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Old 2nd September 2014, 21:44   #1426
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Thanks! I bought this one which had the green inserts while he bought the same one with red inserts. Rs 8.5 k per helmet from the good folks at Lets Gear Up.
Helmet looks good. How is the comfort, noise and ventilation? Is this the actual price or discounted price?
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I picked up a HJC CL 17 from Lets Gear Up in HSR Layout.
Congrats Neil. I'd suggest sticking some reflective tape on the sides and rear part of the lid for better visibility and safety.

Did you pick up a dark visor too? If not, do get one. Its a boon in summers and reduces eye strain and fatigue while riding in harsh sunlight.
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Thanks! I bought this one which had the green inserts while he bought the same one with red inserts. Rs 8.5 k per helmet from the good folks at Lets Gear Up.
Not bad considering that I picked up the high viz one through a friend of mine from the US for 6k. Any idea if Lets Gear Up stock replacement visors and the cost?
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Helmet looks good. How is the comfort, noise and ventilation? Is this the actual price or discounted price?
I have only used it for a couple of rides so far so I will hold off on a proper review for now. The padding gives it a really snug and nice feel but I will have to wait for it to set in to give a better perspective. The noise I really cant compare because I have just switched bikes as well. I found it to fog up quickly twice today morning (nice n cloudy weather) because I had accidentally left the vents closed. The listed price is Rs 9k and it came with a 5% discount.

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Congrats Neil. I'd suggest sticking some reflective tape on the sides and rear part of the lid for better visibility and safety.

Did you pick up a dark visor too? If not, do get one. Its a boon in summers and reduces eye strain and fatigue while riding in harsh sunlight.
Honestly, didnt consider a dark visor because of the excellent weather this time of the year. I'll probably pick it up before summer season. I need to check the visibility (or lack of it) in the nights before figuring out the addition of strips of reflective tape.

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Not bad considering that I picked up the high viz one through a friend of mine from the US for 6k. Any idea if Lets Gear Up stock replacement visors and the cost?
I didnt ask this time. I'll pop in when I can and find out.
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Which Helmet? Tips on buying a good helmet-imageuploadedbyteambhp1409989018.842266.jpg

Royal Enfields has released these new half helmets to match with each and every bike colour RE makes. Glad i could get my hands on the desert storm one to go with my bike.
Price 2299/- and quality is really good.




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Royal Enfields has released these new half helmets to match with each and every bike colour RE makes. Glad i could get my hands on the desert storm one to go with my bike.
Price 2299/- and quality is really good.
Is the helmet ISI Certified?
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Picked up MT Revenge from Megha enterprise, Lalbagh Road.

ECER 22-05 & DOT - ACU Gold Approved
Sharp 5* Safety Rating
Micrometric fastener
Injected thermoplastic shell
Multiple density EPS
Removable and washable lining
2.2mm Visor thickness
Optimum visor closing
Optical polycarbonate anti scratch visor
Quick release visor
Inner ventilation
Homologated front protection
Aerodynamic design
High impact absorption

http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/testsratings/mt-revenge

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Royal Enfields has released these new half helmets to match with each and every bike colour RE makes. Glad i could get my hands on the desert storm one to go with my bike.
Price 2299/- and quality is really good.
Does look nice but if you read this article, you will probably not like to buy it:

http://www.team-bhp.com/safety/open-...l-face-helmets

I dumped my older open face helmet & bought a full face one after reading this article. Thanks to TBHP!
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That's why I got the full face and the half helmet. One for city ride and the other for longer distances. Both are ISI certified oem of royal enfield.


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Royal Enfields has released these new half helmets to match with each and every bike colour RE makes. Glad i could get my hands on the desert storm one to go with my bike.
Price 2299/- and quality is really good.




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Looks more for show off than purpose. They hardly offer any protection on a fall. And for those who feel half face helmets are sufficient for city, you are grossly misinformed. There is no guarantee that if you fall in city impact to the head will be less. And with matters of head, once a damage is done, most of the times it is too costly damage and could be even fatal
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Picked up MT Revenge from Megha enterprise, Lalbagh Road.

ECER 22-05 & DOT - ACU Gold Approved
Sharp 5* Safety

Nice one Jaggu, how much did you pay for it ?
Any reason for preferring it over hjc cl17? If you did look at it, that is.

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Nice one Jaggu, how much did you pay for it ?
Any reason for preferring it over hjc cl17? If you did look at it, that is.
I paid 5015 Inr. Did not bother to negotiate or anything. I had been researching for a good helmet, which meets all the standards while being reasonably priced. Started with Sharp ratings and then i realised this gem had much more compared to say a 15 or 30k popular brand that we Indians know.

My fellow mod bblost pointed me to the following (which i had missed) and my decision was made.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_helmet

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In the United Kingdom, many riders choose helmets bearing an Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) Gold sticker as it defines a stricter standard than the legal minimum ECE 22.05 specification. Helmets with an ACU Gold sticker are the only ones allowed to be worn in competition, or at track days.
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Picked up MT Revenge from Megha enterprise, Lalbagh Road.
In the mid-range these are nice helmets. I liked them much much better than LS2 and SOL and had posted pics and short review on this thread way back

They are apparently spanish made. Good choice...Now your forced to take a blue colored bike
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Picked up MT Revenge from Megha enterprise, Lalbagh Road.
GPS in the helmet? How and what does it connect to?
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GPS in the helmet? How and what does it connect to?
NFC, there is an app. Program it to send emergency message with GPS coordinates from phone to preset numbers. Or even make a call.
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