The Shiva is Kali Protectives’ newest offering for the off-road market, and at 1050 grams, it is the lightest and smallest DOT full-face on the market.
Kali Protectives’ products are unique in the motorcycle industry in that the foam and shell are in-molded. That means the two components are one piece, and that enables Kali to make lighter and thinner shells, which means in an impact, the shell can begin transferring energy into the foam sooner.
Kali Protectives considers itself an industry leader in innovation, so the company has continued to evolve its manufacturing process by introducing a unique multi density foam liner. With the use of geometric shapes, the foam liner helps to spread impact loads over a larger surface area and better absorb hits. Kali has combined this multi density foam, called Composite Fusion Plus, with a softer layer around the head for lower speed impacts.
As the company has continued to evolve this process and test new ideas, Kali discovered a triangular pyramid shape that helped dissipate energy even better. When it was tested in one of Kali’s existing bicycle full-face helmets, the company found it could pass DOT certification without making any compromises in foam density, shell thickness, size or weight.
Taking what Kali learned from testing, the company designed the Shiva to incorporate this new energy dissipation technology (Composite Fusion 3), as well as meeting other goals — like reduced size and weight.
By reducing the size and weight of the Shiva, Kali was able to create a safer helmet overall that also performs measurably better in rotational impacts. The smaller volume also helps to reduce rider fatigue.