I have been trying out Scorpion's new Dual Sport/Adventure Touring helmet, the Scorpion EXO AT950, which is aimed squarely at the “Adventure Touring” market. “AT” is for Adventure Touring and 950 is, well, because the KTM 950 engine is the best engine ever. Ok, maybe that last bit is made up, maybe it isn’t. What is not made up is this: this helmet could be a market changer. “Why?” you ask. Simple. Scorpion’s EXO AT950 is a modular adventure touring helmet with a built-in sunshade. “So what? Touratech already has the Adventuro Mod Helmet which is the same thing.” Well, yes. Sort of. The helmets are very similar in overall approach and function. However, the Touratech Adventuro Mod Helmet is $889. The Scorpion EXO AT950 is $289 for graphics models and $269 for solids like the test helmet. That's $600 less than the Touratech! The Touratech weighs in at 1,571 grams, the Scorpion at a reported 1780 grams. Not bad. Fit: I wear an XL in just about every helmet I’ve ever worn and that’s true for the AT-950 too. My head is a Shoei head, meaning that it’s more oval than round, longer front to rear than side to side. The Scorpion fits somewhere between a Shoei and a Bell. I had a Bell Revolver Evo helmet a year ago and had to return it. After 20-30 minutes, it put a lot of pressure on my forehead. While the AT-950 puts a bit of pressure on my forehead, it’s nothing I couldn’t ride with. My longest ride thus far was just under an hour and it was good. Quiet: It is not as quiet as a Shoei or Arai full face helmet, but it is not as loud as I expected either. It is certainly on par with a Hornet X2 or XD-4 or other dual-sport helmet. With earplugs it is great. Aerodynamics: The visor or peak is not as aerodynamic as the Shoei X2’s, but I suspect Shoei employed black magic to make the visor disappear. But it is on par with the XD or other dual-sport helmet visors. However, and this is big, you can remove the visor in less than two minutes without tools and you’ll have what I believe is the most attractive visor-less dual sport helmet. For example, when you remove the visor from the Hornet X2, you’re left with a hole in the top of the helmet where the vent is and the helmet just doesn’t look like an ordinary full face helmet. No such issues with the AT-950. The vent stays in place as it is not integrated into the visor and the helmet itself just looks good. It looks like a “normal” modular full-face helmet. To remove the visor, all you have to do is remove the screw from one side (note: this is a pre-production helmet, on production models the hardware will be metal), slide the visor out of the way, install the “pod” and replace the screw. Repeat for the other side and you’re done. Ventilation: The AT-950 vents well for a modular helmet. The chin vent is two position as shown below. It adjusts from closed, to a defroster for the face shield in the second position to a flow through vent in the third position. It really flows the air. The top vent flows air well, better when the visor is not installed. There are two exit vents at the rear. Face shield: The face shield is almost distortion-free, you have to look for it to see it. Although it does not have a Pinlock, the face shield itself has an anti-fog coating built in. In use, I did not experience any fogging although temperatures never dropped below 56 F while I was testing the helmet. The drop down sun visor is also anti-fog coated. Modular Operation: The modular operation is a simple one-button operation and is immediately intuitive. It operates smoothly and affirmatively latches into place. Liner: The liner is very comfortable, moisture wicking and is easily removed for cleaning. The ear pockets should be big enough to accommodate most helmet speakers. Other: The eye port opening is easily wide enough to accommodate goggles, even with the face shield in place. Overall, I am very impressed with the Scorpion EXO AT950 and, when taking the price into consideration, I’m blown away. It’s clear, Scorpion wants a big chunk of the Adventure Touring/Dual Sport helmet market.