Feedback on New BMW System 6 Helmet
Before I drop the big wad on a new System 6 helmet, I was hoping to get some feedback from anyone who owns one or has tested one. I have heard that the faceshields do not seal very good. I was also wondering about the noise levels compared to other helmets (like the Schubert Concept).
No personal experience.
Originally Posted by TomG
The most recent (July 2009) issue of the German print moto-mag TOURENFAHRER includes an extensive comparison test of 8 flip-helmets sold on the Euro market. The print article is not yet posted on the TF website, http://www.tourenfahrer.de/index.php?id=1774, but may get uploaded in 4-6 weeks.
TF tested System 6, HJC FS-Max, IXS HX 360 Roadster, Lazer Paname LX, Nolan N103, Schuberth C3, Shark Evoline, & Shoei Multitec; included extensive safety/ impact tests by Germany's TUV (Rheinland) standards agency using ECE-05 standards; quietness; comfort, etc. TF's summary "recommended" the Schuberth, Lazer, & Shoei; but did not recommend the System 6.
System 6 measured quiet, passed the ECE-05 "G-force brain damage" measure, but did poorly on a specific ECE-05 chin-bar impact measure. Schuberth was more quiet than System 6 at 50 kph & 100 kph, and equally quiet at 150 kph.
BTW, I hope somebody eventually does a good English translation of this TF article; it appears to be the most complete/ thorough comparison test of flip helmets ever done.