New Helmet $$$$

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by WilCon76, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. WilCon76

    WilCon76 Adventurer

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    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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  2. ssevy

    ssevy Been here awhile

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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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  3. BeachMoto

    BeachMoto Been here awhile

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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 :D:D

    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 :lol3:lol3
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  4. tlempke

    tlempke Adventurer

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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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  5. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    :clap

    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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  6. ag40

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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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  7. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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