So, I was in the market for a new helmet. Was still rocking my KBC 200 dollar helmet from when I first started riding, and it was getting a bit stinky. I do quite a bit of freeway riding, and the noise in my helmet is so damn loud...I used to rock earplugs but I kept losing them and misplacing them that it just became annoying. So I was after the quietest helmet ever produced. After little research, i found the Schuberth R1 pro. Claimed as the quietest helmet in the world, I had to give it a go. Considering the quietest helmet that was available (in australia) was the Shoei TZX ($799rrp), the ratings of noise were not that great. The downside is that the Schuberth R1 is not sold in Australia, so they dont have the AS/NZS 2063 safety standards sticker. However they are rated against the ECE 22-05 (http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/ece-22-05.htm) which is a lot more stringent on safety than the Australian/NZ standars. So if protecting your lid is more important than a monopoly based safety standard (in which many many cheap and crappy helmets pass), then make your choice, I am not here to influence otherwise. Since this topic is not about safety standards...(and I really hope it does not go down that path) I will put a note here that this Helmet does not have the Aus standards sticker so you may be fined for using it on Australian Roads...wear at your own risk. So I bought my helmet from FC Moto online store for a total of $394 (including delivery) which took 4 business days. Amazing... On my first ride into work, The wind noise that could be heard was so minmal it was uncomfortable. I was not used to so little wind noise in my helmet. I have to get used to it. The helmet is light, it weighs almost nothing, The visor is so slid, it really snap locks on each setting. There is a city setting which is click position number two which is alot more "clickable" than the other options and gives you the perfect amount of air without being annoying. The vents, really work. Opening and closing is simple, just a little click and the front vent opens/closes, and it works well. The head vents pass a nice breeze through your head. Never had proper working vents on a helmet before so this was a nice feature. The inbuilt slide down sun visor is a great idea, but annoying. It doesn't cover enough of your eyes, and is disorientating. I will not use it again. Just ordered a tinted visor to replace the clear. The helmet has wider peripheral vision. Which is amazing. i can see so many things in my peripherals than I was able to with my kbc helmet. I almost dont have to turn my head to check blind spots. The D ring on the buckle is so solid, it makes putting it on a breeze. Something that annoyed me with my KBC helmet. Overall, the helmet is quite literally KICK ASS. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a quiet helmet, and a helmet that has been designed above and beyond any other helmet I've seen or tried on. PS. Schuberth helmets are available as BMW helmets just rebadged in Australia. I got the R1 Pro in Matte black and finish is pretty good.