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Daytona 3/4 DOT Helmet Mini review

Every now and then on these and other forums a post is made where someone wants to find a smaller, lower profile helmet, but still be safe and have on that is D.O.T. certified... When I first got my Vega helmet i wanted the same thing. I have a decent sized grape and this helmet added a good 8-9 inches to the top of my head. Im all for being safe(a novelty helmet was not an option) but I don't want to look rediculous at the same time, so i started searching and found that Daytona claims to have the lowest profile 3/4 helmet while still being D.O.T. certified( a requirement here in NY where I live). So after a little bit of looking i decided to get one.

The cheapest place to do so is not from here the Daytona website but from discount helmet factory. (Daytona recently raised their prices on the 3/4, as such DHF did too )

Okay so the mini review part..I ordered mine in Gun Metal Grey.. It comes in a nice metallic finish covered in a shiny gloss. Here you can see it compared to my Vega helmet it...Its a good 1.5 inches or so shorter. The vega is made of plastic and the daytona is made from fiberglass, it is alot lighter.



While 1.5 inches isnt all that much, the main difference comes from how its worn. My vega has real thick padding and it just seems to sit on my head, which is why its so high up. with the Daytona, your head actually goes into it, so it sits alot lower.



Here is the side to side


The helmet came with a helmet bag, mesh do-rag, and a visor. The only complaint i have overrall really is the visor. It is literally twice as long as the visor on my Vega. Not only does it look silly but it also cuts into the upper part of your vision a bit.

Just a little review, there really isn't too much out there on low profile helmets, hopefully this will help some.

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Things like this pictures of it one you are really nice
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Things like this pictures of it one you are really nice
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on you* lol so we can see how much lower ect it is.
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Things like this pictures of it one you are really nice
I was that general asking it with the other day under my spare change



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Just kidding,

Alright, who hid his medications?



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All this overtime is making me loopy.
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thats funny! I'm following along, read JesseCarmack's first post and went HUH? then scroll down to bevo1981's post and about fell out of my chair with laughter!!

To funny..

So basically a pic of the helmets on the OP's head, side by side?

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Yea that, kinda like the youtube videos where they show the helmet and talk about how low profile it is,well then show us how low profile it is!.


Also helmet talk i got emailed a coupon for motorcycle superstore 20% off already on sell items so it is a good time to go shopping people. Bell revolver for 80 bucks...but i feel like i will need that money.
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