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Shark's new SKWAL helmet is the first to feature LED lights and it is more than just colourful bling. The illuminated bright-green stripes have also been designed to increase rider safety.

The new Skwal is the latest addition to Shark’s Pulse range and could signal the beginning of new rider-safety technology.

Three ultra-bright neon green lights have been integrated into the helmet’s shell at the front and rear. When not illuminated, the LED strips are virtually undetectable.

Once the sun goes down the neon lights can be activated via an easy-to-reach press-button switch. A built-in rechargeable battery keeps the lights illuminated for up to five hours on continuous mode and up to 10 hours on flashing mode. A micro USB cable allows the battery to be easily recharged from your PC or DC charger.

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Despite the addition of lighting and battery pack, the SKWAL helmet is another example of Shark’s ability to produce lightweight helmets without compromising safety – tipping the scales at just 1.47kg. The Autoseal visor also cuts down wind noise, helping to reduce rider fatigue.

Like the rest of the Shark range, the SKWAL features a flip-down sun visor and the Easy Fit system for wearers of glasses. The liner can also be removed for washing and is compatible with the Sharktooth intercom system.

The Shark SKWAL will be available in all good motorcycle stores from September with pricing from $349.95.