Ishkatan
 
 
 
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    April 6, 2012
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Shark Evoline 3 ST Helmet - Solids Sharks masterpiece continues on its evolution. Never has a helmet given you such options between street/road riding, open or full face. Improvements to the Series 3 include Easier manipulation of the chinbar thanks to the Auto-Up system. The unique motion of the Evoline remains unchanged and has become even more natural with the Series3. The Auto-Up system has been simplified - chinbar and main shield are now united in a single movement. Fabrics, finish and style. The interior of the Evoline Series 3 has been totally redesigned and is softer, better and more comfortable. Brand new ventilation design fore and aft. Overall lower weight has been decreased by approximately 200 grams. Features Lexan Polycarbonate shell Shark Easy Fit system for comfortable use with glasses Sharktooth ready Integrated drop down sun shield Removable and washable CoolMax liner ECE 2205 approved with chinbar in both open and closed position ECE 2205 and DOT approved
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
After a Year, still looking for a good quiet helmet that fits
PostedAugust 11, 2013
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Ishkatan
From Monrovia
State:MD
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
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Have had this since it first came out - Bought at premium and should have waited 2 months and bought at Revzilla and saved some $$.
Good
- Fits my roundish head
- Sun visor is not spring loaded or have clicks, just holds where you put it. I use it partially down very often.
- Seams reasonably light for a modular
- Modular so easy to put on with my glasses
- I think it looks cool, even with the chin bar open open
Bad
- Lots of wind noise on my FJR1300. Painfully Loud. Europeans always ride with earl plugs and this is by a French company.
- With the faceplace down partly in certain head positions it whistles. The slots in the covers on the sides where the face-shield pivots seem to be noise generators. The noise level and whistle changes as you open/close the face-shield.
- Ventilation - fair with visor closed - top vent is useless, bottom does let some air in but only noticable in very cold weather. Most of the air comes in under the chin bar so always have some air blowing around chin and mouth - need face cover in winter.
- Leaks in the rain - get water on the inside of the face shield
- Takes two hands to lock chin bar. After flipping the chin bar froward you have to push the chin bar toward the helmet while pushing on the back of the helmet with the other hand. You CANNOT drop the chin bar in place and have it secure while on the move. (look ma, no hands?) Trying to lock it with only one hand means punching yourself in the chin bar... errrr.... not comfortable.
- Chin bar can be hard to lock in place - it locks on each side and the left side on my helmet take a lot of force. You really need to hear both sides click or the chin bar is not secure.
- The rubber U lip where the face-shield seals to the helmet brow keeps bending out (open). This makes closing the face-shield all the way difficult and probably contributes to the leak.
- The Sun visor is not polarized. I do like the sun visor slider, that it is far from my face so does not hit my glasses, can come down to the tip of my nose. But it is NOT polarized. It is a good shade of darkness and effective with sun and light, but it is not polarized so glare is not really addressed. I do a lot of night riding and I slide it partly down and tilt my head forward if oncoming car headlights really glare. It works, but not as well as my polarized sunglasses in the car (only half the lens is tinted in the glasses.)
- European chin strap ratchet closure - works and is easy to put on, but there are no rings for locking the helmet to the bike. Hmmm.... maybe I should just leave the helmet on the handlebars and hope someone steals it.... Nah. They really should have a D ring or loop in the chin strap.
Neutral
- The chin bar flipping to the rear of the helmet seemed an attractive feature. However, I find I don't ride in the 3/4 mode much since most of my riding is higher speeds. It works in providing a streamlined 3/4 helmet, but I just don't use it in that mode. After all, I bought a modular because I wanted chin protection.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Shark Evoline 3 ST Century Helmet
Shark Evoline 3 ST Century Helmet
Shark Evoline 3 ST Century Helmet Sharks masterpiece continues on its evolution. Never has a helmet given you such options between street/road riding, open or full face. Improvements to the Series 3 include Easier manipulation of the chinbar thanks to the Auto-Up system. The unique motion of the Evoline remains unchanged and has become even more natural with the Series3. The Auto-Up system has been simplified - chinbar and main shield are now united in a single movement. Fabrics, finish and style. The interior of the Evoline Series 3 has been totally redesigned and is softer, better and more comfortable. Brand new ventilation design fore and aft. Overall lower weight has been decreased by approximately 200 grams. Features Lexan Polycarbonate shell Shark Easy Fit system for comfortable use with glasses Sharktooth ready Integrated drop down sun shield Removable and washable CoolMax liner ECE 2205 approved with chinbar in both open and closed position ECE 2205 and DOT approved
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Very Light, nice features, leaks in rain, thin padding
PostedJuly 20, 2012
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Ishkatan
From Monrovia
State:MD
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
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Round
First: This helmet is light. I was sold just by the weight as soon as I picked it up.
Second: It is selling at RevZilla for $100 less than I paid for it in Poland.
Pros:
- Fits my mostly round slightly oval head
- Very Light - Very Light - very light
- Stylish
- Top Gun Sun Visor
- Top Gun Sun Visor does not have stops but holds in any position. This is great when I want to drop it part way down only. I do that at night and tilt my head down when oncoming traffic blinds me. I don't recommend you do that.... but it works for me.
- Chin bar flips to the back for 3/4 mode
- Despite the manual warning that you should not do it riding with the sun visor down and the face visor up works fine
- Multiple notches in the face visor
- Behind big wind screen seems quieter and more aerodynamic - I get less turbulence compared to my HJC IS-33
- I like the shape of the face shield
- Antifog coating seems to really work
Cons:
- Marginal ventilation through ports. I am riding with the face visor cracked 1-3 notches (in 95 degree heat). I don't feel air coming in the forehead or chin vent, though quite a bit comes up around my chin from underneath. There is no chin curtain.
- Lots of wind noise when not behind a bike wind screen (on bare bike) even with face shield closed.
- Face shield leaks in the rain - with the face shield closed I got water droplets rolling down the inside of the shield and splatter on my mouth - oh, maybe I should have close the chin vent... I will have to revisit that, unless I can avoid rain... :)
- Minimal or thin padding. When I put it on if I get it right the fit is fine, If I am just a little off I get pressure points. The salesman said it will break in. I am wondering if it is the helmet that is breaking in or my face. Well, re-seating it helps and I figure I need to give it more time. The padding is a nice cloth over very thin plastic foam that feels hard, like it won't compress.
Minor annoyances:
- Closing the Chin Bar requires two hands, one on the chin bar and one on the back of the helmet. Doing it one handed is like punching yourself in the chin.
- Sometimes the chin bar flops forward when I am putting the helmet on and it is not seated in the open position.
- The Sun Visor has a really small piece of plastic in the top middle (quick release) that I can see when the visor is all the way down. Really nothing special, but I find it annoying.
- I don't think the sun visor is polarized, just a dark tinting. My HJC seems to be polarized having a lighter tint but more effective at stopping glare. I hope they come out with a polarized amber one.
Miscellaneous:
Originally I was all gung-ho about the chin bar flipping all the way back so I could ride with the helmet in 3/4 mode. But the point of having a modular is to have chin bar protection and I find I always ride with it in place except in parking lots.
The chin bar catches on my jacket collar if it is not zipped all the way or way open. I am not sure if other helmets would do that.
When the chin bar is open I can feel the weight shift in the helmet balance. But that is probably because the helmet is so light. :)
I feel like my field of vision is more restricted than in my IS-33 but that is probably because I am not used to having a chin bar. I can't really say that anything is difficult to see (dials, etc.), I'm just not used to seeing the chin bar.
The Chin bar catching on things feels like it restricts my head movement, unless I raise my head a little. But then the lightness makes raising my head and turning it to look much pleasanter. Did I say this helmet is light? :)
Rides: 2006 Honda FSC600D Silver Wing ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion EXO-900 Transformer Helmet 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
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great features for Van Gogh
PostedApril 6, 2012
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Ishkatan
From Monrovia
State:MD
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
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Round
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Wide
I have a love hate relationship with this helmet. I tried it in a store only ...
The construction quality and materials seem very good and everything feels very solid. I love the vent openings and am sure it will vent well. I love that the rear vent can be closed. (I tape my current helmet in cold weather.)
I have a round head and most helmets hurt in the temple. This is one of the few helmets that does not hurt my temple, and the pump collar helps make the fit snug, though it can be over pumped to make it uncomfortable.
The Top Gun sun shade drop down far from your face - near my nose tip. That means that it doesn't hit my glasses even if I have them slid down my nose a bit. (In my current HJC 3/4 helmet I have to mash my glasses against the bridge of my nose or the sun shade hits them coming down.) The shade is also dark and comes way down... or can be stopped part way down for twilight and night riding. (I put it part way down and watch the road from beneath the shade but when oncoming cars have brights on I tilt my head forward and avoid getting blinded.)
The Scorpion EX-900 is almost OK but has one major drawback for me - poor padding around the ears. The ear holes are placed too far forward and are tiny (for speakers?) so my ears don't go into them - my ears hurt from the un-padded crash liner pressing them into my skull. I have contemplated buying this helmet and carving ear recesses in the Styrofoam but am worried it will compromise the helmet's protection factor.
I plan to look at it again, possibly at RevZilla, in the hopes that the sales rep knows what he is doing and has additional pads that he can use to adjust the fit.
Rides: 2006 Honda FSC600D Silver Wing ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet
Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet
Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet Designed to minimize wind noise and drag Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) shell Single button release allows chin bar/face shield to be opened with one hand Central locking mechanism can easily be operated with either hand Flipup chin bar makes communicating with your helmet on easier and wearing glasses more comfortable Upper AirScoop ensures maximum air intake and excellent aerodynamics Lower vent directs airflow upward across the inside of the face shield reducing fogging and turbulence Removable interior cheek pads and chin strap cover Interior design reduces wind noise and provides a comfortable fit Communication system compatible The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging Q.R.B.P. (QuickRelease Base Plate) allows tool less shield removal and eliminates side covers for a flush, quiet fit 3Dimensionally curved face shield for optical clarity Scratch resistant coating Adjustable Base Plates ensure an AirTight fit 100 protection from harmful UV A B Rays One piece injection molded for consistent fit Optional (CF1V) racing shield with tearoff posts Standards DOT 218 Construction AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) materials Weight 3.73 lbs/1690 grams (approx. for Size Medium Solid Color) Packaging Individually wrapped, bagged and boxed Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great fit for a round head but no Top Gun Sun visor
PostedApril 6, 2012
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Ishkatan
From Monrovia
State:MD
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:55-64
Gender:male
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Shape
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Round
Round
Vision
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Wide
Wide
A good helmet is one you wear. I have a very round head and most helmets have too much room for/aft and press on my temples unless I go to overlarge sizes. I tried the Shoei Multitec in a store and fit me wonderfully. It is the only helmet I have tried so far that I think I could wear (in the correct size) all day and not rip off the minute I got off the bike. The controls seem well placed and quality seems very good.
I did not get the Shoei Mulittec helmet because it did not have a Top Gun Sun Shade. My commute home takes me west and northwest with section of shaded road. The ability to drop down a sun shade when heading into the sun and then raise it when darkness falls or when I hit a long stretch of shaded road is really important to me - I am spoiled. Carrying a second visor and stopping to swap visors wold not work well as the winding road and trees make for changing conditions. I wear glasses so a modular is a must and giant sunglasses hat fit over prescription glasses are not a good option with a helmet.
So I am still looking at other helmets but ... The Shoei Neotec is too oval, as is the Nolan 103 :( The Scorpion EX-900 is almost OK but has poor padding with a pump up liner and the ear holes are placed wrong - my ears hurt from the un-padded crash liner.
I may still buy a Multitec - I hear they make an optional sun visor that is tinted on top but not very tinted at the bottom. Another visor changes tint with sun exposure. I will be researching those but I strongly prefer a drop down visor so want to look at the Nolan 104, Shark Evoline 2 and Bell Revolver modulars.
Rides: 2006 Honda FSC600D Silver Wing ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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