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  • Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet - Black Carbon
  • Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet - Black Carbon
  • Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet - Black Carbon
  • Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet - Black Carbon

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Weight: 3.65 lbs

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Shark Explore R Carbon Helmet

The Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet is an adventure, on or off-road style helmet with an aggressive and light weight carbon shell. Based on Shark's new Vision shell, it has the widest field of view and most road-worthy comfort of any dual sport-style helmet. Featuring a removable and adjustable peak, drop-down sun visor and your choice of integrated dirt-style goggles or a traditional faceshield, the Explore-R Helmet has all the accouterments required of a helmet at home on both the dirt and the street.

Features:

  • Carbon shell
  • Helmet can be worn with either the peak and goggles or with a traditional faceshield - all of which are included!
  • Integrated drop-down sun visor
  • Adjustable and removable peak
  • Removable dirtbike-style goggles
  • Integrated goggles are attached to helmet shell
  • Removable and interchangeable 3 piece liner
  • Integrated neck gaiter which zips into its own pocket in the neckroll when not in use
  • Neckroll is PVC free and features reflective material at rear
  • Aggressive ventilation and massive airflow
  • Two upper vents and 1 lower vents with optimized venturi effect
  • ECE 2205 and DOT Certified

Note: Helmet may come with a micro lock or double D-ring chin strap

4.3 / 5
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4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.5 / 5
Features
4.7 / 5
Comfort
4.6 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
3.9 / 5
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Shark Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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4.3 / 5.0
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Safe, feature packed helmet at a great price!
Initial thoughts about the helmet after the un-boxing:
Finish of the helmet was phenomenal, no blemishes, packaged nicely. A few fingerprints on the face shield & drop down shade which was annoying but cleanable.

Riding with it the first few weeks:
Helmet fitment is true to size, similar to my Bell RS-1. Nice & comfortable liner, only issue is that I need to wiggle the helmet around to get my ears to conform back into shape after slipping it on. Wind noise is much quieter than the RS-1, but ventilation is much lower. Visors fog up easily, needed to crack the visor open to clear it up. Have treated it with RainX anti fog since. Also the visor mechanism is nice to replace/install, however Bell has it beat on ease of use & functionality. Chin strap is well built, but not as comfortable as the RS-1. There's a cheap feeling plastic retainer that holds the strap excess in place, which makes me appreciate the magnet retainer on my Bell. Overall, it's a great helmet for the price and functionality. Only thing left is to install a bluetooth comms system!

PROS:
Two helmets in one!
Carbon helmet for lower price than competitors
Super light, smaller shell, no bobblehead effect
Great visibility
Low wind noise & drag during head checks
Drop down neck gaiter works well in the rain

Cons:
Visors fog up easily when worn in normal configuration
Cheaply made attachment mechanism for goggles
Minimal ventilation (better for colder weather)
No pinlock option
Cannot have visor and peak installed at same time!
December 23, 2014
Ride:
2006 Suzuki SV650S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Most comfortable helmet.
I'm usually a Medium in men's helmets, or a Large in women's specific ones. The explore-r i'm a size Small. That said, it's the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn.

The features are endless. The integrated sunglasses are great. They obviously don't work when the goggles are on, but the goggles are tinted anyway.

I'm not particularly strong, and some helmets strain my neck after longer rides. This helmet is light and the padding is comfortable enough to wear all day.

I don't like the carbon finish, but it was all that was available at the time.
May 19, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha WR250R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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3 / 5
Visor broke in less than 2 months
Let me first say this helmet offers a lot, is priced well, and is very comfortable. I love that it is street/DS which is perfect if you ride both and only want one helmet.

My only issue is that when I went to clean the helmet after 2 months of daily use the top right lug broke off the visor during removal. I was simply pulling the visor off as per the instructions and the plastic bit went flying across the room.
No Drama it has a 5 year warranty right? Wrong, wasn't covered. I contacted Revilla and they said they cannot replace the part but offer a 20% off discount for the new visor. I also emailed Shark Helmets directly and have yet to hear from them, has been 2 weeks.

The worst part is that a new visor costs $130 or 25% of the total cost of the helmet. So the helmet is only 75% cover under the 5 year warranty.

This helmet is great, a great idea well executed but once I get my new visor I will be scared to remove it, defeating the purpose of the design. I am also reluctant to recommend this helmet since 2 months after buying it the cost of ownership went up another $130.
June 8, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
Favorite Do-All Helmet
This helmet is a little warm, and the visor fogs easily in the street configuration. Otherwise it's great:

This is a very comfortable, high build quality helmet that is suitable for both dirt and super slab riding. You can reconfigure it on the fly to either use a peak + goggles, or to use a face-shield with a smooth contour.

The venting is good; it has left and right adjustable vents on the top, one vent in the chin bar, and the visor can be propped open. The visor cannot be locked closed. The chin bar is a little bit closer than some other full face helmets and may leave some riders feeling claustrophobic.

If you are about to move to the dirt, you can remove the face shield and replace it with the included peak. The peak and face shield are mutually exclusive, both cannot be installed to the helmet at once. With the peak installed, the included goggles can be attached directly to the helmet. Removing the goggles is easily done with a purpose built quick release mechanism on the left side.

Also on the left side of the helmet is the lever to actuate the internal sun visor. The internal sun visor is not obtrusive, optically precise, and blocks most sun that comes in the eye port. The action of the sun visor is precise and satisfying.

The build quality on this helmet is excellent, particularly keeping in mind the many features and the sheer amount of accessories included in the price. It is an excellent helmet for ADV touring.
June 19, 2015
Ride:
2006 Yamaha FZ6
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Fantastic all in one helmet
I've been researching dual sport helmets for some time now and came across this one and was sold. I have a 58cm, intermediate oval head shape which the sizing chart said was the largest head size for the medium which was dead on. Fantastic fit and finish in my opinion. All the vent switches and sun shade knob work very smoothly. A great feature is the visor defogging lever that pops up the visor (when using the included visor) by a few millimetres instead of using the first detent position. It also has ample room for the speakers from a communications device of which I'm using an Interphone FX4 XT although Shark has partnered with Interphone to offer a helmet specific unit that allows for the battery to be nicely hidden withing the back of the helmet. I have not ridden with the helmet yet as my BMW is still on order but with what seems to be an exceptional seal using the visor and also the perfect fit of the included goggles, I expect it will be quieter than most. I found this helmet even more comfortable than the Arai XD4. The only drawback I have found, and knew before I purchased, is that you cannot run with the visor and peek at the same time although there is a YouTube video out there showing someone has figured out how to do so. Switching from goggle w/peek mode to Hwy visor mode is a breeze. Looks absolutely awesome in person and super comfortable with the bamboo infused liner. The inner vent channels are deep and run the length of the helmet so cooling shouldn't be an issue. Great buy!
June 23, 2014
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
An outstanding helmet for the all rounder ridder.
I have been ridding adventurer style for the last 30 years and i have had so many different types of helmets, I will have to say this is the best helmet I have had so far.
I will say though its a little noisy but all the other features far out weigh this.I highly recommend.
November 25, 2014
Ride:
2009 BMW R1200GS Adventure
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3 / 5
great features
If you like to ride off road, but need to travel on the pavement to get to your off road ride, what a great helmet--- it has it all. If your riding with a group and the dust is really kicking up, pop off the visor and use the goggles. Love the internal sun visor.
I find it quieter than two other top of the line helmets I've owned. I'm very pleased with it. I little tight at first but you will work into it. Overall very pleased---nice styling as well.
September 1, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Awesome helmet that a few tweaks would make perfect
Great style. I wish they had a Small size EPS instead of putting thicker pads into a medium, but everyone does that.

Pros - feature packed, with sun visor, dickey, peak, that all work great. Very glasses friendly and Sena SMH10R attaches beautifully (nice clean installation) Helmet resists scratches. Rain on visor beads and dissipates at speed, leaving vision clear.

No Cons but a few things that could improve.

The goggles shouldn't be proprietary to the helmet, though the snap off feature is nice. I would just like to be able to use the goggles off of the helmet.

Peak attachment should be different from face shield, so you can use them at the same time.

Blue cheek pads. Meh.
March 22, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FZ-07
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
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Love the styling and comfort!
Awesome helmet, love the styling and how comfortable it is. With googles on it does have a narrow vision and a little noisy, but with the shield its very wide vision and quiet. Great helmet deffinatly recomend.
September 1, 2014
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Night Rod Special VRSCDX
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Love this helmet ...
Just finished a 1,650 mile ride and this helmet could not have performed better. It's truly an awesome product.
May 1, 2015
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Why did you choose this?
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Wanted a replacement for my HJC CL15. This had the features I was looking for. Sun shield, Dual sport convertible, and quieter. I got those. It is warm, but if you want quiet I guess you can't have it full of vents.
Timothy P on Aug 3, 2016
Price and features.
Kevin N on Jun 1, 2015
Wanted a replacement for my HJC CL15. This had the features I was looking for. Sun shield, Dual sport convertible, and quieter. I got those. It is warm, but if you want quiet I guess you can't have it full of vents.
Timothy P on Aug 3, 2016
Function, style, fit, and complete integrated flexibility of the product
K John W on Feb 3, 2016
Price and features.
Kevin N on Jun 1, 2015
The Explorer-R is exactly what I was looking for in a helmet....a dual sport style for my daily commute and short trips around the area as well as an option to convert it if I choose to go for a longer ride on the interstate. Oh yeah....and it's carbon fiber too. What more could you ask for?
pouncenator on Apr 6, 2015
I love the versatile concept. I'll be doing a lot of long distance sport touring in Germany, but I love the fact I don't have to even carry 2 helmets making the switch to a dual sport style bike. An extra helmet is excessive, unwanted weight to lug around when travelling.
Jeff Trevor D on Dec 12, 2014
Shark makes great helmets and the versatility of this helmet makes it worth purchasing.
James C on Dec 1, 2014
I like how it looks plus the two configurations will go well with type of riding I do. Sportbikes and Supermoto.
Will C on Dec 1, 2014
Bang for the buck!
Jaime r on Dec 1, 2014
Your review was excellent.

Just purchased my first motorcycle and find myself going to your website and watching your videos to educate myself before making purchases. From one business owner to another, thank you for your professionalism, I like being put first, and sold by being educated about the product I'm interested in.
William M on Nov 21, 2014
Needed a new DS helmet and wanted to try this one since it's very versatile
Adrian on Sep 9, 2014
well, when one looks at this helmet, it comes across a bit more intriguing than the rest. there is a lot going on with this helmet and it was in my price range when considering the sort of exsorbancy of the arai or shoei style helmets. i have respect for the options even though it may not be perfect. its a rad looking helmet!
schuyler f on Aug 23, 2014
Purchased for my son for his birthday. He likes the helmet because of its versatility.
Karen A on Jul 2, 2014
looks great!
daryle w on Jun 29, 2014
After researching helmets for EVER... I stumbled on to this helmet and it not only serves every need I have but has stunning looks and incredible out side the box features. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
Sean K on Jun 13, 2014
A versatile badass helmet.. Got to get it.. :)
rami h on Dec 10, 2013
Function, style, fit, and complete integrated flexibility of the product
K John W on Feb 3, 2016
The Explorer-R is exactly what I was looking for in a helmet....a dual sport style for my daily commute and short trips around the area as well as an option to convert it if I choose to go for a longer ride on the interstate. Oh yeah....and it's carbon fiber too. What more could you ask for?
pouncenator on Apr 6, 2015
Is there an approximate ship date yet ? and what sort of head shape do the Shark helmets have ?

Looking forward to some more details on this helmet and a video review.
I'm hoping there are plenty of inner and outer face-shield options available at launch and that the helmet is setup for a lightweight/stealthy comm. system.
A shopper on Sep 29, 2013
Does this come in any other colors? Id like a white one.
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yeah me too - online stores in Germany have the White One (the only other colour currently available). They were going to take too long to ship to Australia, so I went with the Carbon one.

Pity, because the White looks awesome and is safer on the road...
Can anyone confirm if they wear glasses with the googles configuration? Is it comfortable while wearing specs?
Adrian C on Dec 19, 2015
Can the face sheild be worn with the peak attached?
T D on Mar 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I've seen in another video that the peak attaches using the same mechanism as the visor so it would appear that you cannot use both the shield and peak at the same time. Would love to be wrong about this though.
Does the helmet work with other goggles? Like Oakley, Smith, etc.? Or is the cutout a weird shape?
Eric T on Feb 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My Smith OTGs do not fit. However, I have to say the Shark goggles are actually higher quality.
How much does this helmet weigh?
Christopher T on Aug 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I did not weight it before I returned it, as I didn't have a scale. The two reasons as to why I returned the helmet are 1) My head shape is round and the Explore-R's intermediate oval was too much of a difference to fit my head comfortably. 2) The Explore-R shell size seems to be very large compared to my Shoei X-12 and My Arai RX-7. I have never owned a Shark before, and don't know if the large (tall) Shark internal EPS channels forces the helmet to be larger than the competitors. Even in stealth carbon, the helmet made my head look huge!
Can I use the goggles without the peak?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sure can - looks awesome.

You can also use the goggles with the windshield attached (although not lowered) This may make some sense if you want to look Urban Commando cool during the day, and need the windshield at night, without taking it off etc.
Hi web master, wondering is there any other colour of face shields explore R for this carbon helmet ? Looking forward for your reply thx a lot
Benjamin wai ho Y on Jul 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bought an Iridium Chrome (silver mirror) for mine. It shares the face shield with the Vision-R. Looks pretty awesome, and it is better for bright sunlight than the inner visor
Just wondering the quality of the shark product. Where does it fall inline with the Dual Sport helmet review you did (ie. above agv ax8 below ds hornet)? Also as far as sizing I fall right in-between a Lg and Xl which way should I go with this one (60.5cm)?

Thanks
jason j on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I also have an Arai XD-4 - there's no question that this is lighter, and easier to swap out visor etc. Also the neck rain protector is a nice feature (gimmick? I don't know yet).

The visibility without goggles is unbelievable. You literally have no helmet in your vision. It's like not wearing a helmet.

My SENA is much louder in the Shark. In fact hardly audible in the Arai.

That said, you can get Arai's in loads of colours including high vis and white. And there is nothing more comfortable on the head than the XD4. I don't have to unbend my ears when donning like on all my sharks. The Arai is also a quieter helmet for wind noise. I reckon it will be better for breathing as the jaw guard is further from your mouth.

I ended up getting this because I have Torque HD Goggles that were uncomfortable on the Arai. In testing I discovered how light this helmet is. I'm about to test it in the Himalayas
Can you get different sizes for the cheek pads and head liner to accommodate and adjustable fit?
Stan H on Jul 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You should be able to. The shell is shared with the Vision-R. But the Bamboo Liner I believe is unique at the moment to the Explore-R.

If the Vision-R has different cheek pads you'll be ok