Gettin' my Mantis on! Vemar CKQI, I couldn't resist.. - Wrist Twisters
 
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post #1 of 30 Old 11-11-2009, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Gettin' my Mantis on! Vemar CKQI, I couldn't resist..

Ordered the Vemar CKQI today with chin guard..I always wanted to be a fly on the wall...now I can be the fly on a bike, Jeff Goldblum eat your Buckaroo Banzai heart out! I'll let you guys know how it fits and feels. Got mine in black, guess I'm a sucker for the weird stuff.


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post #2 of 30 Old 11-11-2009, 06:13 PM
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You have very little ability to resist..................

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It sure is interesting!!!!

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how much are they paying you to wear that?

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how much are they paying you to wear that?
How much are they praying him to wear that???

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Buckaroo Bonzai reference...nice. One of my favorite scifi movies. I think the helmet is sick.

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It get's even uglier!



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post #7 of 30 Old 11-11-2009, 06:43 PM
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i like it... but i bet the shields are expensive...



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I'll definitely recognize you once I leave that little daub of raw ground beef outside to rot.

Please tell your friends that they are welcome to hover above the garbage can but are definitely prohibited from coming inside the house.

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reminds me a little of an old Roof design...

let us know how it fits and ventilates

what's the safety rating on that piece of hardware??

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I'll be interested in your opinion of a fit-test an ride test myself...how comfy, how loud inside, etc. weird looking, but it has all the modern features...

Does it have optional antennae to attach to the top? If it comes in yellow, it would fit the "Hornet" motif...if I'd be caught dead wearing it.

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor...x01-summer.jpg

I was actually thinkin about gettin this helmet right here ... but i gotta say, this one really takes the cake ... lol

+1 on how it works for ya ... cuz dat IS a spifftacular looking piece of noggin' ground repellent there ...

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I'm kind of ashamed to say I kind of like it. Definitely looking forward to hearing impressions.

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Looks "special", interesting in fact, but my $$ is that all those lines and design = lots of noise inside...

Up for a ride?

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The review I read said it was pretty quiet, but that's a bonus..I just want to freak out my friends and scare the Sci-Fi crowd.

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Buckaroo Banzai reference...nice. One of my favorite scifi movies. I think the helmet is sick.
Laugh while you can Monkey Boy because it comes with an Oscillation Overthruster and I'm outta here!

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AND it comes with Princess Leia's phone number!


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Does it come with the rest of the Power Rangers outfit or do you have to buy that sepperatly?
I've never seen one of those before, not my taste but interesting


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I don't know what your cruiser crowd will think of that!

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I don't know what your cruiser crowd will think of that!
That's the point...sometimes you just have to mess with people...life's too short not to.

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That's the point...sometimes you just have to mess with people...life's too short not to.
Looks like a cool helmet...have fun!

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Any news for the crowd ???

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Any news for the crowd ???
yeah... :



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I saw this lid on another forum sitting next to a euro-ed out 9er, tried hours looking for the brand!? I think it looks uber cool! Let us know what you think. I'm on the fence... I'll sell my brand new Shark if I have to.

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I saw this lid on another forum sitting next to a euro-ed out 9er, tried hours looking for the brand!? I think it looks uber cool! Let us know what you think. I'm on the fence... I'll sell my brand new Shark if I have to.
hmmm... photos of above said shark????????



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I got it and it's pretty cool..a strange fit though, very tight to get on and it will pin your ears at the tops until you wear it in a bit. Sure does get the looks though..I can just hear Robin of Loxley, "Do you know Praying Mantis?" (obscure Robin hood Men in Tights" reference). The visibility is OUTSTANDING! I wouldn't expect to the chin guard to do a hell of a lot of guarding in a major furball but it keeps the wind and bugs off your face nicely. This helmet is light too...very light and I like that. I'll add pictures tomorrow to this thread, I got mine in black. I'd say it's worth the money as a second helmet but not as a primary helmet. it's nowhere near the helmet my Scorpion EXO900 is. It's (the Vemar) more of a " 'scuse me while I whip this out" kind of lid.

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i still think it looks awesome........

+10 man points for having the balls enough to wear that in public....



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JB, What's the chin bar made of? I don't know about spending $200+ for a 'secondary' helmet... I also see they have a bluetooth model for $300.

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hmmm... photos of above said shark????????
It's the Shark RSI Eden in Matte Black/Red (Large). If you're interested PM me. Ok, no more thread jacking..

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The chinbar is made of the same plastic as the helmet. It's a god fit and a good match colorwise. It's just not all that beefy like some, my Scorpion EXO 900 is a Tank in comparison. The EXO 900 is my primary helmet and I like it better than my EXO 1000 as well.

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It's (the Vemar) more of a " 'scuse me while I whip this out" kind of lid.
Nice one!

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post #29 of 30 Old 12-11-2009, 09:57 AM
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I'm interested to see a photo of this helmet in action - in full riding gear, at speed. Have someone drive next to you in a car and take a photo out the window!

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I gotta say, as a second helmet, that is one cool lid. Where did you pick it up? How do you think it wil be for warm weather riding?

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