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Icon Variant Big Game Helmet

What’s black and white and red all over? Conventional wisdom says a newspaper. Or a zebra in a blender. But the Variant Big Game defies convention. A brazen stripe pattern with a bold red flash dares the lurking pride to take their best shot. The Big Game turns the tables. The hunted now has become the hunter.



Note:  Helmet ships with both Clear and Dark Smoke faceshields.

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Icon Variant Big Game Helmet 4.5 5 140 140
First Impressions Ok, I've got an '14 FZ09 and I've worn the helmet for a few days now. The first thing that I noticed was a drastic reduction in noise by about 75%. Coming from the Bell Revolver (must be the noisiest helmet out there), this one is super quiet comparatively. I wear ear plugs and also installed the Sena SMH10R low profile headset which the bell also had so it's a direct comparison. Sena fits great without any pressure points on the ears. The helmet fit is just slightly snug on the cheeks but I know that will break in after some time in it. It's not uncomfortable anyway so I don't think it's an issue even if it doesn't. I was concerned about highway speeds but it proved to be a non-issue for me, I am learning to turn my head a little down and to the side when looking to the side/behind on lane changes to cut the wind so the visor doesn't drag. Works great. Buffeting is at a minimum, I would say it's less than the Bell, maybe because of the riding position on the FZ? The downside to the helmet is changing the shields is a pita. They really need to come up with a better way to do that, I struggled getting the old one off and the new one seated right. The Bell and Scorpion EXO-1000 are much easier and don't require tools. This one does. Airflow, airflow, airflow, wow!! I haven't ridden in really hot temps with it yet but the air flow is really good and adjustable. Definitely a fan of this helmet though and so far the only knock is the changing of the shield. July 17, 2014
In Love with my Helmet i have been riding with my helmet for about a month now, it has finally molded to the shape of my head and it feels great! the vision on the helmet is amazing! it is kinda loud on the highway but nothing bad at all! great helmet great price! thanks Revzilla June 27, 2014
Great fit. To start off I really like the look and feel of this helmet. First negative of helmet is if your riding in strong wind it will try and rip your head off. Second and worst problem with this helmet is if you intend on changing out the face shield you probably only get to do it about 6 times before the aluminum bolts that hold the shield on seize up and you can't remove them without breaking them off in the helmet. You would think that if your going to make a helmet and charge $400 for a helmet it would have and easy quick detach system for the face shield, like scorpion uses. June 23, 2014
Looks really cool. fits like a charm and very comfy. I've decided it looks like a cross between a halo helmet and a wasps face. This helmet looks Amazing. It's comfortable on top of that. I ride 60 miles a day with 90 percent highway and I put in ear plugs. To be fair I would put in ear plugs with any helmet because it's smart. The helmet creates more drag at high speeds compared to a non visor helmet, but it's not bad. In fact, after a week you'll have stronger neck muscles and you won't notice the additional drag :) June 23, 2014
Saved my head after hitting deer This helmet has my vote. After t-boning a deer at about 50mph on my 2009 KLR 650 it kept my head and neck totally safe. What surprised me the most is that the visor thing on it didn't even break off. I got a massive deal on this one so I probably won't buy the same helmet again but I'm kind of cheap. If you got the money for this helmet and like it, buy it! It will protect you. As far as the helmet itself goes, it has great airflow so you stay cool during the summer, but when you put the chin curtain in and close it up right that airflow really dies off so you stay pretty warm too. It's a little noisy but I didn't find that to be an issue because I had a bluetooth that was more than loud enough to overpower the sound. The only cons about it is the shape is really good at catching a heavy crosswind and turning your head but you get used to it. I gave it such a low rating on features and bang for the buck because you would think with the price of the helmet it would have a build in sun visor but it didn't. It was also somewhat frustrating that you couldn't run it without the visor that was on it. Overall I would fully recommend this helmet and I loved it while I had it. June 15, 2014
Awesome asethetics, mediocre wearability OK, in my honest opinion. As a daily rider (every day rain or shine) this helmet is a total vanity item. Will it protect you? Absolutely! (Both DOT and ECE approved) But it's fitment is a bit odd. At least to my head. It's not a perfect fit (but fits well enough to protect), even with adjusting pads and such. Granted my head is more circular than oval, this helmet still fits me adequately. Not as well as my Scorpion or my HJC but it fits relatively well. Back to vanity and looks, If you wanna look awesome and different riding around on the roads, this will make you stand out no doubt. I get tons of compliments on this helmet and not only that but I really dig the look of it. (After all, I bought it because it looked frickin' sweet) Especially when you pair the rubatone black up with the gold visor. Total spartan look achieved. It also helps that I never see anyone else with this helmet on, even in the Bay Area of California. Airflow is extremely good as well, so good that I know this helmet will be terrible for winter riding. All in all this is a very good helmet. Not the best out there, maybe a bit over priced. But it's still a winner in my book and let's be honest, it looks mean and wicked. If you have a street fighter type of bike, this really ties the aggressive look together. Personally, it looks complete with my Triumph Street Triple. If you are constantly checking this helmet out and wondering if you should get it, go ahead and pick one up. You won't be disappointed, even with some of the short comings it may have. May 19, 2014
REVZILLA ROCKS!!! My head measured 22" exactly which was on the maximum measurement for fitting a size small. So I purchased size small and have to say It is a VERY snug fit. It has loosened up a little since my first couple of rides and I am confident after a season it will be perfectly molded to my face and a PERFECT fit. I have to say for It being so tight as it is right now, there are no pressure points that make it uncomfortable to wear. Also the material is very soft and feels good when wearing it. This is my first street helmet and am very happy that I went with the Variant, Looks dope paired with my WR250R! Very happy with the Revzilla Experience so far... May 14, 2014
This helmet is amazing This helmet is simply amazing. If its the style you want, just buy it now! My mind was blown at the FOV (field of view), almost nothing is blocked out. It blows my previous helmet out of the water. As other reviewers have said, the cheek pads are pretty tight on my face. This was pretty bad when also wearing my sun glasses. So I would recommend buying an Icon Variant Face Shield that is tinted. I got the Dark Smoke and love it. After nixing the glasses I've started to like the snugness of the cheek pads and imagine they'll break in a little bit. Just buy it! May 1, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Al B: I chose this helmet because it doesn't match my personality. Jun 30, 2014
C J: Style mostly, making the assumption that it (better be) would be decent enough for the price. May 16, 2014
Lawrence W: i chose this because it offers the protection i need for riding but the deciding factor was definitely the very unique graphic that i haven't seen anywhere else. once i saw it i couldn't have picked anything else May 12, 2014
BRADLY J: Awesome looking helmet! People cant help but turn their heads. Neat features with the chin, vizor and rocker vents. The red guts(padding) is just icing on the cake. Apr 24, 2014
Luii P: I've had my eye on this for quite sometime. I just feel like the design itself reflects my intensity to strike when the opportunity arrises. Also, ICON makes the sexiest biking gear for my generation. Apr 14, 2014
Abraham K: Reviews. It's unique like me. It's awesome like me. Apr 4, 2014
Trey S: Good helmet. lots of compliments Mar 31, 2014
Dwila S: This Icon Variant Big Game Helmet is a gift for my grandson. He chose it because his colleague in the Iowa National Guard has one and loves it. I want it because of the reviews and I want him to be as safe as possible. Of course, the color scheme is awesome, too. My grandson will add a review after he has worn it for awhile. Mar 18, 2014
John B: I wanted something that was different from all the other street helmets that are out there and this definitely succeeds at that. Just looks badass. Nov 9, 2013
Wilhelm H: Aside from all the functional aspects I really like the aggressive styling and the mad graphics. Of all the icon helmets this one is my favourtie and it just so happens that it's well suited to the type of riding I'll be doing. Oct 19, 2013
Ross M: Great helmet very cool looks. Aug 26, 2013
Trey S asked: Does this helmet come with a dark smoke visor? I have heard different things. Feb 11, 2014
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C J: Yes it does. Also, take IMMACULATE care when cleaning the inside of the visor. For some reason it scratches very easily, more so than the exterior of the visor. Never had this issue with cheaper helmets... Feb 14, 2014
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Jane C: When I received my helmet it came with both clear and smoke visor. I definitely recommend the Icon Variant, I ride a street fighter and this helmet completely eliminates the effects of wind in a full tuck. Feb 12, 2014
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Daniel L: When I ordered my Variant Big Game Helmet, it came with a dark smoke shield in the box. Although, there was a mixup, Icon had packed a proshield dark smoke shield, but Revzilla resolved that issue for me. Feb 11, 2014
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Lisa B: Yes!, mine came with a dark smoke visor! Be gentle when changing them out though; I was a bit to vigorous with the screw and stripped it. Nothing duck tape cannot fix though :) Feb 11, 2014
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Drew S: Yes, this helmet actuallly comes with both a dark visor and a clear one. So you can interchange them at will. Feb 11, 2014
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Jane C: When I ordered it I received both a clear visor and a smoke visor. Feb 11, 2014
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Alvaro A M: Yes, it does and also a clear visor Feb 12, 2014
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