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post #151 of 158 Old 06-21-2016, 05:36 PM
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post #152 of 158 Old 06-21-2016, 05:47 PM
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post #153 of 158 Old 12-23-2016, 04:10 PM
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Bell star matte carbon

I have the non current bell star that they sold up until the end of 2015 I believe. I bought it new in 2013. Anyways the helmet is very light weight, excellent peripheral vision, 8/10 air flow, and it was build pretty well. After 20k miles it started having problems. The chin strap covers ripped on the skinny little piece of fabric that they use to go around the strap (while wearing the helmet it is what is underneath the strap not the part against your skin) so now the strap covers seem to always be everywhere except where they should be which should be providing a barrier between the strap and your skin. Bell also discontinued the liner... even though the helmet isn't more than 5 years old. I also found out that their CURRENT bell star liner is backordered until the end of February... Also the helmet should only be used as a track helmet. Too loud for even occasional street use.
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post #154 of 158 Old 12-23-2016, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ZX6RPilot View Post
Your thoughts on this new rear entry helmet from Australia. To be released globally Dec 2015

Like the concept.
First hope emergency personal carry Phillips screwdrivers now on.
Second, vents top and bottom front. NONE rear. With the narrow opening for your head air will have a hard time going out the neck opening.
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I currently use an Arai Quantum ST Pro.

I have an Arai head and most helmets have pressure around the temples but this helmet has been on for more than 4Hrs and still is comfortable if not a tad heavy

Wind noise is slightly louder than the old chaser but with an interphone it's fine. the speaker pockets mean they don't press on your ears.

The sun shade works very well. my only complaint about it is if the main visor is muddy it makes your vision worse

Hopefully, you’ll not need it, but in an emergency, if ambulance staff need to remove your helmet they’ll find the emergency release mechanism that allows the chin pads to be pulled off first so the helmet can slide away easily.

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post #156 of 158 Old 01-15-2017, 02:59 PM
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Like the concept.
First hope emergency personal carry Phillips screwdrivers now on.
Second, vents top and bottom front. NONE rear. With the narrow opening for your head air will have a hard time going out the neck opening.
I like the concept for a street helmet. It would never pass for any on-track riding with most organizations because it's a 2-piece helmet.

Seeing how easy it is to take off, I wonder what the chance is that it will come off during a crash too when you bang your head on the ground hard enough?

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post #157 of 158 Old 01-22-2017, 02:26 PM
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My Schuberth sr1 has been the best helmet I've ever used. Having owned this helmet now for 2 years and used numerous times I really do think this was an excellent buy.
The air flow is unlike any helmet I've had and the outlets on the sides can be slid closed if noise is an issue. Once these are closed you may as well be in your living room. The lining is comfortable yet holds to your head and face with good grip. He ability to lock down the visor is always brilliant as stops any air leakage which I've had with a few other helmets I've owned. The spoiler doesn't make massive difference but at high speeds does help your head from bouncing. The only downside to this helmet which isn't a problem for me but would be for many others is the inability to fit a hands free to the inside of the helmet as there is no space.
I look forward to soon owning a sr2 and will always now stick with this make when it comes to buying my "race" helmets.
Overall a awesome track based helmet.

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post #158 of 158 Old 03-02-2017, 04:40 AM
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I've used Shoei XR1100's since their release. I've had 4 of them... Maybe 5... A lot. I love them. They no longer make them so I was forced to buy it's unofficial replacement the NXR. I love it.

It's pretty much the same as the XR1100 except it's quieter, has slightly different visor lock and vents (which I leave open all the time anyway so it doesn't matter) and it's got new designs (I prefer the old ones though).

The only downside is that the ear cut-outs are slightly smaller this year. Slightly. They're filled for free this time which is comfy, but in helmet speakers don't quite fit in them so I can't use them with the Sena 20s, I have to use headphones instead. This is fine on long journeys, but short ones with the lid on and off all the time it's a pain.

In short, overall, if you like Shoe's, you'll love this.

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