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    DD owners : which helmet do you use ?

    I'm breaking my head trying to decide which helmet to buy for my new Dorsoduro...
    which brand and model of helmet do you own and wear when riding your DD ?
    pros ? cons ?

    thanks

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    I use the Arai XD4, and love it. The peak keeps the sun out of my eyes. It's relatively light, and quiet inside. The peak doesn't catch as much air as you would think when you are looking straight ahead, but can be used as a aero spoiler if you tilt your head correctly in corners.



    The helmet you need depends a lot on the shape of your head. My head is a "intermediate oval", which is a common shape for Arai. If you aren't that shape, this helmet won't be good for you. There is some adjustability with pads.

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    Mostly an older shoei rf1100 which I love and sometimes an hjc flip up.
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    Bell helmets have always fit me best. Currently using a Vortex with a transitions shield.Name:  Bell Vortex Torn gold.jpg
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    I use the Scorpion EXO-1400 Air Carbon currently, recent purchase. It's dead quiet, extremely light, never fogs up and super comfortable (they do run small, so you're better off getting the size above your normal size).

    I used to use a Schuberth S2, which was also excellent, albeit a tad on the heavier side - only replaced due to it's age, and I fancied a change!
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    That thing is bad ass! I have same/similar from a no brand that works well with a drop down dark lenses as well as the clear visor. I love the drop down sun visor and after getting accustom to it I will not go back! I cannot find any high quality name brand with the flip down sun visor option? (better yet! a CF version with a drop down sun visor as well as a clear visor) Do you know of any? This no name brand (AFX) is DOT and ECE certified but it is not Snell. (Who needs the crush rating anyway...if ur crash is that bad its over anyway...)
    My helmet is very nice but I would like to find the same style,spec and functionality of my AFX but a more recognized name brand like Arai, Shoei or Bell . I had a full face Shoei on my crash and got a serious head injury so I am no longer convinced of the brand names being any safer. As long as you hang DOT/ECE I think ur ok..

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    Quote Originally Posted by eazaudio View Post
    That thing is bad ass! I have same/similar from a no brand that works well with a drop down dark lenses as well as the clear visor. I love the drop down sun visor and after getting accustom to it I will not go back! I cannot find any high quality name brand with the flip down sun visor option? (better yet! a CF version with a drop down sun visor as well as a clear visor) Do you know of any? This no name brand (AFX) is DOT and ECE certified but it is not Snell. (Who needs the crush rating anyway...if ur crash is that bad its over anyway...)
    My helmet is very nice but I would like to find the same style,spec and functionality of my AFX but a more recognized name brand like Arai, Shoei or Bell . I had a full face Shoei on my crash and got a serious head injury so I am no longer convinced of the brand names being any safer. As long as you hang DOT/ECE I think ur ok..
    I just picked up an AGV K3 and it has the flip down sun visor.

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    brill offer on here if you decide these ......Discounts with codes for Motorbike Helmets on Superbike Factory ( http://bit.ly/2OUwrmi )

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    DD owners : which helmet do you use ?

    I really like shark raw especial for here in cabo is so hot shark raw is good

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    only SNELL approved helmets. Arai and Shoei most likely.
    Don't be a jerk... jerk

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