Scorpion EXO-R410 Neon Helmet
Very Visible, Great Airflow
I bought this helmet because I wanted to be seen. It's got very sharp bright color, and is easily seen. I'm not sure how the brightness will hold up after being in the elements a lot, but it seems solidly made. My only complaint is that the helmet shell is a little larger than other helmets I've owned. It can be a bit difficult to fit into a standard tail bag. Besides that, it has great airflow on the top of the head, I've actually made a lot of use of the face shield crack lever, and I've been pleased with the quality of construction.
November 11, 2013
Great helmet for the price, the day-glow yellow is super visible. Very comfortable once it breaks in. It is a bit rounder of a fit than the EXO 400 so I actually went a size down when fitting the 410 (from medium to a small).
October 24, 2013
I was torn between the Bell Vortex and the Scorpion EXO-R410. I went with the Scorpion because of the high vis color option and the snell 2010 certification.
The scorpion large fits slightly tighter than the Bell large, but I didn't measure my head so take it with a grain of salt. I've worn the helmet for a week and about 250 miles and it still fits snug. However, after the initial squeeze, I forget that I am wearing it. My eyeglasses and sunglasses fit just fine without any pain on 45 minute rides.
I have noticed that my eyeglasses, rather than the visor, fog up if the shield is down and not locked with all of the vents open. I do not have this problem if I am wearing sunglasses.
I agree with the other reviewer that stated the visor does require some effort to move it. I rather this be the case than have a sloppy visor, but there should be some middle ground. I wish there was a click between closed and the first open notch to 'crack' the visor.
The helmet feels light compared to my generic polaris ATV helmet. I haven't had any neck fatigue like I get from extensive trail riding. I've ridden in 40-90 degree Fahrenheit temperatures and my head has yet to get cold or too hot. I have noticed some whistling at speeds >45 mph with the visor unlocked. This could get annoying on long highway rides.
I am happy with purchasing the R410 as my first helmet and cannot wait to get comfortable on my bike so I can try it at the track.
Stay safe out there!
October 21, 2013
Bought it for hi viz, and is it ever! No one is cutting me off and everyone looks. I also got the "Firstgear Mesh Tex Jacket" in hi viz and they match perfectly. My head size was right between the highest small size and the lowest medium size. I went with the medium and am very happy that I did. Fit is perfect for me. You can't beat the safety rating for the price or the easy removable guts for in a crash scenario. I love the shield lock function for in town driving to get a little extra airflow. It can get a little noisy at high speeds, but, hey, you're on a motorcycle! I found on really hot days, I kept the visor cracked and locked in town and on highways; it just gave that extra bit of nice airflow.
October 14, 2013
Outstanding value; great entry-level helmet
I originally purchased the Lazer Kestrel Hi-Viz helmet, but the fit was a little tight front-to-back and the chin strap really pressed on my neck. I bought the EXO-410 before returning the Lazer so I could have them both at the same time for comparison.
The Lazer felt a little lighter, but barely. The materials seemed to be of better quality than the EXO-410, but for me they felt less comfortable. The EXO-410 felt like wrapping a pillow around my head. Very plush, but plenty firm also. As a new rider I wanted a helmet that I didn't notice after I put it on, leaving me better focused on riding. After a minute or so of wearing it, the EXO-410 was barely noticeable. Higher quality materials may look better, and probably last longer, but I was in the market for an entry-level helmet that wouldn't empty my wallet while I was deciding if I wanted to continue riding. I kept the EXO-410 and returned the more expensive Lazer.
I have used the helmet from about 45 degrees up to about 95 degrees (and humid) and can say that I rarely ever sweat with it on, and my head has never been cold. To me that says a lot about the ventilation. There is plenty of airflow on muggy days to keep me cool and closing the vents on chilly evenings keeps me warm.
I do have criticisms. When the visor is all the way down, it takes a considerable amount of force get it open. At first I thought this might be a unit defect, but RevZilla customer service confirmed that this is a tendency of the EXO-410. It is a minor annoyance, but is worth noting.
The other criticism I have might not be the helmet's fault, but I'll mention it in case it is. I get a considerable amount of airflow coming in underneath the helmet. It creates some added noise, and at certain temps makes my neck pretty cold, but I have found that tilting my head at certain up-down angles can increase and reduce this. Again, I don't know if that is normal for all helmets or if a $700 helmet wouldn't have that problem, but it's something I've noticed.
Overall, I don't think a better helmet can be had for the price. That said, now that I have more riding experience I will be looking to upgrade the helmet in the Spring.
October 14, 2013
Cheap, Comfortable, Track Ready!
Very well made to the point that I can ride without ear plugs without ringing due to wind but still advisable. The seal breaker for the visor is a good idea but doesn't work that well in practice, after a minute or two the shield will start to cloud in lower ambient temperatures. The seal is awesome when in the locked position though. Very comfortable despite all the safety padding but adds confidence because of it. The yellow is slightly brighter than the hi viz safety yellow in direct sunlight and increases visibility to the point that cagers don't even creep at intersections or double take. Missing a lot of the comfort goodies the 500 has but at least you don't have to buy a whole nother helmet for the track. 9/10
October 10, 2013
Great helmet for it's price range.
I've been using the helmet for 2 or 3 weeks now and I'm pretty happy with it. I have a smaller narrower head, and the medium fit me a bit tight when I first put it on, but seems to have molded very nicely to my face. When all the vents are on, the ventilation is great. I've been riding in 90-100 degree weather and it keeps my head cool at speeds of 30 and 40 very comfortably. My only small complaint would be that it is a slight bit loud, but nothing too serious. I would recommend it. I chose it because it was one of the cheaper hi-viz, snell approved helmets available.
September 9, 2013
Fantastic value, superb hi-viz
This is just about the best value in hi-viz helmets out there. The color is extremely bright and eye-catching--I've had several comments about it already. Some positive, some negative, but hey, if they're saying something it means they've noticed it, so it's done its job.
There is some whistling from the shield at highway speeds (goes away if you press on the front of the shield). Not a deal breaker, and for this price I'm happy. Ventilation is good when moving; I've comfortably worn this in up to 95F temps.
I use a dark smoke shield 95% of the time and am extremely happy with this combo.
Go forth and be noticed!
August 5, 2013