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Old 02-25-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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New Icon Variant helmet!

Ok so we all know you either spend 100 bucks on a AFX ds-37 or go big with an Arai and spend 599 dollars. When I ride I must have a visor to keep the sun out of my eyes. I know I'm a cry baby!! So I have the AFX helmet but its a little loud. The wind noise is its only fault (I think). So I was at my winter time hang out spot the motorcycle. The parts unlimited rep came in and had this new Icon variant helmet.




It looked and fit awesome. Looks well made. I really like it but the price is still kinda high. One of the big things is it meets all world safety standards. So all I wanna know is who is gonna dish out the 350 to 390 dollars to test this thing out? I don't mind spending the money if its worth it.

Anyone got one yet?

Reviews lets hear it!!

Will this be a good dual sport or street only??
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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I'm interested in this also.

I read something that goggles wont fit under it though, the shield doesn't go up high enough on the sides?
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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It's certainly nice looking... although i believe I read some where on this forum that ICON quality was suspect....?
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:21 PM   #4
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So all I wanna know is who is gonna dish out the 350 to 390 dollars to test this thing out?
Urban posers. HALO addicts with a Master Chief fixation. Jason Britton fanboys. Ewan McBoorman wannabees. That about covers it.

edit: Oops, I almost forgot the most important one of all, Bond Salesmen from Memphis.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:25 PM   #5
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Urban posers. HALO addicts with a Master Chief fixation. Jason Britton fanboys. Ewan McBoorman wannabees. That about covers it.
Someone who doesn't have the cash for an Arai, but wants a functional peak?

But then, someone like that doesn't give you a chance to feel good about how hardcore I'm sure you think you are.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:25 PM   #6
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Urban posers. HALO addicts with a Master Chief fixation. Jason Britton fanboys. Ewan McBoorman wannabees. That about covers it.
Funny lol FUNNY stuff!!
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:41 PM   #7
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I'm interested in this also.

I read something that goggles wont fit under it though, the shield doesn't go up high enough on the sides?

The helmet is geared more for street I'm sure but nobody makes a good dual sport helmet under 350. I'm sure the goggles won't work. But I do like this style helmet.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:22 PM   #8
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Looked at the Joe rocket version tonight at Cyclegear - about $170

Seems pretty nice to me
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #9
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Looks functional if it lives up to the claims of using it at speed. On style: Not so different than pavement bound GS riders sporting the XDs.
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On style: Not so different than pavement bound GS riders sporting the XDs.


Because a functional peak belongs to only hardcore dirt riders because they're so hardcore .
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:09 AM   #11
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They'll have to retail WAY under the suggested $350-390. I can buy a Shoei DS for that kind of money.

And reviews of all other Icon helmets before this one, suggest "save your money". Just looking at the pics, the visor is too short.


quote -"It's not a dirt helmet, it's not a dual sport helmet, it's an urban street helmet".

Good enough for me.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:47 AM   #12
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Because a functional peak belongs to only hardcore dirt riders because they're so hardcore .
Um, no. Just sayin' in response to the previous styling queue comments.
Do your sensitivities always run this high? Or just today?
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Um, no. Just sayin' in response to the previous styling queue comments.
Do your sensitivities always run this high? Or just today?

Nah... Just any time someone mentions an Arai XD or a Shoei Hornet the riders that think they're "hardcore" dirt riders come out and cast aspirations about what poseurs people who wear one of those lids are and how much they're trying to be like Charlie McEwan.

I mean the appeal and the popularity of these helmets couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that they're well made, a functional peak to block the sun is extremely handy, the additional space at the chin bar makes it really, really easy to sip water from a CamelBak, the venting is really good for the warm, humid weather... None of that stuff could possibly appeal to a person who rides on the highway a lot. I mean, they're all trying to look like those poseur celebrities, right?
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:16 AM   #14
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I like this helmet and will seriously consider it as a replacement for my current, 3/4 open face lid.

I, too, seek to be a poseur!
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:06 AM   #15
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Well the big reason I like this helmet is the safety rating. It looks good, fit good, and is a safe helmet. As far as the Arai, I don't care who is wearing the helmet!! If it looks good and is a safe helmet, I will wear it!

IF I was trying to be a poseur I would buy a BMW, a Arai helmet, get a friend named Charlie, and take a motorbike trip around the world and call it long way around! And tell everone my name is Ewan. Then I would be a poseur!!

I think I just like the helmet!
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