Shark Evoline 3 ST Hakka Helmet
Solid value, feature rich modular helmet
This is my first modular helmet, and so far it's been great! Being able to lift the chin bar up during short stops like at the gas station is really nice, and makes it a lot easier to talk to people without removing your helmet. The built-in tinted visor is perfect for longer rides that start in the day and end at night -- no need to bring two face shields anymore. The one thing I have noticed is that there is a little more wind noise than with my full-face helmet. The higher priced modular helmets like Schuberth have probably addressed this, but for the money, this Shark is a solid value.
January 20, 2016
New Fully Removal Liner
I am still waiting for the helmet to come back from J&M where I sent it to have the custom elite series head set installed. Mind you I had it long enough to walk around with it on at home and tear in to its features. First I would like to say Revzilla customer service really ROCKS! Always very very helpful! Back to the helmet, It came packed tightly and securely, all pieces intact and secured to the helmet I did notice first thing was the Titanium silver color which is want I was looking for in a color, marking were subtle but nicely done. I didn't feel like a bill board! The cheek pad as expected were tight due to them being standard size in the helmet. I need the extra large cheek pads to keep from squeezing the c**p out of my face and looking like a gold fish! Revzilla doesn't seem to have enough extra cheek pads in stock. As they said you may want to check around other vendors for that product. The big big I mean big surprise was the fully removalable head liner was not as shown on the videos! The snap system, at least on this series, was no longer available! I was told by Revzilla customer service, that it was a design change and will have the video updated. I could not in my best try get the whole liner system uninstalled. I hope that they revise that video and show the attempt by some one better than me! Everything worked and is as described on the video. I think it will be a great helmet match to my Gold wing!
December 7, 2015
Made for round heads...
I really expected the quality of this helmet to be much better. The chin guard locking mechanism is poor, wind noise is extremely high, and it feels like a vise on your head. Wearing glasses under this helmet is impossible. It pushes the glasses down on your nose and is very uncomfortable.
November 23, 2015
Not durable - expensive to maintain
I feel like I am renting this helmet. The only helmet of the six in my garage that has ever needed maintenance or cost me an extra dime, except the occasional face shield.
1. Warranty repair, for which I had to send to Revzilla to return to Shark -- and wait. and wait. and wait. Impossible to get customer service from Shark.
2. The $50 neck pad is considered a wear item. Revzilla tells me "...we have it available for purchase because Shark does not cover that under warranty. The pads are considered a wear item, and this issue is common with helmets over 2 or so years old." Right on schedule, the wire on mine snapped. Any other helmet ever need a neck pad replaced? Ever?
3. Need a new face shield. Used to be $70, one of the most expensive out there. Now $100.
4. Just spent last night tightening the screws in the helmet with Locktight -- they tend to come loose.
Other than that, I love the helmet but next time I will go with a different brand so long it is has the Evoline feature of being able to flip up the chin guard and pull down face shield -- perfect for preventing fogging during the wettest weather.
November 2, 2015
No other like it
Take some time to break in but wow what a great helmet. Use features with one hand, looks great and comfortable.
October 26, 2015
Moving from evoiline 1
The Shark Evoline has made my 500 mile days easy and my 1k iron butts tolerable.
The only problem that I found with this helmet was a piece of foam they put along the brow. My brow has a bit of point to it and the additional foam piece made it impossible to ride more than an hour without severe pain.
Once I pulled that piece of dense foam out, I ran tank to tank on the super-slab on a 5 hours tour with no helmet discomfort at all.
A note to any earlier Evoline users, I had a Medium in the Evoline 1 series and it was a bit loose. The Large in the E3 is about as snug as I would every want - so if you are in between sizes or right on the high side, go big. They have some beefy cheek pads,
This Shark E3 is a much better design than the previous series. It makes the long tour riding that we do so much more enjoyable.
October 20, 2015
Want to love, but just a bit wrong shape
I've always had more of an oval shape and was looking to replace my premium modular that is getting close to replacement time, so I tried the Shark. Nice helmet at first glance, convenient to be 3/4 or full face. Much louder than my other modular which I expected. However, after about an hour of riding I get pain in my head in the front left. Seems the shape of this helmet isn't quite as neutral as it portends to be. If it fits your head, it can be a nice economical modular, great flexibility.
October 19, 2015
Nice looking helmet but heavy and feels cheap.
Helmet looks great. This is a heavy helmet. Release button is on the bottom which makes it easy to open should there be impact on the chin guard. The jury is still out of this helmet will be a good long distance helmet.
October 16, 2015