Resend my activation email : Register : Log in 
BCF: Bike Chat Forums


What helmet?

Reply to topic
Bike Chat Forums Index -> General Bike Chat
View previous topic : View next topic  
Author Message

chris-red
Have you considered a TDM?



Joined: 21 Sep 2005
Karma :

PostPosted: 17:55 - 23 Jan 2024    Post subject: What helmet? Reply with quote

Hi All,
It's been a while.
I need a new helmet and have no idea what is good. I think my Shoei Quest is getting on for 10 years old. I've never had a helmet go for so long without failing and needing replacing. I was looking to get a new visor/pinlock for it as it not as transparent as it used to be, then realised at 10 years I should probably replace the whole thing.

I'm not sure what is about or what is decent or if there are new features or technologies or if very little has changed.

I'm after something that is...
Quality
Quiet
Internal sunvisor
Bright/light colour

Primary use is commuting. I don't have a max budget I want the best lid for the lowest amount.

I know people say certain brands only fit certain people but I've not found any helmets are the wrong shape for my head.

Thanks,
Chris
____________________
Well, you know what they say. If you want to save the world, you have to push a few old ladies down the stairs.
Skudd:- Perhaps she just thinks you are a window licker and is being nice just in case she becomes another Jill Dando.
WANTED:- Fujinon (Fuji) M42 (Screw on) lenses, let me know if you have anything.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

jeffyjeff
World Chat Champion



Joined: 02 May 2020
Karma :

PostPosted: 19:08 - 23 Jan 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read on another forum of a rider who is having warranty issues with his Shoei helmet. Issue had to do with the liner, and although the helmet was still under warranty, Shoei would not cover the repair or replacement. I personally would look elsewhere. I've been using Scorpion helmets since 2005. They fit me proper and are well ventilated. They are a bit on the budget side, but pass DOT and Snell certifications. I crash tested a Scorpion EXO 700 in 2016; it did its job.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52913054228_2845cbd7de_w.jpg
____________________
History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men - BOC
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

Skudd
Super Spammer



Joined: 01 Oct 2006
Karma :

PostPosted: 21:15 - 23 Jan 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it has always been, go for fit, then for level of plush you want, that dictates the price, then go for the paint scheme. I've worn FM, and now Arai lids, I wear what is comfy and suites my needs.
____________________
Famous last words of Humpty Dumpty. " Stop pushing me "
Petty Anarchists look at "1984".............. The Visionary looks at "Animal Farm".
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

Kentol750
World Chat Champion



Joined: 24 May 2016
Karma :

PostPosted: 21:27 - 23 Jan 2024    Post subject: Helmets. Reply with quote

With the production of ece22-05 helmets now finished there are some cracking deals around. The gt air 2 is the one that ticks your boxes and there are good deals about. Shark spartan, agv k3 sv and many others work well. I use an xlite x551 to commute as the peak looks OK on an adv bike, also have a Nolan n70x but the gt would work just as well.

My commute needs are similar to yours and I spent a lot of time hunting around. Got a nexx adv for work and a scorpion exo hx1 from chromeburner (netherlands) for the price of the nexx in the uk. No import duty on helmets, but be careful when buying from websites based abroad.
____________________
Some bikes.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

Bhud
World Chat Champion



Joined: 11 Oct 2018
Karma :

PostPosted: 00:21 - 24 Jan 2024    Post subject: Re: Helmets. Reply with quote

Kentol750 wrote:
scorpion exo hx1


Googled it. That's my style - good candidate for my next one.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

MCN
Super Spammer



Joined: 22 Jul 2015
Karma :

PostPosted: 03:45 - 24 Jan 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schuberth C5

And add in the comms kit.


Or if your on a budget:

Any Shoei is as good as.
____________________
Disclaimer: The comments above may be predicted text and not necessarily the opinion of MCN.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

MarJay
But it's British!



Joined: 15 Sep 2003
Karma :

PostPosted: 10:19 - 25 Jan 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Shoei GT air which is great, but the current models are ludicrous money. When it comes to replacing it, I really want another Shoei, but I may have to settle for a more reasonably priced HJC.
____________________
British beauty: Triumph Street Triple R; Loony stroker: KR1S; Track fun: GSXR750 L1; Commuter Missile: GSX-S1000F
Remember kids, bikes aren't like lego. You can't easily take a part from one bike and then fit it to another.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

stinkwheel
Bovine Proctologist



Joined: 12 Jul 2004
Karma :

PostPosted: 10:59 - 25 Jan 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

LS2 are making some really good lids at a decent price point. Worth a look at their range. Most of my racing mates use them on the track, they particularly like the emergency pull tabs that let you remove the padding to assist removal with a neck injury.

Multiple shell sizes and they do one of the cheapest decent quality carbon fibre lids you'll find.
____________________
“Rule one: Always stick around for one more drink. That's when things happen. That's when you find out everything you want to know.
I did the 2010 Round Britain Rally on my 350 Bullet. 89 landmarks, 3 months, 9,500 miles.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

struan80
World Chat Champion



Joined: 04 Nov 2014
Karma :

PostPosted: 14:11 - 01 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

HJC is good value in my opinion.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

MCN
Super Spammer



Joined: 22 Jul 2015
Karma :

PostPosted: 18:17 - 01 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

struan80 wrote:
HJC is good value in my opinion.


I like my first and last HJC.

The fit was great but the lining disintegrated after about 8mths wear.

Any helmets I've had after that lasted for years.
____________________
Disclaimer: The comments above may be predicted text and not necessarily the opinion of MCN.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

Kawasaki Jimbo
World Chat Champion



Joined: 09 Oct 2015
Karma :

PostPosted: 20:08 - 01 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Arai but the price of some of their helmets is daft, even allowing for the, “How valuable is your head?” argument. Their recent colours have been poor too. Consequently I have a 5 year old Arai QV in boring white. I can’t fault it otherwise, and my niece noted it has “sparkles.” Wub
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

MarJay
But it's British!



Joined: 15 Sep 2003
Karma :

PostPosted: 20:40 - 01 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a number of HJC helmets, and my partner has a HJC. They've all been great, lasted well, comfy etc but they just don't quite have that last 5% that sets Arai and Shoei apart.
____________________
British beauty: Triumph Street Triple R; Loony stroker: KR1S; Track fun: GSXR750 L1; Commuter Missile: GSX-S1000F
Remember kids, bikes aren't like lego. You can't easily take a part from one bike and then fit it to another.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

A100man
World Chat Champion



Joined: 19 Aug 2013
Karma :

PostPosted: 11:25 - 02 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

stinkwheel wrote:
LS2 are making some really good lids at a decent price point. Worth a look at their range. Most of my racing mates use them on the track, they particularly like the emergency pull tabs that let you remove the padding to assist removal with a neck injury.

Multiple shell sizes and they do one of the cheapest decent quality carbon fibre lids you'll find.


I have an LS2 FireFly that glows in the dark - woohoo. I also bought a matching 'ladies size' for just in case - my daughter can also use it - £30 in M&P sale.
____________________
Now: A100, GT250A, XJ598, FZ750

Then: Fizz, RS200, KL250, XJ550, Laverda Alpina, XJ600, FZS600
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

Prawny
Nitrous Nuisance



Joined: 22 Jun 2019
Karma :

PostPosted: 15:29 - 12 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just picked up a Nolan N60-6 from SBS, not ridden with it yet, but its light, comfy and came with a pinlock pre installed for £120.

Found out when I got it home that it hasn't got speaker pockets, but then neither did my MT but I managed to shoehorn one in just fine so might just go for it anyway.

This is my first non flip-front lid (only 2nd overall) so I was a bit shocked at how light it was for the price (1400g ish) and it's ECE22.06 too.
____________________
Yamaha Vity 125 (gone) Kawasaki ER6N(dead) 2022 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 (nicked) 2003 DL1000 V Strom
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

andys675
World Chat Champion



Joined: 08 Feb 2007
Karma :

PostPosted: 19:14 - 19 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd buy a shoei GT2, wait for the off season

soon as you see then 25-30% less than RRP thats the best you're going to get

I got an NXR2 for £300 from M&P, and on klarna, you can't get that from the uk importers
____________________
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

DaddyStu
Trackday Trickster



Joined: 19 Jan 2023
Karma :

PostPosted: 21:47 - 19 Feb 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a Shark 3/4 and an LS2 flip-front. Both about £60 and 1.4, 1.6kg respectively. The LS2 mists up far too easily especially in the rain so will be in the market for a new one.
____________________
Daddystu
Zontes 125-G1 (part-ex'd). Yamaha Tracer 700.
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts
  Display posts from previous:   
This page may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a visitor clicks through and makes a purchase. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that third-party cookies will be set.

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Bike Chat Forums Index -> General Bike Chat All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Read the Terms of Use! - Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group
 

Debug Mode: ON - Server: birks (www) - Page Generation Time: 0.09 Sec - Server Load: 0.16 - MySQL Queries: 17 - Page Size: 94.13 Kb