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 Scorpion EXO-750 Vintage Helmet
Scorpion EXO-750 Vintage Helmet
Scorpion EXO-750 Vintage Helmet The Scorpion EXO-750 is an upgraded version of the award winning EXO-700 which includes the AirFit air pump system, ECE approval and a locking face shield Features Fiberglass/Kevlar Matrix Shell Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection. SpeedShift quick-change shield system (patent pending) Easy, secure tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less. EverClear no-fog faceshield Optically-correct shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating. KwikWick moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads Breathable, easily removable and washable. Ventilation system Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and maximize airflow through helmet. Breath-deflector Enhanced fog-free performance. AirFit air pump system ECE / DOT Approval Locking Face-Shield Clear face shield included, tinted shield sold separately
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
2 years later, still a decent helmet
PostedApril 8, 2014
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flynnski
From Bellefonte
State:PA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
On the odd chance that you're looking to buy this helmet, here's a review 2 years in.
PROS:
* Price. Got this on sale at Revzilla, so I didn't pay full price - but if you're buying this, you're probably not either.
* Decent venting. The airflow is pretty good. The vents don't seem to have as much impact as you might hope, so when I'm hot I usually just open the visor.
* Fancy cheek air pumps. Remember 90s sneakers? They're back. It actually helps with fitment, and the system is still going strong 2 years later.
CONS:
* Noise. The wind noise is a little loud, because...
* Sealing issues: The rubber on which the visor sits started to delaminate about a year in, which lets lots of wind in.
* Fog. The faceshields fog pretty relentlessly in cold weather, and you can't get a pinlock face shield for this helmet. Speaking of....
* Faceshields. Doesn't take faceshields from the EXO-700, or indeed any other helmet ever. Be prepared to special-order face shields.
* Materials. It's been superceded in build quality by the EXO-410, which feels much better.
OVERALL: Decent helmet, if you can find it. It's far better than most intro-level helmets, but it's just good enough to make you wish you had something better.
Rides: 1982 Yamaha XJ750R Seca
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Replacement face shield fits Scorpion EXO-750 helmets Hardened anti-scratch coating Everclear no fog faceshield
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid face shields.
PostedApril 8, 2014
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flynnski
From Bellefonte
State:PA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have a gold mirror and a clear face shield.
CONS:
* Wear/tear/scratches. I'm a daily commuter, and I end up replacing them about once per year due to scratches and general wear and tear on the faceshields. If you toss them in your side cases, they /will/ get scratched up just sitting there; I promise I'm not bowling with my helmet or anything. I'm not thrilled about paying ~$100 every riding season for new visors.
* Tinted visor is tinted. The gold mirror is great for daytime riding, but it's a little too dark for comfort in the evening, so I'd definitely recommend swapping it out for the clear faceshield.
PROS:
* Tinted visor is tinted. It provides just the right amount of protection against sunlight.
* Looks awesome. The gold mirror tint makes my EXO-750 Vintage look absolutely fantastic.
Rides: 1982 Yamaha XJ750R Seca
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado Jacket The REV'IT! Tornado Motorcycle Jacket is built to be your secret weapon against the heat of summer. The REV'IT! Tornado combines durable open mesh panels that flow air better than the competitions, with REVIT! styling and features. The REV'IT! Tornado Jacket is equipped with CE-approved armor, so you dont have to sacrifice safety for comfort. And for the unexpected shower, or cooler day, a removable 2-layer inner jacket provides both waterproofing and insulation. Its wearable separately too, for added convenience when off the bike. REV'IT! PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester rib, PWRshell mesh, polyester 600D, Monaco Performance cowhide, neoprene, Lorica reg Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner and membrane Waterproofing detachable hydratex G-liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner (5000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 86 polyamide, 14 polyester lining 100 polyester membrane 100 polyamide (100 polyurethane coating, insulation 100 polyester) Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows, perforated EVA foam at back Visibility laminated reflection at chest and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, adjustment straps at hips and upper arms Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, double short connection zipper Pockets slit pockets, inner pockets NOTE Tornado Jackets run 1 size larger compared to other REV'IT! Jackets and to what the size charts indicate. So if you measure up to be a size 52, you should go with a 50 instead.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic jacket, rain or shine, warm or cold!
PostedOctober 10, 2012
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flynnski
From Bellefonte
State:PA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Summary: Jacket provides quality armor, good ventilation, and sturdy construction. More reflective surfaces might be nice, but it's difficult to find anything else to complain about. Would buy again. Great for my daily commute and longer trips.
ARMOR: I've been down once in this jacket, at about 15mph across a coarse gravel road. The jacket protected me 100% from all abrasion and impact. No upper-body or arm soreness whatsoever, and no visible damage to the jacket. The jacket itself is sturdily constructed, with good armor in the elbows and shoulders. The spine protector is a thin piece of foam begging to be replaced with an aftermarket protector. The armor is all easily removable, so that you can wash the jacket without getting it soaked.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL: The ventilation is very good without the liner. I rode regularly on 85-90 degree days with no real discomfort. Generous ventilation in the arms and the chest. The liner attaches with two zippers in the front, two snaps inside each wrist cuff, and a snap at the back of the collar; It's composite on the outside, and comfy/warm on the inside. No problems taking the jacket off or putting it on with the liner. I'm warm to about 75mph/40F, at which point I add a Patagonia Regulator R1 pullover under the liner, and that's been good down to 32F so far without heated gear.
WATERPROOFING: The liner is absolutely perfect. It zips all the way up front, snaps at the collar in the same place the jacket does, and has generous amounts of velcro securing a flap over the main zipper. I've ridden through pouring rainstorms on the interstate, and everything the jacket covers stays dry.
FIT: Definitely a slimmer European fit. I'm 5'9/165, though I could use to cut back on the beer. I got a 52, and it fits well; super comfortable. Adjustable fit in the arms and the waist provided by black poly straps (visible in product images). Only complaint: One of the straps at the bottom of my jacket began to fray. I cut the frayed part off, and used a lighter to melt the end closed; have had no problems since.
FINISH: Reflective surfaces on rear and sleeves, though I wouldn't mind more. The adjustable collar snap has a convenient plastic bit that lets you unsnap the collar and pin it back, so that it doesn't flap in the wind. Has a horizontal zipper in the back for connecting into pants -- note that the REV'IT Axis pants do not include a zipper.
I regret not a penny of this purchase, and would unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone in any 20F+ riding weather.
Rides: 1982 Yamaha XJ750R Seca
Yes, I recommend this product.
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