LaZer Monaco Roadster Helmet
Like this helmet...
This is a great helmet. It is touted as being of the lightest helmets made and for me it is noticeably lighter (if i could have shelled out the $$, i would have gone for the carbon fiber model that was even lighter). Not quite as quiet as i would have expected, but not bad. i especially like the auto tinting shield. the Lazar large seems to be slighting tighter than the Shoei large (RF??...don't remember the model i tried), so went up to Lazar XL. Didn't need the blue tooth equipment that can come with it, because i had my own already, but like the fact it was pre-wired -may i'll go with the factory Bluetooth next time. Like the quick release chin strap a lot! 1st Helmet i received via mail didn't fit -Revzilla has a fantastic return policy - sent it back and received a larger helmet with no extra shipping charges!
June 29, 2014
Didn't work for me.
I used this helmet for one season. My chin actually touches the chin bar and the cheek pads on my "medium" are very tight. Locking the chin bar in place takes some force. Slamming it into position the other day I broke off the slide control for the chin bar vent. Revzilla offered to sell me a new chin bar for $49. Makes we wonder who else has had this problem if they have to inventory replacement chin bars. The reason I bought this helmet was the modular design and photochromic shield. If Bell ever puts a photochromic shield on the Bullitt, you'll be able to buy this helmet on Ebay. I suppose it's a good helmet. Just didn't work for me.
April 14, 2014
Good innovative helmet
Overall I like the helmet. For me the best feature is the photchromic shield. It works very well, though it takes a little while to lighten up. I broke the breath guard by pulling down on that area to close the lid. However, I have not needed it since I always use the pinlock insert. Don't order LazerLink unless they change the mic design.
April 11, 2014
Have Recommended this Helmet!
I had been looking for a modular helmet for the past year or so. After looking at the RPHA and Shoei Neotec I went with the Lazer Monaco. One of the biggest reasons for me was that the helmet came in Hi-Viz with graphics. It seems almost everyone else makes modular helmets only in solid colors.
My past few helmets have had drop down sun visors so i wasn't sure how I'd like the transitions lens but after riding a few days in bright sunlight with it I can say that I'm very happy with it.
I have a more of an oval shaped head and the helmet fits me well once it's on. On the downside, the helmet is very tight to put on and take off. I have installed a Sena SMH10 on the helmet and instead of using speakers I use the earbud adapter. When wearing the earbuds if I have the noise cancelling pads in they put too much pressure on the earbuds causing them to irritate my inner ears so I leave them out.
After testing this helmet back to back with my Scorpion EXO 1000 I would say this helmet is quieter than the Scorpion.
Because of how hard it is to put on and take off I have given the helmet 4 stars instead of 5 (I do recognize that the helmet has to be engineered this way to stay in place when the face is open).
April 2, 2014
Very Nice Helmet
I have had this helmet for over a month now and it is over a pound lighter than my previous helmet, which is so very nice. The transition shield is incredible and one of the reasons I purchased this helmet. The bright graphics are well placed and not over powering a good balance between bright and the dark silver. I did contact Revzilla due to a problem with the cheek pads and they replaced them free of charge, got to love that! It is quiet and I haven't had any issue with the top vent in the rain. Great ventilation.
March 21, 2014
Just a good Helmet , Classic stylist with some poor quality details like the annoying squezze (in justice, maybe only happen with this one) when I open/close the chin bar, and the paint scratch to easy.
The good is the visor, with remarkable features who makes to relaxed the ride,
I ride a naked bike and a scooter(monster 796, and Vespa 300) and use it with both in commuting and mid road rides (300 kms/avg) and in general, I felt very confortable
January 21, 2014
shield is the reason to get this helmet
This helmet's sizing is accurate for me. It's just tight to get on and off. Once on, it fits me like other medium helmets.
It's noisy with lots of air getting past the rather small lower collar, but this lid flows more air than any helmet I can remember owning.
The Transitions visor and the light weight are THE reasons to buy this helmet. The visor works as advertised which means its great in the sun and its the lightest modular I've owned and I've used one since they came on the market.
March 4, 2014
Great helmet for a great deal
I'm a new rider, however I've been using a Large generic helmet up till now. This helmet fits well, is quiet and I love the transitions face shield. I haven't installed the pin lock yet, but I have attached my Cardo G9 and everything is great. The helmet is pre-wired for another system, but I already had one.
January 27, 2014