Shark Raw or Bell Rogue, the "Most Badass Helmet" award goes definitely to one of this two. This is quite a particular helmet. It is originally a half helmet, but it incorporates a lower section made of foam that extends until the upper neck.That is where the muzzle attaches to the helmet. This is a love it or hate it helmet.
Outer shell material : composite material
Shell size : XS - 2XL
Weight : 3.03 lbs
Strap System :
DOT : Yes
ECE : Yes
SNELL : No
SHARP : Not tested
Shape and materials
This peculiar helmet has a round oval shape and overall just above average comfort feel. The padding and liner used are good although nothing like what we would find on a Shoei or Arai. Liner is removable and washable.
The earpockets are big enough to fit most intercoms and are nicely padded. Fitting eyeglasses or goggles is very easy.
The lower section of the helmet is made of foam and although hard, it won't offer as much protection on impact as a traditional 3/4 helmet would as it doesn't have a hard outer shell. It does reduce the noise a lot vs a traditional half helmet so that's an advantage.
The muzzle isn't intended to provide protection on impact. It does offer protection agains debris, wind, sand etc. It incorporates a layer of removable padding that attaches with Velcro to the muzzle. Four of us tested the helmet and found that it touched our noses in a very annoying way so being able to remove it is great. Once removed, the helmet is very comfortable.
The attachment system is made by Fidlock and is magnetic. It won't stand a big hit but for riding at any speed is safe.
Things I liked
Things I don’t like
Visibility in this helmet is very good. The muzzle does interfere a bit in the field of view although not as much as we would find on a full face helmet. Peripheral vision is maximal.
Ventilation and Noise
Ventilation on the face area is maximal, the muzzle reduces slightly the face-hitting part. On the top of the head, it is another story. No ventilation ports keep the outer shape undisturbed but the head will get warm on really hot days.
Noise levels are the average for a open face helmet, and much less than what we would have on a half helmet thanks the lower part on the back. We would expect the muzzle to add noise although it isn't the case which is great.
This badass helmet seems like the wet dream of a designer that somehow made into production. You do pay for the exclusive looks and that's the only thing that explains the price. For the overall quality and comfort, it is overpriced but that's what exclusivity costs. It weights 3 pounds, uses double D rings as a chin lock system and the manufacturer offers 5 years warranty.
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