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Old 12th June 2019, 12:19   #2791
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I wear spectacles have a 55 – 56 mm head circumference and have concluded that I need a modular helmet.

so might have to settle for L
I wear glasses all the time and use a full face helmet. No issues at all.

Secondly, please please get the helmet for your head size and do not settle for any other size. The search may take a bit longer but is worth it from a safety point of view. Fit is very very important.

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Old 12th June 2019, 17:09   #2792
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I am on the lookout for new helmet for my RE 650 coming early next week. Have got few suggestions earlier in this thread and i tried some today at Orion motors in BLR. I wear spectacles and my biggest need is easy wear and removal of spectacles with a full-face helmet (after safety consideration ofcourse).

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1. HJC CL 17- Very tight fitting for my M size head and not spectacle friendly.

2. MT Blade - Looks good and fit was comfortable (not great). Spectacle use is ok with a bit of struggle. Want to try MT Rapide before making a decision.

3. Bell Qualifier - Better comfort than MT and HJC. But , i didn't like any designs available at store now (only plain ones there). Again some issues using specs.

4. Shuberth (modular): Tried this and was so happy with the Helmet. All excitement came down crashing after getting to know the price. Put the helmet back on the shelf carefully..

5. Revolt (Raven) - This is the most comfortable and spectacle friendly helmet among all that i tried above. It has a nice groove for specs, very comfy to wear, good wide vision , full locking internal visor and not very expensive (7K).

I wanted to buy Revolt, but wasn't sure about the company and it's lang-term ownership review. So came home to do my homework before i buy it. So any feedback on Revolt helmets will be very helpful in making my decision. Any other i missed within the price range of 7-9k?

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So which helmet did you finally settle for? Are you happy with your purchase?
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Old 13th June 2019, 17:16   #2793
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Hi guys.
I'm looking to buy a new helmet in Bangalore. I have budgeted INR 15k for the same.
My current lid is an old MT Blade SV and while it was fine while I was riding the RE, the wind noise is simply unacceptable on the Versys.

I have a rather large head - my current helmet is a XXL (63-64) in size and will need something similar this time around too. I wear prescription glasses as well.

What brands/models would be available for this price point? It should be relatively light, offer good protection and should not be very noisy. Graphics and design are last on my priority.
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Hi guys.
I'm looking to buy a new helmet in Bangalore. I have budgeted INR 15k for the same.
My current lid is an old MT Blade SV and while it was fine while I was riding the RE, the wind noise is simply unacceptable on the Versys.

I have a rather large head - my current helmet is a XXL (63-64) in size and will need something similar this time around too. I wear prescription glasses as well.

What brands/models would be available for this price point? It should be relatively light, offer good protection and should not be very noisy. Graphics and design are last on my priority.
Shreyascashyap, there are tons of options available in Bangalore. HJC has different models, Airoh has a 5* SHARP rated model for Rs 11K, Bell has a good selection and AGV has the entry level K1 as well. There are several posts on this thread that should help you narrow them down.
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Hi Guys, After trying on a bunch of lids and looking at good prices, I have 3 lids that I want opinions on
1. AGV K3
2. Scorpion Exo 1200 Air
3. AGV k5 (very expensive and over budget, hence a little unsure)

Please let me know.

When you buy lids from international sites shipped to India, how often do you end up paying duties and what are the duties like for helmets?
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Hi Guys, After trying on a bunch of lids and looking at good prices, I have 3 lids that I want opinions on
1. AGV K3
2. Scorpion Exo 1200 Air
3. AGV k5 (very expensive and over budget, hence a little unsure)

Please let me know.
Been using AGV K3 for past 9 years -not the same one (its that old a model) and found it to be comfortable, decent noise reduction and VFM (degree of comfort depends on many factors including shape of your head).

Best Regards & Ride Safe

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Hi Guys, After trying on a bunch of lids and looking at good prices, I have 3 lids that I want opinions on
1. AGV K3
2. Scorpion Exo 1200 Air
3. AGV k5 (very expensive and over budget, hence a little unsure)

Please let me know.

When you buy lids from international sites shipped to India, how often do you end up paying duties and what are the duties like for helmets?
The AGV K3 is a good helmet and Ive owned one for the past few months. But it is not really VFM at Indian prices when compared to, say the HJC options. Between the K3 and the Exo 1200, go for the K3 as it has a SHARP rating of 4 as compared to the 3 that the Scorpion gets.

The import duty is pretty high, I forget the exact number. I had ordered a pair of full length boots from one of the European online retailers as I could only find the same pair in white in India at that time and I wanted it in black. The cost of purchase plus the customs duties added up to around the same cost (maybe even a tad more, I dont recall exactly) as the price of the product in the local store.
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Hi gurus,

So I'll get my license sometime next year. Right now, most of my riding (practice sessions) happen on off road trails. I'm using my two year old Vega Cara. It's not a bad helmet, but while tackling low speed trails, it gets kind of suffocating, and my glasses always fog up. This, and the fact that it has taken a couple of light accidental stationary hits make me think that it might be time to get a new lid. Once I properly start riding next year, I hope to get something better. But as of now, keeping my budget at around 4k.

Can't seem to find any MX helmets in this price range other than the Steelbird or Vega ones, and I don't think they would be an upgrade safety wise. The Axxis Draken looks good, but I'm worried if it'll be worse than what I have for off road low speed use. The LS2 Pioneer MX436/ MX470 Subverter are my dream helmets (at least as of now ) but they are way out of my budget.

Please help me out. Thanks in advance.
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Hi gurus,

So I'll get my license sometime next year. Right now, most of my riding (practice sessions) happen on off road trails. I'm using my two year old Vega Cara. It's not a bad helmet, but while tackling low speed trails, it gets kind of suffocating, and my glasses always fog up. This, and the fact that it has taken a couple of light accidental stationary hits make me think that it might be time to get a new lid. Once I properly start riding next year, I hope to get something better. But as of now, keeping my budget at around 4k.

Can't seem to find any MX helmets in this price range other than the Steelbird or Vega ones, and I don't think they would be an upgrade safety wise. The Axxis Draken looks good, but I'm worried if it'll be worse than what I have for off road low speed use. The LS2 Pioneer MX436/ MX470 Subverter are my dream helmets (at least as of now ) but they are way out of my budget.

Please help me out. Thanks in advance.
Neel
It is good to see young forum members prioritizing their safety much before getting a license. My suggestion is to analyze your potential usage once you get your license. Will you be restricting yourself only to trail riding? Or mostly city commuting? Or touring? Or a mix of all three? If yes, in what percentage? If your offroad usage is low, why restrict yourself to MX helmets? Given the low options in the MX helmet segment, you might be better off getting a good "regular" helmet for the Rs 4,000 bracket that you can use for offroading.
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Anyone flying down from the US willing to carry a helmet for me? I will buy and ship it to your address. An AGV K3S or a K5.
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An update for those having / using KRANOS helmets - got a message from Spartan Progear that the brand has been discontinued and they are not having spares.

Wanted to replace my visor (it was good for almost 3+ years, quality is good but there was also reduction in usage - ride hardly once or twice a week @ 300 kms a month nowadays).

Guess have to replace the helmet itself, even though it is in good condition.

So, if you happen to have one, better stock up on the visors....

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Been testing out the new helmet from Spartan Pro Gear called Kranos
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