Icon Variant Thriller Helmet
I love this helmet from stunt riding in a parking lot to hitting up dusty trails it's perfect for all types of riding! Very comfortable and looks great! I have a Sena and a GoPro attached to my helmet.
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April 19, 2016
Love this helmet
The helmet is a great fit after a few rides I love it and is a really good helmet
March 1, 2016
Great helmet, BAD SCREWS!
I had a plain helmet before and I wanted something that stood out so I purchased the Icon Variant Thriller helmet w/ the gold reflective visor. At first I thought this helmet was awesome and I turned heads with it but the more I used it the less impressed I became. The visor change takes a long time and a tool. If you're not careful you will break the sun shield off in a couple places(fixed it with glue) and the screws that hold the visor in are made with a cheap really soft metal that I stripped the head off of. I broke the screw housing trying to get the screw out(luckily glue fixed that as well) but after I finally got it out I replaced both screws with harder metal screws so I don't have to worry about stripping any heads off anymore. For the price I paid, I'd expect better construction. I will not be buying another one of these helmets.
February 29, 2016
Variant for life!!
I love the look and feel of the Icon Variant. The nice airflow system design keeps me nice and cool during the summers. The wide visor allows me to have a vast field of vision before having to turn my head. Plus, it just looks downright mean and dirty. Hooligan for life.
April 12, 2016
Amazing Helmet, Icon Delivers
Air flow is exceptional. I would recommend earplugs of some type in order to keep the noise down. There is a lot of ports that can open up to allow tons of air flow, with them all closed and the lid down its not super loud.
Color is white, that said in certain areas (right under the face shield when fully closed) where the coating is thicker, it looks more like a slight yellow, off white color. Predominantly the helmet is white though.
The black on the helmet is matte, the helmet shell itself is gloss and I for one love the contrast it creates. That said I may buy a new visor for it so I can add some color to the top of it without ruining the beautiful clear coat it has going on.
The helmet comes in a gym bag of sorts, rather then just a helmet bag. I like it because I can use it in everyday life or use it to carry my helmet. I prefer my parents old helmet bags though. That said, the visor can cause some bags to be very tight around it so be careful of that.
Packaging is on point, they certainly know how to deliver their product.
Faceshields are a pain to change, I don't mind because I run the tinted all the time but if you commonly change out a clear/smoke for mornings/afternoons you may want to pass, or grab a light smoke for the happy medium. you do get a Smoke and clear with the helmet, so if your like me you get the smoke and there is no need for a separate mask purchase.
I have not ridden with the chin curtain on, though I'm sure it does help with cutting down wind noise. You also get a cleaning cloth and some cleaning solution to keep it pristine.
The size as a lot mention is narrow. I commonly wear a medium, a large fits me perfectly here. Run 1 size up what you normally wear, if in doubt go to a local dealer and see if they have a Variant (any style) in stock to try on.
The helmet is a bit heavier then my old one, it might take you a bit to get accustomed to it, the visor can cause some lift as well. I don't find it to be that bad though.
FoV is enormous, you can see for days in this thing. The shield is a bit snug too, you to pop it open it can take a bit of convincing, other times it opens just fine. seems to be how you place your thumb, or how you try to lift it open.
April 11, 2016
I went for an XL instead of the L because of the shape of my head its more round than narrow I think I fits great on my head not to tight or not too loose just great. For my very first helmet purchase im more than happy with the product.
April 5, 2016
Killer helmet for the city
Have had this helmet for a year now and have been really happy with it. The fit is perfect for my narrow head, and the visor actually comes in handy - the sun is always out here in Dubai! Visibility out of the helmet is phenomenal - never had a helmet with such a tall, wide view. Quality seems to be really good, nothing has started to fray or fall apart, so the value for money has been great.
Only cons I have with the helmet are that it's SUPER loud - louder than even my moto-x helmet. Air flow isn't great at all which sucks in this hot part of the world, and as everyone else has stated, above 60mph the visor catches the wind, especially if you head check over your shoulder.
Gripes aside, it's a great lid and gets a tonne of compliments.
March 14, 2016
Great but catches wind very hard
I absolutely love this helmet. I get compliments on it every time I ride.
It's easy to clean
The pads definitely keep the sweat from running in my eyes
The only downfall is the top lip piece
It catches wind over 45mph
The faster you go the more you have to fight to keep your head in one position
One day a gust of wind hit me so hard it cought My helmet at the lip just right and ripped my head so far to the left I ended up veering into the opposite Lane
Other than having to choose another helmet on 10mph or more windy days, I'd definitely recommend this beauty
February 29, 2016