Open-Face Lids Becoming Fashionable

Publish Date: 
Nov 14, 2008

MILAN – While hardcore sportbikers and long-haul motorcyclists continue to prefer full-faced helmets when traveling extended distances, the current hot trend in Europe for urban riders is for open-face, fighter pilot style lids that are easy to use in the inner city. Unlike full-faced skull protectors, the open face models make it possible to run errands and enter business establishments without looking like someone ready to heist a bankroll.

Here’s a sample of some of those helmets on display at EICMA: