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Old 01-27-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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New Helmet $$$$

So I broke down today and spent the most money on a helmet I have ever even thought about. I purchased a Schuberth S2. I wanted a helmet that my communications system would fit in without pinching my ears, had good to excellent airflow and maximized the safety features. So I looked and looked and finally chose the S2. The C3 is amazing but I have owned multiple modular/flip face helmets and well never use the feature. So why pay extra for it. So anyway, pin lock, good ventilation, excellent fit, I haven't ridden yet but you can tell it will be quiet with the neck roll and overall fitment. Bunch of money but I feel good about the purchase.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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Congratulations! I don't have many dealers carrying much of a selection of helmets in my region, and so I started with a Scorpion using mail order, and then went to a Shoei RF1000 based upon online descriptions of the helmet, but in both cases my ears would get sore to the point of being excruciating. Finally a year ago, I was able to be properly fitted at the NYC motorcycle show where I picked out an Arai. It was very expensive, but having it custom fit means that I can wear it all day without any fatigue, and this makes my riding so much safer.
Even if I don't stick with Arai for my next lid, I now have a proper fitting helmet as a benchmark to compare when trying on new helmets, and I think this is invaluable. If I am not unique in my selection of my early helmets, then I would guess there are a great many riders out there with poor fitting helmets, riding less safely because of pain distractions or because of too loose fits.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:17 PM   #3
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I know they are expensive (I have had a couple of Schuberth helmets over the years) BUT well worth the investment. What is that old saying $10 Head, buy a $10 helmet

If you do that math, over the 5 year life span of the helmet, you are spending less that 40 cents a day to protect your head.

It looks good on you, you should be smiling
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:02 PM   #4
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Congrats! Looks great in white. I just picked up a new Shoei RF-1200. It was a big purchase but I can't put a price on protecting my head. Can't wait for warmer weather here in Ohio!
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:23 PM   #5
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I love my SR1. Spendy, but you totally get your money's worth. I would expect the same from the S2.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:31 AM   #6
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I've S2 too, very comfortable but just bit tight to put it on because of the neck roll. That's why it's quietest helmet.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:53 AM   #7
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If it will make you feel any better, helmets can cost a whole lot more then what your S2 cost:

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