I am looking for a new helmet. I have a 99 R1200RT and enjoy a quiet ride.
I am considering whether to go with a modular helmet like I have now or whether to use a full face helmet. I have researched on the web and find the following:
Modular Helmet advangages:
The sun shield sees like a good idea. Does it work better than a tinted shield would on a full face helmet.
My HJC allows me to put the helmet on without taking off my glasses. Some reviewers claim that not to be the case with all flip helmets?
Full Face Advangages:
Weight. Does the extra weight of a flip helmet really matter?
Quiet: My 10 year old full face is still quieter than is my 5 yr. old HJC.
Venting: Do modern full face helmets flow enough air to allow the shield to be closed on a summer day.
Tinted Shield: I now have a BMW tankbag that holds almost anything. I could carry an extra shield and change as the sun sets. Wondering do the tinted shields offer enough advantage so that it would be comparable to a flip down shield on the Flip helmets?