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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Let me know how you like it in cool/cold weather, please. I have an Arai RX7 that I like in summer but it is a tad loud. I have considered getting a Shoei X11 for spring/fall/winter. Used to have an old Shoei and loved the helmet.
 
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sheepofblue said:
Let me know how you like it in cool/cold weather, please. I have an Arai RX7 that I like in summer but it is a tad loud. I have considered getting a Shoei X11 for spring/fall/winter. Used to have an old Shoei and loved the helmet.
Will do, but you'll have to wait till March or April of next year!! :smilebig:
 
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I just picked up a new helmet at the Motorcycle show in Long beach last weekend. It is a Scorpion Helmet(I don't know if they actually have a web site or not but this is one you can look at). When I put it on in the garage and make vroom, vroom noises it feels better than my RF900. But I wont know how it actually works until sometime next year when I can ride again. And it was only $199.00. It has a removable, machine washable liner and a faceshield you can change in about 10 sec., that you cannot fog up no matter how hard you try.
 
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Word of advice, never buy a helmet online unless you have tried that exact helmet on someplace before you buy. A helmet that does not fit properly is not a safe helmet. And just because you wear a L with one brand or style does not mean that all of them will be the same. I have an RF900 in the XL flavor that is a perfect fit but when I upgraded to the RF1000 a L fit perfect.
 

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my extreme internet searching got me $70 off my Suomy Spec 1r. I didn't try one on before buying because the only place I know of around me that sells Suomy only has the Gunwind model (which is lower than the Spec 1r). but their US website lists the hat size (such as 7 1/8) next to the S,M,L, XL sizes so that helped. I was a medium in my HJC but it was a tiny bit big but a small was too small but the medium in Suomy is a perfect fit. And I can't fog that sheild either, just my glasses. I paid $50 for a mirror iridium sheild, kinda sucks its so much but the few times I got to ride with it it was nice. does seem to actually block heat from entering the helmet just as they claim. Even though I didn't do it I'm still with Max on trying one first.

edit: oh yeah if you wear glasses that is important also. a lot say glasses or goggle friendly for us vision impaired. I tried on some new Shoei a couple weeks ago at the dealership just cause the graphic looked awesome but then I couldn't even struggle to get my glasses in. what kind of $500+ helmet can't fit glases.
 
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Had that one.. but traded it for Suomy Spec1R and Suomy has got it beat hands down.. still nice helmet though.
 

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timeBOMB said:
Had that one.. but traded it for Suomy Spec1R and Suomy has got it beat hands down.. still nice helmet though.
my only 2 complaints about that helmet and neither are even a big deal are: the chin is a little close to the front and I miss the forehead vent from my HJC when its really hot out but the rest of the venting more than makes up for it.
 

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Shoei's new graphics this year are all really nice.
 
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that color scheme is sick!! i have been dying for an x-11, next time get one for me too you selfish bastard!! :D
 
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I do like the graphics. If they added some matte spots on the helmet to excentuate the red that would be awesome.
 
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sheepofblue said:
Let me know how you like it in cool/cold weather, please. I have an Arai RX7 that I like in summer but it is a tad loud. I have considered getting a Shoei X11 for spring/fall/winter. Used to have an old Shoei and loved the helmet.
Its going to be pretty chilly in the fall/winter type riding. Even with the vents closed on cool mornings it can give ya a headache. As far as noise.... it can get kind of on the loud side but I wear earplugs on any highway runs and long rides so it doesnt really bother me, besides for the coolness it gives on those hot days I can deal with a little noise :thumb:
 
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