Schuberth SR1 Technology Helmet
A Professional Break Down For You!
Bang For The Buck - This helmet is exactly what it's suppose to be and everything it's not suppose to be. You are paying $1000.00 bucks for leading technology, leading aerodynamics, functional features, lightweight, efficiency and style. This helemt is designed for speed but looks freaky fast also at slow speeds.
Comfort - Its definitely race fit tight. Requires break in time to become comfortable. Of course, it depends on your head shape.
Protection and Durability - Just about Perfect. Lots of moving parts. Seems like it would have to have something break somewhere, but so far so good. Levels and latches seem solid.
Air Flow - Insane air flow when all four vents are open. I only required the face shield vent underneath the chin guard for sufficient airflow. But it hasn't been hot out yet.
Features - Excellent thought went into the features. To many to mention. But to give you the idea, the helmet has doors you can easily open or close for better hearing. You can tune he hearing with the patches inside the helmet. Crazy awesome stuff.
Fit - I normally wear a medium, so I ordered a medium. Oh so tight. But I know this helmet will break in perfectly. It took two hours before I started feeling it right out of the box. But it's definitely "race fit". Very snug.
Noise Level - With all the vents closed and the available chin skirt (curtain) installed, with the ear gates closed, it's noisy. Not crazy noisy, but noisy. But that is totally expected with a lightweight, racing helmet made out of premium materials. Ear plugs made it hum beautifully. And I have a loud exhaust.
Weight - I have more helmets then I care to share with you. This helmet just feels incredible. You feel virtually no wind resistance and when you turn your head, you basically don't even know it's on. After five minutes of riding, you forget you even have the helmet on. It's that light.
Shape - Not round, but not narrow. More narrow then round but definitely intermediate to narrow. It's absolutely impossible to get a helmet that fits perfectly without breaking them in. Unless you're extremely lucky. Everyone's head is different. Just know it's snug, and slightly more narrow then round.
Vision - Optically perfect. You don't know good vision until you have this quality of shield. I purchased the iridium 80% shield, and it just makes this helmet look kick a**. I didn't need or use the (gross yellow) anti-fog shield. Plus it was extremely cloudy. I think it was old. Not sure. Couldn't quite figure that out, but absolutely is not needed with such good air flow in this helmet.
BOTTOM LINE - All things considered, I dropped $1100.00 on this helmet and Iridium face shield. I have a big a** smile on my face and could not be happier. I feel this helmet is worth it.
December 7, 2014
Track day/sport rider hat
I own Schuberth C3 I use when touring and over 3 years and 25,000 miles of touring have come to appreciate the uncompromising quality, fit, and finish of the brand. I got to use a Schuberth SR-1 for two days at the California Superbike School camp so I knew what I was buying when I ordered mine from Revzilla. The Large fit me perfect at CSS with their broken in helmet but I was a 'tweener size between a L and an XL in a new hat. The XL fit me comfortably but my head bottomed out in it (not good). The Large (59) fit my head perfectly but squashed my fat cheeks. I ordered the Large and after a week of my own accelerated break in, it fit's perfectly. It flows an incredible amount of air compared to any other high end helmet I've owned and yet is as quiet as any of my touring helmets. It's even got little vents in the back to let in MORE sound for riding in traffic. I couldn't be happier and even though this is one of the most expensive track day helmets you can buy, I feel like I got a great value because of the exceptional quality of the helmet.
October 20, 2014
Its loud I can barely hear my bike
What a shame, I was expecting a lot more of this helmet when talking about noise.
Its loud I can barely hear my bike, at speeds over 120 kph its to much, all I hear is wind noise.
And why would Michael Schumacher add noise vents nerve the ear to open and close, Jesus Crist..
I have filled the holes in attempt to make it more quiet, but its just to much wind noise
I’m overall really disappointed in this helmet, I really like it, fir is great, comfort is great, but the noise is to much, im still looking for a better helmet, I use it on and off, but my favorite is still my cheap Thai Bimola helmet, the most quit helmet so far I have tried, unbelievable. But im not sure Bimola lives up to international standards in safty and stuff :( so really like to find a better helmet.
August 25, 2014
Another QC Fail...From Germany of All Places!
I didn't get to ride test this helmet for reasons which shall become clear so the following comments are based on my findings after trying it on at home.
I was looking forward to experiencing the legendary German build quality in this helmet but was surprised to find a loose and wobbly vent switch on the top straight out of the box so never got to ride in it. Revzilla customer service were quick to take it back and refund it as usual - thanks guys. That aside it felt comfortable, well built and not too heavy. The shell size was about the same as my AGV Pista Carbon and it's just a smidge heavier which is no mean feat against the stripped down Italian. The chin bar seems to protrude more than other brands which makes it appear larger than it actually is.
The visor ratchet was quite notchy and the changing system a bit more fiddly than the AGV but it is definitely an improvement over the Arai visor replacement lottery. There is a visor lock slider which seems a bit of overkill and I found it to be too stiff to operate reliably. Good eye port and visibility but the Pista beats all comers in that respect for me, especially in the tuck position.
I really wanted to give it a try as my Pista Carbon is not designed for inclement or cold weather sports touring and I need something great for the fall and winter riding season. It just really puts me off when I find obvious manufacturing flaws being missed by quality control when it comes to a safety product (especially an expensive one).
August 8, 2014
Spend the money it's only your head
Helmets are such a subjective item. What works for one person won't for another. Try them on before you buy. I waited until I found an SR1 to try on and I am glad I did. There were none to be found here in MN. Only the SR2 and C3 which are good helmets in their own right, but this SR1 is an amazing helmet for me. The lack of weight, field of vision, ventilation and construction are superior to anything out there. I have owned Arai and Shoei which are nice helmets too. If you use the noise reduction piece that fits under the chin, it can make the helmet a little tight to get off. I tried it, didn't like it and use earplugs anyway. If you can swing the dough make the investment. The fact that you are reading this review and others shows you are concerned about your safety
May 28, 2014
Best Helmet Feature Wise, Painful After 30 Mins.
The hot spot ruined it for me. Did 2 track days and I assume the 20 minute sessions was not enough time to really feel the pressure point right in the middle of my forehead.
Decided to use the helmet on a street ride this last weekend and after 30-40 minutes I couldn't wait to get the thing off. Hot spot right in the middle of the forehead that becomes nagging and sore.
Helmet fits perfect otherwise. It really is a shame because this helmet is fantastic with ventilation, field of vision, weight and noise.
Hope I don't have to sell this at a huge loss now.
June 25, 2014
I'm glad I spent my money on a good helmet
I got to say this is one of the best helmets I've ever had. Like the view said it is a little tight on your cheeks but it's meant to be like that. But overall the BEST helmet I own!!! Btw I use it as an everyday rider
April 14, 2014
Disapointing & Overrated
After 5 years with my Shoei X-11 thought it was time for a new helmet. I guess it's my bald head but I'm getting the forehead hotspot just after a couple of hours. I can't wait to pull over & get this thing off and that's not fun. This thing is a Pain to put on and take off. I don't think the liner is anything special. Going back to my X-11 which I can wear all day in comfort.
PS: Shipping was poor. The box was all busted up & taped back together.
May 26, 2014