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Old 05-19-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Need Help/Opinions on these 3 helmets!!!...

I am planning on buying a new helmet in the next month or so...i just got promoted and a nice fatter paycheck twice a month so i am going to treat myself to a verrry nice helmet...

i have narrowed it down to these three choices...

Shark RSR2
Shoei X-Eleven
AGV GP Tech

They have all gotten rave reviews but i am not sure which to get.... I know the Shark is the lightest one of the three but i dont like the styling as much as the other two plus i heard that the big top vent feels slightly flimsy. The Shoei is the one i that more people have than the other two and that parts are more readily available and the faceshield locks better. And the AGV looks the best and vents really well is also Rossi's helmet of choice...
Now i did want to try all three of them on before i buy, but the only one i could find in a shop was the X-Eleven and i couldnt find an x-small to see how one of those fits...the guy at Cycle Gear told me that even though a small seems to fit me it might be wise to try an x-small just in case...but he didnt have any. And i called a lot of places and nowhere had the shark or the agv and they told me they could order it...but that would mean i have to pay for it, which i dont want to do.

So help and opinions would be mucho appreciated. Do any of you have these helmets or know of anywhere that does so i can try them on before i buy.

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well i have an AGV gp tech rossi replica. fit is soooooo nice. vents super and is lighter than any helmet ive ever owned. carbon/kevlar FTMFW. if you decide on the agv gp tech order one size bigger. i wear a large in everything and had to order an xl. everyone has an x11. get the agv. you wont be dissappointed. and i have owned shoei's so i have room to speak.
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well i have an AGV gp tech rossi replica. fit is soooooo nice. vents super and is lighter than any helmet ive ever owned. carbon/kevlar FTMFW. if you decide on the agv gp tech order one size bigger. i wear a large in everything and had to order an xl. everyone has an x11. get the agv. you wont be dissappointed. and i have owned shoei's so i have room to speak.
there is a reason for that.

i have yet to find anyone with a rf1000 or a x-11 dissapointed in their helmet,
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and i never said they were a bad helmet. ive had 3 rf1000s and i loved them. but for the money you will be spending you could get something more exclusive in terms of designs. will i buy another shoei? right i will.
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there is a reason for that.

i have yet to find anyone with a rf1000 or a x-11 dissapointed in their helmet,
I agree with Pyro
Wouldn't trade my X-11 for any other helmet out there.
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and i never said they were a bad helmet. ive had 3 rf1000s and i loved them. but for the money you will be spending you could get something more exclusive in terms of designs. will i buy another shoei? right i will.
true. i dunno, i never really gave a about what designs were on my helmet, more concerned about getting something that will do it's job in a crash.

i can't speak for shark or agv as i have never owned neither, but i have had 3 shoei rf-1000's and i love them. they are the most comfortable helmets I have worn. but i am sure shark and agv are likely just as good.
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Have both, the X-11 and the Shark RSR2. Love them both. The Shark is a little quieter than the Shoei, ventilation is good. The inner liner is nice...feels plush. The draw back to the Shark, for me, my peripheral vision is shortened a bit, can't see too well.
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that is the only complaint i have and the only complaint i have heard about shoei helmets is the wind noise. my exo1000 is much quieter than the rf1000 but nowhere near as comfortable.
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only thing i ever changed on my shoei's were the cheek pads to bigger ones. as far as noise goes i usually ride with headphones so the noise aint that bad. my suomy now thats a loud helmet. on my agv i had to roll the dice. no one carries them and if they do it was the base model ones. heard sharks were nice but they remind me of the cartoon snorks

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Owned a shark, was a good helmet durable as **** comfy not a lot of unwanted road noise. now I own an Arai so
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If yall havent owned all or some of these helmets then why suggest one over the other? I never uderstood that. You recommend something over another but you have never used the other?
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If yall havent owned all or some of these helmets then why suggest one over the other? I never uderstood that. You recommend something over another but you have never used the other?
only spoke of the shark I owned, and said I love my arai they are good helmets never said anything bout the others.
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arai is what the "cool guy's" wear .






well , atleast thats what i wear .
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hmmm...a lot to think about...but does anyone know where i could try on an agv gp tech or a shark rsr2....cause its like youve said...get what fits me best, but i cant find anywhere that has them!!!

and to philly- is the agv quiet?
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Shark RSR2.........I own a rsx and love it. Shark is the shiat....
I made a write up of it in the section, check it out. The rsr2 fit the same as the rsx. if you want to try mine on you are more than wlecome. hit me up


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If yall havent owned all or some of these helmets then why suggest one over the other? I never uderstood that. You recommend something over another but you have never used the other?

gave my suggestion on the shoe and gp tech only and that the shark looks like a SNORK. lol


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hmmm...a lot to think about...but does anyone know where i could try on an agv gp tech or a shark rsr2....cause its like youve said...get what fits me best, but i cant find anywhere that has them!!!

and to philly- is the agv quiet?

its a considerably more quiet than the shoei. the AGV's ear pockets are padded so when you but the helmet on its like laying on a pillow.the pockets arent deep so that padding muffles the noise.
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Ok...let me clatify what I meant. If you have owned a couple of them then I would say thats good enough. At least you can compare the 2. But to say, "I own a Shoei X11, I have never owned any other brand, but Shoei is the best, get the shoei." That is silly. Other helmet companies aren't still in business because thier helmets suck.

I have owned Arai, Suomy, GMax and Shoei. I didnt weigh in, because I havent owned a Shark or AGV.

, if I didnt want to practice any restraint I'd say get the Arai, best helmet I ever owned. But he didn't ask that.

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Ok...let me clatify what I meant. If you have owned a couple of them then I would say thats good enough. At least you can compare the 2. But to say, "I own a Shoei X11, I have never owned any other brand, but Shoei is the best, get the shoei." That is silly. Other helmet companies aren't still in business because thier helmets suck.

I have owned Arai, Suomy, GMax and Shoei. I didnt weigh in, because I havent owned a Shark or AGV.

, if I didnt want to practice any restraint I'd say get the Arai, best helmet I ever owned. But he didn't ask that.

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ultimately it will be up to how your head fits inside the helmet. if you have a little bit of time you can get cycle gear to order you an agv and a shark. they will refund you teh money if you dont like the way they feel. plus you have 7 days to return it if you do like it then decide against it. ordered an overly priced agv visor from them and wasnt what i wanted. they let me order another one and swap it out no prob. good company to deal with in terms of helmets
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