THE GOOD STUFF
All the gear that’s stood the test of time and trial by PS/PB
How long: 4 ½ years
Cost: £549.99 (plain), Custom Paint £400
I’VE USED this for nearly five years, so it’s now being pensioned off, as it’s at the limit of recommended usage.
The visor mechanism isn’t as stiff as when new, and the lining isn’t as plush or firm as it was, both of which I can forgive. I must have opened and closed the visor thousands of times over the years, and I dread to think how much sweat I have deposited inside it. The lining takes moments to strip and wash, so keeping it clean has been easy and has no doubt extended its life. The paintwork is as perfect as the day it was painted. It’s lightweight, quiet, has a superb field of vision and its aerodynamic lines must work, as I rarely get a stiff neck after a long day in the saddle.