Overview: The Lane Splitter is crafted around Biltwell’s proprietary ABS outer shell and features a shock-absorbing EPS liner with hand-stitched interior padding, cheek pads and BioFoam chin bar cushion for comfort. Generous vents in the chin bar get the air flowing and the outlet in back lets hot air escape. The Lane Splitter shield boasts extremely accurate optics and simple hinge mechanics for high style and easy removal for replacement or cleaning. A brass peg and hole configuration on the left side of the shield offers speedy opening and secure closing with little fanfare or complication. Mesh pockets are included in the ear recess–perfect for aftermarket drop in communication systems.
• Injection-molded ABS outer shell with hand-painted finish
• Expanded polystyrene inner shell
• Hand-sewn removable brushed Lycra liner w/ contrasting diamond-stitched quilted open-cell foam padding
• Audio pockets in ear recesses
• Injection molded anti-scratch polycarbonate eye port shield with the aluminum hinge covers and mounting hardware
• Meets DOT & ECE safety standards
I got one of these when I saw the email about the release. I'm not gonna lie, I love Biltwell. I chop, bob, and ride old mid 80's and early 90's metric bikes. My bikes usually get quite a bit of attention cause people are like "what is that?". I have bought bars, grips, helmets, seats, swag etc. from Biltwell. This helmet is super dope. Fits as great as any your products. Construction and quality as I have come to love and count on. I got this helmet today and took it for a spin. This is the first time people asked not about my bike I was on, but my helmet. Great job Biltwell, another home run.
One of the most comfortable helmets I've ever ridden in especially when used riding long distances in less than ideal weather situations. Fit - Once I went full face I can't imagine going back to anything less (personal preference). I wore this helmet in NY for the first time. From rush hour where I need vision more than anything, to the Catskills where its 90+ and humid, this helmet made me feel more protected, offered an incredible scope of vision, and allowed maximum air flow. What stood out the most was the curve of the mouth / chin section. When going above your average mph, the helmet didn't press back and put pressure on my face which reduced fatigue and added more comfort on the freeway. It seemed to "split" the air a bit better. Features & Interior - The flip visor is nice to have when stuck in traffic when it's illegal to cut through or waiting for the "turtle" in the group to refuel. Its incredible how a flip of the lid can bring a wave a coolness into your helmet and lessen your irritation when stagnant. The visor also has an easy to grip tab on the side so I can lift in with one finger to get some additional air yet it stays in place when riding at all speeds (plenty of room if you wear sunglasses or rx). Venting at the top of the helmet and mouth section helps circulate air flow which made it a hell of a lot cooler in motion. Style - I personally love the style. It's not a bulky DOT helmet so I don't look like a massive head on a body. It's got a great proportion to it and a fit that can't be matched for the price.
I got one of the Biltwell Lane Splitter helmet size large in white with clear shield a few months ago. In that time I have worn it approximately 1500 miles during normal commutes. In that time my overall feelings on it would be it is the most feature rich helmet Biltwell has ever produced. Coming from a company who has made a name on bare bones simple classic helmets the Lane Splitter is the first attempt at a more modern helmet. The features on the Lane Splitter that I'm referring to are the addition of intake and exhaust vents on the helmet. Now there isn't as many intake vents as you would find on most modern helmets but what Biltwell has done is blend between modern comfort and classic lines. While riding you do get moderate airflow as far as I can tell in the muggy New Jersey August heat. If your looking for the most breathable helmet this won't be for you but if your looking for a style that goes against the standard shape of most modern helmets I would recommend it. Fit: I am 6'1 190ish pounds with a 7 3/4" head I am wearing a large and do with all the other helmets I own or have tried on. The Lane Splitter is true to size and comfortable. It feels light on the head and in high winds doesn't seem to get much wind buffering. Features: the helmet came in a clean high gloss white color with clear sheild. The shield has a lip so you can adjust with gloves on no problem and a brass catch to prevent the visor from flipping up when fully closed. He shield has a ratchet position that can be secured in 3 different positions until it's completely open. There also is a thin plastic film over the shield that seems like a Moto goggle tear off that would take a lot of scratches before being able to tear it off preventing the need to replace your shield as often. The interior padding is soft and there is plenty of room to add a headset. I added a Sena headset to mine and it's pretty quite on the road allowing good use of the Sena. There is also a chin cover that is a nice add on to keep more wind and noise out. Removing the shield is two Phillips head screws and takes about 20 seconds but does require a screw driver. The Lane Splitter has a standard loop closure chin strap with an audio all snap on the end to tuck the excess strap away preventing it from flapping around slapping your Adam's apple ( if you have one). Style: People like to have a helmet that keeps with the style of there bike if I was to pick a style to suit this helmet it would probably be modern American bikes such as the late model sportsters to FXR/Dyna crowd. It doesn't have the traditional old classic lines that you would find on the Biltwell 3/4 helmets or the simplicity of there full faced gringo. But like most things that seem to come from Biltwell they continue to innovate and grow with the input from there customers.
This is my go to helmet. I have 4 different full face helmets, yet the Lane Splitter is my preferred choice. It has mesh under the chin to keep the wind out. The vents keep you cool on hot days and the shield has a little locking mechanism that's easy to open & close. It is the perfect mixture of cool aesthetics and practicality.
I've got a few thousand miles on my Lane Splitter from the original batch. It gets plenty of air circulating through it and the shield seels nicely. The helmet fits a bit snugger in the chin than the Gringo which helps keep it from moving around at higher speeds. Sizing runs true to the chart.
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