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gizzabreak

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gizzabreak says:

Do You Wear A Flip Front Lid ?

I do.

Caberg Trip, but after reading this I'm thinking twice

http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/the-danger-of-flip-up-helmets.htm

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benwijamin

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benwijamin says:

After speaking..

to a motorcycle police officer; riding with the chin guard up often depends on the helmet. I've just got a Viper and because the chin guard goes up high enough and locks in place it is legal to ride either way.

On some of the cheaper ones, the chin guard can fall down if it doesn't lock, and doesn't lift up high enough.

Of course wherever practicable I always ride with the chin down. Daft not to in my opinion.

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

R100R

I believe

it is perfectly legal to ride with the helmet flipped up.

 

Well the police seem to do it a lot of the time . :winkie: 

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gizzabreak

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gizzabreak says:

It Depends

Helmets like the Caberg Trip are actually tested as full face lids, so if you ride them with the front up, you are technically breaking the law because the helmet is not approved to be used that way.

You may also have issues if you needed to make an injury claim.

There are exceptions.

For example, the Roof Boxer helmet which is also a flip front, is actually tested as an open face, and so it is perfectly legal to ride it with the front up.

Same goes for the new Shark flip front.

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