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Speedy

Need A New Helmet

My o'l faithful Shoei helmet from back in my motorcycle riding days finally crapped the bed at the end of last season.  The foam liner literally disintegrated and got all over the place, in my hair, in the car, everywhere.  I tossed it in the trash after my last pass.

 

Looking at new ones and I think I like the Simpson offerings.  I need to see if a local shop has any I can try on for sizing.

 

I was eyeballing this one:

 

Simpson Super Bandit = SA2015 certified, gonna get Flat Black in color:

 

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Or this one which is just the "Bandit" and save $100 or so bucks.  I'm not sure what the difference is?

 

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Finally considering this Street Bandit, which I believe is a motorcycle helmet as it is M2010 certified.  Good enough for drag strip, but "might" limit me if I ever wanted to do mile racing as their rules require SA2015 (Thanks Sammy for that).  I liked it for the better visibility.  I don't understand why the Mile folks wouldn't support a motorcycle helmet, seems you're more likely to get a head injury on a bike.

 

This one is cheaper by about $150, so maybe the ones above do have some extra "stuff".  I'm gonna do some reading up this week to make a decision, but curious what you guys know?

 

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Here is what we bought for the mile in flat black, Gforce G3. And yes as Sam told you, the mile tech folks peel back the lining and look to see if it has an m rating. They do not just look at the sticker on the outside.

 

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And these have the Hans device attachment points which the Mile folks are now recommending, not requiring but recommending.

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Avoid the M rating...  The bike helmets don't offer fire protection

 

I have the Bandit (in flat black) and really like it.  I've used it on road courses and 1/4 mile and have no visibility/peripheral complaints.

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I've gotta get a new helmet too. Mine expired 1/1/17. I'm looking at the Simpson Bandit too.

 

My issue is all the off the shelf helmets are boring as shit to look at. Motorcycle helmets had really cool graphics.

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the bandit is super comfortable compared to the super bandit, 

 

the street bandit is the most comfortable though as the foam isnt as ridged

 

ive had all 3 and i still prefer the street bandit.....  

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Those that recommended the Bandit, thanks!  I LOVE It.  I thought the size was going to be too small until I realized they include two sets of cheek pads.  The 35mm ones worked perfect for me.  

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I have the bandit. Very comfortable. Kinda Darth Vader like too ???? I went with the full face after that video of the dude smacking his face against the steering wheel. Before that I had the classic bell open face.

Changing visors on the bandit is super easy.

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Ordered the Simpson Bandit yesterday.  Flat black.

Does anyone know if that Subdued flag Simpson helmet can be used to race with? I've heard it's a motorcycle helmet but idk if they have the same standard for safety


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On 9/22/2017 at 10:12 PM, Lopez11b said:


Does anyone know if that Subdued flag Simpson helmet can be used to race with? I've heard it's a motorcycle helmet but idk if they have the same standard for safety


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Motorcycle helmets are tested totally different than an automobile helmet. I don’t know how racetracks feel about them. If Simpson made that same helmet in for carsports, I’d buy one in a minute. 

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