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post #31 of 39 Old 01-03-2013, 09:08 AM
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I guess Ill give a try to the RF1100 if you guys saying its better, lighter, comfortable, and good quality with less noise than SCORPION???????????

scorpion cost 350 and shoei cost 400 not really that big of a deal! i liked the shades that come with scorpion , shoei doesnt have one
Honestly, if you really looked your scorpion, get another one. those exo 1000's are very nice. But, you should try a shoei sometime, they are very nice too.

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My favorite is Shoei X-12. I have had Arai's and HJC's. I hated the Arai's shield system and the HJC put too much pressure on my forehead.

In my opinion, the most important factor is correct fit and comfort, as mentioned by many others already, no amount of discussion on this forum can replace trying on the helmet at a dealer. I have never mail ordered a helmet.
I try on helmets at the dealer too, but then I order the size and model online. It's been cheaper that way 2 out of 3 times for me.

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The RPS-10 Patriot is nice too, mine weighed in at 3.44 lbs in an XL same as the Spies Rep.


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Arai Corsair.
Pricey, but your grey matter is worth it.

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Arai or Shoei. No doubt whatsoever. Keep your dome intact. Shoei saved my life when a cager tried to end it. Try them on and see what fits you better.


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Arai or Shoei. No doubt whatsoever. Keep your dome intact. Shoei saved my life when a cager tried to end it. Try them on and see what fits you better.


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I respect your opinion but that is all that it is...your opinion. All of the helmets being discussed here are built to DOT/Snell M2010 standards. To say that one helmet meeting the Snell standard offers better crash protection than another meeting the identical standard is purely subjective. There is no way it can be statistically proven therefore is only conjecture.

I've noticed that there seems to be a common misconception that the more you pay for a helmet the safer it is. Retail price of a helmet has more to do with sponsorship programs, advertising costs and gimicky racer replica paint jobs than it does with real safety. I feel just as safe wearing a Snell M2010 helmet costing $300 as I do with one costing 3 times that much and having a MotoGP star replica paint job.

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i know all u guys like the expensive light helmets and what not, but i had 2 hjc helmets, and i didnt really like them, weight and vision was okay, but aerodynamics were iffy... neck muscles got pretty big lol.. then i used a friends icon with the fin in the back and decided to go with icon. the airframe series are really nice and the have a nice feeling, but more of a grip on the top of your head... if that makes sense. i ended up going with an airmada helmet and i love it, minus it having a whistle when i ride, i am sending it back for a new one, hopefully just a defect. but it grips my whole head, is quiet and looks amazing. i also like how the visors have the side plates too. but like everyone says, all about what u like.
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oh and its super stable at high speeds, 100+
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@Kruz. I was stating my experience with my helmet. Not saying that it is far and above better because it cost more. It was an RF-1000 model and went down at over 100 after getting side swiped by a woman on her cell phone in a Mercedes. I was told that without the helmet I would have died after I woke up from a 5 day coma. The Shoei and Arai quality speaks for itself. They are light and feature a carbon Kevlar formula that stands up better than most. Oh and FYI there are only about 75 people in the world authorized to hand manufacture Arai helmets, regardless of the paint job or model. Shoei has also developed a new liner to ensure better safety for the rider. They cost more because of the technology and research involved.
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