CAR Motorcycle Crew: Help Figori protect his noggin.... vHelmet Thread

Figori

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So, I have a Scorpion EXO-900 that is long in the tooth. Need something to replace it with. I don't mind doing a little bit of year-round riding (2006 Ninja 650r), and currently have a Sena SMH 5 setup on my Scorpion.

I've looked at the GT920, the GT3000 from Scorpion. They seem nice, I just miss the styling of the 900.

Also looked at the Shoei Neotech II, but dang spending $700 on a lid.

Wife agrees that I need to get the best lid, but I feel selfish spending that kind of $$ on one.

HALP.

*EDIT* Looking for modular....
 

Wolf

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I've have been wearing HJC for almost 2 decades.
CL17 first and now the i10.

~$150 and no complaints.



Modular:
 
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Figori

Taking BRC to the EXTREME. Bitch I operate.
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I have been wearing HJC for almost 2 decades.
CL17 first and now the i10.

~$150 and no complaints.

I had a Symax II back in the day.... I just don't know about the fitment. I could touch the bar with my chin...

And my spare helmet is an HJC.
 

Wolf

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I just can't fathom spending $500+ on a helmet when I can get one that provides comparable protection for $100.
 

bubbaZR2

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Any decent brand with good safety ratings will protect your head equally, cheap or expensive. The higher cost goes into making them lighter, quieter, seal up better, etc.
 
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Rusty Shackleford

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I just can't fathom spending $500+ on a helmet when I can get one that provides comparable protection for $100.

My Shoei RF1200 I got last year is way lighter, quieter (wind noise), more comfortable, and the visor ergonomics are better than my 10 year old $200 Scorpion. However, I doubt the Shoei will safe my brain any better than the Scorpion.
 
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Figori

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My Shoei RF1200 I got last year is way lighter, quieter (wind noise), more comfortable, and the visor ergonomics are better than my 10 year old $200 Scorpion. However, I doubt the Shoei will safe my brain any better than the Scorpion.

And that's my dilemna.

I mean, I'm not riding for 4+ hours at a time.

Maybe just an hour or so, depending on if I need to go for a ride to blow off some steam.

But $700 for a helmet just seems crazy. That and the Neotech weighs almost 5lbs.
 
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Rusty Shackleford

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And that's my dilemna.

I mean, I'm not riding for 4+ hours at a time.

Maybe just an hour or so, depending on if I need to go for a ride to blow off some steam.

But $700 for a helmet just seems crazy. That and the Neotech weighs almost 5lbs.

I never ride for more than an hour or 2. Hell most of the time I'm on my 49cc Zuma but wear my leathers and Shoei helmet. Having comfortable (expensive) gear honestly makes me want to wear it.
 
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Gavin

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And that's my dilemna.

I mean, I'm not riding for 4+ hours at a time.

Maybe just an hour or so, depending on if I need to go for a ride to blow off some steam.

But $700 for a helmet just seems crazy. That and the Neotech weighs almost 5lbs.
So buy what you want.
 
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brah pitt

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May 2, 2007
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Alright. I ended up finding the AGV SportModular on closeout from RevZilla for $544 shipped to my house.

Will update once it gets here.
$435


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