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Old 06-08-2014, 06:50 AM   #1
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what helmet???

So i hear shoei is all the rave, i have an hjc i bought it because i like the fact they have an instant sunglass thing that slides down..i don't believe any shoei but those ones
Whose whole front of the helmets open i think those are for cruisers.
So is shoei much better than hjc? I know they're more expensive? And is there shoei for sport bike riders that has the sunglasses thing? Cause those smoked screens wouldn't they make it hard to see at night?
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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What is best is dependent on what you value most.

Make sure it fits YOU well, has good ventilation, and meets all current standards.

Shoei's are great helmets, so are HJC.
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What shoei sunglass thing?
Hjc gets expensive too, 500s.
The smoke screen can be swapped out to clear ones. I think clear is standard n u have to pay for another one (smoke ~35).
At least both my shoei n icon were that way.
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Well i havent tried shoei is the thing, i heard theyre light though and high quality which makes me want one, and ventiliation is hard to test without using it riding. As for fit i havent tried them all on. Is hjc as high of a quality as shoei ? I know some of their helmets are snell approved as well. And some helmets have a button that brings down a sun visor built in your helmet but shoei only has it on the helmets that open and close showing your whole face not the solid ones. And the smoke screen do they make it hard to see at night? And d they block the sun well? Cause thats why i got hjc it has retractable sun visor built in made it very convenient.
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He is talking about the sunshade inside the helmet that comes down. Shoei doesn't offer that. There is no 'best' helmet company, they are all different designs and fit everyone differently. I have never thought shoei to be worth the money, arai is better. I prefer suomy and hjc but that's just me.
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Well i havent tried shoei is the thing, i heard theyre light though and high quality which makes me want one, and ventiliation is hard to test without using it riding. As for fit i havent tried them all on. Is hjc as high of a quality as shoei ? I know some of their helmets are snell approved as well. And some helmets have a button that brings down a sun visor built in your helmet but shoei only has it on the helmets that open and close showing your whole face not the solid ones. And the smoke screen do they make it hard to see at night? And d they block the sun well? Cause thats why i got hjc it has retractable sun visor built in made it very convenient.
Shoei is a "better" helmet than HJC in my opinion, for my head. Arai is of course outstanding. Scorpion offers the flip down sun visor as well and is a decent quality helmet that can be found fairly inexpensive.

A smoked screen will make if a little harder to use at night. I would recommend sunglasses in the helmet with a clear shield. If you wear polarized glasses and the windscreen, you will get some odd optical effects off of tires and other items, but your sight is fine.

Here is a link to the Scorpion with the flip down sunscreen. I have one and it is OK, not as good as a shoei IMHO, but not bad. I bought mine for about $60 on close out. It was the EXO 1000.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...XO-500+Helmets

close out link on the 1000's

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...oseout+Helmets

At that price, it's worth trying to get one to see if you like it, if not, you can sell it on for the same price.

The ONLY helmet I tell others to stay away from is ICON. Just my opinion, they are .
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Shoei does offer flip down inner visors, they're pretty new, I think...

http://www.shoei-helmets.com/Helmet....T-Air&h=22&t=1

http://www.shoei-helmets.com/Helmet....eotec&h=21&t=1

Note that the NeoTech is a modular helmet meaning, I believe, that the whole front of the helmet flips up so that it's like an open face/full face hybrid (popular among touring folks)
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Just bought a Nolan N104. I couldn't reccomend it more. I bought it online for a couple hundred cheaper than Honda NW as well. If you're sreiously interested then I'll find the link.
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Shoei does offer flip down inner visors, they're pretty new, I think...

http://www.shoei-helmets.com/Helmet....T-Air&h=22&t=1

http://www.shoei-helmets.com/Helmet....eotec&h=21&t=1

Note that the NeoTech is a modular helmet meaning, I believe, that the whole front of the helmet flips up so that it's like an open face/full face hybrid (popular among touring folks)
Wow thats exactly what i wanted the gt air doesnt do the whole open face thing! Thanks bumblebee! Yeah i really like the idea of that windscreen...even my odometer screen has a huge glare so on the go i cant just put on sunglasses without stopping so i wanted a helmet with that!
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I have 2 helmets with flip down inner visors. A scorpion exo 1000 and an AGV.
Like em both a lot. Very convenient, especially since I wear glasses which makes wearing sunglasses a problem.
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Shoie rf-1100 best helmet I've ever worn. I switch clear n dark shield from day to night n about to buy the auto darkening shield.
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I just bought an HJC CL-16 for ~$80 shipped new and also a tinted visor for it. It's DOT and SNELL certified. Great air flow. I have a Shoei RF-1000 and it really doesn't have as much air flow as the HJC, but is lighter. Both helmets have the same certifications, the differences are in the prices and design/materials.
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I have the Shoei GT-Air, its pretty nice and DOT approved but not Snell and it has the flip down inner visors (why I bought it). Hated getting caught at night with a tinted visor.
Now my Shoei RF-1100 fits better better, that being said I'd like to try the RF-1200.

But like others have said, try them all out, all heads are not shaped alike.
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I have the Shoei GT-Air, its pretty nice and DOT approved but not Snell and it has the flip down inner visors (why I bought it). Hated getting caught at night with a tinted visor.
Now my Shoei RF-1100 fits better better, that being said I'd like to try the RF-1200.

But like others have said, try them all out, all heads are not shaped alike.
Yep..that's what i was thinking so good to have that instant eye protection and thats exactly why i wanted one..i think hjc has one approved by both didn't know the gt air wasn't but how do you like the vents on it compared to the other shoei?
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Shoie rf-1100 best helmet I've ever worn. I switch clear n dark shield from day to night n about to buy the auto darkening shield.
Same here. I own the same helmet, very satisfied.
I'm using the half tinted shield for day and night, makes it way easier.
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I'm a shoei fan. I don't mind paying for a helmet
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What about Bell and the transition shield?
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We are sponsored by Shiro, a Spanish brand, distributed by Fulmer helmets, the oldest helmet company in continuous operation.

I've crashed very, very hard in it...no loss of consciousness. My son too, not so hard. both times they held up well. They are Euro approved, exceeding Snell certs, and they are kinda midway from a base HJC and a Shoei.

I've ridden with all types of helmets. The Shiro fits me great and it is the first helmet that fits in a way I can look through corners (basically looking up).

Some say these suck. Don't know why. our whole race team was excited to get some free helmets. But after half a season we are all actually loving the Shiros.

This one... http://www.fulmerhelmets.com/helmets...ull-face-7000/

http://www.motorcyclepowersportsnews...ce_helmet.aspx
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