We have been riding motorcycle around the world with Caberg Duke 2 and HJC Is-Max 2 flip up helmets.
Yes, we have two different brands helmets. He was going to have for the first time a helmet and our budget was limited. He searched and decided to buy HJC Is-Max 2. I had two different helmets before and I knew what I wanted to have but price was important as well. So, I bought Caberg Duke 2.
We have been using them since July 2016. (20 months and 62.000 km.) Our opinion is both of them are good helmets when compare the price who is looking for budget.
Caberg Duke 2
I always use flip-up helmet. Which kind of journey we have been doing people say that we need full-face helmet. But I am not sure I can skip flip-up.
A lot of time, I need to talk people, soldiers or police and I don’t want to take off my helmet all the time. They want to hear me well and see my face. Easy to open flip-up and show your face.
When it is so hot, short break, I just open the flip-up for fresh air. I can say a lot of things like that why not full-face helmet. 😉
I want to write something about Caberg Duke II. Design is looking good. When I use I can feel that my head is safe 😉 because giving the feeling. Visor is wider so, I can see that I am looking from my window. 😉 It is ready for a intercom system, which we have been using.
I have a problem with the pin-up. Because it is fit in the beginning after a while we can’t stuck it to the visor anymore. We already change two times and I have again same problem with third one now. And I can hear outside sound so much.
HJC Is Max 2
For me this is my first helmet so I cannot compare, but I will tell you my experiences with this helmet as I’ve been wearing it now for over 60.000 km.
She told me it’s very nice to have a flip-up helmet and I can agree on that, I really do not want a full-face helmet. It’s so easy to open it and talk to someone with a helmet like this so this is the best solution for me.
Comfort, a helmet needs to feel perfect on your head, it need to stuck nut not hurt you, this is one of the reasons my choice was the HJC helmet. It feels safe and comfortable, you need this when you ride every day and long days.
Sound, of course it’s important unfortunately this is a bit hard for me to tell about, as I never wear another helmet. I do wear earplugs most of the time so I don’t really have a problem with the sound and I’m used to it.
The pin lock is also a very important thing in the helmet; we ride in all weather circumstances. Especially in the rain we need it otherwise the helmet is getting foggy and you can’t see anything. Unfortunately this is also very sensitive and not working a 100% correct but it’s doing the job okay.
End conclusion is that I’m pretty satisfied about HJC Is Max 2 helmet. Also it’s not a really expensive one.
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