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Shark RSR helmet review

I have had my new helmet out a couple of times now and here is a review.

The finish is very high gloss and looks excellent. First thing you notice is how much lighter it is to most helmets, Shark use their own design composite shell which is very light. Liner is as far as I can tell exactly like a Arai, very plush and extra padding. Venting is similar design to the Shoei XR1000 with vent channels in the foam shell making this a great choice for someone living in the tropics like I am. Noise is much less than my previous KBC and HJC helmets. Stability is good with no buffering or helmet lift.

The visor system is unlike any other and doesnt use the universal 'step/notch' system of allowing the visor to open but hold at various preset points. The Shark visor is a overly complicated thing IMO and their friction system doesnt hold it open or partly closed as well. Also the visor is 3mm thick - which delivers great optics but makes the tinted one a little darker than usual and more than I like - however these are really minor things and visor tint level is a really hard item to get right, too little and you will get sunburn and eye strain with the extreme UV we have downunder.

Overall I am happy and impressed with this helmet.

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