Scorpion EXO-1100 Sixty-Six Neon Helmet
Great looks and features but cannot recommend
This helmet looks awesome. I love the simple design and the colors. Visibility is outstanding, and it's pretty light weight. However, it is LOUD. I upgraded from an HLC CL-16, and this is much louder. The fit is also really strange. I wore a large in the HJC, which was slightly on the snug side. An XL in the Scorpion, I'm finding, is too small. I really want to like this helmet, but I just can't seem to get there.
April 27, 2015
Bargin for the features~Styling a bit dated and mundane
I've been riding under this helmet for over a year. I have a average shaped head with a 7 3/8 sized hat and this helmet fits me very snug but perfect. The chinstrap in a mite close for my comfort and is almost sitting at my chin, but overall good. The finish scuffs easily as does most high gloss helmets, plan on a helmet bag everywhere if you want to keep it nice. Great airflow, the cracked open setting for the visor is a little ungainly to operate. It also locks the visor to this setting so you have to fiddle with the know in order to open the visor wider or close it. The sunshade is perfect. Soft interior, easy to remove visor. Lots of ventilation, with ample texture so it's easy to find in gloves. I highly recommend this as an sub 300 dollar helmet.
April 22, 2015
Great bang for the buck helmet. I live in Southern Arizona and we have had a couple 100 degree days so far this year. This helmet, with all of its intake and exhaust options, flows extremely well. At cruising speeds in excess of 80mph this helmet is not too loud but still lets enough sound in to let me feel comfortable knowing I can hear if something is around me. The air fit system is awesome as is the drop down visor. The visor provides just enough tint to make riding during the brightest parts of the day bearable. I would highly recommend this helmet to anyone thinking about purchasing it.
May 4, 2015
Rainy trip to Ireland
In fair weather conditions, even mediocre gear will get you by. I just took a week long trip renting bikes and riding in Ireland. It poured for 6 days straight.
This helmet blew me away. I'd contacted Revzilla for some recommendations on a sub $250 full face with an IS. This was top of the heap and I'm glad I took the advice. Although it was pouring, fogging and moisture inside the helmet were non issues. With the single detent on the visor, there's about a 1/2 inch gap. With that open, I rode without issue every day. Had the helmet not performed, I may not have ridden every day and been stuck in the pubs (wait, lemme think on that a second...).
Besides the above, the helmet has the pump feature for custoM fit. I found in a size large I did not need to pump it at all. The helmet fit snug across the forehead when I first got it and I was worried it would be an irritant, but by the time the trip was done it fit perfectly. Just need dome break in.
The sunshield mechanism is great. I like it much better than my old HJC FS10. Much more fluid and the shield actually covers where it should. Could be a bit darker, but hey its not sunglasses.
All around great helmet. Also one of the lightest full face in that range.
May 4, 2015
This product has very good features for the price.
I've worn the helmet a few times now and I really appreciate the comfort and features. I purchased it to replace a Scorpion EXO 500. The airflow is better on the EXO 1100 and in my opinion, so is the style. I also found it relatively easy to install the headsets and boom mic for my bike's intercom system. I also like the feature of being able to take out the liner for washing. I think Scorpion makes a quality product with bang for the buck and I would recommend this helmet.
April 27, 2015
In the past I have purchased Shoei RF helmets and loved them, but I couldn't get past the sticker shock on the latest model. Maybe I'm just getting old and scroogey. I was looking for a quality value helmet in the same way that the Toyota Camry is a quality value car. I think the Scorpion EXO-1100 fits the bill. I also wanted a helmet with a drop-down sun visor, which this model has.
Overall, I found the quality and fit of the helmet to be very good. I measured my head at just over 23 inches and purchased a Large. It fits well and is snug. The face shield works well and is very easy to remove and re-attach. I haven't been amazed by the vent system, but few helmets really deliver on this feature. I also purchased a Sena SMH10 and was able to install it without trouble. This doesn't strike me as an especially quiet helmet. I wear earplugs.
My one gripe about the helmet would be the drop-down sun visor. The lens material seems a little cheap. That is, the optical qualities are merely okay and the tinting is insufficiently dark -- which is a frequent complaint for this helmet. Still, I'm glad the visor is there. I may explore adding additional film tinting. I believe Scorpion also sells darker replacement visors.
Bottom line: I'm happy with the helmet -- especially for the price -- and would purchase it again. In fact I just did when I bought one for my wife.
April 25, 2015
Great look, fits perfect
Great bang for the buck helmet. Not overly heavy, looks pretty mean (matte black), good visibility, and the flip down sun visor is a nice touch although I prefer a pair of regular shades for sun protection.
April 12, 2015
Just a good helmet
The scorpion exo 1100 is a great helmet. It is very comfortable nice and plush interior. I've gone on a couple early season rides with it and never fogged in the cold with all the vents closed. The sun visor could be darker but it is really easy to use
April 6, 2015