Are Dual Sport Helmets worth having?
OK, did not need one, there's better ones out there but I went with the GMAX. I have a white 2013 V. Here's my thoughts on them, what's yours?
IMO; "fashion statement", lots of sport bike riders are getting them for that reason. My bike is not off-road savvy so in truth I got this helmet as an accessory. It's HUGE, the extended lower jaw, the top visor and the white color magnifies this GMAX but mind you it has a nice look because it's shapely, not mushroomy. I really like it. I have an Arai, Scorpion, Bell half and a couple of LS2s. It's not light, feels hefty, has a quality build and finish and the shield optics work well. The helmet is comfortable and has a good fit. It is a bit noisy, seems the top detachable visor rattles a bit (maybe just needs tightening). The padding is a tad thinner than my road bike units but overall it's nice headgear for the price. This helmet combined with the unique looks of the Versys gets a lot of attention. I would recommend it to those looking for a low priced sporty off-road dually as long as you're not riding in treacherous or extremely risky situations.