Well, I put the new one on, and it fits better than my current lid, which is made by HJC also (HJC CL-12 I think), but is older and is WAY more comfortable. My current one is too tight, which may or may not explain why I am the way I am, but that's neither here nor there. Mine is loud at speed, doesn't seal very well in rain and fogs easily, and the vents do little to nothing, not to mention I think it is awfully heavy compared to other lids. It does having some kick arse cheek pads, but that's about all it has going for it. The top of the head padding is almost nonexistant and hurts my head after a while. I was just wondering if anyone had any on the road experience with this helmet or one similar to it (another CL-SP).
Oh, and as far as the jacket goes, the reasoning behind that is, that I tried one of those on also, and it fit great, and IMO, looks great too. Plus, the gunmetal color scheme on the jacket almost matches the helmet exactely. I might ditch the leather and go for the textile (not mesh) one instead though, haven't decided yet.