The Gringo is Biltwell's first DOT-compliant full-face helmet. This retro-inspired skid lid ditches trendy vents and gizmos to create a stripped-down aesthetic that screams "low tech" and "high speed" in the same breath. Construction features include a seamless injection-molded ABS outer shell, shock-absorbing EPS inner shell and a removable, hand-stitched comfort liner with open-cell foam and brushed Lycra construction. The comfortable chinstrap is adorned with brushed Lycra material on touch points and features a flat D-ring fastener with an adjustable snap end retainer. Molded Bio-Foam padding inside the Gringo's chin bar picks up the liner's stitched diamond pattern with contrasting thread that matches the ventilated polyester panels inside. Five snaps around the Gringo's eye port facilitate easy installation of a Biltwell bubble shield or Blast shield (each sold separately).
The Gringo takes its '60s motorsport aesthetic and elevates it to modern ECE motorcycle standards - the European safety protocol recognized by independent labs as the toughest in the world. With added EPS safety foam, these helmets offer a more secure fit on the lower portion / cheek area than the previous DOT only version.
Injection-molded ABS plastic outer shell is rugged yet lightweight.
Three-piece Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) safety shell dissipates impact loads and enhances helmet structure without compromising comfort.
Molded urethane chin bar pad dissipates energy from frontal impacts.
Removable / replaceable comfort liner and cheek pads feature brushed fleece Lycra touch points to absorb and evaporate perspiration.
Chin strap features brushed fleece Lycra touch points for comfort and an adjustable strap end retainer.
Built-n recesses for various aftermarket audio and comms systems.
Meets DOT and ECE safety standards (as noted).
Note: Biltwell bubble shield and Blast shield each sold separately.
1. Measure your head size. To do this, pass a tape measure horizontally around your head at a height of about one inch above your eye brows. When done properly, you will have measured the largest part of your head.
2. Check your measurement with the helmet sizing chart and select the closest size. As the helmet may not always meet your head size exactly, and your head measurement may fall between two sizes, first try the smaller size.
WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR HELMET
1. Expand the helmet opening by pulling outwards on each chinstrap, and slide your head into the helmet. If you are unfamiliar with helmets you may be reluctant to pull the helmet down, as it may feel too tight. Even if the helmet is difficult to put on, please use the smallest helmet possible. The helmet should feel snug. If the helmet is not tight, it is too big for you. New helmets will break in and loosen slightly over time.
2. Once the helmet is on:
Check that the helmet inner lining fits snugly all around your head.
Check that the top pad presses on the top of your head.
Check that the cheek pads press up against your cheeks. When you open and close your mouth, you should drag your teeth along the inside of your cheeks.
Check to make sure that you cannot easily slide your finger into the helmet along the side of your temple.
Hold the helmet with one hand on each side. Without moving your head, try to move the helmet up and down, and side to side. You should feel the skin of your head and face being pulled as you try to move the helmet. If you can move the helmet around easily, it is too big. Try a smaller size. Please note that during this check, the chinstraps should be properly fastened.