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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-30-2016, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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which helmet? noooo not again

guys

another helmet thread.....
time for a new helmet but what... i know i have to try the helmet first but i m curious what everyone has. not really lookin for special color because i already send a design to a helmet painter.
i m lookin for 1: a helmet that is fit to have for a naked bike, for example the agv pista is really good lookin but im not valentino rossi...
2: not too noisy...

currently i have an agv stealth, already for several years but in the morning when i go to work a 4.30 i feel the cold wind too much in my face, even my eyes get wet , cry baby cry

arai and hjc really don't fit so that is obviously off the table.
when surfing the net i saw the new bell helmets (star) and the icon (airframe or airmada) don't know the fit but are they interesting for a naked?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-01-2016, 12:46 AM
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Really liked the new Bell I tried on at the excel show in the uk and may well get when they launch then (June or July they said )

I have a Shark Race r pro that was 1/2 price as last years colours and that's really good at keeping the wind from the inside of your helmet out ! Has a nifty skirt round the chin and the visor us really solid
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Shoei NXR, light, comfortable and quiet.

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Why would there be a difference in style whether the helmet was for you riding a fully-faired sport-bike or a naked bike?

I mean, you aren't riding motocross!

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The more bits and bobs that stick off a helmet, the noisier it will be.

Wind noise is the thing that will wear you out and cause deafness.

Wear ear-plugs ALWAYS when riding.

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The more bits and bobs that stick off a helmet, the noisier it will be.
Yep, things like vents, especially if poorly designed and positioned, side pods and especially the barnacle that's part of Bluetooth headsets. Recently purchased a Shoei GT Air and installed a Sena 10U headset (all parts are within the helmet shell). Wind noise isn't just a product of the helmet though, but also the fairing and your position relative to it, so rider height and stance can make a difference on the same bike.

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Wind noise is the thing that will wear you out and cause deafness.

Wear ear-plugs ALWAYS when riding.
Couldn't agree more.

If I could roll back the years I would, been riding since the 70s, long before earplugs were considered a good idea. I have some minor deafness (my wife would disagree about the minor bit but it's a useful excuse sometimes) and tinnitus. I've been wearing ear-plugs since the 90s and will hopefully not see this getting much worse. The difference ear-plugs makes to fatigue on a long day in the saddle is significant.

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I have a Shark Race R pro carbon, nearly 1/2 price in the sale last year. Really light and very good at high speed without a fairing

I always wear ear plugs too, a bit lite in realising to be honest, im already partially deaf and only 46 ....didnt bother with them for the first 25 years or so ...

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okay, first i also wear ear plugs so thats 1 good point for me
i bought a new helmet 2 months ago, here in belgium not every shop allows you to test ride the helmet. i am rather a shy person so i look for info on the net then i go to the shop, i got the suomy sr sport.
the fit is really great which is actually the only thing that matters. my first short ride didnt had my ear plugs in, first reaction, damn this is one noisy helmet!! it was an evening ride and immediatley i felt the cold wind going under the helmet straight to my eyes, the helmet has a chin curtain and except for the ear plugs i always were a balaclava. second ride, i had my earplugs in but it is still noisy, too noisy. i have two diffrent ear plugs, one from alpine motosafe and a bag full of cheap classic ear plugs.
i'm searching (found 2) for shops that allows a ride with the helmet you want to buy. i'll keep you updated with the result. (agv, shoei, icon or arai)
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Bought this as a xmas present to my self, if only the winter could be over soon...
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Shoei NXR, light, comfortable and quiet.
Shoei NXR, seconded. Very good, and not as "race orientated" as the X-Spirit 3.
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