GMax GM11D Dual Sport Helmet - Graphic
Okay if you don't mind it being loud.
I bought the helmet about 6 months ago and it works well, except for the fogging and the volume. When you are moving with vents open, there is no fogging, but when you stop, it is almost instant. Then, when you get up to speed, at about 45 mph, you might as well just ride with earplugs cause you cant hear anything other than the wind.
Other than that, it is a pretty good helmet. I love the styling, and it is comfortable to wear. But due to the noise volume, it is my around town helmet. I recommend this helmet if you don't mind the noise.
August 26, 2014
Great helmet for the price!
This helmet does everything it says it does. So far its been great especially riding around in the heat. Chin strap could be placed a bit more forward towards the chin as to not cut into the neck as easily...just have to move it every now and then. Other than that, great buy!
August 18, 2014
Very good value
I can't hardly believe you can buy a helmet with all these features for around a 100 bucks, fit is perfect, I love it. I would strongly recommend this helmet
June 30, 2014
Buy this product
Good helmet with the ability to become a regular full face helmet ventilation on the helmet absolutely awesome hot days beware airflow is not a problem for this guy. Adjustable peak can strap goggles on if need be and ride with the face shield up without feeling the extra wind. Overall this is a good helmet for the price. It also has speaker pockets already in the cheek protectors now how much more sweeter can that deal get for that price. Good comfortable helmet for the price. My suggestion jump on it while it good.
June 9, 2014
Very stylish, and right over 100 bucks.
One of the best dual sport helmets for the money. Very stylish.
April 21, 2014
When I first put helmet on my cheeks felt squished. Almost returned it. Wore it a bit and either I got used to it or it molded a bit to my head I like the the fit now. I really like the visibility. I've gone on several little jaunts mostly back roads, woods roads blueberry fields etc. and I'm happy.
May 26, 2014
I own a GM68S and have ridden with that helmet to Alaska twice. Gmax offers a lot of bang for the buck. So I decided on the GM11D after trying on multiple other helmets at a local dealer. Nothing felt as good as my old helmet. The main reason to buy the new one was the peak (or visor) Riding to Alaska you tend to ride into the sun. The peak seems perfect for blocking that later in the day sun for my upcoming AK trip (yep again)
Other things I liked about the Gmax over other Dual Sport style helmets is that the visor goes all the way up without hitting the peak and is out of your view. A simple but nice thing.
I was also surprised that this helmet was fairly good on noise level. My other full face helmet seemed about the same. So that is a big plus.
My only negative is the positioning of the lip to open the shield seems to far back. But the more I use it the easier it is to do. It works fine but it different and that is probably all it is.
Fit also seemed a bit larger than my other helmet. I ordered the same XL size as my other helmet and it is a bit loose. So I am exchanging it. Which is very nice and shows good on Revzilla IMO
This is a lot of helmet for the money Looks great too (Dark tinted shield is even better) which is a bonus.
March 11, 2014
Absolutely best bang for your buck at around $100
I did extensive research on an inexpensive helmet to purchase for riding off road/trail on my KLR650. I wanted something comfortable, and safe, but didn't want to worry about dropping it or scratching it all up like I would with my Shoei Qwest. After watching several video reviews of different helmet brands, I committed to the GMAX GM11D in Titanium. My Qwest is matte black in medium. I did like GMAX recommends and measured my head again to determine that I should be in a medium in the GMAX also. When the helmet arrived (a few days earlier than expected) I was pleasantly surprised by the style and look.
I'd like to remind anyone who negatively reviewed this helmet, this costs under $100. The standard features on this helmet, including the cool max interior, could easily put this in at least a $200 range. You can notice minor blemishes in the shell, but nothing I wouldn't already expect. When I first put on the helmet there was a bit of pressure near the front of my hairline, and directly to the rear of my head. Many reviewers will describe the sizing on this helmet as more for a rounder head. I have an oval shaped head, and knew that prior to going into this. After knowing how popular this helmet was I had to find out for myself. I pulled the liner out and, with the back side of a spoon, pressed the Styrofoam down just a tiny bit in the places I felt pressure. I reattached the liner and viola! Perfect fit. This helmet actually fits a tiny bit looser than my qwest, but that's probably more the shape of my head. The padding isn't as dense either, but another reason I wanted a dual sport helmet is for venting in the summer months. I love my qwest, but everyone knows there aren't many vents and especially in black matte, it's pretty warm in the summer. This helmet has great venting, and the eye port is gigantic. I haven't ridden over 60mph with it yet, but haven't noticed any buffeting, and the peak doesn't cause any pull at all. I don't understand the people who said this helmet pulls, or that it is loud. The qwest is one of the quietest helmets on the market and I want to say this one is right there with it. Maybe people are comparing the pull to not wearing a helmet?? In addition, I ordered and installed a smoke colored face shield. After riding without one for a day, I was impressed by how much the peak blocked out the sun. I don't think a tinted shield is necessary, but I'm used to riding with one so I'll keep it for a bit. I will say that the "smoke" color is much darker than expected, so prepare for that. I'm not sure I will even purchase another street helmet now that I've been exposed to the DS line. Thank you G-Max, for making such a quality piece of equipment at an amazingly affordable price point!
April 13, 2014