At the beginning of this season, it dawned on me my old lid was getting very close to retirement age and after surviving several years without my head-butting the tarmac it had earned its rightful place on one of the shelves to gather dust. So when it came to replacing it I was just planning on another AGV or Shark lid as I’ve always found these pretty comfy and a decent fit for my head. However whilst at a bike night during the offseason, a fellow racer (Andy Taylor from RealRoads ) had recently made the jump to LS2 and had just happened to bring it along.
After trying it out for all of about 5 minutes I put an order in myself, well actually I went and ordered two! I hadn’t heard much of ls2 but did know they had a couple of riders scattered throughout the various MotoGP classes, so they should know what they’re doing. The models I bought are both made from carbon fibre and are incredibly light, the padding inside extremely comfy and has a great quality feel. The shells do tend to come up on the small side so whilst being small with Shark and a medium with AGV I’m actually large with LS2.
First time I rode with the LS2 I was extremely impressed! The field of vision felt huge after coming from the AGV, also helmet was so light compared to what I was used to I wasn’t sure I was wearing one! The ventilation is pretty good too, I took mine to Spain with me whilst “winter testing” and with all the vents open my head was kept nice and cool and even when I wasn’t on full throttle down the straight I didn’t feel as if I was boiling alive inside.
Noise is also pretty good from what I can tell however my bike is 104db on its last noise test so I don’t get to hear much wind noise anyway. I have however only used it on track and wind noise isn’t something I’ve really give much attention to.
Full face helmet
Fibreglass and carbon versions available
SHARP 4 star safety rated
Optically correct class A visor
3 shell sizes
Double-d ring fastener
Pinlock Max Vision anti-fog insert included
Weight 1.35Kg – that’s light
I got both of mine from Rich at Art Rider Training who is an authorised dealer for LS2 and always come highly recommended from anyone that has the pleasure of dealing with them.
P.s If you do get in contact with them let them know you came from here =]