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Drop-down visors: are they any good?

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Anonymous, 29 August 2012 11:55

What are your thoughts on internal drop-down sun visors? Are they worth having? Debthehog, MCN forums The only downsides to them are that a few can become loose and rattle inside your helmet or drop down of their own accord (and if we’re honest here, we don’t think they look as cool as a tinted visor). But among our forum ...

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Drop-down visors: are they any good?

What are your thoughts on internal drop-down sun visors? Are they worth having? Debthehog, MCN forums The only downsides to them are that a few can become loose and rattle inside your helmet or drop down of their own accord (and if we’re honest here, we don’t think they look as cool as a tinted visor). But among our forum ...

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  • 29 August 2012

Proper helmet fitment

Although ordering a helmet isn’t a true science, making sure it fits properly is very important. To make sure you are wearing the right helmet for your head, follow these steps to protect you on the road. First, measure your head. Wrap a tape measure horizontally around your head about one inch above your eyebrows. Find a string to wrap ...

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  • 04 January 2012

Best flip-front helmet with sun visor

Q. I'm looking for a new full-face helmet but fancy one with an internal sun visor. I know a few of the flip front types have them but I don't want the extra weight. Motorcycle helmets for sale. Money luckily isn't too much of a problem and I would probably spend £400.Ian Martin, Exeter A. We’ve heard good things about ...

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  • 19 December 2011

When to change your helmet

Q. My wife has recently completed her CBT course and was told that “cheap helmets have a shelf life of around two years, with more expensive ones having a shelf life of around five years, after which they should be replaced regardless of whether they have been dropped.” Is this right? Richard Lloyd, email Save cash on motorcycle products A. ...

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  • 03 September 2010

Helmet review: Arai Freeway

Arai Freeway open face helmet £179.99 (£169.99 on MCN Shop)Miles covered/time: 10,000/5 years. What’s good? I’ve worn this on a Harley-Davidson across Australia, on holiday in southern Europe and on hot sunny days in England to pop to the shops or to the office. Save money on motorcycle helmets On my recent trip to Ibiza I strapped it to the ...

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  • 01 October 2009

So what does the SHARP motorcycle helmet test really mean?

It’s long been a subject of great debate among riders – and particularly helmet manufacturers – whether a £500 top-of-the-range race replica offers better protection in a crash than a £50 budget lid. The new Government SHARP helmet test set out to end this debate once and for all when it published its first batch of test results earlier this ...

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  • 04 September 2008

SHARP helmet tests remain a work in progress

The first round of results from the Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Program (SHARP) helmet test scheme are on-track to be published during the spring, a spokesman for the Department for Transport (DfT) has told MCN. MCN sparks new helmet safety policy Ratings are due to be delivered on a “large proportion of the UK’s full face helmets,” the spokesman ...

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  • 06 May 2008

Video: What to do if you damage your helmet

In the 11th of our helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, explains what to do if you damage your helmet.Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two weeks ...

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  • 02 January 2008

Video: What happens to a helmet during a crash

In the eigth of our helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, explains what happens to a motorcycle helmet in an accident.Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next two ...

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  • 31 December 2007

Video tip: What is an Arai helmet made of?

In the sixth of our new Helmet tips series John Wakefield, from UK Arai distributor Pheonix, explains what goes in to making on your helmet. Click here to check out the rest of the helmet tips in the series. Check out the video below to see John take you through how to get the most out of your lid then check back throughout the next ...

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  • 01 December 2007

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