Scorpion EXO-R2000 Circuit Helmet
I bought this helmet mainly because the first helmet I bought was much too large and moved around quite a bit (I bought my first helmet before I knew anything about proper helmet fit).
My head measures in at about 23.5" and the Large fits perfectly. It's light and extremely comfortable. The design looks amazing when you see it in person (the pictures simply don't do it justice).
Unfortunately since I'm new to the motorcycling scene and don't have a bike yet, I can't speak for the quality of air flow, vision, noise level, or protection/durability.
All in all, given my limited experience, this helmet is 100% worth the price paid
** Please note that I currently do not own a motorcycle. The Ninja 300 that is shown at the bottom of this review is there because I was looking around at parts for a friend's bike and added it to the garage. I don't know how to change or remove it, so I guess it's stuck there for now xD **
August 17, 2015
Great helmet . Air fit cheek pad system is great. Surprised.
I love this helmet. When I first got it and rode with all the vents open it was pretty loud. When you slightly tuck or ride a little less than full upright it is surprisingly quiet.
After taking it on a 1500 mile trip I am very happy with this helmet. Nice weight , the main reason I bought this in addition to the price . I have had more than one neck injury so weight is a factor. As it breaks in and I figure out what the best combination of vents are , the noise is much more manageable. I ride behind a windshield almost all of the time.
The features I like the most: The air-fit system for the cheek pads. I use this a lot. At higher speeds it really helps quiet down the helmet and to keep it rock steady on my head. No buffeting when I head check at all. The weight of the helmet. Comfort . The more I wear it the more I love it.
I was really pleased with the quality of this helmet. Some of the scorpion helmets I have looked at were kind of junky but not this one. The EXO-R2000 is a top notch helmet. I like the way it is set up. Lots of cool features that you actually enjoy using. I know it is a race helmet but I toured on a trike with it and loved it. I have had Arai, Shoei, HJC, Nexx, and a couple of others. I think this is one of the best helmets I have ever had. I hope when I go to purchase another helmet in a few years these are still around. One more thing , the visor seals up tightly and does not leak water in the rain. The anti-fog works reasonably well. I wear glasses under the helmet so the glasses fog up more than the shield does. When going under freeway speeds I use the shield lock mechanism and raise the shield for city venting, anti fog and cooling off.
All in all very happy with this helmet. Best helmet bag I have ever seen free with helmet. Dark visor with visor bag included with helmet. Well done Scorpion . Value , and an awesome helmet on one deal.
Revzilla rocks as always. Got the helmet to me intact and undamaged in two days for very reasonable rates. So I could have it to go on my trip with.
August 27, 2015
Saved my life
I struck an improperly turning SUV yesterday at around 50 mph and was thrown headfirst through trash cans and into a ditch. This helmet saved my life. It protected my face and was light enough that my head wasn't thrown around in the impact. My head didn't feel a thing even though it went through two large and full trashcans. the cans were obliterated but i suffered no head or neck injuries. Was I lucky? yes, but did the helmet provide outstanding protection? Yeah... I'm ordering a new one right away.
August 26, 2015
This helmet is fantastic. Everything I wanted in a helmet at the right price.
August 24, 2015
This is a good buy.
I was very pleased with the fit since the back of my head is slightly flatter than round.
Cheek fit is good. Maybe my face is a little chubby since I don't need to use the air pump system, but it does work... it does increase the tightness of the fit.
Changing visors is a snap compared to my older helmet.
Noise. I can hardly remember any wind noise while riding no matter what orientation my head was to the wind up to 130mph. External noise slightly muted, but still audible which I like.
The shape of the shell is fairly good at resisting being turned by the wind at high speeds.
The ventilation is great and the materials do a good job of wicking sweat away. One problem is that the vents are so big, little flies can't make it inside the helmet and will start flying around inside causing a distraction and can be hard to get rid of even if I open the visor while moving.
All in all, I really like this helmet.
July 6, 2015
I have worn other helmets before. This one has all the things I wanted. premium interior, all the bells and whistles. Only small think would be the tight entry and exit, but you can get used to it and it helps keep the shell size down so its no big deal. The helmet has no pressure points on the head, and the air fit makes it so your cheeks don't feel to tight like on some helmets. Feels light weight
June 30, 2015
Great Helmet for the Naked Bike Crowd
I'll preface that I like my other helmet - a Bell RS-1. But I found the helmet's poor seal around the eye port leaked too much air on my Street Triple, which dried out my contact lenses at speeds over 45mph (not useful when commuting in DC!)
Enter the EXO-R2000. The chin curtain and better seal around the eyeport is superior to the RS-1, and I found the helmet less prone to buffeting on my bike. (For reference, I'm 5'6" and my bike has the the flyscreen on it.) I also really like the inflatable cheek pads. I tried pulling the helmet off after inflating the cheekpads, and I couldn't get the helmet off, which means it probably won't roll off in the event of a crash. Absolutely great feature! The fact that it's pretty quiet is another bonus.
I still wear the RS-1 around the city around dusk because of the Transitions shield, but if I'm hitting the highway, I'm taking the Scorpion
I've owned Bells, Arais, and Sharks, and this one is my favorite so far!
August 9, 2015
Went from an EXO-500. Helmet feels very light fits snug but comfortable and flows a ton of air. Have ridden in 90+ temps and still feels relatively comfortable when on the move. Love the fact that it comes with a smoke shield included. Both shields are excellent and provide crystal clear fog free views. Great helmet would highly recommend it nothing better out there for the price IMO and that includes some higher priced helmets.
August 7, 2015