Scorpion EXO-R710 Helmet - Solid
I really like the helmet. fits very snuggly and looks great.
November 16, 2015
First Helmet and it was a good one.
This helmet was my first, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I must say that it looked good, and it felt great. Noise levels without ear buds in is kind of loud, but since I've started riding, I've always used ear buds, so take that with a grain of salt, as what I might think is loud, may be normal for someone else.
I chose to use past tense when referring to this helmet, because I did lay my bike down while riding it. I laid it down at a really low speed (20-25mph) and the helmet barely got scuffed (except the visor, that got pretty scratched) and for sure protected my head.
Would I suggest this helmet to a friend or family member? Yes. You're not going to find a better helmet features wise, and that is Snell 2015 rated. Will I be buying this again? No, only because I'm going to go up in helmet price, which would mean either a Scorpion EXO-R2000 or a Shoei RF-1200.
November 16, 2015
Good Starter Helmet
I purchased this helmet because I wanted something affordable (<$200) and safe. This helmet is both DOT and Snell certified which is what attracted me to it. I haven't had a serious crash yet thankfully but this helmet should protect me well in the event that things go awry.
Wind noise is ok, but it can get pretty noisy at highway speeds. I always wear ear plugs though and that helps bring the noise down.
Ventilation is ok but on hot days with all the vents open it can feel like you need some more to cool down. The weight isn't bad either: I have not had neck cramps yet and I have gone on 3-4 hour long rides. My butt always gets sore before my neck ever does so that's a plus for this helmet.
This helmet also easily fits my rectangular framed glasses. Thick rimmed hipster glasses may have some fitment trouble but I doubt it. My frames are average sized and they go in no problem.
Sizing seems to match what is listed online. I picked my helmet blind based off of Revzilla's sizing chart and had no issues with fitment.
Finally the helmet looks good. I wasn't a fan of the stupid chrome "S" on the front but that's just adhered with double stick foam tape so it easily comes off with some goo gone and dental floss.
Overall if you're a newbie or on a budget then this is a good safe helmet choice.
November 2, 2015
I love this helmet even though I was sceptical
This is an amazing helmet. I used to ride with a Nolan Trilogy N43 and the noise there was too much. This helmet however has a beautiful noise control in comparison to the previous helmet I owned. Always buy a helmet with a chin curtain, it adds so much to cutting down the noise, and in this helmet it is more than great.
The vents actually work! I'm a balled guy, and I can feel the air blowing on my head when I ride. Also the switches feel sturdy.
Internals are soft and true to size, though it’s a bit tight for me now, which is normal, but I'm sure in couple of rides it will break in.
The paint finish is second to none. I ordered white and it was amazing.
What can I say more, I totally recommend it. And recommend Revzilla!
October 5, 2015
BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK
THIS HELMET IS AMAZING, I KNOW THE ARAI GUYS WILL WILL CALL ME STUPID, IT'S OK I'LL OUT RIDE THEM ON MY DYNA, BUT I NARROWED THIS HELMET DOWN TO THIS AND THE ARAI AND I JUST COULDN'T SEE ENOUGH OF A DIFFERENCE TO PAY THE EXTRA $400 THIS HELMET IS QUIET, VENTS ACTUALLY VENT EXCEPT WHEN CLOSED THEN THEY ACTUALLY CLOSE. AND IT'S LIGHT AND FITS NICE GOES LOW ON THE CHIN HIGH ON THE NECK AND DOESN'T MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A BOBBLE HEAD. WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT A MOTO GP HELMET, BUT JUST BELOW THE ACTUAL MODEL SCORPION USES IN GP, SO I LIKE IT FOR THE RIDER WHO NEEDS A HIGHLY RATED SNELL APPROVED HELMET YET CAN'T OR CHOOSES NOT TO BUY A HAND MADE ARAI.
November 16, 2015
Overall a solid choice
Overall a solid choice. Great bang for the buck. A little noisy and moves around a bit more compared to my old Arai presumably because it's lighter. but solid buy, happy with the decision and I would recommend.
September 28, 2015
First time bike owner
I am very pleased with this helmet thusfar. i went with the matte black version and feel that it has a very aggressive look while most importantly being very comfortable. The face shield is easy to manage and the option to crack the face shield without opening it completely gives the perfect amount of airflow when riding at the slower speeds necessary when riding around town. If i get moving faster then adjustment is as easy as flipping the lever down and even while completely closed the numerous air vents keep my head cool and sweat free. This is no small feat as i am a large fellow prone to sweating. Even though I shave my head regularly I have noticed no pressure points whatsoever. Perhaps it would be even more comfortable to those of you who have hair for even more padding.......but i cannot see how as i would still rate it 5 of 5. Sunglasses easily fit on my head once the helmet is on with no pressure on the ears (though my next purchase will probably be a dark smoke face shield to eliminate the need for them altogether as well as to further improve the look of the helmet). I have no experience with other motorcycle helmets, but after playing football for years and spending time in iraq wearing an ach (military ballistic helmet) on missions, i can attest as to the comfortability of this even with no break in period. Have also had zero problems with visability. I would highly recommend this helmet to anyone interested in a helmet purchase.
September 13, 2015
Let's just get the looks out of the way first, shall we? The Illuminati graphic is amazing. In my opinion it's one of the hottest graphics out there right now. I'd expect something like this from Icon, but the fact that it's a Scorpion helmet makes it significant. It's definitely a head-turner.
Now, about the performance:
It flows as much air as an Icon Airmada but is slightly quieter and no hint of whistling whether the vents are open or closed. It also has an indented space for communication speakers so bluetooth works great. It feels light and the fact that you can crack the visor open (city mode) helps in colder temps to de-fog the shield. When I turn my head to do a lane check, it doesn't jerk me back so the aerodynamics seem to be good. Unlike my Bell helmet, I don't have to tilt my head left or right to get good air flow from the top vents. Dead centered, both top vents flow good air. The forehead vents also work great.
My only complaint about this helmet is that even with the vents closed and the shield locked, somehow air comes in from the gasket around the face opening. I know it's not coming in from the bottom because I wear a neck warmer and a shemagh to keep air from getting in under the helmet. Further evidence of this problem was the one time i rode with this helmet in the rain. I got lots of drips coming down the inside of my visor with it locked down. This helmet, like the R410 I own is not going to keep your head dry in rainy weather and I don't recommend ever using either of these models in the rain. To be fair, most people don't ride in the rain or really cold weather and I didn't even notice this problem when the weather was warm or moderate. I know most people will never care about this, but when it gets really really cold, you will notice that you can't "turn off" the airflow. If it rains, you will get soaked through pretty quickly. Again, if you're a fair-weather rider, this won't matter and the added air flow may even be a pro rather than a con, but for winter commuting duty, this is a problem.
Overall, I wear this helmet a lot on nice days. It's comfortable in hot to cool weather. Do I recommend it? Yes.
October 21, 2015