Shark Speed-R Ike Helmet
Cool helmet with a bunch of stuff included
I really like this helmet especially as it already comes with a pinlock visor as well as tinted sunnies that drop down, saved me having to buy a tinted visor for it, and the chin guard. The sunnies are decent though there is a slight gap on the bottom. I find it quieter and lighter than my old helmet too.
The visor has a lock, which some people might find a pain but I don't have any issue with my gloves.
The padding inside is comfortable and this helmet doesn't squish my ponytail uncomfortably against my neck which is nice as it comes up slightly higher at the back than my old one.
The only thing I did not like is that I couldn't get a pink one, only boring colours like black, grey or white.
January 24, 2015
love my helmet
The fit, comfort, and style is absolutely fantastic. The wide view is a dramatic improvement from my old helmet. The only issue I have with the helmet is that the wind noise gets pretty loud at higher speeds.
January 14, 2015
Coming from a Simpson, this helmet immediately shines! Lighter, quieter and, dare I say, better looking! Air flow is good though PLEASE be sure to gently tighten the ends of the windshield so that it doesn't immediately flap down when you reach anything above 10 mph! It was annoying me until I realized that there was more in the box.... a tiny allen wrench that does the job beautifully. On these hot summer days down here in Argentina I can now ride at 50 mph+ with a decent breeze coming in. The drop down visor is good but not great - even a little darker would be better -- and so I wear a nice light pair of Maui Jims underneath and all's well in the brightest sunlight. I've put more than 500 miles on it now and I'm loving it more every ride!
December 27, 2014
The overall fit and finish is great. The helmet cuts through the air very well, but it’s a bit noisy. Really not a problem if you wear headphones during your commute, which I usually do. Passing those 18 wheel dinosaurs on the freeway wasn’t a problem. Good air flow too!
December 23, 2014
Ive worn the helmet for about three weeks of riding and it already feels broken in. The cheeks pads were so stiff at first but now they dont squeeze my face uncofortably. I was at the edge of the large in this helmet and I thought it would always be snug but I find I can push the helmet forward and theres room in the back (my first helmet normally I just pull it down and strap it) I keep the DLoops tighter to use up the space in the back I like my helmet snug.
Field of view is good, I would like to have tried on the Vision R but I prefered this style a lot more.
Bang for the buck factor, tint visor is GREAT!
Bought because of the recommendation for naked riding (the bike, not me)
Sidenote: I have a CB500F not the R.
December 2, 2014
great helmet poor visor lock
I really like this helmet. It looks nice fits on par with size chart. I think the visor change system is the best around. Shoei is nice but you have to stick your fingers in that little hole and pull. It sucks. The visor lock on this helmet works fine with thin gloves but I cannot get it open with my heated Alpinestars on so I have to return it and find something else. I wish I could ride in it but then I couldn't return it so can give review on anything else.
November 20, 2014
Nice comfortable helmet
I've got a fairly narrow head shape and this helmet is very comfortable. No hot spots and no pressure points so far. Cheek pads were very tight initially, but have softened up and broken in after a month of almost daily use. I ride a Ducati Monster, so no fairing. This helmet is very quiet compared to others I've used when in the airstream. It does start to whistle when i'm tucked down behind the gauges. Visor latching mechanism could be better. it is hard to release the visor. You really have to get a finger under the tab and pull outwards on it to release which is tougher with thicker gloves. Visor is good at not fogging up and when it does fog while sitting at a light, it defogs very quickly once air gets moving again. Overall, I really like the helmet and the amenities for audio are very nice.
November 3, 2014
Value for money.....
I bought this helmet a year ago. I have more then 1500 miles on it.... Great comfort... Whiz sound when you turn your head...took few months for break in chic pads...great sun visor...chin air vent broke on me... May be I was too hard on it...only thing I did not like about it was visor lock. If you are in traffic and wants to open it with gloves on, it's not easy. Don't have prob with fog.... All in all great looking helmet.
October 4, 2014