My other helmet was more than six years old, so it was time to buy a new one. After a bit of research, I went with a FLY Tourist Helmet in Flat Black. It’s a pretty nice especially given the modest price. It comes with both a Clear and Smoke Tinted Face Shield as well as a detachable Chin Strap that one can use for cold morning rides to keep the chill away. What I like most about this helmet is the speaker pockets built into the interior and the removable washable liner/cushions inside the helmet. I mounted a Cardo Scala Rider Q2 Communication System onto the helmet without a glitch. I can now have the ability to listen to a built in Scala Radio System or Answer Phone Calls while riding via Blue Tooth.
To be honest, I am not sure about the safety aspect of having the ability to answer my phone via a hands free device not to mention jamming to my favorite tunes. This is brand new stuff for me so I will need to try it out. I figure if I keep the volume down then I should be safe enough. Whenever a rider becomes distracted it can lead to trouble but heck I listen to the radio all the time in my cage. The problem is that when you’re wearing a helmet the sound inside camouflages the exterior noise and you may not be able to hear sounds like sirens and horns. My other issue is will the music and ability to answer phone calls take away from the experience of the ride? Of course safety is an important element of the riding so I will keep you informed on my thoughts on the matter.