Gmax GM54 Derk Helmets have a pinstripe detail that really stands out among graphics, and a flip up style that makes riding a breeze. Perfect for long journeys that require a lot of pit stops, a Gmax GM54 Derk Modular Helmet can make grabbing a bite or making a call easy. Take the hassle out of riding with a Gmax GM54 Modular Derk Helmet.
Just imagine the convenience of a flip front for communicating with others, putting on glasses, or grabbing a drink of water without removing your helmet. Combine that with the safety of a full face helmet, and it is easy to see why more and more riders are choosing modular helmets for their heads. While a modular helmet can sound very attractive, one of the major factors holding a lot of riders back is the cost. As you can imagine, having all of those extra moving parts drives the price up, putting many flip up helmets out of reach for the price conscious buyer. Well, Gmax has done it once again with the GM54s Modular Helmet. With a street price that is well under $150, the GM54s provides a lot of features that are normally reserved for helmets costing two or three times the price. The chinbar mechanism on the Gmax GM54s latches securely with metal locking posts and hooks, and operates with a simple lever located on the front of the chinbar. This allows you to easily flip up the front of the helmet at a stoplight, and quickly lock it back down when it is time to get underway again. Another great feature of the Gmax GM54s is the internal sun visor. A plastic slider on the top of the helmet makes deploying the dark smoke internal visor effortless, even with gloves on. There are two features of the GM54s that really stand out apart from other brands. Number one was the sheer number of vents that are present. The GM54s is covered in both intake and exhaust vents, most of which are closeable and lined with a metal mesh that looks really sharp as well. The other stand out feature is the unique red LED light that is located on the back of the helmet. This light can be set to remain constantly on, slow blink, or fast blink. These settings are easily cycled through using a rubberized button on the back of the helmet. You might need the help of a buddy to get to the setting you want while wearing the helmet, but the increase in night-time visibility is obviously a very welcome feature. Overall we have been very impressed with just how much Gmax is able to pack into their helmets while keeping the price at a reasonable level. The Gmax GM54s is DOT approved, and should be a great option for the budget minded rider looking for a modular helmet.
New inner flip tint sun lens, with the best anti-fogging coating available today
Inner flip shield is easily raised or lowered with a lever located on the exterior of the helmet
Distortion free clear single lense shield
New integrated multi-function red LED rear light
One hand easy to use chin bar push to open mechanism
Lightweight DOT approved Thermo-Plastic Alloy shell
Excellent shield sealing reduces cold air and noise
Top vents/interior styro designed for controlled airflow
Top, side and rear venting reduces fogging and sweating by allowing hot air to escape from the mouth area and top of head
Adjustable chin vent directs air upward across the inside of the shield to help reduce fogging
Large Eye port for improved range of vision
Coolmax® comfort liner and cheek pads move the moisture away from your body and the fabric dries quickly, the added performance keeps you dry and comfortable
Removable/washable interior and adjustable cheek pads allow for more comfortable sizing
Deluxe ear pockets for better fit and comfort
Built in speaker pockets for communication systems
Optional breath guard available
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Robert - Robert WA
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Not having to have your sunglasses all the time. or switch to the darker one.
I like the helmet very much. It fits well. I have an old flip helmet and it is harder to flip. I like the lite in the back so I can be seen better.
Matt - Matt MI
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Fits is one of the best I have found. Sun visior works great.
Cons: When not moving you can fog up real easy.
One of the best helmets I have ever owned. Fits great, nice and quiet. the rear LCD light works great at night to help keep you safer. I would highly recommend this helmet to all my friends.
Gmax Modular - Jersey Jack NJ
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Great fit, warm, sun sheild, removable shield
Cons: Flimsy sun shield guide, will not fit glasses.
Great helmet for the money. I wanted a modular instead of a full so I could flip up for communicating or a drink without having to remove the helmet, not to mention it's nice a warm on those cool morning and evenings. Bought a medium which fit tight at first but is starting to soften up after a few weeks and is now pretty comfortable. The sun shield is a great feature and although the guide mechanism is a bit flimsy, it still works fine and holds position. I thought I would be able to wear my glasses with this helmet but that's not the case. But, I don't mind my contacts for riding.Helmet looks great and I might buy the matching Dirk half helmet for the summer.
With 17 years of riding experience street & track I have owned my share of helmets inc. Arai & Shoei. The Gmax GM54 is better fitting than my previous Shoei but not quite the perfect womb fit of my Arai. I love the features with the flip up chin bar, the flip down sun visor, and the flashing rear light. This thing has many many vents, which is great for the warmer weather. The detachable chin screen does a nice job keeping wind from coming up into the helmet during these cooler months. the helmet is a little heavier feeling, but my other helmet is a racing helmet so. I bought it in the XL, and it fits very well. I expect the fit to ease up a bit with more hours in the saddle. The quality of the helmet is very good, but not Arai good if you know what i mean. But for the great price this thing sells for, i wasnt expecting it to match up to a 400 helmet. The hinges and other movable parts feel very sturdy and work as designed. The noise level is a little louder, but that is to be expected from any modular helmet.
Overall, this is a good buy for sport-touring.