3/4 Open Face Helmet Suggestions

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by coco, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. coco

    coco Member

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    Any recommendations on what 3/4 open face helmet I should buy in the 100 to 200 dollar range would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Redman

    Redman Active Member

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    AGV makes a great helmet. It is called the Dragon....similiar shape to a Helicopter pilot helmet but super light and comfortable comes with a clear and a smoke lense although you can use without. I paid 129.00 a couple years ago. The key is the light weight and the shape allow for a comfortable ride. I think it comes in black, camo or silver.
     
  3. silentflyer

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    HD has one, about 150$, looks a lot like a Bell helmet which sells for about 90.00$ if you can live without the logo...
    Check the web, there are dozens of vendors...
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Sparx makes awesome helmets & they received high ratings from Cycle mag...here's their open-face website:

    SparX Helmets: For Riders, by Riders. Ride on

    These are under $100 - so the're less than your budgeted price...can't get better than that.
     
  5. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    HJC makes several varieties of 3/4 helmets. Wife and I have been using them for about 6 years very comfortable.
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Whatever 3/4 helmet you choose, just make sure it is DOT approved and manufacture date of new helmet is within the model year, as they do have a "shelf life". Some of them ("cheaper polycarbonate type" were found to meet Euro-specs where the shell & liner have the proper amount of "give" to transfer energy over wider area (older and current Snell standards were viewed in racing circles as too tough), making major manufacturers to make the outside and liner very robust, but transfer too much energy to the rider's head.
     
  7. coco

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Went to store today and tried a bunch. Did not pull the trigger yet but really liked the Nolan 30 Outlaw...bought 170...
     
  8. RoadGlider09

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    Not sure if you've seen the new HD 3/4 helmet:

    By Category | Harley-Davidson USA

    It has the retractable Sun Visor. I tried one on today. Nice looking and feeling helmet. Also has air vents for the hot temperature riding. It sells for $160 I believe.
     
  9. deucedog

    deucedog Active Member

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    Yep, same with us.
     
  10. elkhunter149

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    I have the 1/2 and 3/4 Nolan and like them both. Just make sure on the 3/4 that the sides fit tight down your checks with no gap. You will get a lot of wind if they do not. :)The Shoie and most HD's don't. I sure like the Nolan.