The safety strap on my Bell Bullet has started the fray on the end just before the popper. They no longer have stock of my lid so it’s either trade it in for a cash refund or keep it and have it repaired privately... which is easy enough and preferable as I really do love it.
None the less I found myself in the local bike store looking over some additional lid options. I really would like something with an internal sun visor as swapping visors is a pain and not really practical on the Bullit.
I spotted the AGV Sport Modular in all of it’s carbon fibre glory. It took me a moment to realise that it’s a modular lid, so well hidden is the fact and whilst I’ve never considered one in the past... having tried it on I have to say I was impressed with how incredibly light it is at just 1200 grams. My Bell Bullitt Carbon in no heavyweight at around 1300 grams but the difference is detectable. And last but not least it has the all important integrated sun visor I’m looking for.
So there I am practically sold on walking out the door with it but then I take stock of two negatives... firstly the price, @ Ł600 it’s far from cheap. But it wasn’t a deal breaker so I tried it on again to be absolutely sure and that’s when my second concern was born. The chin guard is very close to my own chin... I’d say around 1/4 of an inch clearance. So when I rolled my chin forwards a little it made positive contact with the chin guard.
Whilst I’m no expert I assume this isn’t good in the event of an off?!
So at this time I’m reviewing sizing and the different padding options to see if its possible to create some extra clearance. I tried on a large in store but looking at the sizing chart I’m right on the cusp of an extra large so figure with some slightly thicker padding it might work.
Edit... I forgot to mention a 3rd negative. The colour of the AGV logo... why the h€ll did they not ghost it?! A small niggle but for me it is a shame!
Anyways here’s the lid for this interested... I’ll let you know how this one pans out!