Investing in R&D is like stepping on the gas. It enables us to do two things: go faster than others and have more followers. Breaking ground in order to be a benchmark.

We are driven by passion. Technicians, engineers and designers give their best to get the best from our helmets.

Our aim is our customers. They are our goal. We operate in a global market and our presence is worldwide. Such a diverse range of goals poses no obstacle. Wherever there are customers, LS2 will reach them to give them what they are looking for. All this is an on-going journey, and there are no pit stops: from work to quality and from quality to success. This is our formula. Our way of thinking and doing.


Each LS2 helmet, in fibreglass, composite or polycarbonate is composed of three main elements, the external shell, shock absorbing EPS liner and numerous accessories such as comfort linings, method of retention, visors and ventilation.

The three main methods of production are:

  • Polycarbonate; injected in a mix of ABS utilising an exclusive process developed by our researchers named HPTT (High-Pressure Thermoplastic Technology Resin). This high precision industrial process utilises moulds sculpted from blocks of metal weighing several hundred kilos.
  • Composite fibres; combined with polymer resin which provide high abrasion resistance and are very difficult to penetrate.
  • Carbon Fibre; in multiple layers are also mixed with polymer resin. This procedure involves a process where the moulds must be able to resist temperatures in excess of 120C.

Carbon Fibre

Carbon Fibre is a material used extensively in the aeronautical industry and of course in the highly competitive world of Formula1 and MotoGP. It has incredible strength but extremely light. Four years of research and considerable investment resulted in LS2 launching its first Carbon Fibre Helmet with a double visor system.


A proprietary blend of polycarbonate, space age thermoplastics and additional materials specifically formulated by LS2, KPA: Kinetic Polymer Alloy, is ultra-lightweight and provides high penetration resistance, but with flexibility for the ultimate energy dispersion. This special formula meets both ECE 22.05 and DOT requirements.


 Our High-Performance Fibreglass Composite (HPFC) is a carefully layered blend of a unique fibreglass weave and organic resin. HPFC provides an ultra-lightweight, but rigid shell that accepts an impact while dispersing energy for a safer ride.

In-House Knowledge

Once a shell has been removed from its mould it is checked to make sure it meets our exacting standards by our technical experts. Several layers of paint later and the graphics are applied, once in place the helmet is lacquered with anti UV and the process gives a unique touch to each helmet.

Precision Assembly

The final assembly of a helmet is then undertaken by a technician who follows a strict process for the fitting of the EPS liner, retention strap and visor mechanism, followed by the comfort liner and user instructions. Each helmet then has a final quality check before being boxed ready for dispatch.

Quality Control

A certain number of our helmets are never sold as we batch test every model in our test laboratory.  Each helmet is looked at in minute detail to ensure that quality and safety are paramount. We also verify that each model meets or exceeds the test standard required by its country of destination. This may be ECE, DOT, BSI or Snell. Numerous tests are undertaken on the EPS and the external shell for shock absorption. We also test the fit as many testing houses now take this into account, for example, SHARP TESTING in the UK.


 History of LS2


Mr. Arthur Liao invested about 350 Euros and started his fledgling helmet business in a tiny house of less than 600 square feet. At that time, he could only afford to hire one employee, Mr. Peng Zheng. Together they started to manufacture their first helmets from this small rural workshop. Twenty years later, Peng is still working for the company.



Demand for the helmets increased fast. To capitalise on this Arthur needed to expand the business. He leased a 4000 sq. ft factory and recruited another 100 personnel to the team. Meanwhile, Mr. Stephan Liao (Arthur’s brother) joined the management team and strived to develop and prepare for future business.


Our helmets are sold throughout the country our trademark “FENGXING” had played a very important role in the domestic market and our helmets were a huge success all over the country. That year, we finally moved into our own 18000 sq. ft purpose-built factory.



As the first pioneer in the helmet industry in China, Arthur had already turned his vision to the global market and changed his helmet trademark to “MHR”. To be taken seriously in the global market required serious and ambitious investment to modernise our factory, it’s machinery and technology. This investment paid off with international praise and recognition for MHR’s products.


As the business continued to grow rapidly Arthur realised that he could not continue to expand the factory alone. He requested his other brother, Mr. Paul Liao, join the company to manage MHR’s further expansion, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge gained in his own successful business. Paul joined MHR on June 28, a very momentous occasion which meant MHR would truly become a family firm and laid the foundation for today’s achievements at MHR.



MHR was proud to gain ISO9000 accreditation. MHR now owned and controlled, in house, all new conceptions and technologies for helmet production. Including plastic injection, composite treatment, painting, testing and so on. The whole systematised management from raw material to a finished helmet under one roof.


As the business continued to grow, Arthur and Paul made a multimillion-dollar investment to establish JIANGMEN PENGCHENG HELMETS, LTD. (JPH). JPH wholly owns a 330,000 sq. ft State of the art factory with over 1,000 employees, producing more than 2 million helmets a year.



A landmark year. We realised that sooner or later our enterprise would inevitably perish if we continued to manufacture only OEM and ODM products in the future; therefore, we decided to create and sell our own brand to the world. But, how and where to start? Using the abbreviation of LIAO’S SYSTEM as the brand, LS2 was conceived, born and registered worldwide. Meanwhile, the head office of LS2 was established in Barcelona, Spain. LS2 helmets also exhibited for the first time at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. From that day, LS2 helmets demonstrated its courage, passion and determination to step into the global market!


LS2 Helmets continues development and expansion with the acquisition of a 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Chicago, Illinois, USA. and set up of a new team to take LS2 helmets to the American and Canadian consumers.



LS2 Helmets continues its worldwide growth with a relaunch to the Australian market, now distributed by Whites Powersports from warehouses based in Queensland & Victoria.