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    Cafe Racer Helmet Guide 2017

    If you are a modern-day motorcyclist stuck in the 60s, then cafe racers are the machines for you. Its quite a different world out there today where everyone from DUCATI, YAMAHA, BMW and TRIUMPH are bringing out their suggestions on how a modern-day cafe racer should look and feel. In the midst of this uptrend of retro- cafe racer culture, there is a vast lineup of cafe racer gear that has littered the scene. There are all sorts of retro-inspired cafe racer helmets, jackets, gloves, and boots available, while cafe-inspired undergarments and tattoos are thankfully left to one’s individual imagination.

    For someone out there looking to deck themselves out as the most dapper cafe racer rider would understand that the most important part of the kit is a good looking cafe racer helmet; something that gives modern levels of protection, while being hidden under a smooth finish of vintage inspired designs. For this list, we are focusing on just that by brining forth the best cafe racer helmet in each category that exists in 2017.

    Best Vintage Cafe Racer Helmet: Davida Jet
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    BEST DESIGNER CAFE RACER HELMET: MOMO FGTR FIGHTER CLASSIC
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    I wonder if people who buy open face helmets realize that for almost 50% of people involved in crashes the head impact is taken on their face (DR. Dietmar Otte).

    For you to claim "modern levels of protection" is just lying to the consumer.

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    I rode in NYC with a davida Jet for years. It is a nicely finished helmet full of good paint and quality interior linings. Unfortunately, it is not great as safety gear. My Jet cracked it's shell on the top after a couple years use. It's an awesome shelf piece, but not a good helmet.


    For someone out there looking to deck themselves out as the most dapper cafe racer rider would understand that the most important part of the kit is a good looking cafe racer helmet
    really? the most important part of a piece of safety gear is how well it looks? this is nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsman View Post
    I wonder if people who buy open face helmets realize that for almost 50% of people involved in crashes the head impact is taken on their face (DR. Dietmar Otte).

    For you to claim "modern levels of protection" is just lying to the consumer.
    Somewhere there is a pic of a guy (I've seen it) that took a bad fall with an open face helmet. He has a head with half a lower jaw and no face, only a tongue hanging out of a hole in his neck ...and he lived. I see that image in my mind every time I put on my open faced helmet. Looking for a real helmet as we speak.
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    wwtf the one is called the homo fighter,is that a homo that wants to fight or somebody who battles homo's
    either way it seems a bit BYLTGQURYMCA UNFRIENDLY
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    BTW... I do love the way both helmets look in the first post.

    "For someone out there looking to deck themselves out as the most dapper cafe racer rider would understand that the most important part of the kit is a good looking cafe racer helmet"

    Do guys really do that?
    I usually just get on the bike and go, usually in shorts and a t-shirt. God help me if I have to come off it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slofut View Post
    BTW... I do love the way both helmets look in the first post.

    "For someone out there looking to deck themselves out as the most dapper cafe racer rider would understand that the most important part of the kit is a good looking cafe racer helmet"

    Do guys really do that?
    yes. there are some people, men and women, for whom fashion is high importance. more than anything else.

    I used to work for a place that sold Davida and Ruby helmets (remember them? $600 3/4 helmets with no safety rating? https://www.ateliers-ruby.com/ ). The biggest sellers were davida pudding bowl novelty helmets to go with the really fashionable scooter they bought. It completed the look. Every one of those sales made me sick to my stomach and I didn't work in sales. I tolerated the 3/4 helmets because they were at least DOT and even bought one, despite knowing better. We sold a lot of helmets that were more fashionable than safety and there were no shortages of customers. Even for the $600 ruby helmets.

    I am a big fan of informed risk and managing your own risk. I am not an AGATT guy, because I like using bikes to run small errands and walking around in a rubber onesy is not comfortable (and also I don't own a race suit because I don't want to commit cow genocide with the number of cows they would need to kill to make me one). I have a few 3/4 helmets I use mostly as decoration. I have 1 or two I will use only to go to shows with because I think it's fun, plus pin-striping is a hobby of mine and I like showing off that. Any riding that isn't going to a local show or a quick run to walmart is a ride with gear. But I have ridden for over 20 years now continuously in some of the most hostile environments. I would never recommend any of this garbage for anyone who has had under 5 years experience just because the margin of rider error is still pretty high. manage your risk.
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    Im sure I say a video about stuff like this on YouTube... done by our very own Ichiban LOL
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    What a load of bollocks.

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