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Motorcycle Helmet Visors are a crucial feature of almost any motorcycle helmet. Though some Off-Road Helmets and Open Face Helmets may be a different story, visors are used in all helmets in the major Full-Face and Modular Helmet categories. Face Shields protect your face in a crash and they keep the wind, water, sun, and bugs out of your helmet. Often made from high grade polycarbonate, depending on the type of helmet you use, you’ll also have a lot of options in types of visor. When shopping for a visor you should keep some things in mind.
- Budget: Though most colors will cost the same regardless of what visor you choose. One feature to keep in mind is whether you want a photochromatic visor on your helmet or not. These visors are more expensive than normal ones and offer a higher level of convenience. However, there is not much to be done with controlling visor costs since often only one visor will fit certain helmet models.
- Use: Though visors are very basic pieces of equipment, it still helps to consider what sort of riding you’re planning on. If you’re planning on long rides in the summer, then a tinted visor is a good idea to reduce glare on the road. However, if you are looking to ride in colder weather, then you may also want to consider a Pinlock visor to reduce the chances of mist obscuring your vision.
- Features: Visors can include a surprisingly large array of features that will affect their use and longevity. Many visors come with anti-scratch treatments to help keep them clear over time, though this can also wear off. To keep the visors clear, some will use an anti-fog treatment, but true quality visors will use a Pinlock lens to ensure the visor always stays clear. However, these different features do mean different costs.
When considering a visor, it can sometimes be difficult considering what features are best and what visor fits which helmet. So, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, where we show you the specs and benefits of different visors, how to replace them, and even how to install the anti-fog Pinlock lens.