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Old 19th May 2017, 05:40 PM
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Default Anybody seen Marushin helmets in the flesh - or bought one ?

Been looking at the RS1/RS2 carbon helmet.

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https://www.fc-moto.de/en/Marushin-RS2-Carbon-Helmet

They're 5 star rated on the Sharp test, damn light at just over 1kg - and often come up on deals from the big web-sellers.

The vents look a bit 'budget', so was wondering what the rest of the lid is like in real life. I can't imagine they're going to feel like a high end Shoei or Arai at that price, but wouldn't mind trying one if they're decent enough build quality.

Anybody got one, or had a good look at them close up ?
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Old 19th May 2017, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: Anybody seen Marushin helmets in the flesh - or bought one ?

i've had a carbon one for a few years , good lid the light weight is a plus on long journeys as neck fatigue reduced . visor not the best and some wind noise but i usually wear ear plugs . its gathering dust now as have an adventure lid .
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Old 19th May 2017, 10:59 PM
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Default Re: Anybody seen Marushin helmets in the flesh - or bought one ?

Originally Posted by felixonagoldwing
i've had a carbon one for a few years , good lid the light weight is a plus on long journeys as neck fatigue reduced . visor not the best and some wind noise but i usually wear ear plugs . its gathering dust now as have an adventure lid .
Is that your "adventure" lid in your avatar.?
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Old 19th May 2017, 11:17 PM
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Default Re: Anybody seen Marushin helmets in the flesh - or bought one ?

Nahhh, It's a budget brand, I used to sell the brand in my bike shop /years ago/, so I did go trough all of the models they have, carbon ones included, and to be honest, I wouldn't wear any of them, but that is just me.
A lot of noise, cheap parts, not lasting for long, but cool designs and colors.

Thats my thoughts about the brand, cheap shit.
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Old 19th May 2017, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: Anybody seen Marushin helmets in the flesh - or bought one ?

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A lot of noise, cheap parts, not lasting for long, but cool designs and colors.
Thats my thoughts about the brand, cheap shit.
Good to know. I always assumed the 5 star Sharp rating would have meant it had to be a high quality bit of gear as well as able to pass the various tests - but having seen the bro's 5 star AGV, I had my doubts.

Won't risk buying one blind then so.

Thanks chaps
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Old 20th May 2017, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Anybody seen Marushin helmets in the flesh - or bought one ?

Originally Posted by doohanno1
Is that your "adventure" lid in your avatar.?
ha ha ..must change that ..no nct on the bat mobile
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