GMax GM54S Derk Modular Helmet
This helmet has great features and highly functional
This is my first helmet and I have used it for a year. I just had my first wreck and was thrown up in the air and landed directly on the modular release mechanism of the helmet. which split under impact. The sun visor scratched the bridge of my nose. I had a concussion. At 35mph with dense fog. This helmet saved my life I will by this exact helmet for life from now on. I chose this helmet from reading a similar review from another rider who crossed paths with a deer. I ride in the rain, snow and heat. This helmet has all the features to keep your head dry and cool or warm. You cant loose with this helmet. This helmet gives me the same satisfaction of safety as my Kevlar did in the Army. I attached pictures of the helmet after the damage was done and myself. Like I said only a scrambled brain from the blow and superficial cut from the inner lens coming down. I will recommend this helmet to everyone.
Thank You GMAX and Revzilla
December 29, 2014
Absolutely perfect except one thing
I absolutely love this helmet. The light helps a lot at night (not so much during the day), and it is obviously really cool looking. It's super comfortable and easy to put on without ruining my hair (big bonus) mostly because of the modular capabilities. Absolutely love it.
One thing is that the inside visor fogs up heavily from my breathe and I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or there's a mouthpiece I lost somewhere in the packaging. Cracking open the visor a tiny big helps fix the problem but I feel like that shouldn't be a problem in the first place.
Also the decal is peeling a tiny bit (not one that can spiral out of control) around just above where the modular screws are. It isn't noticeable unless you're looking closely at it though so no big deal.
December 15, 2014
Excellant choice for a modulare helment
This is the second modular helmet I have owned. I find this much more comfortable than my previous helmet plus the integrated sun shield is a really great feature. While the helmet may be a little heavier it isn't really noticeable. The vents work well.
January 12, 2015
ALMOST MADE A GREAT HELMET
The helmet, with all the multifunctonality, would have been great and a bang for the buck. i've been riding with it for two months now(not everyday though) and it has turned out to take a title: "THINGS FALL APART". First of all, the control for the vents at the jaw region vanished while riding(how? it still baffles me). This was followed by the control of the slider for the inner visor which recently removed(thankful it didn't fall off while riding). Both have occurred while I'm still yet to drop the helmet ever. GMAX needs to do a better job on these issues as I've also gotten similar complaints from a fellow user.
January 5, 2015
Great helmet for the price
I bought this after coming back to motorcycling after 20 years. the helmet technology change so much, its very comfortable.
January 2, 2015
This is the best fitting, quietest helmet I have ever owned. The sight window is very wide Great vision. The drop down sunvisor is great. Plenty of venting with lots of airflow. The best money I've spent......Very fast shipping by Revzilla
December 29, 2014
Good bang for the buck
I've had this helmet for about 5 months so I can't really speak about long term durability. I bought this helmet for several reasons. One is that it can get painful pulling off and putting on a helmet several times. As I tried on many different helmets, my ears felt like they were being ripped off and were sore for several days. Being a modular helmet, you can flip the front up and get in and out quite easily. No pain. You can flip the front up and carry on a conversation, or just get some much needed fresh air on a hot day.
I like having the flip down sun shield. No need to have a tinted shield for the day and clear for night. Adds great versatility. It doesn't operate as smoothly as some of the the others on the market, but still makes life riding west in the afternoon so much more enjoyable.
It has a tail light built in with a couple if flashing modes to aid in visibility that can be wirelessly connected to your brake lights with an optional kit.
Price was very reasonable for the helmet and all it's features. I got it on sale, but even if it isn't, i still think it's a good price.
Fit and comfort...
It fit me just right and felt very comfortable right away. It is a bit heavy, but most of my riding is short trips around town or an hour down the road. It does, however, weigh on you with longer trips. I did a trip including Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado in only a couple days and I was really starting to grow weary of the weight on my head. Also, and I'm not sure if it was the helmet or the result of wearing a balaclava (cold front moved through) and it's stitching, but I started feeling a lot of pressure towards the front center of my head. It became quite painful towards the end of the trip. It's possibly the balaclava, as the stitching is right down the center of the head. However, I have not made that long of a trip with this helmet without the balaclava to know for sure. There is also stitching on the liner in that general location too... It's possible the extra pressure from the balaclava coupled with the helmet made it that much more uncomfortable.
It does have decent ventilation, but will fog in colder temps when you aren't moving or moving very slowly. I have worn this helmet in temps from right at freezing to 110° F. It handles it all okay.
You definitely want to wear earplugs at highway speeds. You should regardless of the helmet. It does whistle a bit at high speed when you look to the side or if there is a strong side wind.
Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase and I think for the price it can't be beat. I am planning a long, almost cross country ride late spring, so I may update then.
December 12, 2014
Nice Helmet, very comfortable.
Great value and a very nice helmet. Love the way it fits and the vision is awesome.
December 8, 2014