If you like open-face helmets and a bit of colour, these bright new Vespa V-Stripe helmets might be perfect for you. As a scooter brand, the idea is obviously to suit commuters and city dwellers. So you get a demi-jet design which should offer good all-round vision, and also means the V-stripe lids should fit under the seat of most scooters.
The ABS-shelled helmets are made in Italy, and are ECE2205 approved for road use. So they can justify the Italian flag shield graphic alongside the purple Vespa logo and contrasting stripes.
The Vespa V-Stripe helmets feature a micro-adjustable seatbelt-syle strap, so they can be worn and removed quickly. Inside is a breathable, hypo-allergenic textile lining. And you can choose from 3 visor options, which is handy. Pick a standard or shaped short visor, or grab a longer version if the wind and weather is still a problem.
Given the flag, you could probably also get away with them on a Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Laverda or Bimota. If no-one spots the Vespa logo. Just don’t wear one of them if you plan on riding a Lambretta.
The list of available colours is Yellow, Red, Black, White or Azure. And the bright new Vespa V-Stripe helmets are available in sizes XS-XL, costing £139.99.