Heck Yeah, Ears: Cat Head Motorcycle Helmets

February 15, 2016


These are the Neko Helmets designed and made by Russian based Nitrinos motostudio. Prices range from $495 to $590 depending on the design, and are customizable in case you want one that looks more like your cat. I want one with googly eyes and one ear on the side of the head so everybody knows I'm special and need extra room on the road.

"Fiberglass ears are firmly fixed to the body of the helmet, but in case of an accident, they are destroyed without any danger," states the company's website. "The ears are performed of through type. Thus, up to a speed of 100 km/h, the ears do not generate additional resistance."

How much do non-cat motorcycle helmets cost? Because I feel like my life probably isn't worth $600. When I first learned how to ride a bike growing up my dad would just tape cardboard around my head. Now he doesn't even do that anymore.

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Thanks to FP, who wants a motorcycle helmet that looks like a dragon head. Plus shoots fire.

  • Andrew

    Good workout for your neck after about 40MPH

  • Isaac Bow.
  • Pong Sirioput

    But what's the added function of the cat ears?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Turbo thinking...

  • Natalie Snyder

    This is the helmet of my dreams that no one will let me have

  • Jenness

    I want to see a hardened Hell's Angels biker wearing this. Only then will this be street cred legit.

  • Konstantin

    The word "hardened" is superfluous. Any gang biker wearing one of these can automatically be assumed the most badass biker in that gang, because nobody else dared to kick his ass for wearing a silly helmet.

  • Precisely.

  • Okay, first, those ears ABSOLUTELY create extra drag.

    Second, price is more-or-less in line with a midrange helmet.

    Finally, that chick in the last picture is not wearing appropriate foot gear for riding. At all. My toes are cringing just thinking about that.

  • Five bills for a "midrange" helmet? Ye mean "midrange" as in "only mid-sized brand name lettering", right? I think "midrange" should be the mode, not the median...

  • Konstantin

    Your post is basically a condensed summary of how people have responded on Russian sites. To be fair, the statement in original was closer to "won't create excessive drag," which from Russian source means you won't feel like someone's trying to tear your head off up until 60mph. And that makes it a reasonable city streets helmet, but absolutely not usable for highways. I could totally see someone riding a scooter to work going for one of these without any problems. That'd allow for high heels, too.

  • Jenness

    I doubt that's the owner or even rider of that motorcycle but simply a model.

  • GeneralDisorder

    It's a given that the model they hired for the photoshoot is a model and not a bike owner. Well, she might own bikes but they're not paying her to know stuff.

  • MustacheHam

    That is pretty cool, if I were to purchase one. I might do a simple yellow helmet with the visor and inner ears in black. ;)

  • Isaac Bow.

    you gotta do some blue on it

  • I appreciate your username-profile image continuity.

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