It was during one of these trips of looking for helmets I cam across the Shark range, I do not know much about these, but a couple of friends have them and are very pleased with them.
I tried on the S900 model, and took it instant like to it.
It was comfortable fitted perfectly and was impressed with the features that it possessed. The flip down inside visor that is built in , takes away the need for a different tint visor. If the sun comes out you simply flick the switch located at the top left of the helmet and you instantly have a tinted visor.
They are plenty of ventilation holes that are easily accessible. It has excellent graphics. It weighs on average 1490 grams. Which is on par to my present helmet.
The padding removes easily for washing if required.
The replacement of the visor if required, is as easy as it gets. In fact I would struggle to find a better system
It is a lot quieter than my present Arai, but after about 120km/per hour it does increase markedly.
This helmet cost me $429 NZ dollars, which I consider excellent value for money.
Overall I am very impressed with the helmet , it has features which many helmets twice the price do not have . So I give it 8/10. I would have no hesitation in recommending this helmet to other riders. And for only a couple of hundred dollars dear than the cheaper ones on the market , I would say it is well worth the extra cost.
Here are the specs.
Shark S 900 Full Face Motorcycle Street Helmet» Shell made from injected thermoplastic resin
» Multi-element, internal shock-absorber with differentiated density
» Airflow directed by integrated ducts
» External anti-UV lacquer finish
» Dual-treated (anti-scratch/anti-fog) "Total Vision" 2.2mm visor
» Sun shield, anti-scratch and UV protection
» Slide Lock quick-release visor fastening system
» Adjustable lower air intakes
» Rear air extractors Venturi effect
» Air turbulence system, by integrated spoiler
» Comfort padding morphometric optimized removable and washable
» Hydrostatic and bacteriophobic treated interiors
» Double D-Ring chin strap
» 5 year manufacturer's warranty
» Meets or exceeds ECE 22-05 and DOT standards.