my rf1000 is loud. i like it though lets me hear my mivv pipes.
DITTO! My RF1000 is the freakin' LOUDEST helmet I've ever owned, and the ventilation is nothing to brag about either. At any speeds above about 40-50, all I hear is wind from the bottom of my helmet. But if I "scrunch up" my shoulders to where the wind gets drastically blocked, it quites way down. However, I find it really uncomfortable riding as if I have no neck! I'm going to seriously consider one of these KBC's or at least SOMETHING other than this ultra-loud RF1000, which I basically only bought for comfort/fit (awesome) and the color is about a 98% match of my bike! My head sweats like a pig on steroids, even with the "vents" (worthless little holes) opened. I do, however, enjoy that added feature of the RF1000's "IIS" (Insect Induction System)! Yep, I simply LOVE seeing bugs flying inside my shield. It gives me a reason to do what I also love to do: open my shield at 70mph to release my pets. Nothing beats a rush of cold air in the eyes at freeway speeds. Oh wait, I always have to turn my head when I open the shield to activate the helmet's "BES" (Bug Ejector System), which makes it hard to see that deer standing in the road 50 yards ahead. Oh, and we must not forget to mention the RF1000's "IFF" feature (Instant F*cking Fogging)! Hell, even with the shield cracked open it still fogs up at lights. Geez, I even had a Fog City in it for awhile (POS too!) and that didn't do much besides collect road dust inside
my shield. But if not for the fit, and the replaceable padding inside and the groovy matching bike color, I would have gone out and replaced this thing a LONG time ago!
You get the picture:
Yep, this helmet really needs to go. Hell, my cheap $140 HJC put this Shoei to shame in the quiteness and ventilation departments (fit and comfort were lacking). So when Brian told me about his new lid, I seriously considered one.
My current helmet:
The one I think might be better:
Or maybe even this one:
All I know is:
That's MY 2 cents. Now I gotta go get ready for my 800+ mile ride today!