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Shark Explore R Carbon Helmet

The Shark Explore-R 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
  • The Shark Expore-R Carbon Helmet ECE 2205 and DOT Certified

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

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Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet 4.3 5 9 9
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
Missing Parts Helmet was missing goggles and screw to mount visor. Fit was on the large end of the spectrum. Carbon weave was pretty good, but some imperfections were visible. Drop down visor function was ok. Returned due to missing items. October 15, 2014
Great Helmet, Great Value, Very Versatile! Shark hit a home run with this Explore-R! They really thought of it all with this one. If you use a Sena 10MHR or similar Bluetooth device, it will mate with it perfectly. I keep the helmet in non-peak (i.e. MX/DS style), but it's not too loud in peak/goggle format. With peak/goggle noise (and Sena 10MHR "listenability") is ok <60mph; in non-MX/DS mode at 60-90mph the helmet is relatively quiet and the Sena sounds great. I think it is a very quiet helmet in road mode. There are great cut-outs for speakers too. The helmet is designed to accept Shark's Sharktooth comm system which is very similar to the Sena 10MHR. There are cut-outs for both the battery and the speakers. The OEM Sena speakers will not be noticed in the ear/cheek pads; there are little pockets designed for slim speakers. I use a 3.5mm adapter and speakers from an around the neck set I broke that are 3x as thick as the Sena's and they barely press against my ears. The battery cut-out is in the back/base of the helmet's styrofoam underneath the neck gaiter/windsock. The clear visor it comes with is very clear, and when the sun shade is deployed, it does not distort your view nor does it fog that bad. The goggles are also very clear and fog even less than the visor/shield. The helmet liner material is comfortable and removable. The helmet is also really light. Transition between road and DS/MX mode is simple; takes <5min. Hopefully Shark brings the non-carbon version to the U.S.; it's already availably in the European market and is considerably cheaper. The carbon fiber version is worth the cost to me and is lighter, cost less, and fits better than the Arai XD I had in the past. October 1, 2014
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
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
good looking helmet shark did really good job on this helmet but not as comfortable as my shoei tzx and wind drag is noticeable on the high way speed here in Australia which is 100km /h but is not that bad. Overall. nice helmet and good buy. shipping was fast. good job revzilla September 1, 2014
great buy! best looking carbonfiber helmet in the marker! i dont really use the dual sport lid and goggles but if need be i could! fits Best helmet buy available for the money. Extremely comfortable and quiet. Looks amazing, everyone keeps complementing me on it. The carbon fiber is a twill weave and it looks great! matches all the ilmberger products. I havent use the lid and goggles but I havent done any dual sport riding lately.. but I always have that available to me. Happy riding. July 28, 2014
Awesome I got this helmet as a birthday gift after sitting on my wishlist for a long time. The build quality, attention to detail and versatility on this thing is amazing and on par if not better than the usual high end brands out there. In Street configuration, with the shield on, it is super quiet and everything works really well. With the goggles on it does get a bit noisy but nothing unbearable. The integrated sun visor, the wind/rain gator all work very well and I can say that it is the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn. The one single issue with this helmet is airflow. For some reason the vents don't work that well which is something I can live when I'm on the move during hot summer days. You can't use the face shield with the beak/top visor by the way. It looks quite radical as well! I'd recommend it. July 2, 2014
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Shark Explore-R Carbon Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
James C: Shark makes great helmets and the versatility of this helmet makes it worth purchasing. Dec 1, 2014
F L: I like how it looks plus the two configurations will go well with type of riding I do. Sportbikes and Supermoto. Dec 1, 2014
Jaime r: Bang for the buck! Dec 1, 2014
William M: 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.
Nov 21, 2014
A D: Needed a new DS helmet and wanted to try this one since it's very versatile Sep 9, 2014
schuyler f: 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! Aug 23, 2014
Karen A: Purchased for my son for his birthday. He likes the helmet because of its versatility. Jul 2, 2014
daryle w: looks great! Jun 29, 2014
Sean K: 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. Jun 13, 2014
rami h: A versatile badass helmet.. Got to get it.. :) Dec 10, 2013
A shopper asked: 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.
Sep 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does this come in any other colors? Id like a white one. Jun 7, 2014
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Roger L: 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...
Jul 21, 2014
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Scott S: it does in Europe.. probably colors and graphics, eventually... Shark very slow importing into the US :( Where the heck are the Shark Nano helmets? The Nano, Vantime and Vancore are available in Europe... probably will only see the Nano this summer... Jun 8, 2014
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Christopher T asked: How much does this helmet weigh? Aug 12, 2014
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Duc L: 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! Aug 12, 2014
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Roger L: Weighs 1250g +/- 50g depending on the configuration (slightly heavier with peak and goggles) - it is light as!! Lighter than the Race-R Pro Carbon - I've had both Sep 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can I use the goggles without the peak? Jul 31, 2014
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Roger L: 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.
Sep 16, 2014
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Jack E: Yes. The goggles are independent of the peak. Jul 31, 2014
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Benjamin wai ho Y asked: 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 Jul 24, 2014
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Roger L: 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 Sep 16, 2014
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Albert W: Don't think so, but helmet very nice. Aug 5, 2014
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jason j asked: 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
Jul 15, 2014
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Roger L: 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
Jul 21, 2014
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Roger L: An update - I rode with this in the toughest DS conditions. 10 hours of technical riding per day for 13 out of 14 days, as we rode over the 3 highest motorable passes in the world in the Indian Himalaya's.

I used the Explore-R with both the Shark goggles and my Liquid Image Torque Camera Goggles.

The helmet was fantastic. Protected me in an off on my first day, and performed for that length of time at altitudes up to 18380' We spent 11 days over 10 000'. I rode through water crossings, desert sand, flinty roads, and past more black diesel smoke from trucks and busses than you'd ever believe.

Now I'm back at home in Sydney, the peak and goggles are off (use them on the occasional week-end) and the Iridium Chrome faceshield on as I commute daily over the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sep 16, 2014
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Stan H asked: Can you get different sizes for the cheek pads and head liner to accommodate and adjustable fit? Jul 9, 2014
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Roger L: 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
Jul 21, 2014
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Chad C: Not to my knowledge. Jul 18, 2014
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T D asked: Can the face sheild be worn with the peak attached? Mar 23, 2014
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David Y: 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. Mar 31, 2014
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Kyle M: Correct, you can only use the peak with the goggles. However if you have the shield on then you can use the hidden drop-down internal sunshield. May 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet have an available pin lock ready face shield for street mode? How do the goggles handle fog? Sep 3, 2014
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Stan H: No pin lock that I am aware of.
have not ridden in the fog.
Visibility with the goggles is very good, particularly with dust form riders ahead of you.
Sep 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: which is the communicator made specifically for this helmet?? Jul 14, 2014
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Roger L: Sharktooth - which I believe is an OEM Blueant.

Stick with the Sena - SMH10 rocks. The S20 will be even better :-)
Jul 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is this helmet recommended for intermediate/long oval heads? Jul 13, 2014
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Roger L: Intermediate Jul 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: 1: can you get a pinlock shield?
2: if the goggles are proprietary, how much are replacements? As goggles wear out frequently.
Jul 7, 2014
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Roger L: Vision-R shield, so yes

I'm struggling to find a replacement. I use normal goggles with it, but I do want to change the straps to the Shark straps for quick release. For that I need spares...

Anthony? Brian?
Jul 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Got to tell you lads, been waiting for this review for months. Have just arrived down-under.

2 Questions for you Hi-Vis Brian......

1) Can these be fitted with a "Pin-Lock?"
2) Can you do HWY speeds (60mph) with the goggles rather than the visor?

Cheers in advance.
Jun 29, 2014
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Roger L: 1) Yes - get the Vision-R shield with Pin lock
2) Yes - In fact I found the helmet buffets less with the peak than without (!!) I know right. I've had this up to 80mph with the Goggles and Peak
Jul 21, 2014
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Tiago G asked: I need the cheek pads and center pad size S. I buy the helmet size M but its a little loose. Can you help me with this? Dec 6, 2014
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Adult Helmet

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

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

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