Product ID: 13463

  • Description

    You'll probably agree with us when we say that the retro-inspired helmets available on our shop are the best looking helmets around today. There's just something about that sleek, clean look that exudes a touch of class. The helmets we sell are all made up to today's safety standards and they'll protect your head when necessary, but there's one field in which these lids can't quite compete with their 'modern' counterparts: noise reduction. Intrinsic to their design, they have a bigger field of view and a wider opening around the chin bar, which inevitably creates more wind noise when riding along at speed. You'll be absolutely fine at lower speeds (unless you've got obnoxiously loud pipes, you hooligan) but anything over 60mph and you should really consider wearing earplugs, as the below table shows. This is not only the case for Biltwell Gringos, Bell Bullitts and other retro design helmets and open faces, wearing ear protection is important whichever helmet you wear!

    Speed62mph 75mph 87mph 100mph 
    Wind noise in helmet 94 dB98dB102 dB106 dB
    Max time without risk of hearing damage 15 min7 min3 min90 sec

    Our hearing is especially vulnerable since it doesn't have the ability to repair damage and heal as easily as our other sensory organs. To help motorcyclists prevent irrevocable damage, Alpine offers the Plug&Go foam ear plugs. They're made of extra-soft, low-pressure foam providing a verycomfortable fit. They're molded to a curved and tapered fit and are self-adjusting: the foamd expands to fit all ear canals without causing skin irritation.

    • 5 pairs of extremely soft foam earplugs
    • Comes with storage cylinder
    • Very comfortable fit
    • Fits any ear
  • Delivery & Returns

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    England, Wales, Mainland Scotland (exc. Highlands)

    We ship via DPD Local and Royal Mail Tracked.

    All orders over £50 qualify for a FREE shipping option.

    All orders over £50 benefit from FREE returns via Collect+

    Off Shore (N. Ireland, R. Ireland, Highlands, etc)

    48 hour DHL Tracked from £14.99


    Magazines / Calendars Royal Mail International £4.65
    1 - 5 days DHL Tracked £10 flat rate

    USA & Canada

    Magazines/Calendar Royal Mail International  £4.00
    Small Items 2 - 3 days Fed Ex  £9.99
    Clothing Parcel 2 - 3 days Fed Ex  £14.99
    Helmet Parcel 2 - 3 days Fed Ex  £24.99

    Rest of the World

    Magazines / Calendars £6.80 - £7.20
    Rates for other items are calculated on the basket page based on weight.  We ship via Royal Mail International and DHL Express Worldwide

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