Can anyone provide any input on using the pro or race star on the street? I keep reading that these are more track oriented helmets, but I do suspect the higher viewing angle would be better suited to riding a sportbike. My Nexx XR1R has great forward visibility when tucked. I was going to wait until they released the 360 fly version of the helmet, but I spoke to someone at the Sena booth at the Long Beach Motorcycle Show who happened to work at a Bell dealer. He indicated there were rumors that thy weren't going to release the helmet after all as they decided to depress the part of a shell under the camera somewhat for more clearance, but are having difficulty with DOT approval in this configuration. This is nothing more than a rumor so don't rely on this. Then I ended up buying a standard 360 Fly 4K camera at a great price during black friday. As a result, I may look at one of the standard Star helmets in the next couple of months.
Sorry, I totally missed this. Any of the 3 star lines would be fine for street riding. If you tend to ride aggressively (knee dragging) then I would definitely lean more towards the race/pro models as the viewport is much better designed for this type of riding.
I have not heard anything about the 360 lid but will ask the home office for an update.
I have the Bell Race Star and use it for the street. The fit is perfect. You will have much more visabilty the any previous model and to me just as quite as the Bell RS-1. The only thing I dont like it the visor is alittle hard to open but other then that it is well worth the money.
I am of the opposite opinion. Until you have had a visor violently flip open and rip off your helmet at ~140mph while doing a head check, you will not appreciate the latching mechanism on that helmet =). It does require a little bit of effort (but hardly difficult) but for me having that very positive lock is a fantastic thing.
Turns out it doesn't matter. I tried on the Race Star yesterday and none of them fit me. The primary problem was that there was a huge gap in front of my forehead. Going down a size made it way too tight on the sides and the forehead gap was still there. I'm going to ask for some information about their custom fit program, but it could end up cost prohibitive.
Bummer. Sorry to hear about the fit but it is better that you know and find a lid that fits you well.
As for custom, I believe they run about the same as the pro models in the $1200 range.