What We Put on: Schuberth C5 flip-up motorbike helmet


Bob Pickett tells us how it’s…

£539.99 / www.bikerheadz.co.uk / Bob Pickett

The C5 is new from the bottom up, sharing no components with its predecessor. Homologated to the brand new ECE 22:06 customary, it’s P/J rated (use with the entrance up or down).

Schuberth C5 flip-up motorcycle helmet

The C5 is festooned with good options. The flip-front could be locked in place through a (tiny) swap on the facet. The visor has a ‘reminiscence’; flip open and the visor pulls again, drop down, the visor returns to the identical place earlier than flipping. Sticking with visors, there’s a tiny lever by the solar visor management; for these of you with extra Roman noses, push throughout and it reduces how far the visor lowers. The C6 comes with pre-installed audio system, cable harness and radio antenna for Schuberth’s plug and play communication programs, developed with SENA (not examined).

Schuberth helmets are on the small facet. After I first slipped it on, there was a second of discomfort then it felt… proper. I can really feel the liner press in opposition to my brow greater than my different helmets however driving in it for prolonged (2 hour) intervals it was fantastic. Positively attempt before you purchase (Schuberth recommends carrying at residence for a time (labels on), if it isn’t proper the supplier will have the ability to change it for one more measurement or modify with the customized headsets out there individually). The plush lining is designed for glasses wearers, mine slid in simply.

The chin lock is easy to function; push to launch. It may be closed one handed, locking with a agency click on. The micro ratchet chin strap is positioned ahead (so doesn’t rub in opposition to the neck), however clever design with Schuberth Anti-Roll-Off-System (A.R.O.S.) to make sure helmet is stored in place in case of accident means it holds the C5 in place as firmly as every other helmet. It does imply the strap is way nearer to the (detachable) chin curtain.

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Air flow is excellent. Two entrance vents (chin/visor) and prime vent allows jets of chilly air; this can be a cool place even on scorching days. Protecting with visors the C5 has a superb sight view, with Class 1 optics there isn’t any distortion. The Visor comes pre-fitted with a Pinlock 120 (my giant boy fingers thanks) so I didn’t take a look at the discharge nevertheless it’s a easy lever mechanism. The solar visor slider is effectively positioned, coming simply handy to open (oddly I don’t discover it as intuitive to shut). The visor itself is a light-weight tint however sufficient to filter out adequate UV.

That wind-tunnel testing has paid off. It’s quiet even as much as motorway speeds (Schuberth state 85dB at 60kmph. I discovered scientific exams recording 98dB at 130kph/80mph – one of many 10 quietest total, not to mention flip-fronts), and so secure, not a touch of turbulence at velocity even with an over the shoulder look. It’s superbly balanced, feeling even lighter than it weighs (simply 1,650g – across the similar as a full-face).

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