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
I was thinking about buying another Shoei RF series helmet when a buddy suggested I look into the EXO 1000. Found this updated model instead. Here are the most useful features, in order of my opinion:
1. Doesn't fog. It really doesn't
2. Built in sunvisor. Looks dorky, works great.
3. Lots and lots of ventilation that's openable/closeable
4. Controls are big enough to operate with gloves on (this includes the lips at the bottom of the faceshield to raise/lower the shield easily/quickly)
It also has the ability to easily change faceshields, but I haven't found the need to since the sun visor is so easy to operate.
Helmet fits great and has inflateable cheekpads, but since it fits my head perfectly, I haven't used them.
Great helmet. A+ Scorpion. Don't screw this fantastic helmet up when you update it.
October 27, 2014
Great helmet, looks good and fits well.
I love that the rider can use either hand to open the visor, and the pump-up cheek pads are a great addition. I would like to see an option to purchase a pinlock-ready visor from Scorpion though. The visor doesn't actually fog, but it does get 'cloudy' or 'wet-looking' during certain conditions. The 'open' lever on the visor counteracts this "fog", but it's annoying to have to keep the visor cracked, especially in colder weather. Overall this is a great helmet, and the price is right.
October 27, 2014
When I got this helmet size S, I was super disappointed - it was so tight my head almost hurt. But after a while it stretched - now its fits perfectly and is very soft and comfortable. I rode in summer heat and cold weather - it was always comfortable and good temperature inside.
When the visor is clean, the only way to tell that it's down is by not feeling the wind in your eyes. The sun-visor works well, but you do have to squint when the sun shines directly into your eyes. Blocks wind quite well, but not 100% - you do feel some draft. Rode in the rain - visor never fogged up, but it would have been nice if it had some sort of rainx or something like that so that you don't have to wipe it every 3 minutes, but that's nitpicking.
Cons: It is not as light as my old carbon fiber helmet, but that's not a problem, really. It makes some noise , especially with visor up, but, again, not a deal breaker. Also I can't really feel any difference when you open the vents or the spoiler at the back.
Overall great helmet!
October 20, 2014
Definately an improvement over the exo 1000, if you liked the 1000 you will love this. It is lighter and more confortable. I really like the drop down shade feature.
October 20, 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