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Simpson Street Bandit Helmet Matte Black / MD [Open Box]

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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.43 lbs

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Simpson Street Bandit Helmet

The original tough guy helmet, the Simpson Bandit has been the helmet of choice for insanity fueled nitro heads since the 1970's. From the Indy 500 to backyard drag strips, Simpson helmets have earned a legendary reputation for protecting the heads of motor-sport enthusiasts the world over; a reputation that stands strong today. The Street Bandit is a classic design that gives you a style as tough as the helmet itself. Meeting DOT and Snell M2015 safety standards, the Street Bandit is tailored specifically to the needs of motorcycle riders, offering adjustable air vents, a lighter shell and wider eye port. 


  • Helmet meets SNELL M2015 Standards
  • Classic Bandit look for the motorcycle rider
  • Enlarged eye port area for excellent field of vision
  • Chin air ram duct vents
  • Top vents with shutoff option
  • Street Bandit comes standard with a clear shield

Note: Color of Simpson logo on helmet may vary.

Size OEM Cheek Pad Size Optional Cheek Pad Size
XS 35MM 30MM
SM 30MM 25MM
MD 40MM 35MM
LG 35MM 30MM
XL 45MM 40MM
2XL 35MM 30MM

4.3 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.2 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.2 / 5
3.2 / 5
4.3 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Noise Level

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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The appearance really matches my cafe racer style
Wai Cheong C on Sep 8, 2017
Because it looks amazing!
Jon S on Jul 16, 2017
The appearance really matches my cafe racer style
Wai Cheong C on Sep 8, 2017
Tried one on and it was comfortable for me. I like the shape, and I like that it doesn't have wild graphics. Just sleek and monochrome
Manuel B on Aug 29, 2017
Because it looks amazing!
Jon S on Jul 16, 2017
Was a recommended brand and style
Roland C on Jun 21, 2017
I've had simpson helmets since the '80s, Tried another helmet company, now I'm back to Simpson. Great helmet!!!
Larry H on Apr 22, 2017
Looks and Brand
D A on Mar 29, 2017
I used to use Simpson bandit helmets when I was a kid racing karts. Wanted that helmet back.
JacobM on Mar 24, 2017
more than why I chose this helmet, I wanted to say that Anthony's video made me wanted buy it from you guys. Very professional, very informative and thats what sold it.
I would like to know if I can get the dark "black color" shield instead of the clear one...of does it com with both?
thank you
Indian Rider
pepe m on Mar 11, 2017
Its the coolest looking helmet around
Frank W on Feb 16, 2017
good reviews , decent price
RICH M on Jan 7, 2017
Gift For My Husband
Shana Y on Dec 5, 2016
This is a simple, lightweight, and high quality helmet. It looks great, fits on the mark, and is not too noisy. It has a good field of view. The venting could be better, but overall it isn't too hot in 100* heat.
Louis H on Sep 4, 2016
The style of this helmet is prefect for my bike and the look im going for.
Nathan K on Aug 13, 2016
good rep and the coolest skid lid on the planet
William O on Jun 15, 2016
Carl H on Jun 13, 2016
A friend had one and I liked it so bought the same.
Marcel T on May 30, 2016
looks and the name
omar s on May 28, 2016
simpson been around for years.I had one when i was 12 years old when i had a dirt bike
james m on May 9, 2016
Looks and the price!
Quality and reputation!
Ronnie B on May 6, 2016
Love the outlaw, sinister look to this helmet.
Marc V on Apr 21, 2016
It had SNELL 2015 rating and looks badass
Austin B on Apr 20, 2016
M A on Mar 23, 2016
Simpson helmets, the choice of badasses for 50 years. Need I say more?
Steve E on Mar 9, 2016
I chose this helmet because it looks great and will work best for the custom paint i'll be getting put on it. My buddy has 2 of them, and I've always been a fan of the mean look they have. Simpson also has a great reputation with quality. I ride a V-Max, and this style of helmet suit the muscle bike look perfectly.
Keith M on Feb 27, 2016
Son's birthday present
Kelly R on Nov 2, 2015
I used to have a Simpson Model 32 when I first learned to ride... I miss that helmet.
Nelson A on Sep 9, 2015
most badass helmet I've ever seen
Brandon J on Apr 23, 2015
because its badass and reminds me of drag racing and if you guys want to send some extra stickers with my order im all about it
michael d on Mar 19, 2015
Tried one on and it was comfortable for me. I like the shape, and I like that it doesn't have wild graphics. Just sleek and monochrome
Manuel B on Aug 29, 2017
Was a recommended brand and style
Roland C on Jun 21, 2017
I really like simpson helmets, but witch helmet made by simpson is best fit for glasses?
Roy A on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Rob, I recently purchased the Streetbandit and it gives me plenty of room for my glasses and bluetooth headphones.The only trick is putting the glasses on after the helment and remebering to take them off before you remove the helment, I normally wear a pair of large Aviator Sunglasses aswell and they fit just fine. Just another heads up I purchased the matte black helment and the paint has been chiped away by road debris , i can cover it up with a black sharpie but I wonder if the same would happen with a different finish. Hope this helps, enjoy the ride.
Does the jutting chin cause a lot of drag, especially when the rider turns around?
A S on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Best I can explain it: yes, there is marginally more drag vs. other styles, but it's never really presented an annoyance to me. To the extent that I couldn't even answer your question immediately because I had to give it some thought.

I use this helmet and Biltwell Gringo, I find this helmet to have less chin lift/undercurrent than my Gringo.
How is this helmet in cold weather with the open vents in front?
A shopper on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's not too bad. I have a tendency to get extremely cold quickly even at 60 degrees or so. Only issue I have is it feels like the face shield doesn't close all the way and let's wind in more than the front vents do. Also with mine the top vents don't close. They flap open and closed like crazy when riding. Seeing as I get cold no matter the temperature, if it bothers me I'll just glue them shut.
Benefits of weight, fit, and style out weigh the cons in my opinion.
Can you use Bluetooth communication devices with this?
Tobin V on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. Bluetooth devices are universal. You'll just want to avoid units with really thick speakers.
Do the XL 45mm cheek pads fit in a medium lid?
A C on Jun 4, 2017
Is this allowed in australia?
Caleb C on Dec 27, 2016
Summer is here and I want to know how good it vents and does it run true to size? I wear a Biltwell Gringo XL that fits very loose on me. Should I go with the medium or large?
Alex F on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The venting on the helmet is really great. I live in Los Angeles and we've been in the high 90s for a week now and I've had no issues. As far as the sizing goes I have a huge head and went from a XXL bell rs1 to the simpson in large. I did have to change out the cheek pads for the smaller ones that came with it since I have a fat face. Hope this helped.
I really like the helmets from simpson. But I wear glasses, do glasses fit comfortably inside a simpson helmet?
Thanks in advance.
A shopper on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They fit great. I have the street bandit and wear glasses that have a large plastic frame every day. The helmet is snug and fits great, but doesn't feel like it will bend your glasses up at all.
Does this helmet run true to the size chart? I wear a 7-1/8 hat size which equates to a MD in the size chart for this helmet.
A shopper on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I usually wear larger sizes in helmets/hats too and I was a little unsure of the Simpson sizes, but I got mine based on the measurements of my head and the Simpson table and i have to say it fits perfectly.
Does the helmet come with a visor?
A C on Apr 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, clear. I would recommend buying a tint visor. For looks and the ease of swapping them out. However it's not bad either while wearing sunglasses. I wear a pair of ray bans and there isn't an annoying pressure on the sides of any kind.