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Old Feb 24th 2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Matte Black Helmets

Any experience people?

I was wondering about the following issues:

1) Do flys and muck clean off easy, or do they stain?

2) Do they suck up heat from direct sun - would be big problem for me!

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Old Feb 25th 2012, 05:11 AM   #2
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got a matte black SHoei RF 1100, fare way better than my gloss black Arai, easy to clean and pretty touch to scratch. dont feel the heat soak up in the sun to be un issue.
hope that help.
im thinking of X 12 this season, but the RF 1100 is still too new.
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Old Feb 25th 2012, 06:07 AM   #3
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Wife has HJC matte black. Looked great when new but one can see every fingerprint. Stains by looking at it and the slightest scratch shows.
To us it's the worst colour ever.

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Old Mar 20th 2012, 10:09 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by duckyduc View Post
got a matte black SHoei RF 1100, fare way better than my gloss black Arai, easy to clean and pretty touch to scratch. dont feel the heat soak up in the sun to be un issue.
hope that help.
im thinking of X 12 this season, but the RF 1100 is still too new.
Just got the X Twelve a couple of months ago after wearing my Shark RSR2 for two years. I love the X Twelve, it's eye port is larger than most helmets and gives a noticeably larger field of view. It's also pretty light and fits great, I highly recommend it...
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Old May 6th 2012, 08:39 PM   #5
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I have a Matte black Shoei XR1100.

No issues at all.
Great tough looking lid.

Now.. if only I could get my Pani in that colour.....

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Old May 6th 2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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i just bought matt black shoei too lovely lid
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Old May 8th 2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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i have a bell matte carbon and i love it.it flows ALOT of air and isn't any heavier than my arai it replaced.if your figers are greasy then it will leave prints that you can see,but they wipe off easily.bugs clean off with just some water.i live in phoenix where temps can hit 118f on the summer and i haven't noticed any heat soak at all.

this is a review of the helmet.


Bell Star Matte Carbon Helmet - RevZilla

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Old Dec 7th 2012, 02:52 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by 1198freak View Post
Just got the X Twelve a couple of months ago after wearing my Shark RSR2 for two years. I love the X Twelve, it's eye port is larger than most helmets and gives a noticeably larger field of view. It's also pretty light and fits great, I highly recommend it...
I second that
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Old Dec 7th 2012, 03:23 PM   #9
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I Ride: 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale #1184
I recently bought a AGV Ducati Dark Rider, and I love it. The matte black doesn't seem to radiant the Florida heat any differently compared to other helmets I have.


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Old Dec 7th 2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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No issues with bugs, got the NEXX flat black carbon version and love it.
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