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post #1 of 52 Old 05-01-2012, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Post Best helmet for v-strom rider

Hey, I tried a post attached to a different thread, and got some good information, but thought I would try a separate unique post. I currently am wearing my first helmet, a BILT modular lid I got at Cycle Gear. It's okay, but fogs terribly when riding, but what did I expect from a 60 buck helmet. and I am more concerned about getting one that has the snell rating as well as DOT. I do want a full face, and am looking for a price range of 180-250. but love to find a sale also. I think I want one that has internal sunshade as well.
I tried on a Shoei Qwest that fit great, but the price is too steep for me.

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post #2 of 52 Old 05-01-2012, 08:16 PM
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Helmets are pretty personal, and fit is everything.

But with that said, in that price range, I have heard very good things about Bell's midrange lids like the Vortex (DOT, Snell M2010). Bonus points for the available SOLFX transitions visor, which has also received very good reviews. Shoei, Arai, Schuberth, etc set the standard, but unless you're shopping hard for deals, they also tend to be more $$$.

I'm hoping to upgrade my helmet too, when the sales hit at the end of the season, and the Bell Star and RS-1 are at the top of my list.

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Find the one that fits you best. For me, HJC fits better than anything else I have tried on. It's also nice that mine has some good features and wasn't super expensive.

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As a noob I recently purchased my first helmet. I spent a few hours at a large dealer with several brands to try. I took a friends advice and left any helmets the felt good on for about ten minutes to see how it felt over time.

I decided on a Nexx Carbon Fiber. It fit me better than any other helmet I tried, had a great viewport, super light, and a good value for the price.
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How about a scorpion exo 700, it's around $150 range, is fairly quite, and doesn't fog easily.

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I spent some time at Cycle Gear trying on various modulars (I have a full face DOT/Snell 2005 helmet already). I've been intrigued by the convenience of modular helmets and wanted to try one. I tried the Shoei Multitec ($370), the AGV Miglia ($144) and the Bilt Solar ($99). The Shoei was clearly the best in fit, finish, and comfort, but even on sale it was too expensive for my budget. I was not impressed with the Miglia. I was surprised with the quality and comfort of the Bilt, especially given the price (I really wanted to hate it and rule it out). The Bilt Solar also comes with a 5 year warranty. At $99 (on sale from $200, though I doubt they ever sell it at the retail price) I figured I couldn't go wrong with trying one out.

BTW, all three of the Modulars I tried were DOT only, FWIW.

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been looking at the enduro type helmets...they are cool,but its hard to buy helmet online
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Helmets are pretty personal, and fit is everything.

But with that said, in that price range, I have heard very good things about Bell's midrange lids like the Vortex (DOT, Snell M2010). Bonus points for the available SOLFX transitions visor, which has also received very good reviews. Shoei, Arai, Schuberth, etc set the standard, but unless you're shopping hard for deals, they also tend to be more $$$.

I'm hoping to upgrade my helmet too, when the sales hit at the end of the season, and the Bell Star and RS-1 are at the top of my list.
I purchased a Bell Star last season and just love it. Very light and nice fit for me. Great adjustable ventilation leaves me fog free and cool when its hot. No sun visor but quick visor change feature along w/ additional cheek cushions for a custom fit. DOT & Snell approved and $199 on sale from motorcyclecloseouts. Size runs big but easy exchange.
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Schuberth C3, is what i wear, expensive? Maybe? but what is your head worth?

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BTW, all three of the Modulars I tried were DOT only, FWIW.
I don't know if there are any Snell rated modular helmets.

Up until about 5 years ago, there were no Snell rated open face helmets.

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