Im looking into buying a new helmet and i have come to picking between the gt air or the rf1200 by shoei. just hoping to get some input on which one is better for the 250r, for noise, air flow, ect.
Ive been saving for quite sometime fora good helmet so a few extra $$ isnt going to bother me if i get what i want. ive tried then both on. they both feel good to me in med size. I have cycle gears sedici strada? helmet right now. It is more noisy then i like. even with my sena on i can still hear quite a bit unless i turn it up to mid-high range of volume. As far as the rf1200 i planned on getting a pin lock when i bought the helmet as i want a tinted visor.The gt air reportedly is quieter than the rf1200. The consumer will also get an internal sunscreen. Of course this costs more but, as you're looking at an expensive helmet line the few xtra $$ may not be an issue. Needless to say, make sure the fit is proper. I own a Shoei rf1100, the precursor to the 1200, and love it. I don't find it too noisy but admit I wld like a quieter ride. I solve this issue with listening to my Bluetooth tunes Another issue with the Shoei rf line is visor fog which is a common complaint. This is also solved with a pin-lock
Looks like im going to have to look into those too lol. I do mostly city driving right now, how much noise do the earplugs block out? Are there different ratings to them?Even with the very best helmets there will be wind noise at higher speeds... the only solution is to use ear plugs. I've found the silicone type to work the best at blocking wind noise.
Not sure if Cycle Gear sells silicone ear plugs or not... I know Walmart does in their sporting goods dept., also you can likely find them at gun shops.Schroeder-thanks for the advice ill check out some silicon ones around town. maybe stop by cyclegear or something and pick some up
L_T_R-thanks for the site. ill check them out and maybe itll help make my decision on a helmet
I've got the Shoei Qwest, which is very easy to change out the shield on. I don't ride at night, but if I did it wouldn't be an issue to carry the clear shield in my tail bag and change out the tinted one when the sun goes down.BTW I would recommend a helmet with an integrated sun visor. When I read the stories of having to swap the whole visor out at night I cringe. One flip of a finger and my sun visor is up or down, just as I need it.
I don't know, I'm very light sensitive (hell, there isn't much I'm not sensitive to:|) and whenever the light level changes I have to adjust my visor. When I'm riding through our countryside I frequently go through areas with dark thick forests (sun screen up) which then lead to open fields again (sun screen down) and back into forests (sun screen up) and so on. I probably adjust my visor ten + times during a 2 hour ride. Wouldn't want to have to swap it every time.:frown2:I've got the Shoei Qwest, which is very easy to change out the shield on. I don't ride at night, but if I did it wouldn't be an issue to carry the clear shield in my tail bag and change out the tinted one when the sun goes down.