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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2015, 02:02:49 pm »
As for tinted visors, AGV have an LCD model coming soon.

Check it out in this video (in German). Go to 1:21 to see it in action.


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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2015, 11:37:22 pm »
So many cool helmets. Still on the fence. But great things to consider. Do you guys wear earplugs when you ride?

On a different note I did buy some gloves. I picked up the Icon 1000 rimfire gloves.
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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2015, 03:22:51 am »
dont forget to check out biltwell
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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2015, 04:28:34 am »
@HeavyGenes I always wear earplugs when riding. It's better than going deaf. :)

My suggestion would be to go to a local dealer, try on all the lids that you've shortlisted, and a few more, and see what fits best. For example, I love the Bell Bullitt, but it doesn't fit my weird cranium. Nor do the Sharks I listed either.

If you're really struggling then take a look at the Bell Custom Fit programme. They don't offer it for the Bullitt, but I'd be willing to bet it's in the pipeline.

http://www.bellhelmets.com/bell-custom-fit


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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2015, 09:13:44 pm »
So many cool helmets. Still on the fence. But great things to consider. Do you guys wear earplugs when you ride?

On a different note I did buy some gloves. I picked up the Icon 1000 rimfire gloves.
Only when I don't wear a helmet ;)

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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2015, 01:24:09 pm »
Urban Rider have a whole lot of interesting full face helmets.

The DMD Racer, particularly in the aged stripe finish is cool.



The Premier Trophy is another retro styled lid.


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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2015, 10:33:12 am »
I've just seen the AGV AX-8 at BikeEXIF. It's evil looking, rather light, and available from Revzilla.




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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2015, 03:44:51 pm »
There are a number of good manufacturers now. Some note-worthies are: shoei, arai, agv, shark, mjc, bell.

You're main considerations may be (in order of importance):

1) Budget
2) Fit
3) Features (e.g. flip chin, sun visor, anti-fog pin-lock, ventilation, removable-washable liners etc).
4) Style

I use my bike every day, all weathers, so the helmet choice and clothing is critical for me (pin-lock a must). Most makes have have vents, pin-lock, chin-curtains, breath guards. Fewer are distinguished by sun visors, fewer still by flip up chin guards.

I have owned both Aria and Shoei. I have recently replaced my Shoei xr1100. I had intended to consider a flip-up chin and I really liked the idea of a flip-down internal sun visor as well.

I tried on all the above manufactures and found all comfortable (except MJC which I couldn't get an ideal fit for me personally - but otherwise a nice helmet) and Shark less so.

At the end of the day, irrespective of what anyone thinks about particular a brand or model, I can't stress enough that you simply cannot do better than finding a retailer with a good selection and comparing them yourself.

For example, despite the fact that I arrived at a shop recently with the intention of getting a helmet with all the bells and whistles on, I walked out with a Shoei NXR (called RF-1200 in the states) (which is not a flip-up and has no internal-retractable sun visor either) and even so, was just as expensive as those with. The reason I unexpectedly came away with something that doesn't have either of those features - I discovered that there are always compromises (i.e. weight and bulk). The NXR simply has a fantastic compact shell and light weight that I could not overlook - and having tried them all, this suddenly became the winning factor for me - something I would never have known if I had not been able to do a comprehensive hands-on comparison.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2015, 04:54:19 pm »
For track riding my fave lid brand was/is Arai. Earplugs, always (I also had custom IEMs, for music on track days.)

I destroyed one with my head inside it once.

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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2019, 04:43:39 pm »
So many cool helmets. Still on the fence. But great things to consider. Do you guys wear earplugs when you ride?

On a different note I did buy some gloves. I picked up the Icon 1000 rimfire gloves.
Yes, I wear earplugs while riding. I am a rider. I had joined a lot of competition but I used to wear earplugs for the safety purpose. Not only earplugs I use a jacket, helmet, gloves, boots so that I can ensure the 100% sefety while riding.
Please visit a couple of websites and get more information regarding hearing protection.

https://www.bigearinc.com/the-best-motorcycle-ear-plugs-and-how-to-choose



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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2019, 07:49:11 am »
i've been looking at the AGV pista R for the longest time. just ask @Graeme . i really like that diffuser at the back. i think they'll be good at speed. not happy with the HJC i have at the moment. but i only bought it because of the iron man graphics..
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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2019, 02:06:49 pm »
@louisbosco you'll have to upgrade when you get the S1000RR. :D

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Re: Need advice/opinions for motorcycle helmet
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2019, 03:03:39 pm »
been looking at a cheaper alternative. the honda super hornet 900.. @Graeme
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