There’s a new option for a flip-up motorcycle or scooter lid, with the release of the Piaggio Modular helmet. It’s got the typical features you’d look for in this type of crash helmet. And it’s branded with the name of the firm which has grown since starting out in Italy in 1884 to produce trains and carriages. Piaggio now owns seven brands, with Vespa, Gilera, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Scarabeo, as well as the parent company.
You’ll either probably pick up the Piaggio Modular helmet at the same time as a new scooter. Or you just need a new crash helmet and don’t really worry about the brand. So what features does it have?
The product information states that the Piaggio Modular helmet is certified to ECE22.05 standards for road use. We’d assume that covers when it’s flipped up and closed. And to switch between the two, there’s a single button chin bar release. So you can quickly show yourself at the petrol station, and avoid having to carry your helmet or balance it somewhere just to fill up.
The Piaggio Modular helmet has a light thermoplastic/resin shell with UV protection, and has top and chin vents to channel air through the EPS liner and out via the rear. The lining is hypoallergenic, removable and washable. And there’s an internal flip-down sun visor.
Ease-of-use is obviously important as you get a quick release micrometric seat-belt style buckle along with the single chin bar button. So potentially attractive for commuters using Piaggio or other scooters to nip into work during the week. And it’s a pretty subtle design with the solid colour and the brand name on the back.
The Piaggio Modular helmet is available in either Bianco or Army Green colours in sizes XS-XXL. It costs £129.