Shark Raw Soyouz Helmet
Coolest looking helmet I've ever seen.
My girlfriend was on me about being safe when riding my bike to work and the cheap bilt full face helmet I bought years ago for cold weather riding (I normally don't wear a helmet outside of winter months) makes me look like a bobble head. I bought this helmet on style alone and on that front it delivers in spades. everything else is about average. Remember this is coming from a guy who has only ever worn a bilt helmet compare it against. The air vent on top of the helmet is dumb. Id like to know what monkey came up with the removable plug idea. I agree with most of the reviews of this helmet except when it comes to most comments on air flow. This is technically an open face helmet but I get almost no airflow through it, my full face bilt gets WAY better air flow going through it. It is however a little to snug on my head at a large, and that may have something to do with the lack of air, but I fear xl would have been too big.
September 25, 2014
The helmet at least for me left my cheeks sore and left impression, so I had to go one size larger.
September 22, 2014
great style and comfort
The SHARK RAW soyouz helmet was what i had always been looking for in a helmet, i made the transition from sport bike to cruiser recently and this helmet aided seamlessly with the transition. Though it looks like something one would wear at a paintball match, the RAW imposes a certain demand for attention as it is unique in its' looks. One minor setback is that I love to listen to music while riding and do not currently own a bluetooth speaker system for the helmet so earphones are a must yet it seems you have to bend and break in the helmet for a few days in order for the earbuds to fit snuggly in the helmet without creating too much pressure on your ears without hurting. If you bleed motorcycle engine oil and have an affinity to look stylish the SHARK RAW is for you.
September 1, 2014
Comfortable and looks great
Helmet gets all kinds of attention. Everone loves it. Fits nice and is very light. Lens is very clear and nice both day and night.
September 1, 2014
Riding short distances in the summer? Perfect.
In terms of style, this helmet nalis it. It does give you that jet-fighter pilot look and when you're at highway speeds it sounds like a jet engine. At lower speeds (0-50mph) the noise level is more manageable.
"It's hot outside."
Maybe it is depennding on where you're at but the breathability of this helmet is fantastic! If it's too bright, no problem, you can fit a pair of shades right underneath the goggles.
Now remember, this is technically an open face, so don't expect actual face protection. The goggle themselves are of good quality and the removable face mask keeps the bugs off. I'd still recommend this for summer riding to beat of the really hot days.
August 18, 2014
Great helmet, junky feature parts
This helmet is extremely stylish. It looks great on. The goggles are not too dark to ride with at night, but people look at me like I'm crazy when I do. The fit is nice and the helmet is really light. The helmet itself seems well built and really well thought out. The airflow is great considering it's basically an open face helmet. On the other hand, it's an aerodynamic crapshoot over 70 mph. I ride a naked bike and my head gets pulled every which way. My biggest complaint about the helmet is the junky quality of all the parts that attach to the helmet. Within a week of buying the helmet, one of the plastic clips that attach one side of my goggles to the metal attachment clip (when watching the video, it's the part you rotate to remove the goggles) shattered. I jury rigged it by putting a pin through the elastic loop the plastic clip once sat in, but I'm already in line for another pair of goggles. The face mask is fiddly and a pain in the butt to properly attach to the goggles, and I expect the four conical plastic tabs that keep it stuck inside the bottom of the goggles will snap off one by one sooner rather than later. Also, on the very first time I removed the side cover to take the goggles off the helmet as revzilla recommended, the front locking tab snapped off and still rattles around inside the helmet. The side cover still stays on, there are many tabs left to snap off, but there goes another $20 in parts. The helmet was just shy of $300 to my door, which was a great value. The stuff that has broken already, however, is adding up pretty quickly cost wise.
August 4, 2014
It just needs one small change
I got the green and red one and I love it. But I am planning to make a single change: It needs the letters "CCCP" stenciled right across the front where the shark logo is. Matte black characters of course. I'm gonna remove the logo and hit it with the air brush as soon as I decide on just the right font and character size. Nas Bedania.
June 26, 2014
Unique style helmet.
This helmet has a unique style compared to other helmets. Fits the look perfectly that I'm looking for. The top vent offers enough air flow to cool your head. The goggles and mouth guard offer protection from the elements and debris like bugs. They are a pain to put together at first so I would recommend not taking them apart once they're together. I measured as a large but decided to go xl, glad I did.
June 9, 2014