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It's been a while since i was on a bike so when i hope to get the Classic, i am not to sure which type or make to go for.

I know in general that open face are better made than years gone by, but it still could never compete with a full face, but the open face may look more cool on the classic ( maybe i am too old to try and look cool ).
i think the new Shoei J Cruise Corso looks well

http://www.shoei-europe.com/upload/models/J-Cruise_CORSO_TC-8-b.jpg

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In David L. Hough book Proficient Motorcycling he quotes a german study which investigated thousand crashes. The result show that around 50% of all impacts on the helmet happen around the chin area. Based on that information i would stay away from open face helmets.

Here is also the illustration shown in the book:
 

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In David L. Hough book Proficient Motorcycling he quotes a german study which investigated thousand crashes. The result show that around 50% of all impacts on the helmet happen around the chin area. Based on that information i would stay away from open face helmets.

Here is also the illustration shown in the book:
Cheers for the input, And i do like my chin
 

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It's been a while since i was on a bike so when i hope to get the Classic, i am not to sure which type or make to go for.

I know in general that open face are better made than years gone by, but it still could never compete with a full face, but the open face may look more cool on the classic ( maybe i am too old to try and look cool ).
i think the new Shoei J Cruise Corso looks well

http://www.shoei-europe.com/upload/models/J-Cruise_CORSO_TC-8-b.jpg

What's you take on it
It seems an open-face helmet would go with a vintage inspired Scrambler, but I opted for a Schubert C3, which is a good flip-up type helmet. Here's also an interesting take on graphics on the Icon helmet.
 

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I do like some of the open face and skull face type helmet better from a style stand point but I go with the full face because I know its safest. You can look cool even with a full face helmet.
 

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...full face always. I've heard too much about the dangers of not having one.

I think a helmet like the Bell Qualifier, in matte black, can look good with just about any machine.
http://www.bellhelmets.com/powersports/helmets/qualifier

The Fly Trekker is neat too, but I'm not sure how it would complement the Scrambler (I've got an Urban Enduro ordered, and I think it would match that model better.)
Trekker Matte Black Helmet | FLY Racing | Professional grade Motocross, BMX, MTB, Offroad, ATV, Snowmobile, and Watercraft apparel and hard parts

Here in Colorado, helmets are optional, but I never, ever, ever, ride without one.
 

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...full face always. I've heard too much about the dangers of not having one.

I think a helmet like the Bell Qualifier, in matte black, can look good with just about any machine.
http://www.bellhelmets.com/powersports/helmets/qualifier

The Fly Trekker is neat too, but I'm not sure how it would complement the Scrambler (I've got an Urban Enduro ordered, and I think it would match that model better.)
Trekker Matte Black Helmet | FLY Racing | Professional grade Motocross, BMX, MTB, Offroad, ATV, Snowmobile, and Watercraft apparel and hard parts

Here in Colorado, helmets are optional, but I never, ever, ever, ride without one.
Cheers Pacman, the Bell Qualifier is a nice looking helmet
 

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Coming from a world of sports bikes, race leathers and knee sliders, I'm going to need some new kit!

Fortunately my helmet is an all black Arai Chaser (full face), but I was toying with the idea of an open face as they're just so **** cool!

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It's been a while since i was on a bike so when i hope to get the Classic, i am not to sure which type or make to go for.

I know in general that open face are better made than years gone by, but it still could never compete with a full face, but the open face may look more cool on the classic ( maybe i am too old to try and look cool ).
i think the new Shoei J Cruise Corso looks well

http://www.shoei-europe.com/upload/models/J-Cruise_CORSO_TC-8-b.jpg

What's you take on it
Thats the one I'm looking at but until you see the Classic colour in the flesh i'm undecided as they might clash. It also has a built in sun visor. very clever stuff.
 

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Thats the one I'm looking at but until you see the Classic colour in the flesh i'm undecided as they might clash. It also has a built in sun visor. very clever stuff.
You are right Mixup, you would need to see the colour first. maybe a more neutral colour. still a nice looking helmet.
 

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There is no doubt a full face lid is safer than an open face and the stats shown above are very interesting.

Clearly riding a scrambler as a choice in that it's a relatively sensible (but still cool) bike for the road and indeed the type of riding one intends to do on a given day surely means we can have a pragmatic attitude towards the risk of riding and the type of helmet we wear.

The Ducati Scrambler open face crash helmets I believe are based on the Bell Jet which is a good crash helmet. I'd be interested to hear if anyone knows any more about these helmets. I have a Bell Custom 500 which is a new model this year based on an old classic which I think is a slightly lower profile than the Jet/RT.

You see some of the posey hip brigade wearing crash helmets that are not road approved like the Biltwell novelty helmet or Davida Speedster. They do look good because they are so low profile but I wouldn't want to crash in one.

I'm considering a Biltwell ****** full face that is both CE/EU and DOT approved and a nice looking, if a little whacky, crash helmet with various options for visors and shields including some lairy bubble or tinted types. That said I like wearing goggles and the opening on the ****** is very generous.
 

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I use a Shoei J Cruise whenever we hit upper 80s (Fahrenheit) and IMO it is by far the safest 3/4 helmet made (I have never tried the aria but am sure that is of the same quality). I have never tried it without the shield because I have ben spoiled by FF helmets and not wearing sunglasses or goggles to keep wind out of my eyes. I do love the look of some of the Bell 3/4 500 models but am spoiled with the ventilation on the shoei. I own solid white jcruise (gets filthy and nicked up very quickly) but might consider a new color pattern to wear with my scrambler.
 

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Got to love Shoei, out of what i have seen i find their helmets and designs their helmets are in to be some of the best to my liking.
 

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I use a Shoei J Cruise whenever we hit upper 80s (Fahrenheit) and IMO it is by far the safest 3/4 helmet made (I have never tried the aria but am sure that is of the same quality). I have never tried it without the shield because I have ben spoiled by FF helmets and not wearing sunglasses or goggles to keep wind out of my eyes. I do love the look of some of the Bell 3/4 500 models but am spoiled with the ventilation on the shoei. I own solid white jcruise (gets filthy and nicked up very quickly) but might consider a new color pattern to wear with my scrambler.
I currently have an Aria RX7 MV Augusta Agostini, However I like the look of the Shoei J Cruise of which I tried on today. I loved it and the pull down sun visor. It fitted really well but I did feel exposed. Don't now if you can overcome that feeling after using a FF for the last 40 years!! :cool:
 

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I currently have an Aria RX7 MV Augusta Agostini, However I like the look of the Shoei J Cruise of which I tried on today. I loved it and the pull down sun visor. It fitted really well but I did feel exposed. Don't now if you can overcome that feeling after using a FF for the last 40 years!! :cool:
What will you do now Mixup, stay FF or go open,

I was just in a bike shop trying on FF / Open , (and thinking of the Irish weather) and that extra safety over looking good (i know many FF look good to, is just that open would look well with the classic) any way i getting side tracked.

I think i may now go full face, , if it increases my safety percentage, many would say it a no brainer.
 
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