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post #1 of 27 Old 04-04-2009, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone seen this new Lid???

I know its been done before but this design is sweet! I think I'm gonna give it a try!

http://www.shark-evoline.com/

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post #2 of 27 Old 04-04-2009, 05:36 AM
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Been some talk of not wanting to be in one if you happen to be sliding on your face... Looks cool though! I'd try one out!

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That's one cool helmet. I prefer a full face, but would be nice to have the option of opening it up on really hot days. I'm really starting to like Shark Helmets the more I read and see.

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I really like that a lot


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Anyone know where one can find pricing info and/or a dealer? Or am I just missing something on their website


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I know the normal modular are said to not be as safe where the hinges are if you fall on the face. How would this one rate, anyone know?

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I Tried one one last week and checked it out. Very nicely put together, the only modular helmet I would consider. I liked the internal sun visor feature, Had a very nice liner. Fit and finish seemed top notch. The only con is the weight, its not nearly as light as a RSR2, but it did seem nicely balanced.

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i don't know why but modular helmets scare me..



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i don't know why but modular helmets scare me..
I feel the same way but I like this helmet...Like the many ways it can be used. I'd love to see one in person and try it on


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Saw it at the shop I decided to get RSR2. With the flipups' extra weight, and moving parts it's not as safe as my RSR2. Since it passed ECE2205 means the standard must improve. For dumb lazy idiots (including LEO) still using open face helmets (exposing 1/3 of accident tissue) any convenient flipup would be a huge upgrade.

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Helmet Harbor has a nice evaluation video posted on the main page along w/ pricing for the unit. I like the features and basic design of this new lid.

http://www.helmetharbor.com/

The price ranges from $350ish to $405ish (MSRP $449).
You can choose not only color, but type of inner visor (smoked, reflective, etc.)

You can probably contact one our board sponsors to work up some pricing as well.

Any clamshell type is a compromise in protection for the chin area, goes without saying. There is however, the distinct advantage in comfort/cooling when running a 3/4 in the summer heat.

Having owned a clamshell for the last 5yrs (HJC), and having multiple getoffs while wearing it in the dirt or a slow speed getoff on the street, I'm happy with it. If I'm planning any kind of 'spirited' riding, the RF1000 is the ticket.

One feature that is a must have for me is a smoked internal visor. My eyes are exceptionally sensitive to light and I run a Sunnax shield inside all my lids. (German product that you can't find anymore) The other option of applying some film to the top of the lid doesn't provide the kind of clarity I require and so that's mostly a no-go for me. The internal visors available in Evo or Schuberth have the optical clarity I desire but I've been wary of the weight for longer rides. The inner shield also makes life a little easier in that you don't have to carry a 2nd visor with you. I almost always travel w/ a Clear and Smoked visor because trips tend to run from early morning to late day or midday to evening and I need the protection from the sun during the day but don't want to ride w/ a smoke shield at night. (have done it, just don't like it)

I'm thinking this is the first lid to give Roof a run for it's money in the flip the chin over to the back of the head design. (Roofs are from Europe and near impossible to get over here unless ordering from a UK website)

I also have a 3/4 lid that I won't wear anymore because I just don't like not having the option to make it a full face when on the highway.

Just my 2 cents, thinking this lid is worth a look and apparently it fits round heads pretty well vice the Arai long skull type setup.

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Yes, yes, yes... my issue is with the sunlight and having to carry an extra shield because of sensitivity to light. Rat, I take it you have blue eyes?

This is a nice option for us vampires!!!

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I'm sensitive to sunlight as well...That was another reason I liked the features of this helmet. Anyone know where they can be seen in person? Tried on, etc


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I have a shoei rf1000 and I also am the owner of very light sensitive eyes. I use the mirrored blue shield and wear Oakley oilrig sunglasses also during daytime riding. At night I just use the mirrored shield. I cannot use a clear lens here. Maybe in the country with no streetlights. But headlights would kill me



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The HJC helmet I have is utilizing a smoke sheild. It has been good enough for daytime riding in the peak of sunlight and I can leave it on at night since it's not too dark.

I use to have to change sheilds all the time between dark and clear. Now I don't have to


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Yes, yes, yes... my issue is with the sunlight and having to carry an extra shield because of sensitivity to light. Rat, I take it you have blue eyes?

This is a nice option for us vampires!!!
Yup, blue bug eyes...me eyeballs stick way way out of me head, leftover genetic weakness that suddenly appeared about 6 yrs back from the murky end of the gene pool.

I run sunglasses, dark smoke shield and Sunnax shade visor inside the lid.

Problem I'm having now is watering of the eyes from wind buffeting and can't do goggles cause of the script glasses so now I'm checking out WileyX for some script riding glasses w/ foam to fill the gaps. It gets pretty bad, eyes get sore and red. After a decent ride I look like I was hanging w/ Cheech or Sokali for a couple hours

For sure liking the concept of the Evo, waiting to hear a couple first hand reports from some WT'rs and maybe sell a couple lids I have boxed up. /end derail

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They were supposed to have introduced into the US about 2 yrs ago but something delayed the importation... nice looking lid

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I found some Evolines in a store near DC today. Coleman Power Sports in Falls Church. Tried one on and it was very comfortable, seemed well made and all the parts (chin bar, sun visor, etc..) seemed to work well. Overall I liked it a lot.

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Ratdog's post made me realize: flipups create a crumpled zone (chin), so they may actual lower your Gs and TBI risk over a solid helmet during a face plant! But its extra 1.5lb weight over my RSR2 is a liability in other crash cases.

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i likes the looks of that, plus i be needing a new helmet as droped mine twice last year. it was on grass but hey what a excuse huh

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i likes the looks of that, plus i be needing a new helmet as droped mine twice last year. it was on grass but hey what a excuse huh
Sounds logical to me! I went down to the local Shark dealer yesterday, who is also a BMW dealer... he said that he won't carry it! WHAT! He says the BMW guys will not buy it since its NOT a Nolan, regardless of the fact that it is superior, but simply because BMW owner only use Nolan and the rest of his customer base wouldn't use a modular helmet. So no point in even trying.

Most of the Cones around here run without a lid as it is not required by law.

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Oh! If anyone is looking for an RSR2 and have a big melon, they have two XL lids for 50% off... thats 315ish for a new RSR2! Shoot me an email if you want more info - [email protected]

blue and red are available, matte finish.

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Sounds logical to me! I went down to the local Shark dealer yesterday, who is also a BMW dealer... he said that he won't carry it! WHAT! He says the BMW guys will not buy it since its NOT a Nolan, regardless of the fact that it is superior, but simply because BMW owner only use Nolan and the rest of his customer base wouldn't use a modular helmet. So no point in even trying.

Most of the Cones around here run without a lid as it is not required by law.
That's interesting about beamer's Nolan bias. Folks not wearing helmets save tax dollars, since most won't require an expensive hospital visit.

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i think if you spill you brains on your bike and not wearing a helmet, EMS should not even show up. just the M.E

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That's interesting about beamer's Nolan bias. Folks not wearing helmets save tax dollars, since most won't require an expensive hospital visit.
I'm pretty sure that's why my Blue Cross Blue Shield doesn't cover motorcycle accident related injuries anymore.

Not sure how many more times I can tell the doc "I fell off a ladder", last time he asked how fast the ladder was going at the time.

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I'm pretty sure that's why my Blue Cross Blue Shield doesn't cover motorcycle accident related injuries anymore.
Huh??? Is this ALL BC/BS, or your specific plan?

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Just to clarify, the BMW riders around here are All The Gear All The Time folks. The squidly I just bought a gsxr, cbr, R1 riders were the one's I was referring to not using a helmet.

The BMW guys are just afraid that the other Beemer owner's that see him with something other than a Nolan will give him hell for it!

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