Suomy is an Italian-born motor racing-focused helmet brand that produces a wide variety of motorcycle helmets both for the professional motor racer, rider, as well as common users (source). Adopting the Racing DNA in helmet manufacturing this manufacturer has a strict orientation to professional motor racing. Hence Suomy gorgeously exists in professional motorsports and of course, it’s one of the most adorable brands to the motor enthusiast around the world.
Suomy Helmet by Umberto Monti, Italy
The story of the Suomy helmet begins in 1997 by Umberto Monti in Inverigo, Province of Como, Italy. Umberto Monti worked in Yamaha for a long time and was immensely influenced by motor racing. In dedication to his passion, he started to distribute the Bell helmets as the first distributor in Europe, and later he came with the Japanese DIC brand helmets in the market.
In the meantime, being dedicated to the helmet business Umberto Monti engaged his two brothers Valter, a motocross rider, and Maurizio who was a nuclear engineer by profession. Then three brothers together established the family business and formed the brand Suomy (pronounced su-oh-mee), the completely Italian brand.
Starting the helmet manufacturing company Suomy gained a breakthrough in 2000 signing a partnership agreement with one of the world’s leading racing motorcycle company Ducati. Under the collaboration and sponsor, the talented Ducati race riders started using Suomy helmets and owned several titles in SBK World Championships.
Suomy sponsored the high-caliber race riders like Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser, Aaron Slight, Ben Bostrom, Scott Russell, Ruben Xaus, Neil Hodgson, and James Toseland. The first success came in 2001, the SBK World Championship legend Troy Bayliss won the World Title wearing a Suomy helmet later he also won the world title in 2006 and 2008.
Sequentially, Neil Hodgson in 2003, James Toseland in 2004 and 2007 claimed the SBK World Champions. Meanwhile, in 2000 Suomy also debut in MotoGP World Championship and lead the 250 GP Championship with Manuel Poggiali, and won the title in 2003. Further, Suomy continued with Loris Capirossi and the brand ambassador Max Biaggi who won two SBK World Championships in 2010 and 2012.
In the continuative success in professional motor racing, Suomy recognized worldwide as a product of innovation, quality, and prestige. In the manufacturing, Suomy ensured the highest manufacturing quality ensuring usage of the highest quality material in a blend of the latest technology and race dedicated innovative designs. Further, all the manufacturing stages are controlled under strict manufacturing standards and the legacy of an Italian manufacturer.
Thus Suomy established delightedly in the field of world motorsports and expanded its market globally. Sequentially Suomy expanded into the South American market and founded a partner company in Argentina in 2009. From that manufacturing plant, Suomy covered the both South and North American market as well as produced exclusive helmets for Austrian motorcycle brand KTM and later for other.
Suomy Helmet Owned by Indonesian Brand KYT
In 2014, one of the world’s most prestigious helmet brand Suomy’s larger part acquired by a multinational investment that owned by the Indonesian helmet brand KYT therefore PT. Tarakusuma Indah (TARA Group). KYT owned the larger motor gear part of the Italian brand Suomy where the bicycle gear part remained under the Italian hand.
Thus Suomy started a new Suomy Era in the global market especially in Asia in the prospect of two-way information exchange between the two companies placed in different regions of the world. Thereby it reintroduced a wider range of motorcycle helmets both for professional and non-professional riders covering different category riders test around the world.
Therefore, Suomy stable covered the race, motocross, off-road, city, and casual range of helmets. All of their motorcycle helmets meet or exceed the regional and global safety standards like Japanese JIS, ECE European 22.05, US DOT, Chinese CCC, Brazilian NBR, Argentine CHASS, Taiwan’s CNS, SNELL, etc.
In the distribution, Suomy is gorgeously covering the world’s motorsports industry from the beginning and also present in the world motor gear markets as one of the prestigious Italian brands. Now under the collaboration with Indonesian helmet brand KYT, Suomy is also aggressively positioned in the Asian market.
Accordingly, Suomy helmets are also available in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh GEARX Bangladesh Ltd. the concern of Rasel Industries Limited is the sole distributor of Suomy helmets. The distributor has numerous display & distribution points in the capital city Dhaka. Further, they are also covering countrywide distribution throughout the postage support in Bangladesh.
Suomy is an Italian-born motor racing-focused helmet brand that produces a wide variety of motorcycle helmets both for the professional motor racer, rider, as well as common users.
Suomy helmets are manufactured in Suomy’s own manufacturing facilities.
Suomy helmets are manufactured in Suomy’s own manufacturing facilities in Italy and Argentina.
Suomy helmets are officially imported and distributed by GEARX Bangladesh Ltd. in Bangladesh.
All the Suomy helmets meet or exceed the regional and global safety standards like Japanese JIS, ECE European 22.05, US DOT, Chinese CCC, Brazilian NBR, Argentine CHASS, Taiwan’s CNS, SNELL, etc.