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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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My new lid!

Finally found a helmet I liked enough to replace my old, worn out, loose fitting lid. The showa now becomes a relic for the office and is replaced with my first Suomy helmet. The Suomy is significantly lighter but I haven't ridden with it yet to determine things like wind noise, buffetting etc.

Here is the style because I am too lazy to take actual pics:

Suomy Vandal Itallia Matt (It should be Matte, no?)

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-27-2008, 08:57 PM
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that's a good looking helmet, Rob. I'm currently in the market for one myself, I'm fancying a Sumoy or a custom painted Arai RX-7 to match my F4, but I don't know any good custom helmet guys in the United States (anyone?), so I might just grab a Colin Edwards black replica....
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Custom guys, Airtrix and Troy lee sping to mind, but I am sure they are big bucks!
Suomy had a few new styles which where pretty nice. I was looking for something a bit more sedate since most of the current styles are a bit over the top for my tastes. I like the Arai flag italy but I didn't like the shape of the shell. It took me a long time to get this one (2 years) and I was basically riding around in a dangerously bad fitting helmet!
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 06:10 AM
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Hey Rob..

Great choice of lid.. I have the same model that I use when on my KTM..

I bought it off ebay for £100 approx ( but I know they are a lot more) and I'm well pleased with the quality and fit.. It's also, a reasonably quiet lid compared to other more expensive helmets..
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 08:24 AM
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very nice lid man, im in the market to get a new lid too, i wanted to get the suomy capirossi replica, but in australia, no one wants to stock suomy for some reason. bummer for me, but great for you guys around the world

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I just got this Suomy Extreme Spec 1R Italia. Really happy since it kind of matches my white F4. Having had Shoei's before, the Suomy is really light. The only drawback is changing the visor takes a bit more time than the Shoei's, but the overall finish is better in my opinion because they have 2 clip on pieces that over up the visor gears.

Haven't ridden with it because I don't have my bike back yet but I'll report back once I do.








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Very nice, good choice!

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 11:31 AM
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Hey Rob

Nice choice. I bought the Vandal Cult about 2 months ago. Got a killer deal, $177 shipped. Anyway, my opinion about the Vandal:
  • Quite noisy, I ride with earplugs so tolerable
    • I'm comparing to my other helmets
      • Arai Corsair RX-7
      • AGV Ti-Tech (Nice and tight, quiet)
      • X-lite X-801R (Very nice, quiet, heavier than the others)
      • Vemar VSREV Italy (Haven't used this one yet)
  • Fit is great, at least for my noggin
  • Sits high on the head so my eyes are right in the middle of the visor.
  • Not a big fan of the plastic strap release
Taking it to the track in 2 weeks, so I'll post how it does. I'm also taking the X-lite for comparison.
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Well, after riding with the Suomy, here are my thoughts:

Compared to my Shoei X-11, it's quite noisy, but better ventilated, quite a bit lighter, and has better a better finished quality due to the fact it has 2 cover pieces on each side that cover up the visor mechanisms - unlike Shoei's. I went a size up to XL from my normal L on Shoei's and Arais and it fits perfectly. Well worth the $475.

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I truely admire you guys

I would never buy a lid without first trying it on

I take it all purchases via internet are refundable if an incorrect fit


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