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View Poll Results: Most popular helmet brand
Arai5 98 21.88%
Agv2 66 14.73%
Shoei 81 18.08%
Shark 69 15.40%
Hjc 62 13.84%
Other 60 13.39%
pisspot 12 2.68%
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Old 28th June 2017, 08:02 AM
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Default Most popular helmet brand??

So there's a lot of brands out there and was curious as to what helmet brand is most popular with people and do they stick to the same brand or swap and change. I use a shark but only as it was a good deal for a good helmet when I started off so I know no different. Might be time for a change...
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Old 28th June 2017, 08:12 AM
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I've used an Arai Quantum for nearly 5 years now (Due a new helmet).
I'll probably buy the replacement QV-PRO (probably go for the Oriental design :) ) at the end of the summer.
I like the RX7 but it's just too noisey and doesn't have the flick up tinted visor.

I think a lot of decision around what helmet to buy is based around what shape head you have.
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Old 28th June 2017, 08:36 AM
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I've had a few Arai (TourX), an LS2, and currently have my first AGV lid (AX8)
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Old 28th June 2017, 08:49 AM
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I've had most at one stage or another. Arai while undoubted quality helmets just don't fit me. Where I'm a medium in most other brands I'm an xl in Arai with all sorts of extra padding. Generally I go for Shoei or Shark. Just bought a Gt Air on sale so looking forward to see how it stacks up.
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Old 28th June 2017, 08:57 AM
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I've worn a Sheoi for the last number of years without issue, however I'm now back in an Arai and it was like pulling on your favourite hoodie, so comfortable.

People will find they have heads that fit certain brands better than others.

I bought it in Megabikes and Robbie changed out a few pads/the skullcap to make sure it fit 100% and I'd highly recommend doing the same if you're thinking of getting a new lid.

The better the fit, the more it can protect you in the event of an off.
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Old 28th June 2017, 09:18 AM
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im in the same boat at the minute iv an arai viper gt that iv been using years and its well past its use by date. im torn between a new rx7 arai or a shoei? the arai is fairly noisy so i might go shoei and try it out. was also looking at an xlite full carbon one that my brother bought very light but havent heard much about them
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Old 28th June 2017, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Team RR
im in the same boat at the minute iv an arai viper gt that iv been using years and its well past its use by date. im torn between a new rx7 arai or a shoei? the arai is fairly noisy so i might go shoei and try it out. was also looking at an xlite full carbon one that my brother bought very light but havent heard much about them

The new rx7 has the extra bit of padding on the chin bar. Meant to stream line it even more from the wind. I'm getting a new rx7 hopefully next week!!
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Old 28th June 2017, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Team RR
im in the same boat at the minute iv an arai viper gt that iv been using years and its well past its use by date. im torn between a new rx7 arai or a shoei? the arai is fairly noisy so i might go shoei and try it out. was also looking at an xlite full carbon one that my brother bought very light but havent heard much about them
Just changed an old Arai Quantum for the new Chaser X and cant believe the improvement . Dunno if its the vents or the new shell shape but way quieter. Was thinking of a Shoei, but glad I didn't get one.
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Old 28th June 2017, 09:54 AM
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I find LS2 best suits my fat head, have two of them and very reasonably priced lids. I just cant justify spending an extra 500 quid on an Arai
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Old 28th June 2017, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by grahambo2005
I've used an Arai Quantum for nearly 5 years now (Due a new helmet).
I'll probably buy the replacement QV-PRO (probably go for the Oriental design :) ) at the end of the summer.
I like the RX7 but it's just too noisey and doesn't have the flick up tinted visor.

I think a lot of decision around what helmet to buy is based around what shape head you have.
More like the shape of my wallet !
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Old 28th June 2017, 10:37 AM
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I have been using AGV or Shark, so far the only helmets that fit my head shape. But having said that, even within the chosen brand I get better or worse fits depending on the model.
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Old 28th June 2017, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by oroura25
The new rx7 has the extra bit of padding on the chin bar. Meant to stream line it even more from the wind. I'm getting a new rx7 hopefully next week!!
let me know man when ya get it my helmet is from the noughties so shes probably back a good few models id say the newer ones are probably a bit further on aerodynamic wise
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Old 28th June 2017, 10:51 AM
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I wear what fits well and is comfortable. So Arai or Caberg for me. Caberg presently.
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Old 28th June 2017, 11:01 AM
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Shark rsr2 was my first lid and i loved it, great fit, quiet, didnt fog up and very light. Upgraded to the race r pro and while it does perform well its not nearly as quiet as the older rsr2. Had an LS2 lid as well but didnt like the fit
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Old 28th June 2017, 11:11 AM
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Shoei do a nice looking lid but im with arai at the mo, AGV are tasty as well...saying that Caberg aint bad
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Old 28th June 2017, 11:28 AM
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On my third Nitro at the moment (I've actually got two, one standard & one flip-up). I like them because they fit so well. I had an AGV Demon a few years ago & it was a disaster. Noisy, fogging up every minute & very difficult to turn my head when changing lanes, etc. The Nitro might be a bit on the el cheapo side but it's all-day comfortable & that's what I want.
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Old 28th June 2017, 11:30 AM
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Currently AGV. Pretty happy with it. Previously Arai Rapide, Arai Giga, Arai Giga 2.
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Old 28th June 2017, 11:42 AM
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Car knocked me off a bike a year ago. I landed on my head first. Was wearing AGV that day and it did the job well so I will probably stick with them.
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Old 28th June 2017, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by allsorts&oddjobs
More like the shape of my wallet !
Fuck the Wallet man!
You can make more money.

You can't make a new head.
I always buy the best Helmet I can get.

I remember years ago down at Mondello park I saw a guy with a brand new Fireblade and he was wearing a €60 helmet from Lidl/Aldi...
makes ya wonder...

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Old 28th June 2017, 12:22 PM
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Had an agv, arai and shoei years ago and none of em fitted me right, now have a caberg that fits good but is noisy and a shark speed-r thats very quiet and the best fit lid I've ever had.
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