Airflow is a jet helmet challenging the wind. 

It was designed specifically for the most demanding motorcyclist, both from a technological and aesthetical point of view. The project was developed by Pininfarina for Newmax, leading company in the segment of luxury helmets 

The innovative concept “Airflow System” was created to cut through the wind so as to optimize the performance of the helmet and favour the circulation of air, to guarantee the internal thermal balance  to increase the comfort of the motorcyclist.


The first novelty of the helmet is the outer surface: it is made of transpiring technical fabric, it is impermeable to water and moisture. In the shell, conveniently pierced in three areas,  are set three pierced and shaped inserts in technopolymer. These "flow intakes" allow air to circulate inside the cap and the moisture inside to escape and, thanks to their design, they model the forms of the helmet aerodynamically, creating the superpressions and depressions necessary to the correct functioning of the system of ventilation.

The comfort of the motorcyclist is also optimized inside, through a special design "by segments" which creates a series of grooves to facilitate the circulation of air and the transpiration of bodily vapour. The areas of contact with the skull have been studied to identify the most suitable ergonomic points. The material of contact consists of a soft mesh of increased thickness that still allows the passage of the air and reduces the formation of hot points on the skin and increases the air circulation. All these features are translated into a level of unprecedented comfort for the motorcyclist. The helmet also has exclusive soft protection for the nape of the neck in polyurethane

These new helmets will be wholly produced in Italy, in two versions:

  • AIRFLOW PLUS, the top level model has the shell covered in eco-leather, the rear safety reflector with the Logo Pininfarina and an external band of reinforcement with the AIRFLOW SYSTEM logo. Colours: Black, White, Leather.
  • AIRFLOW CLASSIC, the entry level model, designed for a younger public, will have the shell covered by a distinctive graphic design from Pininfarina, but in technical terms faithfully reproduces the specifications of the top model. Colours: White matt, Black matt, Bronze matt, Light Blue shiny.


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High transpiration of the materials and fluidity of forms: these are the keywords around which Pininfarina Extra’s designers created this new concept helmet, presented at the International Motorcycle Exhibition in 2010

Airflow was subjected to several tests: the last one took place in the Wind Tunnel and confirmed the attainment of the original goals.

Airflow is the evolution of a concept whose study started in from the cooperation between  Pininfarina and Newmax, two outfits that believe in the talent, in some ways unique, of Italian companies and the positive effects of industrial synergies.


Pininfarina Extra

Cambiano (Turin)



Strada Pizzo 11a

15040 Mirabello - Monferrato (AL)




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