Ralphie
 
 
 
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    November 18, 2011
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    August 2, 2016
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Kabuto Kamui Helmet - Solid With its integrated inner sun shade, the Kabuto Kamui is a compact and lightweight sport touring full face helmet. And because it shares its DNA with the FF-5V, the Wake Stabilizer and fully removable and washable CoolMax interior are standard. Other features are an included Pinlock anti-fog lens insert, quick release retention buckle, and trim that allows for smooth removal of the helmet. Features: Two (2) shell sizes Compact and lightweight thermo plastic shell (T.P.S.) Dual density impact absorption liner Wake stabilizer controls airflow around the helmet Head (H.V.), Rear (R.V.), and Chin (C.V.) ventilation systems Eyeglass friendly cheek pads Inner flip sunshade Pinlock-ready anti-fog face shield insert lens included CoolMax fully detachable and washable interior pads, cheek pads and chinstrap covers Quick release buckle system Meets and exceeds ECE and D.O.T. standards (2XL is D.O.T. certified only)
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good for the Price Point
PostedAugust 2, 2016
Customer avatar
Ralphie
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I primarily use Schuberth, Shoei and Arai helmets. I grabbed this Kabuto helmet for a passenger who rarely rides and it did not make sense to get a more expensive helmet for them.
I read a few reviews from reputable places which praised the quality of the helmet in general and liner specifically. While this is a very good helmet with many nice features like internal sun shade and pinlock it is a nice helmet at this price point. Though good, the quality of the liner is very far from what you would get with Shoei or Schubert and even Arai.
I am a fan of a ratchet chin strap closure vs. a D-ring closure. This ratchet chin strap is different than what you get with Nolan or Schuberth. It is more difficult to use. Like most things you get used to it but it is not as easy as others who use this type of system with better implementation.
At the price point it is a good lid. I was choosing between this and a Nolan on sale or clearance. If I were to do it again I'd probably grab a Nolan on sale. I even like the Scorpion models better. If you have the funds I'd really recommend paying up for a Schuberth, Shoei or Arai. I'm not sure it is worth the big price increase for those models but when I'm in the saddle for long periods of time I really appreciate the high quality liner materials the premium brand offer that you don't get with the less expensive brands.
This is a nice helmet but paying more definitely gets you more.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Cardo Scala Rider PackTalk / SmartPack Audio Kit The Cardo PackTalk / SmartPack Audio Kit allows you to mount your PackTalk or SmartPack headset to another helmet. Includes both hybrid and corded microphones.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Expensive but less than a complete headset.
PostedAugust 2, 2016
Customer avatar
Ralphie
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have a few extra helmets and wanted to grab a couple of extra mounts so that I could swap the Packtalk unit from helmet to helmet without doing a complete install each time I wanted to use a different helmet.
Though the cost of these kits are less than buying a complete headset it feels expensive for what it is. The speakers do not appear to be as large or provide the same sound quality as the speakers that came with the Packtalk headsets. They are okay but not as good.
This does allow me to use the Packtalk unit on extra helmets but the speaker quality is not as good as the original speakers and it feels a bit spendy for a metal clamp, low quality speakers and a couple of microphones.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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S100 Total Cycle Cleaner Spray If you've been cleaning your motorcycle with a a bucket of car suds or a quick detailer, chances are you been missing the most important and threatened places on your bikethose hidden nooks and crannies where dirt can hide. Why isn't that ok Dirt traps moisture and the moisture can't dry out. The result is corrosion, rust and tarnish and you can't even see it happening. S100 Total Cycle Cleaner works differently by creeping to find the hidden soils you can't see, then penetrating and loosening them so a sharp stream of water can remove them. The result is a bike that is clean everywhere, not just where can see. Simply put, it's better for your bike. Features: Advanced motorcycle cleaner removes dirt, chain lube, road grit Will not harm finish Simply spray-on and hose-off
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Useful Cleaning Aid
PostedMay 26, 2015
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Ralphie
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I've used S100 for many years. It never makes the job as easy as the advertisements claim but it does help make cleaning easier. Especially the harder to reach areas.
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Schuberth C3 Pro Classic Helmet The Rolls Royce of motorcycle helmets, the Schuberth C3 Pro has been designed to improve on the original C3, which was already one of the quietest and most technologically advanced helmets to date. The rear spoiler, which has been optimized during extensive wind tunnel testing, turns the C3 Pro into a real sport helmet, demonstrating outstanding aerodynamic properties at high speeds in excess of 100 mph. With its enhanced aeroacoustics of 82 dB(A) at 100 km/h the C3 Pro is one of the quietest helmets in the world. The C3 Pro is also prepared to accept the integrated Schuberth SRC System , the C3 Pro also incorporates two integrated antennas for increased Bluetooth range and better FM radio reception. The inner lining is made of carefully selected materials such as COOLMAX, Interpower and Thermocool and has been extensively re-shaped and redesigned setting high benchmarks with respect to comfort. Features: The shell is aerodynamically tuned, providing more downforce and reducing buffeting Interior helmet sound levels have been reduced to 82 dB(A) at 60 mph C3 84 dB(A) Interior liner has been designed with fewer seams and a more universal interior fit Improved EPS with integrated antennas for SRC-System which improves radio and Bluetooth range Micro-lock ratchet chin strap Large reflective panels on neckroll Improved faceshield ratchet mechanism Integrated sun visor Acoustics: A quiet helmet means active safety for the motorcyclist. This permits the rider to concentrate on riding particularly at higher speeds. Many hours in the Schuberth acoustics wind tunnel have ensured that the C3 Pro is as quiet as Schuberth could make it. The comprehensive acoustics package with optimized helmet shell, wind deflector and ergonomic shape of the neck padding make the C3 Pro at 82 dBA one of the quietest helmets on the market. Acoustics package makes helmet quiet Installation of a wind deflector further improves aeroacoustics Only 82dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with naked bikes) Outer Shell: The outer shell of the Schuberth C3 Pro is offered in two helmet shell sizes and combines an aerodynamically optimal shape with excellent protection. It is manufactured using Schuberth's typical compression molding process and thus permits great stability and a low weight. Shell material: S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber Helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight Glass fiber with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at high pressure to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy Perfected aerodynamics for higher speeds Upward lift 0! Directionally stable No oscillatory tendency No buffeting Spoiler integrated into the helmet shell SRC-System Ready: The C3 Pro equipped to accommodate the SCHUBERTH SRC-System C3 Pro (sold separately). To guarantee ideal radio reception, the C3 Pro is already equipped with two integrated antennas to boost FM and Bluetooth reception. Optimum reception at all times FM and Bluetooth antennas integrated into the helmet for optimum reception EPS: The EPS foam liner is modular in design to ensure optimal shock absorption. This complex segmentation guarantees enhanced force absorption and distribution. Made of specially optimized EPS foam Complex multizone foaming allows optimal shock absorption Inner Lining: A special inner lining of the C3 Pro which was developed according to Schuberth's innovative Comfort Fit concept that ensures the helmet fits comfortably and securely in all situations. The combination of carefully selected COOLMAX and Thermocool materials, with the additional use of Interpower coatings, also make the inner lining a highly-effective moisture removal and cooling system. COOLMAX pad system, completely removable and washable (hand wash, 30C) Optimized fit Variable venting for effective ventilation Adjustable for summer/winter Allergen-free Antibacterial Removable comfort cheek and head band pads Ventilation: Thanks to the design of the vents, the supply of fresh air is increased by up to 60. The combination of multipath channels in the EPS foam liner and the head/chin/mouth ventilation ensures that fresh air is distributed effectively over the entire head area. A.R.O.S. and Neck Strap: The Anti-Roll-Off System (A.R.O.S.) was especially developed by SCHUBERTH as a safety feature and is incorporated into every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that the helmet cannot roll off of the head when the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted: The helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind The risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or throat of the rider is minimized due to the small angle of tilt Reduces the chance of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident Precise setting of the chinstrap length through adjustment on both sides Micro-lock ratchet lock Face Shield: The EasyChange visor mechanism makes changing visors extremely quick and simple without the use of tools. City position offers maximum ventilation while traveling at slower speeds Pinlock visor prevents shield from fogging DOT and ECE certified
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very nice helmet but very expensive and there are other very good options to consider.
PostedMay 5, 2015
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Ralphie
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
It is difficult to give this helmet an "excellent" rating when there is the outstanding Neotec more than $200 less expensive, wonderful Nolan products nearly $400 less and even the HJC RPHA nearly $400 less than this C3 Pro with graphics. I am thankful I could afford this helmet but if budget was a bigger factor in this purchase I would have been very happy with the other models.
I have used the Neotec for many years and love that helmet. I tried the C3 for a few years but struggled to get the fit right. Large C3's were too tight, XL was too big. When it was time to replace my Neotec I gave the C3 Pro a try and that does fit me the best of the Neotec, C3 and C3 Pro.
I don't find the features of the C3 Pro to justify the price difference between the C3, especially now that the C3 is closer to $500 making an almost $300 between the two Schuberth products. If the C3 fits your head I'd go with that model as it is an excellent helmet at a very good price. For me the Neotec is the most plush but I did find the C3 Pro fit my head the best.
I generally don't care for graphics but found the color choices with Schuberth to be so bland I did go for a graphic option for the C3 Pro.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars S-MX Plus Gore-Tex Boots Features: Contoured shin plate protector is injected with high modulus TPU for superior impact and abrasion resistance Alpinestars unique Multi Link Control system provides advanced external protection and support for ankle articulation, limiting hyper-torsion, hyper-extension and hyper- flexion as well as providing Achilles and ankle impact protection Dual density TPU toe slider, replaceable, with snap-in assembly The new design provides more coverage towards the toe area Micro adjustable ratchet buckle closure on the calf features a hidden strap for security Alpinestars anatomical and replaceable countered EVA footbed provides arch support and forefoot pedal feeling
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Boot
PostedMarch 31, 2015
Customer avatar
Ralphie
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased these boots to update my aging and discontinued Alpinestar Supertech Tour boots. I will often give up comfort to gain protection and had initially narrowed my choices down to the Daytona Road Stars and the Alpinestar Toucan boots. I found the Daytona's to be less protective and comfortable than my Dianese TRQ Tour boots which I use for commuting and though I wanted to love the Toucan boots they really were too bulky for my street bikes. The limited feel and space for shifting with the large size of the Toucan caused me to pass on the Toucan.
I gave these SMX Plus Gore Tex a try and they provided a good blend of protection for the ankles, foot and shin while maintaining good feeling with the shifter and brake pedal. These are boots I'll be keeping for the next few years.
The boots are expensive and are not beautiful but the number of boots which are really waterproof, have good ankle, foot and shin protection which are not massive boots more appropriate for off road adventure riding are few and far between. Most of the comfortable street boots are comfortable because they give up some protection. For me these boots gave up the least amount of protection while remaining comfortable enough to feel the foot controls of the bike.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Dirt Gloves (3XL Only)
REV'IT! Dirt Gloves (3XL Only)
REV'IT! Dirt Gloves The DIRT summer glove offers the perfect balance between protection and ventilation. Lightweight mesh and perforated leather parts allow air to flow freely along the hands, keeping you cool. The level of safety is exceptional for a mesh glove, thanks to high-quality leather, dual-comp palm slider, Albany cowhide hard-shell knuckle, and PU-injected finger knuckles. The DIRT is comfort and safety rolled into one glove. PROTECTION Outer shell Automan stretch, air stretch mesh, goatskin, Albany cowhide (PU coated) Visibility reflection Protection Albany cowhide hard-shell knuckle, PU injected finger knuckles, EVA foam, Dual-comp palm slider Lining tri-fleece liner ERGONOMIC Fit tour fit Adjustability adjustment tab Ventilation ventilation panels Features short cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Gloves
PostedJune 23, 2014
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Ralphie
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I typically buy Held gloves. When the supply of Held gloves got limited I looked at other options and grabbed these gloves for warmer weather. The glove don't flow a tremendous amount of air but for me offer a good balance of being cool enough but offering acceptable protection.
I still prefer Held gloves but these are pretty good as well.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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LeoVince LV-One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust BMW R1200GS / Adventure The Leo Vince LV One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust is the entry level exhaust in the LeoVince line and is built on the success of the SBK Factory range. Similar in shape to the original LV ONE, the EVO II has taken a leap forward with the use of the most modern materials and a redesigned end-cap. The end-cap is constructed of a techno-polymer that is both durable and heat resistant. Gone are the days of a square muffler inlet cap, the LV One EVO II incorporates an aerodynamic inlet cap to reduce drag and increase its sporty appeal. Last but not least it features that distinct LeoVince performance and sound that will enhance your motorcycles power output throughout the entire RPM range. Two options are available for most models: stainless steel and carbon fiber. The stainless steel features ASIS 204 stainless steel with a special sandblasted finish giving it a titanium-like look. The carbon fiber option is the lighter than stainless steel and features a flat finish that exposes the intricate carbon fiber weave. Features: CAD/CAM design for precise fit Techno-polymer end-cap Weight savings over stock exhaust Increased horsepower across the entire RPM range TIG-welded AISI 304 stainless steel link pipe Tuned to work with stock fuel settings Note: Leo Vince Exhaust no longer features the Leo Vince SBK logo, please reference image #1 for the current exhaust logo. Unit Stock Exhaust Leo VInce Max Gain Weight kg 4.8 3.31 - 1.49 lb 10.6 7.29 - 3.28 / Table Styles ------------- / .table-container width:100padding-top:20pxtext-align:center .mobile .table-container overflow-x:scroll .table-container p font-style:oblique .akrapchart text-align:centerwidth:100max-width:535pxfont-family:'Arial', sans-seriffont-size:12pxmargin:0 auto .mobile .akrapchart width:100 .akrapchart thead trcolor:#fffbackground:#434141 .akrapchart thead tr th padding:.6em .akrapchart tr.dark background:#ddd .akrapchart tr td.bold font-weight:bold span.italic .akrapchart tr.light background:#f5f5f5 .akrapchart tr td padding:.6emborder-bottom: 1px solid #fffborder-right: none / The End! ------------- /
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost There
PostedJune 23, 2014
Customer avatar
Ralphie
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound
Quiet
Loud & Aggressive
Loud
This pipe looks nice on the GS when the bike does not have the factory panniers on it. The install was pretty straightforward. Sound is not much improved over stock and is not much louder at an idle but is quite a bit louder as you go through the rev range even with the insert in. When you have the factory panniers on the bike this much smaller than stock exhaust looks a bit small or the opening in the bag for the stock exhaust now looks too big.
All in all the quality is good, look is good but the sound improvement is not there for me. It is a similar sound but louder which is not better for me.
My biggest issue with this pipe is the strap which supports the pipe is a bit too big for the canister. As I put a few hundred miles on the pipe you see rub marks on the pipe where the vibration between the clamp hanger which came with the pipe and the pipe is simply not snug enough. If the fit was slightly more snug or the problem would not exist.
It is a good pipe and good price but I probably would spend a bit extra and go for the Remus.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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REVIT Seesoft Back Protector Insert The revolutionary REVIT See Soft CE-Level 2 back protector is designed to absorb multiple impacts without compromising on comfort, ventilation or freedom of movement. The highly impact-resistant blend of Nitrille and Polynorbornene rubber results in a memory foam that is multi-impact rated and CE Certified to the highest level of prEN 1621-2:2010 level 2. In the case of severe angular impact, the individual Memory Foam layers will shift relative to one another, resulting in impact dispersion over a larger effective surface area and therefore minimizing the energy that is transmitted to the spine and back. The Seesoft back protector performs extremely consistently in all weather conditions and is unaffected by temperature ranges from -4 F to +104 F (-20 C to +40 C). Most REV'IT jackets are designed to accommodate a Seesoft CE Level 2 back protector insert. Newer jackets will have a marking on the protector pocket that indicates the matching type and size of the protector. For additional information, please see the Seesoft Back Protector Insert Fit Chart or follow the sizing in the description on the product's page. Shape / Size Length MM Width MM Comparable Back Protector Size ST 11 415 240 SAS-TEC SC-1/11 ST 12 480 280 SAS-TEC SC-1/12 ST 16 545 295 SAS-TEC SC 1/16 KN 105 370 215 Women's Knox Advance X KN 106 385 235 Knox Advance X RV 03 420 195 - RV 04 460 215 - RV 05 500 230 - RV 06 550 245 -
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great back protector. Should be included from the factory.
PostedJanuary 13, 2014
Customer avatar
Ralphie
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a really good back protector. It should be included with the jacket. The foam which comes with the jackets is worthless but this is a very well engineered piece.
It is noticeably thicker than the stock piece. If your jacket is quite tight with the stock back protector this may cause a fit problem. If you are not real tight to start with you should have plenty of room for this excellent back protector.
Rides: 2012 BMW K1600GT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei GT Air Helmet Enjoying the ride is what motorcycling is all about and having a helmet that is comfortable and safe just facilitates that joy. The Shoei GT-Air has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate all-rounder. With a fully adjustable ventilation system, drop-down internal sun visor, fog-free Pinlock CNS-1 face shield and Shoeis legendary comfort and quality, the GT-Air has all of the features you need to keep your focus on the road instead of on the discomforts a lesser helmet can cause. The GT-Air was developed using wind-tunnel testing at Shoeis state-of-the-art facility in Japan which led to an aerodynamically-tuned tri-composite shell that mitigates buffeting, as well as wind and road noise. The plush liner is comfortable, quiet and removable when you need to wash it. Light, safe and comfortable, the Shoei GT-Air Helmet meets and exceeds the needs of contemporary riders, allowing them to enjoy what they love most: the ride. Aerodynamic Shell Design: Aerodynamic properties maximized through extensive wind tunnel testing and professional riders feedback Multi-piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift as well as diminishes pressure on the riders neck while riding at speed Sun Shield Visor System: Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion Visor meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield Distortion-free shield blocks 99 of harmful UV rays Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, allowing the integrity of the GT-Airs inner EPS liner to remain intact Ventilation System: Upper air intake vent positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind wind screens Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation Rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM): High performance fiber materials combined with elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System: 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, in turn making the Shoei GT-Air more easily removable Standard Chin-Strap Clip: Neatly secures chin strap CNS-1 Shield System: CNS-1 three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Includes Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens for more coverage of the CNS-1 shield Dual-Ridge window bead increases contact with the shield to reduce wind noise Scratch-resistant shield coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A&B rays Safety Certification: DOT Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Good Helmet
PostedMarch 18, 2013
Customer avatar
Ralphie
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've been a Shoei guy since 1990 when I bought a X-9 helmet. About a decade later I purchased a X-11 and when the X-12 came out I was sure I'd grab the X-12 but the RF1100 worked better for me. The RF1100 is a fantastic helmet. After using the RF1100 for a couple of years I found the helmet met all of my needs but I wished it had some of the features that were starting to become standard on many helmets such as fog free or Pinlock visor and drop down sunglasses. I could have purchased a PInlock visor for the RF1100 but the cost of the Pinlock shied was so high that I decided to wait to upgrade the RF1100 when the time was right.
Last spring the time seemed right when Neotec came out. I'm not a huge fan of a flip helmet but the Neotec fit my head better than the Shuberth and I took the plunge for the Neotec. I really like the Neotec for group rides where it is nice to flip the front and talk but on other trips and commuting I wanted a full face with the features of the Neotec.
A couple of weeks ago I purchased the GT Air. Fit is just like the RF1100 and Neotec. Helmet feels light, style is beautiful to my eyes and all of the goodies seem to work very well. It will be a while before I get out on the road because we still have snow falling but wearing it around the house to break it in reveals this is an exceptionally comfortable helmet and very well made.
For what it is worth I have tried a few of the less expensive offerings from Scorpion to see if their fog free coating worked and if I would be happy with a helmet at a lower price point. I was impressed with these helmets, especially for their price point. However, the fog free coating does go away in about 6 months to 1 1/2 years and you are back to a shield that fogs up. With a Pinlock the Pinlock does not lose the fog free properties. Also, while the quality of the Scorpion and other lower priced helmets is very good to excellent for the price point, they are not up to par with the Shoei's. If the budget is tighter I would not hesitate to look at some of the lower cost models. However, if you can stretch your funds a bit further, if you take long trips or if you ride where fogging is a common problem I would consider paying the extra for this Shoei. This helmet does it all and it is all integrated into one helmet. No stopping to change shields, no fogging, no fog free treatments. Just a quality helmet that looks, feels and works great.
Rides: 2009 BMW K1200GT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Nolan N90 Helmet
Nolan N90 Helmet
Nolan N90 N-Com Modular Helmet The new Nolan N90 Helmet has both full face and jet-helmet style capability. The chin bar can be opened or closed with the external shell made from polycarbon. The visor part has a rapid release function, and features solar tinting and anti-scratch material. The internal lining of the Nolan N90 can be removed and washed, and is made from Clima-Comfort material with antibacterial treatment. VPS (Vision Protection System) Short dark shield mounted on the inside of the shell and moving independently from the clear shield. As thick as a regular faceshield, it provides real eye protection when used independently from the clear shield. Also available in Light Blue, Smoke, and Amber. Easily operated by a slider on the side of the helmet. Ready for NCOM Communication System Aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Safety dual-action Centromatic release system Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner on snaps with extra neck roll for wind-noise reduction Reflective panels on the back of the liner and the chin curtain Dual top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler and chinbar vents Optically correct, push-button quick-change Lexan faceshield, offers UV 400 protection Multi-position anti-scratch shield accepts NFR antifog insert Chin curtain included Microlock (adjustable) retention system Sanitized anti-microbial hypoallergenic interior Velour chin-strap padding DOT Approved Antifog Insert Included Read more about the Nolan N-COM Bluetooth Communication System
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Value
PostedMay 29, 2012
Customer avatar
Ralphie
State:NY
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
This helmet is a great value for a modular helmet. It is not as comfortable or effective as my Shoei Neotec but it is about 1/3 of the cost. For the really long rides it is worth considering the Neotec. For those who don't travel the long stretches this Nolan is worthy of consideration.
I was not able to find a good mounting point for my Sena headset. The headset mount came too close to the flip sunglasses lever, the clamp for the headset could not slide into the inside of the helmet due to the helmet collar and there is little effective roomf for the adhesive for the Sena mount to attach to if I chose the adhesive mounting vs. the clamp meaning neither the adhesive mounting nor the clamp mounting of the Sena was really possible without doing some cutting to the collar of the helmet.
If the price of the Neotec scares you off this is a great option as long as you do not intend to use aftermarket bluetooth headsets. If you use wired headsets from an Autocom or other manufacturer or would be happy with Nolan's N-Com this may be the helmet for you.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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