I have just got one of these - is it any good?
Hi Guys (and Gals),
I have just bought one of these things from BUSTERS - AGV Blade White Matt XS
AGV - Street Road - Blade
- Our newest and most exciting model! This helmet even surprised us! The Blade helmet came from the market demand to have a safer more stylized helmet than the classic grandpa looking half helmet. The unique shape is not only in style but it also has great function. The Blade features the same 2 piece EPS as our race helmets giving you real ventilation. A removable washable cheek pad and liner system allows for a custom fit. The best part is its accessory options. This helmet can be configured in 5 different ways. As it comes it has a flip up shield. You can also order a tinted shield if you prefer. The blade also offers a long and short visor. With the longer visor the shield can also be flipped up and down with ease. Or you can use it with out the shield or visors. So many combinations make this helmet appealing to everyone. Its target design was for the cruiser market however once we began our market research we found everyone from the commuter on his motard to the touring rider saw something they liked in this model. Be sure to check out the pictures with all of the options and see if you can picture yourself in this helmet!
I wanted a light open face helmet to use on HOT HOT days on the road. Yeah I know it's not going to provide the same level of protection as a full-face helmet but surely it has a place in my helmet armoury? I remember the good ole days of the 1980's when AGV and Bell were the most popular helmets used by far. I have always liked AGV helmets and although I do now own an expensive Shoei X-Spirit I decided to get an open-faced AGV for hot and sticky riding in Summer (not that it's been very hot of late in the UK)!
I wanted to ask you "hard bitten" travellers out there what you honestly think? I value all your honest & frank opinions (good and bad alike).
I went for a simple white (L) model which was only £69 plus postage.
It looks pretty good too...
Triumph Bonneville 800 (2004), Yamaha XT600E (1999), Honda XBR500 (1986).
Last edited by kentfallen; 27 Jun 2008 at 18:47.