I really love this helmet. Except I have one problem with my helmet. The upper rubber seal is making contact with the visor about 1 inch from the top and scratching the inside of the visor. There are 2 scratched areas inline with your eyes, but near the top of the visor about 1/2 inch high and 1 inch wide.
Ok. Well, it's actually comfortable. True to size. I'm an XL or 7-5/8. Looks okay in person. Lightweight. Straight out of the box, there's a scratch right above the Speed and Strength symbol on the front. Also, I haven't even rode in it yet so can't speak on air flow but the right side vent is already starting to come off a bit. I put it on the first night to break it in and the shield fogged up, causing the clear film to bubble up, so breath guard isn't that great. Chin guard doesn't stay in so I've already put it away. Nothing you buy will ever be perfect but this is really decent helmet especially for this price compared to its price from other sites ($150+) and again it's comfortable and looks good. Thumbs up. Kind of..
If this helmet was $129 I would say it is a good buy for the price. But when you spent over $250 you expect better.
The only reason I bought this helmet was that it has a built in Bluetooth. When I ride less than 40 Miles i can hear the music. but when i go faster I have to turn on the volume up and with the wind sound I can't hear anything. The Helmet itself is very noisy.
I wouldn't recommend this helmet as a quality one. If it was cheaper I would say average but with the price it is less than average.
In the past 210,000 miles of riding this is my 5th or 6th helmet from Shoei and like the earlier ones it is a great helmet. The fit is perfect - the helmet is quiet - and the aerodynamic design good. Starting around 2000 or so the seem to have paid more attention to the aerodynamics of their helmets and this one follows that trend. At speed there is almost a sensation of no wind resistance as the slip stream quietly passes over the helmet. If they could only add tiny built-in windshield wipers they'd be perfect.