Thanks for the feedback guys.
I just got back from the local dealer, and I did notice that the HJC flip-ups were really open face helmets, with a bottom part that looked as though it would provide very little in the way of protection. The latches on the HJCs were metal but the face guard seemed very flimsy.
I am really leaning toward an HJC FS-15 now. The question becomes, do I get Silver, Anthracite, or Black?
No, more like chewed out. I've been chewed out before ...
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