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Alright, first off, this is not the detailed or quallified review you'd be getting from a legitimate resource -- just my simpleton observation as an owner. Duh.

MOMO Devil Helmet. This was my Christmas present to myself:
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Purchased in France for a bit below MSRP (Prix spécial de Noël!) for 249 Euros. I found it at a shop in Paris on Avenue de la Grand Armée which was one of many moto and scooter dealers and accessory shops that lined both sides of that street. Awesome. I wanted a white helmet for more driver visibility compared to my matte black Scorpion helmet.

PROS
* Style: The biggest feature it's got going for it. It reaks Italian sci-fi, sex-inspired, tight jeans, DESTROY ALL ROBOTS design. Standout looks without being as cartoony as I first imagined when I saw it first through pictures alone (do a search on the boards for "helmets" and you'll find this helmet posted elsewhere with a Japanese anime character reference).
* Unique: At least in the States. MOMO helmets aren't sold here officially, I think.
* Comfort/Fit: Very light and seems to fit my wide head much better than my Scorpion helmet. Very easy to pull on and off but still snug enough when strap is closed.
* Chin strap buckle: Nice. Very easy and convenient.
* Details: Stitching, two-tone coloring (hard to see in my photos, but the chin piece is matte silver, not glossy white like the rest of the helmet) and visor tab with MOMO Design intials. Subtle and clean.
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CONS
* Price: I think that it's a given with anything Italian-made. We Vespa owners know a thing or four about that. While the styling and construction are great, I think you're paying more for a unique, eye-catching design than you are a better-made or better-functioning helmet. Sound like any other Italian products we know?
* Not DOT approved: For those who care about such things, I'd imagine a big reason MOMOs aren't available in the States are because they haven't gotten or even care to get the DOT certification. However, it does have EU safety compliance, so it's not like you're putting a Tupperware bowl on your head that does nothing for safety.
* Not a true full-face helmet: Looks can be deceiving. It's more of a large visor open-face design with a hard connected chin piece than a true molded one-piece design. While it does cover my chin, I can't help but think that it isn't as safe as a true full-face helmet in a particular circumstance. That said, I'd also say that's a little more "safer" than an open face helmet with just a visor.

Final Thoughts
Well, I obviously wouldn't have spent as much as I did if I didn't think some of the more subjective reasons I've mentioned were worth something to me personally. Spending a good amount of money on something that should be more functional than beautiful when considering the real applications is not beyond Vespa owners. There's a very obvious reason we chose to buy a Vespa and not an arguably more reliable Honda Big Ruckus or Yamaha Vino. I think the same reasoning went into this helmet purchase -- for better or for worse.

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Italian product design: Sex is a must. Practical engineering is a bonus -- if they feel like it.
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That helmet is a work of art!
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It's COOL!!!
Those little vents on the sides look like the wings on Thor's helmet.
Sexy, Hell, you'll be a Greek god
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AWESOME helmet
AWESOME helmet and great write up.

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The Battle of the Planets helmet is AWESOME !
Winner.
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Sizzingly stylish helmet-- magnifico/magnifique!

Nota bene: Any techno-fetish object purchased in Paris, Milan, London or Tokyo will have a cool factor unmatched by pallid imitations elsewhere. 8)

(Edited to add a ticket to Frankfurt for those with certain automotive techno-fetishes. The streamlined wasp-waisted lines of the classic Vespa has a particular sultry je ne sai quoi in common with the Audi TT, wouldn't you say?)
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The streamlined wasp-waisted lines of the classic Vespa has a particular sultry je ne sai quoi in common with the Audi TT, wouldn't you say?
I know what you mean. My Plum LX150 is the perfect complement to my cherished silver 2001 Coupe. I still love it like the first day I took it home.
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Wow! Makes me want to be a "jive talking robot". That is one great looking helmet.

You did get extra replacement visors for it right? If not, will it be a pain to get replacements should yours become scratched?

Do they offer interchangable tinted ones as well?

And what's with the flying insects theme? Wasp.. and this Momo helmet to complete the Fly look. Good stuff!

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My Plum LX150 is the perfect complement to my cherished silver 2001 Coupe. I still love it like the first day I took it home.
And I'm similarly incurably smitten w/ my '00 aviator gray TTQC-- those flawlessly fluid lines-- >>
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And what's with the flying insects theme? Wasp.. and this Momo helmet to complete the Fly look.
The Fly by Momo: very nice--

The flying insect theme: Vespa = "wasp" in Italiano >>
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I've got a VR2 now...

I'm a helmet whore
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And I'm similarly incurably smitten w/ my '00 aviator gray TTQC-- those flawlessly fluid lines-- >>
Love the aviator gray. That would have been my choice had a close buddy of mine not beaten me to that color. Hey, seeing that your's is heavily modded, you'd be a good person to ask. My warranty just went up -- what would be your recommendation for a harmless mod I can do on my own? I heard owners go on about the diverter valve mod for years on the TT boards. Would you concur?
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Nice. Their like neckties or t-shirts, right? 8) Well, only two moto helmets so far, but if the number of cycling helmets I own is any indication of a trend, my wallet is SCREWED.
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You did get extra replacement visors for it right? If not, will it be a pain to get replacements should yours become scratched?

Do they offer interchangable tinted ones as well?
Nope. They didn't seem to have extra parts nor did they offer any when I asked about additional colored visors. Granted, my French is at a second grade level. I assume that with the inventory of different helmets they had (by simple observation, I'd guestimate they had about 50-60 different models of helmets on display) that it would be impractical to stock spare parts for every helmet they sold.

If my visor gets scratched, sadly, I suppose I'll have to take another trip over there and replace it.
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I'm soooo jealous. I've been wanting thet devil helmet for a while now. Maybe if I win the lottrey tonight (EUR 7.000.000 to win) because it ain't a cheap helmet....

I would take a black one

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As you say, it looks like it might be less safe than a conventional full face. However, how might it compare to a flip up full face? It's a great looking helmet, and if it works as well as any other full face, I would be hard pressed not to bring one back.
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