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Old 07-21-2007, 12:21 PM
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Suomy Helmet

Anyone tried the Suomy Spec-1R helmet's? I got my new one about a month ago and love it. Was using an Icon Mainframe but it didn't hold up very well. May have been me or the helmet, who knows. Just curious.
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:46 PM
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I went by the local shop and took a look at them. They seem to be pretty good. I went with Shoei though. Just felt better to me. Every one is different and a Suomy may be the one you like. Point is to wear something.
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:25 PM
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i used a spec 1r once and then I wrecked... it held up well and even though I was knocked out I must say I was glad to have it on. Can't really say what would've happened with another helmet on




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Old 07-21-2007, 02:42 PM
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Hate to here about the crash No09, but glad the lid did its job. Good pic's, doesn't help that it gnarled your lid up though. Definitely not cheap to replace.
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:04 PM
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btw the helmet is noisy. earplugs are a must
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:14 PM
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Very true statement No09. I thought the Icon I was using before the Suomy was noisy as well. I have no problem spending a couple dollars for ear plugs.
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I have one and I am very happy with it except for the orange faded to yellow in less than a year. Rediculous.
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I used to own 1 before (Biagi Extreme) fit me nice and feel light but down side of replace face shield took 3-5 minutes unlike Shoei or Arai 20 sec.
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:58 AM
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Tried on a few at the AMA's here in Utah. Nice and light, fit nice, I'm thinking about it as my next lid. After I try a few others on of course. I like the british certified helmets.
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I agree about the earplugs. I love the way the helmet fits, but plugs are a must.
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The Suomy i had held up nicely against the curb last weekend. A bit noisy but the best fitting helmet so far.
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I have posted my helmet preferences on other polls that have been here on the forum. I agree the newer helmets have more windnoise because they have better ventilation. The last helmet I bought was noisy as hell. Gave it to the kid and he loves it. I like to hear the bike, I like to hear the tires, I like being able to avoid the EMS vehicle that doesn't recog that I'm wearing plugs or phones.
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I've got no experience with that helmet, but think earplugs are a good idea with any helmet if you are riding at high speed for any length of time. I've got a pair of now discontinued Nolan X-Lite 901s which most reviewers considered to be the quietest helmet they ever tested. i still wear earplugs whenever I'm riding over 55 or 60 for any length of time.
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I got a shoei last summerand couldn't wait to try it out becase it was supposed to be the queitest helmet out there. I was dissapointed. It is quiter then the HJC it replaced, but I still have to wear ear plugs at highway speeds.
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Suomy helmet update

I have really grown to love the Suomy Spec 1R. It is somewhat on the noisy side, but ear plugs take care of that. I have used the helmet from July 07 to current and it has done great. Only down side is the visor replacement, talk about a pita. Fit was great for me, finish is holding up well an am only on the third visor (two clears and one iridium).
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