Simpson Ghost Bandit Helmet
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Simpson Ghost Bandit Helmet

Designed 100% with motorcycle riders in mind, the Simpson Ghost Bandit Helmet blends the classic tough-guy Bandit styling combined with features riders have come to expect from a proper lid. The Ghost Bandit is prepared to handle just about any type of riding while providing edgy styling and complete comfort. The lightweight shell has been aerodynamically tuned for motorcycle riding and is fully ventilated for maximum airflow when you need it most. Integrated speaker and microphone pockets make it easy to install your favorite communication device and a drop-down sun visor makes riding through changing light conditions as easy as flipping a switch. 

If you love the look of a Simpson Helmet but want the creature comforts of a touring helmet, the Ghost Bandit is for you.

Note: The Ghost Bandit runs slightly small. If you are between sizes, order the larger size.

Features:

  • Original Bandit styling
  • Lightweight composite shell
  • DOT certified
  • Tool-free shield removal
  • Removable / antibacterial liner
  • Internal sun visor
  • Integrated speaker and boom mic pockets
  • Dual adjustable chin vents
  • Top and rear ventilation
  • Removable chin noise and air dam
4.2 / 5
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4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.7 / 5
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4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.9 / 5
Air Flow
3.8 / 5
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Simpson Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
XS 52-54
SM 54-56
MD 56-58
LG 58-60
XL 60-62
2XL 62-64

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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4.2 / 5.0
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Garbage helmet
As well all know this is one of the baddest looking helmets on the market, however, thats all this thing is good for. At 70 the back vents sound like two whistling tea pots in both of your ears, straight up (I had to put duct tape over them to ride 3 hours). I went to remove the cheek pads to install a sound system and the plastic snaps pulled the anchor and half of the styrofoam liner right out of the shell. Completely destroyed the helmet on first removal. The glue is cheap, the quality is cheap, and the price is expensive.
June 29, 2016
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
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4 / 5
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1 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Not worth the money
I pre-ordered this helmet and would not recommend it for many reasons. First ride with it SoCal 75 degree sunny weather, I literally played crack-open-the-visor game the whole ride to get rid of fog on the shield. I've have 10+ helmets and never seen one fog up so easily. The inner drop visor is completely useless as it has a very heavy distortion right at the bottom across the whole visor which inconveniently lands right in your center of view. My Icon Alliance for 1/3 of the price is more comfortable and just as good looking. All in all, this helmet seems like it was rushed through R&D and doesn't meet the $450 price tag.
April 6, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
2 / 5
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3 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Screaming Bandit
I REALLY wanted to love this helmet, and not only because it costs so much. The styling of the Simpson line is second to none and I was super excited that they'd finally put their attention squarely on a motorcycle lid, but for me this was a swing and a miss.

This biggest issue for me is that it's way, way too loud, and that's just putting around on surface streets at 30mph. When on the highway, even with earplugs this helmet screams (and roars and whistles). It's easily the loudest helmet I've ever owned. And with no adjustable venting, there's no way to try quieting it down other than putting tape over your vents and the brow of the faceshield (where the gasket doesn't seem to quite mate up perfectly).

There's some QC issues as well with mine...the logo on the front is just a sticker with no sealant and, consequently, is pulling up. The paint on my matte black was decent, but wasn't the quality you'd expect on a $500 helmet, a liner snap pulled out of the styrofoam while installing a Sena, the D-ring and strap seem to be really, really small/narrow/cheap. Just little things I'd expect on a much cheaper helmet but are really inexcusable here.

On the plus side, the venting is very, very good and the sun shield is nice. It's a bit heavy, but feels solid and the liner is comfortable. Oh, and that styling...again, second to none.

Live and learn. I picked up an RF-1200 after riding with the Bandit for a couple of weeks and am far happier with it. The Bandit sits in my garage and I can imagine very few situations where I'd ever want to ride with it again.
August 28, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dissappointed
In my opinion this is the best looking helmet I've seen. Coupled with the rave reviews it received I thought being in the market for a new helmet I loved the look.
The first one showed up (gloss black) and had blisters and fish-eyes (dust) in the clear coat. Not impressed. Revzilla was great to deal with on the return and promised next day delivery for a replacement. The replacement showed up 5 days later....damaged. Seems it had been shifting in the box enough that the clear coat has been worn right off the nose. Padding fits into the base of the helmet real poorly too. Not sure if this is standard Simpson quality control but......darn it!
So wanted one but at $594 CAD Can purchase the equivalent quality in an Icon-ish for 1/3 the price.......
June 6, 2016
Purchased
10 months ago
Ride:
2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Low quality
came with broken lever for internal sun shades, if not for style I would have not reordered it, it looks like someone who really hates his job decided to assemble this helmet and what's the point of having a pinlock ready face shield when you don't have a pinlock for it, simpson needs to think big
April 10, 2016
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG/I
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Worth the wait!!!
Size- as expected. Nice snug fit. Stout check pads will be perfect once broken in. Definitely measure your dome a few times to get the size right.

Vision- Outstanding vision! Prior Simpson models had a very narrow view. Pin lock is a great idea but not available yet. I've never had a helmet that didn't fog some when stationary. While riding, the whisker vents do their job very well. If your a heavy mouth breather, wear a half lid. Visor positions are positive and hold in what ever position you place it and sane speeds. If you're running around 100 mph with it up, what are you thinking?

Chin curtain- the trim around this area where it is installed has a few small creases. Nothing to hate about it, just wished it was cleaner looking. The chin curtain has scraped my forehead a few times, but I have a big forehead.

Chin strap tabs are tiny. Not only is there not a whole lot to grab on to, it's pretty slippery material. Make sure you got a hold of that bad boy.

Drop down sun visor- it works. If the helmet is the right fit, no problem with the bottom of the shield and your view. Lever could feel a bit more positive but it is fully functional. Not sure if it's possible to change it out without dicking something up. I guess time will tell.

Venting- They work pretty good. I can feel the air being sucked through the liner and out the top vents. Wind sound is ok. Not loud and irritating like older models but not silent either.

Finish- I got the matte black. It is very smooth. I found one tiny bump that is not as smooth as the rest of the helmet. All in all, it looks badass.

As of this moment, I'm stoked about the helmet. If you've been wearing Simpsons for a while, you'll feel the same way as I do. If you wear crotch rocket lids of +$400, don't buy this. It will disappoint when compared to a top of the line Shoei or Arai.
April 19, 2016
Ride:
2008 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic FLSTC/I
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
It's a Simpson and I love it
I bought this helmet probably for the many reasons some of you are looking at it, it just looks cool, but it does have some great features. I, like many others in this review section was skeptical about this helmet, from all the reviews saying it came in with broken parts, "screaming bandit" due to the wind, and fogging up. First off, this helmet came in perfect with absolutely no defects. As far as the wind noise, I ride a Harley with Vance&Hines so i can't really hear it over the pipes. I did jump on a street bike and yes it's "loud" but definitely not unbearable, perfect for town commuting. As for the highway, I have not taken it out yet, but I always ride with ear plugs when I do. Besides the noise, this helmet does it job when it come to keeping you cool, it's a 100+ out and I haven't broke a sweat. I rode in the mountains, where it as 30 degrees cooler, and at stops this helmet did not fog up, pinlock did it's job. Favorite feature about this helmet though is the field of view! It's so wide I barley have to turn my head to see besides me. Now for fitment, I'm 60cm which is top end of the LG so I stuck with the LG and not step up to the XL. Fits tight, just needs some break in. All in all, if you ride a Shoei or Arai I would look somewhere else, I don't think this lid with compete with the features of those higher end models from other companies, unless you want it for the looks then by all means. This is just my simple review doing my best to help better your decision since this helmet isn't exactly cheap. Very satisfied with my purchase!
September 29, 2016
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great Helmet!
Just got this helmet today and I'm already loving it. White/SM/Mirror visor

Fit: I measure at 56cm and I picked up a small, fits just right. The cheek pads are snug at first but I'm sure they'll break in.

Vision: Great wide field of view; everyone complains about their visors fogging up, but I'm not much of a mouth breather so I don't have that issue. I swapped the clear visor with a mirrored one and it was a snap (literally). The internal sun visor can be bit darker imo.

Weight: Super super light, I can barely feel it on.

Ventilation: Ventilation is great, it's clearly going to be noisy because of all the vents. Expect that. I have a 48 with a VH Big Radius system.

Chin Strap: One of the only CONs in my opinion, I like the chin strap system If the Biltwell Gringo better.. The one Simpson has is very very thin, there isn't much to grab into.

Bang for the Buck: Eh I don't think it's worth the price because we all know we can get an Arai or Shoei for the same price with better functionality. The Simpson style is top notch though.
February 23, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Excellent helmet and great style
To start with I wasn't sure if I should have went with a Large or XL helmet as I was falling right between the two. I wear a 7 and 1/2 baseball cap which is about 59.6cm and when i was measuring my head i was getting roughly 60.96cm. Since the Large was sold out I figured I would buy the XL and exchange it if I needed to since Revzilla has great customer service and exchanges. I will say i am glad I went with the XL as it felt a little tight at first since it was a new helmet, but once I had it on and hit the road I could tell the fit was perfect.

There were no pressure points and the cheeks fit snug and stayed with me. Once on the road I was worried with the vents as others said that it did flow well but had a decent amount of road/wind noise. I am used to in the summer wearing my 3/4 prior to this and even my other full face helmets and I will say that the noise is not very much even up to 75. Though once over 65 it does get a little noisier, but still not that bad. The peripheral vision on this helmet is the best I've ever had from a full face helmet and the aerodynamics compared to my other helmets is great I felt that between that and the weight that I was not fighting the wind at all and was just cutting right through it.

Overall the only thing I would like to see is Simpson still providing two sets of cheek pads. Otherwise the helmet is awesome and is completely worth it. I am very glad I purchased this and am looking forward to switching the face shields once they're back in stock.
August 5, 2016
Purchased
8 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Ghost Bandit - Great helmet!
I've had many different helmets from different brands, and this is one of the best. Comfort and visibility is among the best I've had. Stable at high speed with average noise. Only thing so far is I wish they offered an anti fog visor. The looks are killer, and easy to live with.
September 20, 2016
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GREAT HELMET!!!! Fits well, very comfortable and the drop down sun visor has kept me out of a couple of "super Sun" related situations already!!
Doctorl13 on Mar 23, 2017
Looks wicked!!!!
Victor H on Jan 6, 2017
GREAT HELMET!!!! Fits well, very comfortable and the drop down sun visor has kept me out of a couple of "super Sun" related situations already!!
Doctorl13 on Mar 23, 2017
Looks cool
Brennen W on Mar 14, 2017
Looks wicked!!!!
Victor H on Jan 6, 2017
gift for son
ROBERT L on Dec 3, 2016
Needed e better ventilated bandit look helmet for long ride
Md Zulhilmi O on Nov 8, 2016
It's really cool
Ginzy on Jul 3, 2016
The look and the features. Plus, the well described product, thanks to the video review.
Rossicle on May 18, 2016
The style and the review video on revzilla.com.
Brad K on May 17, 2016
Had an old Simpson helmet when I 1st started riding at 15yrs old & have always loved the style. They now have a great product for MC's. Looking forward to having UPS knock on my door!
SHAWN V on May 7, 2016
Improved quality by Simpson and the overall badass style of the helmet
Brad S on May 6, 2016
I like the look of it and it's a Simpson so I trust the safety and quality of their products.
Edward S on May 3, 2016
Ive been a fan of Simpson helmet's for awhile and watched them make the changes to them till this Ghost Bandit came out. Obviously i haven't worn it yet, but i will give my review once i get it!
drew w on Apr 22, 2016
Simpson style, lightweight, and the overall excitement from Anthony in the video.
Westy3 on Feb 25, 2016
Buttons on inside, easy removal of shield. Well vented
Bart C on Feb 14, 2016
Looks cool
Brennen W on Mar 14, 2017
gift for son
ROBERT L on Dec 3, 2016
Is there room on the left side to put a sena unit? Looks like the switch for the internal visor would be in the way
A shopper on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is I put my Sena 20s on mine. I put it right behind the switch for the internal sun visor. The only problem I ran into is cause of the shape of the bottom of the helmet I had to use two of the spacers it comes with to push the bracket out far enough so I could get the Sean unit on and off. But yes you can do it.
If I'm on that 59-60 size Large on the chart, should i still go a size down?
Alonso h on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The "size down" suggestion in the video was based on a Pre-Production model. Simpson did make the fit more true to their size chart since then. Go off their size chart! - Rania - Gear Geek at RevZilla
This helmet is listed on your site and Simpson's site as being ECE certified, yet in the video an annotation pops up stating the helmet is only DOT. So which is it? DOT/ECE or just DOT?
Jim G on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There was an update made for the USA market. The helmet is only DOT. - Rania -Gear Geek at RevZilla
What head shape does this helmet fit most comfortably?
Robert W on Dec 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The helmet will be an oval shaped.
will they be offering a tinted shield and if so when?
NVHUNTER on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Multiple shields should be available at the end of February with helmet release.
Will it be room to put a Sena 10r unit on the left side of the helmet ? It looks like the switch for the internal sun visor is right where the Sena unit should go.
Ryan M on Mar 10, 2016
what is the weight of the non carbon fiber helmet?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 2lbs 13oz for non carbon fiber. Carbon Fiber is 2lbs 4oz
What is the noise level of the Simpson ghost bandit?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Its pretty loud, that being said the airflow is great so hard to have one without the other.
Are measurements accurate?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Very. Measure 3 times and take the average.
i have a outlaw bandit xl/2xl does the sizes change much for the ghost bandit?
John D on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sizing is accurate. Measure your head a few times.