Speed and Strength SS1500 Solid Speed Helmet
3 seasons in and it's still a good helmet
I picked up an SS1500 in spring 2014, it fit great and I liked the drop down visor as well as the air pump system. I'm near the end of my 3rd season with it and the helmet is still great.
The drop down visor still works same as when I bought it, the visor has never popped out of it's tracks, and the air pump system still holds air just fine. I got a matte black version and it doesn't ever seem to show scuffs or scratches which is nice.
Downsides; Air flow is my biggest complaint. I never feel the air flowing through even with all the vents open. There is air flowing, but it seems minimal. Going along with airflow, but this is a common helmet problem, without the nose 'shield' the visor fogs up very easily. The rubber nose shield pops out at least once a month too. It's a 1st world problem.
Overall I'd buy it again. I've been happy with it.
July 27, 2016
I got this helmet around a week before writing this, and so far everything has been perfect with it. The Internal sun visor is great, the inflatable cheek pads are an amazing idea, and the helmet looks great. Overall it was a solid purchase, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, but affordable helmet.
June 21, 2016
Great Price Great Helmet
I love the glossy black, this is my first helmet as I am a beginner rider and just started on my 2015 Ninja 300 SE. The drop visor is awesome and the main visor also can be replaced, as the clear visor it comes with may get boring, a gold, silver or black visor can replace it and look very attractive. I bought this helmet because I was interested in the ss1300 then I saw the ss1500 was a little upgrade and still at an amazing price. I believe I saw it at the time around $90 on another site but that site had bad reviews and revzilla had it at $110 and is my favorite and most trusted site for my bike gear. I would recommend this helmet to anyone especially new riders as this price is amazing when my gear budget is a little tight. Even if the price was at the original price of $180 I would still buy it. The helmet has a pull release which makes securing the helmet and taking it off very easy. There is a loop attached to the pull release which allows me to secure the helmet to the helmet hook under my passenger seat, when I am leaving the bike for any period of time. I believe that is the purpose of the loop. The airvents prove effective, I wore it on a hot day with the vents closed and was sweating I opened then the next day and it felt awesome great airflow all around my head. Great helmet great buy I might even buy this one again for a passenger helmet.
June 7, 2016
Great for the price
Great features. Love the drop down visor. riding a db300f I do have to look down to see my gauges instead of glancing, but that might just be me. Otherwise a great helmet.
March 29, 2016
Rather nice helmet
I am giving it 5 stars based off of having it for only a day. I do not know how well all the features will hold up nor, have I had a crash test, but for now it is awesome.
I placed my order at 11:59 pm on a Sunday. It arrived at my house at 5 pm on Tuesday. So props to Revzilla for the quick delivery because I was really anxious to get the helmet.
So far I love his helmet. It is very stylish and the glossy black really shines. The padding is comfortable and I like that it is red. It is also pretty light. It is a bit noisy on the highway but I could honestly care less.
1) DVD- This feature was a must for me because I did not want to have to change visors for different weather. The tinted visor comes down far and the switch is easy to use.
2) Ratchet strap- It is ridiculously easy to fasten, and unlock this strap. Makes putting on the helmet a breeze, as well as taking it off.
3) Fog resistant face shield- I couldn't make this shield fog if I tried.
4) Air pump padding- Works well and helps reduce noise.
All in all this is a great helmet and I would recommend it to anybody who doesn't want to spend a fortune.
March 1, 2016
Awesome helmet, great value
This was my first S&S product, so I didn't know what to expect. I was very pleased when I received the helmet, the quality was high, it fit as expected and it looks awesome! Revzilla was great to deal with, I received the helmet in 4 days. Will be buying more in the future from Revzilla.
November 2, 2015
Check the size carefully before ordering!
I was between sizes when I measured my head. Being new, I didn't realize you should size down in that case. But it worked out ok, because the cheek pads were the right fit, but I had to order the extra small liner to fit my apparently child sized head. If I had started out with the extra small, I would have had to order small cheek pads, and the replacements are not adjustable like the ones that come with it are. I don't feel like the built in sun visor blocks UV rays just based on how I feel when using it, which is a disappointment. Overall, I am very happy with this helmet and I get a lot of compliments on how good it looks!
October 2, 2015
All around a great helmet
The graphics are simply awesome. That is what drew me to the helmet in the first place, and when I saw it in person I was not at all disappointed.
This is the first full face helmet I've had, so it felt large and heavy at first, but as I've been wearing it more and more I've gotten used to the feel of it. The interior is roomy but not so much that it feels extremely loose, and the air pump system seals up any gaps and makes the fit perfect.
There are ample air vents and I haven't had any issues with the visor becoming fogged while riding. The interior sun visor is a great touch.
I'd recommend this helmet to anyone looking for great style as well as functionality. The Killer Queen helmet has it all!
September 21, 2015