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FYI - AFX-55 7 in 1 Helmet

AFX just released my next helmet which I had been waiting for.

I have been a happy AFX customer for years and I am really looking forward to getting my paws on the new AFX-55 7 in 1 helmet.
The concept is not new, it has been done by other manufacturers, I am just glad to see AFX offer their own version now.

My favorite helmet for the 650 right now is the AFX-50 which has proved to be a great all around helmet.

Got to wait a big longer for it to hit the shelves, but most places are taking pre-orders.
It comes in a variety of colors and can be had for $119-150.





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The "baseball cap bill" might work well with a Burgman's stock windscreen -- the quietest helmet I ever found was a cheap Fulmer 3/4 with an extended "bill" that deflected the airflow tumbling off the top of the windscreen completely over the helmet. Alas, the helmet had other issues (didn't fit me all that well, and tended to slide/roll forward on my head) but that visor made a tremendous difference.

If you get one, let us know how it works out.

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Ledude, I like the helmet versatility. I was wondering about the AFX shape.

My head is round. Do the AFX's fir a round head shape?

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Chin bar looks a little small to me, but I'd wear it (chin bar) while touring for a little added protection. I also have an AFX 50 now that I'd like, but would like to have the option to snap on a little more protection.


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The "baseball cap bill" might work well with a Burgman's stock windscreen -- the quietest helmet I ever found was a cheap Fulmer 3/4 with an extended "bill" that deflected the airflow tumbling off the top of the windscreen completely over the helmet. Alas, the helmet had other issues (didn't fit me all that well, and tended to slide/roll forward on my head) but that visor made a tremendous difference.
You might try the Bell Mag8 then.
It is exceptionally quiet.
Love mine and it's cheap.

I like this concept tho.

3lb 4 oz decently light to0 - same weight as the Bell.

Having an option chin bar is nice.

Just love the Mag8 - race car driver put me on to it.


But the Afx has more ot offer especially off road in Australia.


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Does the Mag8 cool? I can hardly tell if my vents are open or closed, much less cool.


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The "baseball cap bill" might work well with a Burgman's stock windscreen -- the quietest helmet I ever found was a cheap Fulmer 3/4 with an extended "bill" that deflected the airflow tumbling off the top of the windscreen completely over the helmet. Alas, the helmet had other issues (didn't fit me all that well, and tended to slide/roll forward on my head) but that visor made a tremendous difference.

If you get one, let us know how it works out.
So ya'll are saying that the visor/bill does NOT act as a parachute????

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Mag8 - well never recall finding it hot - open face sort of inherently cool and I wear a thin balaclava underneath to keep earphones in.
Liner is washable too

There is a Mag9 out as well
But the Mag8 is incredible value

I've never found the visor to parachute unless you stick your head over the front of the windscreen.

I ride with my convertible open a lot and it doesn't either.
Convertible is heavy


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I also have the AFX-50 and was looking at the AFX-55 as well. Although I like my AFX-50, I find the shield too short. I don't see that as a problem on the new AFX-55.

My husband really liked it as well but be decided to go with the GMAX GM67. He decided on this helmet for a few of reasons. One it was available now, that it had the optional brake light and it was recommend by a motorcycle cop. It has a lot of air vents. It comes with a visor. a drop down sun visor and a shield although, you can't use them at the same time. You can also buy the removable chin bar, breath box and a brake light that works wireless with your brake on the bike/scooter for a little extra. He's used it for a few days already and so far he likes it.
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