Schuberth C4 first ride.

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  1. Smoke Eater 3

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    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    I think I'm happy to hear that the fit is tighter. I'm a Shoei - Medium and the Schuberth - Medium was always a bit too tight...so maybe going to a Schuberth - Large will work for me. Comparing the size charts on the C3 Pro with the Shoei, I was at the lower end of the Shoei scale and the higher end of the Schuberth scale. (I think I got that right...)

    Either way - thanks for the review. Just to clarify, the built-in technology is the antennae, speakers and microphone, right? Is that included with all the helmets - you then added the SC1 Advanced kit?
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  3. Smoke Eater 3

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    It wasn't included with the helmet but I figured I needed it anyway. I usually use Bluetooth ear buds under my helmet so this is far, far better.
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    Very nice post. Where did you order the helmet from? Most places have this item on pre-Order.
    Any information would be appreciated.


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  5. Smoke Eater 3

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    After reading the thread on here about MotoUSA through Amazon I bought it through them. They shipped it quickly but it was hung up in customs for a day. I got it about 5 days after ordering.
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    How is the venting compared to the C3 Pro?
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  7. Smoke Eater 3

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    The top vent is quite good. It really flows air over my skull. The chin vent is just ok.
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  8. VR46

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    Some european shops like Champion Helmets and FC Moto have some sizes (and graphics) in stock. Ordered a c3 pro from them before, they are really good. Helmet arrived in 1 week time, paid $0 import fees. You have to a bit lucky with the size. Best is to send an email and ask before you order.

    The Schuberth C4 Pulse looks great. Nice to read an actual review. Thanks for sharing. I am considering the Schuberth C-4 Legacy

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    Might want to put in a call to your insurance company and check the survival/injury data available from NTSB and others about non-DOT helmets. Your policy may cover a DOT helmet if you break it in a crash but likely will not cover replacing a non-DOT. I'd also make damn sure non-DOT did NOT show up on any police or hospital reports. Dollars to doughnuts your liability insurance and health insurance providers will walk away from your claims if they find out; they look for anything that gives them the right to not pay out.

    Enjoy the helmet. My C4 is on the way, I just have to wait for the DOT version to arrive next week at my BMW dealer parts desk. For those who want a C4 you don't have to wait but another week or two to have a US authorized DOT version if you order now.
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  10. Smoke Eater 3

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    You do know that its the exact same helmet, right?
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    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    You do know that DOT shell is different, right?

    I noticed a lot of sneaky shops selling Schuberth online don't even mention that the helmet is not DOT and therefore illegal for use in helmet law states. Condescendingly they are all European sellers. They also don't mention that Schuberth NA will not honor warranty on them.

    In summary it's fine if you decided not to wait for USA model and save a hundred bucks in the process, but know what you are giving up.

    D.

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  12. Smoke Eater 3

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    So Schuberth is making different helmets for every country where they import? I'm asking this condescendingly. That's not exactly a winning business model. Maybe they should produce one shell which conforms to the most safety standards and therefore take advantage of the economies of scale.
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  13. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    That's what I would do, but what do I know. Maybe this way we would not have wait for months while our European brothers are already enjoying new models.
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    Not necessarily. It may be the very same helmet, but they have to submit it for approval for whatever certification it falls under. In the US, that's the federal DOT.
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