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Helmet Preference

So im looking to pick up another helmet and i was curious as to other riders' testimonials on what they use so lets hear it!




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I used to swear by Arai but just picked up a Scorpion EXO 1000 and am very happy with this helmet. Fit and finish are great and the drop down visor is a great feature, I go to work at night and ride back in the daytime so do not have to worry about sunglassed or carry two visors. I got this on closeout so was very cheap but the prices are very reasonable, unlike the Aria's.
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I wear glasses, so the primary feature I bought the Scorpion EXO-1000 was the inner visor.
I have never needed to use the inflatable cheek bladder.

I actually preferred my EXO-700s vent system and view area.
I really loathe the pop-out chin vent and the pop up head vents on the 1000 over the slide up vents on the 700.

If you tilt your head at just the right angle, the chin vent starts whistling like a flute, except it sounds like a car's radiator fan.
It totally freaked me out the first time. Thought a car was real close in.

Quite honestly, it's been a good helmet, but I would love it if other brands would follow suit with the inner visor. Or if Scorpion would incorporate the inner visor on the 700.

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i am kind of a helmet collector, i've owned and used on a daily basis most brands.

Suomy Spec 1R and the Arai Corsair fit me great. Very comfortable and secure. Airflow is good too.

i own a few AGVs, the airflow on them is great

I've owned HJC and KBC and both are good deals for the money. Good looking helmets for a decent price. Picked up a KBC Repsol replica for 130.00 and its one of my favorites, they have a few on ebay right now for 130.00 free shipping. Its also DOT/ Snell approved. Can't beat it.

My next Helmet will most likely be an OGK. I've heard really good things and they are not too expensive at all compared to Arai, Suomy, AGV etc.

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anyone on the shark rsr2?
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I used to wear a KBC, I think it was the 2000VR or something like that, but I switched to Shoeis. The RF1000. I absolutely love it. Pity they stopped making the RF1000.
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shoei is nice too, never owned one though

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i've heard good things about the shark helmets. i almost bought one awhile back.

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I use to only wear Arai, but I recently got a Shoei RF 1000. It is great.
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I have my RF1000 Zemke I will be retiring. I am looking at the Nexx helmets, the Cafe Racer is very nice, very light and ultra quiet.



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