I ride a Yamaha R1
I ride a Yamaha R1 mostly on highway, city and no tracks and I'm thinking going modular this season. I was wondering, would you recommend this helmet for R1 street ride or is it made for touring mostly?
personally i think that type of helmet depends on the rider, i have a mate that rides a daytona 675r that loves the modular helmet, just because it suits his style and being able to flip up the face and chat while stopped or get the extra breeze...
myself, i prefer the standard full face helmets, i also rode an r1 for some time and i preffered the slightly quieter helmet because of long highway trips and after a reasonably serious crash which resulted in a big blow to the jaw area i dont feel too comfortable with something that isn'r 100% fixed into position if you know what i mean.
but yeah, in the end it totally depends on the buyer and what look they like, what sort of comfort and convenience they're after. make sure you try one on first, my friend had almost convinced me but as soon as i put one on it turned me off completely but others swear by them...
3 months ago
perth, western australia