Vozz Helmets from Australia has a new take on the way motorcycle helmets are designed. Eschewing the traditional top-down entry and chin straps that have been used for over one hundred years, the Vozz RS 1.0 helmet features a hinged rear entry that eliminates the need for a chin strap.

Called the Voztec system, Vozz claims this design allows for a smaller entry hole, allowing for a closer fit around the rider’s chin and neck. It is additionally claimed that this allows for an inner shell that follows the rider’s head shape closely, giving a safer and more comfortable fit.

While a tighter, closer fit is better, the Vozz design doesn’t allow for one-handed removal of the helmet. The double lock design and adjustable chin cup allows medical personnel to remove the helmet safely in case of mishaps, while eliminating the tendency of the helmet to come of the rider’s head on impact.

The Vozz RS 1.0 is DOT and ECE certified, and is available online at RM3,800. So, what do you think? Is this better or worse than the traditional motorcycle helmet? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions.