Shark Vision-R Series 2 Inko Helmet
I love this helmet. I was in between sizes on the Shoei 1200, so I was going to have to order a thicker liner for the Shoei. I took a chance and ordered this Shark Vision R series 2. My head measures 57.5 cm which put me right in the middle of the Medium size range of 57-58. This helmet fits tight on me, and it hasn't "broken in" much at all over time. That's OK, because a snug helmet is a good thing. I have somewhere in between a "round oval" and "intermediate oval" shaped head. This helmet fits me well. I would agree with revzilla that the shape is "round oval".
I find the helmet to be pretty quiet. I have always worn budget helmets in the past, and this is much quieter than my previous helmets. Maybe it is because it fits me quite snug that the wind is blocked better than some of the reviewers here claiming the wind noise is bad. I don't use speakers in my helmet because it is unsafe and because part of riding to me is being one with my environment.
I agree that the venting is not the best, but I have ridden in 90 degrees and I was not mad about it. It's adequate.
The drop down sun visor works great. I agree that I would prefer it a bit lower, but it works just fine.
Bottom line- fits a little bit small. I love this helmet. It is over 40% off right now- what a steal! I am buying one for the wife right now!
August 25, 2016
Great overall helmet
I purchased this helmet originally to replace an old entry level KBC Helmet. Oh what a difference. Its a quiet helmet, its light, and its comfortable. The drop down visor helps. It would be nice if it went down a bit lower because it doesn't cover that much vision. However it does come in handy. The overall vision of the helmet itself is excellent. Definitely wider than most helmets I tried on. Noise is okay, I've had quieter and noisier helmets. As long as you have ear plugs for freeway riding, its definitely not an issue.
Only downside is airflow. The airflow is terrible on a hot day. The "city mode" does help, where it allows the visor to be cracked. But its tedious sometimes to have to mess with that just to get more air flow. Also its not recommended for use in freeway riding. So freeway riding on a very hot day isn't the best with this helmet. No noticeable difference with airflow when the vents are open or closed.
July 30, 2016
Pretty decent helmet.
I'd recommend this helmet for someone on a budget. It's pretty light compared to other helmets I've had in the past. Slightly noisy, wide field of vision. Not a bad choice at all.
July 26, 2016
Perfect helmet for the price point
Got this helmet on closeout in the mid $200 range, and at that pricepoint, this thing is great. It fits very comfortably on my blocky head. It is much quieter than my cheaper sevenzeroseven helmet that I was wearing. I have no complaints about this helmet. Vents well enough if you don't live somewhere too hot. Would totally purchase again.
June 22, 2016
I really like this helmet it is really comfortable and has a lot of features, including a visor, autoseal, and what i really like is the curtain under the chin which you can easily move to let more are in or prevent air from coming inside!
April 26, 2016
Great for the money
Very comfortable helmet with a wide vision range, great ventilation, and easy-to-access visor features. I ride a naked bike, and at speeds under 60mph this is a fantastic helmet. At speeds over 60mph this catches ALL of the wind and it becomes a struggle for me to stay stable on the bike with my head acting as a sail.
I highly recommend this for "around town" riding. I commute to work on backroads, and this is my everyday commuting helmet. If I'm riding on the highway, however, I'll wear my Shoei GT Air.
April 8, 2016
This helmet is packed with awesome feathers which ware excellent for me.
Room for glasses on the sides.
City visor mode.
D rings lock mechanism.
When I put my helmet and lock the D rings and I forget to tuck in the tip, its slams into the helmet in the wind and a bit annoying but ok. Usually I remember to tuck it in.
Overall I'm very happy with this helmet and I would defiantly recommend it.
April 28, 2016
Good helmet, good price.
I've been looking for a helmet that would reduce the wind roar on my Rocket 3 for a reasonable price. This Shark does a great job of that. What a relief! Quality helmet at a great price.
April 27, 2016