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    What kind of helmets do you guys wear?

    I have an old crappy helmet and I'll be buying a new one this week.

    What kind of helmet do you guys wear? Mainly talking style, not specific type.


    I was thinking an adventure style helmet would fit the FZ look.

    Was looking at the bell MX-9, or something along those lines.


    Just looking for ideas.

    Was thinking matte black with gold visor for a Rapid red with gold levers (and shocks of course).

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    Scorpion evo r710 if I am not mistaken


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    I was using my Icon Variant, but I've now switched to my new Shoei GT-Air. I still like the Variant, but I find it pulls a lot more in the wind. And the GT-Air has a sweet sun visor built in.
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    I've just gone to a conventional fullface after years of flipfronts. Safari so likee.
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    I have a couple DOT & Snell full face helmets for the FZ-09. A HJC CL-17 & my older HJC CL-SP Pheonix, + a few different shields, clear, dark smoke, etc.

    I also have a Fly Trekker Dual Sport hemlet (DOT & ECE certified) that I mainly wear when on the DR650SE. I have worn it on the FZ-09 and it works just fine around town, but the visor does catch the air on the highway. I do find it helps if the helmet visor is moved all the way forward and you don't wear it like you are riding an MX bike.

    If you want a helmet with a visor, just make sure it isn't positioned like a sail like this one, or you will need a neck brace, lol.

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    I find the visor to be handy in the early morning and evening to block the sun light. I know there are helmets that have internal flip down shades, but from what I have seen all those ones are only DOT certified. I have never seen one that is Snell certified, but I would feel better if there is one that is DOT & ECE certified. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like a helmet that is DOT certified only.
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    Just recently pulled the trigger on a deeply discounted shoei GT-Air.... my oh my, the days of me owning cheap helmets are over.
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    For 30 years I bought $200 to $350 helmets from AGV's back in 70's and 80's...and then Bell helmets 80's and 90" and then Shoei helmets in the 2000's and finally a Shoei Quest a few years ago. THEN I bought a Schuberth C3-PRO. Game over. The Schuberth is the nicest quality, best fitting and the QUIETEST helmet I ever owned. I'll never buy anything else.
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    I have an RPHA 10 Pro. Actually managed to snag it brand new at a heavy discount for less than $300 as a show of good faith from a retailer after they had a mix-up with an order I'd placed. Fantastic helmet for the price. It has great fit, is fairly light, very comfortable, good air flow and relatively quiet. The pinlock is a nice touch, as is the quick release visor feature if you keep an extra tinted visor in a tank bag and swap depending on how bright it is, or if you get caught out late and need to swap back to a clear visor to ride after the sun goes down
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    i usually stick with full face helmets. Haven't tried anything else and don't really plan too on account that i like my face how it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CD599 View Post
    For 30 years I bought $200 to $350 helmets from AGV's back in 70's and 80's...and then Bell helmets 80's and 90" and then Shoei helmets in the 2000's and finally a Shoei Quest a few years ago. THEN I bought a Schuberth C3-PRO. Game over. The Schuberth is the nicest quality, best fitting and the QUIETEST helmet I ever owned. I'll never buy anything else.
    Only problem with Schuberth is that you cannot wash the guts of the helmet, other than that, I heard 100% positive reviews about that helmet.
    Also, it comes under 3.5lbs for a modular with visor (IIRC) is just amazing.


    OP:
    Choosing a helmet depends on your riding style and where you ride.
    I wear Full-faced helmet, when I go longer rides(longer than 100 miles or lot of highway miles), weekend rides, track day, touring etc.
    I wear modular when I have to go in stop and go traffic, rain, nearby stores, where I can just flip my jaw thingy on the helmet and drop the visor if needed. It is helpful in stores when I pickup something (food or dry cleaners etc.), I don't need to remove the helmet, even though I have quick release.

    If you want full face, the first GT-air, Quest HJC's RPHA or Variant are one of the best options, you could never go wrong with them.

    Try fort-nine channel on YT, he have some good videos on comparing the helmets.
    Also, if you like a helmet look up that model in revzilla, it describes in detail about the helmet, also, display the weight, which is also a cruicial one.

    TIP: try to get the one with build in sun-visor (dropdown model), so, you don't need to carry sunglasses or different tinted visors..!
    If you want to have the latest model helmet, look for "Best helmets <current year>", if you want best but cheaper price, search for "Best helmets <Current year - 1 or 2>"
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