Three factors that I consider when choosing a motorcycle helmet are safety, comfort, and style. Though a full-face helmet offers impeccable protection, I often select the open-face model because it is comfortable and gives me a greater sense of freedom. And the breeze on my face, damn! That’s to die for. It allows me to connect with nature and the surroundings rather than being a passive observer. An additional advantage is the greater field of vision compared to the full-face helmet.
Therefore, before you purchase riding gear from your ideal motorcycle importers, I would recommend the following brands:
Bell Custom 500 Helmet
The Bell Custom 500 comes from a long line of successful open-faced helmets. I like that it is comfortable, pocket-friendly, and stylish and comes in different colors. This helmet is lightweight, and the various EPS interior linings and shell sizes allow a more comfortable fit on my head.
Shoei J-Cruise II
This model replaces the Shoei J-Cruise I. It has added features. Its shell is more compact and lightweight than the earlier model, and its four shell sizes allow for a close and comfortable fit. Its multi-layered EPS liner and the more pronounced helmet spoiler at the back give me the confidence of enhanced protection. I would pick this helmet when I’m riding in hot weather, especially since it has a built-in “crack” position that helps to demist the helmet. It also has different color options.
This is an excellent helmet for touring. However, it does not come cheap. Although it is an open face helmet, it does not compromise on protection. I loved its superb shield mechanism and the forehead and exhaust vents that regulate the air flowing within the helmet. The Ram-X is a lightweight helmet with a nice and comfortable fit.
GM67 Open Face Helmet
The GM67 Open Face Helmet has numerous vents and a functional drop-down sun shield that is convenient and removable. The GM67 also has a removable lined interior that is easy to clean for freshness.
The LS2 Verso is a lightweight helmet that I recommend to those looking for comfort and convenience. One of its unique features is the twin shield operated by a rotary dial on the sides of the helmet.
This brand is very comfortable and pocket-friendly, with a simple and unadorned style. It is also lightweight and compact.