GMax GM68 Helmet - Solid
Great Helmet for the Beginner
I bought this helmet a year ago, although it is not my main helmet anymore it is my backup. I used this helmet everyday for about 6+ months. This helmet, came with two visors (clear and smoke). Having two visors out the box was amazing, since I used both visors every day. Smoke for day, Clear for night. The helmet uses materials, on the shell (outside) that are cheaper than other helmets, but that's why it's very cheap in price. You do get the bang for your buck because even though its a steal, it will protect your head. I never had a doubt that this helmet was not protecting me. With that said, I also have to add in account the inside factor, pads are anti microbial moisture-wick and I am so glad it came with a leather-type material in the bottom as when you set your helmet down on a table or surface it will not deteriorate as fast. Materials may feel cheap, but will last, proven. I chose the matte black and to be honest it looked like any other overpriced helmet you can buy, so save some money and go for this one.
Over all, if you are looking for a first helmet that is cheap in price but will exceed what its worth, this is it. Also, the back has a red LED strip that can switch to on, strobe, or off. This is a great feature to use at night and that I wish higher tier helmets had, so another great feature.
If you're stuck between buying this helmet and a different one around the same price points, go with this one
November 16, 2014
This was the first full faced helmet I ever bought. I wore it while riding my first motorcycle as a novice to the world of 2-wheeled transportation. The selling points were the design and added visibility of the LEDs in the back of the helmet. That said, after a full Summer of riding I couldn't have been happier with it and then one night I got run off the road by a car while wearing it. I was going about 35 when I lost contact with my bike and made contact with the asphalt. This helmet took a beating and saved my face and brain from what would, no doubt, have been permanent damage. I am glad I had this helmet on and for protection, it did it's job well. I did not have a scratch on my face and the padding protected me during a series of several hard impacts that would have killed me without a helmet, and probably would have caused a concussion with a lower quality one. It may not be the "coolest" look right now, but this helmet can save your life.
November 2, 2014
Great comfortable helmet
I have this helmet and air flow is what I like most of it, great ventilation.
October 15, 2014
I needed a helmet to get started and didn't want to spend a ton of money. I don't have a lot of experience to compare this helmet to others. I have ridden about 4,000 miles in this helmet.
The helmet bag is useful. I keep bag in my backpack and put the helmet into the bag while at work and home. I'm sure a $500 helmet comes w/ a bag as well.
The shape, lines, and design of the helmet are cool. The LED light works for visibility (wife was following me home one night and commented on it).
I've installed a Scala G9x in the helmet. This systems is compatible and easy to install. Sound quality (music, phone, gps) is good up to 45mph.
In terms of sound and weight, I intend to do more research and spend money as necessary for a super quiet helmet. Most of my riding is commuting to work at +70 mph.
September 16, 2014
Good deal on a nice helmet
This helmet is true to size and true to the rev-zilla description. The 2 included visors are easy to swap, the vents open and shut with gloves on, the finish is good and the road noise is muted.
I would like to inform potential buyers of the unintended consequences of so many vents: The bugs.
I love this helmet, but you need to clean the vents often. After 3 hours in the Connecticut hills, I removed many large and beautiful insects from the vents. I feel it is the price you pay for good air flow... Buy this helmet and clean the vents!
July 29, 2014
Bought for a girl I'm dating and she loves it.6969
July 10, 2014
Bought as first helmet, originally thought it was pretty nice.
Then it fell off the hood of my truck and the face shield lift system broke in such a way that the shield doesn't stop when you lift it, it just keep lifting all the way off. I would have liked for it to withstand a fall without breaking, but it is what it is.
It still worked, but that got me looking into other helmets.
HUGE difference when you step up to $150+ range, mainly if comfort.
I highly recommend spending the additional $60-$100 to get a really nice helmet right off the bat, so you don't end up spending twice what you should when you want to upgrade from this helmet.
Overall, it's a solid helmet for the price, in hindsight however, I wish I bought a better one to begin with.
May 29, 2014
I bought this lid in matte black for my girlfriend and was really impressed with all the features. It came in a decent helmet bag but it came with a smoke lense as well and that came in its ownsshield bag. The lights on the back of the helmet are a nice safety touch as anything to make you more visible is a good thing. She is really happy with it.
May 19, 2014