LaZer Monaco Roadster Helmet
Features offered are very atractive and the quality/workmanship are noteworthy when compaired to its competition.
I was looking for a bluetooth ready helmet, yet put off by all the "parts" necessary. This helmet come pre wired for bluetooth and does not compromise quality or engineering.
The modular chin section/face shield is easy to operate with gloves, giving positive feedback when locked in place. Visibility is very good and the chromatic visor darkens without being intrusive or obvious.
Sound quality is very good, allowing conversations while blocking a great deal of wind, traffic or engine noises.
Living in Texas the weather can go through extremes within several hours. I ride about 350 day out of the year. The only downside has been, when humidity is above 20% and conditions are right, the face shield will fog. I tested this when outside temp was 6 degrees F above 50mph it would not clear. Had to open it . Handles heavy rains quite well no leaks with vents open.
Overall I am quite impressed by the quality, workmanship and engineering. Most riders are unaware that helmets over $50 are 100% "made by hand". So quality = safety. What is your universe worth ? I'm waiting for 360 HUD.
March 25, 2015
Great helmet !
This is my second helmet and first one full face so I can't really compare with others ,but overall I'm very satisfied with it except little things that I think are unavoidable when buying a particular product (no matter the product/ seller).
Like it's a little noisy (I think for a full face) but a lot quieter than my 3/4 I used to wear before.
In rain (with cold air), even with Pinlock it does get quite a bit foggy (but still it is great nevertheless).
Lumino works great as well, but don't expect something extreme. It does the job - I think- really good.
At first was a bit challenging to put it on, but after a few times it really fits well. Everything works as it should and for me it is a steal (I've bought it on sale -and some OFF credit) almost 50% off. Very pleased with it.
March 24, 2015
Love This Helmet!
I ordered this helmet because I was looking for something that was lightweight and didn't want to spend a ton of money. Luckily, I got this while it was 40% off, and it's a steal with that discount. The photochromic faceshield works like charm. I rode home the other night while the sun was going down, and it slowly changed with the sunset so I could perfectly without struggling.
The major downside (like others have said) with this helmet is it is small. I measure my head using the sizing chart, but the issue with that is, you measure around the forehead and the real tight part are the cheeks and ears. The ears was a simple fix though. I just took out the padding where your sit and now there is plenty of room.
Overall, I think the helmet is a great deal at the price point. I would definitely order a size larger than the chart says though.
March 16, 2015
this is my first modular and I love it! My main issues with previous helmets have been aero dynamics, noise, and foggy visors. This helmet improved drastically in all those areas, especially the Pinlock for the antifog. One drawback(if you can call it a "drawback") was that it came pre-wired for a Bluetooth headset. Really not a problem, but if it had been in the description, I wouldn't have bought a separate one. Overall a superior piece of equipment for the price.
March 2, 2015
Good helmet with some minor flaws....
Just received my helmet and it's 10 degrees here in lovely Michigan so I won't be able to post a proper review until it gets warm enough to ride but here are my first impressions.
Fit - This thing is a pain to get on and off until you find the trick to it, Literally feels like someone is pulling your ears off your head if you do it wrong. The trick is to have the front open and pull out on the straps when putting it on AND when taking it off, Makes for a MUCH more pleasant experience. Once it's on it's tight and the earpads are a bit uncomfortable only time will tell if I need to remove them or not but other than that it's just a nice snug helmet. I did have one other annoying issue and I hope it won't have a huge effect but my chin does rub on the chin bar if I am talking or even moving my jaw forward slightly, I saw one other reviewer mention it and it is annoying but hopefully once the helmet settles in it will get better.
Seems pretty well built, Opens and closes tightly and I LOVE the chin buckle over old school D-Rings.....so much easier. Vision is excellent and pinlock works perfectly, I tested the photochromic shield and it seemed to work good. Removal and replacement of the shield is also easy it took me less than 3 minutes to install the pinlock and get it back together.
Overall it seems to be a upper-mid level helmet and now it's at a bargain price. I will try to remember to update my review once it warms up and I am able to actually use it :D
February 23, 2015
All of the features that I wanted.....at a good price.
I chose this helmet as a moderately priced modular based upon a Revzilla review conducted by Anthony. Despite his initially annoying introductions, I find his reviews interesting and informative. Initial fit was a little snug, but after a day or two's wear the helmet fit as expected based upon the sizing chart and Anthony's fit description in the review.
I chose white in the interest of visibility. One of the nicest features is the Transitions face-shield which allows me to wear the same prescription eyewear regardless of the time-of-day.
A good choice for what appears to be a well made, feature packed helmet, all at a moderate price.
March 25, 2015
This helmet is my first modular and it is great. The transitions lens is a great feature, and it is super light. I wish Revzilla sold the medium/large size as the M is just slightly too small, but still a decent fit, and when I break in the padding I am sure it will be fine.
March 24, 2015
*Comes with a pinlock shield. I live in Fog City and this shield does not cloud up.
*Lightweight for a modular
*Good airflow through vents
*"Transitions" style visor
*Reflective strip on the back
*Chin guard can rotate 180 degrees up so it wont catch the wind, or yank your head back in a crash
*Great build quality
*Easy on, painful off (it tries to remove my ears when I take the helmet off)
*Personally don't like the new chin strap closure systems
*Round external shape ads bulk and bobble at speeds (but this is true of all modulars)
*"Transitions" style visor
Overall the features are excellent for the value (I got this helmet on sale for $200). I don't think you'll find a lighter modular helmet around. The transitions visor is pretty cool: it reduces overall weight because you dont have the drop down sun visor, and it does adjust well to the light. The big problem is that it doesnt adjust quickly (technology isnt there yet) so going from shade to sun and visa versa is tough.
I wear an Icon Airmada normally and find this helmet fits my intermediate/long oval headshape nicely.
March 23, 2015