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Simpson Venom Solid - Gunmetal

Triple composite full face helmet with Pinlock ready MaxVision visor and wide drop down sun visor

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41 reviews
Nice fit and feel
14 November 2023 by Anonymous
Great fit and feel to this helmet. Looks the part in the matt black and comes with a pin lock.
Simpson helmet
26 August 2023 by Tom D
Excellent product, fits perfectly, extremely light and comfortable. Pin lock is an excellent addition
I would highly recommend to anyone.
And as always, great service and super fast delivery (even to the Channel Islands) from sportsbikeshop
Don't buy this helmet
20 June 2023 by Anonymous
Great looking helmet, perfect fit but the wind noise is terrible, you will need ear plugs but that only reduces the noise by about 50%
Great stylish lid.
27 May 2023 by Glen W
This helmet looks great. Good price at Sportsbikeshop too. I was a bit concerned on 1st fitting out of the box as I wasn't sure I could get my head in. Normal size medium 58cm. Once on though I realised it was not too small and fits well. The padding has given after a fee wears and goes on & off easier.
Really good lid
19 March 2023 by Nigel D
I like it. Very light, the visors are good and the helmet looks badass. It's noisy compare to my AGV Legend and the cheek pads are a bit overstuffed. Perfect fit otherwise though with no other pressure points.
14 March 2023 by Mark S
Lovely fit, comfortable and looks amazing.
Cracking lid and light
06 March 2023 by Tim S
Great lid. Super light, much better than the ones I had years ago, nowhere near as flimsy.
I tried on the speed which is the one down at the bike show, which fits nicely. The venom has much better padding but getting it off is a bit ruff but getting it on and wearing if its snug and comfy, not arai comfy, but a very good fit. Black visor is needed on the white one, which sportsbikeshop are the cheapest for.
15 February 2023 by David H
I had to go down a size on this helmet to a small when normally a medium, it's so comfortable from the first ride, visibility seems so much better the visor seem so much wider, air vents at the front open independently from each other which is cool, very good quality.
Awesome looking helmet in my opinion, just the look I wanted for my bike.
Only down side if you see it that way, is there is quite a bit of wind noise, but I put earplugs in so no longer an issue,
Plus the guys in the Reading store were absolutely brilliant with helping out with purchasing it, couldn't have been more helpful.
All round experience was brilliant, can't recommend enough.
Simpson helmet
30 November 2022 by Sean G
Very comfortable helmet,
Simpson venom
24 August 2022 by David R
Great helmet very comfortable and light super quick delivery and good communication this is the second helmet I have bought through you and will definitely use again
Very nice looking helmet!!
23 August 2022 by R
After the longest time, I was in search for a proper replacement for my 6 year old HJC CLSP XXXL that started to disintegrate and yes we suppose to replace them every 4 years haha, yes also bought from SBS. There was just no helmet that would fit me and I was not happy. Specially nice looking helmets on sale that had good graphics like the rpha venom.. :(

After going through probably 5 helmets from SBS returning all of them cause some 3XL are still to tiny (I am sorry returns department) I manage to find the Venom from Simpson. And it had an XXXL size too!

Lo and Behold it fit my big noggin. It's tight but not headache tight. And after 3 days or so of riding it did bed in quite comfy actually. Perfect tight safety fit. Not loosy goose.

For the price worth it. The stickers can be removed too for a full stealth look.

Or if you wanna look like The Stig, get the gloss white with black visors haha.

It comes with a pin lock for free which will be handy for winter riding to work.

The double D lock does needs getting used too but it's just as safe if not safest.

The helmet seems to cut through air nicely too. Specially when you are going 50-60mph and you have to shoulder check. On my CLSP doing so will bend your neck as if will Smith slapped you on stage for a bad joke.

The small gripe, although vents are always welcome.

I did find that the rear air vent right side one was rather not ideal. With my loud exhaust on the right side. You can really really hear it specially when going full tilt on the M4.

I fixed that by putting a tape cover on the inside. Just a thin one to not compromise the inner head protection. You can put on the outside too but it will not look nice.

Overall good helmet!

Again, sorry for the returns team!!!
My favourite helmet so far!
10 June 2022 by NightShiftRider
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.
Iconic 80s helmet
24 April 2022 by Peter R
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.
Great All Rounder
01 October 2021 by Andrew
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!
Great helmet!
16 June 2021 by Matt P
When I first bought this helmet and I went to try it on I scratched my forehead pretty bad on the corner of the chin curtain that's plastic. I tried again and gouged my head again so I removed the curtain to get the helmet on. Once on it felt tight but comfortable. I removed the helmet and went to pop the curtain back in but the hole on one side is too large for the plastic rivet so it doesn't hold the curtain in on one side. I thought of returning the helmet but at this price I thought I would keep it. I am pleased I did, the other two anchor points are holding it in place and now I have worn it just 3 times the helmet has bed in nicely, the chin curtain doesn't scratch anymore and it's even more comfortable. Mine came with pinlock but on my last ride I did get some steaming but this was on the drop down smoked sun visor. Despite it's woes I do love the helmet. It's very comfortable and with ear plugs in I can't hear a thing. 8/10 and it's great value for money :)
30 May 2021 by Andrew
Quality, comfortable and lightweight. The field of vision is excellent and the pin lock ensures perfect visibility through the crystal clear visor. I was impressed with the drop-down inner visor which makes this a useful all day helmet.
The vents actually work and my head was kept well ventilated which was impressive.
Sizes are one down so as a usual Large found the XL perfect.
Highly recommend.
Great Service and Simpson Venom is awesome
20 May 2021 by Barry L
I've had this Helmet now for 2 weeks and has bedded in great giving a firm comfortable fit, I've also Ordered the Dark Visor in readiness for some sunny weather. Visibility is incredible with that little bit extra peripheral vision and the look of the Helmet is exactly what I was looking for.
Better than expected
10 May 2021 by Damon W
When I first unpacked I was surprised how light the helmet is, I have a shark carbon and it is heavier. I purchased an XL and the fit is better than my XL shark and this feels comfier. One thing is it is noisier than my Shark, but it looks the dogs and is comfy. A+

Simpson Venom Solid - Gunmetal

  • Maxx-3C tri-composite shell design process
  • Carbon, aramid fibre and fibreglass construction
  • Ultra-wide viewport for enhanced viewing angles
  • Scratch-resistant Pinlock ready MaxVision visor
  • Pinlock visor insert not included
  • Double locking visor system for a secure fit
  • Integrated drop-down internal sun visor
  • Chin vent with inner open-close slider
  • Hot air exhaust system with EPS channels
  • Removable and washable inner lining
  • Chin curtain and breath deflector
  • Ready for easy installation of Bluetooth headsets

All helmets are supplied with a clear visor as standard
The Venom combines an aggressive street-fighter look with first-class comfort and technical specs, evolved fit the needs of the modern rider. Its shell is designed for both noise reduction and aerodynamics. The MaxVision visor is Pinlock ready and the drop-down sun visor covers the whole field of view for a comfortable ride.

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Simpson Performance Products was founded in 1959 by Bill Simpson. Its manufacturing facility is located in New Braunfels, Texas. A line of Simpson helmets has been in production since 1979, the basic design was revised and renamed the Bandit. The company played an important role in the development and improvement of the motorcycle version, the Venom, adding new features like the sun visor and obtaining both ECE and DOT safety certifications.

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