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.