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Old 06-17-2018, 06:26 PM   #1
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Long Oval Helmets

Need to replace my well aged Shark RSR2 Duhammel replica.
Looking for higher quality long oval helmets, and having a hard time finding much information about helmet shape.
I have been told that the Arai Signet-X and Vector2 are likely good choices. There has to be more out there. Webbikeworld has a chart but their "shape" listing isn't really helpful in my opinion. In most cases I am an XL, 61cm circumference.

I am interested in AGV, Shark, Arai, Shoei, Suomy, and possibly Bell or HJC. Who else has a big and long head?
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Need to replace my well aged Shark RSR2 Duhammel replica.
Looking for higher quality long oval helmets, and having a hard time finding much information about helmet shape.
I have been told that the Arai Signet-X and Vector2 are likely good choices. There has to be more out there. Webbikeworld has a chart but their "shape" listing isn't really helpful in my opinion. In most cases I am an XL, 61cm circumference.

I am interested in AGV, Shark, Arai, Shoei, Suomy, and possibly Bell or HJC. Who else has a big and long head?


Iíve never gotten a diagnosis on the shape of my head, but to me it oooks long and ovular, Iíve gone through AGV, Bell, Arai, Icon, and Shark. I liked both Bells I had the most, my next helmet will be a Bell. Best comfort, fit and wind noise reduction IMO
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What model Bell helmets fit best? Purchased locally?
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What model Bell helmets fit best? Purchased locally?

I liked the star, race star? I donít remember exactly what the model was I remember it was a high end ďStarĒ model
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Signet for me. In recent years I have tried Shoei, a couple of Shuberth, and a couple of Bell that were all marketed to the long oval head, but all of them were still too round.

I had previously tried a Shuberth years ago and I remembered it as being too narrow, but I have no clue what model.

I really was bummed about the Bell (Pro Star and Race Star) not fitting.
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I'm a small long-oval. Been through Shoei X-12, Arai Signet Q, LS2 Arrow, and Icon Airmada. My next will likely be a Signet X or Nexx XR2.
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Up until a few minutes ago I actually thought I was going to end up with the Signet X. But I went into motorcycles Unlimited and I have a bell star on order. The fit was pretty close to exactly what I needed
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Bell race star is definitely a long oval. As is all of their high-end helmets I do believe if not all of their helmets
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I love it, bought the Bell Star RSD Blast from Motorcycles Unlimited and it is a nearly perfect fit, though not broken in it is definitely snug almost every where, but not tight. Looks amazing, feels great...now I just need money for the transitions face shield!
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It looks like I'm a bit late, but I just wanted to point out that discontinued Bell Race Star helmets can be had for <$400 if you do some digging. I bought a Race Star RSD Chief a while back for $350. I couldn't be happier with it.
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I really wanted the MIPS as well, and didn't see them that cheap...yet. I cannot complain though, Motorcycles Unlimited took good care of me on price!
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