Meet SBA-1 HF: India’s Most Affordable Hands-Free Helmet
Steelbird SBA-1 HF is definitely the most affordable hands-free helmet that one can buy in India. At present, it is available in the Indian markets with a price tag of Rs 2,589. The first look may not reveal what this perfect riding partner is hiding on the inside as the design is completely based on the existing SBA-1 series of helmets.
The HF used in the name denotes hands-free and the helmet comes with an in-built system that requires no battery for the operation and can help you enjoy music as well as attend important calls while riding. The system connects to your device through an AUX cable and thus, requires no external power source.
The helmet is available in two different sizes (580mm and 600mm) while the colours on the list include Black, White, and Red. The stock version is available with a smoked visor while fitting the plain visor from the other SBA-1 colour options is also possible.
The same helmet without the hands-free system is available under several names and can be bought for INR 1339 for the SBA-1 Classic variant. The rider’s safety has been given utmost importance as the helmet does not offer any noise cancellation property and allows you to listen to external sounds like sirens and horns.
However, the microphone fitted within the helmet features noise cancellation and the riders can enjoy clear audio transmission as noise from the wind and traffic gets cancelled. The inbuilt system comes with IP5 water-resistant rating while the button placed on the helmet can directly pick or disconnect calls.
The support for Google Assistant further helps to play music and it also makes calling people an easy task while staying focused on the road. The helmet is available with Steelbird dealers all across the country while buyers shopping online can visit the Steelbird website.