Dark Smoke shield on my Red Icon Variant on my Red Ducati Hypermotard
I purchased the Dark Smoke and it looks really good on my red etched Icon Variant. It does well in the day blocking out the sunlight (so you're not squinting the whole time with a clear visor), except when the sun is low and right in your face. I've had better experiences with direct sunlight with the silver shields on other helmets, so I'll probably try the silver next.
The Dark Smoke is okay at night, but only well lit streets and traffic around to light up the area. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend it for night time use. I commute to work, used to use the silver visor on my other helmet and switch it to the clear visor when I left work at night. But since changing the shields is such a pain in the butt with this helmet, I just leave the Dark Smoke on all the time.
Nelson-Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover Features The Nelson-Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover made from high-density treated polyester to withstand today's elements and be water-resistant Treated with exclusive UVEX to block out harmful UV rays that are the leading cause of color fading Air ventilators to prevent condensation and heat shield lower panels Four oversized grommets with bungees at front wheel and middle of bike for security Soft windshield liner and snug fully-elasticized hem Packed into its own attractive carry all Not intended for trailering Size Guidelines Medium fits 125-600cc Standards without windshield or accessories, and Sport Bikes Large fits 250-600cc Standards with windshield and accessories, and larger Sport Bikes X-Large fits 650-1100cc Standards and Touring Bikes with windshields and accessories XX-Large fits 1200-1500cc Standards and Touring bikes with windshield and accessories Note Model Numbers Are MC-902. 903 904
I ordered a LARGE for my Ducati Hypermotard 796, fits perfect with my mirrors folded in (see pictures). Quality of the cover feels very good, doesn't feel cheap, not going to rip anytime soon. I like it. Even though I keep my bike garaged all the time, it helps keep dust/dirt/dog hair off my bike. Price is great too, if I was to buy the Ducati bike cover specific to my bike, it would be about four times more expensive.
Icon Etched Variant Helmet Survival is a matter of enhanced situational awareness - an unforgiving maze of gravel strewn corners and malevolent steel. Comfort, vision, protection. Introducing the Variant helmet from Icon. A wind tunnel refined shape, executed in a Fiberglass/ Dyneema/Carbon matrix, along with an dual-density EPS core provide, provide the critical impact energy management. Extensive venting and a removable Hydradry (tm) wicking liner provide increase comfort by reducing rider fatigue. The anti-lift visor directs and channels airflow as it reduces the glare from an unyielding UV assault. While the extended eyeport and zero distortion optics provide unrivaled field of view. If the streets are your area of operation - equip yourself for the fight. All world standard, meets or exceeds the following dot fmvss 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) and SG (Japan) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers. Fiberglass / Dyneema / Carbon Fiber Shell Industry leading multi-inlet ventilation system Wind tunnel tested and refined Antilife visor Integrated chin EPS Air Channels reduce shield fogging Distortion free precision optics Anti-fog shield Removable Hydra-Dry moisture wicking liner Removable chin curtain
It is pretty pricey, but worth it. I got the red one and it goes really well with my red Hypermotard (see attached picture). If you're the supermoto type, this is the helmet to get. I'm usually a large, so that's the size I went with, it did fit a bit tight, but it broke in fast.
It does have a lot of airflow, I've yet to fog it up, even when sitting at a red light here in SoCal. I guess I better wait till the summer. The material inside is very comfortable, doesn't seem to get soaked with sweat like my previous helmets. Also got a dark smoked face shield.
Overall a great helmet, love the style/design/color.