I went to Roof Helmets to see if I could find a Canadian distributor. They put me on to Fullbore Marketing, a company that delivers motorcycle gear to retailers. They told me that they aren’t distributing Roof Helmets any more, but they have a couple of models left over. They put me on to Blackfoot Motorsport, and after a number of emails we got it a deal sorted out: a Roof Desmo for $400 Canadian (they usually run 469€ or about $673CAD, but you can’t get ’em here).
If you dig it, they had a pearl/white one still kicking around in XL too. Good luck chasing the distribution flow. If you succeed, you can get your Jo Sinnott on (Wild Camping is where I first saw the Roof and thought, wow, what a cool lid). I’m going to!
In the meantime, I might be the only person in Canada this year with a new Roof Desmo, and it looks fantastic! (and also a crime). All of those Arais and Shoeis on the road are going to look so… common.
The helmet fits my temples better than anything else previously. It’s snug front to back, but it’s wearing in nicely. When on it has a fantastic anime feel to it!
On the way home today it started to rain. With a single motion I went from open face to closed face, but this isn’t just a modular helmet, it safeties as a full face helmet. I can’t understand why these aren’t for sale in Canada any more.