When it comes to motorcycle helmets, there are some brands that offer up an unmistakable signature model. For Simpson, that distinction belongs to their somewhat sinister-looking Bandit motorcycle helmet. And that skull-protecting icon has just gotten a wonderful modular update.
Called the Mod Bandit, this version of Simpson’s iconic helmet still boasts all the same styling we’ve come to expect out of it, but with a few convenient and modern tweaks. For starters, the entire front shield — visor and all — can now lift up and out of the rider’s way, offering relief and breathability to anyone caught in slow-moving traffic. Of course, it can fold right back down again for superb protection when the roads clear back up. It also has internal pockets for the addition of a Bluetooth headset system, still features a lightweight composite shell and EPS inner, and has a removable and washable liner. It can be yours for $480.