I bought this helmet in 2007, because after 8 years it was time for a new helmet (it is always said that one should get a new one every 6 years).
I was very pleased with the previous helmet (see below) and decided to go with the same manufacturer, UVEX, and a similar model.
The main reason why I decide on this model again is the locking mechanism. I hate to fumble around under my chin with some kind of locking device, or even worth to try to fiddle it through a D-ring or similar. On a trip with
sightseeing I probably put the helmet on and off 100 times a day. If the locking mechanism is too complicated then one is tempted to not lock it at all, but a not locked helmet doesn't provide any protection as it will just come off the head in an accident.
The locking mechanism of UVEX (at least on the Boss model) has a red locking handle on the left side of the helmet and a strap that can not be pulled out of the
helmet entirely, but so far to comfortably put the helmet on and off.
The visor of the helmet is a double visor, which means it has, like the windows at home, two screens with air inbetween, which make it much more fog
resistant then the after market anti-fog films or sprays.
Conclusion: This is now my third helmet of this kind and I'm really happy with it.
When I bought my first motorcycle in 1999 it was time to replace the moped helmet from 1986, since after so many years the plastic can get
bridle. I liked the old helmet and therefore decided to get the same model again, which I haven't
regretted. For details on the locking system and visor see the 2007 helmet above.
Something other than a full face helmet is absolutely out of the question for me! Why? Look at this
photo of a friends helmet He lost
control on a gravel road at 60 mph. Now imagine what he would look like had he worn a scull cap helmet or similar shit.
UVEX Boss Motorcycle Helmet 1986
This was my first motorcycle helmet, then it
actually was for my moped. Iwas very pleased with the helmet, which
ca probably be guessed from the choise of my later helmets (see