Q Which are the best brightlycoloured lids for road riding?
I want to get a new helmet and was thinking of going down the day-glo route. Does being dayglo really make any difference to your visibility on the road? Mark Williams, Dalston
A Answered by Keith Roissetter, Infinity Motorcycles There’s actually never been a study, which has proved definitive benefits when it comes to helmet colour. It’s one of those urban myths – long perpetuated by various bodies (notably these days, CBT trainers) which has entered popular folklore. It depends on the background scenery, and frankly if someone can’t see a bike with its headlight on coming towards them, then what difference is a coloured helmet going to make?
The HJC FG-ST Crono (£199.99) is a nice mix of dayglo and black with a built-in sun visor as is the Schuberth R2 – Nemesis Yellow (£419.99) The Arai Axces 3 in Flow Green (£379.99) is an effective threecolour mix. If you’re after a flipfront consider the Caberg Duke Legend (£189.99) or maybe the fluro orange (the colour which is generally accepted to be the most visible) Scorpion EXO-920. (£159.99)
Arai Axces 3 Caberg Duke Legend
£379.99 £189.99 £199.99 HJC FG-ST Crono
£419.99 R2 Nemesis
£159.99 Scorpion EXO-920