‘ The qual­ity of the car­bon is lovely’

Shark Spar­tan Car­bon hel­met £389.99

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Time tested Three months/3800 miles What’s good This new Spar­tan Car­bon Sili­cium DOA, to give it its full name, is se­ri­ously im­pres­sive. I’ve worn Shark’s Race-r for sev­eral years, as well as us­ing their Ex­plore-r, and like both but the Spar­tan trumps them for com­fort, us­abil­ity and fit. It’s very well priced, too. The qual­ity of the lac­quered car­bon is lovely, and at 1290g it feels no­tice­ably light. As you’d ex­pect, the lin­ing is re­mov­able and wash­able, the clo­sure is a dou­ble D-ring, and the strap end se­cures with a pop­per. The vi­sor is anti-scratch, and comes with a Maxvi­sion Pin­lock in­sert – which has been fault­less in use. The clear vi­sor is backed up with a very ef­fec­tive drop-down vi­sor op­er­ated via a slider on the top of the hel­met. There’s also an ef­fec­tive pull-down chin guard to ban­ish draughts, and the chin and brow vents do a de­cent job of adding air­flow when de­sired. I also use a £49.99 fully tinted vi­sor, helped by the su­perbly easy-to-use vi­sor sys­tem. The lin­ing is plush and com­fort­able, and even af­ter a full day in the sad­dle, there’s never any sense that I don’t want to put it back on. What’s not The nig­gles are very mi­nor. I’d like a proper vi­sor clo­sure to clamp the vi­sor firmly shut to keep mois­ture out, and pre­vent un­wanted open­ings and whis­tles. The drop-down vi­sor would ben­e­fit from an anti-fog coat­ing. And that’s it. Con­tact www.ne­vis.uk.com Qual­ity ++++ + Value ++++ +

Tester Richard New­land Lac­quered car­bon fin­ish is sub­lime Drop-down vi­sor works as it should Even af­ter a full day in the sad­dle you have no qualms about putting it straight back on

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