So , very recently I purchased a Shark Speed-R Series 1 helmet to replace my ageing Shoei TZ-X. Here are some initial impressions. Wore it the first time a few days back. It was a cold morning and coming from a Shoei, I was not expecting the cold wind hitting my face. I managed to reach work and but must admit, was not happy with the helmet visor and the so-called sealing ( and aero-dynamic) properties as per the Shark website. Inserted the anti-fog shield (that came with the helmet) and will honestly report that the quality of the anti-fog inner lay is shocking. The view is completely distorted and the incoming light reflects at all angles. I can take it off but it is supposed to be anti-fog so left it in there for another day. Today morning (I'd tightened the visor to assist in stopping the cold wind), the whole visor still fogged up (Even with the chin opening on) and the cold breeze was still hitting my face. Plus I was not able to even open the visor with the shoddy mechanism that shuts the bloody visor (with the gloves on). At the point of almost crashing, I stopped the bike, took my gloves off and then was able to open the visor after numerous attempts to open it. And then I'd to ride to work with the freezing cold air still hitting my face. I've called the Dealer and reported this (he has asked me to bring it in) and also emailed the Shark distributors (Ficeda) re: this. The Dealer advised that the Shark Rep will be notified and he should respond to it pretty soon. So Hoping to take it back in a few days. The Shoei sale is still on at Peter Stevens so thinking of picking one up before the sale ends. I think I'll stick to Shoei. Made in Thailand v/s made in Japan. Guess who wins!