LaZer Monaco Carbon Helmet
Great lightweight and good looking helmet
I have another carbon fiber helmet with the same light sensitive faceshield (Akuma Phantom - now discontinued). I wanted the same lightweight and chromatic features in a modular helmet and this is just that. It's also the best looking helmet of all, and the quality of internal liner and pads is very good. Overall this is a really great helmet that fully justifies the price. Definitively recomend it. As allways Revzilla stands out for the quality of its products and level of service.
March 1, 2014
Light-weight and looks nice, but odd fit/sizing and concerns over safety.
I wear a Medium in most other brands, but got a small per Lazer's sizing chart. It's a bit snug overall, but should break in to my head shape. The cheek pads are way too snug, however and, like others, I will need to order cheek pads for a larger size helmet. I believe I read that the DOT version uses one shell size for all different head sizes, so at least I can make it fit by just changing pads. The helmet is very nicely finished and looks great, particularly in the sunlight. The photochromic visor works well and offers a good field of view. The pinlock is wide enough that it shouldn't be directly in your line of sight unless you are in a tuck. As far as safety goes, it's a mixed bag. Per SHARP testing, it's more protective than the Schuberth C3 EXCEPT for the chinbar. In the SHARP tests, the Monaco's chinbar stayed fully locked 63% of the time vs. 97% of the time for the Schuberth. This is my only safety concern, as the helmet performed very well otherwise. Even though it is dark in color, the carbon fiber gives a bit of a reflective effect when light shines on it. The chinbar does lock positvely, but sometimes it takes multiple closings and you have to close it hard to make it lock. You can definitily tell if it is locked or not. I have never had to close a chinbar as hard as this to make it lock. The padding is comfortable (with the exception of the cheek pads mentioned above) and the visor and pinlock are clear. The strap is comfortable and the ratcheting strap work well.
February 26, 2014
Love it all the way around, looks , feel weight and of course the Visor ...what a great helmet and yes I ride a Harley and use a full-face/modular in all events.
February 18, 2014
Light is so easy on the neck
Good aero, quiet
self-darkening visor is lightweight but inferior to flipdowns when moving in and of tunnels or dappled light
weird fit, ovalish with tight sides on the jaw
January 14, 2014
For narrow long oval heads only
This helmet is very light no doubt. So light when you turn your head when riding its like you have nothing on but im struggling to not go back to my Shoei neotec because of comfort issues. The shoei is like putting on an old pair of slippers, so comfortable and the internal visor concept, in my view is the way to go, but its weight gives me a sore neck after 2 - 3 hours of riding, which the Monaco solved. The Monaco does have some good points, the transition lens works well, the ventilation is good but the internal padding has too many folds, has a loop setup to hold the cheek pads in when putting the helmet on which cut in over time, and the strap end whacks you in the neck and if you try to stuff it inside the helmet it makes for another thing sticking in to you. The flip release button is hard to get to, the retention strap buckle cuts in to my neck, and the wind from the chin vent blows straight into my eyes which over time my eyes start stinging. I have an oval, narrow head, and im very skinny.I got the medium and although it fits firmly and seemed fine when i first tried it on after a few hours of riding i had the biggest headache and couldn't wait to take it off. I ordered the large cheek pads and head liner hoping for a better result because the reduced weight really was a big plus which made it worth trying to stick to it. It helped a bit but didn't solve the problem, its just too messy a design inside to ever be really comfortable. If my head was any rounder i cant imagine how much worse this would all be. By the way, the large head liner didn't really fit, i think only the cheek pads are interchangeable between sizes. The helmet is only a little bit nosier than my neotec with earplugs but without earplugs has a empty can sound due to the carbon shell. Its fine with earplugs.
December 23, 2013
Only photochromatic shield is an issue
A snug fit was acceptable, only difficulty is using eye glasses.
Excessive pressure on ears means temple must be above ears for comfort. Shield works well except is dark even in dim light such as when overcast. Fit & finish excellent.
December 23, 2013
I also own a Schuberth C3 Pro and I have to say that, I really love this helmet!! The hinge system, feels sometimes better than on the Schubetrh at times and I would say it is as quite as the most expensive one!! The other great feature is the way the the face shield darkens and clears up so fast depending on light and temperature, the carbon fiber does not hurt either, it looks awesome. All and all I'm very happy with this helmet.
December 21, 2013
Plus to LaZer
I ordered a Carbon Fiber Monaco helmet from LaZer a XL size. I normally wear a large or extra large helmet.
The helmet arrived the next day with free shipping. I put it on and it was so freaking tight it darn near broke my glasses.
So I hollered at Revzilla and they said send her on back for a full refund. Cool.
I ordered the XXL and it arrived this afternoon. Tighter than blank to put on, but once ya get her straight I said Some Gun this is sweet.
Designed in Belgium and like a Belgium Browning pure quality.
Fits my aviation glasses
Lightest Modular helmet.
Peripheral vision is outstanding
High speed neck strain. While riding at 110 KPH it creates no strain on the neck muscles. We would never want to break a speed limit
Double lens visor to reduce or eliminate fogging.
I wish I could test it in MPH, but of course that is illegal.
Tested on 09 R1 and I only got 60 miles in so the jury is still out.
I will test it on the 2011 CBR1000rr today
The tag end of the strap was an easy fix. Two sided velcro took care of that problem. If you are the only one usin it a needle and thread makes it perfect.
Just an ole farts opinion that started riding in 1959
Revzilla is a pleasure to deal with.
December 18, 2013