I’m after some flipping Q good helmet advice
I’m an apprentice so I’m on a tight budget and I want a flipfront lid for my short urban commute to help me keep an eye out for dozy car drivers and zombie pedestrians. George Beech, Royton
Answered by Keith A Roissetter, Infinity Motorcycles There’s a broad choice at the budget end and several models feature built-in sun visors – even the bargainbasement LS2 FF370 Easy Flip Front. The Box SZ-1 and MT Flux are a similar spec. Nudge into three figures and there are some attractive choices including the Caberg Duke (one of our biggest selling helmets) and Scorpion EXO 920.
If you want to ride with the chin bar in the open position legally for a better field of vision, then you need a helmet with a button or a lever on it with ‘P/J’ written on or near it. This is a locking mechanism that allows the chin bar to be held in place securely. Without it you’re committing an offence riding around with the helmet open, but you are very unlikely to be nicked for it.