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Bilt Roadster Helmet

Great looking helmet for street and scooter riders. Great retro styling, with today's details and technology.

Features:

  • Hi-tech injection molded polycarbonate shell
  • Quality metallic paint with double lacquer or flat matte finish
  • Open-face helmet with classic flat visor
  • Double D-ring safety fastening
  • Quick release clear visor fitted as standard
  • Easy action forehead vents with simple open/close option
  • Surface mounted metal mesh rear exhaust vents
  • Removable air-flow comfort padded lining
  • Meets or exceeds DOT standards
  • Replacement visors available
  • Cycle Gear exclusive
  • 5-Year Guarantee

Note: Sizing on the Roadster runs approximately one half-size large. If you are between sizes, we recommend that you purchase the smaller size. For example, if you normally fit between a Medium and a Large, purchase a Medium.

4.4 / 5.0
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Would Purchase Again
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Style
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Protection & Durability
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Airflow
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Features
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Style
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Comfort
5.0 / 5
Protection & Durability
5.0 / 5
Airflow
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Features
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Would you recommend?
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BILT Roadster Open-Face Motorcycle Helme
This makes my 7th helment, have bought Bell, scorpion to name a couple. Also have a Shoei full face that was given to me. This one is by far, the best. My search is finally over. The problem I have been trying to resolve is finding a helmet that is quiet (hate ear plugs), comfortable (on my ears), and does not buffer in the wind giving me a headache. I could resolve....at best, 2 of the 3 issue with all the other helmets. This one did, and for only [$]bucks. The fit is tight and snug without hurting my ears. With the face sheild down it is as quiet as either of my 2 full face helmets, one of which is a Shoei. The sheild fits so solid, that all the air is blocked out. Because it is so solid, I feel no buffing from the wind. My one....and only one complaint, is that they do now have any tinted sheilds. Easy fix was.....I can still wear my sunglass without losing any of the comfort. I'm gonna have to buy stock in this company before everyone catches on.

PROS: Extremly quiet, Fits great ears dont hurt

CONS: No tinted visor available

May 8, 2011
This helmet saved my life.
On April 14. 2012 I took a fall off my bike going 70 mph. I was knocked out after my head hit the ground but my head is still intact and i'm alive! I'm buying another one.
Jim Miller
May 1, 2012
Great helmet, great deal
I've been looking for a decent 3/4 helmet for some time, but nothing appealed to me until I came across the Bilt Roadster. After reading the positive reviews, I decided to check it out at my local CG store. I happened to catch it on sale, but even at regular price, it's a good value. So, I bought mine in Matte Black.

True to the listing, the helmet does run a half-size larger. I usually wear a Medium, but the Small is perfect for me.

For reference, I ride a Suzuki M50 cruiser with a Memphis Blades Malibu windshield. The Bilt Roadster actually has less wind noise and wind entry at the chin than my Raider or HJC full-face helmets. It's far superior to my old modular helmet while offering the same flip-up capability.

While I can't speak for its performance without a windshield, there is a little buffeting that happens (for me, anyway) around 85 mph. Considering that we're not supposed to regularly travel at those speeds, I'd say that its hardly an issue.

The choice of 4 face shields is nice, but I would like to see a few more colors offered. Still, it's a great value and well worth a look.

PROS: Comfortable, Good Value, Minimal buffeting, Low wind noise

March 4, 2012
So nice, bought it twice
Bought this helmet for the wife when she wanted a little more protection, but not hassle with a full face helmet cause she wears glasses. When she started to ride her own bike she used this helmet over her full face modular and half helmets. She loved it so much we just ordered her a new one in flat black

PROS: All weather use, Comfortable, Good vision

July 5, 2015
Great Helmet!
i bought this helmet for my MSF riding course,wearing the helmet for 4 hours for two days, i was never uncomfortable wearing this helmet. Also the cost is incredible. A few people had helmets that cost a lot more, were asking me where i got my Bilt helmet. Cycle Gear Baby! I will buy more gear in the future with quality gear like this.

PROS: Great Value

June 8, 2012
Excellent Helmet to buy.
I really appreciate how well this helmet took a hit when I went bouncing down the road after a fall. I was impressed on the sturdy construction. It did not crack and barely got marred from the accident. I was very well protected when my head hit the road. When I got up and took off my helmet, I did not show any bruising or receive any physical harm to the head. THat is what I want in protective gear, protection!

PROS: Lightweight, Excellent Sturdy Build, Adequate Ventilation, Comfortable Padding, Fits Snug

CONS: Prone To Fogging

BEST USES: Everyday Rides, Protection, Passenger
January 13, 2014
Great Value
Great value for the money. Lots of little features that add up. Front/rear vents, great visability, reduced wind noise with face shield down, and even a nice storage bag. My shorty 1/2 helmet from Skid Lid will always bey first choice, but I bought this helmet for rain and cold weather riding. Face shield has great coverage without obstructing my view. Almost identical to the HD helmet my son wears for a fraction of the cost. My buddy crashed in one of these and the helmet had three pretty good scrapes, but he was fine. The helmet did it's job. Can't say enough about the quality for the money!

PROS: Adequate Ventilation, Good Visibility, Comfortable Padding, Fits Snug

BEST USES: Passenger, Everyday Rides, Poor Weather
September 19, 2014
Good helmet for a good price
I've been searching for my first "retro style" helmet since buying my Bonnie T100. I was considering buying the Bell custom 500 but was disappointed that the local Cycle Gear did not have them in stock. I came upon the Bilt Roadmaster and decided to try it on. What really got my attention was the the replacement faceshields. The dark tint or the reflective faceshield really gave the helmet a different look. The included clear faceshield gives it the retro style feel and the darker tints made it more aggressive and sporty looking. It's like having two different helmets for the price of a new faceshield which was reasonable at about $15. I got the wine (red) with the reflective faceshield. The helmet is DOT approved and it's Cycle Gear's sponsored product line with an included 5 year warranty. I do question the velcro holding the lining. Would've preferred if it was sewn in or something instead of glued. Other than that, I would recommend the helmet.

PROS: reasonable price, Changeable faceshields

CONS: Velcro holding lining

September 13, 2011
Great everyday helmet for city riding
Great helmet at a great price. Got it on sale for around $60 and it's comfortable. I get good visibility and feel like my head is safe compared to some of the other helmets I've tried on. It can get a little windy inside the shield if you go really fast, but for everyday riding around the city it's great. Seems to keep out the noise pretty well too for not being a full faced helmet.

PROS: Fits Snug, Good Visibility, Comfortable Padding

September 27, 2014
excellent service
my daughter loved it
May 10, 2014
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