It has however caused me some issues over time. It's prone to fog up in rain or cold, as I suppose any helmet is. If I keep the visor up for a bit it may pop off the track. It's getting noisy. The plastic and the webbing are starting to come off the helmet. It's been an ongoing issue for me for at least the past year.
I remember reading somewhere that a lid would only last between three to five years, so it's time for something new, and I am giving serious thought to getting a modular helmet. I wear glasses and that would make life a little simpler. Plus if I'm out and about I won't have to take off my gear if I want to have a drink or need to run into a store.
They tend to be pricey however and I am first and foremost a cheap bastard. Although I also know that the most important thing for me to protect is my head. I'm also thinking that I want Bluetooth and GPS in the helmet as well. I'm not a fan of being on the phone while riding, or listening to music (in fact one of the things I love about riding is that their are no distractions) but I do like the idea of having GPS available to me. Since this is Florida some sort of pinlock to prevent fogging would be nice too.
Of course, now I'm looking at dropping a cool two or three hundred on a lid. If not more.
It's also time for me to upgrade a bit into a better helmet. While I'm sure brands like GMAX and HJC are good helmets, I want something that I feel is going to be a little better for me. I can not afford a Arai or a Shoei lid.
Frankly there has to be something in the middle. For example, I am really liking the price on the Italian made Caberg Helmets but sadly they seem to not available in America. Plus being ECE rated they are generally put through more rigorous testing than a DOT approved helmet would be.
So a modular may be out of the picture if I want the GPS and Bluetooth function. Or I could add that later on, but I know the way I am and I'll talk myself out of it. No, if I get those little "additions" I have to get them now or I never will.