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The real wild child is now available in a full carbon finish. An even more assertive look for a lower weight. Shark is proud to present a new philosophy. Utilizing all Shark’s expertise in safety, innovation and function the Speed-R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the passionate demands of sport bike motorcycle riders.
The wind tunnel tested double blade air spoiler is positioned at the rear of the Speed-R which allows the air to flow above and below the blade. Hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet to prevent fogging and cancel the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed.
Constructed from carbon aramid fiber and multiaxial glass fiber
Latest generation composite ‘long fiber’ construction
Extensive wind-tunnel testing to perfect aerodynamics and ventilation system for use with ‘naked’ road bikes
Double cavity rear spoiler creates faster air circulation to drastically reduce fogging
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
I ordered this helmet after doing weeks of research, trying on every other manufacturer's lid I could find at all of my local retailers (none of whom carry Shark!) and deciding to take a chance on it given my old helmet, which was a great fit, was also a Shark. I am not disappointed with my decision.
Everything about this helmet is great. First off, the fit is perfect for me - obviously it won't be for everyone. The only other helmet I found and tried on that was a decent, comfortable fit was the Arai Defiant, but this Shark helmet blows the Arai out of the water with its features. It's a tight squeeze getting this helmet on and off, but when it's on it feels like it was made to be there. The chin strap is very moveable up and down, which is nice - I find a lot of helmets have chin straps that make me feel like I'm being choked which isn't a cool way to spend a ride. The strap on this one can tuck up under my chin so that I barely even notice it's there.
The air flow is good - I'm always cold anyway, so I'm okay with less air movement. With the upper vent closed but the mouth vent open, this helmet moves a decent enough amount of air to be comfortable. Air coming in the underside of the helmet was minimal, even at highway speeds. I did notice that when I was stopped not a lot of air gets in, almost to the point where I felt like I was re-breathing my own breath, but cracking the visor put an end to that.
The visor itself is very nice and sturdy feeling - I like that it doesn't have detents to click through when moving it up and down; the movement is very solid and smooth. The visor lock is very tight to begin with - there's probably a technique to pop it open easily, but until I figure out what it is and how to do it with my gloves on, I nearly dislocate my thumb trying to pop my visor open.
The internal sun visor was probably the number two reason why I chose this helmet and it's so far my favourite feature. I have super light-sensitive eyes, so I was always having to fuss and fumble with sunglasses. Not anymore! The visor actuator on top of the helmet is super easy to use gloved or not and the visor itself is excellent - it covers just about my entire field of vision except for the very bottom of my peripheral on both sides. My first ride in the helmet went from a bright, sunny day to mostly overcast, and the visor performed beautifully. I did notice a small bit of visual distortion between the tinted visor and the external visor (without the pinlock shield installed), but not enough that I feel it will cause any eye fatigue or strain on long rides.
The helmet itself is wonderfully lightweight - my old helmet (a Shark S500 Air) feels like a cinder block in comparison. I ride a stripped-down Kawi Ex650R and noticed far less buffeting with this helmet than the old one, though it did start to wobble around a bit when I got into some choppy crosswinds. Again, though, light years better than the old one.
Finally, I can't get over how much quieter this helmet is over my old one which - to be honest - was well overdue to be replaced and was probably more worn out than I should have been riding with. I found it uncomfortable to ride with my old helmet without foam earplugs or silicone-tipped ear buds in, it was just that loud. First ride with this helmet, I didn't even realize at first I had forgotten to grab earplugs but once I noticed it - wow. It. Is. So. Quiet. I even remarked to my riding buddy that I can actually hear my bike the way it sounds, rather than bike sounds through a bunch of wind noise :)
All in all, I am beyond pleased with this helmet and with the customer service from Revzilla - highly recommend both!
April 24, 2014
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Mohamad E asked:Hi, does the speed R carbon skin has any chin curtain? As per the video is not! Can I install one? If not what about the heat and win noise? Without the chin curtain will be little hard. thanksJul 22, 2014
S S:The speed R does have a chin curtain. It's a double layer Lycra material and it is removeable. As for the noise level, it's about average. Since it's pre-molded for speakers, there's a lot of room between your ears and the helmet that may attribute to wind noise. That can easily be resolved with some foam padding behind the liner. The helmet doesn't seem to vent well unless you are looking down, or have the visor open. I think this is due to the arodinamics of the shell. It's very stable at highway speeds and above with almost no buffeting. There seems to be very little drag, or negative pressure to the rear of the helmet that usually pulls the air through, but I think it's a small sacrifice for the stability. If you live in a humid climate, it does come with a clear pin-lock for the shield. Overall, for the price point, I think this is an excellent helmet. It's light weight, comfortable, and looks great too! Good luck, ATGATT! Jul 22, 2014
John P:It comes with several accessories including a chin curtain, reflective decals, a dvd and antifog internal visor thing. it is incredibly light and quiet with effective ventilation. I love it!Jul 23, 2014
Codrin O:Yes it does come with a chin curtain but you have to put it on yourself. Personally I have yet to need it (not cold enough yet) so I can't comment on the impact it has on wind noise and heat.Jul 22, 2014