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Old 19th June 2012, 13:23   #781
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Hi everyone, it is monsoon season down here and most of the rides are through heavy downpours. The problem that currently nags me is the fogging up of helmet visor. Any tips to avoid the problem and is there a helmet with breath deflector available for purchase in India ?
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The problem that currently nags me is the fogging up of helmet visor. Any tips to avoid the problem and is there a helmet with breath deflector available for purchase in India ?
Most modern premium helmets such as LS2, Cross, SOL, etc. come with breath deflectors. The problem of misting is compounded when the rider is wearing a balaclava.

There are visor demister sprays available but not in India. I keep the visor slightly open to let fresh air in. My SparX has eye brow vents which work great but only when the bike is moving.
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Was is Megha Enterprises yesterday and picked up this LS2 helmet.
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Latest addition to my safety gear.

Reevu, the world's first and only helmet with a rear-view system.
Could somebody please throw some light on the availability and price of Reevu RV MSX1 in India ?
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I am looking for such a helmet.
What is it called?
Which company manufactures it?
Where can I buy it from in Chennai/ bangalore?
What will be the cost?

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What is it called?
Which company manufactures it?
Where can I buy it from in Chennai/ bangalore?
What will be the cost?
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1. It is called PASGT Helmet AFAIK (Personal Armour System for Ground Troops)

2. No idea

3. Have a look at the site here

4. Varieties are available and costs between 800-1200 bucks as per the pricing on the website above.

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I am looking for such a helmet.
What is it called?
Which company manufactures it?
Where can I buy it from in Chennai/ bangalore?
What will be the cost?

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Try the nearest Harley show room. They may have it (or a similar looking style). Price - its a HD lifestyle product, may be it will cost about 5% of the price of Bullet

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I am looking for such a helmet.
Visaster, I have seen riders using such helmets and while this design may be available as HD accessories and gear, there are also cheap imitations available which are sold on the roadside.

In the interest of your safety, please invest in a full face helmet. If you still want to have some open face riding get a modular (flip-up) helmet.

The army type ones will not protect your face or jaw in an untoward incident (God forbid).

Read this on Sport Riding Techniques by Nick Ienatsch and it makes a lot of sense:

Always dress for a crash because you never know when a crash might happen.... That said, don't let your gear trick you into believing you're invincible.
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I am looking for such a helmet.
What is it called?
Which company manufactures it?
Where can I buy it from in Chennai/ bangalore?
What will be the cost?Gearing up for my Bullet
The cost is 800 INR.
It is available at Helmet Paradise(opposite to Urvashi Theatre).
Looks wonderful(from a distance) and has a giant 'DOT certified' imprinted on the helmet at the back(I think it's fake though).
An acquaintance of mine owns a similar helmet but it costs 4500 INR(LS2 ?).
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Please post the details after the purchase and the photo,if possible
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I am looking for such a helmet.
What is it called?
Which company manufactures it?
Where can I buy it from in Chennai/ bangalore?
What will be the cost?

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I think you can buy it online at vegaauto.com - Helemts, Accessories
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1. It is called PASGT Helmet AFAIK (Personal Armour System for Ground Troops)
Varieties are available and costs between 800-1200 bucks as per the pricing on the website above.

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Thanks a lot
I am not looking for online options as I need to see how it looks on me before i get it.

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Try the nearest Harley show room.
I am wanting to go to the Harley showroom but hesistant cause I will never be buying anything from them in India.

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In the interest of your safety, please invest in a full face helmet. If you still want to have some open face riding get a modular (flip-up) helmet.

The army type ones will not protect your face or jaw in an untoward incident (God forbid).

Read this on Sport Riding Techniques by Nick Ienatsch and it makes a lot of sense:

Always dress for a crash because you never know when a crash might happen.... That said, don't let your gear trick you into believing you're invincible.
Thanks aditya,
I have 4 full face helmets and this is just a part of my humble low cost collection.
Look good factor is all I want it for.
I very well know its not going to save me in a crash ( I surgically treat patients with face injury on daily basis - read maxillofacial surgeon)
Flip-up is worse than no chin guard.

"When you are prepared for an emergency the emergency ceases to exist is a doctors mantra" ( equally quoted by a biker)

Tempted because it looks so good on a bullet.

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Please post the details after the purchase and the photo,if possible
Thanks I sure will

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I think you can buy it online at vegaauto.com - Helemts, Accessories
Thanks
Great, I guess I will go for it.
Let me see it in reality to decide.
Interestingly they quote the truth

"Important Notes: 1. This HELMET are just what they say, Novelty items only and should not be wore for protection as they do not pass any safety standards. 2. These HELMETS are designed to be an extremely low profile HELMET that fits very close to your hear elimination the ever –so-dreamed mushroom look. However, they are not ISI approved HELMET."

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Just a advice who are posting helmet pics . please post pics of INSIDE THE HELMET also .The padding and linings are the most important part of helmet .

@visaster , please dont get that helmet , it looks like a cooking vessel .

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Hi friends, I am using a LS2 Speedy, which is now 8 months old. I had a small crash on the dirt when testing the Impulse off road and the helmet saved me from any kind of injury on head. The helmet acted so well that I didn't even feel any shock or anything when my head hit the ground. Now, the helmet 'looks' okay and received only a couple of scratches due to the fall but am in a mood to buy a new helmet as it is said that a helmet is good enough for only one crash.

My budget for the new helmet is INR 5000 and I have Daijya helmets in my wishlist. What do you guys say? Any suggestions?
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Friends I m planning a goa trip in a couple of months. Idea is to fly down to goa and rent a bike from there. Now I want to carry my own helmet to use there and was wondering how to transport it? I suppose the airline people wont allow it as cabin luggage so was wondering what can the options be?

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My budget for the new helmet is INR 5000 and I have Daijya helmets in my wishlist. What do you guys say? Any suggestions?

I use a daijya with an air pump and all. Seems good to me but hellish wind noise specially at speeds above 65-70 Km/hr. So if you are looking for something that cuts down the noise look elsewhere. Daijya is very bad in that department specially considering the price tag.
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I use a daijya with an air pump and all. Seems good to me but hellish wind noise specially at speeds above 65-70 Km/hr. So if you are looking for something that cuts down the noise look elsewhere. Daijya is very bad in that department specially considering the price tag.
Thanks a ton for the info. I usually use my bike for highway trips ONLY and hence, the wind noise need to be under check.

PS- How much should a Daijya set me back by? What model do you use and for how much you bought it?

Thanks.

PPS- This is the helmet I use and how much better would a Daijya be as compared to this? Any idea anyone?
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