Scorpion EXO-1100 Preciosa Helmet
some good, some bad
This helmet offers a lot of features for the money, but in the end I will need to purchase another helmet because it is designed poorly where it counts the most. First the good: very lightweight for how big it is and all the extra features. My neck does not hurt after wearing it awhile. Beautiful graphics and looks great. Materials used in the padding feel luxurious and the helmet is very comfortable. Now the bad: the field of vision is terrible :/ from top to bottom is very narrow and unless your head is straight and you are looking straight ahead, you can't see! When riding in a race position the helmet cuts off your line of sight through the corner and also when riding on the highway tucked in, you can't see in front of you. My other complaint is that it is very noisy. Lots of wind buffeting which I did not expect since it fits so tight. Also because of the tight fit my head and face get really sweaty. I have to go back to using my old helmet on the track so I can see through the corners.
October 6, 2014
Really Good Helmet
I have a Shoei X-11 I use for track and street and this helmet was to replace it for street use. I am surprised by how well it works for the price. I love the inner shield since I don't have to wear sunglasses anymore. Overall great purchase. I may replace the Shoei with another one of these eventually.
October 13, 2014
Great helmet for the price...
I have been riding since May. I have worn my friend's Arai and HJC helmets before purchasing this one. The fit was perfect. I haven't used the pump up cheek pads but if the helmet was a little big it still would be a perfect fit. The drop down sun visor is a great feature that really sold the helmet for me. Wind noise is not bad at all. The helmet is not heavy( longest ride so far has been an hour) I researched over 2 weeks and am very glad I purchased this helmet.
September 24, 2014
My noggin is 24 inches. I ordered an XL and it was very tight to start, and I was a bit uptight about it. But after a couple weeks it broke in nicely and now is very comfortable. Noticeably lightweight. Seems to breathe fairly well though we did not have a scorcher summer this year to really test it heat-wise. Sun visor is fairly useful, but it is not that dark -- I doubt it would do the trick going into a low sun for any length of time. The facemask feature when it is locked a half-inch open is handy in order to get air. We will see how it works in the winter but so far I am very happy with the helmet.
September 23, 2014
Great helmet for a good price.
This helmet is the best bang for your buck I found. It has a lot of extra features. I love the flip down visor, comfort and airflow. My only complaints would be it's noise level and anti fog capabilities. The helmet is loud at high speeds and the visor still fogged in cold temperatures.
August 11, 2014
Bought two returned them both but I still heart Scorpion Helmets!
am on my 3rd Scorpion which is a EX700 that's showing some signs of wear but I really love the helmet. May just end up buying some fresh cheek pads and liner but I also know their technology has increased in recent years. For some strange reason my head measured an XL on the sizing chart for scorpion but I have been wearing an XXL with the 700. Now the 700 is broken in after three years with it and it's slightly loose and I realized anything I put on would be tight. The XXL seemed like a tad two tight..Though I think I could have lived with it I am going to be near philly soon so will stop in to Revzilla and just try on some xxxls just for comparision...most likely in the 500 series. However I did wear this for 10 minutes a day for 4 days..just around the house and watching tv and the build quality is great, the shield is super, and the lining is as plush and comfortable you'd get in a $600 helmet. I make good money..not a millionaire but do OK but even if I was a millionaire I'd hever spend more than $400 on a helmet. There's no need in my book and of course to those that don't mind more buying 6,7, 800 helmets more power to you!
I think Scorpion is totally on the rebound and make great products at very reasonable prices.
July 28, 2014
This helmet is everything I wanted!
This scorpion EXO-1100 was everything I wanted in a mid range helmet and at a decent price! It has great graphics, and tons of features. The flip down sun shade was a little lighter than i expected, but it does what it needs to to get by. The helmet is comfortable, airy, and has little to no wobble at interstate speeds!
July 18, 2014
Excellent bug smasher
Very stable helmet when facing forward, catches a bit of wind from the side though. A little loud with the top vents open but the airflow is excellent. Even with the top vents closed the other vents provide plenty of ventilation. The sun visor is very functional even with glasses.
The shape is almost as round as my very old Bell. For me the size ran a bit on the small side as I am 1 size larger than the fit chart says I wear. The indicated size was very tight in the temple area.
July 17, 2014