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Old Jun 12th 2015, 04:43 PM   #31
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others i have had. my favorite helmet was the suomy spec 1 r extream wall st edition. felt like it was custom made for my head but suomy changed their shell shape and its no longer an option. My favorite helmet now is the shoei x12 its the closest fit to the suomy and love the way it feels. A close second is the bell star. i love the features and only helmet i ride in the summer (transition shield and air flow). you can ride all day and night without carrying a shield. It would be number 1 if it fit slightly better but its perfect for the street. my least favorite and yes i have had an rf1000 and have an rf1200 and had a bell rs 1 (i say that because they are allegedly a step down from the premier helmets) is the arai. just doesnt do it for me.
Mark - what model is the blue Arai? Is it still available? Matches my Beemer!
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Old Jun 12th 2015, 05:24 PM   #32
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Which shark did you get? Nevermind its Gutlessuntolis lol.. How does it size to Arai?
Whooohh....easy there... It's the Race R Pro Carbon "WSBK CHAMPION" model. It seemed like the logical choice for my track helmet with the RSV4

Size wise it's a little rounder shaped than my Arai but seems to have a little more space in front of my mouth and nose. It's a tight fit getting in so its not going anywhere and that probably makes it a little quieter too. So far the only thing I don't like is the strap hooks with a magnet but it doesn't always stay there like the snap style on the Arai. I just checked and the weight is said to be 2.75lbs. Now that's light!
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Old Jun 12th 2015, 08:35 PM   #33
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my helmet sickness is coming back. anyway here is what i have currently. the bell i ride in the summer with the transition shield. the rf1200 is spring fall and the x12 is track day.
Mark - another helmet question - what model/partno is the RF1200?
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Old Jun 12th 2015, 09:26 PM   #34
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I'm seeing guys in this thread with a ton of lids.. In recent years I've had Shoei RF1000, RF1100, Bell Star Carbon (Cerwinske), some random HJCs and 3 Arais.

Right now I have an RF1100 and a Arai Signet Q. I have an extremely narrow and tall head. And of course, the big nose and cro-magnon brow to put the package together. I digress.

So my issue is that to get a snug fit, I wear a small lid and they tend to ride along my jaw line (to the point where my chin strap buckle digs in) and my nose can even touch the front of the bottom of my visor. I'm constantly pushing down on the top of my helmet (looks like I'm signalling police to random cars)...

Enough of the random ugly feature descriptions. Any suggestions on a narrow deep helmet? I would love something as reputable as Arai/Shoei/Bell/Suomi/etc with a low wind noise and possibly built in Bluetooth for street use.
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Whooohh....easy there... It's the Race R Pro Carbon "WSBK CHAMPION" model. It seemed like the logical choice for my track helmet with the RSV4

Size wise it's a little rounder shaped than my Arai but seems to have a little more space in front of my mouth and nose. It's a tight fit getting in so its not going anywhere and that probably makes it a little quieter too. So far the only thing I don't like is the strap hooks with a magnet but it doesn't always stay there like the snap style on the Arai. I just checked and the weight is said to be 2.75lbs. Now that's light!

Lol i just always see Guint when i see that helmet.

I like Sykes helmet. I may check that one out. Thx for the heads up about the chin magnets.
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