Made in Italy, the Caberg Duke is a flip-up style helmet that comes ready-equipped to take a Pinlock system anti-fog visor. It has dual EC homologation for use as either a full face when closed, or as a jet style helmet with the front ‘flipped-up’. The twin visor system adds an inner sun visor for use on those really bright days, or when riding into the sun. It is fitted with both a removable breath guard and chin curtain. The roof of the helmet is fitted with an adjustable ventilation system with inner channels and there’s an airflow extraction system fitted to the rear. Chin ventilation is adjustable as well. A ‘Just Speak’ controller is fitted with a Bluetooth kit available separately.
Out on the road the helmet feels comfortable to wear and no discomfort was experienced. Riding at speed with the helmet front locked down in position, the wind noise was no louder that I had anticipated. The front section flips-up easily with just a simple push of a button; in this ‘jet helmet style’ position, there’s an obvious increase in the amount of wind buffering suffered, which will of course, also increase the amount of wind noise.
At this time of year, the sun (when there is any) is quite low in the sky – and that’s when the tinted inner visor comes in very useful – and I wouldn’t be without one. Turning the corner into the T&G Towers car park one morning, I found myself heading straight into the low-in-the-sky rising sun – quick flip down of the tinted visor – problem solved.
The helmet comes in a range of sizes from XS through to XL in a variety of styles. The style I have is called the ‘Duke Legend Italia’ but there’s a wide range of other variations available to suit individual needs.