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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-02-2018, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Sup fellow duke riders. I'm looking for a new helmet..


Thought to ask you guys if you had any opnion or experiance with the helmets i'm looking in too.


Shoei nxr
Shark race r pro
Hjc rpha 11 pro




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Sup fellow duke riders. I'm looking for a new helmet..


Thought to ask you guys if you had any opnion or experiance with the helmets i'm looking in too.


Shoei nxr
Shark race r pro
Hjc rpha 11 pro




Thanks lads
I've been an ARAI helmet man for 30 years the shell shape gives me a good fit

helmet are so personal you must go and try them on for the perfect fit
then consider ventilation you only have one head
wind noise you never know until you ride which is not always possible
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Of the 3 you mentioned I’ve only owned the NXR.

Like aot says helmets are an extremely personal thing. Generally arai fits oval head and shoei more rounded heads. I’m a shoei head.

The NXR is a great lid, well made, super quiet, pinlock compatible and comfortable. Absolutely no complaints, but it was pricey.

Of those 3 both the shark and shoei both have 5 star sharp safety ratings and the HJC has 3 stars. Take from that what you will.

I have friends who own the shark spartan (4 star) and won’t stop raving about how great it is. I’d assume the the race pro is better.

I’d say in order of importance for me is

1. fit
2. safety rating
3. comfort
4. wind noise
5. rep

I’d rather have a cheap ugly off brand helmet that fits well and has a good safety rating over a cool expensive one that’s flopping and sliding about.

Go try them on in store even if you decide to buy online. Get assistance in store if you’re unsure and maybe support a local business if you can.

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https://www.790dukeforum.com/forum/706-helmets-gear-protection-apparel-discussion/182-show-us-your-helmets.html

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totally agree with owl

1. fit
2. safety rating
3. comfort
4. wind noise
5. rep

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Sup fellow duke riders. I'm looking for a new helmet..


Thought to ask you guys if you had any opnion or experiance with the helmets i'm looking in too.


Shoei nxr
Shark race r pro
Hjc rpha 11 pro




Thanks lads
First, tell us what u need the helmet for?
Personally I use different helmets for different purposes. Commuting/travel/track
-Forget hjc
-As stated above, Arai is incredible (different models for different headshapes and purposes). Arai also has different shell sizes for every head size which makes it Snell rated (bling bling in safety). No bubblehead-> better airodynamics.
-So here is my recommendation on manufacturers: ARAI/SHOEI/SHARK/SCHUBERTH/AGV
-Next, tell us of the purpose?
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I’m using NEXX XR2 Carbon for a 1 year and half. Great helmet!
- Light;
- Comfortable;
- Very good wind resistance;
- Good sound isolation;
- Nice ventilation;
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Shoei GT Air, and theres a custom fit Sena 10U intercom system for it, i use it for my radar detector through blue tooth.
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Shoei GT Air, and theres a custom fit Sena 10U intercom system for it, i use it for my radar detector through blue tooth.
Ditto for comfort and the excellent drop down internal tinted visor. The helmet tends to mist my spectacles first thing before setting off in the morning but not too bad. Also have a Sena comms unit attached and the helmet has nice deep cutouts for the speakers. Still happy after 18 months of use.
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I'm also sold on the internal dark visors now. I currently have 2 Scorpion helmets, bought because they were the best fit for my head apart from Arai, which were out of my price range at the time. A good fit is number one on my list of requirement in a helmet and the only way to find that out is to try a lot on.
(three posts from New Zealand in a row......)
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I'm also sold on the internal dark visors now. I currently have 2 Scorpion helmets, bought because they were the best fit for my head apart from Arai, which were out of my price range at the time. A good fit is number one on my list of requirement in a helmet and the only way to find that out is to try a lot on.
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