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Had my first fall from my scoot today. Nothing serious, slipped on soaking wet leaves going over a speed bump. It has though, made me think again about my open face helmet.
Obviously there's no argument that style-wise, open face is the only way to go, but it doesn't matter how sharp I look on the scoot if I've got no teeth/jaw/nose.
Does anybody know of any manufacturers that make full face hemets that don't make you look like a leather-clad petrol head? I'm thinking at least for bad weather it could be a good idea. Any thoughts welcome...
Some of the NZI 3D helmets are really nice, like this one "Scooter Rally"
get a full face and leave the open job for bright summer days when youre pootling along with your mates in formation.
the roads are just too hectic these days
If you have the cash to spare, look at the helmets by Tucano Urbano, they are open face, but have a long clear visor that will protect ur jaw from removing itself from ur face in an accident :)
I wish I had better news for you about this-
The sad truth is that no manufacturer produces a 'stylish' full face helmet. They just don't exist by definition. Safety laws these days mean everything has to comply to shape/style regulations otherwise we'd all be looking like Evil Kenevil.
My advice is invest in a well made and recommended helmet that isn't going to cost the earth.
Mines a Shoei Qwest, which is the carry on model from the Raid series. It has won several awards in the past for it's quality and price point. I paid around £260-£280 for it last year which was about right for that sort of thing as it's more of an 'entry level' motorbike helmet (yes, they only go up in price). If nothing else, it protects from the elements and provides that sense of security which makes a world of difference.
Scootering mag always advertises Tucano Urbano, i was thinking of replacing my open face (even though ive only just got it) but when it rains it horrible having a wet face before ive even got to work.
Same style of helmet as open face but with a face lol
So ive checked out there website looks good, i am going to be honest they aint cheap so it all depends how much you want to spend
Vespa or Lambretta open face helmets are reasonable for sunny days, occasional use and short journeys, I have the Vespa cashmere soft touch. I use full face for regular use, and longer journeys. Get the best you can afford mate, Shoei, AGV and Arai are top lids, I have an Aria Viper GT, diamond blue, good looking and very safe. It's all about the hair dude and open or full face ain't no better or worse. Helmet head is the bane of all scooter riding mods, regardless.