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#1 reason to wear a modular helmet?
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Post: #31
RE: #1 reason to wear a modular helmet?
My recollection tells me it was the BMW System helmet from the early 80's.

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12-26-2017 09:15 AM
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Post: #32
RE: #1 reason to wear a modular helmet?
Bingo, LR...that's my impression too, only b/c in '85, right after buying my '83 CB1100F, I bought a brand new BMW helmet where the chin guard rotated up. That helmet cost me $360 back in '85. Unlike the new modulars, that helmet required two thumbs to push the two release buttons right below the cheek bones to rotate the chinguard and visor up.
And I remembered the top of the helmet had an array of small rectangles formed into the top surface, designed as a crumple zone. I used that helmet throughout the 10 yrs I owned my CB1100F, and when I stopped riding m/c (my 1st born required I don't take anymore unnecessary risks) I held onto that helmet for another 2-3 yrs while I tried my hands w/ some autocross racing.

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12-26-2017 11:06 AM
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Post: #33
RE: #1 reason to wear a modular helmet?
I dont know if BMW actually made their helmets or not, as I have never owned a Beemer bike. That said, according to Anthony at revzilla.com, the standing joke in Europe is that Daytona boots, Rukka textile jackets, and Schuberth helmets are the BMW riders "uniform". This would fit with my earliest recollection of seeing a modular helmet, a Schuberth, back in the early to mid 80s. At the time Webbikeworld.com reviews had a comparison of the small selection of modular helmets available back then. As I recall, at the time, the Schuberth was among the heaviest, if not top of the list in terms of weight. I tracked down a dealer in my area that had Schuberth to try on. It did not fit the shape of my head comfortably, and I do remember it felt heavy. So, maybe it was actually a Schuberth that was the first, sold/used by BMW?
12-28-2017 02:02 PM
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Capo Offline
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#1 reason to wear a modular helmet?
(12-28-2017 02:02 PM)2017EX Wrote:  I dont know if BMW actually made their helmets or not, as I have never owned a Beemer bike. That said, according to Anthony at revzilla.com, the standing joke in Europe is that Daytona boots, Rukka textile jackets, and Schuberth helmets are the BMW riders "uniform". This would fit with my earliest recollection of seeing a modular helmet, a Schuberth, back in the early to mid 80s. At the time Webbikeworld.com reviews had a comparison of the small selection of modular helmets available back then. As I recall, at the time, the Schuberth was among the heaviest, if not top of the list in terms of weight. I tracked down a dealer in my area that had Schuberth to try on. It did not fit the shape of my head comfortably, and I do remember it felt heavy. So, maybe it was actually a Schuberth that was the first, sold/used by BMW?


Schuberth does, indeed, make the BMW modulars.


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