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The EXO-900 Transformer Helmet gives you the freedom to choose between Full- and Open-Face configurations with the added benefits of detachable peak visor and dropdown sun visor. This makes the Scorpion EXO-900 truly unique and gives you options that no other modular helmet can offer. In seconds and with no tools, you can convert your full-face helmet to an open-face version to meet the changing riding conditions or style preference if you ride different motorcycles or scooters. Features AirFit helmet pump air inflation system for a custom fit. Cheek pad and neck roll adjustment system for improved fit and wind noise reduction EverClear no-fog shield system KwikWick washable wicking liner Retractable SpeedView no-fog internal sun visor Toggle Aero-tuned vent system Polycarbonate composite shell DOT / ECE approved
 
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Great on paper but very poorly built and not worth the price
PostedJuly 22, 2011
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Gen46
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
State:MD
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
I'm not the type that reviews products, especially if I don't have nice things to say about them, however we are dealing with an important piece of safety equipment here so I felt compelled to write this review.
I bought this helmet in early 2010 as soon as the HiViz Color option came out. On paper it checked all the boxes for me, Modular, Hi-Viz, Internal Tinted Sunshield, Good Visibility, ChinBar with adequate room and Reputable Manufacturer.
I'm a commuter and alternate use of this helmet with an AGV Miglia. I'm careful with my all my equipment but after about 6 months the plastic surround at the base was coming off. I glued it back with 3M Automotive molding tape and that has stayed put. It started to feel loose after that and opening it revealed that plastic retaining tabs in the flip up mechanism had just worn off. A call to Scorpion Sports resulted in their sending me replacements ASAP, however within two months the replacement tabs also started showing signs of wear! Just low quality plastic. I now plan to remove the flip up assembly and use it as a "Transformer" open-face helmet for milk runs. I just don't feel safe in it anymore. I definitely expected more for the $279 that I paid for it
The AGV Miglia is also made in China but in comparison is a much better helmet that may squeak more but feels more solid and better put together. Unfortunately the Tinted Sunshield is an External Accessory .
I have looked at the Shoei Multitec, Schuberth C3 and Nolan N103. All fine helmets but they have chinbars that are too close for comfort ( I by no means have a, "Leno" chin).
The best modular that has great build quality, a very reasonable price, excellent features with good ventilation is the Nolan N90. It also fares batter than the Shoei Multitec, Scorpion or Schuberth C3 on the UK's SHARP panel of safety tests. It's the only test I am aware of that checks to see whether the chin bar stays put in case of impact.
The Nolan N90 is noisy on one of the bikes I ride and fairly quiet on the other one I own. Like most modular's it seems to suit rounder head shapes. The Schuberth C3 is a great helmet but IMHO is massively overpriced. Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high expecting absolutely stellar build quality. However it is lighter than most modulars, is made of fiberglass and not polycarbonate and cannot be beat for exclusivity.
Bottom line, stay away form the Scorpion, at least till Version 2 is out with better build quality.
Rides: 1996 Honda VFR750F Interceptor
No, I do not recommend this product.
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