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Searching a Touring Helmet...

On my RT-P for the last two years I was using my open face SHOEI RJ Platinum and besides it made me look a cop and helped to clear the traffic ahead of me it was very comfortable...

But now, after replacing my beloved RT-P with my new mistress LT, I want a different style of helmet..

During my rides last year I realized something that I want to wear my prescription glasses rather than wearing sunglasses during the ride and change it to my prescriptions at the stops...

So, those designs with built in sun visor begin to appeal me since they allow me to wear my prescriptions all day long...

First I was leaning towards BELL Mag 9 Sena model for $179...
I thought I can add a Bluetooth communicator with ease to that one and it looked stylish.
So I tried one...
My first and last opinion is : "What a piece of crap!!!"

All sides are popping open when you move your head, sun visor lever stuck locked right on my wife's...
When I put it on it felt like I was wearing a cardboard over my head...
Cheek pads are so thin and it felt like filled with paper.
Top of my head pushes the ceiling of the helmet and there was no padding there.
It feels like somebody put a book on your head.
I dropped the sun visor and realized that nose arc is not in the middle. A little to the right off center... Plus the sun visor landed on my nose.
I am no Pinocchio but this thing was cutting my nose.

Then I came across J Cruise model by SHOEI on the shelves and I said let me try one...
Night and Day.....What a difference!
Fits so softly yet snug...
Your head feels like wrapped with a soft blanket.
Dropped the visor and perfect distance away from my nose and nose arc in dead center..
It is built so solid that when you hold in your hand you realize the difference.
So I ordered one... It is $449 but it worth every penny rather than wasting $179 on that crappy Bell Mag 9...

What are you guys using ? Any + or - points of your helmets?

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Re: Searching a Touring Helmet...

Shoei is head and shoulders above most other brands.
Bell is kinda bargain basement. They are not the same company from years ago that was a leader in the industry. walmart sells Bell.

I've had a couple of Shoei helmets and they definitely are more comfortable and better constructed. But the price is a tough pill to swallow. You can easily buy two or more helmets for the price of a Shoei.

These days, I've been wearing HJC. They are middle of the road, but seem durable. I used a first gen Sy-max for longer than I should and am just now looking at retiring it.

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What are you guys using ? Any + or - points of your helmets?
I think you found the key for a helmet... If it fits and it meets your needs then buy it..

and some times you might need to buy a different brand or model for your partner.

Sometimes good deals only fit your wallet. If it also fits your head and is properly certified your golden.

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Found a Scorpion EXO 900 transformer helmet. Transforms from a full face to a 3/4 with no tools.$370.00 got it 1/2 off for $139.00

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Found a Scorpion EXO 900 transformer helmet. Transforms from a full face to a 3/4 with no tools.$370.00 got it 1/2 off for $139.00
Hey, I don't claim to be a mathematician but isn't the 1/2 of $370 = $185 ???

How did you get it for $139 and where ?

For whatever worth, I can't wear a full face helmet... I know it's the best protection but it actually effects my riding negatively and making it more dangerous for me and my passenger.

I've found that the full face helmets' vision angles very limited in a busy traffic areas.
Maybe I am not used to it that's why I feel that way. But I can't feel anything in my peripheral vision area while I'm in busy traffic. Therefore I always go with the 3/4 helmets with full face shield!

That's why I decided on Shoei J-Cruise...

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Shoei X-12.

Wide angle of view, luxuriously comfortable.

Cheap, too, when you look at it in the right light. I probably spill more in beer every year than my Shoei costs me.

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Check web bike re a new Wide Vision full face. also check a site in the UK that runs their own impact tests, you will find a couple of flip helmets that fare as well as full face.
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Oh, many of the HJCs test were top of the list for impact protection.

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HJC Mod works for me.

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Surprised no one mentioned Arai.
Worn them for 20 years. Wow. my wife switched from her Shoei to arai.
Different helmets shapes for different head shapes.
But very pricey. Worth every cent. IMHO. We can go on a ironbutt ride and forget you have it on.
Completely removable interior for washing, but I think most do that now.
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I am just going to comment on the prescription glasses and the sun glasses part.

I had to start wearing "readers" AKA no line progressives last year and after discovering that these were going to run me $220 a pair, I went with a single pair of glasses and "clip on
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Hey, I don't claim to be a mathematician but isn't the 1/2 of $370 = $185 ???

How did you get it for $139 and where ?

For whatever worth, I can't wear a full face helmet... I know it's the best protection but it actually effects my riding negatively and making it more dangerous for me and my passenger.

I've found that the full face helmets' vision angles very limited in a busy traffic areas.
Maybe I am not used to it that's why I feel that way. But I can't feel anything in my peripheral vision area while I'm in busy traffic. Therefore I always go with the 3/4 helmets with full face shield!

That's why I decided on Shoei J-Cruise...
Sorry. Typo. List is $270.00 All seasons BMW in Wooster OHIO

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Hey, I don't claim to be a mathematician but isn't the 1/2 of $370 = $185 ???

How did you get it for $139 and where ?

For whatever worth, I can't wear a full face helmet... I know it's the best protection but it actually effects my riding negatively and making it more dangerous for me and my passenger.

I've found that the full face helmets' vision angles very limited in a busy traffic areas.
Maybe I am not used to it that's why I feel that way. But I can't feel anything in my peripheral vision area while I'm in busy traffic. Therefore I always go with the 3/4 helmets with full face shield!

That's why I decided on Shoei J-Cruise...

I had a Shoei J-Cruise and really liked it. However for touring I wanted the ability to switch to full face for rain and cold weather, even though I prefer a 3/4 for the same reasons you state as well as the ability to eat and drink while moving. I switched to the Shark Evoline a couple of years ago and have went through two of those. I love the design that allows you to wear it as a open helmet at speed and simply flip it to get a full face without stopping in case of rain, cold or whatever reason. However, it is a bit heavier than most helmets and the fit presses on my forehead and leaves a square indented there. I have improved that by the old spoon trick.

I also have two Nolan N43 Trilogy's. These fit my head better and feel like a cozy cushion enveloping my head in comfort. Used as a full face the eye port is the largest I have found. I use one for coaching MSF so I can ride to and from class with a full face, then pull the chin bar and use it for running demos. With the quick release chin strap and ability to put it on and take it off with sunglasses on I can be quicker and more efficient. The down side of this helmet is you can't switch on the fly to full face mode, and it is difficult at best to put it on with the chin bar in place.

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I have Shoei Neotec modulars for my wife and I. Pricey, but I got the helmets at 15% off from Cycle Gear - they offered the discount for the first purchase if you showed them a safe rider course completion certificate in the first 30 days.

I like the built-in sunscreen and it feels pretty comfortable, but miss having a visor when riding into the sun.

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Surprised no one mentioned Arai.
Worn them for 20 years. Wow. my wife switched from her Shoei to arai.
Different helmets shapes for different head shapes.
But very pricey. Worth every cent. IMHO. We can go on a ironbutt ride and forget you have it on.
Completely removable interior for washing, but I think most do that now.
Just a thought.

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I am a newbie on the LT, but have this obscession with a full face helmet from years of driving midgets and sprint cars. riding a crotch rocket. my Shoei RF1100 (I think) , cost over 400 bucks, but its my melon inside and my ugly mug that could bounce off the ground LOL ..has served me well, and even on the lt I can hear the radio like I am wearing headphones...its awesome!... does anyone know if the BMW bike system is manufactured by Blaupunkt, as the cars ??

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I am a newbie on the LT, but have this obscession with a full face helmet from years of driving midgets and sprint cars. riding a crotch rocket. my Shoei RF1100 (I think) , cost over 400 bucks, but its my melon inside and my ugly mug that could bounce off the ground LOL ..has served me well, and even on the lt I can hear the radio like I am wearing headphones...its awesome!... does anyone know if the BMW bike system is manufactured by Blaupunkt, as the cars ??
I have the Schuberth C3 Pro, best helmet owned to date, extremely quiet, so light you forget your wearing it and has all the latest bells and whistles (drop down visor, wicking washable liner, great ventilation). Just my .02 worth.
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I'm wearing a Shoei RF-1100 and I love it. I really wanted an Arai RX-Q but the Shoei was a couple hundred cheaper so I went with it. The airflow is great, especially in the hot summer months out here, it's a little noisy but most of that is the air vents, start closing them and it gets quiet. I can't do the 3/4 helmet, I get too much wind in my eyes, they start watering and then I can't see squat (especially on my R1200C with no windshield), so doesn't really make for a safe riding condition. The RF-1100 has so much airflow that sometimes I have to close the chin vent 1/2 way for the same reason.

My .02 is that Schuberth, Shoei and Arai are probably the best helmets on the market for safety and comfort. I think if I was going to replace my RF-1100 I would probably go with the new RF-1200, it looks like they have made some really nice improvements to it like emergency pad removals and quieted it down a little.

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Lots of helmets here. My favorite go to are #1 is Schuberth S2. Second is my Schuberth C3. If you have a Schuberth head shape there is no better.

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+1 On Schuberth C3 pro w/SRC. Pricey but worth the $$$


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After Shoei, Arai and others integrals, I bought a Schubert J1 from 2007, comfortable and not noisy.
After 5 years I decided to change it and was waiting for the announced J2. It never appeared so I deciced to buy a modular one. The Schubert C3 or the BMW System 6 evo are often named by the specialized magazine as the best.
But there was a french opportunity on a Shark helmet : it's one of the rares ratified by the european standards as jet or integral : the Evoline 2 that I bought first.
After one year I changed it for the new one the Evoline 3 that's better for me because of my permanent glasses I have to wear. I'm really glad with this helmet that I always wear as a jet one (I don't like to be confine), it has a solar internal screen and it's not too noisy. It's equipped with a Cardo communication system. I can adjust the wind on face between the winshield of the bike and the semi-screen of the helmet. Price is between 400 and 540$.
I don't think you know this french made but it's funny to wear and deserve to be known!! http://www.shark-helmets.com/?code_marche=US-EN

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I have a NeoTec and a J-Cruise. I like them both, but I find myself grabbing the J-Cruise 4/5 of the time these days. It's my default Guzzi / RT helmet as both have huge barn door windshields. It's just more comfortable and quieter.

What's surprising is that I actually find it comfortable on the DR650 (with a small windscreen) up to about 70mph. When it's hot outside it's my "go to" helmet on the DR.

Sure, I'm sacrificing a little bit of safety over a flip-front. But being miserable is also distracting and can cause accidents. When it's 90F and you're behind a big fairing you make sacrifices.
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... I changed it for the new one the Evoline 3
+1 on the Shark Evoline 3 (hakka)... I've got the same helmet and its really good.
It's a tighter fit than the Shoeis, Nolans, HJC etc.. so go 1 size smaller than expected. I was XL in the others and X in the Shark.
It's a tightish fit, but then they are supposed to be, after 6 months its relaxed to my head shape and is now very firm and comfortable.
Only 2 x niggles, to do with inner lining stitching parting in one small spot at the back, and a plastic attachment in front of nose came away at one end.
But brilliant to wear as full face, or if its hot and humid in traffic, flip to full open-face and still get to use either the visor or inner shade.
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Now that you have been inundated with different recommendations, do this: find out which is most comfortable.

I think HJC are acceptable low price helmets, the internal sunvisor hits me in the nose. i bought it over the internet without trying it on.

The LT will be so comfy you will be able to eat miles all day long, if your helmet lets you.


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Does the face shield in the Shark Evoline 3 fog up? I noticed it doesn't have a pinlock anti fog system.

Also....how is the ventilation when in full face mode?
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Does the face shield in the Shark Evoline 3 fog up? I noticed it doesn't have a pinlock anti fog system.
Been fortunate that I haven't had too many rainy days where I've had to put the face shield all the way day, normally ride with it at least 1/2" open.
Haven't really noticed fog on the shield on cold days, I tend to get more on my glasses, particularly the left eye, that gives me grief.
I only fully close it if its pissing down.... and then I've never found a helmet that's easy to see through with glasses.

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Also....how is the ventilation when in full face mode?
As above, I usually ride with it at least 1/2" open most of the time, that goes for any helmet... but I wouldn't say its "breezy" when fully closed.

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I have a big head so, I'm using HJC (they go up to XXXXXL). They can be somewhat noisy. I can't believe that Arai hasn't gone after the flip-up market.

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I currently have an HJC with flip up chin guard. I ride with the guard up which seriously reduces the protection it offers. But you see I think I need an open face and my reason for this is. It's just like being in a cage surrounded by glass. I want I need to feel the release, the oppression of the cage , the need to feel one with the environment. I feel suffocated In a full face helmet. Maybe I should get a trike or a Spyder to lessen the possibilities of injury

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post #28 of 40 Old Mar 4th, 2014, 12:58 am
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I have the Schuberth C3 Pro...so light you forget your wearing it....
Really? If so, then it must be significantly lighter than my Schuberth C3, which my head/neck confirms what most articles/reviews state- that it is one of the heaviest helmets on the market.
What were you wearing around your head before? Cinder blocks?

Chayside, I can relate. I, too, often feel like I'm not getting the full effect, unless I ride without a helmet (I can hear the AGATTs chomping at the bits). That's what I like about the C3 being modular/flip-up; I raise the front piece, and at least get a little sense of the wide open.

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I want I need to feel the release, the oppression of the cage , the need to feel one with the environment. I feel suffocated In a full face helmet. Maybe I should get a trike or a Spyder to lessen the possibilities of injury
The only time I feel one with the environment is on a bicycle, on any machine that makes as much noise and goes as fast as a motorcycle that feeling is not there for me.

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I unfortunately don't have the stamina to bicycle anymore. In my younger days before marriage I would go youth hosteling in the UK on my 10 speed racing bike and the slow pace and the silence does give you feeling of being one with nature, that's why I live now on a country acreage. But my LT does just the same minus the silence. I love to feel the wind in my face and drink in all that fresh air filling your lungs to the bottom. I stop a lot and take pics and again soak in the scenery. The older I get the more I need. My LT to me is pathway to sanctuary, God I love my motorcycle and rank it's need right up there with oxygen. Hope the day never comes when I am told its time to say goodbye to it. Then I may go for the trike. So if you can recommend a helmet that can give me both protection and freedom I am all ears. Thanks

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On my RT-P for the last two years I was using my open face SHOEI RJ Platinum and besides it made me look a cop and helped to clear the traffic ahead of me it was very comfortable...

But now, after replacing my beloved RT-P with my new mistress LT, I want a different style of helmet..

During my rides last year I realized something that I want to wear my prescription glasses rather than wearing sunglasses during the ride and change it to my prescriptions at the stops...

So, those designs with built in sun visor begin to appeal me since they allow me to wear my prescriptions all day long...

First I was leaning towards BELL Mag 9 Sena model for $179...
I thought I can add a Bluetooth communicator with ease to that one and it looked stylish.
So I tried one...
My first and last opinion is : "What a piece of crap!!!"

All sides are popping open when you move your head, sun visor lever stuck locked right on my wife's...
When I put it on it felt like I was wearing a cardboard over my head...
Cheek pads are so thin and it felt like filled with paper.
Top of my head pushes the ceiling of the helmet and there was no padding there.
It feels like somebody put a book on your head.
I dropped the sun visor and realized that nose arc is not in the middle. A little to the right off center... Plus the sun visor landed on my nose.
I am no Pinocchio but this thing was cutting my nose.

Then I came across J Cruise model by SHOEI on the shelves and I said let me try one...
Night and Day.....What a difference!
Fits so softly yet snug...
Your head feels like wrapped with a soft blanket.
Dropped the visor and perfect distance away from my nose and nose arc in dead center..
It is built so solid that when you hold in your hand you realize the difference.
So I ordered one... It is $449 but it worth every penny rather than wasting $179 on that crappy Bell Mag 9...

What are you guys using ? Any + or - points of your helmets?
+++1 on the Arai.
I have been riding for over 38 years and until I bought the Arai, I always had a red dot on the forehead. The Arai oval shape corrected that. Very comfortable, can wear all day even in hot weather.
Had my Arai for over ten years now.
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At present I must own 7 or 8 helmets for my track car and motorcycle use.
One thing they all have in common is a chin bar (except one used only for teaching autocross, a slow speed cage activity needing exceptional peripheral and downward vision if you want to be a regular winner).

Nearly 1 of 5 bike accidents involve a chin bar area hit. And I've witnessed enough cracked chin bars at the track that still protected the user that I won't be without one. There is no chance of your jaw/teeth surviving a normal impact intact unless protected. You play a statistical game not using one- you might be in the lucky 4/5 - or not..

I'm not an Arai enthusiast for two reasons. First, I don't have an Arai head and even their attempts at US stuff don't work for me. Second, their parts sometimes need hand fitting- especially shields which may need minor mods with a dremel to click shut- just a not needed pita.

I use Shoeis (RF, Neotec) and Schuberth (S2). SO uses Arai and Schuberth C3W.

Any helmet with a sunshade will be a bit heavier than same without- the shells need to be bigger to hold it so unless the design has a way to cut that excess weight someplace else, a bit gets added on. That's my chief annoyance for the Neotec (about 8-12 oz heavier than I like) which is otherwise a good helmet. Sunshades are not so great, optically, so I rarely lower any of mine to look throug they ostly just shade the upper part of vision to cut sky glare. For critical usage I carry a set of very expensive borderless "trifocal" glasses but rarely use them riding. (The critical use is spotting fish coming to the riggers or flat lines).

No helmet I've ever used (something north of a couple dozen) is perfect for me- all can be improved. And fit is critical. For me, I can buy a size L Shoei by mail in any style and it will fit and work well enough- but don't even think about that with a Schuberth- you will likely get burned because the fit is quirky despite their recent improvements. But they're the quietest made if they work for you. What you can do by mail depends on how well you know yourself and the brands. We tour at speed using bluetooth communicators so screens and helmets that facilitate that are needed so we can hear each other at 80 mph...

Riders have never had so many good choices as now, nor better access to info about them. But its always best to buy where you can try unless you already have significant experience with the model and/or maker.

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I'm in the process of buying my second Caberg modular, Duke--fits me better then the Schubert I had, but the faceshield on my last Carberg only last for little over two years before the coating started looking like mud dried out by the sun.

i'm keeping the current Carberg but buying replacement face shield, and cheek pads for either a medium or small so that it might fit a guest rider.

the new Caberg comes with a pin lock; both my Schuberth and Cabergs fogged up riding in the rain, or it temps dropped.

I was surprised to see that some modular helmets fared better than full face on the UK testing site? They also rated the % of time the flip part stayed locked in place when they beat the snot out of them.

in my present Caberg i hot glued the speaker elements from a Koss Titanium? headphones, run circles around Sena speakers!

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I have the Schuberth C3 Pro, best helmet owned to date, extremely quiet, so light you forget your wearing it and has all the latest bells and whistles (drop down visor, wicking washable liner, great ventilation). Just my .02 worth.
+2 on the Schuberth C3. I love mine. Also have an Arai, which is also an awesome helmet. Both full face. I am considering trying a 3/4 for the reasons others have mentioned.

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I've been using a Schuberth C3 for the last 5 years. It is comfortable to wear, but my neck hurts on a windy day. So, since it is 5 years old anyway, I'm finally going to replace it. (I couldn't just NOT use a $700 helmet)

I'm actually looking at the Shoei RJ-Platinum R. If someone wanted a modular, I'd steer them to the Shoei Neotec. Yes, I wore a C3 (not the new Pro, no experience with that model) for 40k+ miles, but I can't say I enjoyed wearing it.

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I'm loving my new Schuberth C3 Pro. Flip front, visor and Bluetooth headset available.
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+2 on the Schuberth C3. I love mine. Also have an Arai, which is also an awesome helmet. Both full face. I am considering trying a 3/4 for the reasons others have mentioned.
+3 for the Schuberth C3. I put 78,000 miles on my first Schuberth Concept (which weighed a ton) but loved the helmet; just ordered a C3 and it is much lighter than the Concept and the drop-down built-in visor comes down further than the Concept did.

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I love Nolan helmets. I had the N100 and now I have the N104. Fits my melon well and love the flip down sun visor. Great price too from Competition Accessories.

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While it's my understanding that they don't fit everyone, I love the Schuberth C3. It's super light and very well made. Love the integrated sun shade.

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I love Nolan helmets. I had the N100 and now I have the N104. Fits my melon well and love the flip down sun visor. Great price too from Competition Accessories.
I have had N102, N103 (both modular) and N42 (3/4 helmet) and just switched to an N43 Trilogy. I love the various configurations, and it is significantly quieter than my previous helmets. The NCOM communications equipment works great too...

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