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Author Topic: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?  (Read 18130 times)

Offline vintagegearhead

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Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« on: Dec 08, 2012, 23:23:43 »
Anyone have a vintage-styled full-face? I'd like to know how well they work.
Thanks.

Offline DrJ

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 08, 2012, 23:49:08 »
I have several and wear them occasionally. Minimal protection at best but they look rad. Thin padding and the chin bar doesn't touch your face.


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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 09, 2012, 06:25:40 »
...I'd like to know how well they work...
Depends on what you mean.
Are they better than nothing? Yes.
Are they better than an open face? Yes.
Are they comparable to todays full face offerings? Not even close.
 I had myself a Bell Star II back in the day, DOT and SNELL approved for their standards back then.
We've come a LOOOOOONG way.
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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 11, 2012, 01:09:14 »
I heard that some company (which one escapes my memory) is putting out a '60s/'70s style helmet. I'd like to here more about the functionality of that when it comes out, but until then I'll just stick with my HJC. I won't go open face.

Offline AndrewDoesHair

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2012, 13:07:51 »
These ones look nice and vintage... But they're like $1,200! That's more than I spent on my bike!

http://www.ateliersruby.com/helmets/castel/fall-winter-2012-13/gabriel

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 26, 2012, 17:25:27 »
Biltwell is about to release a vintage style DOT fullface I believe.
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Offline whorobj

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2012, 05:19:40 »
I'm rocking an 80's FF Simpson darth vader looking thing in black.  looks cool as hell but upgrading to a modern FF as soon as i can.

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 04, 2013, 11:31:51 »
I like the Darth Vader look, I would totally rock that. Someone should do a modern DOT version of that helmet.

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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 05, 2013, 10:10:58 »
I'm rocking an 80's FF Simpson darth vader looking thing in black.  looks cool as hell but upgrading to a modern FF as soon as i can.
I like the Darth Vader look, I would totally rock that. Someone should do a modern DOT version of that helmet.

DAMN... I'm getting old... considered that a modern helmet.  ::)
« Last Edit: Jan 05, 2013, 10:14:12 by Hoosier Daddy »
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Re: Full-Face Vintage, anyone?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 05, 2013, 10:35:36 »
Yep - Biltwell has shown prototype molds, but given they had to recall the lower profile DOT El Fuerte just recently, I'm not holding my breath.
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