LaZer Monaco Carbon Helmet
Purchased this as and upgrade from and HJC-!S33. Narrowed my field down to the Lazer HJC Rapha MAX & a Fulton M2. Ordered the large as measurements indicated this to be correct and that was what my HJC was. Cheek pads were way too tight when I received but taking them out indicated the fit was good on top. Ordered XXS cheek pads and it fit snug but much better. After 4 rides one of 1.5 hrs duration, I'm impressed. Great ventilation. Pin Lock worked great on a 43 deg. morning & the Transitions Shield is just awesome. Installed my UClear system with no problem. I'm 100% pleased with this helmet. It's got to be the best value modular out there. Top end quality, unmatched features and a moderate price point, oh and best of all super light weight. Tough to beat this one.
December 15, 2014
I've been riding for 20 years. I am now commuting on a 2014 KTM Adventure 1190. For a long time, since I've gained weight, the idea of wearing a full face helmet gives me the creeps; I just feel like suffocating. In addition to that, I recently recovered from a neck injury that kept me without riding and under therapy for 3 months.
Wanting a super light modular and strong helmet, I ended up getting this Monaco full fiber.
I usually do not have time to post reviews but this exceptional helmet is worth all my time. This morning was the first time I wear this Lazer helmet and WOW! What a difference! This thing is so comfy, so light and so reassuring.
Within few Kilometers I forgot I was wearing anything on my head. When I reached the highway I gave it a try under high speed. I reached 200 KM/h and that thing was so stable and light still; no pressure in any direction, no neck fatigue.
From bright sunlight on the highway, I entered a tunnel with very poor lighting conditions, I did not even need to lift the visor as it immediately adapted.
The only thing Lazer can work on is improving the quietness factor which is not really a major thing to me as is. At the end of the day I am driving a European bike.
My next helmet will definitely be a Lazer!
December 15, 2014
Light, quiet, comfortable fit and biker look
After much research and comparison to current Nolan helmets LaZer Monaco carbon was the only choice. We tour 20 K miles a year. A safe, quiet, light, well ventilated and comfortable helmet is an absolute must! This helmet exceeded all our needs!
December 15, 2014
A few things that might help
Only a few things I can say that others haven't, first off the carbon version is noticable lighter then the all glass version, I didn't think I'd notice a big difference. I'd definitely pick this one over the glass version due to weight, safety, and looks. Also as many people have said it's difficult to put on. One thing I did to make it easier is put the hemlet sideways on my lap, put my palms on the cheek pads, and then push and pull a few hundred times. Also, I'm not sure if this is the way most people put on this helmet, but it seems to go on easier if I put one ear in first while pulling on the sides. Forgot to mention, the first thing I did was remove the ear pads. I think a lot of people think they need to go up a size because it's difficult to get on, and the cheek pads seem tight which can be solved by the technique I explained before.
December 13, 2014
First modular helmet. Love the style, fit & features.
45 years of riding and this is my first modular. Always used a half helmet. This helmet fits great and looks good. Got one for me and one for wife. My head measures 23" exactly and large fit perfect. My wife measured 22" exactly and medium fit perfect. Slightly snug at first but quickly adjusts. Light weight and I don't feel like a bobble head. The pinlock anti fog works. The lens darkens as expected and no need for sunglasses. Airflow is good, but it's cool out. Not sure how it will be in the hot NC summer sun. Makes the ride quiet which is new to me, but I like it.
December 7, 2014
The laZer Carbon Monaco is my new Go To helmet!
This is not only a helmet but a work of art. The construction and attention to detail are second to none. I own other higher end makes and models of full face helmets but this is now my Go To helmet and I even converted my SMH10R to it. Like others have stated.. The helmet is very light and fitment is small compared to Arai, AGV, etc.. I love the darking lense with pinlock and recently added a badass mirror lense.
My only tip is to factor larger cheek pads into the price. I have a medium laZer but have added XL pads for an extra $20. The medium pads that came with the helmet were causing jaw pain after about 30 mins of riding. The XL pads were tested today and worked flawless. Keep in mind I wear a small with Arai, AGV, Nolan, Simpson, Shoei, etc..
November 29, 2014
Fit is fantastic. As others have posted, a bit tight at first but settles in nicely.
November 3, 2014
Awesome Helmet! Light, light light and confortable
Love the Lazer Monaco Carbon! Super light and that alone make this a great helmet. Cruising down the freeway at 70 and the wind hitting the helmet puts very little wind force on my neck. It's almost feels like riding with no helmet on! What a difference between this helmet and my standard composit-poly helmet. The comfort level is excellent after a little break-in period. I found the cheek pads to be a little tight when I first put it on but after a few rides it has settled in and feels wonderful now. You can but thinner cheek pads if needed as well!. The Photochromic faceshield works great. My only complaint is the shield vibrates if you click it open about 1/2" and are traveling above 45mph. View through the sheild is great and raising or closing it is a breeze .
To go from full face to open face helmet is also very easy even on the fly. The one button operation is simple and the position of the button on the helmets mouth and chin protector directs your hand easily to the spot. Simple is always good.
Love the Helmet and the Carbon Fiber weave is an awesome look. I always get comments when I ride up to other motorcycle riders.
October 20, 2014