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Author Topic: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...  (Read 85086 times)

Offline Timiskin

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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #50 on: Jul 31, 2008, 12:55:17 »
Ontario Cycle Salvage has these Bandit copies for $124.00 for those of us who can't stretch the budget for a Simpson.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/CKX_Demon_Full_Face_Helmet_Smoke--614650.html


Offline Represto

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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #51 on: Jul 31, 2008, 15:57:11 »
Simpsons not only look good, they're super high quality.  If you can't flex for a new bandit, check around on ebay for a slightly used one.  I've seen them go for <$100. 

Offline ROne

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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #52 on: Aug 27, 2008, 07:42:43 »
Sorry.......man, I don't get it? ???

What's the fuss over these 'Terminator-style' helmets?  Maybe it's just me but give me the good old half helmet/skid lid or even a cool open face anytime.  Yeah, yeah, i here those of you saying...." :'( But what about the rest of my face if I come off?"........that's easy.......don't come off   :D

I'm also a fan of nostalgia too and you just can't ride a classic-styled Cafe without the right looking gear as well.  Ya wanna wear that style helmet, best get some futuristic SuperBike instead....hehehe.

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Offline Represto

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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #53 on: Aug 27, 2008, 07:56:34 »
I felt the same way about them at first...but changed my view once I actually saw them.  Strangely, they go really well with the cafe look. 

And then there's this...



Or if Lou Reed isn't your thing...


Offline ROne

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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #54 on: Aug 27, 2008, 09:18:10 »
 :D  ...sorry Represto.  Still not convincing me, still looks like a something I should be wearing to a 'Star Wars' convention ;D

Think I'll stick with my half lid on special rides.
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Offline boxcarphoto

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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #55 on: Aug 27, 2008, 10:37:40 »
they look futuristic, yet haven't really changed since they started making them.. lol

i think they look retro, honestly. not cafe, but retro.

Offline WightHorse

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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #56 on: Aug 27, 2008, 10:45:52 »


How about that jewel.
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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #57 on: Aug 27, 2008, 11:10:08 »
Having lived bikes for many years, the Bandit's remind me of the late 70's - 80's! That, of course, places them after the cafe era.

They do, however, have that 'bad boy/rebel' look that seems to fit the Cafe Image. For that reason, I kinda like wearing mine when I ride my H2 Cafe!  ;D

It's that same look that makes them so popular with the Superbike and Streetfighter crowd too. We've seen other companies developing there own 'Bandit style' helmets as well. Craft and Roof come to mind. I actually own a Craft Rxx3 Barracuda in flat black with a black tinted visor. It looks cool, but doesn't measure up to the original, IMO!  ;D ;D

I love the retro 1/2 helmet, open face, goggles look, but I can't bring myself to wear one! I just feel a little too naked!  :o Oh well!
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Offline boxcarphoto

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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #58 on: Aug 27, 2008, 11:13:43 »


i like that they make a semi-affordable one designed for motorcycles.. only 290!

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Re: SIMPSON BANDIT HELMETS... The new Cafe Racer must??!!...
« Reply #59 on: Aug 27, 2008, 13:51:48 »
Or if Lou Reed isn't your thing...



Now that's funny.