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post #11 of 66 Old 09-13-2012, 01:19 AM
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Mine came with a pinlock visor. Odd that yours did not.
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I have the scorpion exo 1000. Got it of ebay for about $130 but couldn't find it in the matte black unfortunately

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I wear a Shoei X-11, fits my long oval head very well. Very comfortable and vents well. Lining is easily removable for washing. The X-11 is no longer made it is now the X-12. I like Arai helmets but they don't fit my head shape.

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I have a HJC FG-15 (I think it's a FS-15 in America).
I'm very happy with it, it doesn't have a flip down visor, but i have a dark pinlock installed.

It has some good ventilation and it's impossible to fog up

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Shoei Qwest XL.

Fits my large long-oval head perfectly. Amazingly, the RF1100 did not- the XL was too small, and the XXL was way too large.

I've owned all kinds, I'm just not willing to pay what Arai charges anymore when a Shoei is just as good.

The Qwest ranks among one of the quieter and lighter helmets I've ever owned, and cost me just over $300 for the solid silver.

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My oval head loves the Arai Signet-Q.
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I used to have an Arai Vector 2 and then upgraded to the RX-Q. Here's me in action:

Very light, quiet, has great ventilation, and also a retractable chin spoiler which keeps the wind off my neck. I still use earplugs tho.

You can find killer deals anywhere. I paid no where near retail for a brand new helmet manufactured earlier this year. You just gotta do the research and shop around, and most of all be patient.

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I have a Voss Bandito in Matte Black

I bought it because I thought it looked cool and the price was right. I wasn't 100% sure that I was going to like motorcycling so I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg.

Now that I'm hooked, I'll probably go the Shoei Quest route, something white with some kind of design on it.

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I find the chin spoiler important not only for aero purposes, but to keep debris from flying in. My E700 has a pretty open neck design so, even with the vents closed, I get a lot of debris flying into my eyes. Very annoying. But if it's used for passengers, it won't be much of a concern since the operator is their shield.

Right now, looking to buy a Shoei 1100 or AGV Rossi.
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I've got the Aria Vector-2 in hi-viz fluorescent yellow. I liked the fit and feel of the Shoei Qwest, but the available Shoei yellow is not a neon color. I think I have an intermediate oval head shape and the Vector-2 is very comfortable, however when I first got it I thought it was nearly too tight. Since then it has broken in nicely and I'm not even aware of it while riding.

It's not really all that quiet though, so I have started wearing earplugs to get a little peace and quite in my headspace.

The ventilation is top-notch and I never get hot in it. My only complaint is a tendency to fog on cool mornings when riding slow or stopped. Cracking the visor and opening all the vents doesn't help much to drive away the condensation even when moving. It just takes a while of riding for the fog to clear up.

I got a dark smoke as well for sunny days...love it but it's a little too dark to be safe at dawn and dusk.

From what I can gather, Arai now has three different head shapes available in various products (not all shapes are available in all products), so almost everyone should be able to find an Arai helmet that is comfortable for them.
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