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Resident Smart Ass!
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Well, it's almost time to replace my helmet. Going on 5 years now. I have a SHOEI Picotte RF-1000 Helmet, the Jester helmet of course :D. First helmet was a SHOEI RF800, followed by an ICON. The ICON was $150 on sale at Laguna Seca a few years back. The padding inside of it was not the most comforting as it was relatively thin vs. the SHOEI.

I actually wore my old SHOEI the day that I had my accident. Hit my head pretty good. I have a feeling that if I had worn my ICON, that I might have had some more injuries then just a headache.

Does anyone know if ICON has improved on their padding with regards to their helmets? Cost wise it makes sense to go with ICON, or another less expensive brand. But if I have to sacrifice safety for cost, I will wait and get the SHOEI. ARAI's do not fit me well. SHOEI seems to be the most comfortable for me.
 

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Strength and Honor
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You didn't ask for this direction of advice but I'm going to offer it anyway. I really, really like my Shark RSX over my old Shoei's (900 and X-11). They can be had for just under $300 with graphics, the shields are no-fog by manufacture, and the interior is plush and soft. It is louder than my X-11, however.
 

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Resident Smart Ass!
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Not too worried about wind noise, I usually have headphones in
. Hey, it keeps the wind noise out, and it forces me to look around more.
 

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Strength and Honor
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And I wear ear plugs anyway, so that's not really an issue for me. But I always try to point out what I don't like about any particular product. One other thing I don't like about the product is the cost of extra shields is high. That's partly because they are WAY thick and partly because they're no-fog, but ~$80 isn't chump change.
 
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