The Evoline Series 3 is arguably the most versatile, all purpose motorcycle helmet you can buy.
In its full-face configuration, it ticks all the boxes. The visor is anti-scratch and anti-fog. You get a drop down sun visor, and channels that make it easy to wear glasses whilst riding. It has a micro-buckle closure, and a washable interior. It is set up to take Shark’s comms. system, and it weighs just 1715 grammes; pretty good for a flip lid.
It also has a 5 Star SHARP safety rating.But the Evoline’s USP, as they call it in the marketing world, is the way the chin bar rotates over the helmet to lock discretely at the back. Most flip-lids don’t do this, so they cannot be ridden in the open position.
Lock the chin bar away on the Evoline, however, and you’re left with a brilliantly protective open-face helmet with a really useful full-face visor. You really do get the best of both worlds; and changing the configuration can be done with one hand instantaneously.
In France, the Evoline is the preferred choice of commuters, those who ride adventure bikes and, of course, the Gendarmerie. In fact, throughout Europe it’s the number one choice of many police forces, where protection is a high priority but where, at times, there’s a need to be able to communicate with members of the public, particularly those who have been riding or driving somewhat too quickly. There are heaps of designs and colourways, but new for 2015 is a carbon version called the Evoline Pro Carbon. It weighs even less at just 1610 grammes, but in every other respect it’s the same helmet.
Right down to the five year warranty that every Shark helmet comes with.