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post #1 of 5 Old 08-02-2019, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Schuberth C4 helmet review

I purchased a Schuberth C4 modular helmet last November and used it for a trip from Seattle to Anchorage. Reviews were positive, and I could use the Schuberth com (SC1 PLUS) system to blue tooth my phone, gps and motorcycle entertainment/com system (riding a BMW 2018 K1600GTL), plus it was extremely light and supposedly quiet. Bought from FC Moto in Germany, great prices and reasonable shipping to the US.

I had tried this same helmet on in Anchorage before making the purchase, the sizing was right.
The C4 has built in speakers and Mic, the SC1 just snaps into the base of the helmet and worked flawlessly, about the only thing about the helmet that was right.

First day I was getting intense headaches, not right away but slowly building as I left the helmet on. Come to find out there was a couple of pressure points in the back of the C4 helmet causing this. By day two I had worked these areas down with the blunt end of a screw driver handle, no more headaches.

As time went on the helmet started getting noisier and noisier, never occurred to put in ear plugs; that came later.

Just recently the front mouth air vent cover fell off, it still worked but was missing the plastic cover.

The top vent has become almost impossible to open and close.

On my ride last night, even with ear plugs in the buffeting noise on the right side was unimaginable loud.
I am now wearing my old heavy modular helmet, filing a claim on the Schuberth (it has a 5-year unconditional guarantee).

If they replace the helmet it's going on eBay.

Conclusion, canít recommend this helmet, maybe youíve had better luck but to me it is cheaply built, noisy and ill fitting and $$$$.

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" it is cheaply built, noisy and ill fitting and $$$$."

That is something I can't say about the Scorpion helmets I've had. And it did the job when I crashed and the helmet broke and my head bone didn't.
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helmet broke and my head bone didn't.
That's a good thing, maybe check out the Scorpion line.

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Only thing about the Scorpion, since I have a pin head and wear XS size, is that when I got a different model from the EXO1000 the other model was a tighter fit.
So forewarned, try the helmets on. I got mine on the internet and was able to swap with a buddy that had the same problem. I got his small and he went to a medium.
We have several big box stores near and i can try stuff for fit. Not all areas are so lucky.
And they have great close out prices. Not some mega buck, bragging right price. The helmets qualify for the same ratings but folks will argue to blue in the face that you can't get a good helmet unless it has Blue Toof and graphics and costs a fortune.
I'm actually surprised the Cycle Gear Explorer ADV helmet i got is a pretty neat helmet. I kinda like the features the ADV style provides, like the over head beak.
It was part of a buy the jacket, get the pants, helmet and gloves free thing. The whole package seemed very reasonable.
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I bought a Scorpion AT-950 this year and it was much smaller than my other helmets. I normally wear an XL and I had to get the XXXL, it's still snug so far. It's an oval fit though, no forehead pressure at all for me, a little tight in the cheeks. I like it better than my last XL Caberg Tourmax. Very good helmet for $189.00. The visor comes off easily, but so far I like the sun protection.

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