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Shark Speed-R Sauer Helmet

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.

Features:

  • Includes Pinlock shield and lens 
  • 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
4.4 / 5
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5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Shark Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/White/Blue / XL 826699 HE4610DWBRXL/ Out of Stock

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4.4 / 5.0
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It's a keeper!
Things I love about this helmet:<br><br>- Space at the temples for eyeglass frames. This is really awesome. I’ve tried on dozens of helmets and Shark is the only brand that makes riding with glasses a breeze. Not only are my glasses easy to put on, but since the temples aren’t squeezed, movement of the helmet doesn’t shift the glasses on my face.<br><br>- Shield can be easily changed with the helmet still on your head. Makes it easy to change from dark to clear shield.<br><br>- Internal sun visor. On sunny days I prefer to use a dark smoke shield; no helmet manufacturer makes an internal sun visor dark enough for my eyes. But in changing conditions the internal sun visor is awesome to have as a backup.<br><br>- Very quiet, blocking wind noise effectively. I can hear intercom conversations with no trouble.<br><br>- Pockets in the EPS liner for intercom speakers and a shell design that made it very easy to install my Cardo system.<br><br>- Looks great with the silver mirror face shield. The silver mirror shield is practical too - darker than I expected, which is good!<br><br>Other helpful tips:<br><br>- The shield rotates smoothly up and down, rather than having “stops” at varying degrees of openness. Initially I was concerned about this. However, the shield will stay open about 8mm at the bottom by simply closing it but not latching it.<br><br>Internal shape:<br><br>Compared to my Icon Alliance, the Speed-R is a rounder shape, whereas the Icon is a longer oval.<br><br>Verdict: Great helmet.
June 14, 2014
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Great helmet
So I won't repeat a lot of the praise this helmet has in the reviews except to summarize: great helmet, great style in my eyes, really nice sun visor, awesome pinlock visor included.<br><br>Now to the questions you probably have if you read any other reviews. People say that the visor lock is crazy hard to unlock, and they're right. But. Once you have the helmet for a week you'll learn how to open it no problem. Seriously, no issue unless you're wearing the thickest gloves ever.<br><br>People also complain about the lack of detents. This can be solved by just tightening the visor with the included allen. Usually I (commuter & occasional spirited riding) just rest the shield on the lock but don't actually lock it. Good "city mode".<br><br>Now for my subjective thoughts given my (potentially weird) head size/shape. I think I'm right between a medium and a large, but got the large because the shell shape fit really well. This helmet is very quiet, with the exception of wind noise in the helmet from the extra space in the liner for glasses (it comes with pads that solve the issue). I'm also about to put my cardo comm system in the helmet, which should make it even quieter. Note that the shell actually has indents for the speakers of a system. Overall I'd say very quiet on the helmet.<br><br>The helmet is pretty aerodynamic, but I'd definitely go either full tuck or out in the wind. I know it's a naked helmet, but I liked it too much. On my Daytona 675, the buffeting on a windy day at 50/60 mph on the edge of the stream of the windshield is noticeable.<br><br>Really good airflow though. Man. Included chin curtain for cooler mornings, good cooling with the vents open.<br><br>Verdict: top notch, high quality, totally worth it.<br><br>Sorry for the ramble, just going for more info for everyone.
March 31, 2015
Ride:
2007 Suzuki GS500F
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Quality helmet with an affordable price
I've had this helmet for a year now and I think it's the best helmet you can buy for the money. I've had Arai Corsair V, Shoei RF-1100, RF-1000 and Shark Evoline helmets before and this is by far provide the most value. Here's a video:<br><br>http://vimeo.com/68775652<br><br>First the good stuff:<br>1. Visor/Faceshield - the 4mm visor is solid and does not flex as much. It's easy to replace and clean.<br>2. Finish - the finish is on par with Shoei and Arai. The Blue-White-Red colors goes well with my S1000RR Motosport.<br>3. Liners - the liners in my opinion is superior to Shoei and Arai. Doesn't mean it doesn't stink after a few rides though. Easy to take off and wash too.<br>4. Sunshield - the additional sunshield adequately covers the eyes as opposed to the old Evoline or even the Schubert SR-2.<br>5. Communicator-friendly - I've fitted it with Sena SMH5 and SMH10<br><br>The meh stuff:<br>1. Ventilation - this helmet gets hot. I'm thinking of getting a Race-R Pro because of the lack of ventilation<br>2. Noise - generally quiet (with earplugs) but whistles sometimes when you turn your head.<br>3. Tough getting the straw in for a hydration pack, but I'm nit picking here.<br><br>TL;DR: Good helmet for the money! If you need just ONE helmet, this is the one.
April 14, 2014
Ride:
2006 BMW R1200ST
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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Awesome looks, c&$p quality
Ive had this helmet for 2 years and done 10,000kms with it.<br><br>Love the looks, love the fit just the quality let it down.<br><br>After 3-4 months the visor could not stay up, after a year the pivot snapped off meaning I could not ride with a visor. Under the large looking plastic cover there is a tiny aluminium screw maybe 1-2mm wide. I continued to use as a summer lid with sunglasses, the final straw was the hinges for the front vent snapping causing it to flap around.<br><br>It's also worth mentioning this helmet fouls on Alpinestars Tech 1-R jacket hump. Helmet size XL jacket USA 40.<br><br>It's a real shame as its a cool looking comfy lid.<br><br>Riding was 90% canyon carving, 10% commuting. '08 CBR600 RR
April 16, 2015
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Almost perfect.
Had this helmet for a little over a year and have no complaints. Vents well and the internal visor works great. With the exterior visor down (but not locked) it provides additional airflow to the face. When riding the rear spoiler prevents buffeting at speed (in the 3/4 tuck position). DOT and ECE rated, and 4/5 stars from SHARP.<br>Visually the Speed R looks bigger than I'd like (see photo with my Shoei X11), but I attribute that to the internal visor and the extra space required (or the "Shark Fin" interior foam shape). The graphic is painted on (as opposed to stickers on my X11) which I do like. However it lacks a clear coat, and is easily scratched (see photos). Also I dropped it on the crown when carrying it (dangling from the chin strap) and the top vent cover popped off. Nothing super glue can't fix.
April 9, 2015
Ride:
2014 Honda CB500F
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Excellent Helmet!
Well worth the money. Shark to me just has a special kind of look to them that I couldn't find in any other manufacturer. They always have appealing designs that are bold without being cheesy like so many other helmets. The internal sun visor is an excellent feature, and the chin shape/design is perfect for mounting a go pro with a flat adhesive mount.<br><br>If I had to find a fault with it, I'd echo other reviews and say that the latch for opening the visor is a little small when using gloves, but it's not a huge issue by any means.<br><br>Overall, well worth the money and I'm glad I bought it!
March 9, 2015
Bang For The Buck
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Great all around helmet
I ride both a cruiser and a sport bike. I bought this helmet primarily because I needed a light color helmet for summer riding and I really likes the SHARP rating this helmet got. I have a shoie gt air and a shoie qwest as well. This shark helmet has superior aerodynamics and is a lot lighter than the other two helmets mentioned above. The air flow isn't bad without the chin curtain (removable). It is also a lot more comfortable - better quality interior but still a tight race fit (which I really like in my helmets) but it's not as restricting as the gt air is. The built in sun visor come down lower so no irritating bright strip at the bottom of your view. AS others have mentioned the shield latch is a bit hard to open (or feel) with gloves on and there are no detentes (I knew this going in and have no issue with not having them). The shield is pin lock ready and does come with a clear pin lock shield - there's some confusion in the reviews about this. All in all I have no real cons except the shield latch being hard to find or open with gloves.
July 21, 2014
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5 / 5
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Best Helmet I've Used So Far
High Points:<br>1. Compared to a Shoei GT Air Graphic (~$600) the Shark Speed-R is both cheaper ($439) and ECE 2205 rated.<br>2. Awesome feature set: Flip down sun visor, Pinlock ready face shield and pinlock lens included, Rear Spoiler, Chin Curtain, Removable liner, Easyfit system for us glasses wearers. . .and shark tooth ready!<br>3. Great Style<br><br>Review Notes:<br>-Shark Speed-R cuts a better profile in the wind compared to my Shoei Qwest which = less pressure on neck (possibly a combination of lighter weight or construction and better aerodynamics<br>-Smooth action (no detents) for face shield give it a surprisingly plush feel<br>-Magnetic closure for face shield can be undone one-handed with a gloved hand contrary to other reviews (one finger on front of visor to control upward motion and left thumb simultaneously puts pressure on magnetic clasp to weaken/loosen seal. . .then simply raise the shield up!)<br>-Drop down sun visor is really great to have--no more changing out shields or buying more shields<br>-If you wear a Shoei helmet the Shark should be true to size; no real pressure points<br>-Looks Great!<br><br>*NOTE<br>-I didn't give it 5 out of 5 for durability or airflow because I haven't sufficiently tested the helmet in a wide range of conditions to verify
August 20, 2014
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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Great helmet
Awsome aggressive looking helmet. Airflow is good, but it can get really hot in the summer days. Internal sun visor is a great feature. The padding a little thick and it doesn't suck up moisture as good as helmets with hydradry. Everything else is wonderful! Little buffeting for awesome head checks, comes with pin lock visor, visor comes off so easy, and did I mention it looks awesome!
August 11, 2014
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Great helmet if it fits and you ride upright.
Bought this helmet when I was planning on getting a naked SV650 or Motard. Ended up sticking with the faired S version with clip-ons while I had the helmet.<br><br>This helmet is marketed for naked bike riders and it definitely should only be worn by people who ride in an upright position with handle bars or a bike with no screen.<br>With your head tilted down the helmet is unbelievably noisy compared to any other helmet iv ever worn. Tilt your head back a bit and get out of the turbulence from your screen and it's much quieter, however still not one of the quietest.<br><br>If you have a narrow head with a high forehead (like myself) this helmet will possibly cause pressure point problems at the top of your forehead and massive headaches above 60mph. If you feel pressure on your forehead (And the next size up is too loose) look elsewhere, you'll regret buying it.<br><br>If it fits this is and suits your riding style this is the best value helmet available for style, safety and features. Screen visibility is crystal clear even with tinted visor down and there is zero distortion.<br>Vents work well enough and I never once had the clear screen fog up on me. The tinted flipdown visor however fogs up very easily and will need to be treated if riding in the cold.
June 13, 2014
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Why did you choose this?
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Thought it looked good at the clearance item made it hard to pass up
Scott A on May 26, 2016
Shark Helmets are the only ones that my head fits in. Light weight, good ventilation, and cool graphics.
Gary K on May 26, 2015
Thought it looked good at the clearance item made it hard to pass up
Scott A on May 26, 2016
Colors matched my bike. Has good features.
Kevin S on Mar 16, 2016
Shark Helmets are the only ones that my head fits in. Light weight, good ventilation, and cool graphics.
Gary K on May 26, 2015
Awesome fit and finish. I love shark helmets and also have the lumitech helmet too!
MICHAEL S on Apr 15, 2015
I love the aggressive design.
Zieber on Mar 27, 2015
love the looks.
Owen C on Feb 10, 2015
Wanted a helmet that was ECE rated and that had a dropdown sun visor. Only problem is the visor lock latch is hard to release with gloves on.
JoshB on Jan 15, 2015
Designed for naked bike street riding, looks great im both white and the grey. The drop down sun visor drops down to a good position and the anti fog windscreen is helpful.
Juan J G on Jan 14, 2015
It matches my Agusta F3 800 perfectly and offers great protection, is light weight pus the internal sun visor is excellent
Brandon H on Oct 10, 2014
It looked great and based on reviews it seemed to work quite well. Doing research realized its one of sharks higher end helmets, and my brain is worth the amount of money this helmet asks for.
Nathan K on Aug 27, 2014
Brand reputation, SHARP safety rating, internal sun visor, venting, style and look of helmet. Most internal sun visor helmets look dorky and do not have a sporty look to them like this helmet has. It looks like the racer model, uses the same shield. Also the paint scheme of the helmet looks awesome, could have opted for the carbon model but I think the painted model looks better.
DEREK on Jul 16, 2014
looking for a better looking and more quiet helmet than the low end stuff.
LDNYC on Jul 9, 2014
I wanted the Race R Pro in blue and white but it was gone so this was my other good option and it has a very good protection rating which is very important
Jose C on Jul 7, 2014
amazing features for the price point, plus cool graphics
Keane A on Jun 18, 2014
The helmet had everything I was looking for. I love the videos on the site as they helped greatly in making my choice. I love the look of the helmet and can't wait to give it a try.
J S on Jun 10, 2014
Style and reviews.
S H on May 21, 2014
style and visor
Rasheed H on May 16, 2014
Graphic scheme, internal sun shield, smooth action of visor and shields, weight and styling.
Chris L on May 14, 2014
Its an in between helmet that gives you the race look/ feel.
Barry S on May 14, 2014
Style, features, dot, ece and 4 star sharp rating, cool graphics.
Allison H on Apr 23, 2014
Excellent review from Rev and love the look.
K O on Apr 18, 2014
I like the style and thick vision
Reginald B on Jan 23, 2014
Colors matched my bike. Has good features.
Kevin S on Mar 16, 2016
Awesome fit and finish. I love shark helmets and also have the lumitech helmet too!
MICHAEL S on Apr 15, 2015
What are the differences between the shark speed r and shark speed r series 2 helmets?
Sai K on May 5, 2016
Hi, Just a quick question on the product literature for the Speed R. Notes indicate two shell sizes??? Can you shed some light on what the comment means. Cheers.
A shopper on Aug 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Typically, manufacturers make a few different size "Plastics" (meaning the outermost part of the helmet) and then stuff it with differing layers of foam and padding in order to get different sizes. For example. an XL, L, and M all might have one outside perimeter size and different amounts of foam inside.
Are there replacement liners for these helmets? I've owned and used mine for some time now and it's getting a bit loose and noisy.
Steve G on Aug 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hello Steve I was just looking at the site and yes it appears that they do intact have the liner and the check pads as an accessories to purchase you are all set to go player. I'm not so sure about the questiion regarding 2 different shell sizes sorry about that one.

Hope that helps
Reggie
What is the noise level like at highway speed? I intend on using a Sena SMH10 for intercom as I currently do with my Scorpion Exo R410 airline helmet, and it is hard to hear for both parties when going highway speed. How well does the spoiler work at eliminating the buffering effect and making it quiet inside the helmet? And how well can you hear the headset or be heard by other headsets at highway speed? Thanks!
A shopper on Mar 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I've never used an intercom system, but frequently ride with headphones in. Using this as a measuring stick, I'd say the noise attenuation is pretty good. I keep the volume low enough that I can hear the bike and traffic around me at city speeds. At highway speeds, and the same volume, I can still hear the music clearly, with of course some wind noise in the background.

Not sure how well the spoiler works for wind noise, but it does stabilize the helmet quite well. Even at high speeds, there isn't any vibration or feeling that the helmet wants to pull your skull off your shoulders.

I ride a superbike, and am referring to riding while tucked in.
Quick question. My head size is a 57cm. Should I go for the MD or better to go for the SM?

Thanks,
CJ
Codrin O on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm 59 centimeters. Ordered a LG and it fit like a glove. Note that the cheek pads on the Sauer are kind of tight. They are cushion-y and they do press up against the cheeks. It is not a huge discomfort to me but I wanted to mention it since it is definitely noticeable on longer rides.

Very (very) well built helmet though.
Hi, does this helmet meet Australian standards?/ legal to wear in Australia. Thanks
A shopper on Jul 11, 2015