Register
Join Cyclechaos! Motorcycles Wiki Forum Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Cycle Chaos > Cyclechaos Forums > General > Motorcycle Safety > Opinions on Matte black helmets?

Opinions on Matte black helmets?

This is a discussion on Opinions on Matte black helmets? within the Motorcycle Safety forums, part of the General category; Is there a reason to NOT get a matte black helmet if they had that same helmet/design in a 'shiny' ...


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-25-2007   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 23
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

Is there a reason to NOT get a matte black helmet if they had that same helmet/design in a 'shiny' coat? Or are both just what the rider prefers?

*yes I know lighter helmets are safer
Scottie Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2007   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 14
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

pretty much just your own preference, nothing bad about them as far as I know.
Walter G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 14
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

i have a matte black half helmet...glad to say ive never tested it.
I would say that in the event of a crash it would hold up just as well as its shiny counterpart.
G man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 13
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

I have a matte helmet, safety wise it makes absolutely no difference. Plus a scuff or blemish doesn't show as bad
Ken L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2007   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 12
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

Visibility should be the only difference, but I don't think there would be much difference in matte vs. shiny of the same color. I wear a matte white helmet.
Nedra E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 6
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

I would think that a shiny one would be easier to keep clean. Bug guts and such should be simpler to wash off a smooth surface.
bronzesun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 11
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

the matte helmets are still smooth, just not shiny (I think, aren't they? LOL)
shortyroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 23
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

I didn't mean safety wise as for crash safety... i meant visibility like does the shine of a black helmet really make a difference to NOT get a black matte over a black shine?
Scottie Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2007   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 18
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

I was going to get the matte when I got mine, but the guy at the dealership said he had one and hated it. It should every smudge, fingerprint and scratch, way worse than the shiny. He talked me right out of it.
clutch53crs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2007   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 23
Default Opinions on Matte black helmets?

how would matte show every fingerprint? smudge/bugsplat maybe harder to get off but fingerprint worse on matte than shiny?
Scottie Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
black, helmets, matte, opinions

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the colour code for Ducati matte black? setyourrate Ducati 1 12-03-2008 11:03 AM
Does a black helmet produce excess heat? djc2232 Motorcycle Discussion 9 01-29-2007 10:33 PM
Where to find kid's size helmets Bret S Helmets 1 10-18-2006 04:19 AM
Shoei Helmets Jolly Helmets 9 03-20-2006 01:27 PM
Flat Black Vs Gloss Black EpicRacer Motorcycle Discussion 9 02-23-2006 10:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®