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I was at the Rally and saw a vender there selling Scorpion Helmets. They looked good, fit well, and had a good price. Does anyone have any experience with these helmets? Opinions please. www.scorpionusa.com

Thanks.

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We began selling Scorpion Helmets at our dealership last year. They have taken over as our #1 selling helmet. The fit is similar to a Shoei, from the RF-900 and earlier. Not the new narrower RF-1000.

 

The Scorpion is not as high a quality as the Shoei, but it's close. And it has some very nice features. The cheeckpads and liner are removable for washing. The ventilation is very good. The quick-change shield works well. And both the clear and all of the dark-tinted visors (not the metallic/reflective ones) come with a no-fog coating on the inside that works incredibly well.

 

The Scorpion EXO-400 helmets are injection-molded polycarbonate. The EXO-700 line is all fiberglass. We've been very pleased with these helmets and so have our customers. And on the rare occassion when we've had a problem, Scorpion USA has shown admirable customer service in resolving it.

 

If you find one that fits you well (they tend to run about 1/2-size smaller than most helmets), get it. I doubt you will be disappointed.

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Yeah I liked the feel, features and price as well... probably would have bought one there at the ralley if I hadn't already exceeded my budget eek.gif

I actually thought the cheaper of the two helmets they had fit my head better... Now that I'm home I can't find the info that I wrote down about them. So not sure which model that would be.

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I'd be interested in knowing if they make one to fit a long oval. The only helmet I've found that fits me is the Aria Signet which was replaced by the Profile line.

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The cheaper of the two is the EXO 400. That's what I wear. After being a Shoei guy for 20 years, I switched. Great helmet for the price. I bought an extra liner and always have one clean and ready to go.

 

Rog

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I'd be interested in knowing if they make one to fit a long oval. The only helmet I've found that fits me is the Aria Signet which was replaced by the Profile line.

Nope.

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I'd be interested in knowing if they make one to fit a long oval. The only helmet I've found that fits me is the Aria Signet which was replaced by the Profile line.

Nope.

Are there any other choices for a long oval other than some Arai and Shoei models?
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I bought an EXO 400. Got it so that I could send my Arai Signet GT back to the factory for trim replacement. I tried on a lot of helmets and this one fit just fine. Had to remove some foam in the cheek pads but otherwise feels good. I've had the helmet on for a couple of 300 mile days (6 hrs) and still OK. This weekend will be the real test, 660 miles to the mountains on Friday night! I like the fog free shield and the vents seem OK. It is quieter on the RT than the Arai but the Arai is quieter on my Wing.

 

The shield openning on the first notch was too wide open. I took an exacto knife and cut another notch so the visor would only open slightly. Now the helmet really works for me.

 

Ed Kruse (aka Speed Nut)

Naples FL

GWRRA #124374

AMA Member

'06 R1200RT

'02 GL1800 ABS Silver

"Just Kruse'n"

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We began selling Scorpion Helmets at our dealership last year. They have taken over as our #1 selling helmet. The fit is similar to a Shoei, from the RF-900 and earlier. Not the new narrower RF-100.

 

The Scorpion is not as high a quality as the Shoei, but it's close. And it has some very nice features. The cheeckpads and liner are removable for washing. The ventilation is very good. The quick-change shield works well. And both the clear and all of the dark-tinted visors (not the metallic/reflective ones) come with a no-fog coating on the inside that works incredibly well.

 

The Scorpion EXO-400 helmets are injection-molded polycarbonate. The EXO-700 line is all fiberglass. We've been very pleased with these helmets and so have our customers. And on the rare occassion when we've had a problem, Scorpion USA has shown admirable customer service in resolving it.

 

If you find one that fits you well (they tend to run about 1/2-size smaller than most helmets), get it. I doubt you will be disappointed.

 

Thanks for the replys.

I did try the EXO700 on and I liked it very much. The price was $180.00, and I thought what's the catch? I waited to ask around for opinions on the helmets. Well my questions have been answered. It looks like Scorpion maks a good helmet for a good price. I think I'm going to buy one.

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The 700 is my first and only full-face. Other more experienced people say its noisier than Arai, but it fit my budget better.

I like the vents, the no-fog, and the easy-to-remove shield.

It does open too far on the 'first notch'.

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My wife and I both have the EXO 700. Great helmet. Great price. Autocomm speakers and mics went in very nicely. Ditto on the comments about the shield opening up too far on the first notch, but that's a minor quibble.

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A dealer near me has a big new display of Scorpions, too.

 

Do they vent well for a full face hat?

 

Guess you can't beat the price, since they seem to be at least as well made as the HJC.

 

Does anyone know where they're made?

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I own a Scorpion EXO700 in matte black and it's an awesome helmet. I've owned an Arai RX7RR4, Shoei TZII Octane, Shoei RF900, and a Schuberth S1. The scorpion helmet has been the best buy for me. It vents real well and the no fog visor really works. I use mine everyday when I ride and I've used it on the track @ 165mph. It is very comfortable. The helmets do run a little small so try them on before you purchase one. I highly recommend one.

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Thanks!

That's a killer photo. Do it again with a desert road and no cars behind you (or cheat with photoshop) and send it to the BMW club. They should put in on the cover of the Owner's News!

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I'd be interested in knowing if they make one to fit a long oval. The only helmet I've found that fits me is the Aria Signet which was replaced by the Profile line.

Nope.

Are there any other choices for a long oval other than some Arai and Shoei models?

 

Bob, to the best of my knowledge, no one but Arai makes and markets a helmet "specifically" for long oval heads. However, as in shoes, the Europeans tend to make helmets with a "narrower" fit than those made in Japan/Korea/China. You might want to take a look at a Shark, an AGV or a Suomy. They may not be specifically long oval, but there's a good possiblity that they naturally fit those heads best anyway.

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Well after going to the dealer ~ 2 weeks ago looking for a new skid lid for my head they showed me the Scorpion. I never heard of it before and did not look at it to much. My wife bought a HJC that day and wanted me to get one also but I used the excuse of, "I think my dad bought one at the rally for me." I saw this thread the next day and I am glad I did. After reading this and doing a little reading I must say that it is a great buy for the buck. I purchased the EX-7000 series and wore it for the first time yesterday.

 

First impressions:

 

Con-> a little nosier than my Arrow flip up that I was previous using and my HJC, but nothing that is going to make me bonkers.

The first spot on the shield, when you lift it up, is kind of high like the other posters said.

 

Pro-> great fit and excellent ventilation. I opened the top vent when I was riding and could not believe the air flow across the top of my head. I am here is AZ and that is a big plus in the 116+ weather we have been having.

The shield is so clear looking it is almost like you have the shield in the up position.

Removable liner to wash is a plus too in my opinion.

 

Honestly if I had read this post before my wife picked out and purchased the HJC that she liked, I would have had her purchase a Scorpion instead of the HJC. My father is looking to purchase a Scorpion also after he saw at the rally and read about, but they do not have a dealer in NJ yet.

 

I am not bashing the HJC, I just thing that the Scorpion has a lot more usable features than the HJC for $20.00 more (than the HJC.)

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I'd be interested in knowing if they make one to fit a long oval. The only helmet I've found that fits me is the Aria Signet which was replaced by the Profile line.

Nope.

Are there any other choices for a long oval other than some Arai and Shoei models?

 

Bob, to the best of my knowledge, no one but Arai makes and markets a helmet "specifically" for long oval heads. However, as in shoes, the Europeans tend to make helmets with a "narrower" fit than those made in Japan/Korea/China. You might want to take a look at a Shark, an AGV or a Suomy. They may not be specifically long oval, but there's a good possiblity that they naturally fit those heads best anyway.

 

I'd just add that my Nolan (Italian) seems to fit this description as well, with a narrower fit. In Shoei helmets, I found that helmets that were large enough front to back, were a bit too wide. The Nolan does seem a little less wide.

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"Ed: Would you mind going back to the scorpion helmet thread on the board and tell us how and where you cut a little notch so that you can open the visor "just a hair"?

Some of us folks would appreciate it a lot- thinking of perhaps buying one. Also, perhaps tell us whether or not it was a 400 or 700 model (forgot now if you mentioned it in your thread response) Thanks, Michael"

 

 

Look through and work the visor up and down a few times. As you look at the side of the helmet you will see the notches for the visor. Note the larger surface before all of the other notches. This is where you will add another notch. I added a notch on each side of the helmet. Remove the visor and use an exacto knife to cut a new notch in. I cut mine in about half way between the full closed notch and the first open one. I just cut in a V shaped notch. The plastic is pretty soft so the trimming is fairly easy.

 

It works pretty good unless I drop the windshield all the way down and then the visor closes from the wind pressure. Well worth the time!

 

Ed "Just Kruse'n"

'06 R1200RT

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I was at the Rally and saw a vender there selling Scorpion Helmets. They looked good, fit well, and had a good price. Does anyone have any experience with these helmets? Opinions please. www.scorpionusa.com

Thanks.

 

I have not had any experience with this brand of helmet however I have had excellent results with my Vemar VSR (Italian). Lightweight, anti-fog, superb ventilation, this helmet fits better than my HJC did as I have more of the "oval" shaped head as well. I hope this helps you in your decision.

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