Hello everyone, I don’t often cover open face helmets but I thought I would take some time to have a look at one from our own brand; Black. Technically its a two-for-one blog post as the helmet goes by two names- The Black Classic and the Black Limited Edition. The Black Open Face Helmets are great value for money and the choice of many bikers that wear open face helmets who come into the shop looking for a cool lid to suit their ride. And with so much choice they almost always find something they like.
As far as open face helmets go- I really don’t mind the look of these ones. There’s something quite pilot-y and reminiscent of Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing about them that I actually quite enjoy, especially in the Limited Edition Black 13 graphic. Its all because of the aerodynamic shell, its made from a Polycarbonate construction that’s light weight but still strong enough to keep you safe. Many people who’ve picked them up have been surprised at how light weight they are compared to many others, I suppose that’s at least one advantage they have over a full face helmet.
They have fully removable liners made from Suede that are designed for a comfort fit which is really handy for being able to keep the inside of your lid clean and it feels a bit more luxurious than your usual mesh liner. The leather just adds a touch of class and it contributes to the look of the whole helmet- it wouldn’t look right without the leather, would it?
The buckle on the strap is a micrometric adjustment buckle. I know some people aren’t big fans of these but personally I really like them. They make getting the helmet off and on so much less of a hassle compared to the traditional double-D fastening and it’s a time saver I’ve come to appreciate personally.
Another feature that I enjoy because it lends to the pilot-like nature of the helmet is the internal, retractable sun visor. It amazes me how the helmets can be so light and compact and still have such a feature. The mechanism for the visor is nothing fancy, its easy to use with one hand by using a small tab on the visor its self and if you don’t like it, you can just pull it off. Since it’s kept on with locator pins hidden inside the helmet you can remove it with a careful but firm tug. It also makes changing the visor easier if you fancy a replacement or want to give a more colourful visor a try. We’ve got a few different internal sun visor options for the Black Classic and The Limited Edition including Dark Smoke, Light Smoke, Iridium Blue and HD Orange. The Black Classic and Limited Edition helmets don’t come with an open face helmet peak as standard but you can purchase them seperately for just £17.99, they’ll even fit other brands that use the same fitment too.
If you add all the graphics options of the Black Classic and the Black Limited Edition together you have 15 different graphics options. You have even more if you include all of the colour variations of those graphics too, so if you want to get yourself an open face helmet you really are spoilt for choice. There’s far too many options for me to list here in a blog post but you can have a look at our Black Open Face Helmets selection over in the shop and at Ghostbikes.com. Personally I’m quite impressed with them, which is a tough feat accomplish with me when we’re talking about open face helmets as I prefer my full-face protection. But I’m not the only one impressed with them as most of our Black Classic and Limited Edition helmets have 5 Star ratings on Feefo that have been written by customers. Customers that have commended them for everything from their affordability and style to their noise reduction and aerodynamics. The prices range from £40 to £52.99 depending on which helmet you want and sizes range from XS to XXL. So pop in store, try one on and have a look at yourself in one of our mirrors- I hope you’ll be as happy with what you see as so many others have.
Thanks for reading, everybody! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com