Bilt Apollo Helmet
Modular helmets are a great choice for the active rider. The Apollo is no exception providing the convenience of an open face helmet with the added safety of a full face. A high quality finish and great ventilation are just some of the features. Put one on, flip down the sun shield and ride. It's Showtime!
- Hi-tech injection molded polycarbonate shell
- Quality paint with double lacquer or flat matte finish
- Full-face modular helmet with pull-up chin bar
- Double D-ring safety fastening
- Quick release clear faceshield fitted as standard
- Separate flip-down tinted sun shield
- Quick release push button chin-bar operation
- Multi point surface mounted airflow ventilation system including chin guard, venture, and rear exhaust vents
- Removable air-flow comfort padded lining
- Meets or exceeds DOT standards
PROS: Void Of Pressure Points, Adequate Ventilation, Lightweight, Comfortable Padding, Good Visibility
BEST USES: Everyday Rides, Poor Weather, Protection
PROS: Comfortable Padding, Void Of Pressure Points, Adequate Ventilation, Good Visibility
BEST USES: Saves My Face From Bugs, Protection, Everyday Rides
PROS: Good Visibility, Fits Snug, Comfortable Padding, Adequate Ventilation, Lightweight
CONS: Chin Strap Too Short, Inside Lens Too Close
BEST USES: Protection, Everyday Rides
I don;t think you should buy this product on line. You should try it before you buy it. Read on.
Heavy. Yes it is. But there is a lot of stuff to this or any other modular helmet, so yes it is going to be a little to a lot heavy depending on what your used to. I stepped up from a full face helmet so the weight difference was minimal but yes it is heavier.
Noisy. It is noisy but I found only at highway speeds was it any more noisy than my other helmet. I usually wear a ear buds anyway so It wasn't a big problem for me.
Ventilation. I found it made little if any difference with the vents open or closed and I did feel it was a little stuffy.
The strap was too short, Believe it or not it's true. I am a good sized guy but certainly not obese. I have one inch of strap to work with. Tread it through the D rings and I have 1/2 inch of free strap left. This is a very annoying problem and the reason I went 4 stars.
The fit is a must wear before you buy. Why? I wear an extra large helmet. I bought an extra large helmet. If my nose was just a 1/4 inch larger (I kind of have a small nose} the sun shield would hit it and probably create a problem. The helmet seems to be a little tight from front to back. I'm hoping the padding will compress with time. Again, 1/4 inch and it would be perfect.
One other thing. There are a lot of mechanical things going on in this helmet. I believe the more function a product does the more likely for something to fail. This is probably the primary difference between a price point product and a high end product. So I'll have to see how long this helmet lasts.
Over all I really like the features of this helmet and I feel like the pros out weigh the cons. Also I didn't notice any of the reviews mention the chin baffle. It works very nicely and removes the uplift and other wind related issues I have with my other full face helmet.
PROS: Good Visibility
CONS: Noisy, Strap Too Short, Heavy
BEST USES: Protection, Everyday Rides
PROS: Fits Snug, Good Visibility, Fog Resistant, Adequate Ventilation, Comfortable Padding, Lightweight, Void Of Pressure Points, Scratch Resistant
BEST USES: Poor Weather, Protection, Everyday Rides
PROS: Crashworthy, Comfortable Padding, Adequate Ventilation, Lightweight, Fog Resistant, Fits Snug, Good Visibility, Strong An Durable
CONS: Prone To Fogging
BEST USES: Poor Weather, Racing, Protection, Passenger, Off-Road, Everyday Rides
The venting features and face shield features are very similar on both helmets but the Apollo seems easier to operate. The sun visor on the Apollo is darker and easier to flip up/down ( the Revolver has a spring mechanism). The chin shield opening operation on both helmets are similar but the Apollo opens higher and clicks up in place where the Revolver doesn't click in the up position and could possibly fall down.
The Apollo helmet is much easier to put on and take off especially if you wear eyeglasses as I do. And no need to remove your glasses. The Revolver helmet is difficult to put on/remove, the temple and cheek pads on the Revolver are way to tight and distort your eyeglasses as well as being very uncomfortable and I even tried to compress them with no success. I am 6' and 200 lbs., both helmets fit snug but the Apollo is actually very comfortable to wear, the Revolver is not.
The chin strap closure on the Revolver is nicer and easier to use. Some reviews state the Apollo chin strap is too short but if you adjust it properly it fits perfectly. It is designed to adjust it snug so your helmut doesn't move in an accident- must be a good safety design. I didn't find the Apollo noisy to wear and it is much quieter than my Fulmer 3/4 helmet with face shield.
In my opinion the Apollo is the hands down winner in this comparison and the icing on the cake is that it is $100. less money to buy.
The day glo hi vis yellow is a smart choice, a safety color that all the other motorist on the road with you are sure to see you and it has become a trendy color too.
I sure hopes this helps. Happy motorcycling!
PROS: Lightweight, Comfortable Padding, Fits Snug, Void Of Pressure Points, Scratch Resistant, Good Visibility, Fog Resistant, Best Buck Bang, Adequate Ventilation
CONS: Chin Strap A Little D, Chin Strap Not Easy, Too Many Logos
BEST USES: Protection, Hi Vis Day Glo Safety, Everyday Rides
PROS: Good Visibility, Durable, Comfortable Padding, Void Of Pressure Points, Lightweight
CONS: Poor Ventilation
PROS: Fog Resistant, Lightweight, Good Visibility, Scratch Resistant, Great Value And Style, Void Of Pressure Points, Adequate Ventilation, Comfortable Padding
BEST USES: Passenger, Protection, Everyday Rides
PROS: Good Visibility, Adequate Ventilation, Void Of Pressure Points, Comfortable Padding, Lightweight, Fits Snug, Fog Resistant
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