The hybrid helmet hones in on the competition.
Modular helmets offer the most versatile experience for motorcycle riders. In full-face configuration, the lids prioritize coverage and protection while minimizing wind-noise. When temperatures rise and visibility drops, users can lift the chin bar to increase airflow and the field of view. However, with the helmet’s mandible locked at the helmet’s crown, aerodynamic properties suffer. To remedy this conundrum, Scorpion developed the Exo-Tech modular helmet with flip-back technology so customers can enjoy the best of both worlds.
By locking the chin bar at the rear, the Korean brand avoids the modular helmet’s wind-catching potential. Of course, with the chin bar at the back of the helmet, shifting it back down requires a bit more reach but the latch system makes operating the mechanism easy and intuitive. The visor and chin bar also move independently of one another with a drop-down sun visor providing additional eye protection and a Pinlock system mitigating fogging. For those that prefer full coverage, inlet ports at the chin and top should provide sufficient ventilation at higher speeds.
On the outside, the Exo-Tech sports a polycarbonate shell while the inside features a hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, and moisture-wicking liner along with KwikFit cheek pads and a channel for glasses. The hybrid helmet weighs in at 3.7 pounds and meets ECE 22.05 standards. If you’re in the market for a new brain bucket, Scorpion backs up the Exo-Tech with a five-year warranty and offers dual homologation for jet and full-face lids.
For 2021, the Exo-Tech comes in matte black, red and black, white, and hi-viz color variants. Available in two different shells from sizes XS to XXL, the modular lid fits a variety of head sizes and budgets with a €349 ($412 US) retail sticker. With its light weight, comfortable lining, and innovative chin bar system, the Exo-Tech is poised to take on the modular market in 2021.