It seems the idea of the modular dual sport helmet is finally catching on, with Scorpion now releasing their take on the idea.
In the past few years, dual sport helmets (street-friendly helmets that also incorporate an MX-style roost visor) have become popular with the adventure riding set in particular. But that same segment of riders also likes modular helmets, the flip-up style that makes it easy to chat with other riders at a stop, or have a roadside smoke, or stuff a cinnamon bun your face at a gas stop.
But, for years, if you wanted a helmet that combined both features you were pretty restricted. Schuberth introduced their E1 last year, and Caberg introduced the Tourmax before that, but neither of those helmets is marketed towards the thriftier rider, and let’s face it — for every BMW GS owner, there’s a KLR owner, using a milk crate for luggage.
The new Scorpion EXO-AT950 should appeal more to the KLR set. Pricing starts at $270 US, which means you’ll be able to find it discounted at US-based online retailers in a few months at an even lower price.
The EXO-AT950 can be worn with or without the roost visor. There’s an internal drop-down sun visor, and the helmet can also be worn with goggles, like an ordinary dirt helmet. The helmet will come in three different shell sizes, which will keep the weight down for riders with smaller heads. There are pockets for an onboard communication system, it’s DOT approved, has a no-fog faceshield, and will come in sizes from XS to 3XL.
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