4.0 out of 5 stars | Beautiful helmet. Probably the softest and most comfortable one ...
Color: Matte Black
Beautiful helmet. Probably the softest and most comfortable one I’ve purchased, I currently have 4 helmets. I took one star off because of 3 reasons that i can look passed at the moment. 1) it is fairly noisy compared to other helmets, but not horrifically bad, as i expected an increase in noise level with how it’s designed. 2) it’s a touch heavier than I had expected, it might take a few wears to get used to. 3) it doesn’t divert or handle wind the best, it’s essentially a bowling ball with not much to it in the realm of aerodynamics, but that is to be expected with the retro styling. I do have some pros as well, it’s not all bad! I love the field of view, it’s massive. I also love the material and build quality, it feels and looks like a 600 dollar helmet. Also, it fits so well, it’s not too tight or too loose it sort of cradles and babies your head! Overall a great helmet. Just a few things I need to get used to. Update: I was unfortunately involved in a freeway accident on my Harley, but fortunately for me I was wearing this helmet. Long story short I hit a stopped car on the freeway at 50mph, this helmet protected my head and face amazingly well, I did not have any bruising on the face or head and I actually felt confident and safe when the acccisnt occurred and during the aftermath with how comfortable and protective this helmet was for me. And the shell held up amazingly well and the cushioning was perfect. I would recommend this to anyone, it’s tried and true in the real world for me now.
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2018 by raed aldoqum
4.0 out of 5 stars | I bought the Bell Bullitt to compare shell sizes etc.
Color: Gloss Black
I bought both the Torc T1 and Bell Bullitt helmet to compare the shell size ultimately. I like the look of the Torc T1 better, honestly, and who cant argue that $199.99 is much better than $399.99. Torc T1 has some slight moulding at the top that I preferred, and you can close all the vents including those at the forehead if you are riding in cooler weather. It also came with a nicer carrying bag (who cares in the end), but it is embroidered and you can carry it like a small bookbag which is nice when you are a rider without saddle bags. Aside from most all of the other obviously stated features that both helmets listed... I could not determine the size of the overall helmet before my purchase. For me, I am a small helmet size and I did't want to be carrying around the circumference and weight of a larger size helmets shell. I was also getting mixed messages about the weights on these helmets. The Bell offers 3 shell sizes. I received both the Bell and Torc retro full face helmets in a day which is so awesome. I placed both helmets unwrapped on my level countertop and the Bell helmet shell is significantly smaller. I knew I wouldn't be riding in cold weather so the forehead vents closing wasn't necessary for me... my motorcycle is not a commuting option for me... and although I really love the look of the additional moulding on the top of the T1, it's not enough for me to carry Torc T1 extra surface on my shoulders while 75mph +/- winds try to lift my head off. My neck aches imagining it. I have to point out - in my opinion - if my head was larger... maybe a medium... or XL... there is little doubt that this decision would have been in favor of Torc T1. A larger size helmet then the shell size would have most likely aligned better with my helmet size and all the other preferable features including the price would have made this a decision in favor of Torc. For a Small size comparison of the models, I took measurements in inches: Bottom Neck hole, Torc T1 31.5" vs Bell Bullitt ~30; @shield hinges front to back, Torc T1 35" vs Bell Bullitt 34"; @shield hinges top to bottom, Torc T1 34.25" vs. Bell Bullitt 33.5"; face opening width at eye level left to right, Torc T1 8.5" vs Bell Bullitt 8"; face opening height center, Torc T1 4.5" vs. Bell Bullitt ~5. Overall, I wish they both had more safety technology. Small people don't want to carry around a larger shell size. Lightweight for its retro style, but more weight than other full face helmets. This helmet looks great, and the price point is better than comparable retro full face helmets.
Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2019 by Christin E. Snyder
5.0 out of 5 stars | Retro Helmet at a GREAT price
Color: Matte Black
This review just covers the fit and aesthetics of the helmet, I will update after getting some miles on the bike. I bought this helmet after reading some of the other reviews of TORC's products and seeing that they have a good customer following for their other helmets. It's easy to do a side by side and see that this helmet is taking on the Bullitt. At half the price, you actually get some better features than the Bullitt, most notably the vents on the chin/jaw guard and the top of the helmet can be closed and opened. The fit is pretty much the same, although I have a big head for a large, and its still a little "wiggliy." That's ok though, because I usually wear a headband / beanie / handkerchief with my helmets. It's noisy on my first go, but all full face helmets tend to be. I wore a super nice $1,000 race helmet, and it was super quiet, but not worth the price. I just rock headphones or ear plugs on longer trips. The helmet is comfortable - looks awesome - and has that great field of vision that the Bullitt and Gringo offer. I would recommend this helmet if you are like me, and like the retro look, but not the ridiculous price of the Bullitt. I bought one for my wife and she likes it as well.
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2018 by Ian Carey
4.0 out of 5 stars | Almost exactly what I was hoping for.
Color: Iso Bars Gloss White
Pros: A great looking retro helmet with a nice liner, vents, ece rated, and a usable face shield for a decent price. Cons: Difficult to put on and take off. It says for 57-58mm head. I am just under 57 and I can barely get my ears in. Not a great helmet if you wear glasses. There is no room for the arms of the glasses to go. If you manage to get them on they are squeezing the side of your head and not sitting right. Edit: Updated rating from 3 to 4 stars after wearing it in a bit more. The fit is starting to feel more "right" and it goes on easier now. Still very uncomfortable with glasses though.
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2018 by Charles Morris