Schuberth S2 Hi-Viz Helmet
very quiet if sized correctly
I‘m very pleased with this helmet. I’m currently riding a BMW R1200R (naked bike) and the helmet is very quiet at speed. i suspect that any noise complaints are due to not fitting the helmet tight enough. Compared to the S3 this is a narrower helmet - I’m a long oval and fit well into a Arai Signet Q. I fitted my S3 in person at Revzilla in Philly but they did not have the Hi-Viz in stock so shipped it to me. When the helmet arrived i thought they'd made a mistake on the shipping but checked the sales ticket and confirmed the size was as ordered. Called a gear geek who suggested I allow some time for break in. That was perfect advice. I ride with a Sena 10R and the quiet factor is exceptional allowing me to enjoy music, podcast or audio books on the way to work. if you are a long oval and like me have suffered with helmets that don’t fit closely in the temples you’ll notice the difference in wind noise. Last thought, i commute daily when its not snowing and the Hi-Viz is great additional defense against those drivers who are still groggy in the morning. This helmet is the most professional one in that color that I’ve seen - its an adult’s helmet. Lessons learned: First if you try on a helmet in person allow for the fact that its been broken in and therefore have a knowledgeable sales person on hand to help. Second, trust your Gear Geek in person and on the phone. One negative. The spoiler while great for naked bikes, prevents the use of a clamp-on comms system. My other unit is a Sena 20S which while not huge is larger that the 10R so I’m not sure about trusting a sticky mount. If anyone has thoughts on this please speak up.
May 10, 2015
Quiet and comfortable
I am in the middle of a thousand mile trip ,I just purchased this helmet it is very quiet and very comfortable.well worth the money.
May 25, 2015
Finally a quiet helmet
I finally broke down and bought this after procrastinating for years. Coming from Nolan flip up and HTC full face helmet this one is quiet and also has covered slots for speakers where the Autocom speakers fit very well.
May 25, 2015
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
the helmet is very nuce and qiute
The helmet was a pit smaller than other helmet
but it's very quite the colocr is not like the picture it's more bright that in the picture, but I like it
There is a registeration form where you will return 1/3 of the helmet price if you had an accident
The air flow was very good
May 11, 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