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Shoei XR1100 wind noise

Paul Smith, 31 May 2013 21:04

I ride a Yamaha FZ6 which I have had for approx 4 years, during that time I had a Nolan Intergrale. Never once did I think about wearing earplugs with this helmet. I then booked a track day for later in the year and found I needed an helmet with the appropriate certification. I bought a Shoei XR1100 from Hein Gericke ...

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Video: How to take your helmet on and off without undoing the D-ring

MCN, 31 May 2013 12:41

Consumer Editor Tony Hoare lets us in on the little known secret of taking your helmet on and off without undoing the D-ring.

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Drop-down visors: are they any good?

Anonymous, 29 August 2012 11:55

What are your thoughts on internal drop-down sun visors? Are they worth having? Debthehog, MCN forums The only downsides to them are that a few can become loose and rattle inside your helmet or drop down of their own accord (and if we’re honest here, we don’t think they look as cool as a tinted visor). But among our forum ...

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Shoei XR-1100 problem

Anonymous, 15 March 2012 03:36

I wanted to pass on a concern I have with Shoei's XR-1100 crash helmet. The lid is awesome, very comfy, visor removal is easy and it is reasonably quiet. It suffers in one way only and has really caused me concern. It has a lip on the back and this in my opinion could possibly cause an accident. It is fine ...

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How long will my helmet last?

MCN, 02 February 2012 15:29

Q. My crash helmet is a few years old but remains very comfortable. It was in absolutely tip-top condition until it rolled off the petrol tank a little while ago onto the petrol station forecourt’s concrete floor. I really don't want to buy another one unless I have to, but how do I know if it’s beyond help?Neil Thomas, email ...

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Proper helmet fitment

MotoMan2, 04 January 2012 23:02

Although ordering a helmet isn’t a true science, making sure it fits properly is very important. To make sure you are wearing the right helmet for your head, follow these steps to protect you on the road. First, measure your head. Wrap a tape measure horizontally around your head about one inch above your eyebrows. Find a string to wrap ...

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Best flip-front helmet with sun visor

MCN, 19 December 2011 10:10

Q. I'm looking for a new full-face helmet but fancy one with an internal sun visor. I know a few of the flip front types have them but I don't want the extra weight. Motorcycle helmets for sale. Money luckily isn't too much of a problem and I would probably spend £400.Ian Martin, Exeter A. We’ve heard good things about ...

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Best retro helmet for less than £200

MCN, 04 August 2011 12:39

Q. I'm looking for an open-face helmet to wear on a Triumph Bonneville and I've about £200 to spend (although I'd rather spend less!). Cheap motorcycle helmets for sale. What are my options?Martin Anderton, email A. In case you missed our 2011 helmet supplement a few weeks ago, there are a number of cool-looking lids in your price range. How ...

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When to change your helmet

MCN, 03 September 2010 16:43

Q. My wife has recently completed her CBT course and was told that “cheap helmets have a shelf life of around two years, with more expensive ones having a shelf life of around five years, after which they should be replaced regardless of whether they have been dropped.” Is this right? Richard Lloyd, email Save cash on motorcycle products A. ...

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Helmet review: Shoei XR-1100

Trevor Franklin, 23 July 2010 15:18

Shoei XR-1100 helmet, £299 (plain colours), £379 (graphics)Miles covered/time: 18,000/nine months What’s good? The sales assistant’s golden rule for buying a crash helmet is: If you’ve a ten-bob head then buy a ten-bob helmet. Save cash on motorcycle helmets But nobody should put a price on their life and so, when it comes to wearing a helmet, only the best ...

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