I have been told that I should get my own helmet for my CBT rather than rely on borrowing a school helmet. But as I only work part-time I don’t have a lot of money. What are my options? Andrew Stockton, Bolton
Answered by Keith Roissetter, Infinity Motorcycles There’s a pretty decent selection around these days for not a lot of cash. Fit is all-important, so go to a dealer and try a variety on. An online purchase won’t come with much backup, especially if you have worn the helmet for more than a few minutes, and there’s a big trade in cheap (and very nasty) copies. Plain lids are generally cheaper than multi-coloured ones. Some to look for are the Box BX1, LS2 Rookie and the Dexter Prime.
If your budget stretches far enough, check out a Spada SP16 with an inbuilt sun visor. Shop around and you can also quite often find some decent HJCS like the CLST reduced to the bargain basement.
Spada SP16 Box BX1 Dexter Prime LS2 Rookie HJC CLST £59.99 £49.99 £49.99 £54.99 £79.99