I use a Bell Qualifier ($109) lighter, quieter, and defiantly more than the Gmax that I have. But unless you know what type of a helmet (cheap, quite, comfortable, modular...etc) you want no one can give you a good answer. In other words what is impotent to you in a helmet...etc.What would you recommend for a helmet? I have a Gmax and an HJC but was wondering what others prefer for use on the CTX. Thx
Yes. I should have mentioned that I've never felt as secure in the fit of a helmet as I do with my Shoei Qwest. At $350 it wasn't cheap, but not exorbitant either. Well worth the money. And Snell certified.I've grown to rely on Shoei for helmets that feel good, and offer sizes that will accommodate a larger melon (my situation). The additional protection of a full face is a plus as well.
For me it was a matter of safety. It is shown that 64% of all injury to the head happens up front between the forehead and the neck. A modular helmet does provide some protection for the chin and face but not as much as a full face helmet. The latching mechanism of the modular chin bar is not nearly as strong as a one piece shell. Also the modular helmets tend to have more wind noise due to the design. I had a Bell Star FF a long time ago and when I bought the GL1500 it came with open face helmets that I stuck with for a few years. I wanted more protection than that but wanted to avoid the need to take off my glasses to put on my helmet so went with the modular. Then my glasses changed and I could no longer get away with putting the helmet on without removing the glasses. I did that (remove glasses-don helmet-put on glasses) for a while with the modular and after a few years of that gave up and decided to return to the FF for safety reasons since there was no longer a convenience factor with the glasses involved. Funny how sometimes convenience gets in the way of or compromises safety. It's all about what happens when you do a face plant in the pavement on the way down.Why did you guys give up modular and go back to fullface?
Yes. I should have mentioned that I've never felt as secure in the fit of a helmet as I do with my Shoei Qwest. At $350 it wasn't cheap, but not exorbitant either. Well worth the money. And Snell certified.
Sadly the audio on the bike is mostly useless with the Qwest, except for in traffic jams. I'll fire it up and crack my visor open and can hear it just fine.Shoei Qwest is prolly the best helmet under $500.
Since my audio was put in Ive been wearing my open face which I vouched not to do after highsiding and landing on my face back in march.
That helmet was an Icon Airframe which I would highly recommend.