All this new bike buying has started to get me thinking… No I can’t afford to change the bike. Nor do I want to but I might treat myself to a new helmet as my recent birthday was er…significant! But what to buy…my current “best” helmet of 4 years has been a BMW Sport-Integral. It’s fit has been superb. Never has it gone “soggy” despite numerous washes of the liner. It’s unbelievably quiet anyway and has always been very stable even on naked bikes. So why don’t I get another? Well it’s got one of those seat belt type quick release fittings for the strap. An invention for a problem that never existed! What’s wrong with double D rings? No problem with adjustment, they are light and no moving parts to break. So please ladies and gentlemen over the next few months can I ask you to send Steve (the editor of this marvellous mag) reviews of your current helmet (good or bad). Then I can make my choice later in the year. Many thanks, Martin
New Members A warm welcome is extended to our most recent new associate member: Tim Spencer If anyone else has joined us and not had a mention yet, let the Editor know and we will put that right.
Test Passes Congratulations to Neil Morley for passing his IAM Test. Neil’s observer was Richard Toll. The SAM Observer March 2008
The March 2008 edition of "The SAM Observer"