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post #16 of 28 Old 12-31-2016, 01:28 AM
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I just picked up a Bell Race Star recently. So far I like it a lot (except that there is no space for the Sena speakers).

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I just picked up a Bell Race Star recently. So far I like it a lot (except that there is no space for the Sena speakers).
race star=racing /= sena :-p

The Star (the road version of the helmet) has pockets specifically for speakers. The track lids, not so much.
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race star=racing /= sena :-p

The Star (the road version of the helmet) has pockets specifically for speakers. The track lids, not so much.
From what I've seen, the new Star (street version) doesn't have pockets either. It also doesn't have the new Flex liner.

I use the Sena on the track sometimes as well. Looks like I'll just be using my custom molded ear monitors with the Sena for this helmet.

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From what I've seen, the new Star (street version) doesn't have pockets either. It also doesn't have the new Flex liner.

I use the Sena on the track sometimes as well. Looks like I'll just be using my custom molded ear monitors with the Sena for this helmet.
I have all 3 of the new lineup (Pro, Race, and Star) and I can assure you that the star has pockets for sena speakers as that is what I use it for.
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I have all 3 of the new lineup (Pro, Race, and Star) and I can assure you that the star has pockets for sena speakers as that is what I use it for.
Interesting. I've seen posts of people complaining that the Star didn't have any room for speakers either. Cool that it does though!
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Ran a Star that they gave me last year and they just sent me a Race Star and Moto-9 Flex. I really dig the fit, my only complaint is the difficulty to use my glasses in them. The new Star is a great improvement over the previous version, so much quieter and the fit is great!

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Ran a Star that they gave me last year and they just sent me a Race Star and Moto-9 Flex. I really dig the fit, my only complaint is the difficulty to use my glasses in them. The new Star is a great improvement over the previous version, so much quieter and the fit is great!

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Yes, the fit of the new Stars is great! The previous version didn't fit me well at all, so I rode with an Arai RX-Q for the last few years. I'm glad the new Star fits me really well!

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Yes, the fit of the new Stars is great! The previous version didn't fit me well at all, so I rode with an Arai RX-Q for the last few years. I'm glad the new Star fits me really well!
Wish I could've tried one on before I bought mine. It didn't fit me well at all, and it wasn't a size issue. It was visibility in the front. The front piece came too far down on my forehead which really limited visibility ahead when I was tucked. Wore it for less than 5 minutes only and ended up having to sell it for like half the price I paid. It was a pretty costly mistake on my part ....now I'll know not to buy a helmet without trying it on first.

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Wish I could've tried one on before I bought mine. It didn't fit me well at all, and it wasn't a size issue. It was visibility in the front. The front piece came too far down on my forehead which really limited visibility ahead when I was tucked. Wore it for less than 5 minutes only and ended up having to sell it for like half the price I paid. It was a pretty costly mistake on my part ....now I'll know not to buy a helmet without trying it on first.
I had the same issue with the base Star model. The viewport is specifically designed for street use so on the track I found it was difficult to look uphill while turning (if your track has that configuration). The Race and Pro Stars have a 'race view' viewport and are designed to be used in a tuck. No issue with visibility in those at all.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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