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

The finish is very high gloss and looks excellent. First thing you notice is how much lighter it is to older helmets. Shark use a composite shell which is very light. The liner is very plush like found in a Arai. Venting is similar design to the Shoei XR1000 with vent channels in the foam shell allowing more air to make it inside. Yet noise is much less than my previous KBC and HJC helmets that did not vent as well. 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.

Overall I am happy with this helmet so far but I would like to find a helmet that felt more open than the full face helmets are ie my dirt bike helmet had far wider field of view and that is not just much more enjoyable it is a safety issue I feel on the road if not getting 20-20 vision but as of writing I do not see a road helmet offering that.

5 Comments

  1. hi there, just stumbled across your site, looks great, the trip to Japan is that still on?…….if so you lucky sod, would love to do something similar.

    cheers

    fellow biker..Gold Coast…..Noddy

  2. Japan is off for now. Mate who was to come cancelled and I dont want to ride there by myself. Trying to navi with everything in Japanese and staying off the expensive toll roads that are everywhere will be a job for more than one person as is finding hotels in crowded cities again with everything in Japanese and no standard grid layout or street name/number system.

  3. can you recommend a store where we can find the items you just reviewed

  4. Hello friend amazing and very interesting blog about Shark RSR helmet review

  5. I purchased from Bike Biz Sydney via their online shop, very reasonable price.

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