Talkee 5

Talkee

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:15.10.2006

Reviews:4

Quote-start

Shoei XR-1000 Haydon. Size S

Quote-end
22.03.2007

Advantages:
Light, has a pinlock system, spare parts

Disadvantages:
DD ring takes more time to hook

Recommendable Yes:

3 Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful See ratings
helpful by (100%):
  1. spottydog2
  2. MAFARRIMOND
  3. Britishninja
and a further member

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

This is a one of the most popular helmets in the market so far. It has attractive design, and quite a golden price as a quality helmet. Now you can buy such helmet in a shop for about 200pounds, and it costs around 160pounds in ebay. I bought mine in the end of last season, so many miles were covered with it.
As a line for advantages is so short, main ones will be written here:
Weight ~1370g. It is comparatively light and does not tire your nech in long trips.
Design. Even though lots of people say that quality and safety comes first - this would be perfect from the side of design. (You can definitely find colour scheme you like).
Quality - shoei is known for quality of the helmets, but as everybodys head is different shape, it is hard to find helmet that would be perfect for yours. I can't say, that this would fit for everybody, but it was brilliant for mine head.
DD ring -the safest way to hook helmet. You will never damage it, and it will definitely wont get away in case of the accident.
Pinlock - I was tired to drive motorcycle in morning when my visor of helmet became foggy. SHOEI XR1000 has antifog pinlock, so it can be removed during hot summer, and put on during cold mornings. Easy to put in a bag, or even a book.
Locking positions. This helmets has three visor positions:
"unlocked" when you can open and close visor easily.
"locked" when you are driving at speeds >100km/h, and you can forget about visor, It will definitely won't come out. I even tried to open it with my hands at home, and i couldn't - perfect thing.
"ventilation" visor is holden almost closed, but has a small air intake for better ventilation. Good if you forget your antifog at home.
You can change cheeks of the helmet easily if your face is smaller, or bigger - there are different sizes of those.
Disadvantages:
The only disadvantage I found was that it has lots of spare parts, that you can change, but you can't buy them in Europe. (For example Airwing, or some inside plastic parts).

Overall I should say, that for a while there is nothing better for such price - Silent, Handy, Optimal (by cost), Ergonomic and Inviting. Thats what SHOEI stands for.
  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

  Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

Add the first comment!

max. 2000 characters

Post comment

Product Information »

Product details

Type Motorbike Helmet
Header / Model XR-1000 Alloy Blk-Sil, XR-1000 Alloy Blu-Sil, XR-1000 AlloyWht, XR-1000 Diabolic, XR-1000 Diabolic 2, XR-1000 Haydon, XR-1000 Kagayama, XR-1000 Rutter, XR-1000 Storm, XR-1000 Voltage, XR-1000 Voltage Grey
Range XR-1000
Design Full face
Manufacturer Shoei

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Shoei XR-1000 Alloy Blk-Sil - review by Talkee

Quote-start Shoei XR-1000 Review Quote-start

somewhat helpful

Review Ratings »

This review of Shoei XR-1000 Alloy Blk-Sil has been rated:

"helpful" by (100%):

  1. spottydog2
  2. MAFARRIMOND
  3. Britishninja

and a further member

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Shoei X-Spirit

Shoei X-Spirit

Motorbike Helmet - Full face, Open Face

User reviews (1)

Buy Now



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Shoei XR-1000 Alloy Blk-Sil? Click here