Posted August 06, 2002 - 01:42 PM
Posted August 06, 2002 - 03:02 PM
The liner doesn't come out. I'm too embarrassed to sell mine, it smells like, like (picture Hick sniffing inside his old helmet), smells like my old knee guards.
It fits weird, pressing on my cheeks. It actually made my face get tired, I didn't notice how bad it was until I bought a better helmet.
The face opening is very small. I'm sure this is great for roost protection but it really kills your visible range. Again not something I noticed until I replaced it.
The only positive thing I can say about it is that it is Snell rated/approved and is actually pretty light, feels about the same as my new Shoei.
As for sub-$200 helmets, I like the KBCs. I think they make good helmets, I have an MSR Super Light (made by KBC) that fits great, looks great, gives up nothing to my new Shoei. I don't know if the new KBCs are anything like my MSR but they obviously know how to make a helmet. I read a pretty favorable review of their new lid in the new Dirt Bike.
I've also tried on a VERY ugly M2R, or whatever those things are, the paint scheme was AWFUL. But it was very light and very comfortable and also under $200 I believe.
Hope this is helpful.
Posted August 07, 2002 - 04:49 AM
Although Bell makes really good helmets (I still use my Bell moto 4, and despite a smelly inside, I think it's great)if you want the best you should buy a Arai. I think the Bell's quality isn't the same a few years ago!!!
Hope this helps you choose better!
Have nise rides