Thursday, 9 October 2008


I was musing yesterday about helmets have 'changed' in the time I've been riding.

For instance, back 'then' - I bought my first bike in September 1976 - 'full face' helmets were still something of a novelty, and open face, or 'jet' helmets were still common.

One of the major innovations since then has been the 'flip front' pioneered by BMW with their 'system' range of lids. 'System 1' was never sold in the UK, but '2' was available from about 1988.

Other major improvements have been with visors, with abrassion and misting resistant coatings, rather than just cut from a sheet of plastic.

Then today I happened across some photos of helmets . . .



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