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Old 03-20-2020, 08:41 PM
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New Scorpion ST1400 Carbon helmet.

I picked up a new Scorpion ST1400 Carbon helmet (XXL size) in mid-February. I have just over 200 miles of riding now over the past couple weeks and it's a great helmet. It's replacing the Shoei Qwest that I've worn for six or seven seasons now.

Noticeably lighter than the Shoei Qwest in XXL (by about 10 ounces, not a small amount!), vey quiet (although I wear earplugs at all times) and comes with an extra pinlock face shield as well as a pinlock insert. It has an internal drop down sun visor that will come in handy at times, although I wear prescription sunglasses most of the time and try to away from much night riding.

The Scorpion helmet flows air wonderfully through the vents and the face shield has a number of dentents to crack it open or open it partially as needed and the shield stays where you put it.

It has an AirFit feature that you can pump up to snug up the cheek pads if needed. My big head doesn't need it, but it allows for great customization and a super seal around the bottom edge of the helmet for guys that would use it to snug up the fit and keep wind noise away. I can see it possibly being handy down the road as the cheek pads break in in order to maintain that like-new snugness on my head.

As a note, it does fit a half size to full-size tighter than my old Shoei Qwest did when new. However I have come to realize a tighter fit to begin with is worth a more snug fit down the line after it breaks in from some use.

There was so much value in this helmet and its accessories that replacing my trusty Shoei Qwest with the new Shoei RF-SR or the still available but discontinued Shoei GT Air (same prices as the Scorpion) just seemed like it was worth a try to go with the Scorpion. I am not disappointed.

For as much riding as I do, the lighter weight is much appreciated and quality fit-and-finish will hold up for years to come.

I can definitely recommend this helmet and look forward to the riding months to come!
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:49 AM
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Hey Howard- I replaced my Arai Signet GT with a Scorpion Exo GT3000. It's not that great of a helmet. Had a bad air leak reported across all users, the lining doesn't hold in-place, etc.

Next helmet will probs be snother Shoei.
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:10 AM
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Hi Ian, to be clear, the ST1400 Carbon is NOT a modular helmet. I don't think you were implying that but I don't want anyone to somehow get that impression.

There's no comparison to be made there. Different beasts altogether.

I'm sorry to hear the modular full face helmet didn't work out. I have contemplated them but for the same reasons I will not get one. Not questioning their safety which I know comes up in discussions, but the extra moving parts and seals only invite problems just as you described.

My buddy Merlin who came to the Colorado rally last year had a modular helmet that he replaced right before the rally for the same reasons.

A person won't have that problem with the ST1400 or any other standard full face helmet because the parts don't exist for there to be a problem.

Can't go wrong with a Shoei, I've worn one for the past six or seven seasons. The main differences aside from the value-added accessories with the Scorpion is the lighter weight. It is a definite difference and I love it.
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Old 03-22-2020, 07:50 AM
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One thing to add on a positive note: the Scorpion has the best sun visor on the market, imo.
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:05 AM
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You've peaked my interest with this helmet. I love having a modular helmet, but am now questioning if I really need one.
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:21 AM
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Good deal! Try it on and compare to others you are considering if there's a local dealer around. Otherwise most online stores have free returns and you can swap the helmet out for another one if needed.

One guy's treasure can be another guy's trash, but I like this helmet enough to post up and share it with you guys.
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