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Old 08-12-2007, 01:57 AM   #1
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Birthday Gear

Yay. It's that time of the year where you get free things from your parents.

First off I plan on getting the Alpinestar stunt shoes, because I need some foot protection.

Secondly, and the reason I made this thread was because I plan on getting a new helmet.

I've been trying to lean towards Shoei, Arai, or Suomy but I found this Icon helmet that I really like.

ICON20Alliance20SS20Battlecry20Full Face20Motorcycle20Helmet20SIL 310x310

Do you guys think this would be a good helmet? I've heard that Icons are heavy and what not but other than that does anyone own it?

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Old 08-12-2007, 02:03 AM   #2
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i own this helmet. its an icon mainframe. i like the fit. i wear it every other day. cant complain
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Old 08-12-2007, 03:12 AM   #4
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Sweet. I should probably go try it on before I buy it though.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:43 AM   #5
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Get one of the big 3 if someone else is buying it for you. My shoei RF-1000 is like a night and day diff vs my KBC VR1, which was rated as a good helmet. It's soooo much lighter, ventilation is better, and wind buffeting is non-existant.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:17 AM   #6
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i have a icon mainframe, and it's heavy as compared to my vr-1 and my older shoei z-ii, i just have it cuz i got it for $30 and know it will see pavement.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:24 AM   #9
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Get one of the big 3 if someone else is buying it for you. My shoei RF-1000 is like a night and day diff vs my KBC VR1, which was rated as a good helmet. It's soooo much lighter, ventilation is better, and wind buffeting is non-existant.

Which one has better ventilation, weight etc?
I have a KBC VR2 and it feel great to me. It fits well, the lining is nice, it's lighter and compared to my Shoei it seems to have less buffeting and drag.
Of course this is gonna vary from rider and bike. It's all opinion, but the main thing is comfort, then style. All the rest is opinion since they ALL have to meet the same specs.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:42 AM   #10
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also, features....like removeable liners, easy to replace face shields, and so on and so forth...
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I'm gonna go try them on right now.
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:33 PM   #12
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Ok so I ended up putting this helmet on hold;

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Old 08-12-2007, 06:51 PM   #16
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Well the helmet I'm using right now isn't mine. I've basically been bumming helmets for the past 4 months. :eh:
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