Introducing the scooter riders' choice of open face motorcycle helmet: KISS Shorty helmet. By blending classic short motorcycle helmets of the past with baseball-cap inspired sun shield, KISS Shorty helmet prove to be an instant hit in hot and sunny countries like Singapore and Malaysia.
The baseball cap inspired sun shield is long enough to cover the rider's eyes from the blinding sunlight. This is particularly useful and lifesaving when you are riding with the sun glaring down your eyes in the early morning. As motorcycle riders do not have the luxury of car shade and the risk of being fine by traffic police for wearing dark tinted visor is high, the solution of attaching baseball cap sun shield serves the purpose of blocking the blinding sunlight without the hassle.
KISS Shorty motorcycle helmet has a half clear visor that provide enough protection to the rider's eye but not obstructing airflow. You can have a very wide and high view of the road. It is definitely more comfortable and safer when riding with a nearly unobstructed view. You can check blind spots more easily as compared to wearing full face helmets. Your situation awareness of the road traffic is increased as there is nothing to obstruct your side view.
The half clear visor is fixed but you can complete the look of stylish scooter rider if you wear a pair of dark sunglasses.
Changing and taking out the clear visor is easy as there are no screws or visor rotating visor mechanisms to meddle with. The visor and the sun shield is hold by a strong "rubber band" that is hook behind the shorty helmet.
With the slightly narrower internal shape, you can feel a fairly snug fit on the sides. The sides of the shorty helmet just merely cover below your ears unlike half face motorcycle helmets where it cover right to your cheek.
KISS Shorty open face motorcycle helmet is made of ABS shell construction. This is considered the common material for performing a motorcycle-helmet shell's main job - spreading and dissipating impact energy through strength, structural integrity and impact-flexibility.
It is amazing that KISS Shorty open face motorcycle helmet have passed stringent safety standards according to Singapore Safety Standards SS 9: 1992. When you wear this shorty helmet, it makes you feel totally naked compared to wearing full face helmets.
To attained the "PSB TEST" safety label PSB Approved which is under Singapore Traffic Police supervision, every batch of motorcycle helmets imported into Singapore are batch tested. This greatly increase the cost but ensure motorcycle helmets imported are of certain quality standards.
However do not be mistaken that by wearing a "PSB Tested" motorcycle helmet, it will protect you from all sorts of road dangers and accidents. KISS Shorty open face motorcycle helmet is highly recommended for city riding as speed is slow. The reason is because an open face motorcycle helmet does not protect your chin in the event of a motorcycle accident unlike a full face motorcycle helmet.
Do not expect plush velvet linings however the quality is fairly standard. It is laudable for attention to detail as you can see the "KISS" logo embossed onto the inner lining. The inner lining has velcro attachments for easy removal and you can wash the inner lining for hygenic maintenance however the cheek pads are not removable.
* S : 55-56cm
* M : 57-58cm
* L : 59-60cm
* XL : 61-62cm
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For those motorcycle riders who are looking for simple and elegant design with additional the sunshade utility feature. KISS Shorty open face motorcycle helmet should satisfy owners of vintage scooter Vespa, Piaggio X9, Gilera Yamaha FINO looking for vintage to very modern styling.
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