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
I really like this helmet but the first time I used it the small retaining rings that holds the front spoiler on poped off.
I was unable to find them because I was riding on the bike. The Small plastic retainer that went through the side of the spoiler popped off also but I was able to find it and replace it. I hope this isn't an indication of how the life of this is going to be.
I like everything else about the helmet. I also purchased the Bluetooth system for this helmet and it works perfectly and I like it.
June 22, 2015
So my old AGV Chicken lid was getting tired and smelly, so I spent a little time trying on other helmets - since AGV doesn't make any helmets that aren't $900 or $250 and are widely available...
Two choices were Shoei RF1200 and Schuberth S2.
Since I like stuff I haven't tried and need a light helmet, I chose the Schuberth, in a tasteful "hi-viz' color.
I've now got about five or six hours in the helmet & here are my early thoughts -
1) It's light. I mean notably lighter than the AGV GP-Tech, which I thought was pretty light. That's good.
2) It is, in fact, quiet. There's a "woosh" sound, but it's very minor - and to be honest I think my other helmets had it too, but it was covered up by the other noises.
3) It's really comfy, except that the neck strap is pretty far back. If it was any further back, I couldn't wear the helmet without choking. And the cheeks are really tight...but comfy!!
4) Visibility is AWESOME, high, side to side, etc, LOVE the viewport. The shield distorts when it's partway up, but it's not terrible.
5) The slide-down sunshield is a neat idea - not super well executed. The shield itself doesn't come down far enough - another 5mm would make a ton of difference, and probably not interfere with most people's faces. Plus it's not dark enough - it should be DARK, as opposed to kinda dark.
It's still useful.
- overall, a full win. Even I'm not sure about the hi-viz color, but maybe it'll grow on me. Like a fungus.
June 12, 2015
Good Helmet But...
Well constructed helmet. fit is bit tight at first but once you break it in...it's actually very comfortable.
Don't find that it's quieter or louder than the next helmet. Up to 60 MPH it's fairly quiet...over that it's no different than any other helmet I've had.
The Not So Good:
Air flow is good but somehow i get more air to my right ear...Need to wear earplug otherwise after the right my ear is stuffy (as if i had been on air plane taking off during the entire ride). At first I thought i was going deaf on one side and even checked in with a doctor...
I would definitely NOT buy this helmet again due to the nuisance to my right ear.
June 5, 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