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Old 02-28-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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What color helmet do you pefer

Im definetly getting a shoei hornet, but Im having a hard time desiding what color to get. black, white or light gray, Im afraid black will be hotter. a friend that works at a motorcycle shop told me white helmets are for girls (I never heard of that before). what color helmets do you pefer?
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:28 PM   #2
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I have never noticed a heat difference in black helmets. I think with the amount of insulation provided by the padding that heat transmission would be close to negligible. Heat build-up in a helmet is more a function of how well or poorly it is ventilated.

Regarding the visibility argument, I prefer to use lights and reflective surfaces for that purpose.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:31 PM   #3
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Your friend is gay. MCN testing conclusion was white is no cooler than black. BS. White for me.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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he's not gay it might be an old school thing.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:43 PM   #5
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I love the look of my black Arai XD3, but will soon replace it for the much more visible white version. I've never noticed it being hotter than any other non-black helmet I've worn.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:48 PM   #6
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Go for Silver/Light Gray and avoid the controversy.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #7
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Im definetly getting a shoei hornet, but Im having a hard time desiding what color to get. black, white or light gray, Im afraid black will be hotter. a friend that works at a motorcycle shop told me white helmets are for girls (I never heard of that before). what color helmets do you pefer?
Just give it a coat in any color, with Infrared Reflective Pigmentation!
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:57 PM   #8
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I have white, black, silver and grey. I like the silver and grey best.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:58 PM   #9
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Better than white
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #10
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BITD white helmets were actually cheaper so many old timers do not like them now.....in their mind they are cheap.

Solid colors are more visible than multi colors.

Solid yellow & solid white are the most visible helmet colors.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #11
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1st choice - Hi-Viz yellow

2nd choice - white
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:06 PM   #12
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White helmets are for girls?!

YIKES!!!!!!!!!!





















I don't care, I love the look of my Exo-700
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #13
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There was a paper done by or for the insurance industry a while back that found white and yellow (no high-viz available at the time of the study) were much more visible on the road and stood out better against background clutter like road signs. Going off of often faulty memory here, but I distinctly remembered that helmet color made a difference in a motorist's ability to recognize a motorcyclist.

That was enough for me. I started wearing gay white helmets. (Secure in my masculinity, so don't worry about dweebs that apply labels.) I also have a silver Arai XD3 for dirt rides. And now that Schuberth has the uber-gay hi-viz C3, I must have one of those too!
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:31 PM   #14
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Your motorcycle shop buddy is obviously way out of touch. White is the new black.......

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:34 PM   #15
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Florescent Yellow. Hate the color, LOVE the visibility.
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