Speed and Strength SS2500 Solid Speed Helmet
Best DS Helmet in this price rage.
You may find a better dual sport helmet out there, but not at this price. Great looking, light weight and exceptional vision through this helmet. The gasket system for the shield is awesome. I rode this in the rain with no water getting inside. Not all that quiet inside, but with the visor creating wind noise I didn't expect that. Keeps your head out of the weather perfectly.
October 7, 2013
Good helmet for the price, narrow.
I got this helmet because of a good price and the narrow rating. I have a long narrow head, and there are very few narrow Dualsport helmets. It is narrow, but I still had to size up one size from my normal. One slight problem was that the tiny screws holding the visor inset in place were lose and one fell out on the first ride, but S&S sent me some replacements very fast. :). Using a Scala or any communicator makes the ear fitting tight, there is not much room for the ear pieces inside. I do have them in, but it's tight. Air flow is good, very little head jerk at speed. Comfort is good for what you pay, but still a ways from the very expensive helmets. I wouldn't want to wear it everyday, but it's perfect for my use.
August 19, 2013
Great dual sport helmet for $$$
I have worn Shoei helmets for 20 years, but tried on the S/S SS2500 because I wanted a more aggressive helmet . I have a large oval head shape which usually fits alright in the Shoei Hornet and Arai XD4, but they obviously cost $400-600 and I really didn't "need" a new helmet. Once I tried on the SS25500, it felt great...I couldn't believe the comfort of the interior padding, softness of the chin strap (with a cool ratchet design), and wide visibility out of the shield. Just be aware that the airflow isn't great (I can't tell difference when chin and top vents are open or closed), and visor part of the shield will buffet at/above highway speed limits (to be expected from any DS helmet without full wind protection from behind KTM 990 SMT fairing). I waited for Revzilla to get the plain silver in stock and bought it --- no regrets, great helmet after a few hundred miles.
August 12, 2013
Good Enduro helmet
The helmet as it is, is great looking and fits comfortably. It will take a couple of weeks for the inner foam around your cheek area to break in, so be prepared to feel like your grandma is squeezing your cheeks for a few weeks. After it breaks in, the helmet is very comfortable. The beak does catch a little drag at high speeds so this may not be a good option for those that go over 60mph for long durations. This is great for supermoto riding or low speed rides. This helmet does not allow for the beak to be totally removed for riding because it actually holds in some of the silver mesh in the back of the helmet. So if you take the beak off, there is just a gap with that mesh exposed, I was kind of disappointed about that. The main thing I was let down about is the ability to use motocross goggles with this helmet. If you are purchasing this helmet with the intention of removing the visor and using it with MX goggles, you may want to consider another helmet, because this one does not provide a big enough gap in the face area for use with average sized mx goggles. The goggles will fit in the area, but it will completely disrupt your ability to breath through your nose because the bottom of the goggles sit too close to the portion where the visor seals. While I didn't try to use the goggles with the visor still on, I would guess that this wouldn't even be an option since you can't even use them with the visor fully removed. Using this helmet with goggles was one of the main things I was looking forward to doing when purchasing the helmet so I am a bit let down. Overall its a good helmet. Would I still have purchased it, if knew then what I know now...Probably not, but I do love the look of it and will probably just pick up an MX helmet or other enduro when I want to use goggles.
June 14, 2013