved ventilation and comfort. In the top forced air configuration, the Star Infusion divides the air inflow evenly in vent channels that direct ventilation to the front of the helmet to cool the face and prevent shield fogging and into the air chamber top pad, evenly dispersing airflow to cool the driver around the top of the head.
The Star Infusion features the new Quick Lock forced air nozzle that locks the forced air connector in place yet allows for easy release. The smaller nozzle design helps accelerate airflow into the helmet. The Quick Lock nozzle can be used with traditional 1.5 inch diameter forced air hoses by using the forced air adaptor that connects the hose with the Bell Quick Lock nozzle.
The Star Infusion can be used in a forced air or non-forced air configuration by using a series of kits. While the Star Infusion is sold in the top forced air configuration, other accessory kits can be used with the Star Infusion.
In addition, customers have the option of using a top forced air or side air kit with a traditional round or standard barb nozzle.
To re-configure the Star Infusion as a side forced air helmet, install the Star Infusion Side Forced Air Kit on the left side, replacing the side plate that is standard with the helmet. In this configuration, the Star Infusion can be used as a duel forced air helmet. If the customer wants to remove the top forced air insert, it can be replaced with a Star Infusion vent top (non-forced air) insert kit. To transform the Star Infusion into a non-forced air configuration, simply install a Star Infusion/BR.1 vent top kit and replace the forced air top insert that comes standard with the helmet.
The Star Infusion is certified to the Snell SAH2010 standard which requires the helmet to be tested to the Snell SA2010 standard plus additional testing for use with Head and Neck Restraint Devices. Bell is the first company in the industry to certify helmets to the Snell SAH2010 standard. Bell’s M6 terminal hardware is incorporated into the helmet and accepts Head and Neck Restraint anchor system hardware. (We recommend consulting with the Head and Neck Restraint manufacturer to select an anchor system that allows the user to index the hardware in the proper location for use with the device.) The Snell SAH2010 standard is compatible with FIA8858-2010 and is recognized by the FIA for use outside of North America.
The Star Infusion takes a 287 SRV Shield which features the SRV-1 pivot system and thumb tab on the drivers left side to allow for easy shield operation. Each helmet comes with a clear shield and Bell visor strip as standard equipment. The Star Infusion also features Bell’s redesigned face piece with recessed areas that allow for seamless radio integration and easy installation. Racers can also customize the fit of the Star Infusion by using Bell’s Cheek Pad Inserts in 5mm, 10mm, 15mm and 20mm sizes to tighten the fit in the cheek area. In addition, replacement face piece kits are available for the Star Infusion in the event the front interior chin piece needs to be replaced. The helmet is available in White and Rubberized Matte Black finish – the rubberized surface is more resistant to finger prints and smudges than traditional flat finishes.
Customers buying the Star Infusion also may be interested in accessory items including an anti-fog double screen shield insert to eliminate fogging in high humidity environments, chin cover seals (small and large) that seal the bottom chin bar area of the helmet and a breath deflector which installs at the top of the chin bar and directs breath downward to prevent shield fogging.
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