When I've come off the bike ,I've mostly slid along on my arse or elbows .
Haven't clobbered my head yet .
I like the flip fronts , cool in summer and good in the rain and you can talk to people.
There are a couple that can be used with the front raised whilst riding .
But the new models all seem very short on chin space and a direct frontal blow would probably break my jaw .
My head is not symetrical [ yeah yeah !] and I find full face lids really annoying .
I would like to try out an Arai XD or Shoei Hornet on the bike and see how they feel at speed - not flip fronts but probably the next best thing .
It's almost impossible to predict the kind or extent of any injurys one might receive in an accident ,so why sweat over it , just buy a well fitting helmet of any kind .
Mr R E Fulton wore a pith helmet when he rode around the world in the thirties , very colonial and "quite proper" and the mere fact of wearing it allowed him to pass through a couple of road blocks .However , I have found that the buffeting from the V Strom's screen makes it lift at speeds above 100 mph ; maybe I should buy a BMW and wear a pickelhaub ?
Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light. - Spike Milligan
"When you come to a fork in the road ,take it ! When you come to a spoon in the road ,take that also ."