Simpson Ghost Bandit Subdued Helmet
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Simpson Ghost Bandit Subdued 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

Note: Helmet ships with clear shield.

4 / 5
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4.1 / 5
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4.6 / 5
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4.1 / 5
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4.2 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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3.7 / 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.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / LG 1179353 GBDLSUB Out of Stock
Black / MD 1179352 GBDMSUB Out of Stock
Black / SM 1179351 GBDSSUB Out of Stock
Black / XL 1179354 GBDXLSUB Out of Stock
Black / XS 1179350 GBDXSSUB In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 1179355 GBDXXSUB Out of Stock

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4.3 / 5.0
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Expecting more but will keep it anyway
I think you need to be a Simpson fan to like this helmet. I have had Simpson helmets since the 80s for car racing so I know what to expect from a Simpson Helmet.

Simpson is late to motorcycle helmet market as they are more well know in the automotive market (SA helmets). I am a Simpson fan so I purchased the Ghost Bandit to replace my car application Simpson helmet I was using to bike ride.

The fit is snug as expected. I have a Klingon ridge on my cranium and Simpsons tend to be more oblong to accommodate me. I still needed to massage the internal foam to make it more comfortable.

The Ghost Bandit is noisier than I expected with a slight whistle in the upper right face shield attach point. Ventilation is okay but not as breezy as I would like. Vision opening is average for a full face but maybe not as good as an ADV helmet. The chin shield works too well as with the shield in place, the visor easily fogs when not moving. The internal sun shield is a nice feature but it does not extend down far enough so there is a gap where i have to look under it to see the instruments on the bike. The internal space for an intercom system works very well with my Sena.

On the upside, I feel really safe with the Simpson helmet having a long history with their products. I hope I never test it though.

Overall, the Ghost Bandit is better than any of Simpson's car application helmets. It is quieter, has better shaping and vision and the internal sun shield is a nice feature. If you are a Simpson fan, I think this is a good fit. Are there better motorcycle helmets on the market, probably. But I still like it.
March 16, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Bang For The Buck
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SICK
Love this helmet. I'm a long time shoei guy but this is my #1 now. Very wide field of view, lots of air flow. Felt a little snug at first but it's sizing is comparable with my shoei. Love the drop down sun visor but I couldn't resist putting an iridium shield on it.
February 2, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Ride:
2016 Kawasaki Z800 ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
Simpson badass
To start this review I'll say that my experience with helmets isn't the most wide.
First helmet was a skull cap and my second helmet is/was a Harley Davidson modular helmet.... onto the review

The helmet looks and feels amazing. No question looks wise Simpson is leading the way on aggressive looking helmets.

I've had it for over a month now and I will say invest in the anti-fog internal shield. This helmet fogs up quick without it. I have a feeling it has to do with the fact that the muzzle area has no liner so it reflects moisture. ( I actually thought about glueing some felt onto it to absorb some moisture)

Fitment wise it felt tight around the cheek area but give it a couple of weeks because it does loosen up and feels much better.

The vents are a bit of a pain because you have to open them individually ( there's only two) but you have to reach under the chin curtain (inside of the helmet) and I personally don't want to overstretch it so it's weird getting around it. The airflow while open or closed doesn't feel much different so I'm not sure they are the most useful. With that being said the helmet is not hot or cold is much quieter than my previous full face modular helmet and warmer sense the chin curtain does a great job at keeping air out of your face

The quality is amazing overall and I would have expected for this helmet to be Snell rated and not just DOT rated. Airflow around the helmet and over is amazing you don't feel any buffeting.

Overall I would highly recommend this helmet I don't know how they compare to your thousand dollar shoei but they are absolutely a huge step up from a modular helmet.

I would love to see a better vent opening/closing placement and may be a second event on the top of the helmet other than that I love this helmet!!!
March 3, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pictures don't do it justice
This helmet is so damn sick looking, the style and pattern and colours are so badass it gave me the chills when I pulled it out of the bag the first time.

I live in Canada and it's January so I haven't gotten to ride with it yet so I can't speak for the noise or fogging complaints it's getting, however I will say this: as far as the noise I've ridden with a beanie helmet and a Simpson knock off for the past three years and even made a successful motovlogging channel on YouTube (DarthVTwin) with crystal clear audio and there's no way it's louder than those. Also if you ride a Harley like most guys who buy Simpson do, I doubt you're too concerned about the noise. And as for the fogging: it does have pin lock ready face shields

It fits perfect, don't listen to the whole sizing thing they say on the review video. I always rock a large and this one was just perfect in a large.

As I mentioned I live in Canada and when I order from ZLA every now and then customs will flag a parcel and make me pay customs fees. This one was flagged and landed me a heafty $103 extra in customs. So in total I paid almost $900 CAD for the helmet. I don't regret it though and I can't wait to wear it this summer.

Check out my YouTube channel: YouTube.com/darthvtwin
January 4, 2017
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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Simpson ghost bandit
I've never purchased a full face helmet before this one. With that being said I can't compare the wind noise. I love the helmet, light weight and aggressive style to me it's pretty quiet. My only issue was for the amount of money I really expected some Simpson stickers but I guess that's not important to them !! Overall very pleased with purchase. Being a father of four I felt I owed it to my kids to be a safe rider and make the switch to a full face helmet!!!
April 17, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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I enjoy this helmet and I would buy it again.
This Helmet is great. I would recommend it to all of my friends. Turns heads every where I go and I feel great and safe wearing it.
December 16, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
Bang For The Buck
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Watch the size
I almost bought a size down because of the video but went with my standard XL and i'm glad I did. This helmet fits tighter than my Bell XL and in fact I put a ball in it to stretch it out some.
March 3, 2017
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
I purchased the ghost bandit with the subdued flag graphics. The helmet is comfortably snug on my head. The cheek pads need to be massaged a little still, but no complaints with the fit. I wish the sun visor came down more, but I'm planning on going to the smoked visor with the clear drop down visor shortly. The ventilation is acceptable with the chin guard out. I would like more air flow through the top of the helmet. I live in South Carolina, so it's always hot and humid. This brain bucket weighs next to nothing. I was very surprised. The biggest, and only, disappointment for me with the helmet is the inability to remove the Simpson logo on the forehead. Again I have the subdued variant, so the standard may just be a sticker like the video said.
April 29, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I am an american born on july 4 1967.riding american motorcycle.why wouldnt I choose it?
Brad C on May 6, 2017
Been wanting a new helmet for quite some time. And it finally arrived.
My gift to Me!
George R on Feb 3, 2017
I am an american born on july 4 1967.riding american motorcycle.why wouldnt I choose it?
Brad C on May 6, 2017
Gift for my brother.
Michael G on Apr 7, 2017
Been wanting a new helmet for quite some time. And it finally arrived.
My gift to Me!
George R on Feb 3, 2017
Gift for my brother.
Michael G on Apr 7, 2017
My son is 24 ,head measures just 24"
Should I get L or XL?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would get the size in the upper scale of size. It will definitely loosen, for me I went the next size up so I was in the lower scale of the XL but it fit a little loose than it should have after a week of wearing it.
Can you use the drop down sun visor with prescription glasses?
A C on Feb 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think it depends on the shape of the glasses. I usually ride with my contact lenses on.
Does it come with tinted visor?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No it does not. Comes with a clear one and the drop down is smoked.
How quiet is this helmet? How does it compare to a Shoei RF-1200?
Ty R on Feb 12, 2017