‘ What a bar­gain!’

Dex­ter Op­ti­mus Flash Hel­met £94.99

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Tested: the amaz­ing £95 hel­met

Tester Ali­son Sil­cox Time tested 2000 miles, 2 months What’s good? At £94.99 this lid, from new-to-the-uk Dex­ter, is great value with many fea­tures you’d ex­pect to find on lids twice the price. I re­cently trav­elled to Ire­land, on a tour­ing hol­i­day and de­cid­ing to break a hel­met in on such a trip could have been a dis­as­ter. But, from the first wear, it was re­ally com­fort­able. The lin­ing, which is both re­mov­able and wash­able, is plush and where other cheaper lids have a ten­dency to feel scratchy, this doesn’t. The vents and in­ter­nal vi­sor are easy to op­er­ate with a gloved hand and you get a ratchet-style buckle. It comes with an anti-fog Pin­lock in­sert – again a fea­ture that you would not ex­pect from a lid priced at un­der £100. What a bril­liant bar­gain buy this lid is. What’s not? My hel­met size is al­ways a small but the siz­ing of the Op­ti­mus is slightly out and so I’ve had to have a medium. If I was go­ing to be re­ally picky, the in­te­grated dark vi­sor isn’t as good as it could be. On re­ally bright, sunny days it could do with be­ing a shade darker. Con­tact www.sports­bikeshop.co.uk Qual­ity rat­ing ++++ + Value rat­ing +++++

The Dex­ter Op­ti­mus hel­met of­fers a lot for un­der £100

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