Summer is the worst time to choose a safety motorcycle helmet, especially when you don’t want to compromise safety. The result – it becomes a big decision in choosing the right motorcycle helmet based on the season and riding style. This is mainly why many helmet and motorcycle gear manufacturing companies started making flip-up helmets or you can call them modular motorcycle helmets. A modular helmet is recognized by its flip-up property, which allows motorbike riders to use a helmet in both full and open positions by flipping the face shield. And when it comes to the best modular motorcycle helmets, the one name that comes to everyone’s mind is “Caberg,” the first Italian company to produce modular helmets. And since you are here, you must be aware of this and are attracted by Caberg’s most spectacular and innovative flip-up helmet, which is the result of the in-depth knowledge in helmet engineering and experience in the manufacturing industry. The name of the helmet is Caberg Duke II modular helmet.
The Caberg Duke II is the masterpiece modular helmet designed in contemplation of motorbike riders’ requirement of a stylish and safe model of helmets with excellent value for the money. Caberg Duke II is exactly what you would expect in an affordable range as compared to other premium brands available out there. Usually, flip-up helmets offer less protection than traditional full-face motorcycle helmets. But, right here, that’s the exception and we have vouched for the quality.
So, let’s find out what’s Caberg has put in this helmet.
Caberg Duke 2 Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review
The Duke II is equipped with the LG CHEM HI 100H high-impact ABS shell that scored the full five stars in a SHARP Test. It is the maximum rating SHARP gives. Beneath that shell is the dual-density polystyrene liner to absorb impacts to the head in any major or minor crash.
Face Shield & Visor
It has the advanced Double Visor Tech System with an inner sun visor to ensure that riders can see properly in sunlight with full safety. The sun visor is anti-scratch; however, the outer clear visor is both anti-scratch and anti-fog. The anti-fog feature provides you with a clear vision even at low temperatures thanks to its Pin-lock Ready System.
Next is ventilation. It has two easy-to-use vents, one at the top and another at the chin bar. Both vents have a slider to channel the airflow inside the helmet. Both the forehead and chin vent are reliable sources of letting cool air into the helmet. So, even if you are riding with a closed chin-bar, you will still be able to get proper airflow. Most importantly, you can use vent sliders even with gloves on.
To ensure the rider’s safety, Caberg added the quick release visor system to quickly remove the visor in case of an emergency.
Interior & Comfort Level
The helmet’s interior liner is completely removable and washable, so if you feel like it’s time to clean it, you can easily remove and wash the liner without any difficulty. Besides that, the fabric is breathable and hypoallergenic for maximum freshness and won’t allow any bacterial impurities to your cheeks.
The Duke II helmet is ready to use with the Caberg Bluetooth communication system JUST SPEAK S, which will allow riders to communicate with their own mobile phone, as well as the passenger’s phone but also connect to a GPS system too. Apart from this, riders can use it for enjoyment purposes by listening to music or an MP3 player. JUST SPEAK S is equipped with high-quality stereo speakers, which enable listeners to hear clearly even in heavy traffics or other external noises.
When it comes to riding during the summer season, then the Caberg Duke II is a really special helmet when the sun is low and in your eyes! However, it is a little bit noisy and visibility is average but not that bad. In fact, what Caberg made is a remarkable product that is quieter than other modular helmets and just as safe as most premium full-face helmets.
Note: – The helmet has not been granted approval for use in the United States and Canada. It is because, the helmet has been approved according to the European Standard ECE 22.05 so, approval is granted only for those countries where ECE 22.05 is in force.