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Let’s talk retro style helmets

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Voodooo, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. MxMartin

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    A lady friend of mine has a mask like that but it has a zipper along the lips, she insists I wear it each time I visit her :)
     
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  2. Voodooo

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  3. Voodooo

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    Lmao. This is getting interesting.
     
  4. Voodooo

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    Nice 45°F sunny day today.
    I couldn’t wait to try out my new Davida Classic helmet and goggles!

    I think I found a new love!
    Light weight
    Comfortable
    Great visibility
    New smells
    New smiles
    Thumbs up by passerby’s.

    Love it!
     
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  5. alan hodge

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    whar the whip ? only joshing I had that same rig once upon a time meself only with genuine RAF Mk VIII gargles
     
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  6. Raphi

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    And...
    New sound!
     
  7. Voodooo

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    Surprisingly the Davida Classic is no louder than my Bell Bullitt.
     
  8. robs ss

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    I'm about to buy a Davida Ninety 2 - any comments?
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  9. Clive

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    You are a man of Style and Taste who appreciates a finely crafted product.

    I have owned a jet for years and it's great but find that I needed to extend the strap attachment side pieces on goggles to fit comfortably - the 92 may be a narrower and better.
     
  10. Britfan60

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    Ninety is lower profile. The interior on the jet is more plush and is much quieter. Its a litrle heavier. I have both and like them both. The jet is a better helmet.
     
  11. Voodooo

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    I also bought the Davida V3.
    Beautiful, Comfortable, quiet. Love it.
    Quality is top notch!
     
  12. robs ss

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    I currently use a Cromwell - which I like - although it's suffering the fate of old helmets - the inside lining is starting to go "off".
    It is the smaller profile of the Ninety 2 that attracts me - maybe better goggle fitment?
    Still - it's hard to tell down here where the closest Davida agent is 1500km away - and they only stock the Jet.

    Thanks for the comments guys - I think I'll take the plunge and let you know.

    I have CNW build number 132 coming soon (I hope!) so will be able to give it a good test.

    Cheers
    Rob
     
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  13. Voodooo

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    Can you post pictures of your Cromwell!
    Can’t wait to see your CNW!!
     
  14. Fast Eddie

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    Now that’s thread I’m looking forward to following!

    Lucky man. Enjoy!
     
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  15. robs ss

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    Actually have two Cromwells - I tend to wear the green one the most.
    Cheers
    Rob
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  16. Voodooo

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    Very Nice. Are those any longer available?
    What brand of gloves are those? How do you like them ?
     
  17. robs ss

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    The gloves are Roland Sands "Diesel" (colour is Tobacco) - I find them very good in our moderate to warm/hot climate. I don't really like lined gloves.

    The helmet with SS inserts is the "Spitfire" and is apparently still available from Italy (where I sourced mine - I think they're made there) - found this on Ebay:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/HELMET-HEL...m25e9200366:m:maETuEel5LcUHmRee9mLWUQ&vxp=mtr
    Can't remember what the other one is (both were made in 2006) but I found one site that sells other Cromwell helmets:
    https://www.icasque.co.uk/Cromwell/

    I've been advised not to wear a Cromwell helmet when I visit Ireland!!

    Cheers
    Rob
     
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  18. robs ss

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    A point worth noting that Ashley in Brisbane (Ashman) mentioned to me - not all open face helmets have a clip/strap at the rear to locate the goggle strap.
    Neither of my Cromwells do but I am pleased that the Davida I am buying does (see pic below).
    Good for preventing them "flying off & away" if you've left them in the "up" position (maybe just using sunglasses).
    Good catch Ash!
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  19. Tornado

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    Bell has a new retro full face out...Eliminator:

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    Will be checking these out when ready to replace my Bullitt.
     
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