Givi helmets... X.01?

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  1. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Hey kids, anyone have experience with Givi helmets? :eek1 Never even knew they MADE helmets until I came across this sweet looking thing. Of course I think it is not available in USA, natch. :cry

    http://www.xzero1.com/indexp.html
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  2. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Got an email back from Givi USA and like I guessed, not sold in the USA. Bastards. :lol3 Pricing is 300 pounds I think as well.
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  3. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    This helmet still interests me. Anybody overseas got one yet? Are they even out yet? I can't find them to purchase anywhere online. :ear
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  5. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    That is a sweet looking helmet! I like the fact it's modular in the sense that you can change the configuration. Options are good.
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  6. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband

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    It wasn't entirely clear on the website. Is this helmet ECE certified as a full face or open face? They kept saying that its a full face helmet but they never came out and said that it was tested to the full face standard.

    Color me skeptical. I've seen the TR-1 in person and I was not impressed with the chin bar on it.
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    Lochlyn_Deckard Dex Moto(naut)

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    The WebBikeWorld review has some interesting owner comments:

    From "A.P.": "Hi there, I write from Italy and I read all of your helmet reviews. I want to tell you about the Airoh TR1, that this (helmet does not have) a homologation as a full face helmet in ECE 22.05. (It is homologated as) a "Jet" style helmet. The chin guard would only protect you from the wind and cold probably. (It's probably better to compare it to an) open face or modular flip-up helmets than a full face. Many thanks for your very professional work on reviews."

    From "N.M": "... I think something important to highlight is that this is a Jet helmet. Not a full-face helmet at all. TheTR1 chin guard is actually considered an "accessory" by Airoh. This is what Airoh says about it: "Attention! The chin guard is an accessory for your Jet helmet designed to prevent insects or foreign bodies from nearing your face. For this reason, in the case of an accident, it does not guarantee protection against all types of impact..."


    I was disappointed to read this, but it's not that surprising considering how the chinbar works. It's unique helmet regardless.

    My thoughts are that the Givi is the same.

    Why must it be so much work to figure out how the helmets are certified? How hard is it to clearly explain what types of certifications a helmet has?



    Edit: Related -

    Anyone has one of those yet? givi X.01 Helmet - www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323190
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  8. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Eh, I like this x.01 just the same. I would order a TR1 but man in the wbw report it says it doesn't have room for your ears! WTF? I'm still interested if anyone reading this happens across one overseas please post up some pics and thoughts.
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  9. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    I tried on a TR1 not long ago, the chin bar is so close to your face its like wearing a face mask. I felt like I was suffucating the whole time.

    I REALLY REALLY dig the Givi helmet. My other few choices at the moment are a Caberg Trip, the new Shark Evoline or a BMW system 5, man I just cannot decide.
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  10. Capotourer

    Capotourer CapoNoMore

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    <TABLE id=HB_Mail_Container height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0 UNSELECTABLE="on"><TBODY><TR height="100%" width="100%" UNSELECTABLE="on"><TD id=HB_Focus_Element vAlign=top width="100%" background="" height=250 UNSELECTABLE="off">Whoa, that is a nice helmet.!!! UK website only shows this helmet not the US Website. Givi is a great company with excellent products, however there are no independent studies about US or European Safety standards on this helmet yet. (At least I could not find it) :deal
    A very distinctive look such as the Airoh's or this new Givi dont always mean that they are going to be the safest ones around.
    I would probably wait till there is some concrete reliable data out there that will support the safety of this product.
    The 3 best modular helmets I like are the Shoei Multitec, Nolan N102, and the Caberg Justissimo. I wear a Nolan N102 as the Multitec was just a bid out of my price range and still had excellent reviews. I'm very happy with mine.
    Ones i would know that the Givi would be equally comparable in safety features i would give it the "green light" as the helmets design really looks awesome. Just my 0.02 cents....
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  11. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    I emailed webbikeworld to see if they are planning a review...they are!

    I went helmet fitting yesterday.

    The Shoei Multitec...while other Shoeis fit me good this one simply does not. The N102...nice helmet but that stupid sun screen does not come down far enough and falls in my line of sight. I really would like to fit an N103. Arai (I think it was the Quantum) fit good but DAMN $! The Scorpions fit me good and I like my VX17 dirt lid but I kinda wanted something that is different...hence the Givi. Guess I'll be wearing my wife's Shoei for awhile longer til I can make up my mind. :D
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    Seems that Givi is asking full price for a helmet with no certification (homologation). Interesting that this is not mentioned in the Webbikeworld review, it should be at the top of the list.
    Helmet manufactures invest a lot of money to make sure the helmet can actually protect your head.
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  14. soloyosh

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    It says in the article that it is ECE certified.
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    I really like this helmet. :umph
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    Actually it says " it meets ECE approval (in all of its different configurations)". This is smoke and mirrors from the manufacturer meaning: 1)We designed it with the intention of getting the ECE approval or 2)We don't wan't you to know that it is certified to the open face helmet standard (which it is).

    Maybe both.

    Having been in the certification business. The standard should be listed!
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    I never figured it was cert'd as a fullface. I always figured it was cert'd as a jet like the Airoh TR1. I do a agree they could be a bit more clear as to what its actually certified as. The new Shark Evoline actually lists that is certified as a Full face and Jet.
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    Lochlyn_Deckard Dex Moto(naut)

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    So this is interesting.

    From www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycles/best-motorcycle-products-2008.htm (bottom of page):

    Shark Evoline North American Version (ECE Version Review) -
    The North American version of the unique Shark Evoline arrived a couple of weeks ago and we haven't quite finished our evaluation yet, but what a difference a continent makes!


    We weren't too thrilled with the European version of the Evoline we reviewed in August of 2008. Maybe it was one of the first off the assembly line, or perhaps we ended up with a ringer. But the DOT approved version is everything the ECE version wasn't. Or isn't.

    This one fits beautifully, it has one of the most impressive surface finishes we've ever seen on a motorcycle helmet, and it works like a charm. It's quiet, too! Review coming soon, but in the meantime, since we've been riding with this one for the last few weeks, we're giving it this special 2008 mention for the Most Improved Product of 2008.



    Edit: Uhhh yeah. It's official. I smoke crack sometimes. This should have been here: Shark Evoline - www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319015. Xeraux why didn't ya ask me why I posted in this thread? :lol3 And it looks like it has been added to the appropriate thread. I was drunk too okay!? Yeah, that's it.
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  19. Xeraux

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    I tried to put one on my head in August thie year.

    I couldn't get one to fit no matter what I tried. I was absoultely swimming in a large (which is what I wear in everything else), a medium was still a little big (still moved around on my head), and I couldn't even get my head in a small. I know it certs as a full-face in Europe, but it still felt cheap. :dunno
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  20. birdie_xx

    birdie_xx Been here awhile

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    Those who were interested in the X.01, can buy it now in USA. The helmet is now offered through the Can-am dealer network, as a part of their riding gear accessories .
    It does not say GIVI on it, nor does it bear the X.01 name, but it's the same helmet. The only differences are that the chin guards - cold and warm weather, are sold separately...and the Can-am logo

    Check it out

    http://spyder.brp.com/GearsAccessories/en-US/Product-Detail/447427

    Cheers,
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