First high end helmet I have bought as a lifetime rider. Definitely worth the money as it is the most comfortable in the long rides. I went with a large and it fit perfect. previous helmets ranged from Large to XL depending on brand. only gripe, minus one star, the logo/decal is too big. I don't like designer clothes, hate wearing corporate advertising on my person. the Shoei label needs to be a bit smaller, better yet I probably just remove it with the heat gun.
Perfect fit, nice look, high quality. Tried a racequip before and it was pressing my head. Returned it, spent a bit more to get this Shoei and I do not regret. It is both DOT and SNELL which allows me to do auto-x. Highly recommended!!
I Was shopping for an open face helmet. I bought this helmet because of the quality, fit, and safety ratings. If you value your head this is a wise and smart buy. Never mind that it may not look good to other people. Many other helmets looked cool and I wanted to buy them. I visited a shop that sold open face helmets for a cheaper price and looked better but the construction was of poor quality. I could bend the sides of the helmet with little effort and the padding inside was little. So far everything that I wanted in an open face this helmet has except a cool paint job.
I've been searching for a carbon fiber 3/4 helmet. It doesn't exist.... Found this Shoei, which is made from a light supersonic material. It is the most advanced designed helmet I've ever put on my head. I've been buying Harley-Davidson helmets for the past 12 years....no more/