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Biltwell Gringo Helmet

Item: P246405

The Biltwell Gringo is a modern moto-classic designed with maximum focus on comfort and style without all of the unnecessary stuff you don't need. Read More

$159.95 - $189.95
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Product Details

Shape: Round Oval

Weight: 2.99 lbs.
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Biltwell Gringo Helmet - Solid

When it comes to retro or vintage bikes it is always important to have your gear match the vibe of your ride and for many years that meant wearing either an open face helmet or putting on a crusty old Bell Star or Buco Allsport if you wanted a fullface helmet that looked the part. Well, thanks to the wonderful folks over at Biltwell, the Gringo is here to wrap your head in a combination of old school style and modern safety.

The DOT certified Gringo helmet is built to suit the needs of contemporary riders, with a beautifully crafted diamond stitched removable liner, an eyeport that accepts pretty much any type of goggle you could want to wear, as well as 5 snaps that work with any universal 3-snap shield, Biltwell’s own Bubble shield or their 5-snap Blast shield. So next time you hop on your chop or throw a leg over your bike leave that vintage helmet on the shelf where it belongs and grab a Gringo.

Features:

  • Injection-molded ABS outer shell with hand-painted finish
  • Expanded polystyrene inner shell
  • Hand-sewn removable brushed Lycra liner with contrasting diamond-stitched quilted open-cell foam padding
  • Internal BioFoam chin pad with hand-sewn contrast stitching
  • Rugged plated steel D-ring neck strap with adjustment strap end retainer
  • Rubber or chrome accent edging on shell and eye port
  • DOT Approved

Note: The Bubble Shield and Goggles are sold separately.

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4.7 / 5.0
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UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE!!!!
I've always stared at this helmet from afar until finally, it arrived in the mail. The package itself smelled like a sweet roman victory on the shores of Greece. Once opened, 3 beautiful white doves flew out and gently kissed my cheeks before flying off. I lifted the Vintage White Gringo into the air as trumpet sounded from the hillsides. All was right with the world as I put the armor upon my head. I saw the world in a different light. It was as if I could hear every woman's thought about my new manliness and how it intimidated them to the point of wanting me then and there! Thank you Revzilla. Thank you Biltwell. My future children shall be named after you.
September 28, 2015
Ride:
1978 Honda CB750K
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Saved My Scalp
I am a military Vet who suffered head injuries from blasts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even though I live in Indiana where a helmet is not required, I wear one as good blow to the head could leave me in a bad way. Last Friday I went down at 35 mphs on some gravel. slid a good distance on my head. The Gringo took some deep gouges, but I felt no blow, nor pain. Grateful for the protection it afforded me and glad it was so comfortable that I didn't think twice about wearing it.
June 8, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Ride:
2006 Triumph Rocket III
Saved my life
Went down riding the twisted sisters in Texas. Went off the bike head first into a boulder. without the helmet the doctors said i would be dead.
October 27, 2013
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Best-looking helmet I've ever owned
I've never gotten so many compliments on a helmet as I do with this one. I'm very happy with it overall.

The padding is basic, so there's a lot of airflow in through the chin area; that's good if you're in a hot climate, not so good in an icy winter. The chin bar also fits fairly loosely (there's a gap between my chin and the chin bar), so (unlike with other full-face helmets) if I should impact the ground chin-first, I'm not sure it would protect me well; it seems possible that my chin itself might hit the ground along with the helmet.

As a result, I probably wouldn't use it for long-distance or super high-risk riding. But for routine city commuting at moderate speeds, which is what I do, it's perfect.

It seems to fit slightly looser than other helmets. For example, in HJC helmets, an XL is very, very tight on my cheeks; in this helmet I'm a loose XL.

Note: If you're used to flip-up visors, you'll have to accustom yourself to a snap-on shield, which is always either "on" or "off" the helmet (no popping it open on the road, then popping it back closed).
December 15, 2014
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Form over function
Look, this is a great looking helmet. You will look cool in this helmet, whether with sunglasses, goggles, or the bubble shield. You will get lots of compliments on this helmet and that will make you feel good. There’s no denying the aesthetic value of this helmet. Brad Pitt and David Beckham have similar looking helmets.

That said, this is a bad helmet for anything but riding around town. Touring in this helmet is miserable. The bubble shield turns the helmet into a sail if you turn your head or get hit with a crosswind. I road through a small Oklahoma storm and a couple times felt like I was going to get pulled off the bike by my head.

The helmet is loud. You will need earplugs for long trips. Without the bubble shield on the helmet lifts at highway speeds.

I bought a helmet that corresponded with my hat size and it feels a little loose.

But man, it looks so cool.
August 22, 2016
Ride:
2016 Ducati Scrambler Classic
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Classic look, but watch out for sizing
The sizing is a big issue for me. I followed the sizing chart provided by Biltwell, and gotten a size XL for 58cm heads. Turns out, the XL helmet was slightly too big for me and had to purchase another size L because shipping the helmet back to Singapore was ridiculous. The sizing tag in the XL helmet explicitly stated "61-62cm" so I am not sure what's up with Biltwell. Customer service rep from Revzilla told me that the tag inside the helmet represents the shell size or something along that line. Doesn't really make sense to me but I'm happy that the size L fits me perfect. Tag inside the helmet states "59-60cm". If you can, try on the helmets before buying to avoid such confusion. Some research showed that I wasn't the only one with such issues.

Sizing issues aside, the helmet itself looks really solid and well built, with good attention to details. Hardware details and the quilted interior are quite stylish imo. The price paid for the helmet is also quite reasonable to me.
June 28, 2013
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5 / 5
Great helmet, almost like wearing an open face, got it painted
I couldn't bite the bullet and buy an open face helmet, but this came along, and more than makes up for it. Great wind in the face feel with a pair of sunglasses.

I also got it painted at a local airbrush artist. Think it looks pretty good.
August 15, 2013
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Very comfortable
I have had 5 helmets since I started riding in 2002. This is the best fitting and most comfortable I ever had. More comfortable than the Bell helmets that would give me a headache after about an hour of wearing it.
August 27, 2015
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2014 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
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Awesome style with an awesome price!
I really like the look of this helmet. The matte titanium color is sick! It's very comfortable as well. I'm a smaller guy, 5'6" and 145lbs, and most full face helmets just look large on me. The "shell" of this helmet appears to be a lot smaller, in my opinion, and therefore does not look huge when I'm wearing it, which I really like. Great product, great price and great service!
January 6, 2015
Ride:
2009 Harley Davidson Nightster XL1200N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Unequalled in my experience.
First off, Revzilla had this thing boxed and shipped within hours of my purchase.Boom.
I received a text "your package awaits upon your doorstep"
No! not on lawn day! I rode home from work wearing my Biltwell novelty.I'm in Tampa ,the heat index is 102 degrees. The novelty is obviously as cool a helmet as you're going to get for such weather , I thought.
I opened my Gringo put it on and fell in love. So many good things can be said about this helmet. First , in the house , it looks as old school scooterpimp as you can get. I measured at 22" and waited a long time for the medium to be available. Fits perfect. The chin bar makes the bobble head effect (that thin faced guys get even with novelty open faces ) disappear right away. Now , to ride with it. What!? Are you kidding? This is cooler than my novelty 3/4 with the wind blowing , yet still quieter. Don't know how, don't really care. Doesn't buffet or lift. Just love it. I guess I will just have to start drinking my "road beers " through a straw.
August 14, 2013
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