Speed and Strength SS1600 Cruise Missile Helmet Black/Orange / MD [Open Box]

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Shape: Round Oval

Weight: 3.58 lbs

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Speed and Strength SS1600 Cruise Missile Helmet

The Speed and Strength SS1600 full face motorcycle helmet comes lined with a removable and washable Cool-Core moisture wicking liner and is built with an A.T.P.A. Advanced Thermo-Poly Alloy shell that meets or exceeds DOT. The 1550 gram motorcycle helmet contains a Lockdown shield security system and an Air Strike direct course ventilation system providing proper airflow circulation. A DVD Drop Visor Design is included for sun protection and an All Clear! optically correct, anti-scratch, anti-fog and UV resistant clear face shield.


  • A.T.P.A. Advanced thermo-poly alloy shell for lighter weight and increased impact resistance
  • Cool-core removable, washable and moisture wicking liner
  • Airstrike direct course ventilation system
  • Lock 'n Load  rapid conversion shield replacement system
  • Lockdown shield security system allows the face shield to be locked in a closed position
  • Single action, internal tinted retractable sun visor for daytime riding
  • All Clear! Sight system optically correct, anti-scratch, anti-fog and UV resistant face shield
  • Double 'd' d-ring retention system
  • Meets or exceeds DOT and ECE 22-05 standards

Note: Helmet ships with clear face shield only.

4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.5 / 5
4.5 / 5
4.5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow
2.5 / 5
Noise Level

Speed & Strength Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
XS 53 - 54
SM 55 - 56
MD 57 - 58
LG 59 - 60
XL 61 - 62
2XL 63 - 64

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Why did you choose this?
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Andrew S on Sep 21, 2017
cool graphics,and decent price
andy y on Aug 25, 2017
Andrew S on Sep 21, 2017
My second S&S helmet... first one saved my life!
Norm W on Sep 12, 2017
cool graphics,and decent price
andy y on Aug 25, 2017
The style & safety of these helmets just caught our eye right off the bat! We are now loving the choice after using them for the last 3 months.
vicki s on Jun 3, 2017
I like the color/graphics and most important thing to me the (Drop Visor Design)
Mario A on May 10, 2017
price! awesome look best feature a tinted inside visor.
gary w on Mar 22, 2017
Great look on my 2012 KZ1000
Robert S on Mar 16, 2017
The internal Visor was a must. Very clean simplistic design with an aggressive style. Good reviews and fair price.
Adam A on Mar 13, 2017
best helmet ever
Zak Y on Dec 27, 2016
i chose this helmet because of the built in second drop visor that is tinted. I feel as tho the shield should stay clear for better vision and when it gets sunny just bring the tint visor down.
kyree w on Oct 25, 2016
It looks awesome and the video was extremely helpful. Seeing on an actual person helps.
Karl B on Oct 12, 2016
Colour and DVD mostly and fitment for speakers for sea
Jaclyn G on Sep 26, 2016
Very good helment and airo dynamic is excellent on this helment. Add the Cardo Scala Rider Q1 was a breeze to install on this....
Gregory S on Sep 12, 2016
awww yeah.. the helmet is beautiful and i trust speed and strength products..
george r on Jul 10, 2016
I was most attracted to this helmet out of all the ones I saw in person.
Jerry E on May 29, 2016
It seemed to have a lot of value for the money. The reviews helped me determine if this particular helmet would work for me. I have a helmet now with an internal sun visor and can't think of getting into another helmet without one. Lastly the colors will match my new motorcycle. 2016 Zero DS 9.8!
Tanner P on May 22, 2016
Sweet looks and style
courtney s on May 21, 2016
Looks and fits great
Josh I on May 14, 2016
Looks awesome!
PaCoZa on Apr 22, 2016
new stile !!!
Eugene R on Apr 15, 2016
All in one package, DVD, vents, matt black with orange and badass design, and finally, pockets for blue tooth speakers. This helmet has everything I wanted at an affordable price. I can't ask for more.
K Y on Mar 19, 2016
Exterior design, internal sun visor, and multi vents on the rear of the shell
Carlos w on Mar 2, 2016
Reviews , Revzilla video review, price...
william w on Feb 1, 2016
looks sexy
leonid s on Jan 28, 2016
son choose it to match his mv augusta
brandie r on Dec 13, 2015
Looks, features, price . . . DJ
Reaper69 on Dec 8, 2015
I choose this helmet for its style and design
Suman G on Oct 6, 2015
The design had me from the start, and after watching the video of the features. I knew I had to get it.
Marcus G on Sep 24, 2015
it looks cool
Christian B on Sep 4, 2015
Looks very cool, fits Bluetooth helmet speakers, has ECE and DOT rating, drop down sun visor. Seems to have very good features for the price
Jake F on Aug 27, 2015
I like the way it looks, plus it has a drop down sun visor
timotheus s on Aug 20, 2015
I have been looking at helmets for about a week. I knew I wanted a helmet with an integrated sun visor. And preferably sub-$200 range. I found this SS1600 Cruise Missile by Speed and Strength to be one of the most aggressive and exciting helmets on the market. Even more exciting than waaay more expensive units from other brands. I found a review video online and asked the guy how he liked it and about the sizing characteristics. He highly recommended it, and I finally purchased it today.
Jordan S on Jul 30, 2015
Internal visor
Felix A C on Jul 12, 2015
nice style
chad h on Jul 10, 2015
wanted something with drop down sun visor. couldn't beat the price.
James A on Jul 1, 2015
Love it's style & colors
Mohammad K on Mar 10, 2015
The drop down sun visor and the rounder head shape
A S on Feb 25, 2015
Styling and functionality for the price seem great. Looking forward to trying it out!
Matthew P on Feb 15, 2015
It's looks awesome and love the multi use of the DVD
Taia W on Feb 4, 2015
i just love this look, and the color matches my new bike
Salena F on Jan 7, 2015
The review done by your staff persuaded me to choose this helmet. I liked the colors, features and pricing.
Andrew H on Oct 24, 2014
Sleek angles and a cool graphic. Every one of my helmets to date has been just black with nothing that really 'pops' about it. This really caught my eye, and it's a rounder fit, which is exactly what I need
Robert J on Oct 17, 2014
Cool Style, and the drop down visor system
Rosetta H on Oct 13, 2014
This is a sharp looking helmet with all the extras I want. With I didn't have to wait for it, but I'm sure it will be we'll worth it.
Alex O on Aug 3, 2014
My second S&S helmet... first one saved my life!
Norm W on Sep 12, 2017
The style & safety of these helmets just caught our eye right off the bat! We are now loving the choice after using them for the last 3 months.
vicki s on Jun 3, 2017
I am not sure if I have an round head, is there anyway specifically I could know whether I have a round head or not?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had my wife take a picture of the top of my head. Its either round, long or intermediate. Mine was obviously round, though intermediate (between round and long) is more common. If you look at the videos some helmets fall between the three shapes.
Except for the look, is there any difference between the SS1600 Solid and the SS1600 Cruise Missile? (for example, the tether strap or the smoked inner shield)
Vianney G on Apr 14, 2016
What's the best blue tooth system to use with this helmet?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have a Sena 20s on mine. I would recommend the slim speakers unless you have small ears. I had to mount the Sena a little further back on the helmet due to the styling (aerodynamics?) on the bottom but it is still in a good position. Works great after finding the sweet spot for the speakers
The Bilt Rapter and the Cruise Missle by S&S are not the same But identical? One is 165.00 and the other 89.00 . but down to the ventury vents they are the same? do companies use same manufacturers? There is a considerable price difference, I don't wanna pay for a "name" only, i want safety as well. And if they are the same in regards to safety than why buy the S&S? Again they are not similar ther are identical. I'm bummed because I have bout many S&S products, only to find this out :(

Please help.
John R on Jan 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello, I have seen both and examined quality, look and feel. Yes the outer shell is the same but they are NOT identical. I went for the S&S for three reasons, first the graphics are just fabulous, second the material quality they used and finishing touches, very detailed, third it had the under chin wind deflector. Absolutely not identical.
How difficult would it be to attach one of the quick release straps to this like in the video? I'm addicted to the one I have and don't feel like going back to the older type of straps.
Jason H on Oct 8, 2014
Can't give you answer.... These are back ordered until November
Does the face shield that comes with the helmet tinted or clear?
A C on Jan 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Clear face shield comes with it. And I haven't even changed it. The drop down sunscreen works well enough, and it's nice have a clear screen when it starts to get dark.
Does this have a chin curtain or have the option of putting one in?
A C on Mar 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Has Chin curtain already installed.
Is the helmet cool and comfortable in 90 degree heat?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I did not have the pleasire of riding in 90 degree weather. I rode in temperatures from 30-50 degrees and the helmet breathed very well, so well that I had to get a face mask to keep me warm on my commute. I imagine it will do well in warm weather as I plan on using it for such weather.
Does anyone know if the white one is a matte finish or gloss?
AnthonyandDebbie M on Sep 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm pretty sure it's gloss, that is the main reason why I didn't buy it , I wanted a flat color.
Is dark shield available currently? Cost?
Robert S on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They do have a smoked shield. Revzilla sells them. Maybe $36.00 each. Revzilla item #987939. Manufacturers part #874978.

Welcome to our detailed breakdown of the new Speed and Strength SS1600 helmet available at revzilla.com.

This is the new SS1600. It came along and it said SS1500 we're going to tie you to a tree and we're going to bash you with a shovel because we're awesome. Have a peek at it. You're sub-$200 starting right out of the gates with this bad boy. It's aggressive, it's nasty, and it really follows an angular line that we haven't seen in very many flavors in the helmet market. You are getting polycarb. It's a completely redesigned helmet. You're going to have the drop down sun visor system, very, very sport oriented.

For this year we saw the new SS1400 which is going to be Snell rated and tricomposite. It's a little bit of a different flavor. Plays in the same pool but isn't such a statement piece. This bad boy, this is the cruise missile graphic which comes in a couple of flavors. Definitely different graphics available, definitely going to be solids at some point we see from Speed and Strength. Just a complete redesign. If we really look at it, super super aggressive.

Now that you know what they've changed, which is really just starting from the bolts and working your way back up, let's quickly note fitment as we dive into the rest of the features. Fitment on this bad boy's going to be intermediate round. That's right, I said round. You don't hear me say it a lot. It's going to be very oval in its shape. It's going to have a lot of room on the sides. Think Arai RX-Q. Think some of the HJCs we've seen in the past. Intermediate oval is what we typically see for the American market. A little bit longer front to back, but in a rounder shape. It's not going to fit everybody. You guys are going to know when you're round head shape, so keep that in mind.

Diving back in, let's start from the outside and work our way in. Remember, polycarb shell, 3 pounds 9 ounces. Polycarb is not as exotic as fiberglass or some of the other resins we see. It carries a little more weight with it, but I think that they came in at the 3 pound 9 ounce mark. I'm actually pretty happy just over the three and a half pound mark.

We look at the vent scheme. On the front here you're going to see a big chin vent. We went out and road with it. We loved the air flow we got from this chin vent. It's aggressive, it's nasty, and it ties in. You can see it. The cruise missile graphic is absolutely great, and they got the RevZilla orange. Moving up into the chimneys, two chimneys on the top. We found that they did not perform as well as the chin. That's okay. Again, you're looking around that $200 mark. It wasn't break the bank type of performance, but again we'd love to see them flow a little more air in the future.

As I rotate this bad boy around getting another shot of this big sweeping angular attack, it reminds me of some of the aggressive dirt helmets we've actually seen on the market here as it sweeps to the back here. It almost looks like a goggle ridge. Two big sweeping Venturi vents that are integrated into the back profile. Great aerodynamic profile. Again, we went out and rode this in sport scenarios and three-quarter scenarios, and we found that it really didn't whistle. It was a helmet that had some wind noise to it. It's not engineered to be lack of wind noise, but nothing to get in the way. The aerodynamic profile worked for us. You can see how it sweeps in down here along the bottom. Nice big ridges. You have these little winglets. Again, a little bit of extra extraction going on. Remember that air coming over the top's going to suck that warm moist air out of the helmet away from your head keeping you comfortable and keeping you cool.

If we swing around to the front, remember Speed and Strength, it's a UV resistant polycarb anti-scratch shield. Basic here in its construction. It's a new style visor release mechanism. You can see it on the front. Watch my finger here. I'm going to pull this bad boy down. It pops off from the side just like that. If I put it back on the front, I snap it in and I'm good to go. You can get dark smoke. You can work with this. It's got a nice big gasket sealing around the outside that's going to give you a good amount of protection from Mother Nature.

If I look down here, my breath guard is removable as well. I can pull that bad boy out. Some guys like breath guards, some guys don't. Some gals, too, are wearing this helmet. I don't want to be sexist.

If I move it around to the front, you're going to see my big gaping viewport. That's a good thing. If I click down right here...Actually, they moved it to the side here. I'm going to drop down my DVD system, the drop visor design, anti-scratch, anti-fog. Redesigned for this year. The way that they're producing it, nice good coverage, nice line across. It's nice that you don't have to get that dark smoke shield if you don't want to get that dark smoke shield. Rock solid in its construction. A lot of bang for the buck going on here.

If we look on the side, this is a locking mechanism right here on the side that you're going to see. That's going to integrate with your face shield here. You'll be good to go.

If I turn it on its side I'm going to tell you that I'm special. I got this right off the line. They're actually making a rolling change. The model that you're going to buy from revzilla.com is going to have double D-ring for the American market. It's not going to be a ratchet strap, so keep that in mind. I'm calling that right out.

If we look at the bottom, everything's removable. You're going to have a removable washable interior that's going to have a nice soft feel to it. There you go.

I'm going to remove my non double D-ring. I'm going to pull it out here. Notice the contour. It has some room for a speaker pocket here in the back. They're being nice and forward looking here, that's the word I'm looking for, in the fact that they're giving you the ability to integrate an outside vendor or third party communicator system. They're baking in some reflectivity down here in the neck roll. They're stepping up their game.

I'm going to remove the other side and pull my strap through here. Give me one second.

We can begin to expose the interior. It's wicking. It's antimicrobial. It's a nice touch from Speed and Strength. If I break into my guts, you're going to see my liner has a 3D element to it. It's going to have the appropriate cut aways to flow that air channeling to the top of your head. My snaps are right down here along the bottom.

What I'm also going to show you is that notice here up top it's not connecting with snaps at the forehead. It's connecting with plastic at the brow, which I like, which means that it's not going to give you that pressure point that you might feel if you had two snaps up here along the forehead. Notice, nice big comfort liner done in 3D material. If we open it up to the back here, nice big padding along the back. Staying in line with really what I would consider table stakes at this point. It's what you would expect.

If we open up the guts, this is where my nitpick came into play. You're going to see small vent holes in it. The chimney vents and the Venturi vents are going to be a little smaller than I was expecting. I would love to see them bake some ridges into that EPS. But, nothing that's a complete deal breaker here from Speed and Strength.

In that sub-$200 range there's a tremendous amount of bang for the buck. I can only imagine this helmet with a blacked out face shield as well as a matte black design is really going to turn some heads when it goes full on fighter pilot Top Gun.

Remember, this is the cruise missile graphic. There are other graphics available. This guy is going to be a different flavor but very equivalent to something like the SS1400, which happened to be Snell. This guy's just going to be DOT and ECE. Remember, that other 1400 version doesn't have the drop down visor system.