Being from Cali, i had to have this helmet. looks awesome, fits great. the only downside is that there is quite a bit of wind noise and the visor locks solid when closed but when open seems to be a little on the loose side for my taste. Very well worth what it costs.
Let me start with the good stuff, which is I love the fit of the helmet for comfort! A+ The pull down visor for sun glare and the anti-fog shield are excellent features that many other less expensive helmets didn't come with.
However, given I spent a little more to get this nice looking higher quality helmet full of features, I assumed I wouldn't have any issues at all and hopefully my experience is an anomaly. What I found on the first ride home from the dealer on the highway was the chin deflector (or lack thereof) caused an odd wind baffling sound. When I put my hand up to my chin area and blocked the wind it would go away. When I got home I looked more closely at the helmet and their version of a chin deflector is small mesh piece that doesn't protrude below the bottom of the full face (i.e. it does not deflect any wind at all). This is a no go for me as it is just too much of a consistent wind thumping sound to put up with given any distance at all and it would lead to a headache.
I didn't think to use the inflation system to pump up the inside padding as it was more noisy than my $40 helmet from years ago so I can't say it was a noisy helmet without truly checking that first, but at full un-inflated (where it felt the best) it was quite noisy not to mention the wind baffling sound.
I do want to clarify the 1 star for air flow... as I mainly rated this a 1 star due to the thumping wind sound mentioned above that I believe is caused by a lack of a chin deflector. The actual air flow is excellent especially because you can pull down the visor and leave the shield up so you have wind hitting you perfectly.
the cheek pads suck, way too tight. assuming they were going for more of a track style helmet with this fit. you get alot for your money here though, so I'll leave it at that.
scorpion come out with replacement pads for gt please.