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Helmets for different bikes.

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by vornar, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. I was wondering...

    I have a Shoei TZR helmet at the moment and i ride an XJR1300.
    Its a naked bike with a very upright riding position.

    My gripe is that when i tilt my head forward, (AKA sportbike angle) the helmet is heaps quieter and the upper front vent actually lets air into the helmet.

    As i sit upright, the swirling air around the base of the helmet makes a hell of a racket, and the upper vent lets in next to sweet FA ventilation.

    Is it just me, or is all the good looking/performing gear aimed at sportbike riders.

    O.K. thats my sook for the day...

    Does anyone know of any full face helmets designed to work at a different angle???

  2. Wouldn't your head ultimately be at roughly the same angle (forward, eyes level) no matter how your body was positioned on a bike?

    (You should see me sitting in my chair now, arms outstretched, switching between sport and upright riding positions trying to test this for myself! :rofl: )
  3. I'd like to see a scheme that allows you to test ride a new lid before paying for it..or a simulator with a kick ass fan that can replicated wind speeds encountered by riders.
  4. stands to reason...
    because all the good looking/performing people ride sportbikes, like moi
  5. buuut..
    i actually don't think you either>
    (a) have a helmet that fits you properly
    (b) are wearing your helmet properly
    (c) have your eyes on the front of your head, like most folk
  6. hey man, I also ride an xjr and happen to wear a tzr lid. I've found that the shoei is pretty quiet overall with only a small squeal if the visor isn't firmly shut. My arai rx-7rr4, on the other hand, is MUCH noisier but it's also older and a looser fit.