Shark Raw Soyouz Helmet
Great look. Poor quality.
I really loved the look of this helmet and the fit was fine. I wanted so much to keep it but had to send it back. As others have mentioned the plastic tabs on the round end caps snap off. Since I had read that in some reviews I was especially careful, and still they broke off. The set up instructions were originally written in French, and they must have used a cheap automated translator to get them in English because they made no sense at all. They translated to gibberish. It's really a shame that they haven't corrected that flaw in the product because they'd have a real winner otherwise. Once the tabs break you're stuck with a useless helmet. I never got to use it so some of my ratings like noise level are assumptions.
Thanks to RevZilla for having great customer service and making the return process so painless.
November 30, 2014
The Soyouz looks and fits great!
The Shark Raw Soyouz looks great and it fits me good. There is a lot of wind noise from the goggle strap area where the straps inters the sides of the helmet. I have only used the helmet once because I suffered a torn biceps tendon about the time it arrived. I ride a Russian Ural Gearup, so speed is not a factor in my review. The wind noise starts around 35 or 40 MPH.
November 24, 2014
This helmet was so noisy that I was not able to listen to music using a Sena headset. I changed for a Shark Evoline 3. Much happier.
November 24, 2014
I like their styling and I picked it up for street riding. I use it for commutes between San Francisco and Woodside. The visor/goggle is tinted so keeps the sunlight out during mornings and late evenings. It doesn't fog at all and its easy to breathe. The fit is really snug and pretty narrow but that light weight protection is what I always wanted. I weigh about 145 lbs and wear a size extra small. My bike has the upright seating position and this helmet doesn't pull my neck to the side when I look over my shoulder to switch lanes. The helmet is very minimal and aerodynamic. With a heavier helmet and heavy protection I am prone to making mistakes so this is what i prefer. If you like light weight, functionality, protection and style then this is a must have.
October 20, 2014
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