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Touratech flip-up adventure helmet arrives

Touratech Aventuro Mod Compañero flip-up adventure helmet

The Touratech Aventuro Mod Companero2 flip-up adventure helmet is one of the first Euro-approved helmets imported to Australia under new, relaxed helmet laws.

It’s not the first flip-up adventure helmet in the world. That honour goes to the Caberg Tourmax.

Caberg Tourmax
Caberg Tourmax

But it’s one of the first UNECE 22.05 helmets imported since all states and territories, except WA and SA, have allowed the helmets to be bought and worn without separate Australian approval.

The other two states are expected to fall into line soon.

Meanwhile, adventure specialist Touratech of Germany, have joined forces with fellow countryman Schuberth helmets, to produce this flip-up motorcycle helmet.

It’s certainly not cheap at $1261 (plus delivery cost) compared with the Caberg at less than half the price.

Modular helmets are versatile because they allow riders to take photos, talk to mates and sometimes even fill their bike’s tank without having to take off their helmet.

Now adventure riders can enjoy the versatility of a flip-up design that many touring riders have been enjoying for years.

The Aventuro helmet was designed by Touratech’s Bart van den Bogaard and numerous parts were supplied by the adventure specialists and TT-3D, its plastics competence centre.

The Aventuro Mod uses the same basic structure as the C3Pro flip-up helmet, but features numerous detail enhancements.

The helmet shell is made of special glass fibre laminate, a technology developed by Schuberth to produce glass fibre reinforced plastics that combine high strength with low weight.

It features an anti-fog, distortion-free visor that meets European “class 1 optics” standards, a continuously adjustable sun visor, washable Coolmax liner, goggle strap holder at the back, ratchet chin strap, detachable chin wind guard and aerodynamically optimised helmet shield – with cover caps included – that can be fitted without tools.

Touratech Aventuro Mod Compañero flip-up adventure helmet

The peak has a memory function so when the chin section is flipped up, it remembers the position it was set to and then rebounds to the rider’s chosen position when the helmet is closed.

Touratech claims it has optimal cooling with larger air inlets and improved ventilation.

It comes in seven sizes (XS to 3XL) and colour variants, and is ready for fitting Schuberth’s SRC-System C3Pro Bluetooth communications.

  1. You mention that “Modular helmets are versatile because they allow riders to take photos, talk to mates and sometimes even fill their bike’s tank without having to take off their helmet.”
    I like modular helmets for those reasons and I like not having to take it off when filling up, but probably every owner of a modular helmet who has tried to fill up has been hassled or refused service until they take them off. Two things, I don’t know the law in other countries but here it is not illegal to wear your helmet even into a bank although I wouldn’t recommend it.
    It is however perfectly legal for any business to refuse service if you don’t remove your helmet.
    To those who insist on having you remove a modular helmet I say this, Helmets are expensive an a legally required piece of safety equipment that can be severely damaged if dropped requiring replacement. If you insist on the removal of helmets you need to provide a safe place to put them both at the pumps and at the counter failure to do so renders you liable for the replacement cost of the helmet. And remember motorbike riders are not all penniless students or such some are CEO’s etc and can order a boycott of any place where they get poor service.

    1. Hi Al,
      I couldn’t agree more with you about service stations not providing somewhere to put your helmet.
      Most times, there is an ad on top of the bowser preventing you from leaving your helmet there, so you have to place it on the bin!
      They have a hide to call themselves a “service” station if they don’t even provide the service of somewhere to put your helmet.
      I feel an article coming on …

      1. Here here. Myself and club have boycotted a servo in a village we regularly ride through because the owner insisted we remove helmets on the basis of when a man walks inside a house he removes his hat. It didn’t wash with us and our female riders so his loss was the other servos gain.
        It’s a silly rule and discriminates against motorcyclists assuming we are more crooked than people wearing sunglasses and hats.

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