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Hey everyone,

I'm curious about what brand of lid you are using. Coming from a FZ6R with a fairing and screen, I can feel a good difference with the way my helmet cut through the air. When I first bought the 6R I go the AGV X-R2. It was a great helmet, fit perfect for me but didn't have enough ventilation for the summer time here in Florida. Then I bought the Bell Vortex. The helmet is a bit wider, more oval shape. Been a great helmet but after a full 2 years of riding (24 months here... +/- 30K miles) the interior padding are starting to be too soft. When i ride I can almost feel the visor pushing on my sunglass and getting that gap behind my head. Unless my head lost weight... the pads are done! LOL

I think the more upright and no wind protection might need a different helmet? I like the Bell transition visor that I have... but won't be a deal breaker. The obvious upgrade would be the Bell RS-1 for me but first I like to know about what you guys are using.

Thanks!
 

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I like Shoei's, their shell shape fits me well, an intermediate oval profile. When I pick up my bike I'm probably gonna get a GT Air. They are a bit pricey but I think it's worth the money just for it to fit well. Most of the cheaper lids I've tried are too round and put a lot of pressure on my forehead.
 

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Bell rs1, decent helmet for the price. Has a good aerodynamic shape. Also have arai profile that I have been wearing lately in the cold since it fits closer to my chin and keeps the chill out a little better.
 

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I used to have an Arai Corsair-V then got the Shoei RF-1100. Was riding a Honda 929 and HD Iron 883 before. The Shoei for me was definitely more aerodynamic as my head didn't move around so much when being buffeted by the wind.
 

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HJC.. RPH10 Ben Spies replica helmet...
 
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i use a Joe Rocket HARDCORE CANADIAN HELMET RKT 1000 . With a clear shield they fit really good on my big melon and are very quiet .. with red graffiti to match my Rapid Red bike HCC_helmet_red_front.jpg HCC_helmet_red_back.jpg
 

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I know I shouldn't still be rocking it but it has nothing wrong with it. An old Shoei Z-two. I'll be upgrading to the RF-1200 soon. Tried one on recently and it was heavenly.
 

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Hey everyone,

I'm curious about what brand of lid you are using. Coming from a FZ6R with a fairing and screen, I can feel a good difference with the way my helmet cut through the air. When I first bought the 6R I go the AGV X-R2. It was a great helmet, fit perfect for me but didn't have enough ventilation for the summer time here in Florida. Then I bought the Bell Vortex. The helmet is a bit wider, more oval shape. Been a great helmet but after a full 2 years of riding (24 months here... +/- 30K miles) the interior padding are starting to be too soft. When i ride I can almost feel the visor pushing on my sunglass and getting that gap behind my head. Unless my head lost weight... the pads are done! LOL

I think the more upright and no wind protection might need a different helmet? I like the Bell transition visor that I have... but won't be a deal breaker. The obvious upgrade would be the Bell RS-1 for me but first I like to know about what you guys are using.

Thanks!
Bell RS-1 Steampunk.



It's quite light & good ventilation... but that comes with a price (a little noisy).
I wear earplugs regardless and usually have my Sena on with music so it doesn't bother me one bit.
 

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HJC CS-R2.
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I crashed hard in a HJC 14 years ago and ruined the helmet but not my head.
Bought a new one as soon as I got home. =)
{Trivia: HLC makes Joe Rocket helmets.}
 

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Nolan N-104, matte gunmetal


love this helmet, flip down sun visor, modular helmet, very comfy and quiet, pin lock visor...no more fogging, and euro chin strap
 

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