How the Corso is done
How the Corso is done
You can breathe some family likeness with the Corso: even if it does not have the NTA 8776 type-approval, it can boast a full protection of the temples and the nape. Here too we have a cap shape, the same number of air intakes (eight) and a visor (removable and replaceable, we will see) present.
We find the two front intakes and the grooves that help the flows; the upper intakes protrude a little so they can convey more air.
The same scheme used for the Grancorso, so let’s go into detail: let’s start from the front air intakes. Two, one on each side, well developed but not too much so they can weaken the structure or uncover the temples area.
Four intakes on the top of the cap.
And two big vent outlets in the back.
Also for this Met Helmets Corso I decided to follow the path of the inner lights in order to highlight the vents. White for the entry.
And red for the exit.
The visor is removable, equal to that seen in the previous paragraph, installed on the Grancorso.
The connection system is identical, which uses the pins integrated on the visor to be fitted into the shaped seats on the helmet.
Those who do not like the visor will be able to do without it, and without unsightly holes.
But besides the rigid visor, the Corso is standardly supplied with another visor: soft and to be mounted inside.
To mount it, just remove the front padding and replace it with this soft visor.
Without any sacrifice for the comfort because, as we see below, is generously padded too.
With the soft visor mounted, its look changes, becomes more jaunty; it seems you are wearing a hat under the helmet. In addition of having a greater protection from the light because the extension is wider than the rigid visor.
An important detail, a sign of an excellent manufacturing care and attention to details: the outer edge of the soft visor is in reflective fabric.
It is not the only element to shine if hit by the light: both the two front plates alongside the air intakes and the back one have the same prerogative.
Unfortunately, here too, my modest ability as a photographer takes over and its brilliance is much lower than that visible to the naked eye. A starry silver, able to be noticed even from a big distance.
The visibility, which is itself security, is not taken lightly by Met Helmets. So we have the adjustment knob of the fitting that is actually a LED light. Two functions, fixed and flashing light, and power supply with a small button battery, already in place.
Three brilliant LEDS. The light has the same shape as what we saw in the Met Helmets Strale test. However, while on the sport helmet is optional and removable, here is integrated and standard. And I find it a valid choice.
Among other things, its generous sizing, superior to that of the wheel, allows you to easily act even when wearing thick winter gloves.
The system for adjusting the fit is the Safe-T E-Mid, therefore without the sliding on several positions in the longitudinal direction.
A light padding helps the comfort; the high excursion allows a sure fit in any case.
The interiors are in four pieces, removable and pierced; identical to those of the Grancorso and this is a point in favor of its little brother.
The strap includes the classic interlocking buckle, with a pad, to avoid the contact with the skin.
The lateral adjustment makes use of the known clips; no lack of ring to facilitate the adjustment and rubber strap to block the excess.
Weight measured by me for the M size I’m testing: 290 grams. Light.
Besides the white version seen here so far, other five colors available.
No secret has remained hidden even for this Met Helmets Corso.
Now you just have to wear the helmets (one at the time obviously….) and start with the test on the road. Which will be in a single paragraph, because many results are similar.
Sono Fabio Sergio, giornalista, avvocato e autore.
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