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Offline tozes

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What's your lid of choice?
« on: January 02, 2018, 09:36:57 PM »
So, as the title says - what's your helmet of choice and why?

My main lid is a HJC IS-17. It offers good protection with 5 stars on SHARP tests and it's packed with features. I quite like the integrated sun visor (though it could be a bit darker from the factory) and the anti-fog pinlock. As a bonus it's rather cheap, great bang for the buck.

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Re: What's your lid of choice?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 06:55:03 AM »
My helmet is an X-Lite X1004: Italian bike needs an Italian lid! :001:
Joke aside, I tried Shoei and Arai but not fit my head, I bought a Schuberth C3 but after 1 hour drive it was too painful so I sold it on ebay. My head shape fit well only with Nolan group helmet so my selection is quite limited. Anyway is a good lid, maybe just a bit noisy...

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Re: What's your lid of choice?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 10:11:41 AM »



Schuberth S2 comfortable light and low noise
Great match for Ducati red.
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Re: What's your lid of choice?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 02:00:15 PM »
I've got a Shoei Neotec in dark grey, which is extremely comfortable, superbly well made, great to flip up when stopped at traffic lights + when fueling up and paying at garages - and has an excellent easily operated internal sun visor. Although as its getting on a bit now, I am very tempted with the Neotec 2 version which should be available soon.


Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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Re: What's your lid of choice?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 10:11:10 PM »
Shark spartan carbon, great helmet for me nice and comfortable in Red and black

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Re: What's your lid of choice?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 10:17:03 PM »
I alternate between three different makes depending on weather conditions and duration of rides:

Schuberth S2 for cool/cold temps and long rides. It has poor venting but superior aerodynamics and the lightest weight.
Arai Vector 2 for warm to hot temps with the best venting of any lid Ive ever warn and most comfortable by far.
Shoei RF1200 for overall best features related to comfort, venting, aerodynamics and best looking IMO.

Ive never tried a flip-up but that Neotec looks badass. I would hope it performs well at $750 USD!
« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 10:18:37 PM by Moto45 »

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Re: What's your lid of choice?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 08:35:38 AM »
Shubert C4 with integrated communication system  :002:

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Re: What's your lid of choice?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 06:30:20 PM »
Shoei GT Air for me. Flip down sun visor is a great addition, not as great on the Air part as I would have hoped.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 06:32:29 PM by Lambert »

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Re: What's your lid of choice?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 02:28:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wassers [+]
I've got a Shoei Neotec in dark grey, which is extremely comfortable, superbly well made, great to flip up when stopped at traffic lights + when fueling up and paying at garages - and has an excellent easily operated internal sun visor. Although as its getting on a bit now, I am very tempted with the Neotec 2 version which should be available soon.

I'm usually not a big fan of modulars because of the looks but I gotta say that the neotec looks pretty good

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Re: What's your lid of choice?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2018, 09:54:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by Wassers [+]
I've got a Shoei Neotec in dark grey, which is extremely comfortable, superbly well made, great to flip up when stopped at traffic lights + when fueling up and paying at garages - and has an excellent easily operated internal sun visor. Although as its getting on a bit now, I am very tempted with the Neotec 2 version which should be available soon.



I also have the Shoei Neotec and I have the one that's black with yellow detailing. I got it from the NEC in November last year. It's the first time I've had a flip front lid and I'm well impressed.
It's a nice quiet helmet and internal sunvisor which is a must for touring. I opted for the yellow detailing  because it passes the French minimum Hi-Vis rule. 😀👍