Reviewer: Mikko Nieminen // RRP: £99.95 // Sizes: XS-XL // Colours: Gloss black, matt black, pearl white // Info: www.spadaclothing.co.uk
This is a very special helmet indeed. In a matter of seconds, it transforms from a full-face helmet to an open-face one. And in a couple of minutes (with a help of a £2 coin to work the screws) the helmet can take on another look with the detachable beak. That gives you three different variations of the same helmet for less than a hundred quid. Brilliant!
On top of all the different incarnations of the helmet, it also features a flip-down sun visor, removable cheek and centre lining pads, a three-point ventilation system, quick-release chin strap fastening and it’s Pinlock ready. The helmet has a thermoplastic shell and it’s EC2205-approved. That’s all great, but let’s get to the clever bit:
What makes the Spada Duo so versatile is the removable chin bar. When it’s in place you have a regular full-face helmet, but press two buttons and pull the bar and it comes off, making this an open-face helmet.
Even when used as a full-face helmet the view from the helmet is great thanks to the massive visor. If you feel that full-face helmets are a bit claustrophobic, it’s worth trying this one as it feels very open even with the chin bar in – and if that’s not good, just take it off.
The helmet also comes with a removable beak that gives the helmet a more off-road look. The beak can be fitted and removed easily by unscrewing the visor fittings with a coin. It only takes a couple of minutes to do and transforms the look of it completely.
- Best motorcycle routes in Dartmoor and Exmoor: maps and .gpx files - 29 September 2021
- Best biking roads in the Lake District: Video, maps and .gpx files - 31 July 2021
- Happy Retirement Biking – part 12: Technology in bikes - 13 May 2021
Does this get you revved up? Tell us why...
Subscribe to MoreBikes Newspaper
Get MoreBikes delivered through your letterbox every month. 12 issues for £15. Click here for more information.
Get MoreBikes.co.uk Updates
Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive biking news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.