We all know that wearing a full-face helmet is necessary while riding a motorcycle to protect your head and brain. But riders don’t like to wear a full-face helmet because they complain that full-face helmets don’t provide adequate ventilation, hence are not comfortable to wear for long rides.
For those motorcyclists, a flip-up modular helmet is an excellent alternative for traveling or riding around the city. In addition to safety, the use of flip-up modular full-face helmets provides numerous advantages for the rider.
Modular helmets, when closed, provide the same weather protection as full-face helmets, keeping rain, snow, wind, and dust away from the rider’s face and eyes. And you can quickly change them into a half-face helmet by just flipping them up if you want more ventilation or greater visibility. The LS2 Strobe modular full-face motorcycle helmet offers features you’d expect to find on helmets costing two to three times more. This helmet is designed by riders for riders at the Headquarters of LS2 Helmets in Spain.
LS2 has carefully checked this strobe helmet to ensure that it fulfills the highest quality and safety requirements. While wearing this helmet, you can easily communicate with other riders without taking the helmet off and enjoy riding your motorcycle regardless of outside weather conditions.
LS2 Strobe Helmet Features Review
The LS2 Strobe modular full-face helmet has several amazing features worth looking at. Without further ado, let’s explore!
This helmet has a Kinetic Polycarbonate Alloy (KPA) shell, which works great to disperse energy during impacts and to propagate it around the outer shell as well as through the shock-absorbing EPS liner to aid in impact resistance. This shock-absorbing shell of the LS2 Strobe helmet will surely keep your head safe in case of an accident.
The large button on the chin lock allows you to convert the full-face helmet to an open-face helmet with just one hand, so you can easily flip it up when you want to enjoy the open-face helmet feel.
The LS2 Strobe helmet has ECE 22.05 and DOT certification, which means that this helmet fulfills the obligatory safety testing required for both U.S. and European roads.
Its full-metal latch system operates smoothly and offers a super secure closure for safety. The helmet’s chin bar opens with a single button that’s easy to use and provides a secure detent at the fully open position, so it stays in place when it’s up.
The DOT-approved Quick-Release strap system tightens the helmet’s grip on your head comfortably and securely.
Reflective Safety patches on the neck roll make you visible to other road users at night or in low visibility areas to ensure your safety.
This modular helmet has LS2’s Twin Shield System, which includes a clear face shield and an integrated Sun Shield, so you can get the required sun protection while also getting lighter when entering a tunnel or a darker area immediately.
The face shield is optically precise, scratch-resistant, and features a short-shift tool-less rapid release, which makes it easy to alter when you want.
Two circular pins are located on the shield a bit lower than normal, which only allowed the LS2’s Fogfighter Pinlock insert.
With the LS2’s sun shield, this modular motorcycle helmet provides you the sun protection you need on a sunny day, without causing any distortion when entering a tunnel or a darker region.
The Strobe uses a revolutionary slide and cable technology for seamless engagement of the sun shield, providing ease of use and less wind noise.
This UV-resistant drop-down sun visor will protect your eyes from harsh sun rays, so you don’t have to worry about carrying your sunglasses around every time you ride.
Size and Fit
To ensure good protection the helmet must fit your head to perfection. The LS2 Strobe helmet has an intermediate oval fit. The micrometric buckle and reinforced chin strap work great to provide a safe, comfortable, and personalized fit.
This helmet is a bit snugger than many of the leading brand’s helmets. If you want an absolute glove fit, go for one size larger than what you wear normally.
This helmet features a standard set of vents, including a dual chin vent and a single crown vent. The vent sliders are simple to operate even with the gloves on. The intake vent in the chin bar area helps to prevent any fog build-up on the shield while the top vent provides great airflow even at low speed.
Whenever it’s hot outside, the dual crown vents allow air to flow through the EPS liner out the back of the helmet, getting all that warm moist air out from inside the helmet. As a result, this Strobe helmet becomes highly breathable even in warm weather.
Modular helmets are usually louder than full-face helmets. Being a modular helmet, the LS2 Strobe is also not the quietest helmet on the market. But the vents appear to be the source of most noise in this helmet, so shutting them helps to calm things down a little.
The Strobe also employs innovative slide and cable technology to seamlessly engage the twin shields, making them able to reduce wind noise. The chin curtain also reduces the amount of air flowing through the chin vent to reduce noise.
The LS2 Strobe is so comfortable, you’ll forget you have it on. Its Kinetic Polycarbonate Alloy (KPA) shell is aerodynamic and has fully adjustable ventilation. The chin vent helps to prevent fogging while a Pinlock anti-fog insert can be installed as well but isn’t included.
The lining of the LS2 Strobe is detachable and machine washable, and it is composed of breathable and hypoallergenic fabric. A neck roll is also included to help protect your neck from the pressure of sitting upright all day.
3D Laser Cut foam in the cheek pads provides snug fit and comfort throughout the day and has a glasses groove in them to make it easy to fit and wear glasses with the Strobe.
The LS2 Strobe is an excellent modular helmet available at an excellent price. It’s comfy, and it offers many features that you wouldn’t find on a helmet twice the price, including a rapid-release face shield, and a drop-down sun visor.
Specifications at a Glance:
What do we like most?
- Impact Resistant KPA Shell
- Glasses Friendly
- Twin Shield
- DOT approved Chin Strap
- ShortShift Quick Release shield lock
What we don’t?
- Tight Fit
LS2 Strobe is the LS2’s entry-level flip-up crash helmet, yet it has several high-quality features that offer excellent value. This motorcycle helmet is good for all weather conditions due to its modular flip-up design and can be used on both U.S. and European roads.