Shark Speed-R Carbon Skin Helmet
I love this helmet is is super comfortable,nice and quiet,felt strange after how loud my last one was.
love the internal sun visor
can't really fault it!
May 18, 2015
Very Light, great for my older neck!
The fit is excellent however trying to raise the shield with gloves while riding is near impossible! Love the sliding sun shield! Very handy for us progressive lens guys! Overall I'm very pleased with the purchase!
April 11, 2015
Loud with Face Shield up
I like it except for when the face is open its wind noise on the face shield. And Shield mount is weak. Mine was broken
December 10, 2014
Lightweight and well built. Excellent if you wear glasses
I found the helmet to be very light, which is to be expected. It is not the lightest helmet available, but compared to similar products it is pretty good. My previous helmet was a Suomy Spec-1r Extreme, which was quite light at the time, and this is very similar in weight, albeit in a non-racing style helmet. The helmet seems very aerodynamic, there is no buffeting and it feels planted at all speeds. The helmet vents adequately but you dont really get the feeling of air moving over the top of your head from the upper vent. The chin vent works very well though. I was expecting the helmet to be quiet based on other reviews and it was, sort of. With the helmet on, I could immediately tell the difference it outside noise reduction compared to my previous helmet (which was very noisy). There is very little high pitched wind noise, but I notice there to be a lot of boomy noise from the underside of the helmet. It becomes more pronounced as that is the only noise you hear. This could change based on your bike/windscreen/seating position etc. Currently I have only rode a VFR1200 with the helmet for a tour, I have not tried it with my Super Duke yet. The visor is excellent with no detents, easy to remove and adjust the tension. I have not used the clear screen other than to install the pinlock, but it looks nice. I have a dark smoke visor which has worked well and does not fog up. They are dead easy to swap as well. The internal sun visor is not as dark as the smoked visor, but would work if you were in day to night/night to day riding and only wanted to have one visor. The helmet is well made with a quality liner and components. The exterior is nicely finnished and the carbon looks beautiful. There is lots of room for wearing your glasses and also plenty of space in the ear cups for speakers or wearing in-ear monitors. The helmet fit tight at the cheeks but felt slightly loose around the dome of my head at first, but seems to have broke in and feels secure, without being tight. I blame my oddly shaped head. I measured 57.5cm around the circumference of my head and have a size Medium. The viewing area seems a bit reduced to my previous hemet, but not by much. It is similar to other more modern helmets I have tried on and could be from newer designs for better safety. Overall I am happy with the helmet, it met my requirements for a lightweight, reasonably quiet, well built helmet and at the price point, it is very good.
September 10, 2014
Excellent all around
This has been my first proper helmet (previous was a sub-$50 unit from a friend - still did the job though) and it hasn't disappointed. Lightweight, comfortable, quiet, and with great features I am extremely happy with my purchase. Lifting the visor takes some getting used to, but I find the airflow is so good and the anti-fog works so well that I very rarely need to. Internal sun visor works great, but may not be dark enough for some.
It could be an individual product issue, but the small vent in front of the chin feels a little loose and is easily toggled by accident.
September 4, 2014
This is not my first Shark hekmet( s800, s900 , RSI ) so I was well aware about the quality of the build and other aspects .
Is a quiet helmet, light , wide eye port , moderate air flow at low speed , and great air flow at higher speeds( over 60 mph)
It is dificult to open the visor using the thumb , the sunglases are 65 % efective during a sunny day ( I live in Qatar , and here is always sunny:) ) . The pinlock film included was a verry big disspointment .....yelow-ish, and a little toooo hard for a pinlock . Actualy if the Shark company decided to putt this in the box....big mistake.
I also ordered the mirror like visor. I was expecting a light dark silver mirro finish, but actualy is imposible to use this visor during the night. I called suicide black this visor . But the quality of the visor is more than balistic. Optically corect , and thick .
And now ......manny thanks to the revzilla team , eficient , and polite and also verry helpful. 5 star client service.
August 26, 2014
Shark Speed-R Carbon Skin is very nice! super light and the quietest helmet i have ever owned. my only complaint is that when i unboxed it, the rubberized fog visor insert that it comes with appeared to have been left in the sun for 60 years, it was very discolored and impossible to see through. i just threw it away. It is still worth every penny, my question to you is why are you still reading reviews CLICK BUY BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE!
August 4, 2014
After lots of looking ad research I decided originally on the shark vision r, but after trial and error on the size I realized they didnt have the size I needed. I took to step up because I liked the look of the carbon fiber. When I got the helmet I was amazed at how much nicer this one was compared to the vision r. I fell in love. The spaces for glasses make wearing my shades not a problem at all. The removable chin curtain is great for city riding to catch more of a breeze inside. It amazed me how quiet it was as well. My bike isn't crazy loud, but I had to keep looking to check to make sure I was in the proper gear. Also in comparison to riding with other full face helmets the weight feels much less than others while riding.
The only problem was that the internal visor was disconnected when I got it. I had to send it in for warranty work and after I got it back within a week it was coming detached once again. I just ripped it out.
Overall I would buy this helmet over and over. Well worth the money.
June 27, 2014