Pinlock Faceshield and Viewport
One of my major complaints with any type of motorcycle helmet, especially a dual-sport lid, is the lack of peripheral vision due to a narrow horizontal view. This helmet is not only wide horizontally, it’s also wide vertically, providing optimal vision for riders in many different situations.
The Touratech Aventuro Carbon also arrives with a Pin-Lock ready and scratch-resistant faceshield, and every helmet includes a clear Pin-Lock. This is the only true way to battle fog; just watch you don’t scratch your Pin-Lock as I have zillions of times due to dumb mistakes like wiping a piece of dust off it with a glove on.
Comfort Issues: None
The inside material of the Aventuro, which is removable for washing days of sweat and dust away, is plush and comfortable on the scalp and skin. One word of caution: never pull the emergency yellow straps built into the cheekpads for emergency removal. This may distort the helmet; instead, learn how to remove them through Touratech’s video.
As for shape, it reminds me of Arai’s “intermediate oval,” which is what most riders have. I never felt any hot spots or discomfort issues due to tightness or looseness—of course that’s in my normal size of medium. Things felt a bit snug when I first put the helmet it on, but this is normal; it takes time for everything to break in. As for the Aventuro, it broke in after about two day-long rides.
Lightweight for added Comfort!
Just as the Aventuro Carbon states, the lid’s shell is built with Carbon Fiber. This construction aids in drastically less weight and more strength over typical helmet shells. The medium—with sun visor and faceshield attached— weighs just over three pounds.
The shell, which fits to size (Medium: 57-58 cm), is DOT and EC 22-05 certified.
Designed from Germany’s maddest ADV riders, I didn’t expect anything less from the Aventuro Carbon helmet. Due to its features that were designed by real-world riders, the Aventuro has proven itself over and over the past two years, always excelling in the three criteria of ADV helmet superiority: lightweight, comfort and versatility.
To bad these lids only are recommended to wear for five years. But that’s also a good thing, and gives me an excuse to try the all-new version that’s also modular.