Anyone who rides a motorcycle in India is sure to be well-acquainted with the name ‘Steelbird.’ Such is the popularity of the brand that every second or third rider on the streets can be seen wearing their helmets. The reason for this is the wide range of affordable helmets Steelbird offers with a variety of design, decals and visors. However, the brand has been thinking beyond budget lately and churning out slightly more premium products. One such helmet is the SA-1 Aeronautics.
The Aeronautics belongs to Steelbird’s flagship SA-1 line-up of products. An ISI (Indian Standard Institute)-certified helmet, it is available only in two sizes - medium (580mm) and large (600mm). From the eight colour options available, we received the attention-seeking Moon Yellow shade with matte-finishing. Steelbird also has multiple options of visors that include Iridium coated, night vision and smoked. However, the one at our disposal is the highly-purposeful photochromatic visor. And, purposeful it is, which we unfolded after spending significant time with the helmet.