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Hello everybody.
What kind of helmet do you wear whilst riding your Vespa? I want to change from an open face to a modular and have narrowed my choices to the following

Bell SRT Modular

Shark Evo GT

Sena Outrush R

They are all around the $600 AUD mark.

Any suggestions would be great.

Thank you
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I have 2 Nolan's that are great and reasonably priced and recently a Schuberth C3 pro that is very well made but certainly pricier.
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You are going to be limited by pricing primarily when it comes to buying a helmet.
As long as they all meet the safety requirements they shall do the job they are intended for.
You will pay more for one over the other for the choice of materials used and the design.
I tend to buy first based on quality and then on the design aspect when it comes to helmets. I use a HJC full face i70 helmet. It was relatively cheap and delivers good quality at a reasonable price.
There are more expensive ones from the likes of a Schuberth C5, light cool design and priced about 3 times more than the HJC i70.
Spend the money and buy the helmet that fits you and works for you design wise.
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The most important thing about helmets is: fit, fit and fit (in that order).

You should try every helmet, try a size smaller or larger, even leave it on for a few minutes.

I once had a flip-up helmet from Carberg, when I wanted to replace this after 5-6 years against a new one, the successor model no longer fit on my head. The fit has changed you, the wearing comfort no longer fit for me. Currently I drive HJC.

What I want to say: you have to try yourself, experiences of others or even own experiences help only limited.

I've put together a few tips on how to find a good helmet:
https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2570191#2570191
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tonymfacebook,

I am a big fan of the modular flip up helmets. When we slow
down on rides, I like to flip it up and get the wind in the face.
I find the full face to claustrophobic.

I just purchased a new Sedici Flip Front for $259.99

Bob Copeland
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Finding the correct fit may be challenging.
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Bob Copeland wrote:
When we slow down on rides, I like to flip it up and get the wind in the face.
Dear Bob,

I don't know how it is in the USA, but in Europe the European approvals for most flip-up helmets are only valid in closed condition.

The reason: the helmets are usually only tested in the closed position, for an approval in the open position a second test would have to be carried out (double costs).

This means: if you drive a flip-up helmet open (which is not tested/approved for this) it is as if you drive without a helmet (With regard to the fulfillment of any applicable helmet obligation).
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
I don't know how it is in the USA, but in Europe the European approvals for most flip-up helmets are only valid in closed condition.

Helmets such as the Nolan N100-5, which I have and like much, are double homologated (even where the StVZO reigns supreme), meaning that they are road legal in the open and closed positions. I don't ride with the chin portion flipped up though, except for what Bob mentions: situations of very slow riding and if there's no other traffic.

German language link: https://www.nolangroup.de/product-page/nolan-n100-5-plus-milestone-n-com-55
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Still wearing the same Shark as when you asked a couple of weeks ago

https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2608771#2608771
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giallo wrote:
Helmets such as the Nolan N100-5, which I have and like much, are double homologated (even where the StVZO reigns supreme), meaning that they are road legal in the open and closed positions. I don't ride with the chin portion flipped up though, except for what Bob mentions: situations of very slow riding and if there's no other traffic.

German language link: https://www.nolangroup.de/product-page/nolan-n100-5-plus-milestone-n-com-55
I know the Nolan (even though I haven't tested it myself yet).

With the new European standard ECE 22.06 will probably also apply to more flip-up helmets that may be driven open and closed.
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I own and occasionally use a flip up helmet, but you should know this: IMO they are significantly less safe. Nearly every model is missing protective EPS from the area of the hinge. This is the area that usually protects the temple and eye socket. Worse, there's metal hardware in that area, which is a part of the head that often makes contact with the ground.
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I have a Shark evo and like it although I usually use it as a 3/4 not full face. What I like about it is that the chin bar slides completely back and most of the other helmets don't do that at least not when I bought mine. But it also fits me well and as others have said fit is most important
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GermanGTSDriver,

I admit the helmets max safe riding is with the helmet fully closed.
However, many riders have only half helmets Better something
better than nothing. When I slow down through small towns
at slow speed, I feel safe enough. It is not like having no helmet.

I love Germany, my entire family on my moms side are from
your great country. I was fortunate enough to spend much great
time traveling there. I love your beer.

Bob Copeland
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The Schuberth Pro C4 is under $400 right now.
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
This means: if you drive a flip-up helmet open (which is not tested/approved for this) it is as if you drive without a helmet (With regard to the fulfillment of any applicable helmet obligation).
I doubt any police officer in the USA would issue a ticket for wearing a modular helmet in a non-tested configuration.
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SteelBytes wrote:
Still wearing the same Shark as when you asked a couple of weeks ago

https://modernvespa.com/forum/post2608771#2608771
Thanks. I could not find my original post
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
The most important thing about helmets is: fit, fit and fit (in that order).
The Japanese brands (Arai and Shoei) design helmets whose fit can be customized. You can add or remove padding to make it conform to your head. Of course, you can do this yourself, but you can also have the shop do it when you buy your helmet. Unfortunately, most of the shops with this expertise are in Japan, but if you find yourself heading that way, it may open up your helmet options. Otherwise, you're stuck with however the helmet fits out of the box.

AGV's new Tourmodular is 22.06 rated, but it's too narrow for my head. I believe those are both true for the C5 also.
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This is mine I purchased this helmet when is use to ride a klr 650 I know is for adv motorcycle but I personally don't car about the looks as long it will protect me in case of crash.
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