Davida Koura Racers at 2019 Goodwood Revival 13th - 15th September

by Sharon Underhill on September 11, 2019

Ian Bain, Duncan Fitchett, Glen English and Sam Clews, all determined classic Norton bike racers who race in the Davida KOURA full face motorcycle helmet, will attempt to take podium positions at the Barry Sheene Memorial Race at the 2019 Goodwood Revival.

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Lansdowne Cup Championships © PJM Photography

‘The Davida KOURA, our first retro styled full face motorcycle helmet, has taken us into another zone this year ‘, said Founder and Managing Director, David Fiddaman.

As the only manufacturer of motorcycle helmets in the UK, Davida began production of the of the KOURA full face helmet less than a year ago, making this year their first podium opportunity at a Goodwood Revival event.

Fiddaman added, ‘We’ve always been known for our high quality quiet and close fitting helmets that are incredibly stable and give a super comfortable ride. ‘ I didn’t know I had it on’ is the common comment we hear from riders and racers using the Davida KOURA.’

During their first season in racing, The Davida KOURA has seen action at the IOM Pre TT Road Racing, The Lansdowne Cup Short Circuit Classic Bike Championships, as well as at the DTRA International and National flat track races and with USA Board Track racers attending the 2019 Goodwood FOS

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Ian Bain, John McGuinness, Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 © Gareth Buddo

With a passion for keeping the tradition of helmet art alive, Davida have painted the racers KOURA helmets in their own racing designs so they’re easy to identify on the track.

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Developed in conjunction with Italian Moto GP & F1 helmet designers, Davida say racers are choosing the Davida KOURA helmet because the design gives them a racing advantage. David went on to explain, ‘The larger visor aperture allows for an exceptional upward field of view and a wider peripheral vision. Combined with high quality super optic visors and an enhanced anti-fog which does not rely on exterior auxiliary devices, the overall improvement in the field of view is especially valued when in the full racing tuck.’

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Ian Bain & Adam Child,Celebrating 65 years of Norton TT Bikes © MCN

‘Stability and comfort is further improved by fitted check pads for a closer fit and a shell that’s sculptured upwards at the rear to eliminate interference with the collar and speed hump of the leathers. All these features are standard on our Koura helmet’

Approved to ECE R -22 05, DOT 218 FMVS and ACU Gold for racing, Davida claim it is the smallest, triple certified full face helmet in the world.

Davida is an ISO 9001 accredited company and all certified Davida helmets are independently tested at the best certification laboratories in the world.      

Davida will be providing a Race Helmet Support Service this weekend at Goodwood and can be found in the Barry Sheene Paddock.

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© PJM Photography

Racing, what is believed to be the oldest Norton ( CS1 1928) still being raced in the world, Ian Bain, thirty times British Historic Racing Championship Winner & 2010 Goodwood Revival winner, was the first convert to take up the Davida Koura. (No 12)

Seven times Goodwood Revival Winner and four times Lansdowne Cup Winner, Duncan Fitchett ( No 7) quickly followed Bain’s lead. Lansdowne Cup campaigner Sam Clews ( No 90) and 2009 Championship Winner & Glen English, 2018 Goodwood Revival Winner ( partnered by John McGuinness), both soon picked up on the racing advantage offered by the Davida Koura helmet