while perusing the crooked river motorcycles’ showroom, a helmet on caught my eye. it was a suomy vandal bayliss replica. how apropos that the lone suomy helmet in the shop was of ducati’s veteran wsbk master. i said that if my friend bought a 1098 that i’d buy the helmet. as you can see, he bought the bike.
the helmet is a mixed bag. it flows air like none other but it’s louder than my previous helmet. the one thing i can’t stand is wind noise and this helmet makes it sound like you’re in a hurricane. and this is with earplugs in.
anyway, enough of my bitching. the styling, ventilation, and quality of this helmet are top-notch. it’s a big improvement over my 8 yr old gunwind.