MT Thunder Solid - Gloss White
Customer Product Reviews
For the price I found the helmet pretty comfortable and it has impressive safety ratings for a budget lid. Two years on and I decided to write a review for other future buyers: - The helmet is a bit noisy and has a whistle. Noise can be heard with the visor open at 20 and closed at 50mph. Doesn't bother me too much but when I tried another helmet the difference was noticeable. - The visor fogs, this could be the same for all helmets for UK riders. It's pinlock ready but make sure you order the correct part, there is a different insert for the thunder 1. This model helmet is is a thunder 2 I believe which has the same visor as the newer thunder 3 (MT V-12) as they have different visors. The pinlock I ordered alongside this was for the old thunder 1 (MT V-06) and is NOT compatible so look out for that. - The helmet itsnt as streamlined as others which you notice at faster speeds. But it's fine for shorter motorway trips and city riding. - The chin curtain and the underside of the cheek pad are held in place by a weak glue that degrades quickly resulting in these parts falling out of the helmet pretty soon and easily. Quite annoying. The underside of the cheek guard breaks down pretty fast too and isn't grippy so it slides off a seat pretty easy. - The helmet is comfortable, easy to clean, visor secure but easy to remove, very good value and looks nice. For the price you get what you need as what I would call an entry level helmet. Bought this in September 2017 and was a bit disappointed to see it was manufactured in 2015...that's 2 year old stock, not great when you consider the helmets have a life of around 5 years after manufacture. I'll make sure I put a delivery comment and check this ASAP next time I buy a helmet so I can get my hands on a fresh piece of kit (which you expect when paying full price from new). This is why I gave 3 stars not 4. Please sportsbikeshop sell me a newly built helmet or consider giving a discount on older stock in the future!
I had recently passed my CBT and started shopping around for a helmet. I came across Sportsbikeshop on Google and didn't look back. First thing I bought was this helmet at a great price and it looks awesome too! Highly recommend both the product and the shop.
Pretty good helmet for the price
Comfortable helmet, measured size & selected choice fits well. There's enough room in front of the mouth for safety. Vents a little small, but that's a small problem. I haven't tested it & hope not to! :) The matt black finish marks rather easily.
Looks great, but ...
On first sight it looks great but there are a few things I wish I'd known or thought about before I chose this lid. The visor doesn't easily stay in place or have a notch to stay open just a tad to vent. It also has like a bevel all the way around the visor so causes a distortion. I get visual migraines so struggle with this, it also distorts your view if you have the visor slightly up which is annoying. Lastly it's incredibly noisy, with the vent open it whistles and off it whooshes! But it is on the cheap end of the scale so you get what you pay for I guess.
I was very impressed with the standard of the interior of this helmet. The lining is very plush providing a snug but comfortable fit. The addition of a Pinlock ready visor is also a good addition. At this price it certainly appears to be a quality product.
Excellent value / great service
For £60 you simply cannot go wrong with this helmet. The matt finish is worthy of a much higher price, along with 2 shell sizes, 4 star safety rating, smooth visor mechanism and a reasonable weight. Along with the usual excellent service from Sportsbikeshop I'm a very happy customer :)
Great helmet and service
I originally ordered the same helmet in gloss black, but there was some abrasion on the top, which forced me to return it and go with the Matt black instead. It worked out very well as it's a much nicer finish in my opinion. Sent it back in the morning and got the new one a day later, very quick turn around.