The Gringo helmet from Biltwell has fast become the go-to helmet for that stripped-down old school style. Biltwell have ditched the vents and any other extraneous bits and bobs to achieve that clean retro look. The Gringo is a really comfortable helmet and looks great when worn with an old vintage bike. The Gringo S features a hinged eye port shield which has that great 70's F1 look, simple hinge mechanics and superb optics. The shield can be easily removed for replacement or cleaning and has a snap and tab system for easy opening and closing.
Seamless outer shell with hand painted finish | Shock absorbing expanded polystyrene inner shell | Hand sewn brushed Lycra liner with diamond stitched quilted foam padding | Internal BioFoam chin pad with hand sewn contrast stitching | D-ring neck strap with adjustment strap end retainer | Easy opening and closing of eye port shield | Rubber edging on shell and eye port
Our motivation at Biltwell was pretty simple back in 2005…
We believe the era of 800-dollar billet air cleaners is over.
There’s nothing about a leather-trimmed hand control or lighted skull ignition cover that’s rooted in improved function or performance.
Any motorcycle part designed, manufactured or sold for the sole purpose of making its owner look like a tough guy—think 189-dollar tribal-flamed billet shifter knobs—is a waste of time and money. With these thoughts in mind, the guiding principles of the Biltwell brand were forged. As we see it, there are a growing number of riders and garage-shop mechanics out there who love the art and science of hand-built motorcycles, but who want nothing to do with today's custom bike scene. Like the founders of Biltwell, these new motorcycle riders grew up surfing, skating and riding BMX. Our collective involvement in action sports gives us a cultural, technical and entrepreneurial advantage over the nostalgia-chasing dentists, chiropractors and stockbrokers who rode before us.