Schuberth S2 Helmet
noisier than expected on a monster
I got the s2 as an upgrade from a Shoei RF-900. S2 is much lighter and more comfortable.
I commute a lot, and at <80km/h I used to ride with sunglasses and visor up on the shoei. I hoped to use the integrated sun visor in the same way on the s2, but the wind gets deflected directly into my eyes, making this impossible.
With the helmet closed up, I find the S2 boomy, to the point where it is louder than my old Shoei at speeds over ~80km/h The noise abates if I lean forward or way back, so if you have a more upright or more forward posture, this might not be a concern for you. I can also cut the boominess by lifting my hand to my chin, so I might find some kind of chin curtain to help out. The one supplied with the helmet only helps keep the cold out.
Air flow is good at speed, but I haven't used it on any very hot days yet. I expect it to be warmer than my Shoei when stuck in traffic in high temps.
The pinlock works fantastically at keeping the visor fog-free, but the sun-visor can get fogged up in certain conditions.
Overall I recommend the helmet, especially since the price has come down, but I'm not as pleased as I'd hoped I would be. If I do much highway or touring, I'll wear ear plugs. (I never did with my Shoei)
May 20, 2015
Excellent Quiet Comfortable but the Chinstrap sucks
I've got about 7k miles on this helmet and am glad I spent the extra money on it. I wanted a quiet full face for and didn't like the C3. The S2 looks way slicker. Previously had a carbon Shark but this is much quieter on the highway.
My only major gripe is the buckle chin strap - its position + length touches my neck with no padding around it and its can be uncomfortable if its in the wrong spot. If you have a double chin, big adams apple, or thick neck this helmet is likely not for you. I prefer european buckle straps but in this case a D-ring strap would have been better and solved this issue.
I was concerned about my Sena SMH-10 bluetooth intercom fitting but I used the extra adhesive they provide and its perfect. You can't use the clamp feature because the helmet has a lip that interferes. You also have to use the adhesive for the earpieces to stay in place but it works fine.
- High quality German finishing and engineering
- Quieter then any other full face (from my knowledge)
- Comfortable but firm fit. Not overly plush and doesn't get sloppy
- replacement inserts available
- internal sun visor is good. Could be darker but its fine.
- Visor clarity is good - no distortion or spotting
- tight seal. Hasn't leaked in rain
- No buffeting. Shoulder checks are smooth with no wobble.
- Super easy to open mouth vent for airflow/fogging. At first I thought it was too loose but takes a quick flick and is open
- The chinstrap position irritates my neck and often needs adjustment
- visor scratches very easily
- visor replacements are expensive
- Airflow could be better. Not bad, but would like more
- Some helmets offer larger field of view (particularly top/bottom requires me to move my head to see my speed)
Expensive but great helmet overall. Fits true to size. If you're ordering this helmet make sure you try it on for an hour WITH THE CHINSTRAP BUCKLED to see if it irritates you.
May 9, 2015
Very Good Helmet
Great Helmet! Looks good, nice visor system and has internal smoke visor that can slide up and down. Already built to have integrated Blue Tooth etc. put in so overall it has just about everything one could want in a helmet. I'm happy with it.
May 4, 2015
Keep in mind i have no windshield on my ride, this review is based on ride 09 Can-Am Phantom Spyder and i always ride with ear plugs. I upgrade from the Shoei X-11 and i have to say that the difference was blazingly apparent on the first ride. As far as noise, yes it is much quieter than the Shoei, but, it is a helmet it's not silent, but after riding the Shoei for a year i noticed a huge difference in noise disturbance and especially stability at speed. When i drive down the thruway at 70 plus mph in the Shoei my head would get tossed around and blind spot check required a great deal of effort. i would usually have a sore neck after 40 miles or so, not the case with the S2. At 70 plus mph i was able to just relax on the bike, in all riding position tucked, 3/4 and straight up, the helmet remains stable and checking left and right is much easier and stable as well. I found the construction to be excellent, the drop down visor is adequate. However, i still had to buy the dark smoke shield as I like it darker. Air flow is fantastic, from the top and front of the helmet. The chin strap is easier that the D-ring setup to operate, but can some time b a bit uncomfortable. I recently rode it in 27 degree weather in buffalo NY and my head stayed nice and warm. Overall, for $500.00, it is a lot of bang for the buck.
April 27, 2015
An embarrassment to German made products
Wow! This is a true embarrassment to German made products. I've used German made products all my life include 6 German cars (3 BMW's and 3 Benz) and I'm writing this review because I'm furious about the package I received last night.
I've owned Joe Rocket RKT101 which I gave to my son and just bought the Speedmaster from Revzilla for myself. The Speedmaster is a bit on the noisy side and I decided to keep it as a second helmet and find another with better noise protection to use as my primary helmet. I was also interested in something with an integrated sun shield and communication system mainly to listen to music and receive calls. I currently use UClear with my RKT helmet. I read and watched almost every information about the Schuberth helmet and compared it to Shoei and Arai because they claim to be the quietest helmet available. I was so exited when I looked at my tracking and the helmet was delivered. I took the package home, opened it and was extremely disappointed.
BTW, I ordered the helmet and the SCR-S and they both came in the same box. The package was nice and I picked up the helmet to fit it on my head. First I noticed that the sun visor was disconnected from one side, I connected that but noticed the poor quality of that visor and pretty much everything I touched on that helmet. The main liner was loose inside the helmet and when I tried to connect it, I noticed that the plastic mount in the front of the helmet, where the liner normally snaps in, was unglued from the helmet. This is not suppose to happen for the life of the helmet. Simply, the helmet looked like something you bought from a defective products store that didn't pass through any sort of quality inspection/control and was setting in a store shelf as a floor model for a couple of years.
Finally, I put every thing together, decided to try the fit of the helmet anyway and thought to myself maybe this is just a faulty product and if it fits nicely, I may just replace it for a new one (thats what I though I paid for in the first place...ugg!). Also, kept trying to convince myself that its light weight (which it is), and had the integrated communication system (which I think is better than having a device sticking out of your helmet that my interfere with the air flow and the performance of the helmet).
Once the helmet was on my head I was disappointed again. I 'm size 71/4 in hats, ordered a medium. the sides of the helmet fits nice and snug but the section in front of my mouth is protruding so far to the front and looks funny. I can easily fit my fist underneath the helmet in front of my chin.
Anyhow, writing this review is making me even more frustrated just thinking about the poor design and quality of this helmet.
Off course I put the helmet immediately back in the box, and now its setting waiting to be returned back. Therefore, I can't comment on anything related to riding with this helmet, air flow, noise....etc.
April 21, 2015
Great fit, quite and comfortable! Right size on first try.
April 13, 2015
Head shape and opinion has something in common....every one has one of their own
As I mentioned before everyone has its own head shape and his own opinion so here is mine:
Looks cool, aggressive
Very light in paper
Pin lock and internal sun visor
Very loud for the price
The hot spot on the center of forehead common on the c3 is not solved with this helmet.
It just feels heavier than it actually is
Even though feels very snug for me and the forehead hot spot is killing me it shakes as is it was to big for me, this may be because of shape and weight distribution
April 9, 2015
Sweet helmet. Comes with pinlock!
I just upgraded from my 8 year old Shoei RF1000 (yes, that's 1000, not 1200 folks) and couldn't be happier. I always loved my Shoei but wanted something different for my next helmet so was stuck between an Arai or the Schuberth. The price on this helmet dropped to $500 so that made my decision easy! The helmet feels amazingly more stable at highway speeds when in the tuck, as it was getting thrown around all over the place with that old Shoei. Head checks are easier now too.
The lining and neck collar ring padding is all quality. Defiantly a step up. The entire helmet looks and feels like a premium product. It comes with a really nice lightly padded bag and the pinlock antifog system. This helmet is a great value at $500.
March 29, 2015