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post #1 of 20 Old 02-22-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Scorpion Exo Helmets ... any good?

I was in the suzuki dealership today and tried on one of the Scorpion Exo series helmets and it was much more comfortable than my old Shoei. They came in 3 different models:

400 series (polycarbonate shell, $139)
700 series (fiberglass / kevlar shell, $200)
1000 series (like the 700 series but with a flip-down sun visor feature, $320)

I assume that the fiberglass / kevlar shells will be lighter and stronger than polycarbonate shells and worth the extra dollars.

Does anyone have any experience with these helmets, in particular with relation to wind noise and general comfort? It's one thing to stand in the showroom for 2 minutes, entirely another to have it on for 3 hrs at 80mph.
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post #2 of 20 Old 02-22-2012, 11:38 PM
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I bought the EXO 900 about 6 or 7 months ago and like it so far. Looking forward to using it again as soon as it warms up a little more.
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I've had 2 400's and 2 700's. Liked both, though I favor the 700 that's in use now. The antifog is what sold me(PNW, think rain.) There are quieter helmets, but its not bad. The shape fit my nogan well.

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I started out with a 1000 as my first helmet, and since have had a few 400s. After switching from the 1000 to the 400, I like the 400 a lot better. I initially bought the 1000 for the flip down sun shield, but the tinting is very light, so it doesn't do much. Now I just have two visors for my 400, which are really easy to swap out.

General comfort is good for me. The shape fits my head well, and I've worn them on multiple few-thousand-mile trips with no comfort issues. I can't really comment on noise since I've never worn another brand and I always wear earplugs anyways.

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I have had 2 400 and the 100 and liked them alot.
Only went to HJC because I wanted a modular and the 900 did not fit me right
Still have a 400 and 100 as back ups.
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post #6 of 20 Old 02-23-2012, 10:29 AM
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I've got a horribly trashed EXO1000 in the garage that saved my head bone. I like 'em! I replaced the broken one with another but in Silver.
I've also got a 400 I bought and haven't worn much. The features and fit of the 1000 is mo bettah!
Folks can talk smack about a less expensive helmet but road testing one has confirmed
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I have something like 3 or 4 EXO-400s. I lost count. I started buying them as backup/passenger helmets when people posted them online for under $50 with a mirror or tinted shield as I can swap them with my main helmet's if they are cleaner

Spend the $7.50 and get the aero skirt if the helmet doesn't come with one. It'll cut away all wind entering the helmet from the area between your chin and the helmet for a much more comfortable ride

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Good helmets if they fit. My EXO-700 is a good fit for my oval head. For example, Shoei (excellent helmet) is the wrong fit for me, too round.

EXO-400 has been replaced by the 500 series. EXO-700 has been replaced by the 750. 1000 will probably be replaced by the 1100. Nothing wrong with the older versions if they haven't been sitting in a warehouse and aging for several years (date sticker is under the removable liner), and the price may be really right. The newer models are not Snell certified.

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Snell has fallen out of favor. The new ones are DOT and Euro approved.
Essentially the same thing, tested and approved.
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Snell may have fallen out of favor, but their new M2010 standards are the best IMO. DOT is weak. ECE is better.

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