LaZer Monaco Window Hi-Viz Helmet
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
I envy those who get a good fit with this beautiful helmet.
I bought an XL in this and for me the chin bar just touched my chin. Very tight getting it on and off and the chin rub would definitely prove uncomfortable when riding. I've been through many helmets in 30 years and this was the first that let me know I was long in the jaw. Revzilla sympathized, letting me know that the tight face fit was the most common complaint for this helmet and took my return. They also advised that almost any other helmet would have more room at the chin and suggested the HJC RPHA MAX for me. The HJC is also light and modular. Good choice for me, but it's not as nice looking as the LaZer Monaco. Unless you have long jaw (very oval head I guess), you should like this high quality helmet.
January 23, 2014
Tight on the cheeks
When I opened the package, the helmet's inside liner was not laid out nicely (the left side was crumpled and not laid flat inside the helmet). The visor does not close tightly (it has a little space that lets the air in) consequently it does not positively lock into the closed position. I hoped the visor problem will go away as I wear the helmet several times and worked out the visor open and close.
December 16, 2013
I was really excited to get this helmet. I have several full face helmets, and this was my first attempt with a modular. It had all the features that I was looking for. Hi-Vis, pin-lock and a transition shield. But as soon as I got it out of the box, I was disappointed.
For $419 the helmet has a lot of features, that you would pay much more for, with any other premium helmet. But in this case, I felt I got what I paid for. Im my opinion, this helmet does not qualify to be in the premium category. The finish on the helmet (paint) was top notch however, it felt more like plastic. Just real flimsy. When placed next to my Bell RS-1 and Shoei RF-1100, there was no camparison.
The fit was disappointing also. It fit my head, but just smashed my ears (and I have small ears). There is no way I could have wore ear buds with this helmet. And going up to the next size would have been too big for my head. Also, when I closed the chin bar, my chin and mouth were touching the chin bar. Obviously, not a fit for me.
The last problem I had was how round the helmet is. Not fit, but the appearance of the helmet itself. I felt like my head was in a balloon.
I did not ride in this helmet. With the fit and appearance issues, I just put it back in the box and shipped it back. So I did not comment on noise level, vision or air flow. If you are looking for a helmet with a lot of features, that you don't pay a lot for, then this is your helmet. But if you are looking for a $400 premium type helmet, this is not for you.
Kudos to RevZilla though. Fast delivery, and customer service with the process getting it sent back to them. And with the assistance in picking out my next helmet. Best customer service and delivery time on the net.
November 20, 2013
This is my first premium helmet. I really like the lightweight and the darkening face shield . I have had three other helmet s with the drop down sun shield this is much better as i wear glasses. Some of the drop downs would interfere. with my glasses. I have had 2 other Hi viz helmets I think this one looks the best . The hi viz really faded fast on the Scorpion ans the speed and strength hope this one is better. Just took a 2 day trip with this one its a great helmet. I am planning to get xxl cheek pads as it is tight there that is another plus as u can change things
November 13, 2013
I really like this helmet!
I received this helmet on day before I left Colorado for the east coast. The first day it felt a little snug but that has not been an issue. As always the trip across eastern Colorado and western Kansa was exceptionally windy. I was really pleased with the lack of buffeting even when turning my head. I always wear ear plugs, but found it to be very quiet. I averaged 600 mile days and found the lightness of the helmet to be excellent. This self darkening shield is my favorite thing and sets a standard for the other manufacturers. It works exactly as advertised. The colors are highly visible but still great looking. The air flow across the top of the head is really good. I found the chin vent confusing to adjust and was not quite sure what was what until I watched your video again. Still not sure! Would really prefer a D-ring chin strap. I have a helmet lock but can't use it.
As always Revzilla service was excellent, Arrival was exactly when promised. Really like the helmet and Revzilla.
August 12, 2013
Great helmet for the price.
Excellent value in a modular helmet. Noise level is at a minimum especially for a modular helmet. I love the photochromatic visor works great, darkening in daylight and clear at night.
July 24, 2013