Performance motorcycle helmets from Simpson
My favourite helmet so far!
I've been using this helmet almost every day since I got it in January of this year in all weather conditions. Visually, I absolutely love the aesthetic of this helmet. It's got that pilot-style helmet vibe and also has fantastic visibility thanks to its huge visor. The locking mechanism for the visor is great and doesn't go slack so you don't have to worry about the visor closing if you want to ride with it open. This helmet was never designed for wet weather but I've had no issues with water entering even in torrential downpours. The cheek pads can accommodate speakers so my Cardo FREECOM4+ fits perfectly. My only negatives of this helmet are #1: It's incredibly loud, even at moderate speeds. This kind of helmet isn't designed for aerodynamics and as a result, you'll really hear the wind hitting against your lid. My other complaint is about the cheek pads. Although they stay in place, part of them tends to slip out at the back of the helmet. Nothing a simple push can't fix but It's quite irritating. Other than that, it's a fantastic helmet. Simpson aren't the most well known helmet when it comes to motorbike helmets. Most of their experience comes from NASCAR helmets over the decades, but they certainly know how to make a fantastic helmet for motorcyclists. I really hope they bring out more helmets in the future. They have a lot of potential.Read more
Iconic 80s helmet
If your biking career spans back to the 80s like mine does then you will remember Simpson helmets and there bad boy image. The original 80s versions (Bandit) as it was called then we're not road legal in the Uk and this contributed to their rebellious image. The retro and slightly rebellious look make it a versatile helmet style for anyone that doesn't want to wear matching race leathers on their bike and prefers the jeans and jacket look. I took the plunge and it has pleasantly surprised me for both fit and finish. I have owned several shoei helmets over the years , and have found the shoei shape to be a good one for my head, I ordered a medium Simpson (57/58) and the fit is comparable to a medium shoei, tight going on but comfortable once you are in!, It is snug on my cheeks but breaking in nicely. The helmet seems to be well made , and is nice and light, it's not the quietest helmet I have ever owned but I wear plugs anyway on my naked bike. Visibility is superb, with great peripheral vision and a free pinlock to help with misting.Aerodynamically the helmet doesn't seem to suffer from undue buffeting when riding at higher speeds, though all of these findings are of course subjective . The inner drop down sun visor doesn't quite work for me, it doesn't give full coverage of the viewport leaving a lighter area at the bottom of your field of vision which is a shame. I don't find it particularly distracting, however lower coverage would be of benefit when sunlight is reflecting off a wet road. I may remove the inner visor and go for a tinted outer visor to alleviate this.Read more
Great All Rounder
Great looking, super lightweight, practical & comfortable helmet. The build quality is excellent with soft padding, pre-formed ear recess for an intercom/sound system. Superb clear, wide vision with the pinlock ensuring all year round riding. Impressed with the drop down tinted visor which enables true 24hr usage. It's excellent value for money and the fitting service I received at Milton Keynes was exemplary. Thank You. Only downside would be it's none aerodynamic front chin which of course means extra noise & buffeting at high speed. If that's really a problem then you certainly won't even be considering a Bad Boy Simo!Read more