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Anybody has personal experience with Schuberth helmets? I have my eye on the S1 to replace my aged Shoei Xceed (no clue how it was called in the US, the top of the line before the current xspirit/x11).

I'm particularly interested in comments with regards to noise and air performance related to riding the ST 1050.

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I didn't bother searching (I'm at work), but checkout http://www.webbikeworld.com. I know they've reviewed a tone of helmets including the S1.

From what I remember, they claim that it's one of the most weighty helmets...almost to the point of uselessness.
 

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On 2006-12-14 08:07, NinjaRAT wrote:

From what I remember, they claim that it's one of the most weighty helmets...almost to the point of uselessness.
Schuey claim 1.525 which may be up on some, but when they include the integral visor, I don't think there would be much in it. Also, I'd be happy to give a gram or two for normal riding if the trade off benefit is comfort and less wind noise - those are the real fatigue points IMHO. :cool:
 

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On 2006-12-14 08:07, NinjaRAT wrote:
I didn't bother searching (I'm at work), but checkout http://www.webbikeworld.com. I know they've reviewed a tone of helmets including the S1.

From what I remember, they claim that it's one of the most weighty helmets...almost to the point of uselessness.

webbikeworld report the weight of approx. 1700 grams while Schuberth in Europe report a weight of approx 1500 grams.

This does not mean that one of them is wrong, since a little known fact is that the helmets for the EU market conform to ECE standards while for the US usually to Snell&DOT (or just DOT) standards. These standards impose different requirements for impact absorption hence liner construction is different. A lid conforming to Snell cannot conform to ECE and vice-versa. It is hell...

Also the high frequency noise from the air vents reported by webbikeworld I have not seen reported in any other reports and tests.

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Most of the guys that I ride with (that ride BMW’s) use Schuberth helmets. I (IMHO) think they are very pricey but very nice. They are a little heavy when things get sporty but for the touring side, they are great. I thought the integral sun visor was a gadget at first but when you try it, it’s great too. I would definitely use one on my next Iron Butt. However, for a day ride. I like my Arai SZ/m just fine.

BTW: As for the noise, I always where Etymotic ER20’s

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I was looking at a schuberth in the motorcycle shop here, and you can tell the sound difference even in the shop. You put any other helmet on and you hear the hustle and bustle in the shop. You put on the schuberth and I would say it goes down about 50% from what it was before. I ended up getting an X11 Shoe, about 300.00 cheaper here compared to the S1, I tried to get them to come down in price. The X-11 is light and fits my head like a dream. If I had not tried it on I would have a Schuberth S-1 now.

Just try them on, get the right fit.
 
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I bought a lightly-used S1 Schuberth off of eBay this summer. Overall, I am very pleased with the Schuberth. It is a typical German product, high quality and lots of thought was put into the design. The functional items like the venting system, the tinted visor, the face shield changes, and the strap release are fantastic.

The S1 is way quieter than my Shoei RF800 was. Like was metioned before, you can immediately tell when trying it on in the dealership...you can't hear anything. When you crack open the visor while moving, the noise is virtually identical to any other helmet.

The flip-down tinted visor is great. I don't ride with separate sunglasses anymore. The outside tab to activate the visor is easy-to-use and works well. People do give you looks because you look like a fighter pilot.

The inaugural ride with the Schuberth was a 1,000-mile weekend ride to Vermont in 95-degree F (35-degree C) heat and intense humidity. The weather was brutal. I was initially a little disappointed in the venting until I came to my senses and realized that nothing would overcome those conditions! Since the baking ride to Vermont, I have ridden in slightly cooler conditions. Those conditions made me realize that the venting is probably the best available in a helmet today.

I see very few of these helmets and enjoy the exclusivity of having something unusual. If you put the Arai or Shoei name on this helmet, people would never stop raving about them.

Now that I think about it, I wouldn't go back to anything else but a Schuberth.
 
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