Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal,Winter 2018.
Sena is a leader in the motorcycle communications market, and they have released their SENA Momentum Bluetooth Helmet with fully integrated noise control, radios, and device connectivity. I found the helmet to fit true to size and be particularly comfortable, although not lightweight (nearly 4 pounds). The overall design is clean and modern, incorporating a large visor and wide field of view. Critically, the visor includes provisions for a PinLock, which should be mandatory fitment for anyone that travels in colder weather or during any prolonged journey.
The noise-canceling system does help, particularly with general road riding, but I still resorted to ear plugs at interstate speeds. It is well-insulated for warmth in cold conditions but needs more ventilation for really hot days. All of the typical Sena features fall easily to hand via the incorporated buttons, speakers, and microphone. This allows for easy answer of incoming calls, and for full control over music, including play, pause, advance, etc. Most important, the system incorporates full bluetooth rider-to-rider communications, which greatly improves safety while riding in a group, or with a pillion passenger. The SENA Momentum Helmet is available in black and white colors, and with an optional HD action camera. DOT certified. $549 | SENA.COM
Noise control effective at most legal speeds
Fully integrated connectivity and communications
Limited ventilation for warm climates
Lack of sun visor
Excessive fogging (without Pinlock insert) as a result of limited ventilation