Caberg Horus: a low price flip-up with panoramic Pinlock visor.

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Caberg Horus flip-up motorbike helmet.

The Horus is a thermoplastic modular helmet made by Italian brand, Caberg.

It’s been designed to work best for touring riders and commuters and, because it’s P/J or dual homologated, can be used with the chin bar up when riding (not all modulars can).

Caberg reckon they’ve also designed it so, when the chin bar’s raised, it sits closer to the rest of the helmet shell to reduce buffeting and drag. And they also say it’s got one of the largest visors on the market to give a more immersive ride, as well as help with seeing the instrument panel and GPS when you’re on the move.

All that together with a drop down sun visor and Pinlock visor (Max Vision insert included) makes the Caberg Horus a potentially great value helmet.

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Front view showing nice wide & deep visor on a matt black Horus
  • ABS shelled modular helmet
  • Suitable for touring/commuting
  • Drop down sun visor
  • Large/wide visor
  • Pinlock Max Vision included
  • Dual homologated
  • Micrometric fastener
  • Sizes XS-XL
  • Expect to pay £180-£220

Best places to buy a Caberg Horus?

Please click below to visit the Caberg Horus helmets pages at our recommended stores. And if you buy from one, we get a small sum from the sale at no extra cost to you – a massive THANKS! (it’s how we finance the site).

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Safety

 (more about helmet safety)

A large visor that gives a good all-round view of the road is always useful for helping keep you out of trouble. Couple that with a Pinlock Max Vision antifog and the visor system on the Horus ticks all the essential boxes.

It uses a micrometric fastener which are nice and secure if used correctly and mega simple to use.

Obviously, riding with the chin bar in the raised position ain’t great for safety. But because the Horus has been both P/J tested/certified you can do that legally with this helmet. And if you do raise the chin bar, there’s a lock to the left of the visor which will keep it in the locked-open position to ensure it doesn’t drop down unexpectedly.

The Caberg Horus is only made in one shell size, which isn’t great – for looks or safety. The more shell sizes the better – and making a helmet in just one shell is pretty unusual these days, even for budget helmets.

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Side view of the Scout with sun visor fully down

Still, it’s the helmet shell and the chin bar which are going to be the main protective factor with any helmet. And even though it’s a lower-priced modular with an ABS plastic shell (like their SHARP 5 star Duke II helmet), Caberg usually score very well here.

So far, the Horus hasn’t been independently safety tested. But looking at the past performance of their flip-front helmets, Caberg has always scored very well.

Of their last five modular helmets tested by SHARP, they scored an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars. That includes four polycarbonate helmets. That’s an outstanding average by anyone’s standards.

The chin bars were slightly less outstanding, scoring an average of 91% for the percentage of times they stayed locked and closed during testing (with the Caberg Droid pushing up the average by scoring 100%!).

But overall, Caberg has an excellent reputation for producing modular helmets that offer great protection.

Take a look here if you’re after buying a modular helmet that offers the best protection.

But note, Caberg helmets are ECE certified only so if you’re outside of the Eurozone or Oz (or anywhere else where ECE helmets are the legal requirement such as the USA) then Caberg helmets won’t be legal.

Helmet Noise

(more about helmet noise)

We don’t have any specific info about how quiet the Horus is yet.

But if you’re not familiar with modular helmets, they do tend to be noisier than the average full face. So don’t expect it to be particularly quiet and to have to wear ear plugs (which you should always do anyway of course) and you’ll hopefully not be disappointed.

Ventilation

(more about helmet ventilation)

Obviously, if you really need a ton of ventilation in the Horus you can always push the chin bar up and that’ll give you all the ventilation you can cope with!

But in full face mode it’s a different story.

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Twin rear exhausts visible on the gloss white Horus

In the Horus, there’s a single chin bar vent and a large slider up top that’ll take air into the helmet, exiting out of a pair of exhaust vents at the rear.

With a helmet with an integral drop down sun visor, the top vent has to be positioned further back on the helmet so the sun visor doesn’t restrict air flow when it’s raised – and this can compromise ventilation a little.

Visor fogging should be OK though given that the Horus comes with a nice large Max Vision Pinlock antifog insert in the box – fit that and you should stop fogging in all but the most extreme conditions.

Visor

(more about visors)

Caberg has made the visor on the Horus particularly wide to give excellent peripheral vision as well as plenty of vertical range for improved downward vision so you can more easily see your instrument panel or sat nav.

There’s a couple of opening tabs on there too, left and right, which is great as most helmets come with a left hand tab which means you sometimes have to scrabble around to the left hand side of your visor with your right hand if you want to open it when you’re sat at the lights.

It’s also got a quick release visor – that’s still fairly unusual on a modular helmet – so you can just open up the visor, pull a tab down and the visor will pop off for cleaning.


A couple of useful links…

Safest Modular Helmets
Dual Homologated flip-up helmets


As mentioned, the visor’s also Pinlock-ready and uses a Max Vision insert which is an antifog lens that’s designed to sit in a recess on the back of the visor and be large enough to cover the entire visor surface without the edges of the lens getting in your field of view.

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Plain matt blue Horus

All in all, the visor system on the Horus covers all the basics well.

Sun Visor

(more about sun visors)

There’s also a drop down, integral sun visor on the Horus.

Even if you only use them occasionally, sun visor’s can be really handy for when the sun drops low in the sky and can literally be a life-saver, as well as making riding more pleasurable when it’s just a sunny day.

The sun visor works using a slider on the left hand side of the helmet. Though if you’re thinking of fitting a bluetooth headset to your Horus, it doesn’t really leave much room to mount the control unit (see audio section below).

Chin Guard

(more about chin guards)

The chin bar is ECE P/J dual homologated, so you can legally ride with it in the raised position (not all modulars are legal to ride like this, so double check in our dual homologated helmets pages to find a modular that is).

No modulars are designed to be flipped up while you’re riding though, so always pull over before raising or lowering the chin bar.

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Chin bar fully raised and locked on the Horus Scout Red/grey/black.

The chin bar on the Horus is operated by a single central button – press that and it’ll unlatch the chin bar so you can raise it. And when you fully raise it, the chin bar will auto-lock in place so it doesn’t drop down accidentally.

To lower the chin bar you have to unlock the chin bar on the small sliding lock behind the left hand visor pivot, and it’ll then drop down so you can click it locked and closed.

As mentioned in the safety section, Caberg has a good reputation for making chin bars that stay locked and closed during impact testing.

So while we can’t say the chin bar on the Horus is guaranteed to stay locked and closed 100% of the time during an impact – until SHARP tests it and tells us the score – looking at past testing performance, there’s a high chance it will get close. Which is about all we can say at the moment.

Comfort and Sizing

(more about comfort and sizing)

Inside the Horus, there’s a removable and washable liner with glasses groove to accommodate glasses stems and stop them poking into the side of your head when riding.

It’s also been designed with space for speakers and a microphone – specifically to integrate with the Caberg Just Speak Evo bluetooth headset, but that should mean it’ll fit most 3rd party sets too.

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Hi Viz Fluo Yellow Scout

The only tricky part might be where to mount the control unit as, like most flip-up helmets with a sun visor, there’s usually not a whole lot of space to fit it. In the case of the Horus, the sun visor slider might leave some room to clamp mount your bluetooth but it’ll probably have to be set a little further back than normal.

Other than that, there’s precious little information available about the materials used inside the Caberg Horus. Suffice to say, Cabergs don’t usually have any problems with their comfort liners and they’re made from decent quality materials.

Looks & Graphics

At the time of writing, there’s just the Scout graphic Horus available, alongside a small range of plain solid colours – including a matt black, a matt blue and a gloss white.

As usual, we’ve scattered examples of all the colours and graphics available at the time of writing up and down the page, but to see more recent designs that have been released since, please click the links below to drop straight onto the Caberg Horus pages at some of our recommended retailers. Cheers.

Best places to buy a Caberg Horus helmet?

Please click below to visit the Caberg Horus helmets pages at our recommended stores. And if you buy from one, we get a small sum from the sale at no extra cost to you – a massive THANKS! (it’s how we finance the site).

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Caberg Horus Video

There aren’t really any useful Caberg Horus videos online yet, so here’s a rotating matt blue Horus so you can look around it.

Other stuff – warranty

All Caberg helmets come with a (stingy!) one year warranty.

Overall/Summary

On the face of it, the Caberg Horus looks like it should be a decent helmet. That large visor should be nice to live with – giving a more immersive feel when you’re riding. And being deeper than most helmets, it should make glancing down at your clocks and GPS nice and easy.

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Gloss White Horus with chin bar fully raised

And as always, a Pinlock Max Vision to stop your visor fogging is an essential piece of kit too, and it’s great to see one being included in the price.

A sun visor is good to have, even if it’s in reserve to stop you getting caught out when it brightens up – and a micrometric strap makes it sooo easy to undo and fasten your helmet.

We’re missing info on how it is to live with at this stage – though there are rarely any problems with most of Caberg’s range so we expect it should be a reliable helmet.

So, if you like the look of the Horus and you’re after a good all rounder modular for not very much money, we’d say the Horus looks like it’s worth a punt. Or alternatively, check out one of our recommended modulars below – and take a look at our current top 10 modular helmets list to find a cracker.

Crash Helmet Buying Guides

For (hopefully!) other useful information to help you when buying your next helmet, check our various guides - or have a look at our top helmet lists where we've got the top 10 rated helmets overall and best budget/safest/full face/flip-up helmets.

Good Alternatives to the Caberg Horus?

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Duke 2 Hi Vizion

In this price range, one of our go-to modulars for a while has been the Caberg Duke II. It’s got most of the same features as the Horus, but it’s SHARP 5 star safety rated (the maximum) though there’s a tiny ‘but’ in that the chin bar ‘only’ scored 90%. Alternatively, there’s the SHARP 4 star Caberg Droid – 4 star but it scored 100% for its chin bar!

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Matt white Metal Droid

The Shark Evo One 2 scored SHARP 4 stars too with a 100% chin bar score. It’s a modular where the chin bar rotates to the back of the helmet to give you that proper open face helmet feeling.

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Evo-One 2 Slasher

Thinking about it, rather than adding more modular helmets worth checking out – instead, take a look at our safest modular helmets page below and we recommend picking one from there as there’s some corkers 🙂

safest and best protecting modular motorbike helmets

Best places to buy a Caberg Horus?

Please click below to visit the Caberg Horus helmets pages at our recommended stores. And if you buy from one, we get a small sum from the sale at no extra cost to you – a massive THANKS! (it’s how we finance the site).

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