Purchased a Bell RS-1 helmet last week and totally love it. I opted to get the transition SOLFX shield and I would highly recommend getting one. It changes from clear to black in about a minute. No more carrying an extra shield. My previous helmet was a modular so I'm still getting used to not being able lift the face up. Hopefully, I don't ever have to find out how well it protects.
They probably will eventually, Fly. But for now it's a bell only thing.
I was just test fitting helmets yesterday and the RS-1 was in the mix. I really
like the way my ears pop into place in the helmet. No more joggling. I didn't even like the new HJC as much as the bell. I wish they had better graphics. But I'm definitely leaving Icon.
Grats on the new lid , what was the break in period for the shield ?
I guess I'm not sure if there is a break in period. I can't imagine it changing any quicker.
The other day I stopped at Arby's for a bite to eat. Worrying that my new helmet would fall off my handlebars, I decided to put it on my backseat and put the cargo net over it. When I came back out the shield was completely black except for where there the cargo net was covering it. Those lines were clear. It was an interesting view on few minute ride back to work.
Just got the shield , holy cow man that is awesome ...can't believe how fast it darkens and that it gets darker than the standard dark shield , way cool (thanks for the the post , well worth the price).