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Old 11-02-2010, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Motorcycle helmets!!

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I'm torn between two brands - Icons and Scorpion. (full-face)

They both make very, very badass looking helmets. Just wondering if one is generally more comfy, quieter than the other or it's all the same shit give or take?

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Buy something for snowboarding and wait till spring for the helmet!

I wear an Icon......it's ugly and was cheap.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Icon is for squids. Scorpion is supposed to be one of the better budget brands, so for what it's worth, I would most likely go with one of their if I got a helmet for the gf. I have a Shoei myself.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a icon and scorpion. I dont wear the icon mainly because I got it in a trade and it was more on the rare side. I bought a scorpion exo-700 and love it. DOT and SNELL approved. Face shields take 2 seconds to change out, removable liners, the only thing I wish I had that comes in the other models was a sun shield.

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They are both very similar companies, both were easier on the wallet and big on the "street" emphasis. Icon just got more popular in the last few years so they are getting more expensive. I have a few of each, my advice would be to try it on. Different companies make different shell shapes, you gotta see if these shapes fit your head. For example, I love Shoei but I can't wear them, they are too long for me and rock back and forth on my head. Both brands make sick graphics, and different tech(some are noisier, look into that), but I love both so I don't think you can go wrong with either. Enjoy!
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I wear nothing but Arai and Shoei, in that order. In terms of protection, comfort, and ventilation there are no better.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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While not as good as a Shoei or Arai, I currently and probably will always use KBC (Force RR). The helmet held up extremely well in my accident (which obviously it should) and saved my life. The first spot on my body that hit the road was my shoulder then head at 40mph or so, and I'm always glad to see another rider wearing full face lids. The reason I'm going to stick with KBC is their actions after the accident. I sent an email once I was able, to say thank you to them for putting out a quality product, explained the wreck and the helmets condition, etc. They asked me if I would send them the helmet for the R&D team to look at and they would replace it for free, they sent a pre-paid shipping label and even added the non-standard dark smoke shield I had on at the time as well as the clear.

I'm not saying they do that in all cases, or that other companies wouldn't, but a company that stands behind the riders like that will always be cool in my book



I can attest to a super-quick shield change on these, pretty good venting and excellent comfort for my head anyways, although it's kinda like snowboard boots you find a helmet that fits your head right. I'm not saying it's better than another brand, I got it at a great price to begin with but I couldn't be happier with it.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow that's sick BurtonX8 eerm...... Deviant! lol

I remember you being pretty busted up from that accident. Nice to see bike companies standing behind their riders like that !! Nice of them to do that, considering the helmet only did its job and wasn't defective in any manner.
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I have a Shark RSR2 and love it. Lightweight, looks badass. Out of the 2 chosen, I would get the scorpion
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Its nice to hear about KBC wanting the helmet for research Deviant and hooking you up with a new one. I would firmly back a company that treated me like that too!

AGV, Shark, KBC are good helmets, its really a matter of preference and fit.
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