Modular helmets are designed specifically for added comfort as it incorporates a hinge to open into an open-faced helmet. Modular helmets are perfect for those who want to flip up their chin bar and have a conversation with a fellow rider at a stoplight or while they warm up their motorcycle. Modular motorcycle helmets offer the most versatility when it comes to riding with the chin bar in the open or closed position.
Modular helmets are not intended to wear open-faced while riding. The open face option is just for those who like to get some air in between rides without taking their helmet completely off their head. However, modular helmets lack the full safety features that a full-faced helmet provides. When you're able to flip the chin bar of your helmet forward, the front of your helmet is more susceptible on impact versus a full-faced helmet.