‘ Top-value lid has stacks of features’
LS2 Vector C helmet £249.99
Tester Peter Baker Time tested four months/ 500 miles What’s good? If you like a helmet with lots of features you’re in luck. The LS2 Vector C comes with a carbon composite shell, iridium blue drop-down sun shield, quick-release buckle, Pinlock fog shield, two(!) chin curtains, breath deflector, quickrelease system... the list goes on.
Hiding behind the spec is a decent lid that weighs just 1314g (size M), has an easy to operate visor release mechanism and is well finished with a subtle chequered effect paint finish. The fit is snug and it’s well padded, plus there’s space around the temples for spectacle arms. The Vector C is quiet too. The iridium drop-down sun shield is easy to operate and very effective. What’s not? When installed the Pinlock fog shield fouls the rubber rain seal, making the visor stiff to open. The top air vents don’t seem to do much, but I’ve yet to try a vented lid that works effectively, even on helmets costing twice as much as the Vector C. With both chin curtains in place and the visor shut the lid is virtually draftfree. Spectacle wearers will want to discard both the chin curtains otherwise glasses fog up. Contact www.ls2helmets.com/uk Quality ++++ + Value ++++ +
I am planning to buy a used Yamaha YBR125, but it has two dents in the fuel tank and I’m worried that it won’t pass an MOT in that condition. Mihai, email
Answered by Chris Dabbs, A MCN It doesn’t matter if the tank is dented. As long as it doesn’t leak or have any sharp edges on it where the dents are, all it will affect is the price you are willing to pay. You can sometimes push the dents out with compressed air or with a suitable bar through the filler neck, but it’s easier to get another one off the web – they start from about £30.
People who like these things are just plain wrong. Give me a double D ring The visor release mechanism is well designed and easy to use The LS2 has the spec of a much pricier helmet FOUR MON THS The LS2 is comfy and quiet out on the road