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Old 08-01-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Vemar Jiano Modular Hands-On review.

Ok, so I bit the bullet and grabbed up the Vemar Jiano Modular helmet. I got it for a steal on craigslist ($115 shipped) because it didn't fit the PO. He'd worn it for 15 minutes and wasn't happy. Luckily my head is shaped right! I measured at exactly 24" circumference, and the XL fit me perfectly. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet for all the rain this week. But I've messed with it, and so far love it. I'll reserve final judgement for after a ride. And I'll update too.

Here are some pics:

Front:

The first thing I noticed on the front of the helmet was the SMALL intakes for the ventilation system (hope they work well). I'm not sure if the 2 vent-like holes to the left and right of center on the chin bar actually have a function. I also noticed the lack of an external button for raising the chin bar. I find that I like this feature, as I tend to adjust my helmet from time to time on rides, and my currnet modular will come open as I do when I accidentaly hit the external button. The chin bar button is on the inside center.



Front w/interior sun visor down:

This is my favorite feature of the helmet. I will say that it appears as if the interior visor isn't as clear as it should be, but I'll wait until I'm out in the sun riding to pass judgement.



Chin bar up:

Not much to show here, but you can a view of the nice and comfy interior, plus a look at where the overhead vent comes out in the front.



Interior:

Here's an interior view. Plush padding, plus room for a com system or some decent helmet speakers. I don't think it will accommodate any of the larger over the ear type of headphone speakers without modification. There is a version of this helmet with built in bluetooth and stereo speakers. BUT, it's $$$$$





Rearview:

Here are the exhaust vents. You'll also notice that this helmet is DOT and ECE rated. According to webbikeworld.com it's the only Modular helmet on the market right now that is safety-rated as high as a full faced helmet.





Side:

Just a shot of the lever that actuates the interior sun screen. It's on the left side for easy use while riding.



And just one last picture:



More after a test ride!
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