KLiM Krios Karbon Adventure Helmet ECE

The KRIOS is KLiM’s new beginning for ADV helmets – revitalizing standards in strength, performance and functionality while leaving traditional compromises behind. This is the lightest hi-end adventure helmet ever tested by us.

This must be the one Gear that we were most exited about. We have owned or tested almost all the hi-end Adventure helmets out there. Arai, Shoei .. you name it. We had settled to Arai for that last 4-5 year, buying all of their X-Tour and MX models. While being really plush and well built, our constant complain was the ridiculous weight of the helmets. Another problem was the presence of a lot of turbulence in hi-speeds, with all kinds of motorcycle used. From full-house BMW R1200GSA to naked KTM 950SE. Turbulence and head shake was always there.

KLiM Krios in enduro trim

Well, not any more !! The Krios literally eliminates these issues in all speeds, even with the visor on. The helmet remains rock solid in all speeds and literally weights nothing. The interior is very comfortable with the “hi-end feel” it should have for it’s price range and can be fully removed for washing in seconds. The aerodynamics do not let the helmet shake and the visor can be removed very fast – without any short of tool needed.

The one thing though that strikes you the most is the lack of weight. KLIM’s full-carbon KRIOS shell features a wide carbon weave at it’s core which is absolutely stunning to look (black & color options). You can wear it all day and feel that your head is fine (no headaches) and your neck hasn’t suffered from the ride. It is an absolute joy to wear, all day and in any situation helmet. This is the BEST Adventure helmet we have ever used!

Krios works excellent in all weather conditions and riding modes

KLiM Krios Features

  • REIGN OR SHINE : THE LIGHTEST ADV HELMET
    KLIM developed the KRIOS ADV Helmet to destroy the conventional performance parameters of the modern Adventure Touring helmet. Innovative construction techniques and supreme material sourcing combine in the ultimate multi-function and completely versatile Adventure Helmet. It’s the only helmet weighing under 1500 grams in North America.
  • ULTRA VISION
    See the path clearly ahead through optically correct face-shield technology, coupled with an industry leading field of vision.
  • FEEL AT HOME : ENGINEERED AERO ACOUSTICS
    Focus on the road ahead and fully engage with the ride thanks to KLIM’s perfected Aero Acoustic performance. Combining sleek and stable aerodynamics, intelligent ventilation design and a premium liner system, KLIM makes it easy to keep riding mile after mile.
  • TESTED, TESTED, TESTED, TESTED
    To perfect the premium ride quality of the KRIOS, ADV test riders revised and manipulated every component in the real-world to ensure features such as visors and modular systems didn’t increase noise or reduce on-bike comfort. The result: Aero Acoustic and Aerodynamic excellence and high-level fit and finish ensure a premium experience on every ride.
  • HAND BUILT PRECISION
    KLIM’s full-carbon KRIOS shell features a wide carbon weave at its core. Hand-laid for a perfectly consistent shell, each section utilizes optimal resin amounts to reduce weight and ensure uniform shell thickness and integrity.
  • VERSATILITY PERFECTED
    Mastering aerodynamics and functionality of visor-equipped helmets at high speeds is a huge challenge. KLIM developed the KRIOS to utilize aerodynamic visor and spoiler attributes to stabilize and put riders’ heads at ease.
  • EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS
    Thanks to innovative construction techniques and premium materials, the KLIM KRIOS meets or exceeds the most demanding ECE and DOT standards for motorcycle helmets at reduced weight compared to the competition.
  • KLIM CUSTOM FIT
    Klimatek™ Fabric liner systems utilize adaptive smart foam technology and anti-microbial/bacterial fast-wicking textiles.
  • QUICK CHANGE
    KLIM’s KRIOS helmet rebuilt the modular helmet mindset with a quick release shield and visor system requiring only a simple, 90 degree quarter-turn to lock/unlock. No tools required.
  • FEEL THE FLOW
    KRIOS was born for Adventure and its intelligent ventilation system ensures riders will keep their cool when the terrain heats up. Adequate airflow through the chin bar vent and a closable top vent make it comfortable from slow-to-go.
  • BUILT FOR EVERY RIDE
    Quickly transition from Street to Off-Road or to any of four riding modes quickly and without tools . Innovative KLIM modular helmet technology allows riders to adapt the KRIOS to any riding need including KLIM Radius Goggle use.
  • SHIELDS UP
    Premium Polycarbonate Anti-Scratch shield tech takes the lead with Pinlock® ready systems standard to ensure a clear road ahead. Clear and Smoke options available.
    KRIOS provides a premium experience through High Performance Carbon-Fiber construction, four ride mode versatility, aerodynamic superiority and unrivaled acoustical and contact comfort.

* More information about KLiM Krios Karbon Adventure Helmet ECE here

 

Sena 10U for Krios

This is a great update to the way you experience Adventure. Traditionally once something happens, you stop and pray that the rider in front of you will notices that you are missing .. in a few miles. Well, not any more! Now you can just say “wait”.

I know that this is not a big thing, but our personal riding experience just got a massive upgrade. Now we could really talk to each-other, give riding instructions, cautions, head’s up about incoming difficulties and much more. And all that without shouting or having to take our helmets off. This is definitely a BIG difference in your riding experience!

Located discretely on the left side of the KLiM KRIOS helmet

The Sena 10U for KRIOS is designed to be installed into your KLiM KRIOS helmet in just 10 minutes. It comes together with the Sena Remote, but we haven’t really tried that one yet. Battery and charging port are neatly located at the back of the helmet (inside it) just behind your neck. You can’t even tell that is has the 10U installed!

Using it off-road was a great help. You can talk with your riding mate via intercom, listen to music or answer to a call from your phone, with absolutely no effort at all and usually everything works fine. The charge lasts forever – well way more than you will need for a day’s riding, with constant intercom use.

10U Intercom

We could see only one problem with it: intercom range. In actual off-road riding conditions it is nowhere near it’s indicated working distance of up to 1.6 kilometers (1.0 mile) in open terrain. The signal started to break in almost 150-200 meters (!!) and the connection fails once you loose visual contact. Not happy with that. Not happy at all.

10U Sound quality

Sena told us that the 10U uses the speakers from the 20S, and that’s a good thing. The sound quality seems excellent to use, with good bass response.

Once the speakers are placed behind the liner in the KRIOS, everything works fine. Of course in highway speeds of 140+ km/h we sure wish we could pump the volume up by about 25-30% more, but all Adventure helmets are quite noisy because of the visor design.

The microphone can be placed in whatever position, and the person speaking to you can’t hear anything than your voice .. well, even the twin Akrapovic system when you’re giving it a bit too much gas.

The 10U works great even with the face-shield open in off-road riding speeds. No problem at all.

what is included in the box

10U features

  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Unibody design is built specifically for the KLIM® Krios Adventure Helmet and fits into the helmet ear pockets
  • Includes a wireless remote control as well as a three-button control pad
  • Four-way intercom communication up to 1 mile in open terrain
  • Universal Intercom to communicate with other brand headsets
  • Group Intercom
  • Voice prompts
  • Music sharing between rider and passenger
  • Built-in FM radio tuner
  • Up to 10 hours talk time
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Smartphone app for iPhone and Android

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Talk time: 10 hours
  • Dimensions (main module)
  • Microphone with control unit: 77 mm x 68 mm x 58 mm (3.0 in x 2.7 in x 2.3 in)

BLUETOOTH:

  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Profile: Headset Profile, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)

INTERCOM:

  • Working distance (intercom): up to 1.6 kilometers (1.0 mile) in open terrain

AUDIO:

  • Built-in SBC Codec
  • Advanced Noise Control
  • Wide volume control
  • Sample rate: 48kHz (DAC)
  • Built-in wide band Codec (HFP)
  • Sample rate: max 16 kHz

FM RADIO:

  • Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies)
  • Radio region: worldwide
  • Radio frequency specifications: 64 ~ 108MHz
  • 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function
  • Radio on time: 8 ~ 10 hours

BATTERY:

  • Charging time: 3 hours
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours
  • Type: Lithium polymer battery
  • Certificates: CE, FCC, IC

IN THE BOX:

  • 10U Headset
  • Handlebar Remote
  • Foam Speaker Snap Holders
  • Handlebar Rubber Band
  • USB Power and Data Cable (Micro USB Type)

* More information about Sena 10U for Krios here