I bought the EXO1000 (matte black) a few months ago. In terms of quality and fit, it's miles ahead of my old THH, however I've never owned a lid costing more than $150 before the Scorpion.
The pump works but because the helmet fits me snug, as is, I never use it. It should come in handy though once the liner breaks in and the fit becomes a little loose or for someone who needs an in-between size.
The Internal Sun Visor
The concept is great and Scorpion does it well. The helmet comes stock with a light smoke visor which could be darker but Scorpion does offer other shades and hopefully a dark smoke in the future. There is enough room for sun glasses behind the visor if you prefer more "shade". When the visor is down, it feels pretty solid however once it's in the up position, it is slightly loose. I have never heard it rattle but my guess is that only over the roughest pavement or during an offroad detour could you actually hear it rattle. I have read from online reviews of some visual distortion when both the shield and visor are down but I could only notice it at the extreme left and right edges of the visor: certainly none within one's normal range of vision and didn't bother me at all. The activation lever on the side is easy to operate, even while riding.
This shield will not fog up, I've tried in all types of temperatures. Under heavy breathing in lower temps, you may get a few drops of condensation water near the lower edge of the shield but it doesn't effect visibility.
The one thing that impressed me before I even tried the helmet on was the quality of the vent closures. All vents opened/closed with that snick-snick operation that confirms their status, even with gloves while riding. I found air flow over the top of my head good but didn't notice much coming through the "chin" vent. I think the way that vent opens could be the reason.
Aerodynamics and Weight
It is a heavy lid, but it's distributed well and not as noticeable when you're wearing it. It's rock solid at speed on the 919 with no buffeting or bobbing about whatsoever. The only complaint I have in this area is some whistling noises coming from the shield. Scorpion has notched out the shield at top center to expose the forehead vent, which IMO is causing the whistle. I've put my hand over that area while riding and the whistling stopped. Interesting enough, the whistling also stops when I look down at the gauges. The 1000 is quiet when turning your head from side to side while underway.
Fit and Finish
This is an excellent looking helmet, from any angle, and the finish is as good as any other helmet I've looked at. The design and color choices were limited when I ordered but the matte black finish looks awesome and suits this style of helmet perfect. JD Power ranks Scorpion right up there just behind Arai and Shoei
Overall I am happy with the 1000. I am new to the quality ($300+) lid market and couldn't directly compare a previously owned Arai or Shoei to the Scorpion but for the price I paid for the EXO, I think it's a great helmet and I recommend it to anyone looking for a lid in its price range.
"My reality check just bounced."
'06 Honda 919