OK, Shoei's new modular helmet is tons better than the old syncrotec... see here for Shoei's website description:
I've had mine for a month, I posted on another thread that I think it vents as well as the RF-1000, not quite as well as the X-11, but in comparison to either it's like a "Maxwell Smart Cone of Silence" (a BIG complaint on both of those).
Shield seals amazingly well with a new gasket system, new two-layer padding that is removable and washable, bla bla bla--read the website.
Anyway, the MSRP on the thing is $495.99.
Ken at Chicago Performance (where I got mine from) has agreed to offer up a group purchase for bmwlt.com members for $389.95 SHIPPED,
in any color and any size.
If you want in on the deal, I'd of course recommend swinging by a local shop and trying one on for size first. Then get yourself a paypal account if you don't have one yet.
PAYPAL payment for $389.95 to [email protected]
and MAKE CERTAIN in your comments section to include the color, size, your shipping and phone number information, and that this is for the BMWLT.COM Group Purchase, RE: Pete Van Dyke
(FYI, the cheapest I've seen these on EBay this afternoon is $434.20 plus $8.29 shipping "or make an offer" and the local shops here wouldn't come down less than $425, so with no tax and no shipping, not a bad deal...and I've tested them, they WILL take X-11 lenses (I AM CHECKING ON THE SYNCROTEC ONES--WILL POST IN A BIT)
if you have them from other helmets)
Enjoy........or don't, just passing it along for those interested.
(and please, don't respond with any posts claiming that I advocated beating birds to death with gasoline-fire-igniting cell phones because I hate any motorcycle not made by BMW! lol)
Pete "Clark W. Griswold, Jr." Van Dyke