Speed and Strength SS1700 Lock And Load Modular Helmet
Great for price $$$
Ear indents should be deeper, for a better fitment of headset speaker mics'!!!
May 3, 2016
My past helmets are motocross and Fly Racing Trekker Helmet. This has much better build quality than any of those I've had in the past. Compared to those helmets it is super quiet (with chin skirt) you do get wind noise I mean you are on a motorcycle. I've now had this helmet for over 2 months and ride everyday. With the modular bit up and face open it feels top heavy sitting here at my desk and get tiring after while, but with the wind pressure while on my bike I can ride a long time with it open.
My favorite helmet so far.
- Chin skirt is awesome (get in the way of boom mic for sena)
- DVD is great! (cant use Sena clamp or cripples DVD system)
- Really does glow in dark
- Soft pads
- Modular functions flawlessly
- Pretty warm helmet all closed up
- Top air vent really catches some air feels good
- Front air vent seemingly does nothing. (need to crack windscreen to prevent fog.
- Speaker divots are a joke. Scraped mine deeper otherwise ear pain. Plastic prevents you from getting them in the perfect spot.
If they come out with a pinlock for this helmet I would probably change the rating to 5 stars despite the joke for speakers.
May 24, 2016
The drop down visor is extremely thin and vibrates badly if you like to ride with the sun visor down and the face shield up. Air leakage is very noticeable when you turn your head side to side at speed. defective Velcro ,poor quality.
April 2, 2016
Fits the bill
Pretty much covered everything I was looking for in a lid.
May 3, 2016
I love this helmet so far. My friends compliment me on the style all the time. The modular design is easy to use, and convenient. The noise isn't too bad. I hardly noticed it on the highway at 70mph. The vents are easy to open and close. I wish the vents were larger, or more of them, but at this price I can't complain. The padding is comfortable, and only took a few days to break in. This helmet seems a tad over-sized on my head compared to other brands. I do have a large square melon, but the helmet shape is a large round oval. There are more sleek designs out there. It's about average in the weight department for modular helmets. The sizing chart was spot on when I measured my head. I also found that the sizing fits me exactly the same as HJC modular helmets for those of you that aren't sure about the sizing chart..
The instructions that come with the helmet depict a nose/mouth insert that doesn't come with this helmet and as far as I can tell is not for sale individually. If you sneeze or cough inside the helmet, it will spray on the inside of the visor as I experienced the first time I used it.
Great helmet for money. If you can't afford at $600 modular, this is a great option.
March 9, 2016
Sleek style and function for the price
I have been using the Helmet for a little while now, and overall I like it, however it could use some improvements.
I ride a 2106 Road King. When I bought the helmet, Winter was still around, and I use my windscreen during the winter, to block some wind in the chest area. The stock Road King windscreen is a large flat piece that causes some great disturbance in the wind. What this did was translate to a lot of wind noise in the back of the helmet from the wind buffeting.
Once the winter subsided a bit, I took off the screen, and now the only wind noise comes from the drop down visor controls. It looks more of a fitment quality issue than a design flaw. I am certain that if I took the time to fill some of the gaps in the area with some foam padding, the noise might go away. The noise isn't tiring though, and therefor I haven't spent much time trying to fix it, especially since I am about the add a Sena S20 which may create it's own wind noise.
I would buy it again, and maybe if there is redesign of the helmet, I will look at picking one up, because other than that, it is a great helmet.
P.S. Mine came with a ratcheting strap. Love that.
March 6, 2016
You can do better
I have this helmet and have not enjoyed using it. The window accumulates condensation easily and the helmet is on the hot side. Apart of that, the helmet is comfortable but since condensation affects your ability to ride safely, I do not recommend this helmet.
April 4, 2016
great safety features
1st S&S helmet purchased, i'm impressed with the safety features
December 9, 2015