Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro Review [ADV+ Motorcycle Helmet]

Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro Review: Adventure Touring Configuration

The Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro helmet is Touratech’s third-generation adventure/dual-sport helmet. Although I have no experience with Gen 1 (2015) or Gen 2 (2018), I can say the new edition checks all the boxes for 2024. The medium carbon fiber shell with the peak installed weighs 1716 grams (3 pounds, 13 ounces)—one of three configurations—and is comfortably light to wear all day. The fit is secure yet plush. The Aventuro is ECE 22.06 and DOT certified, comes in seven sizes and five colors, and has a three-year warranty.

Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro Review: Street configuation

Inside the box for the Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro helmet is the helmet in a durable logo bag, a Pinlock insert, the attachable peak with an additional peak extensor installed, eight foam pieces to fine-tune the fit in case your noggin is not exactly a perfect intermittent oval, side and top action camera mounts with appropriate screws, three hole-fillers should you take off the peak, two hole filler covers if you are not using the peak extensor, and two visor hinge covers for when you take off the visor to use goggles. You can attach goggle quick-release straps to the visor hinge covers or wrap the goggle strap around the back of the helmet through the attached strap guard.

Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro Review: Off-Road configuration

The Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro helmet is designed to be versatile, with three configurations. Travel mode has the peak and faceshield installed; Off-Road mode is the faceshield removed for goggle use; Street mode removes the peak while retaining the faceshield.

The quickly removable peak can be adjusted about a half-inch fore and aft, and has a detachable extension that can add two inches to its length. When not using the two-inch extension, the holes where it attaches on either side of the peak can be filled with the provided snap-in covers.

The peak provides considerable sun, low-hanging-brush blocking, and roost protection, though it does catch the wind on a head check when riding over 50 mph. The peak itself is silent—no buzz or vibration at any speed. For longer rides, where I will want to use the peak offroad but not want to feel it when on the freeway getting there, I take it off and slide it down the left side of my shirt. The curvature of the peak exactly matches the side of my ribcage.

Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro Review: Adventure Helmet

Faceshield removal and installation is toolless, and locks in very securely in the down position. I particularly like the cracked-open position, as it will stay put even when standing at 70 mph. There are two intermediate positions and then full up. The full-up position is a deep detent and doesn’t slam down, even while standing at 70 mph. The wide eyeport accommodates goggles when you remove the faceshield, and the back of the helmet has a goggle strap lock.

With eight intake vents and four exhaust vents, the Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro is the helmet equivalent of a mesh jacket. The intake vents are arrayed with two in the chinbar, three across the eyebrows, and three above the forehead. To maximize airflow, the three top vents have a lot of plastic directing the air. They do catch the wind, and you can hear the air racing across or into them at speeds above 40 mph. With the faceshield fully open, which is how I ride 95 percent of the time, the passing air is directed over the vents, and the helmet becomes amazingly quiet, even standing at 70 mph. For long highway rides, dusty conditions, or in rain when I want to keep the shield closed over 40 mph, I wear light earplugs.

There is no real wind protection on the Ultimate Motorcycling Yamaha Ténéré 700 Project Bike, but there is on my Yamaha Venture touring bike. When I duck below the airflow of my shorty shield on the Venture, the Touratech Aventuro is dead silent. Without the wind directly hitting the raised air inlets, the helmet is quiet. If your bike has a tall shield, you might not have 40 mph wind hitting the air vents, and your experience wearing the Aventuro will be riding in silence.

Most of my riding with the Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro has been with the thermometer measuring between 39 and 50 degrees. At 39 degrees, I can really feel the full effect of the eight air inlets. I opened them one at a time to feel where the air flowed, and then rode with all open simultaneously. There is so much airflow from the inlets that it is easy to see how this helmet will greatly enhance head comfort on hot days, when riding over slow terrain, or in city traffic.

The CoolMax cheek pads are designed for emergency release to minimize rider neck movement by first responders, and are made obvious by red ribbon pulls. The lowest part of the chin shell has a multi-density foam covering to protect your sternum from a direct hard-plastic blow in the event of a head-forward crash.

Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro Review: Price and MSRP

An easily removed or installed chin skirt is attached to the underside of the chin. It keeps your face warmer in winter and reduces road noise. The chinbar has two stacked central vents, with one having a washable foam air filter behind it to keep some of the offroad dust off your face.

For secure action-camera mounting, the Aventuro has a screw-on flat plate attachable to either side, and a screw-down universal mount for the top of the helmet.

I use the Touratech Aventuro Carbon on daily local rides, off-road, and on long highway tours. With the peak on, it provides excellent airflow, plus plentiful shade and obstacle protection; with the peak off, it is a lightweight, max-airflow touring helmet. With all the riding I have done wearing the new Aventuro Carbon, I have discovered that it is all-day comfortable, easy to manage with gloved hands, and the outstanding airflow is a good trade for occasionally wearing earplugs on long highway rides.

Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro Fast Facts

  • Sizes: XS – 3X
  • Shell sizes: Small (XS-SM), Medium (MD-LG), Large (XL-3X)
  • Weight: 3 pounds, 13 ounces (Medium shell)
  • Certifications: DOT; ECE 22.06
  • Colors: Black; White; Core (+$50); Rallye (+$50); Sport (+$50)

Touratech Aventuro Carbon Pro Price: from $699 MSRP

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