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I just ordered my new helmet and the place I bought from (in Germany) shipped it today!

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Supposedly one of the quietest helmets money can buy. We'll see =]

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Very cool looking helmet. Aren't they priced a little high?

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$438.32 with the current exchange rate (including shipping) which is cheaper than my Arai RX7 was 4 years ago. If you break it down to a cost per year, ~$100 a year is not a bad price to pay for insuring that my head is going to be ok were I to crash

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Not to bad. I guessed the exchange would have put it cloose to a $k.

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I just ordered my new helmet and the place I bought from (in Germany) shipped it today!

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Supposedly one of the quietest helmets money can buy. We'll see =]
What site did you order from? I'm wanting to replace mine. And you're gonna love that internal sun visor!

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What site did you order from? I'm wanting to replace mine. And you're gonna love that internal sun visor!
Well I was gonna ask if it was the one with the internal sun visor? So I guess it does! I really like that and it would be my next helmet if I had a

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I was really interested in one of these, but just didn't want to spend that much for something I couldn't try on.

And the other thing for me to consider was for parts, visors, pads, etc.

Love the thought of the inner visor and the fact that they're supposed to be the quietest line out there.

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I was really interested in one of these, but just didn't want to spend that much for something I couldn't try on.

And the other thing for me to consider was for parts, visors, pads, etc.

Love the thought of the inner visor and the fact that they're supposed to be the quietest line out there.

Try looking at the local BMW shop they carry them here.

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They make a great "flip" helmet. Is that a "flip"?

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Try looking at the local BMW shop they carry them here.
There might be some hidden away at the BMW shop, but if there are, I would guess they are old, old stock. I purchased an S1 from these guys http://www.extremesupply.com/index.htm last October, and the mfg date on the tag was 2003. I tried buying one more in December, but their stock is greatly depleted--Schuberth stopped selling those models (R1, S1) in North America a while back. So, they're not DOT approved. As bad as this sounds, though, that will not stop me from buying another one. If they were approved at one point, then to me that means they're still safe enough to put on my head. Check out that link, CPG, but I would advise you give them a call--don't trust what the site says. They sell on eBay as well, and that's how I found out they were out of mostly everything they had. I bought one, and they sent me an email a couple of days later saying they didn't have my size... You bring up good points about parts, though. Don't know what's readily available. This link sells them, too. http://www.motowebshop.com/ (their stock is current--newest models avail.) I saw this on WT a while back. I emailed these guys about the VAT, and they said that for me (outside EU), subtract 19%, and that's what I'd have to pay (convert from Euros to $, so multiply web price (-19%) by about 1.58).

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They make a great "flip" helmet. Is that a "flip"?
Negative, Buddy. That's all welded up.

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yah there are vendors in the USA selling S1s but no R1s that I could find online

the site I ordered from was fc-moto.de > on the right hand side you can change the language to english


i placed teh order 8 days ago. today they charged me and shipped it. should be here in 4-5 days via UPS they say.

the r1 does not have DOT but it does have ECE which is in my opinion better

as far as the R1 being old stock, I hope not =] by ordering from germany hopefully i'll get a fresh one.

as far as fitting it on, i emailed with the editor of webbikeworld.com and here's what he had to say :

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Thanks for visiting webBikeWorld.... We stopped doing the MP3's of helmet noise because it was pretty hard to tell one from the other anyway. I'm not surprised your RX-7 is loud; any of the racing helmets are usually very noisy. The "quietest" helmets are the Shoei TZ-R and the Schuberth R1. If the RX-7 fits, I bet a Schuberth R1 will fit, it has an "intermediate oval" shape, which I think is just like the RX-7. Schuberth recently stopped importing into the U.S. though, so look around and see if you can find one before they disappear.....

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worst case i'll sell the R1 on ebay and make a profit since they're high demand and no one has one =]

actually - last note, rick mentioned he's selling the R1 that he has (he got it for the review i think) http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor.../schuberth-r1/

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yah there are vendors in the USA selling S1s but no R1s that I could find online

I'd love to know where. You got links?

the site I ordered from was fc-moto.de > on the right hand side you can change the language to english

Thanks!

as far as the R1 being old stock, I hope not =] by ordering from germany hopefully i'll get a fresh one.

Oh, you're going to get a fresh one. I was referring to the ones that are still here in the US.

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There might be some hidden away at the BMW shop, but if there are, I would guess they are old, old stock. I purchased an S1 from these guys last October, and the mfg date on the tag was 2003.
Probably right haven't been there looking at lids in quite a while that suxs!!!

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yah there are vendors in the USA selling S1s but no R1s that I could find online

I'd love to know where. You got links?


ebay has some place called helmet-depot with lots of S1s for sale in all shapes and sizes but webbikeworld.com hated the S1... so i'm not sure about it... the Editor said that they were harsh on it because of the $700 price tag...

and i did schuberth s1 in google's shopping search engine and found the seirratrading place posted above ^

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ebay has some place called helmet-depot with lots of S1s for sale in all shapes and sizes but webbikeworld.com hated the S1... so i'm not sure about it... the Editor said that they were harsh on it because of the $700 price tag...

and i did schuberth s1 in google's shopping search engine and found the seirratrading place posted above ^
Yeah, that "helmet-depot" seller is Extreme Supply. I wish they would update their eBay store. I get all excited when I search on eBay, then see their name...

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congrats! I've long wished for a Schuberth that fit my head but no luck. Enjoy it, a fine fine product imo.

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@ brevity - honestly go with fc-moto.de . if you want wait til i get mine and i'll give u a full review of how they packaged it

@ jet - your head looks tall from your pic. =P what do u wear now?

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@ brevity - honestly go with fc-moto.de . if you want wait til i get mine and i'll give u a full review of how they packaged it
Will do. Thanks for the info, Martin. I appreciate it!

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@ jet - your head looks tall from your pic. =P what do u wear now?
that's not me in the picture but his head is shaped same as mine. More rectangular than oval.
Arai open face is my daily wearer but my track helmet is an OGK FF4 and Shoei RX7. The OGK fits me better.


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Try looking at the local BMW shop they carry them here.

That'd be 4+ hours away, there's nothing local in South Dakota

Even our Honda/Yamaha/Suzuki, etc. dealerships that are within 2 hours or so from me don't even carry lid that are over 100-150.00 dollars in price. God forbid if they had something decent to try out.

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a quick update:

PHILADELPHIA,PA, US 04/12/2008 2:44 P.M.
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Should be here this week! =]

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that just never stops being funny!

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that just never stops being funny!
And I would bet that if Jet could get away with it, he'd have Tate on his team!

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Boy the world seems to get smaller every day. Keep us posted Martin.

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I've got the helmet as of yesterday, rode to work today.

Here's some initial impressions:
Fit is good - I had a L in Arai's RX7 and ordered an XL. It is snug but not too snug and I have more room in the ear section for speakers/buds

Design is really really clean all my coworkers like it =P

The flip down is amazing! If you've never had it you don't care but once you've tried it you'll be hard pressed to go back to carrying two visors.

It came with a multilingual manual! (pics later)

The sun shade flip visor can be reversed for flat bottom or fighter pilot style bottom - I rode to work fighter pilot style and didn't like it too much
i'll be riding home with the flat as its a tool less swap to flip it around.

it is noticeably quieter than my Rx7 which is the main reason I bought it.

Lift at speed is a lot less than on the RX7 as well.

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reflective pads for the rear =]




reflective for the front too





fit is great.
it is warmer than my RX7 but quieter.
as i said before i'm glad to never have to carry two visors with me ever again =]

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Nice purchase, Martin! Glad you got it without a hitch. I'll be using them (FC-Moto) for my next Schuberth purchase, thanks to your good results.

Thanks for the update!

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nice helmet Martin.
how's the tinted part operate? lever on top?

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Looks like you got yourself a nice helmet martin. I've been thinking about the Scorpion EXO-1000 because of the flip down visor but that R1 is over a half pound lighter, better color schemes and is rated as one of the quietest helmets out there. Good choice.

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You're going to have to replace the helmet next years. It's already 4-yrs old.

Nice lid.

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Very nice helmet. Congrats Martin!

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It's already 4-yrs old.

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using your left hand that lever slides forward and back to slide the sun visor.

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*Bump*

How's it going with the R1, Martin? How is the ventilation?

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not as good as the RX7 arai but it gets teh job done.
i get sweaty when its 80+ but not a crazy dripping sweat.
also the visor has a "city" detent and that lets in a decent amount of air

of course i can always flip the clear visor and use the flip down sun shade as my legally required (in nj) eye protection

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awesome looking helmet,

I have seen them advertised in mags here in NZ but never had any prices,
i saw a work mate had one today so asked him about it.
Its a flip front one in silver (don't look any where as good as your one)
he paid $1800 nz for equivilent to $1300 US.

Damn now i know why they don't advertise prices...

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awesome looking helmet,
he paid $1800 nz for equivilent to $1300 US.
the BMW dealer in my town charges $600+ for them here in the USA but I bought it from a german website and the final total price was $430 which was less than the $475 or so that I paid for my Arai RX7

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So now you've had the helmet for a few months, what are your impressions? How quiet is the "quietest helmet"?

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doing good.

on the FJR with the electric windshield it is EERILY quiet when i raise the screen to the highest position.

i still use plugs for long highway rides, but anything under 100 miles i feel the helmet is quiet enough =]

def gets hot but hey, i'll be a lil sweaty and keep my hearing =]

so overall, the arai rx7 is my track day helmet and the r1 is my daily

i bought a headset/microphone thingy for it but haven't installed it. this thing is a bish to take apart inside, and the ear sockets do no have nearly enough room for speakers. i need to decide if i want to carve up the foam near the ears or not =[

go with shoei if u want speakers in helmet

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