RRP: From £309.00 // Sizes: XS – 2XL // Colours: A range of colours and designs
Tested by: Chris Knight
The first time I ever went on a motorcycle was in 1976 I was almost 9 years old. Our neighbours consisted of a family of 3 brothers and 2 sisters plus Mum and Dad obviously, who had relocated from Newcastle to Lincolnshire. The brothers were bikers, the oldest, Bret, was 19 and owned an R65 BMW among other bikes. I pestered him for months to take me on the back and he always said no, of course I didn’t realise that it was my Mother who was actually saying no and not him. When I finally twigged I pestered my Mum and eventually she relented and agreed, to say I was excited was a total understatement. This was a seminal moment for me, it was not a long ride, maybe 10 miles and it was not the most comfortable ride as I didn’t have any goggles or glasses but is was the most important ride of my life because it was the moment I became a biker.
So what has this got to do with Hedon helmets and why are you telling me this story?
The ride on the back of Bret’s BMW was the first time I ever wore a helmet, it was an old open face, white I recall, very heavy and obviously too big for me, so noisy and I remember distinctly that it had a particular smell, a mixture of sweat and Brut. When I think of open face helmets this is always what I think of, until now. The beautifully made Hedon helmet has set a new standard for me. It is a superb mixture of function and form. The attention to detail is impressive from the a