Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville T100
Join Date: Dec 2014
Scorpion has always fit my head shape, which I guess is long-ish, very well. When they announced that the R420 was engineered to fit more of an "American long" head shape than their previous models, I tried one, and it's very comfortable. A very wedgy look, not nostalgic at all, but I bought a plain white one and put vintage Martini Racing stripes and decals on it.
It's the first helmet I've had that doesn't have a tab toward the side of the face shield to flip it up. It has a little doober in the center of the shield to lift and lower it, and if you push it down hard enough it locks in place for a wind and rain seal. Supposed to be easy to raise and lower with either hand. I'm still getting used to it, but it's super comfy and vents very well. And FortNine seems to like it... so there's that.
Was surprised about the initial quality, however. I've bought Scorpion for years, and this was the first one I got that looked terrible. Obviously slipped through their QC, and looked like it hadn't been finish sanded before it was painted.
Scorpion HQ is a 30 minute ride from my house. Rather than sending pictures back and forth to the dealer where I bought it (not close, and shoulda opened the box before I left), I took it straight to them. They apologized profusely, and replaced it.
Lone Commuter of the Apocalypse
2012 Bonneville T100
2013 Honda CB1100
Last edited by Gone in 60; 06-11-2019 at 08:27 PM.