Bell is introducing a new convertible helmet, called the Broozer, where the chin piece clicks out to convert from full-face to open-face.
The American-made Bell is now available in Australia at $399.95 in sizes small to XXL.
It’s not their first convertible helmet after it introduce the Bell Rogue in 2013 with its removable chin “muzzle”.
Italian manufacturer Nolan also produce a convertible helmet called the N-40 which has several pieces that come apart to go from full-face to jet to open and even a removable peak.
While these helmets may seem flexible and suit many different riding conditions in one helmet, there are some inherent problems.
Most noticeable is the increased noise level from the extra joins.
Broozer or bruiser!?
However, the problem you can’t see that is surely the most important is that it must reduce the structural integrity of the shell in a crash.
However, the Broozer does have European certification which makes it legal in Australia and means it has passed safety standards.
Broozer also has a quick and easy ratchet chin strap which is not as secure as the double-D clasp but certainly more convenient.
Other features include forehead and chin vents, additional smoked anti-scratch visor, and a removable and washable liner like most modern helmets.