Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: South of Houston
Year/Make/Model: 2012 VN900B
Well I sucked it up and went to the dealer yesterday and tried several makes of half helmets...both on my head and in my saddlebags. None would fit my bags. Soooo close.
The Pit Boss is a very nice helmet, as well it should be at $129.00. It's also very light. Fit: my head measures exactly 22-7/8 inches after a haircut. The medium was just plain too tight, even considering break-in. The large I could make fit nicely front to back with the adjustment wheel, but the side-to-side just didn't feel right. Finish: very nice, but the white was just not the white I was looking for.
I wound up buying the GMax GM65 naked, matte white. The fit (medium) was just too right to pass up. The sun shield needs to be a little lower but for me it is useable. I couldn't tell any difference between the weight of this helmet and that of the Pit Boss size large. For me (in my size), I didn't feel the shroom look was any worse than the Bell. If you wear a size large or larger and the sun shield is important you should try it on before you decide.