I decided I wanted to get a new lid, and was all set on getting another Arai. I basicly just wanted to find a flat black helmet, to go with my Asphalt black 919. I have a Arai Signet helmet which I love, but it's shiny red and I was really just needing an excuse to buy a new one.
When I got to the dealer, they didn't have any flat black Arai helmets, but I notice the Icon Mainframe, and I liked its asphalt black color, and its fit and looks. The thing is, I'm kinda old school, and like to stick to old trusted names. I have noticed Icon being around for at least a little while, and it was a hard decision to stray from Arai. But I bought the Icon, and after using it for a few days now, in the Houston heat, I am really impressed with how well this lid ventilates! Another thing I especially noticed is that when I have the visor fully open, I do not feel any wind hitting my eyes directly. I could almost feel the wind coming in and over and around my head, but I don't have to squint at all because there's no wind in my eyes! They must have designed it this way. My Arai's almost 10 years old, so for all I know, most new helmets nowadays are just as well designed. But nevertheless, I am impressed with this lid.
Anyone have any impressions, or have any knowledge good or bad, about Icon Helmets?