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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.
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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)?
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 HimalayasJul 21, 2014
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 PeakJul 21, 2014