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Shark Raw Helmet

Shark introduces the Streetfighter Raw Helmet - an urban helmet that combines compactness and aggressive, streetfighter style with unique a goggle/face mask combination. 

Features:

  • Constructed from injected thermoplastic resin
  • 2 shell sizes
  • Comfortable natural fiber interior and ventilation system using air vents and diffusers
  • QRGS: Quick Release Goggle System
  • Double anti-fog and anti-scratch visor
  • Face protection mask
  • Aerodynamic outer shell
  • Easy fit for glasses wearers with the goggles

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Shark Raw Helmet
Already Asked: 34 Questions, 88 Answers
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Abdal elah n: I found it cool for a naked bike. Apr 16, 2014
evon n: look cool Apr 3, 2014
Edmund C: Own a cafe racer and like the flexibility of having an open helmet. I obviously liked the look of the helmet too. Mar 31, 2014
Gabe S: Cuz it looks bad a$$ and my head resembles a basketball! Serious case of Charlie Brown head here...looks like a good fit for a round head. Mar 30, 2014
rahul s: This helmet looks aaaawesome.. Mar 28, 2014
Mohammad S: I just love this look!! Please let me know when I can get the tinted goggles or if you can give me the tinted goggles with this one instead. That'll be super nice of you guys! Cheers! :) Mar 28, 2014
emmanuel m: Looks Mar 27, 2014
Jon C: it looks sweet and its probably really comfortable at that price Mar 26, 2014
Jeff S: Style and design. Mar 23, 2014
J T: light weight, looks bad ass Mar 21, 2014
Neil H: Crashed wearing this manufacturer...and it held together. Mar 18, 2014
Don B: different and cool looking!!! Hell Yeahhh! Mar 16, 2014
Javier Alexander H: design, quality and price Mar 10, 2014
Chase B: been looking for cool 3/4 helmets for a while this one fits the ticket Mar 5, 2014
Patrick M: Safety, look and features Feb 23, 2014
Donte H: Cool Look and easy accessible. Feb 20, 2014
Glen P: I chose this item because it can be used with open face or closed with more protection from the elements.. Feb 14, 2014
Ahmed D: Excellent helmet combines style and functionality. I was waiting for this helmet so long. Jan 25, 2014
don w: Bloody Cool Helmet for the summer rides! Jan 18, 2014
Richard T: because I wear glasses Jan 3, 2014
on r: it's pretty interesting looking helmet!! that's the only reason. Dec 24, 2013
Lawrence P: Looks great Dec 12, 2013
Noel N: I liked the look of the helmet. Dec 4, 2013
Luis Tonatiuh T: Great Design! Dec 2, 2013
abdulrahman a: Looks awesome with my ride Nov 26, 2013
Terry B: Like the difference in styling and flip up goggle design Oct 31, 2013
julio t: i like it Oct 17, 2013
Christopher B: Great, badass look. I have a buddy who owns one and loves it. He didn't have to convince me to follow suit. Sep 24, 2013
Shan C: Style, and versatility. Looks cool. Sep 22, 2013
scott v: style, this helmet looks cool ! Aug 17, 2013
A shopper asked: Does this one come with dark slide down visor? Or dark outside visor? Aug 8, 2013
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Christopher E: No, the helmet has no visor other than the goggles (which do have a light tint to them) Feb 23, 2014
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Rafeal T asked: Any word yet on which head shape this helmet will fit? round? intermediate oval? long oval? Aug 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will I be able to replace the visor/goggles? If so, how much are the visor/goggles? Aug 27, 2013
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Christopher E: Yes, the goggles are replaceable. As of this writing they are $59.99 at Revzilla. Mar 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Any updates on when this will be shipping out in the U.S.? I've had one preordered since August. Sep 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: Wil comm system speakers work in this helmet? Oct 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is this helmet DOT approved?

Steve
Aug 8, 2013
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Chris KStaff: Yes, the Shark Raw is DOT approved, however, the chinbar is not included with this rating -- only the 3/4 shell of the helmt Aug 8, 2013
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A S: What exactly is the chin bar part of this? Does using it provide comparable protection to a full face helmet? Oct 20, 2013
Alexander J asked: When are you guys gunna get a video up? I don't trust anyone else's reviews like yours! Oct 21, 2013
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M I: Me too. Oct 31, 2013
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Zachary O asked: Is there a clear visor with it for night riding that you can switch b/w? Sep 22, 2013
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Matthew M: i saw on a Q&A on a english website that was selling them in europe that they only have the tinted available right now but clear goggles will be available soon. however, they said its only gonna be a light smoke so its suitable for night and day riding. Oct 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet come with a UV protected visor or at least a reflective tinted visor it would definitely boast the look more and blue tooth? Sep 11, 2013
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Matthew M: false, this helmet comes with only a lightly tinted goggle, good for night riding though Nov 8, 2013
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Elmer L: it comes with a clear and one slightly smoked tint shield Oct 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: If I buy this, or any other helmet to be sent to Australia, will I receive the item with the Australian Standard imprinted onto it? Dec 15, 2013
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Drago B: Short answer is no. I bought the helmet into Australia (Perth) and it comes with a DOT standard. I use it anyway - it's a great helmet! Dec 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: does this helmet come with clear lenses too? or do the lenses not come out? Oct 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: Really like this helmet, one key is no mention of wether an oval, round etc style as critical if an XL will fit ? Thanks. Sep 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: Do you/will you guys sell a replacement lens for the goggles? Also, will you be selling a dark-tinted lens? Aug 14, 2013
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A shopper asked: how about the mold of raw helmets? my head round about 60-61cm. ls2 large and venom large open face fits me but i dont have idea about shark raw series??? Mar 8, 2014
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Stefan M: My head is also 60cm, and it works fine. I use an L size. But the isue with the chin strap is tricky. Go to a store and try it if you can... Mar 8, 2014
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Tommy C: It's a very round fit. Gave me an intense headache and cheek ache. OUCH! Mar 8, 2014
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Fawaz A: Nice helmet every thing gooood

Thank you revzilla
Mar 8, 2014
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Emmanuel C: Hi! In my experience with the RAW helmet I can say that for a 60, 61 cm head (because I have 60 cm head too =)) this helmet fits very well, I bought the L size and is very good feeling specially when the speed begin to increase =) the air flow is not a problem the helmet fits very good and stay in it´s position, the only thing that I don´t recommend its try to use the helmet and try to put on some headphones =) You just can´t make it fit inside, =) believe me I tried, but everything else is great feeling, of course its my personal opinion and the advice will be, if possible, try it and see how it feels in you.

All the best in everything and pls drive safely and enjoy your ride =)!!
Mar 9, 2014
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Anthony L: I have a 23.5 inch head and I ordered the XL Raw Helmet. Fit me perfectly. Snug but not tight. I have not ridden with it on yet because we still have several inches of snow on the ground. I wear it around the house a couple times a week for 10-20 minutes to help in the break it process. Each time I wear it feels even better. I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can get on the road sporting my new helmet on my Ducati Monster S4RS and Ducati Sport 1000. Good luck. Mar 8, 2014
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Gabriel L: I use to wear a L Harley Helmet and so i got a L Shark. It fits fine but its a little tight on my cheeks so i removed the cheek pads and shaved them down a little. Now its perfect Mar 9, 2014
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Alex A: My head circumference is similar and I wear XXL in most other helmets. The XL fits great. It is, fit-wise, the most comfortable helmet I own. Mar 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet come with double D rings on the chin strap or a micro ratchet? The picture seems to have the ratchet, but the video review has double Ds. Mar 1, 2014
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Gregory Bevington G: Double D rings. I think it's a US vs Euro thing. D rings may be part of the DOT requirements. Mar 1, 2014
Robb W: It comes with double D rings. Love this helmet. Mar 1, 2014
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Yiming X: this one is using the double D rings. good luck. Mar 1, 2014
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Christopher E: Mine has D rings Mar 1, 2014
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Richard B: Double Ds... Mar 1, 2014
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newton d: Came with double D rings . Mar 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can you wear glasses while having the goggles are on? Feb 21, 2014
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Richard D: YES! You can absolutely wear glasses while wearing the goggles on the Shark Raw helmet. I find myself wearing my Shark Raw much more often than I thought I would when I bought it and mostly because I can comfortably wear my prescription eyeglasses under the goggles.

When I wear a half helmet I usually resort to wearing non-prescription sunglasses ... not a good idea with my poor eyesight. I highly recommend the Raw to anyone who wears eyeglasses.
Mar 2, 2014
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Pj L: I have a pair of von zipper, snark glasses that are fairly large. They do fit behind the goggles comfortably but I wouldn't recommend trying anything larger Feb 21, 2014
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James J: My answer would be no. I returned this helmet because it was way too tight around the face. I can't see wearing glasses with the googles working. Feb 21, 2014
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ROY R: Absolutely! Even the big plastic Wayfarer frames I wear work fine. I hope that helps :) Feb 21, 2014
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Christopher M: Yes, you can. Feb 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this helmet scare people into thinking I'm a criminal or something like that because I had a similar helmet and people would literally tell me to stay away or they'll call the cops? Dec 3, 2013
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Robin B: I guess it would depend on where you ride... and how gullible people are. Yes, the face piece is a little Hannibal Lecter, but does a great job as a winter commuter when combined with a balaclava. I wear glasses so this style of helmet is a joy. Dec 4, 2013
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Adam S: Idk about scaring people... but they will definitely think you're a badass. More impressive and bold than the "I'm gonna kill you" look lol. It's very rare to see a helmet similar to this one on the streets. Dec 4, 2013
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Eitan Z: Not at all. It have unique look but not frightening.
It looks like ultimate urban helmet.
Dec 3, 2013
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Nedric N: What a goofy question. Dec 3, 2013
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Jesse M: I hope so. Dec 4, 2013
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A S asked: what about the mold of shark raw series. my head round 60-61cm which size can i order? large or xlarge? Mar 8, 2014
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Brandon W: I have the same measurement, and I exchanged my Large to XL for better fit. Shark helmets fits smaller compare to other brands I have tried. Hope this helps! Mar 10, 2014
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Frederick L: I normally wear a medium and I had to return it and I ordered a large. My normal helmet is a medium HJC modular full face helmet.
Hope that helps
Mar 10, 2014
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A S: Frederick , i also ordered an XL and it fit well. i'm normally using Large. Mar 14, 2014
A S: Thank u Brandon, u give me an idea about size. Mar 10, 2014
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Donte H: I would go with the XL. Mar 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: does this helmet offer chin/jaw protection? Feb 25, 2014
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Jeffrey F: It must offer some because of the construction of it. Never been in a mishap with it on but can tell you it's the coolest helmet you have ever seen. People comment on it and ask me about mine every time I wear it. You'll look like a jet jockey in it. Feb 27, 2014
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Carl M: No it does not. The face mask under the goggles does not cover your chin. Feb 25, 2014
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Drago B: No - just a thin plastic bug protector Feb 26, 2014
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Eitan Z: Nope! Apr 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi,
The Shark Raw helmet I tested the XL but it is still too small for me. Is there a 2XL version? . I really like the looks but havent found the size yet.. Please advise.. ;)
Mar 28, 2014
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Ignacio A: I bould 2 helmets. M & S. one for me the other for my son. we can´t use the S one. it was too small (Should be XS). my son are using the M one.

I suggest you before buy any be sure it fit Ok to you. other wise you will loose your money.

Thanks a lot..........
Apr 3, 2014
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Leeroy D: always have your head size measured before you buy, so you know what size you should be wearing! Just remember the difference between a cheap helmet and a more costly helmets is normally because of availability of sizes!
There is three shapes made in the more expensive ranges!
Apr 1, 2014
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Eitan Z: I don't think they have 2XL and you correct they are smaller then other hamlets (I take usually M on sports helmet but M here is tight on me).
I think this is because of the helmet shape.
Apr 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: does the sharktooth bluetooth headset compatible and fits the shark raw ?? Feb 27, 2014
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Calvin R: I do not have the shark Bluetooth headset nor am I familiar with that particular headset however, the interior padding of the helmet allows for plenty of room to add headphones or other listening devices. Which will be great because of how the helmet is designed I experience lots of wind noise; not to the degree that it hurts or even uncomfortable but it is louder than my full face that I use. Anyway, the helmet does work with a myriad of Bluetooth choices, I am just not sure if that one will fit. Feb 27, 2014
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JOHN R: you bet! Apr 1, 2014
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Terry B: yes Feb 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is it possible to use the helmet without the googles? it looks as if the straps would flap in the wind and look goofy.
i'd like to have the option to use it with sunglasses or other googles
Sep 21, 2013
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Matthew M: The circular side panels come off and the straps slide completely out. if your gonna do that though i would just get a cheaper 3/4 helmet from bell or something. to each his own i guess Oct 4, 2013
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Walter R: There are a couple of videos on youtube that might answer your questions. Sep 26, 2013
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Tom R asked: G'day! I was wondering what the release date is for it. I see it can be pre-ordered but I don't find an actual release date. Help? Aug 6, 2013
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Chris KStaff: Hey Tom, this helmet is expected to hit the shelves late September! Hopefully we'll have a video review a bit before then. Aug 7, 2013
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Tom R: Any update on the helmet? September ends tomorrow and I'm excitedly awaiting news! Sep 29, 2013
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David M asked: Has anyone tried using a bluethooth with this helmet? Apr 3, 2014
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arin g: Never Apr 3, 2014
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Jorge Alejandro M asked: Hi, I bought this helmet, and I love it, and I´ll like to know witch Bluetooth device will fit it? Thanks! Mar 11, 2014
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JOHN R: The sharktooth will fit fine. I plan on using the sena smr10r on mine. I am not sure about mic placement though. Apr 1, 2014
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phillip m asked: So I bought a Speed and Strength spin doctor in medium size and the fit is perfect no pressure points no hot spots just a great if noisy helmet How does the shark compare size wise to speed and strength sizing? I'd like to have a second helmet so I can change every once and awhile... Nov 8, 2013
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Robin B: I also have the SS2200 and got the RAW helmet for winter commuting (eyeglasses and balaclava). The fit is pretty much the same (round!), the goggles do a slightly better job at keeping my glasses from fogging up when stopped. The RAW is a little more loud than the S&S, but I use earplugs, so no worries. Dec 4, 2013
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Charles M asked: What is the helmet SHAPE?? for this model? Is it Oval, Round, Intermidiate Oval or what??? Thanks for your time... Oct 31, 2013
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David L: Closer to the Qwest than the X-11/12 if you've tried those before. Much smaller entry than their other helmets, but quite nice once it's on. It's intermediate oval, like other Shoeis I've tried/had. Dec 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is this helmet E.C.E. certified? Oct 16, 2013
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Matthew M: yes Nov 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: I wear eyeglasses, and I see that Shark has the cheek pad cutouts for eyeglasses as they typically provide for their helmets. What is not mentioned, is whether the goggles are "over the glasses" type (OTG), where one can wear eyeglasses AND the helmet's goggles at the same time? I snowboard with OTG goggles, and they are fantastic in allowing me to actually see sharply, so I'm very curious to see if this helmet will afford me the same ability to use my eyeglasses when I motorbike. Thanks ! Sep 27, 2013
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Matthew M: these goggles are clearly OTG. look up any description of the helmet and they will mention the glasses wearer friendly design Nov 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hello, does this come also in ECE? Thanks! Sep 4, 2013
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Matthew M: yes it is Nov 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hello, Does the Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset fit on this helmet? if not are there other Bluetooth headsets that fit and are compatible with Sena? Thanks. Aug 28, 2013
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Brian F: Yes the SMH-10 fits fine. I have the SMH-10 mounted via the "clamp on" method. Sep 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: I measure 22in (56cm). Top of the small size. Should i go for the Small or Med? Aug 28, 2013
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Gary K: Most of the helmets run a little small. Aug 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: can i use my cardo g9 headset with this? Nov 7, 2013
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Adult Helmet

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

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

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3 years in the making, this is the latest-and-greatest from Shark, and we finally have a production version. This is the new Raw, sub-$300, urban assault café-styled, naked bike-styled. This is a very different take on the open-face helmet. If we look at it, and this is my matte green version; remember, there’s a black, matte black, a white, a handful of graphics. Remember DOT and ECE-rated as an open-face helmet. Even though you have this polyurethane mouthguard, you have this optically-correct goggle system, it’s still rated as an open-face helmet. I’m going to walk through these more in detail as we move along. Keep that in mind; this helmet is designed for style and protection for the urban, for the cafe, for the naked biker elite. I think Cobra Commander would be really proud, as well.

Let’s briefly touch on fitment. This is a Shark helmet; Shark comes from France. We seen them do a mixture of fit types; this guy’s going to be more intermediate, to neutral, to round; keep that in mind. It’s not as much of a long oval; it’s going to be more of that neutral to round shape. It’s going to fit folks that have more of a wide circumference on their head. Remember, we do ship for free, and I would love to hear your gut reaction on the Shark Raw. Click here, subscribe to us at Revzilla TV. Leave me your comments, your questions, but more importantly, leave me your feedback, your gut reactions on this bad boy.

Diving into some of the feature set: What we see is a very lightweight helmet. Remember you don’t have a chin bar; it’s only rated as an open-faced. It’s going to be 2 pounds 13 ounces, so that means that it’s coming in underneath that 3-pound mark. Very lightweight, very agile; you’re not going to feel it. It is polycarb too, and the polycarb’s not going to be as lightweight as a fiberglass, but again, that’s how they’re able to keep that price point, sub-$300, which is a nice touch. Remember, you’re going to move up a little bit in price as you go into some of the graphic versions.

If I start to flip it on its side, you’re going to see as we break down the basic anatomy; one big vent scoop on top and it’s meant to not have any protrusions, any switches, no big vent scheme. Knowing it is an open-face, you’ll get a ton of air through the front. What they did was they gave you one vent to the scalp, and that’s going to be controlled by this removable rubberized stopper; open or closed. I love what they did; they even gave you a little cloud with some rain there to remind you that really only need to put it in if you want to block the rain. Does have a hole in it, so you could attach it to your key chain so you won’t use it. Again, that’s them looking at this helmet and saying, “This is designed for someone that really cares about the style and the complete look.” Think about some of that hardcore [inaudible 02:35] gear that you might see on the market coupled with this helmet. It’s a very intimidating look.

If you look along the sides, you’re going to see how that goggle system ties back in. If I move it around to the back, you’re going to see that it sweeps, back but again, very clean lines going all the way back. We think from a design and aesthetic standpoint; this thing knocks it out of the park, but there is a bit of a trade off because you’re getting a motorcycle helmet that in certain cases is going to have a little bit less protection, and then also you have a goggle which is a little bit fussier to work with. I’ll be honest about that, than if you had an open-face, a flip-up helmet, or even a full-face helmet.

Diving into the goggle itself, you’ll notice that this helmet comes in 3 configurations. You can completely remove the goggle and wear it in a full open-faced design. You can remove this piece which is your mouthguard, and its polyurethane, and it can be a little fickle putting it on and off. Notice that it’s vented on the back, but it does have a film for debris and dust blocking. Keep in mind guys; this is not part of that DOT or ECE rating. This is just a block that continues the badassery and blocks some of the dust and some of the debris, but in crash situations, it’s going to give you minimal protection.

If you move into the goggle system, this is actually one of my favorite pieces about this. It really is like a high-end ski or snowboard goggle. It has the double-pane design. It’s Carl’s Ice optics which are high-end lenses out of Germany. A double-pane means that while it does have an anti-fog coating, it’s going to almost give you that Pinlock factor that’s not going to fog. If I turn the Shark Raw on its side, you’re going to see it’s completely vented. You’ll notice on the back side of this that it has a full foam layer, so it’s going to be comfortable against your skin.

While I am going to tell you that it fits nicely, it fits snugly, it’s going to create a great seal against your eyes; the removal of it can be a little fickle. What I mean by that is because it is soft, what you can do . . . I’m going to pull this side pod off. You could see how I would do this. It’s one of those things that takes a little bit of time. Getting it off’s much easier, and as I pull it open, you’re going to see how it would slide out. There is my foam layer; it’s vented on the top. Again, premium in its designed; stealing a lot of technology from what I would call the dirt world, from the snowboard world, from the action sports world. They really looked into that. Notice how this side pod would go on. I find personally when I want to remove this goggle, I’m actually going to do it from side pod side of things versus doing it by undoing these side ports, because it is soft and it can be a little bit finicky to get it back on. Pull this down. You can see as I snap it back.

I will say as well that you saw me rotate that off from the sides. You could in certain instances rotate this goggle up and put it on top of the head, but I’m actually going to recommend that you don’t do that, because what’ll happen over time is I believe that this foam layer will start to come unglued over time as you rotate it up. I what I would really recommend is if you’re wearing it with the goggles on, you pull it on and off your head leaving those goggle in the same position. If you want to remove them, you remove the helmet and then remove it from the side pods, that way you’re going to give yourself the best lifespan out of your Carl’s Ice goggle lens and goggle system which is foam-backed.

Keep in mind as well that we should see Shark rolling out new styles of goggles, new finishes for lenses. You’ll be able to accessorize this bad boy or buy a replacement set of goggles moving forward, which is nice because they realize that over time if you’re rocking this bad boy everyday especially in city riding, you’re just going to beat it up. It’s part for the course; that’s what happens on motorcycles. You end up dinging up shields over time, so keep it in mind.

As I flip it open, you’re going to see, I’m going to pull my doughnut up here; Double D-ring construction and they’re using the same premium bamboo liner that we first saw in the Race R Pro. Hypoallergenic, cool to the touch; it’s going to be wicking. You’ll notice around the forehead . . . going to undo this guy and open it up so you can see it fully. You’re going to notice around the forehead and around the cheek and areas where you really might sweat that the material absolutely changes. Again, that’s going to be for additional wicking capabilities. It’s a nice touch; it’s forward thinking. Remember, Shark has Moto 2 and Moto GP riders wearing their stuff. They’re not spring chickens; they’ve been doing this for awhile, so they really understand what it takes to make a premium quality helmet. You’ll see too, notice that secondary material which is softer to the touch and is going to wick a little better. Cheek pads come out very easily; they are Velcro.

Keep in mind as well that Shark has the Sharktooth system. The Sharktooth system is their OEM-style Bluetooth connector. What that does is it allows you to go bike-to-bike or connect with your peripherals and listen to music. This helmet is already going to have a cutout for it, and it’s going to have cutouts on the earpieces so that you’re going to be able to incorporate those speakers seamlessly. Notice here is my comfort liner. Notice 3D in its design. Plenty of cutaways. Remember, its limited venting from the outside-in, but you’re going to get great air flow from the inside or from the front of the helmet. There’s that secondary material. Most of us, including myself, tend to sweat a lot on the forehead, and it’s nice that they gave you that extra wicking material that I’ve talked about a few times. It is hypoallergenic, which means it’s not going to stink over time and your body really should not react with it, even if you have sensitive skin.

Looking in the interior guts of the helmet, you’re going to see big venting channels. Again, they run all the way down to the back of the neck. You could see how they come together starting or emanating from that peak up front. Even as I go over to the ears, you’re going to see these speaker cutaways to take that Sharktooth system. Then in the back of the helmet, this is where you’d remove a piece, you’d incorporate your Sharktooth system, and that’s where the battery and the housing lives. It becomes a very scene less design over time.

Keep in mind, what we really love about the Shark Raw helmet is the style. It’s very unique. I’ll call a spade a spade. You have the Bell Rogue helmet which feels like that Bane-style. This guy’s really Cobra Commander city-inspired low profile, very fashionista, very French, very European and premium in its field. What you’re trading-off is some protection in the face because it’s not full-face, and you’re also trading off the ability to bang it around a little bit. Remember, they’re using high-quality optics and you’re using some PU injected-molded pieces that over time if you don’t take care of them, you might wear them out a little bit. They are also replaceable, so keep that in mind, guys.