Icon Variant Construct Helmet
Vents really well and an eye catcher
I bought this helmet off an impulse because I really wanted an Icon Variant. I bought it with the mirrored visor and it goes so well together.
Exterior: The finish on the helmet is amazing. Before I bought the helmet, I've read on reviews that the helmet appears with a yellowish tint that doesn't show up in the pictures. True, but to an extent. It's very much a white helmet, but under certain lighting its yellow, but its such a mild yellow that you would have to be looking for it in order to notice. I love the look of it because its such an odd looking helmet, especially on a super sport. I always get stares from people in their cars whenever I'm at a light and its pretty cool.
Features: The helmet vents really well. It's mostly because of the peak at the top of the helmet. The peak helps funnel air into the two vents in the front plus there are two more brow vents under the peak. It's not summer yet here in Georgia, but the temperature has gone up to about 85 degrees and I can ride around without sweating in it. The added chin curtain is amazing, I used it when the temperature was cooler and it kept cold air from circulating in the cold spot under my chin.
Most important thing about this helmet. You are buying it solely on looks. The peak does nothing as far as blocking out the sun or act as a visor of any sort. Another thing is whenever you're going to do head checks on the highway you'll notice quite a bit of drag because of the peak. This feeling goes away after about a week or two of riding with it when your neck gets used to the extra drag.
April 30, 2015
love the variant line
Great helmet, this is my 3rd variant. I will continue to buy them as long as they make them.
April 20, 2015
Bit spendy but great quality
I ride a ducati hypermotard and thought this helmet would go with the bike. Comfort and lookswise I've been happy with my purchase. It's an expensive helmet but in the long term it's going to be a good investment. Overall pleased with the buy.
April 13, 2015
One of the best looking helmets on the market!
Good finish. Awesome color. Lots of different layers and bits and pieces in the finish. Comes with a clear and smoked visor. The airflow is great. Also comes with chin curtain and the piece on top is a little prone to catching air. You will get used to it within 2 to 3 rides. Blocks out the sun alot. Wide view. Great fit looks great on the inside. Overall great helmet would definitely recommend.
April 10, 2015
This is a great helmet. My experience changing out the visors was a little tricky. Definitely not a quick swap. Helmet is just a tad bit louder than I would like it to be but is still quieter than my old rf1100. Field of view is amazing on this helmet. My vision isnt hindered at all with this huge visor.
March 16, 2015
Small on the cheeks
I'm L on several helmets, I used the Icon Chart and I ordered a M.
It was extremely small on the cheeks, It hurts!!!!
I get XXL cheek pads and now is better
The helmet is awesome!!
One thing that bring to my attention is that the clear visor doesn't have Anti-Fog, the smoke one have it and really works.
January 7, 2015
Solid Dual Sport helmet choice
This is probably the best looking helmet on the market. Ordered this from South Africa and took a gamble just using the sizing chart. The helmet arrived and was very relieved to find that it fitted like a glove.
Some of the pros: great aesthetics and designer lines; quality visors; good airflow. Also changed the visor on day one from Clear to Gold (gold is cool for day and night) it was not the easiest thing but also not a big problem like in most of the reviews i read.
Cons: not a huge fan of D-rings would prefer a chin clip...also should have ordered the BIG GAME option for max visibility. Comes with a clear and smoke visor but i suggest getting an additional visor to maximize your ride experience.
Revzilla it was a pleasure doing business with you.
November 24, 2014
Love this thing.
Matches my DR650 perfectly... and by "matches" I mean "makes me look like a psychopath as I ride to work." A great compromise between a street and dirt helmet, great ventilation, solid build quality, and although it might not be everyone's cup of tea, the visible construction of this specific model is a slick touch. My last helmet was a Scorpion EXO-400, which fit nicely, and in the ICON I am a size smaller, for what it's worth.
October 28, 2014