I’m one of those people that needs to wear a modular (flip-up) helmet. I have two of them, a Harley-Davidson Stealth, which is OK, and an HJC Sy-Max II, which I like a bit better for the lower wind noise. Unfortunately, I have to wear glasses or contact lenses, and, even with my contacts, I’m kind of light-sensitive, so I need to wear sunglasses. A full-face helmet makes that a bit difficult.
But there’s always been some controversy as to how well modular helmets poerform in a crash. This is kind of important, since about a fifth of crashes involve the biker taking one to the chin. I’d kind of like that bit protected, since chicks dig guys with chins.
So, I am interested to learn that, over in the UK, SHARP is testing modular helmets for crashworthiness, and rating them. They’ve already started putting ratings up, so you may want to amble over and see if your helmet appears, and how it did in testing.
If you are wearing a KBC FFR, or a Duchinni D601…well…you may want to go to the dealership and see how much a BMW System 5 helmet or a Caberg Trip will set you back.
I’m just saying…