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Old 06-03-2009, 08:23 PM   #41
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FYI....if you plan to do any high speed racing, I wouldn't recommend the SUOMY. Don't get me wrong I loved the helmet (light, fit great, graphics were nice) but over 165+ mph the shield covers vibrate. At 180+ I've had a couple of them come loose and rip off. They aren't cheap to replace so I'd think twice about buying one again. I've since switched back to a SHOEI and LOVE it...
only problem i ever had was that i got mad lift from it. anything over 90 and it was tugging on the strap. and yes it fight me right so dont say wear a helmet that fits. like you said though nice helmets but the parts are expensive. 109 bucks for a shield. eek
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:34 PM   #42
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I have owned or worn every top end helmet out there, past and present. Suomy is among the very best you can buy. They do not buffett, shields have locka so they dont fly up, optics are great, shell is light, and venting is superb. Any well ventilated helmet is going to be noisy, that is the trade off for air flow. There is a reason racers wear earplugs.

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mine is really windy, yah you can wear earplugs but its still really loud

i wore it one session at msrh, and put it back in the bag as soon as i got to the paddock

probably doesnt help that my chin is right on the chinguard...guess my head shape isnt the suomy kind of head shape
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they just have a wierd shape. i get the same thing from the arai helmets too.
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they just have a wierd shape. i get the same thing from the arai helmets too.
Quality race helmets are not designed to fit bucket heads.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:05 PM   #46
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my arai corsair hayes replica is surprisingly not that loud and air flow is great...suomy look to have similar vents...but yes ear plugs ftw
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Quality race helmets are not designed to fit bucket heads.
pffffft. they are made for people with basketball heads. lol. what kinda helmet you got again? jk. thats why i wear a shoei or and agv.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:45 PM   #48
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they just have a wierd shape. i get the same thing from the arai helmets too.
They do have a weird shape. It's strange that you'd have the same experience with Arai, because unlike Suomy, Arai has three (3) head forms:

1) Wide and short
2) narrow and long
3) Basically round

Generally, each different Arai model has a one of the three above shapes. Try on the different models at a dealer that actually has a clue, and see what head shape you have. Arai actually trains dealers to measure each customer's head, and identify (roughly) by sight, in order to match them with the proper Arai helmet.

Because of this and the build quality, etc., I consider Arai to be the best in the world, with Shoei a very close second, and Suomy, AGV, etc. a very respectable third. After that comes HJC, KBC. Still good helmets, if not a bit heavy. After that come ICON, Scorpion, etc.

Just my experience as a former dealer....
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shoei's fit me good out of the box. agv's the same thing. and although kinda cheap i love my kbc force rr. its heavy but i wear it more than any other helmet and ive had lots of them.
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my arai profile is a perfect fit. i want to try the corsair next
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my arai profile is a perfect fit. i want to try the corsair next
The Corsair probably won't fit your head shape, especially if the Profile does. The Corsair is for round and short, whereas the Profile is long and narrow.

My head is long and narrow, but I still wear a Corsair... only because it has great ventilation. So you can still wear it, but it won't be as comfy as the Profile.

I wonder why Arai can't make a long and narrow version of the Corsair? It sucks that we have to go to the Profile, which has less venting.
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Over the past 25 years, I've worn every major brand of helmet made for street and racing, the Suomy is a very high quality helmet. I still have one that I use for a backup to my Arai.

+1 to the Arai post too- they have several head shapes to fit, that's why they don't like to have folks buy on the 'net, it's always best to get them from a vendor so you can try them on.

The Suomy is a bit loud because of the ventilation, ear plugs fix this every time. Besides, if you're riding without ear plugs you should really try them. Makes a world of difference for rider fatigue.

I don't have any issues with buffeting or helmet movement with my Suomy, and I daresay it's almost as comfortable as my Arai's have been.

See Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited, he'll hook you up with one that fits right
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lol gixxergirl you're crazy. Yea, go with the first helmet or the bostrom or better yet go with the gambler
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It sucks that we have to go to the Profile, which has less venting.
this is my only gripe
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FYI....if you plan to do any high speed racing, I wouldn't recommend the SUOMY. Don't get me wrong I loved the helmet (light, fit great, graphics were nice) but over 165+ mph the shield covers vibrate. At 180+ I've had a couple of them come loose and rip off. They aren't cheap to replace so I'd think twice about buying one again. I've since switched back to a SHOEI and LOVE it...
Never had this issue even at crazy prolonged speeds with the Spec 1R extreme. Great helmet. Light and no lift. Just loud....
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