Motorcycles and Old Glory have always stood proud on the top step of the Freedom Ladder. Ready to take on the track or just your commute, the BiLT Old Glory helmet is feature packed. Great ventilation, sleek shape, and a built in sun shield make the Old Glory soar like an eagle above higher priced helmets.
Ultra hi-tech injection molded polycarbonate full face shell
Radical shell design with aerodynamic shape for sleek performance
Quality Old Glory graphics with double lacquer finish
Double D-ring safety fastening
Quick release clear face shield
Separate drop-down tinted sun visor
Surface mounted airflow ventilation system at the chin, forehead, crown, plus rear exhaust vents
I bought this helmet after previously owning an HJC and I have to say I LOVE this helmet. I added a tinted / mirrored shield at the time of purchase and its perfect for day and night riding. the drop down visor sits a little high but with helmet adjustment it works great. Noise level is acceptable, I can hear everyting around me as necessary and wind noise is not too bad at all. Air flow is easily controlled with vents and this helmet moves air well. Nicely styled aerodynamic helmet.
PROS: stylish, Good air flow, Nice fit, Great price
I have about a hundred miles riding with this helmet and here are my observations after wearing this helmet. First off it is a pretty nice looking helmet with it's Americana graphics and the sharp edges and the little spoiler on the back, is it as polished and refines as my Shoei helmet, no but at a cost that is 5 x less I wouldn't expect it to be. Fit, I ordered the same size as my Shoei and went to the local Cycle Gear store and tried on one of their's and the fit is snug but not tight and overall comfortable, the visibility seemed a bit narrow when looking down compared to my Shoei and I have to tilt my hands down when putting on my gloves to see what I'm doing, not a deal breaker and once you get used to it you don't even notice. Features I like the flip down sun shade and the operation is simple enough and it locks up and down with authority, I also like that there are optional colors and shades for the main visor I went with a light grey since I ride in the early morning and late afternoon so it's not too dark and later in the day I can just flip down the other shield when it gets too bright. Weight, this helmet is light than my old HJC but heavier than my Shoei, it's not tiring so you can ride for extended times with out your neck getting tired. Aerodynamics, this helmet tracks very straight as long as you keep looking straight but as soon as you turn left or right you will immediately feel some turbulence and the helmet wants to push your head back to straight ahead. Ventilation, this is where this helmet falls short I can feel only a minimal amount of air flow across my head and in my face and this helmet fogs up like crazy unless you are at highway speeds or you crack the visor, but as soon as you crack the visor you are treated to an annoying whistle. I think they would have been better served if they had increased the size of the top vents or increased the number of them. The ventilation issue isn't a deal killer and I would buy another one, and I guess I am spoiled from my HJC and Shoei's ventilation design, but once again those are priced much higher. Like I said for the price this is a very nice helmet that i would recommend for those on a budget or like me looking for a secondary helmet.
The helmet fits well, liner is not quite as soft as I would like, but reasonably soft. My only real complaint is that it is a bit louder than some other helmets. Some people complained about the drop down tinted visor being to low, my question is did they buy the right size helmet? Cuz mine is perfect. Overall great purchase.
PROS: quality, price, Warranty, Fit
BEST USES: Dancing After Midnight, Drag racing, Riding a motorcycle, Commuting
Needed a new lid for this season. The helmet is a good looking, well built piece. I didn't even realize it had the drop down sun shades until after I got it home, hey, I'm an old guy, and don't even look for stuff like that. That said, its the noisiest helmet I've ever had. I don't understand why, it's got the chin flap and all to keep wind noise out, but this thing is just plain loud. I need to find something to reduce the wind noise. Other than that, hey, come on, its a great bargain!
This helmet is very nice for the price. I have an ARAI helmet because it saved my life in 1994. Was so happy about the internal sunshield but it just doesn't come down far enough, almost a bi-focul effect not good while riding so I don't use it bummer. Anyway the shape and look is great.