Scorpion EXO-500 Numbskull Helmet
This Helmet is DOPE! I love the Yellow color personally.
Pros for this helmet are:
-Little red tab on the securing belt strap for an easy find of the metal belt loops
-Love the drop down Sun visor (wish it could be a bit darker though).
-The Air pump to help make a tighter fir is nice
-Quick Release Face Shield
-Lever on Visor to switch between locking visor, free moving visor and slightly propped open visor for air flow
-Air pads in my opinion feel better on my face than the normal helmet pads
Neutral: Helmet was a bit heavier than I'm used to, it caused the back of my head to hurt for maybe a 1 & a 1/2 weeks. My helmet before was really light though. Not really a Pro or a Con.
Cons for this helmet are:
When you open the 2 top vents, the wind 'can' cause a "Whizzing" sound which can be loud and annoying. Not all the time though. The Lower mouth vent make it louder as well.
September 12, 2015
Worth every penny
Bought this as my first-ever motorcycle helmet and I doubt I could have done better, even if my budget was $400.
Style is good, nothing super 'special' but that's okay
Noise is moderate. I need more volume on my Sena headset than my girlfriend does in her Shoei Qwest.
Liner and straps/pads are of good quality
Easily installed my Sena SMH-5FM headset, speakers and mic, especially when compared to my girlfriend's Shoei Qwest
Internal sun shade is SO nice...especially after watching people carry an awkwardly shaped spare visor with them to swap in/out and get scratched up in the process.
Sizing fit my narrow face very well, although I sort of agree that the air pump is cool, but I don't need to use it. Could be useful if you needed to loan your helmet to someone or maybe if your weight fluctuates up or down a bit?
Also, I appreciate that they use 2-3 different outer 'shell' sizes with the 4-5 different liner sizes so that if you get a smaller size, it doesn't make you look too much like a bobble-head doll lol.
Anti-fog tends to work fairly well and the 'cracked' position for the visor gets rid of fog immediately
Primary visor is easy to remove and install.
Vents are easy to locate and easy to operate
The internal sun-shade is pretty difficult to remove and/or clean, but if you don't ride with the visor wide open and sun-shade down, then it won't get dirty anyway.
As mentioned before, the 'cracked' position on the visor will not let you open the visor from there, you have to move the lever to the 'unlocked' position to then raise/lower the visor.
The 'locked' position on the visor... I guess I'm not sure what this is for since the visor closes all the way very securely without it.
Visor seemed to collect scratches/swirls/spider-web scratches easily, making night riding and direct sunlight problematic. You can remedy this by being very careful when removing bugs, and also polishing the visor with something like PlastX.... or just spend $40 and replace it.
Airflow is good... I can really feel the air moving up and over the top of my head, but there's not a discernible difference between having the chin and top vents open vs closed.
Overall I'm very satisfied with this helmet. It's extremely good value, but not cheaply made and has great features.
October 1, 2015
My second Exo500
I like the features of this helmet, built in sun visor, cheek pump, works with my Sena Bluetooth units.
August 31, 2015
Great product for the price
I would not order another helmet that didn't have a visor in it after this one. I have a large head but i had to order a XXL to fit my melon. Once you have your sizing down I see no other reason to order a different helmet.
August 24, 2015
this is my second scorpion helmet. my previous is an EXO 500.
this is a lot better than the first one specially I love the sun visor
and the pump option recommend it great helmet would not expect any less from scorpion!
August 19, 2015
A very comfortable helmet
I was turned on to Scorpion helmet by a friend of mine. I really like my EXO-500, it fits great around the crown, and after I replaced the original cheek pads(39mm) in my medium helmet for one size larger(29mm) it fit like a dream. I have a thin face, and to have my cheeks pressed together hard enough to bite my cheek when ever I moved my jaw you not to good. After I changed the pads, though, I can now take advantage of the "airfit" system. Other than that I would choose the EXO-500 over other helmets around the same price range. I have an Icon Airmada as well, I use that one for my passenger.
July 3, 2015
Great winter helmet for me. Quiet and warm.
Great vision, drop down internal visor very easy to use and gives great coverage. After having a "Shark" flip top this helmet is quiet and very comfortable. The only negative for me personally is the "D Ring" chin strap, I prefer the easy fastening ratchet style. Overall great value for money.
August 10, 2015
Fits great & very stylish!
I've gotten many compliments on how cute this helmet is. It fits great (as expected) & light. I can open/close vents & visor easily. Love that it has a built in visor!!! I would definitely buy again. My SO got the male version after I received mine as he was impressed with the quality/style as well.
August 6, 2015