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The new, high-end SHARK Race-R Pro is constructed from carbon/aramid fibers, was initially developed for Shark's top level racers: Moto GP, WSBK, Moto 2…. Can you imagine the level of requirement these riders have? Shark therefore had to ensure top level performance, giving the utmost importance to functionality and ergonomics: lightness, stability, comfort, precision and aerodynamics. Because the requirement from top racers is two-fold: safety and leading-edge technology. Shark must protect in critical situations, and must also contribute to their riding performance. The Shark Race-R Pro gives you the same level of excellence as it does to elite riders.

Shark's mantra is simple, "Just race! We care about the rest."

The Race Pro-R is Shark's new high end composite fiber helmet. Totally designed through a reverse engineering process, the Race-R Pro has been developed from technical data as close as possible from human head specifications. Shark has therefore taken into account your own constraints before considering its own. From the very first track tests, riders have acknowledged its stability, even above 300 km/h, its comfort and the precision of the wide angle vision field as well as its optical distortion-free shield.

"The Race R PRO concentrates all what I am looking for in a helmet when riding my bike. In fact, it contributes to my riding performance." Randy de Puniet, June 22nd, 2012.

Thanks to wind tunnel testing, Shark has minimized unpleasant cyclonic airflows on the Race R Pro by adding a double blade spoiler. Result = Stability. The Race R Pro ventilation system is a synthesis of the most efficient ventilation:

  • 4 air scoops: chin (with integrated anti-pollution air filter) + front + 2 top vents
  • 7 extractors
  • 3 possible positions: closed, intermediate, fully open
  • Optimization of venturi effect thanks to Formula1 wind tunnel testing


  • Carbon/Aramid Fiber shell
  • Sharktooth-ready
  • Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-fitted system to accommodate all types of glasses
  • Spoiler CFD
  • 2 shell sizes
  • Double D chin strap
  • Magnetic chin strap end
  • 4 anchor points for main shield
  • 4 air flow points with optimized venturi efficiency
  • Shield has variable density: minimum thickness 3mm, maximum thickness 4.25mm, with new anti-scratch/anti-fog coating
  • Thermo shaped comfort lining
  • Removable and washable antibacterial liner
  • Cheek pads are interchangeable for custom fit
  • Neck roll with neoprene sections for elasticity and water resistance
  • Breath guard with new attachment system
  • Chin curtain
  • Approximate Weight from: 1650 g + / – 50 g in size Large
  • ECE 22.05 and DOT approved
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Shark Race-R Pro Helmet - Solid 3.8 5 4 4
This is a race thoroughbred Got this for commuting in dangerous LA traffic because it's the highest SHARP-rated helmet available in the states (Five stars, but more importantly, "Green" rating for all 5 impact zones). While it's solidly built, looks good, it should be known that this girl is not made to be the most comfortable helmet in the world, it's made for protection on the track. Noise: she's loud. Coming off a Scorpion 500 she's only a tad louder than that helmet. For $600 you'd think they'd pay a bit more attention to noise. Before I go into fit let me explain my beautiful head shape: From front to back: my head is wider at the back, and slims as it approaches my forehead. From top to bottom: my head is wider at the top and narrows as it approaches my jaw line. I'm a Large in this and the Scorpion 500-- which is the best fitting helmet I've had for my head shape. Helmet fit: pretty darn close to perfect, but need a few millimeters more more front to back-- I can feel some uncomfortable pressure on my forehead after about 20 minutes, which as you'll see in other comments here or on forums leaves a red mark and two mosquito bites (from the 2 vents holes in the liner--bad idea shark). I may dremmel out a milli or two from the eps, which I had to do on my previously owned Scorpion 700. I've read others complain about the big cheek pads, and while they do hinder smiling, they aren't bothersome to me. Also, the helmet does not cover as much of the back of my head as the scorpion, it basically begins coverage right where my neck ends and my skull begins, but again this is a race helmet meant to live in the tuck position where your head is kinked backwards slightly. Liner: Good, but not as good as the scorpion kwik wik material. If my head is hot, it feels the same temp when I put on the helmet-- the scorpion has a cooling sensation (may sound weird but it's true) Ventilation: crazy good. Especially over the top of the ears if your shield is open because shark leave a millimeter for sunglasses to fit, that tiny opening suck air in, which is good for me and my big ear that get hot. Shield: Incredible. Easy on easy off mechanism that's very solidly built, far superior to Scorpions quick change system. Optically it's astounding, very clear. Anti fog works well so far. But mainly, she's a beast of plastic. Feel VERY secure when shut. Misc: love the air filter that's in the mouth vent. Killer idea shark designers! Sharktooth: was easy to install, really sexy design, sound is just OK. Loud enough-- and yes position is everything. Music sounds the best. Podcast are OK. Phone calls are almost unbearable poor sounding -- voices sound crackly. Best thing is it does work with Siri, which I read one reviewer say it didn't, either they are just plain wrong on apple updated bluetooth capability with Siri since then. Main appeal: design is flawless and don't have to wear earbuds. Had to remove neck liner to install which is a pain in the buttocks to put back in. Here's how: start at the back and as you move forward, pull the liner back toward the rear. So first you push it in between the eps and shell and then pull back to the rear. December 13, 2013
Great features and Comfortable . Well ventalted and quite.. Visabulaty is great.. Took on a nice long ride.. No problems.. The fetures start to show them sevles when your doing 120 mph and better... August 26, 2013
not what i expected from shark i was going crazy to get this helmet now that i have it i don't want it . the cheek pad on the left side cuts the back of my ear every time i take the helmet off,because there isn't enough foam around the plastic, the chin curtain is a pain in the butt to work. i have to where ear plugs on my daily commute cause the helmet is super loud. i rode in the cold rain and i couldn't get the helmet to defog for nothing. the magnet chin strap is way to close to the d rings so if you don't pinch the strap after you attach it, it will come off and flop around. i have had the shark rsr2 helmet for 5 yrs., and loved it even tho it didn't vent very good , but it fit great and i didn't have any issue's like i'm having with this one. sure wish i could send it back but you don't know these things without wearing it so now i'm stuck with a $700 helmet with only a clear lens because there aren't any others in the u.s. September 24, 2012
Incredible, did it's job, will buy again I purchased this helmet overseas in January 2012. Well, in actuality, I purchased the Race R in White, but they no longer carried it, so they shipped me the Race R Pro instead. Needless to say, the helmet is wonderful. I'd never really given much thought to ventilation, as all the helmets I had worn before seemed okay. The moment I opened the vents with the Race R Pro, it literally blew my mind. I could actually feel the air travel through. The forehead vent does an incredible amount, as well as the upper vents. The chin vent is also very flowing, which is great for defogging. With that, the helmet was supplied with a Race/Winter/Rain nose skirt which was made of rubber which actually seals against the face/nose almost like a gasket. This does absolute wonders in the winter, as it completely isolates your breath from the visor. The fit: Shark actually suggests you try a size smaller than your measured size, and then if that is not comfortable, go to your actual measured size. I definitely found this to be the case. I had also tried this helmet on several times in Hong Kong. I should note that the fit is NOT the same as the previous RSR2, as it is slightly more oval. Protection: I have had the unfortunate experience and chance to crash test the helmet. It definitely did it's job. I didn't even think my head hit anything. I am a huge fan of the EPS liner's protective design (finned for more deformation and thus a better 'cushioning' for deceleration). I didn't find out until later that there was a crack in the outer shell, but I think that my head came in contact with the bike and not the asphalt. I am very sad that the helmet was damaged, but glad that my head was not. I should also note, if Shark is selling the same helmet in Europe/Asia as they are going to be in the US, the helmet passes the SHARP test with flying colors (http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/testsratings/shark-race-r-pro) which was one of the huge factors for me. They tell you how thick the visor is, but you don't realize how thick it really is until you see it. It may not be necessary, but it sure is nice to know it's there. Visibility: I never had any issues with the field of view when riding with this helmet. The first thing I noticed was how clear the lens is, you can hardly tell it's there when it's clean. Bugs and waterspots tend to give it away otherwise! The huge eyeport definitely helps with this. Noise: I found it to be loud during regular riding, mainly with what seemed to be the wind buffeting against the rear end of the neck roll. If I put my hand there, it was immediately silent. The noise from the vents are very minimal, which was surprising. I will say, though, that with the visor up, it whistles like none other. All that being said, ear-plugs are still a good idea! I use them and have no issues whatsoever! Stability: I haven't had a chance to take this to the track (but if I get another.. soon!), but from the road (beyond legal limits), it is very stable. I'm not sure if this is from the rear spoiler, but I'd like to think it is! In a tuck, it doesn't bob around at all, even if you're not 100% behind the windscreen. Comfort: This is 75% dependent on fit. Shark nailed the other 25% with the material choices. If it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit; that's all there is to it. This was one of the few helmets that fit my head like a sock (the other was the HJC RPHA10). Nits and Picks: I never had too many issues, but there is no such thing as perfect. The only noticeable issues I had were the pinlock tab loosened itself and I lost it, so make sure those are tight! The seal between the upper portion of the visor and the helmet was not incredible, so when riding in a rain storm, I would sometimes lines of water down the inside of the visor. Lastly, the inner spoiler of the rear spoiler is just 'there.' It can get pulled out of place if someone picks up the helmet from it (not hard to put back). It doesn't really bother me, but it might bother someone else! It is a little expensive, but it is worth it in the end; especially in my case. Overall: I love this helmet, and I plan to buy another. I am not looking forward to the wait, though! June 4, 2012
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Kent Y asked: The Shark Speed-R size large fits me very well. Just wondering if a size large Race-R Pro would fit my head similarly? Thanks! Nov 18, 2013
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Andrew C: I used the size chart and found that it worked quite well. I measured the circumference of my head just above the eyebrow with a piece of string then laid the string flat on a table and measured it with a tape measure. I am at the upper limit of size small. It was quite snug at first but after a couple weeks it fits quite well. Nice and secure. If you had large before then chances are it will work just fine. But use to be 100% sure. A properly fit helmet should feel snug. Good luck!! I love my race-r pro. There is a little bit of wind noise but i usually wear ear plugs anyways. Nov 19, 2013
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Kevin W: Hello Kent. The Large Race-R Pro will fit similar to the Speed-R. The only difference is that the Race-R Pro is very light and has so much air moving through the helmet it will feel like you are not even wearing one. You will wish you bought this helmet sooner. Hope you enjoy! Nov 19, 2013
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Mohamed A: Yeah Nov 19, 2013
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benjamin y: Not sure, I've only tried on the racer r pro. I'm a sized medium and it fits me perfectly; snug like it should. Thanks. Nov 21, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hello, I live in California and really want to buy this helmet but I am worried that it is not allowed/legal in the US. Can someone clarify this for me? I've tried to google the answer but seems that everyone just does a comparison test and doesn't say if it's okay or not. Apr 9, 2012
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RevZilla: Any helmet sold in the United States (therefore, by default, any helmet RevZilla sells) is DOT approved, even if it is not specifically noted in the product description. So yes, this helmet is perfectly legal.

ECE 22.05 is the European standard by which helmets are rated. Please follow the link below for a more thorough description of the difference between the ratings.

Apr 10, 2012
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wes463: it is DOT and ECE 22-05, The ECE standards are better than the u.s. snell standards so this helmet is put through better testing than the u.s. does with just snell helmets that is all that means, the helmet is legal in the u.s.,just tested better than u.s helmets...enjoy Sep 24, 2012
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A shopper asked: What is the shape of this helmet? Is it round like a Shoei or intermediate oval like the Corsair V? Jun 4, 2012
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RevZilla: The Shark Race-R Pro Helmet offers a round head shape. Jun 6, 2012
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SM 55-56
MD 57-58
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XL 61-62

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