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Old 11-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #21
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I'm a big fan of modulars and honestly the weight is not as bad as you think. Some are uber-heavy, most are not. They are noisier though which some people find a problem. That's one of the reason they usually are used by touring riders - the barn door of a windscreen on most of them reduces wind noise.

Bluetooth? Mixed emotions and feelings. Better than nothing for a phone call, but sux for music.

Drop down visor? Great on the ones with optically correct visors - i.e. the higher end helmets. Not so great on a cheap one. Not as good as sunglasses, but great on those overcast days where the sun pops out and you need something on your eyes right now...
This comment alone warrants the use of a drop down visor. I can safely say that I hate those early morning commutes where you struggle with overcast, humidity and fog. That said. I am going to start off with a cheaper version and go from there. Thanks
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:10 PM   #22
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This comment alone warrants the use of a drop down visor. I can safely say that I hate those early morning commutes where you struggle with overcast, humidity and fog. That said. I am going to start off with a cheaper version and go from there. Thanks
Glad I could help. Remember though - the really cheap ones use crappy plastic that will give you a headache quick due to the visual distortion.

No need to go TOO cheap - Revzilla has the Bell Revolver on sale for $109 - modular, lightweight, flipdown visor, and quiet. One other great thing about the Bell is it takes the same photochromatic visor as the Star and Vortex.

The Scorpion Exo400 (one piece full face) is an excellent budget helmet with an internal visor as well.
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