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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 un-faired motorcycle riders.

Double blade air spoiler: positioned at the rear of the Speed-R, it allows the air to flow above and below the blade, hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet.

Spoiler/stabilizer: at its rear base trim the Speed-R has a spoiler, which stabilizes the helmet and the cancels the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed.


  • Latest generation composite ‘long fibre’ construction
  • Integrated, drop down sun visor
  • 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 
  • Rear deflector stabilizer reduces helmet buffeting
  • Faceshield varies in thickness and is optically correct, scratch resistant and anti-fog coated
  • Completely remove and washable COOLMAX lining 
  • Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-fitted system to accommodate all types of glasses
  • ECE 2205 and DOT approved
  • Two shell sizes
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Shark Speed-R Helmet - Solid 4.6 5 21 21
Not worth the coin, don't spend it on Shark. I've used this helmet daily since Nov. '13 and I'm not happy with it at all! I mean, it gets used A LOT in all weather conditions! Probably 4K miles since purchase. - The neck roll doesn't stay in place, the chin spoiler always wants to pop out when taking the helmet on and off, the external visor won't stay up on its own weight (detents are a GOOD idea!) and quickly accumulates condensation on the inside (No, I'm not a slack-jawed-mouth-breather). - The chin vent is garbage. It only works if your head is at the prefect angle. The internal visor was getting stuck for the first few weeks. I had to man-handle the slider to get it to move up and down. External visor seals really well but difficult to fully close or open. The internal visor blocks the air flow of the chin vent when down. - The visor tab points downward and I hard to grab with gloves. I have to grab and pull the visor down from the top to close is properly. (Nothing like having to your hand over your face while riding...) - This helmet is LOUD! From my experience the wind hits my shoulders and deflects up to my ears. There must be an open space in the helmet padding because all the wind goes there. Above 50mph it is a noisy racket without ear plugs. I've had helmets that cost substantially less *cough Scorpion EXO500* that make less noise and have similar fit and finish. - The fit is pretty good for my head shape, but I've had other helmets fit just a little better. Material feels good on skin though. Cool looking helmet. Your results may vary. February 27, 2014
Love it! I've only ever had low end helmets so my opinion is biased. But I must say this helmet meets ever expectation I had for it. September 30, 2013
Would recommend helmet to friends Helmet looks really nice in person feels nice and snug. I Love the inside visor option as this allows me to drive around without having to worry about carrying around a second set of visor to go from bright sunny riding to dark night time riding. Noise level does get semi loud around 45+ mph mark but nothing unbearable. If you do a lot of highway riding, you might want to invest in a pair of earplugs. For the airflow, it does a decent job but not nearly enough as I had hoped. I get a little bit of ventilation from the vent in front of the mouth only if i tip my head slightly downward. You can feel the air flowing through the top vent but only at a decent speeds. A huge negative for me with this helmet is that the "shark" lettering infront of the forehead has started to peel on the corner of the letter "K". I feel as though for a helmet that costs 400 dollars, even something small as that should not be made so cheaply. I do feel that if they had perhaps rounded out the edges of the letterings, it might not catch so often and peel but it is what it is. If you get this helmet, just make sure you are aware of where the letters are while carrying it around and it should not give you a problem. August 5, 2013
Saved my head! I was in a highside crash going about 60 mph with my Buell 1125R, as I fell I landed on my head. Good thing I was wearing this helmet, not a single scratch on my head. It protected me well, fully recommended. June 16, 2013
Awesome helmet 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
Great helmet 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. Very happy. April 27, 2013
Excellent helmet. 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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Samuel F: Beautiful helmet, great protection, drop down sunvisor, sick looks, real stable at speed, pretty quiet. Pretty much everything I want in a helmet. Mar 30, 2014
Robert K: I choose this because I wanted a newer helmet that would provide less buffeting (I ride a naked bike) and an internal visor that was still ECE2205 rated. Jan 31, 2014
Manuel C: The looks and the quality for the money. I though that it would work great for my two bike since I have a sport one and a more up right seating position. I was right! great helmet. Oct 14, 2013
A S asked: I'm riding a ducati streetfighter and thinking about buying either the Race-R, or the Speed-R. Which one do you think would be the best choice for me? I'm most concerned about noise level and airflow. Feb 6, 2014
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Ben M: I have never used a race-r but I can assure you that the speed r is very comfortable in regards to airflow, weight, and aerodynamic design. Noise level is acceptable, and buffeting is minimal. When you first get it, it will be uncomfortably snug if you sized it correctly. Do not despair, give it a couple hours to pack out and it will be brilliant. My favorite part of this helmet is the aerodynamic design features that reduce buffeting you will be happy with how little it throws you around at high speeds 150+ I could not hold my head up with my old helmet, this one cuts right through and the clarity of the optically correct face shield will make you hate any other helmet, the first day I wore it I kept thinking the shield was up because it is so clear.

Only downside is the decals are terrible On the flat black model. I took them off of mine and it looks absolutely sinister.

As always revzilla was great, fast shipping and answered every annoying question that I had about it before I bought it.

It's a lot of money but worth every penny!!
Feb 6, 2014
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Scott C: Hey A S,
I removed the windscreen on my Hyperstrada due to turbulent airflow with my height/helmet combo, but now it works well out in the open. Noise levels seem about average to Arai and Shoei helmets I've owned and the internal visor is a huge plus for me. I didn't really notice airflow until it started getting cold out, and it never felt hot even in the high 80s. The build quality is up there too and it came with a Pinlock shield but I never needed it. That internal visor is what swayed me over the Race-R and it's really useful with most of my riding in the city or suburban back roads.

Feb 7, 2014
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Alan L: I don't know about the race-r helmet, but the Speed-R is awesome. I think the airflow is great, but like all helmets, when at a stand still, it does get slightly hot. The vents are easily accessible. The noise level is low to moderate, but it comes with this chin piece which helps greatly in reducing the noise. It would probably be a little better for you since you have the Ducati and our sitting position is slightly different. So the Speed-R might actually work better for you than me. Feb 6, 2014
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Juan C: Well the speed r is a very good helmit I'm happy with my choice I'm not quit sure on the race r but the speed r is comfortable well made the are flow is good on them warm days but the only thing is it's a bit noisy if u ride with the face shild up i hear a whistling nose but when the face shild is down is not to bad that doesn't really bother me well hope it helps u out on your choice but what every one you pick it's a good choice lat me know if u have any more questions ... Feb 6, 2014
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Ron G: To be honest I have not ridden the Race-R but at high speeds the Speed-R does cause my eyes to water a little due to all the air flow coming in. It is better with the chin skirt in place. If I had the money I probably would have gone with an Arai helmet. The noise is not bad in this helmet, I would say it could be better but by no means bad. For the price offered here and the construction and materials used this is a very good safe helmet at a competitive price. Feb 6, 2014
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Daniel W: The only other helmet I have used is a shoei tzr and I love my shark speed r. The noise level is about the same. The airflo seems to be better ( haven't done much riding in summer yet ) the only thing the shoei has on it is the size. The speed r is a little on the big side but weighs about the same. I would say either of those would be a good decision. I believe the speed r is the entry level one so you can't go wrong Feb 6, 2014
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Paul K: If it's noise level and airflow that you're most worried about, I think the Speed-R is a better choice than the Race-R, especially on a naked bike. The Race-R is known to be a noisy helmet, and the venting is designed for a more aggressive seating position. Feb 6, 2014
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Benjamin K: The Speed-R is noticeably more quiet than my last helmet and has very little buffeting issues. Highly recommend based on those qualities. Makes me ride faster. Feb 7, 2014
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Michael R: I also ride a Ducati Streetfighter 848 and I absolutely love the Speed-R. Airflow is good and this helmet is very quiet, especially when the chin piece is in. Feb 6, 2014
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A S asked: Does the lack of a chin windstopper cause any noise, buffeting or let a little too much airflow inside the helmet in colder weather? Jan 12, 2014
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Daniel M: The lack of a windstopper doesn't cause noise,and you can expect some air to come up through the opening.I've noticed very little to no buffeting riding a Moto Guzzi 750 Breva.This is the second Shark helmet I've owned and feel they are of very high quality and a good value. Jan 12, 2014
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jeremy r: The shark speed r does come with a chin wind guard. I always have mine in but it is removable and made out of a sort of neoprene, with it in I do not have any buffeting or extra wind I love my speed r. Jan 12, 2014
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Raphael M: It comes with a removable chin windstopper. I mostly ride without it and don't have any problem with cold air coming through the chin, but I find that it let's in a lot of air around the visor. Jan 12, 2014
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Eric A: I purchased mine about a year ago and it does come with a chin windstopper which is removable. I live in Wyoming with plenty of cold weather and I find it to be very comfortable. Jan 12, 2014
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Pierre V: Not particularly, no more in any case than the Shoei RF 1000 I had been using until I switched to this model, which, by the way, offers superior peripheral vision. Feb 2, 2014
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James S: No it doesnt cause any more noise. Overall it is a great helmet. The vents are very effective for cooling in hot weather and blocking airflow in the cold. Jan 12, 2014
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Jakob E: A little bit but this helmet is absulutly amazing! I drove from Alaska to California with in late fall and it was amazing! Super comfortable. Jan 12, 2014
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Donald W: There was a windstopper in the box that neded to be installed by the owner. I've not ridden without it. I love this helmet!!! Jan 13, 2014
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PR M: It comes with a chin curtain. Works very well. Jan 14, 2014
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Vernon L asked: I'm looking at purchasing a Speed-R Duke later this month when they are released. My head measure 23.75" , Shark's Large ends at 23.6" and XL begins at 24.0". What size, a L or XL, would you recommend based on how your helmet fits? For fit do they seem to run small or large? Thanks. Mar 17, 2014
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Matthew R: I have a rather large dome piece myself. If I were you, as you are on the cusp, I would still opt to just the Large. If you have to much wiggle room, you will find your helmet being buffeted up from wind gust or improper leg placement. When it comes to your noggin, play it safe, and keep it snug. Mar 17, 2014
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Paul Y: I'd definitely lean to the L side. One, your head is closer to that than the XL (diff of .15" vs .25"). Also, the lining will 'break in' a bit over the first few weeks of wear (mine did at least) and I suspect the L will fit. YMMV OFC, but that's my 2cents Mar 17, 2014
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David B: Obviously with everyone's head size/shape being unique there is a bit of subjectivity. But I bought an XL in the Shark EvolineST full face flip up for my street helmet and I bought the Speed-R in L for track days. Since wearing the size L Speed-R for 10 track days last summer I now wish I had bought my street helmet in an L instead of XL.

I'd suggest taking a bunch of the same measurement on your head to get a good idea. Honestly when you are getting down to a 0.15" I highly doubt I could measure my own head to that accuracy. I got as much as 1/2" variance on my measurements depending on how I wrapped the tape around my head.

Measure your head a few times and make sure you settle on 23.75, and if so I'd think the L would be fine. I think many people have a tendency to get helmets that are a little too big out of worry of a helmet being too tight and hurting. I've learned to err on the smaller side when in doubt.
Mar 17, 2014
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Au N: I measure my forehead at 22.2" . I bought a Small. The fit was just about perfect. Caveats: I typically wear a 1/4" buzz cut so I have very little hair to compress, and I am usually not too picky about fit. I average about 6,000 miles/year, about 60/40 commuting / sport touring. Mar 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm riding a ducati streetfighter and thinking about buying either the Race-R, or the Speed-R. Which one do you think would be the best choice for me? I'm most concerned about noise level and airflow. Feb 6, 2014
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Marco G: I have virtually nothing bad to say about the helmet.
I ride with plugs in. So noise levels are negligible. That's not to say that's the ONLY reason I don't have issues with the noise. I have ridden without plugs in my R but never noticed that it's PARTICULARLY loud. So no complaints there. In terms of buffeting I ride a Speed Triple it's naked like your Street-fighter and I notice no more buffeting OR lift (also very important in a naked helmet) than my Shoei RF-1100.
The only complaint if it can be called that is that it doesn't fit MY head like my 1100. But it does fit. Just not as well as my 1100. So is that a knock against my R? No not really just an observation. Your head may differ.
Of note; I bought Shoei's full face helmet with internal sun visor and wore it. I stopped and continue to ride with my R. It's the only helmet I need.
Feb 7, 2014
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Dan C: I have the Speed-R and think it has the most features for the money of any full faced helmet. The Speed-R brings the noise down some but you may still want to wear ear plugs if you normally do for additional comfort. The air flow is nothing to write home about, but it breaths enough at speed that I don't have any issues. At slower speeds I open the visor a little. It is light and the visor is thick. Not a lot of air comes up from the bottom in cool weather. The Race-R is for racing, I thought, and the design criteria is a little different for that application, but it probably is a fine helmet. I don't think you will regret the Speed-R though. Feb 6, 2014
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Stephen B: I have no complaints about the speed R. I purchased it last summer after owning a Shoei. I ride a Ducati ST2 so my riding position is a little more upright. I just couldn't see spending a boatload of money for the Shoei so I decided on Shark. It's a different fit but a good helmet. Noise level is not bad, but I also wear earplugs which mutes wind anyway. I chose the SpeedR because I wasn't interested in paying more money for graphics when I can do my own. Feb 7, 2014
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Dana W: I haven't tried a Race-R so I cant' make a comparison. I've worn the Speed-R for 1 season now and I really like it. It's the best helmet I've owned and I've had some good ones (e.g. Shoei X12?, Shark RSR2 etc.). The Speed-R is also the quietest helmet I've had; it's very quiet and stable no matter what your head position. The air flow is average to very good I would say. Feb 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: Looking to see if it will keep cold air out in the winter / wind turbulence off my Sena microphone. Apr 17, 2013
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Maximus: Just got mine, comes with an optional/removable chin curtain that is very comfortable. Although it is mesh, so maybe not enough for cold winter riding (When I say cold, I'm from Canada so cold is close to freezing). Works great for reducing wind noise and it's very comfortable on your skin. Kind of makes getting the helmet on and off a bit more of a pain though - it gets all up in your nose while you pry out your head Apr 18, 2013
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RevZilla: The Shark Speed-R Helmet does include a chin curtain option. However, it is not pre-installed as with other Shark models. It is packaged separately with the helmet.

Moreover, though it is not possible to estimate just how much the chin curtain will affect turbulence or cold air, we will say that it does reduce both effects significantly. Unveil at your leisure!
Apr 23, 2013
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Samuel F: Yupp! It works extremely well! Apr 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: i look on the internet and found that the 1450gr +or- 50gr is far from the reality. People told they weight 1600 to 1700 gr ??? Do you guy weight this helmet ? Thank's for your help and knowledge Aug 6, 2012
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TiburonWrangler: What size? Better helmets come in 2 or 3 shell sizes. I went by the same 1450g claim when I chose the Speed-R sight unseen. My small Arai Quantum/e is just a smidge more than than that on our kitchen scale. My small Speed-R is 1663g, same scale. That said, I agree with the guys on WebBikeWorld, a little more weight is not as noticeable on-bike as things like fit, buffeting, wind noise, etc. Feb 5, 2013
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William W: It probably depends on the size, my XL weighs 1650 g as labelled on the helmet. This is considerably lighter than my last full-face, it also feels nice and light when in use -- granted this doesn't change the actual weight. Sep 18, 2012
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RevZilla: A Size Small Shark Speed-R Helmet weighed in at 1685 grams. Please note that each size may vary slightly due to differences in shell type, liners, and padding used. Aug 8, 2012
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A shopper asked: I've checked out the Shark website and their wording is very..... nondescript. I just want to know what materials go into the shell of the helmet. Anthony said it is a Fiber-composite I believe (Could be wrong) and Shark just states that they used a "Long Fibre Technology Construction". So does that mean it's a fiberglass composite? or what? Sep 20, 2012
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RevZilla: The Shark Speed-R Helmet has a shell that is a Fiberglass composite construction. A fiberglass composite construction is made by taking long fibers of glass and bonding them together. The glass fibers are created under laboratory conditions, to ensure that they have zero imperfections (unlike the glass fiber found in house hold insulation, which does have imperfections and explains why it is so soft and easy to tear). The result is a glass fiber that is extremely flexible, strong, and light weight. It is very similar to carbon fiber, but much less expensive to produce. Sep 21, 2012
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TiburonWrangler: The back of the shell says "High technology multi-axial fibre structure." The SHARP helmet testing website says "Fibreglass".
Feb 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: Do you guys plan on carrying this version of the SPEED-R? Sweet graphics! But it doesn't seem to exist anywhere in North America :( Can it be ordered? Aug 9, 2012
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RevZilla: Hey man, those graphics are pretty sweet...apparently too sweet to live on. Our Shark rep just let us know that it's Wingo'd in to the great beyond. Aug 9, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is there a timeline for availability on this helmet? Apr 25, 2012
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RevZilla: Currently we expect this helmet to become available in mid-May. If you select the size and color that you want a yellow pop-up box will appear above the picture, allowing you to enter your email address for notification when the helmet does become available. Apr 26, 2012
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A shopper asked: My head size is 23 inches. Should I get a medium or a large? Apr 13, 2014
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XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62

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