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HCI-20 Black Open Face Motorcycle / Scooter Helmet with Clear Flip Visor (Medium)

HCI-20 Black Open Face Motorcycle / Scooter Helmet with Clear Flip Visor (Medium)

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The HCI-20 Black Open Face Motorcycle / Scooter Helmet meets or exceeds DOT standards and has a lightweight and durable fiberglass shell, designed to absorb shock and prevent penetration. It includes a clear flip visor in addition to adjustable top vents that allows a rider to either open or close for great flow through ventilation. This helmet is coated with high quality paint and comes in 3 different colors, and is available in 6 sizes. Available flip visor in smoke (optional).

Customer Reviews

Very comfy helmet

One person found this helpful.
 on July 17, 2012
By anton2g
I got this helmet for my scooter and it has served me really well. It fits well and looks good. I like the vent which prevents it from getting to hot in the helmet. The visor is a must. If you are gonna be riding in rain you will know how much a visor helps. Its great though that you can take the visor off easily if its a nice sunny day and you want the wind on your face. My two issues with this helmet is that if the visor is not completely down, it makes a whistling noise with the wind when you ride. Pretty annoying. Also because it is a glossy black helmet instead of matte small dings and scratches really show up. So even without much use this helmet starts to look pretty worn.

great helmet

One person found this helpful.
 on January 28, 2014
By itsa_Lisa
Couldn’t have asked for anything better… this helmet looks sleek, it has never given me any issues, and the face masks functions perfectly

perfect helmet for vespa.

One person found this helpful.
 on May 26, 2013
By Akhil
For my Vespa , this inexpensive DOT approved helmet was perfect. It fits well, the shield keeps the cold away, and does NOT fog!

Sizing not accurate

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 on August 31, 2013
By Richard J McGarry
Nice helmet but need to return for a larger size asap. Sizing chart was not true representation to American sizes.


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 on September 19, 2013
By Carlos Figueroa
Excellent helmet to ride a 49cc scooter. The visor is enough to cover from the wind. I recommend this product.
Five Forms Of Motorcycle Headgear

Motorcycle headgear are usually of five types and are secured for the rider's head by using a chin strap. The intention of wearing them along with their protective benefits are defeated if chin strap is not secured.

Full Face Helmet: The complete face helmet covers your entire head as much as the skull base and is regarded as the protective of all the helmets. It features a swiveling cutout band, referred to as a visor, made from transparent plastic over the front from the eyes and nose. Some helmets have vents for increased airflow. The disadvantages are decreased hearing, intense heat, and deficiency of wind. Full-face helmets which can be popular for motocross or off-road rides do not sometimes have a face shield however the visor and chin portions are extended. A helmet with less coverage is less safe.

Off-Road/Motocross Helmets: Mototcross/Off-road helmets have extended visor and chin portions. The lack of a face shield allows the rider to use goggles and permit more airflow that is needed during strenuous off-road rides. The visor protects the rider's eyes from flying debris and keeps sunlight's glare from the rider's eyes during jumps.

Though off-road helmets was lacking a chin bar previously, modern off-road helmets have a chin bar to guard the face from impact during crashes. By putting on such helmets in addition to goggles, the equivalent protection as from full face helmets can be achieved.

Modular/Flip-Up Helmets: Sometimes known with the name convertible, the modular helmet is really a hybrid between your full face and open face street helmet. The chin bar is on a pivot and can be moved upwards to resemble an empty face helmet. Anyone wearing the helmet may thus have the ability to consume without having to take away the chinstrap. They are well-liked by motor officers who are on the go.

Modular helmets are likely to be kept closed while riding as well as the chin bar is maintained only once not riding the motorcycle. When the helmet is kept in the open position while riding, the potential risk of neck injury is greatly increased in the event of this brief. However, those modular helmets which can be dual certified as full face and open face helmets give a great level of protection even though used in the open mode.

Open Face Helmet: The face helmets cover a corner from the head, the ears as well as the cheeks but don't have the chin bar a full face helmet possesses. A number of them have provisions for visors to become snapped on. The protection for the face is minimal when you use these helmets.

Supplementing facial protection by using goggles or snapping on a face shield protects the face from flying debris, strong wind and insects.

Half Helmet: Famous during the 1960s plus known as the pudding basin helmet in the UK, one half helmet or &lsquoshorty' was popular among road racers. The design is almost just like an empty face helmet without the lowered rear. The bowl shaped helmet will not offer a protection as well as the rider has to wear goggles to guard the eyes. Due to the decreased safety that they can offer, a number of Motorcycle Safety Foundations have banned using this half helmet.

Headwear Not Included From The Whole World Of Helmets

Informal headwear including beanies and brain buckets cannot be included to mean motorcycle helmets. These kind of headwear usually are not certified for safety and are smaller and lighter than conventional helmets. They do not have safety measures for example the energy absorbing crash foam. In their best, such novelty helmets may prevent the scalp from sunburn or the scalp against abrasion. However, they cannot prevent the skull from your impact of an crash.

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