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For over 4 years, we have been using LS2 helmets and it was time for us to get new ones. LS2 is the most popular brand amongst starters and we had picked these as they looked good and were priced reasonably. This time around we wanted to try a different brand and got to know about Motogear.in which is a distributor for Origine Helmets in India and based out of Chennai. Here is a detailed Origine helmet review for all bikers!
We got the Origine GT Tek Silver and the Tonale Americano. The specifications as given by Motogear are listed below.
Tourism-Sport, Thermoplastic resin shell
Meets or Exceeds Dot and ECE 22-05 standards
Removable and Washable Lining
Micrometric Retention System
Air Strike™ Direct Course Ventilation System, Internal Sun Visor
All Clear! Sight System™ Optically Correct, Anti-scratch,
Uv Resistant Face Shield,1380 Grams
Thermoplastic resin shell
Meets or Exceeds Dot and ECE 22-05 standards
Removable and Washable Lining
Air Strike™ Direct Course Ventilation System
All Clear! Sight System™ Optically Correct, Anti-scratch, Uv Resistant Face Shield
Micrometric retention system,1450 Grams
Ishaq from Motogear.in had shipped these from Chennai and we were very impressed with the packing. The helmets came in a lovely orange Origine box and were wrapped in good quality helmet bags.
Out of the box, it’s the first helmet I have opened that had such good looks, classy paint job and the look of superior quality.
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How good are they?
Let’s take a look about what you will like/dislike about these Origine helmets. We won’t talk about each helmet separately since both of them are very similar to each other.
A look at the exterior of these helmets shows that they are compact, streamlined and well designed. The fit of the helmet is oval and should make for good aerodynamics. This design coupled with the optimal airflow provided by the ventilation system should allow for smooth, drag-free rides.
One drawback is that when pressed from both sides the helmets tend to bend a little. We are not sure if they are designed to be flexible or if that’s a feature of the shell used. We tested the helmets at a top speed of 140kmph and there is some wind noise in both helmets but definitely not a deal breaker. At 1.4 kgs the helmets are quite light and should be suitable for all kinds of riders.
Both helmets come with the standard transparent visors but the GT Tek comes with an additional sun visor. Pretty handy during summer rides and sits well with all kinds of head sizes. I would have been happier if they had come with pin lock for anti-fog capability. The drop-down sun visor on the GT Tek is easy to use and can be controlled using a slider at the side of the helmet.
Both helmets come with vents on top with a slider for opening/closing. They are pretty easy to use and let a sufficient amount of air in to make for a comfortable ride, especially during hot weather.
The padding inside is quite tight, snug and a little uncomfortable. But since they are new it’s quite natural and that’s how most helmets are. The padding needs to ensure that the head doesn’t move around much inside and here the Origines do the job. One of us wears glasses and we didn’t find it tough to wear them with the tight padding. It’s just a matter of getting used to it. What we liked was that the GT Tek had a small reflective piece at the bottom of the rear. Great feature for night riding!
We are using the size L as it suits our physique. The helmet fits quite well and we found no movement at high speeds. The strap is quite comfortable and sits well without hampering movement. We did feel a little hot but that’s because the fit is very snug as of now.
Should you buy these?
Origine has some great helmet designs and Motogear.in stocks quite a few of these. We really liked the overall feel of these helmets and love the paint job. Our only feedback would be that we would like to see better vents and a harder shell. So far we have tested these for around 1,000 km and have found no snags with them.
We had some rainfall during our ride and didn’t notice any water seeping into the helmets. If you are looking to buy something different from the usual LS2, MT helmets then we would definitely recommend them. We are also very happy with the service Motogear has provided. Their delivery was right on schedule and we were very happy to see the packaging. Overall quite satisfied with Origine and Motogear.
You can check them out on www.motogear.in along with other brands they stock.
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Thanks for the feedback Amit!!
[…] Invest in a good helmet and do not buy a cheap one from the roadside to save money. They’re not going to be much help when you meet with an accident. Do ensure that you try out different helmets to see the one that fits. A good fitting helmet will be a little tight initially so don’t get a bigger size if you feel uncomfortable with the fit. Some of the best brands in India include MT, Shoei, Bell, LS2, HJC, Nolan, Origine, Arai etc. We tested Origine helmets and you can read the review here. […]
[…] Invest in a good helmet and do not buy a cheap one from the roadside to save money. They’re not going to be much help when you meet with an accident. You need to ensure that you try out different helmets to see the one that fits. A good fitting helmet will be a little tight initially so don’t get a bigger size if you feel uncomfortable with the fit. Some of the best brands in India include MT, Shoei, Bell, LS2, HJC, Nolan, Origine, Arai etc. We tested Origine helmets and you can read the review here. […]
Now that’s quite a detailed review with all important point of consideration mentioned. Great
Thanks for reading afreen ?
Amazing detailed review. In most of the helmets i have faced the problem, inner lining in not detachable. Due to sweat the lining starts smelling. I liked in this helmet the lining is fully detachable, which makes it much more hygienic to use.
Wow u seem to know a lot. Yes ur right about the lining and that’s why we recommend this to our friends
This is a very detailed and candid review of Origine Helmets. The helmets look really elegant and classy, even futuristic to some extent. Functionally too they seem good. I especially liked the feature of a sun visor, which is great for riding in the summers.
Thanks guys. Appreciate u going through it
Very detailed and descriptive post. I am surely going to share it with my friends for reference.
Thanks a lot for that ?
Very detailed and informative post I must say. This is a great review and I’m sharing it with my bikers friends
Thanks for reading and appreciate u sharing it
This helmet is a combination of “beauty and the beast”. Looks fab.
Haha u have got that right
Thanks for sharing honest review about this helmet. The best thing about this helmet is its strap which is quite comfortable. Love the look too.
It’s super comfy. Good build and looks great too
Superb cool post! I have shared this with my biker friends too! Keep writing such informative posts.
Oh thanks a lot. Appreciate u sharing it
Being a novice in the moto field, I couldn’t understand some technical jargon here – but I’m sure this will be helpful for a lot of riders. Will share it with my friends who ride as well!
Haha my bad. Will try to use simpler words so that everyone understands. Thanks for your feedback
Wow.. These look so cool and impressive. I especially loved the visor.
Yeah I love the visor too. Helps a lot while riding
I think having a good helmet is so important. It is so safe and it definitely helps in many situations. I used to ride a bike long time ago and I know how crucial helmets used to be. Nice review and I am sure this will help people who still ride bikes and want to buy some good helmets.
Thanks. Am glad u liked it