Soumy Mx Tourer

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  1. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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    Hello all; its helmet shopping time again and I am looking for some feedback on the Soumy Mx Tourer.
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    For the past 5 years I have enjoyed my BMW Enduro lid, but it is getting a but mangey and loose. It is a great lid, although quite expensive and hard to get here in the US, I have enjoyed it since day one.

    This morning I started shopping and of course looked at the Arai XD (wifey has one), Shoei Hornet, AGV AX8 Dual Evo, and Soumy Mx Tourer. I have narrowed it down to these and I am likely to stay away from the Arai as I have a rounder head and have never really enjoyed any of the Arias I have worn. I still wear a Quantum II for road use, but the XD has always left me with a headache hot spot on the forehead.

    In any case does anyone of you'all have a Suomy Mx Tourer and how do you like it? Fit and Finish? Weight? Hardware quality? etc.

    Please no recommendations on what you found to be the best, just comments on the Suomy. I've read more than a few threads about Airoh, AFX, ICON, Bell, Nolan, ...
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  2. Nophix

    Nophix Been here awhile

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    I don't have that specific one, but I used to run Suomy exclusively on the track. They were hands down my favorite helmet, and the fit and finish was second to none. They were very expensive, and the shell seemed overkill for street even before the article on Motorcyclist.

    Be aware though, they fit a lot like an Arai.
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  3. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    I'm not sure this thing is even available yet in the US. It looks like it will start shipping on the 10th of this month. Interesting helmet. I look forward to seeing reviews of is. I hope the peak actually works as a sun shade (unlike the Shoei) and doesn't vibrate (unlike the Arai does on my head).
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  4. Smoke Eater 3

    Smoke Eater 3 Long timer

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    What he said. I love Suomy helmets. They are by far the most comfortable brain buckets. They really breathe too.
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  5. kingby

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    Not sure about peak coverage, but there is an internal roll down sun visor (ala GT air or noetec) in addition. So I would imagine the sun blockage should be fully covered between the two devices.
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  6. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    Looking forward to an actual review. A photo of the shield up would be nice.
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  7. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    I'm also looking for a replacement for my good old Hornet DS.
    Tomorrow I'm going to the store and will try this one, interesting is it really that light.
    If the shape of the lid is the one I need, I will be probably going to buy one.
    So probably a review coming shortly
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  8. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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    Please let us know what you find.
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  9. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    Well, I saw the helmet today. Couldn't try it because the shop had only size L. So I ordered the XL size, which should be ok according to the size chart. Shape is similar to Shoei's type, a bit oval.
    I was very impressed by the lightness of the helmet and finish of it. Really good quality.
    Integrated inner sun visor mechanism works pretty nice, covers I'd say around 75% of vision.
    The only thing I didn't like first is that it can't be used with mx goggles, but then I realised that if you have that inner visor you can use it with outer visor open and still your eyes will be more or less protected.
    Ventilation channels cannot be locked (meaning you have to carry a duct tape to seal a helmet in rain, at least I will be doing like that:evil)
    I will take this helmet for 5k km - 15 days trip in the end of the next week, so real life use review will follow later.
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  10. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    I look forward to this review! I'm particularly interested to hear if the peak is large enough to actually block the sun (like the Arai) or if it is just for show (like the Shoei). I'm also interested to hear about sound levels and buffeting.

    Thanks in advance.
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  11. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    Helmet arrived later then I departed... Anyway I started using it in everyday commuting.
    First impressions: even with anti-aerodinamic form factor (read with peak) the helmet is so lightweight you barely feel that you have one on your head; also sun-shade is just awesome, especially in city during higher temperatures; fit and finish is top level - first I felt a bit discomfort while asking off (because of a bit thin cheeks), but then the helmet broke in a bit and now I'm completely happy.
    On the 120-140 speeds you don't feel any discomfort (tested on KTM 640 & 1190 Adventures)
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  12. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    Thank you for the review.

    No goggles with this... Does the clear shield flip up far enough not to obscure your vision? I ask as I sometimes like to leave the face shield up and wear glasses.
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  13. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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    Thanks for the Review, I appreciate it. How was the noise level? I tried on the AFX yesterday and it seem like the area around my ears is very open when compared to my other lids. How is the Suomy in relation to noise?
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  14. Shwafish

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    I came across these at the store today and was very impressed. They are incredibly light weight and they seem well made. My favorite parts where the sun visor and the fact that when you flip the clear shield up it gets completely out of the way. A lot of DS helmets I have tried on the visor is still very much in your line of sight when flipped up but that is not the case for this one. I will probably be buying one of these in the near future.
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  15. Matt fe2o3

    Matt fe2o3 Been here awhile

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    I posted in another thread, I ordered one of these in yellow a week ago from Helmet City. Do not think it has shipped yet. Ordered XL which is same size in my Arai Vector 2 which I like. I will post some reviews. I hear it is loud but so is the Vector 2. I am starting a afternoon westbound commute pattern so hoping the beak and sun shade will give me some relief. Most of all hope it fits.
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  16. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    My inexpensive MSR Xpedition has the worst lining in the world. It has seams like sand paper. The optics of the shield are like a fun house mirror. JUNK!

    I don't fit the Arai so keep the feedback coming.
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  17. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    I just ordered a Suomy MX Tourer too...Should have it in a few weeks. I'll post my first impressions once I get it.
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  18. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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    The US. Vendors still do not have them. I'm gonna wait a little longer.
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  19. Matt fe2o3

    Matt fe2o3 Been here awhile

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    I recon they are in the distribution pipeline. If no shipping advisement within a week or two I will revisit the plan.
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  20. Matt fe2o3

    Matt fe2o3 Been here awhile

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    Got the MX Tourer today in UPS.

    Size XL, same size I wear in the Arai Vector 2.

    1. Light, did I say light? Really light.

    2. Functions fine, visor and sunshade works, glasses fit with sunshades down. I wear auto darkening glasses and the sun shade is polarized I think so there is a little distortion, or whatever you call it. Not a big deal.

    3. Fit. New helmet tight. Very tight to get over the pumpkin, very sung. Not a lot of room for glasses and have to adjust my ears to fit the pockets. All new helmet stuff.

    However once on the helmet is not as bad as my Arai Vector 2 was. That broke in fine. More cheek room on the MX than the Vector, noticeable but not by much. No pinch points. I expect it will break in perfectly.

    4. Noise. First ride in an hour. Seems that it will be loud. Shell seems to transfer noise more efficiently than the Arai, however the Vector is not a quiet lid.

    5. Color. I went with the hi-vis because it adds 10 more hp to the bike as we all know. :lol3

    6. Overall, looks great, better fit than my Vector 2 out of the box, the smugness of getting it on is somewhat deceiving. Lining is fine but not as plush as the Arai.

    More later
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