Stuttgart, 30. July 2014 – i had an ambivalent relationship with the x-lite x-702. On the one hand, the motorcyclist can’t help but wonder which helmets fit his head well, and the 702 was always a great fit. It was lightweight, there was a good integrated bluetooth headset (nolan n-com) if needed, and the excellent ventilation was only surpassed by the very expensive arai helmets. However, the good ventilation had the disadvantage of air being directed directly to the chin via a lockable flap. This is great, until this air contains insects or water. X-lite told me at the time that i was the only one who was bothered by this, so i am even more pleased that the current helmet generation x-802r now comes with a separator like other helmets.
Constructively x-lite lost it in a quite ubliche way: instead of the air flap auben opens the ventilation now a plastic screen, which lies in the fully opened state in the direct path of the ventilation hole. The only disadvantage: the air is opposed a little more resistance, so it blows a little weaker. The two air scoops at the top and the central inlet at the forehead remain functionally the same, but look nicer. The less windy impression is supported by the revised upholstery. It now sits much tighter, especially the entrance has been narrowed. This is exactly how it should be for the race track. X-lite has tuned the softness of the padding so that nothing presses. The kind of the cushioning may be pleased straight eyeglass wearers.