Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: , Nth Queensland, Australia
BMW System 5 Helmet
Continuing my path to reinvention as an BMW Tragic, I purchased a new solid black BMW System 5 Flip Face helmet on Friday, after getting sick of taking my helmet off at the Base security check point, 1 or 2 times a day.
My prior helmet is a Shoei RF1000 (solid black) and was a great helmet, if not noisy due to the placement of the vents on the brow.
I found that with the Shoei, I was getting a fair bit of buffeting on the new BM, which I had never experienced on the 2004 GT. It disappeared with the new BMW lid.
It looks fantastic with black visor.
The BM is just a smig heavier than the RF1000.
Vision is BRILLIANT An amazing field of vision.
Cooling is superior to the RF1000. I don't know why, but it is.
Noise is markedly quieter than any helmet I have ever owned. I still wear soft hearing protection, but it's a very comfortable ride. The helmet also has a neck skirt which I think lowers wind noise big time.
Helmet comfort is very good. Not up to the RF1000 yet as the BM is new, and needs to seat in. I have a huge red mark on my forehead as I type this. However if I was 10 years younger, you wouldn’t notice I would have had hair to cover the red bit!!!
Locking catch is novel, and takes a bit of getting use to as it's a bayonet set up, vs. the d rings on the RF1000.
Best of all, getting through he gate now is so much easier just by flipping the face up.
Helmet is fitted for / not with Blue Tooth, so when my current phone dies, my next phone will be Blue Tooth.
The helmet currently smells like a new BMW!!!!
Either way, for those high end helmet wearers, think outside the box, and consider one of these. The best helmet I've owned, and quality through and through.
Best wishes all.