In detail

The helmet


Outer shell

The outer shell of the C3 Basic combines an aerodynamically optimal shape suitable for racing with excellent protection.

  • Shell material: S.T.R.O.N.G. fibre and carbon
  • New helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight
  • Glass fibre with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at a pressure of 4.5 bar to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy.

Inner shell

  • Made of specially optimized EPS foam
  • Used exclusively by SCHUBERTH
  • A complex modular structure allows optimal shock absorption

Inner lining

The innovative interior lining of the C3 Basic is outstanding due to its excellent fit and the optimised ventilation and extraction system.

  • COOLMAX® pad system, removable and washable
  • Optimized fit
  • Variable pad system ensures effective ventilation (see ventilation summer/winter)
  • Allergen-free
  • Antibacterial
  • Hand washable up to 30 °C
  • Removable cheek pads

Fastener system

Standard delivery with micro-lock ratchet lock

360° Reflex

Improved visibility = Enhanced safety in the dark

  • Reflex pads embedded in the neck padding

Chin guard

The C3 Basic is characterised by its strong and distortion-free chin guard.

The extremely robust chin guard locking system

  • resists very high drag loads
  • securely joins chin section and helmet shell to form a compact unit

The visor


Pinlock® Visor

Guaranteed condensation-free thanks to its double glazing technology

  • City position

Visor mechanism

  • The EasyChange visor mechanism makes changing visors extremely simple and quick.

Integrated sun visor

The sun visor enables quick and individual adjustment according to light conditions. It is integrated into the helmet shell and can be swivelled.


Technical info



High-performance aerodynamics

The C3 Basic is the new generation flip-up helmet. It stands out from the crowd at all times through its advanced aerodynamics and agreeable riding characteristics.

C3 Basic - New generation flip-up technology from the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel makes your next touring journey a sheer riding pleasure.

  • Aerodynamic shape
  • Directionally stable
  • No oscillatory tendency
  • No buffeting



Aeroacoustics of the C3 Basic

All SCHUBERTH motorcycle and racing helmets are developed and optimised under scientific conditions in the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel. Owing to its outstanding aeroacoustic characteristics, the C3 Basic is the ideal helmet for your touring journeys.

  • Extremely quiet due to integrated acoustic collar and anti-noise pad
  • < = 84 dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with closed machines)
  • Safety principle: the reduced noise level assists the rider's concentration and attentiveness.


Sound intensity is a phenomenon which can be explained logarithmically/mathematically.

  • A 10 dB(A) jump in noise level is perceived by the human ear as a doubling of the noise level. Conversely a drop of 10 dB(A) is perceived as a halving of the noise level.
  • Physically these changes in the perceived noise level already occur at an increase or decrease of 6 dB (A).
  • This means that the increase/decrease in the physical load is higher than the one perceived.


Aeroacoustics are influenced by:

  • the position of the helmet in the air flow, depending on the driver's size, riding posture, the motorcycle's fairing
  • The fit of the helmet: differences in the anatomy of the wearer's head, neck and shoulder areas


  • change the position of the windscreen
  • close the gap at the bottom of the helmet, e.g. using a scarf




The C3 Basic incorporates an effective and powerful ventilation system which enables up to seven litres of fresh air to be supplied per second when travelling at 100 km/h.

Equipment features

  • Chin vent
  • Variable pad system
  • Visor vent
  • Air intake

Summer and winter

The positioning of the pad system can be adjusted, enabling fast and easy adaptation of in-helmet head ventilation according to:

  • the season
  • weather conditions
  • personal preferences

O2 ventilation

  • In cold weather it often occurs that with closed air supply the motorcyclist's neck zone becomes sealed off by hoods, scarves or neckerchiefs.
  • The concentration of carbon dioxide inside the helmet is a key safety criterion for preventing symptoms of fatigue and the thinning of breathable air.
  • No negative effects on health need be feared as long as the CO2 concentration remains below 3.5 %.
  • The maximum level of CO2 concentration at the workplace is 0.5 %
  • Even when the neck zone is sealed off by hoods, scarves or neckerchiefs, this helmet guarantees that the CO2 concentration remains below the 0.5% limit as from a speed of approx. 30 km/h.
  • In cases where the helmet is completely sealed off by hoods, scarves or neckerchiefs, the visor ought to be opened (city-travel position) for safety reasons when idling, for example at traffic lights, or travelling slowly.


Anti-Roll-Off System


The Anti-Roll-Off System (A.R.O.S.) especially developed by SCHUBERTH is provided as a safety feature in every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that provided the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted:

  • the helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind
  • the risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or neck of the rider is minimised due to the small angle of tilt
  • the consequences of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident are reduced.


Hi Definition Visors

High definition visors enhance clarity and increase precision.The view through Schuberth high definition visors is a reliable feature which enables you to see the surroundings more clearly and with greater contrast. This guarantees better concentration.


SV1 Hi Definition Yellow



SV1 Hi Definition Orange


Tinted visors


Sun visor

tinted, anti-fog coating

Mirrored visors


Blue Mirrored

Blue mirrored, Pinlock®-ready

Standard visors


Pinlock® Visor

Guaranteed condensation-free thanks to its double glazing technology

(not included in delivery; available separately as an accessory)



Anti-noise pad

For additional optimisation of the aeroacoustics


Comfort cheek pads

Set (2 pieces)




  • fully integrated intercom between rider and pillion passenger
  • Bike-to-Bike intercom
  • Intercom conference mode for 3 bikers
  • Mobile phone, MP3, GPS connection
  • Integrated VHF radio with RDS


Please contact your dealer to purchase Schuberth original spare parts.


C3 Basic

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The C3 Basic is the helmet for a relaxed, sporty tour. Never before was a flip-up helmet smaller and more compact than the premium flip-up helmet from Schuberth.

With its successful synthesis of sportiness and comfort together with a noise level of &lt;= 84 dB(A) at 100 km/h which has never before been achieved on the market it sets new standards. The helmet shell consists of S.T.R.O.N.G. fibre, a special glass fibre reinforced duroplastic matrix, and is produced in two helmet shell sizes.


Weight, standard and size

1,570 grams (depending on the size of the helmet shell) including integrated sun visor and acoustic collar


ECE-R 22.05
This test standard guarantees conformity to defined safety standards in respect of impact absorption, penetration resistance, lateral rigidity, retention system and field of vision. The approval guarantees that you have approval for all the countries in the EU and all countries which recognise the ECE standard.


Head size in cm

SCHUBERTH helmet size

Alpha helmet size

50 to 51



52 to 53



54 to 55



56 to 57



58 to 59



60 to 61



62 to 63



64 to 65




Mobility Program

Mobility Program

Quick helmet replacement at a favourable price when an accident occurs



The fully integrated communication system for the Schuberth C3 Basic, C2 and Concept helmets

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