Scorpion EXO-R2000 Masbou Helmet
Exceptional quality for the price!
As a prior owner of a Scorpion helmet the choice was quite simple when I started shopping for a new lid. I had the opportunity to check out the new EXO R2000 Fortis at the AIM Expo in Orlando, Florida this year and was very impressed with the quality of materials used and overall fit and finish. I really like the fact that it comes with a clear and dark smoked shield. The graphics are just awesome and get a lot of compliments. In my opinion, you can't beat the quality for the price as this helmet gives some of the other top brands a run for their money. Buy it, you'll love it!
November 23, 2015
Great Helmet but check the mfg date
I recently purchased this helmet as part of the closeout sale. The quality is very good and it is very light compared to my previous helmet, which was a Bilt techno. It comes with a lot of features. One of the selling points for me was that the helmet is Snell 2010 rated. I would like to caution however that you may want to check the manufacture date on the helmet. I just purchased mine in November 2015 and was little surprised to see that the helmet was manufactured in April 2014. With a limited shelf life this does shave off some of the expected life of the helmet, however because this was part of a close out sale I don't think it's a bad buy.
November 16, 2015
Solid Helmet but if you're looking for quiet go elsewhere
First off Thank you Revzilla for being awesome with exchanges. Bought a small because my other helmet was way too large and wanted to try the small first. Did not fit but Revzilla came to the rescue I had the new helmet within 2 days of getting the first one!!! First off this helmet flows a ton of air so great for the summer!!! The bad news this makes it extra extra loud. I installed a bluetooth device and because the amount of noise anything over 60 mph is impossible to hear. Other than that I love the helmet. Comes with a replacement dark shield for bright days and it's very easy to swap out shields. Other than that it's an amazing looking helmet and if you don't mind a little noise (which before installing bluetooth I didn't) this is an awesome helmet!
November 3, 2015
great fit. great vision. lots of air flow
Fits great. Love the air cusion cheeks. And overall just a great buy.
November 2, 2015
I've received multiple compliments on how cool this helmet looks, particularly with the tinted visor on. Unfortunately, despite the fact that the visor is advertised as anti-fog, it does fog up occasionally. The inside becomes scratched very easily, even though I tried wiping it with microfiber cloth, and the scratches seem to make the fogging even worse, since I'm assuming the scratches are damage within the anti-fog element.
Otherwise, this helmet is super comfortable and has that great premium feel compared to my HJC IS-17. If it weren't for the visor fogging issue I'd probably give this helmet 10/10.
October 27, 2015
Great helmet for the price.
This helmet is very lightweight and comfortable. Good ventilation and good looking. I would definitely recommend this helmet. Also like that it came with a dark shield included.
October 19, 2015
Exceptional helmet at an exceptional price!
I ordered this helmet in the neon flavor, and the pictures do not do it justice. It's pretty wild looking in person. Out on my Sunday ride yesterday, a group of kids stopped and stared at me while I was stuck at a traffic light. Their parents and the kids pointed at me as if I was a superhero of sorts. I thought it was hilarious and waved at them as I rode off. I'm sure the matching Scorpion Podium suit had something to do with that.
The helmet came with two shields, one clear and one smoked. It fits very true in regard to size, but it's leaning towards the longer-oval face shape. I have more of an intermediate-oval face shape and the nose/mouth shroud to keep the fog off the shield is sitting a little low. Still gets the job done well, but the shroud is a little on the short side in comparison to my Scorpion Exo400 helmet.
This may be a factor of bike choice as I'm on an FZ09 w/ a Puig Touring windscreen, but I feel this helmet is designed for a race tuck riding position. It flows a tremendous amount of air and is dead silent if you're tucked at speed, no buffeting even behind the largest vehicles and crosswinds. Although no serious buffeting while riding upright, for those of you on standards and naked bikes, it's pretty noisy. I wear earplugs or headphones, so it doesn't bother me a whole lot. My old Scorpion Exo400 is a better commuting helmet so, and this Exo2000 is a better sport and track helmet.
It had pump up cheek pads which is kind of cool. Makes a perfect custom fit each time, remembering to deflate each time you remove the helmet is a separate issue. It also doesn't seem to have much room in the ear pockets. I was debating on relocating my Sena SMH5 to this helmet, but I think the speakers would be directly touching my ears. Ear bud headphones seem to be fine though. Scorpion actually included a notice with the helmet advising against the use of audio/bluetooth devices as it may compromise the helmet's effectiveness in protecting your head.
The other really cool feature is the emergency removal tabs on the underside. They're just quick pull tabs should emergency personnel have to remove your helmet with instructions to deflate the cheek pads first. All in all, an awesome helmet for it's purpose. I'll be using this for track and aggressive riding. My old Scorpion will remain my commuter helmet.
October 12, 2015
Amazing Bang for the Buck, but had to return it
I will start by saying that I returned it only for one reason, and it is a very personal one. I ride an NC700X and the helmet did not fit the trunk. THAT IS ALL.
The fit is true to the size chart and a bit tight because it is a sports helmet. It is comfortable though and the field of vision is fairly good. I didn't get to ride with it so my review is limited, but I can tell it is really light and I could barely here my friends talk to me when I put it on, so I am guessing it is a fairly quiet helmet. For less than $300, you get a SNELL and DOT approved helmet that looks super cool and has the awesome air cheek pads function. I would totally recommend it if you don't mind a shape that won't fit into the trunk of an NC700X.
October 10, 2015