i was looking for a new lid not so long ago,,,, and shuberth was my first choice,,,, untill i did some digging and found out about the sunvisor part.... (they may have changed it/made it better now)
but they have a moulding fault with the lens, and when you put one on and look through it and move your head side to side, you can sometimes get a vertical distortion that can REALLY put you off when you are riding as it makes a small area of your vision blurred.
the outside lens is ok, but the inside visor has the problem, and as that is one of the main extras of the lid, it was a big concern for me.
They are meant to be the quietest lids on the market,, but upon testing one,,,, i think my Arai is quieter,,,, personal choice probably.
plus i found for my head shape the Arai i now have was more comfortable.
I went to loads of shops and tried on loads of lids though,, and had them on in the shop for at least 10 mins, to make sure they werent too tight anywhere
The top end Scorpion has a visor inside. I've been using the mid range and i'm very happy with it. Reasonably price and comfortable, has enough vents to keep me cool in Arizona. It may be a little heavy.....but that could just be because I have an enormous head.
i had a bmw system 5 the flip front version which is made by schuberth for bmw and it was fantastic i bought it due to touring with the ex missus and because i had an autocom pro ride communication system that fitted straight into the helmet.
i found it to be very quite on the motorway at crusing speed around 80ish and found it easy to talk to the pillion whilst wearing the helmet that i had to turn the talk sensor down on the autocom unit.
the quality and durability is amazing i agree with what someone said it does fell slightly heavier to my caberg which i have now but i wouldnt hesitate to buy another when my helmet gets alittle older.
I have two with sun visors in, one is a HJC the other is a Caberg. couldn't tell you which models though.
Not sports bike helmets by any stretch, both have flip up fronts.
Very good idea, however I wish they would make the sun visors 1/2" longer, to stop the bugs ending up in my mouth when the main visor is open, they get channelled straight in. :laugh
I have the HJC fs-10 with the tinted inner, I read in a mag review they have an improved one with a larger tinted bit, as they had some complaints about it being too short and causing issues with some people, I've had no probs with it, although I think it's a bit loud, they also make a front flip version.
They are pretty much all really heavy except for the R1
I had a Caberg with the in helmet visor, and while they get poor reviews for clarity, I found it to be an excellent compromise for street riding.
If you are considering these (and the Schuberth price point is not low) you may want to consider the Akuma helmets which, I believe, are now employing a powered photochromatic visor (changes from clear to tinted with a flip switch)
I tried the Schuberth R1 and S1 and was pretty amazed. First thing I noticed is that they are MUCH more quiet than my AGV. The sun visor is really useful on the road with changing light (we have a lot of tunnels).
Why I didn't buy one: Beause it doesn't perfectly fit my head. And because I wanted a helmet suitable for racing and road, and for this I prefer some grams less over the sun visor.
Yeah I noticed that evertime I look at this thread ... I think I started it after seeing the helmet on Discovery Channel and only pronounced, not written
I know about the Akuma but you won't be able to get them here ... and I like the wanky visor :laugh
Fit is going to be a problem ...
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