Shark Speed-R Helmet - Solid
I upgraded from an HJC CL-16 that I had for a while. This helmet was a huge step up for me. Much quieter, a lot less air turbulence on my face, which is extremely important during winter.
Before I bought it, I wasn't sure if it came with a chin curtain, and I was extremely pleased to find that it does. Again, very handy for winter riding.
It's very comfortable, and very light. I feel a lot better turning my head around while riding, I don't feel like there's a lot of inertia on my head when I look around. This actually had a profound effect on my comfort and ability while riding.
All in all a great helmet, perfect for my needs. I hardly use the sun visor. It was pretty cool when I tried it out though.
May 23, 2013
This is my first shark helmet the fit is slightly snug on the cheeks but not uncomfortable. The internal visor is a great feature, and the weight is good.
Revzilla is an awesome online store especially for an overseas (Australia) buyer. Great price and fast delivery.
April 27, 2013
I'm very impressed with the features on this helmet. The drop-down visor is great. It's also the quietest helmet I've owned and it's very aerodynamic; you can turn your head in any direction in the windstream with no buffeting and very little change in noise levels.
April 22, 2013
Great helmet for getting into a higher price range
Coming from the Speed and Strength Off the Chain helmet, this is quite a step up! I didn't realize how much different it was until I went for a ride again in my old helmet and that's when I noticed the huge amount of quality that this helmet offers. The cheek pads are incredibly soft, the fit is excellent (better than the S&S even with the air pump system), the chin strap is comfortable, the air flow is fantastic, and even the drop down visor goes down farther than the S&S one. My biggest thing with this helmet is the fitment and how quiet it is. It may not be the most quiet thing on the market, but I truly enjoy a ride a lot more in this than I do in my S&S. I didn't think I would like the lack of detents on it, but I think it actually add more to it, the mechanism is extremely smooth and the ability to adjust it is fantastic. I have been impressed with every second I've been in this helmet. Will probably buy shark for my next helmet too!
April 19, 2013
A great value
This helmet had all the features I wanted at the lowest price I could find. First, it is lightweight compared to other makes with similar features. The visor is thick. It doesn't click up and down. It has a smooth slide. The tightness can be adjusted. The internal sun visor is nice and can be brought down or up by sliding your left hand over your head. Since everybody's head is slightly different I won't go in to fit too much other than to say on my head it touches more on the front and back than the side but still fits snug, and the cheek pads kind of squishes my face a little but not too bad. It works as claimed and shines without a faring or windshield. It has little resistance through the air and breaths better through the vents. If you want a full face and want to go a lot of miles in the open wind you can't beat the price for the features.
April 15, 2013
Great Summer/Hot Weather helmet
This helmet is fantastic for Hot weather riding. There is a large amount of air flow. I can not express that enough. It is super breezy in there but on the average noise level. I look forward to the summer and not being suffocated. The sun visor is an excellent feature and it nearly goes all the way down to my nose. Very little bright light gets through. The impact foam is formed so that I could put in my com system and it not be squished against my ears. It seems to come on the large side so if you are on the edge of two sizes with most helmets, you might want to go with the smaller.
April 8, 2013
This moment as great features love the styling ami airflow very comfortable to where
I would highly recommend this helmet to any serious rider out there. All my friends I have shown it to & several other people who have seen it are now interested in buying it. It has had great response from everyone. I love its styling and comfort, If you ever get the chance to own one I would recommend trying them out. So far the helmet has been great to wear on long trips the air flows awesome and the nose reduction very good ..some times its hard to see but that's because I went with a smoked visor but other then that I love this helmet. I've had shoei helmets for a long time & I wanted too try somthing different. Very satisfied with my choice. Again Revzilla awesome people too deal with keep up the great work you do!!
April 3, 2013
Very well made.
This helmet is everything I wanted. Coming off of using an Arai Profile (slightly too big), this helmet is miles ahead of it in terms of weight. Side to side at speeds does not jerk your head, the drop down visor has great vision and covers almost all of your sight. 4 stars for cost because it is expensive, not because its not worth it...
The ONLY problem I have with this helmet is that it tends to whistle when the regular visor is open at low speeds. Normally, at high speeds I understand, but at low speeds it bothers me a bit. I live in South Florida, and often like to ride with visor up to about 55-60mph, at 35 it whistles. Not wind noise, full blown whistles. Putting the visor down a little or tipping my head down gets rid of it. None the less, best helmet I have ever bought.
February 19, 2013