The Schuberth S2 Helmet

If you are looking for a premium touring helmet, you should check out the Schuberth S2! The Schuberth S2 helmet is a top of the line helmet with advanced features. Due to its level of quality, the S2 is on the higher end of the price spectrum, but if you consider all of the benefits that the S2 provides, you will see that this helmet is one of the best that money can buy and it’s worth every penny.

The outer shell of the Schuberth S2 is a combination of excellent protection and aerodynamic design. It was produced using Schuberth’s “compression molding process”. This gives the helmet stability while also keeping its weight down. This is beneficial because a lighter helmet will reduce the chances of fatigue while riding. The shell of the S2 was made with Schuberth’s “S.T.R.O.N.G. Fibre”. This is a glass fibre with an added special resin that is compressed in a vacuum; making the helmet exceptionally strong and durable. The shell comes in two sizes.

The interior of the shell has been incorporated with special EPS foam. This foam is going to ensure optimal shock absorption. Due to the foam’s complex segmentation, not only will you have enhanced shock absorption, but also enhanced force distribution. All of these qualities are going to guarantee maximum safety.  The liner of the S2 was developed in accordance with the ‘Custom Fit Concept’. This ensures that the helmet will sit comfortably and securely in all situations. The lining is a combination of COOLMAX, Thermocool materials, and Interpower coatings that provide the liner with an efficient moisture removal and cooling system.  The COOLMAX padding is completely removable, washable, and anti-bacterial. This is going to ensure that the helmet will stay fresh, and last longer than the typical lower-end helmet. The Schuberth S2 fastens using a micro-lock ratchet lock. There are also fit adjustments on both sides of the chinstrap that will provide a precise setting of the chinstrap length.

At the nape of all Schuberth helmets, there are “reflex pads”. These pads are silver patches of reflective material that allow the rider to be seen in darker riding conditions, thus improving their overall safety.

For better visibility, The Schuberth S2 comes with a pin-lock system. The pin-lock will help to reduce fogging on the face shield by using Schuberth’s “double glazing technology”. The S2’s EasyChange visor mechanism makes changing face shields quick and easy. There are three other face shield visors that can be placed on the S2. The light smoke, dark smoke, and iridium rainbow mirrored visor. All three are pin-lock ready.

Like many other helmets by Schuberth, the S2 has been incorporated with A.R.O.S. (Anti-Roll Off System).  This system makes sure that the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted. A.R.O.S. ensures that the helmet will not fall off the head from behind, that the risk of contact between the chin bar and the rider’s chin/throat is minimized, and that the consequences of the helmet coming into contact with the rider’s chest are reduced.

The S2 has been equipped with high performance aerodynamics. It has been specifically set for tour riding/ sport tour riding, and still remains stable in the air flow. The special shape of the helmet shell provides greatly enhanced contact pressure. The helmet has practically no upward lift, even at higher speeds.  The S2 is directionally stable, and has no buffeting.

One big selling point of the Schuberth S2 helmet is that it is remarkably quiet. A loud helmet that picks up a lot of wind noise can greatly increase the level of fatigue for the rider, so a quiet helmet is extremely beneficial. The Schuberth S2 has been wind tunnel tested to ensure that it has the best aeroacoustics. The S2 has a comprehensive acoustics package that includes: an optimized helmet shell shape, wind deflector, and specialized shape of the neck padding. These features combined make the S2 one of the quietest helmets on the market right now.  It tested at 85db(A) at 100km per hour (with a naked bike).

The Schuberth S2 has an innovative ventilation system. The multipath channels in the EPS foam shell, and head, chin, and mouth ventilation areas guarantee fresh air distribution throughout the entire helmet. There are several intake vents, as well as a few exhaust vents. The forehead vent is adjustable and provides multiple levels of air intake. The exhaust vents create an area of low pressure behind the helmet, and effectively extracts warm air out of the helmet.

The S2 is equipped to accommodate the SCHUBERTH SRC-System. This includes a fully integrated intercom system between the rider and a passenger, bike-to-bike intercom, intercom conference mode for 3 bikers, mobile phone, MP3, and GPS connection, and integrated VHF radio with RDS. The helmet comes with two built in antennas to boost reception and Bluetooth connection. This system provides optimum reception at all times.

The Schuberth S2 is without a doubt a remarkable helmet loaded with only the best features and accommodations while also maintaining a high level of protection and safety. Check out the Schuberth S2 helmet and other Schuberth products on our website:!

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  1. Having ridden only 120 miles so far here are my initial thoughts on my new Schuberth S2:

    Size / Fit: Normally I am a ‘small’ when it comes to helmet fit. I tried on both the ‘small’ and ‘medium’ sizes (same size outer shell on both) and found the ‘medium’ to be more comfortable. The padding (which is fully washable and removable) does appear to hold its shape well, and is certainly far better than my old Nitro helmet. The helmet was immediately comfortable and having spent a constant 2 hours with it on I can report no uncomfortable pressure points.

    Visor: The visor is reasonably thick and comes fitted with a clear pinlock insert. There are ‘tabulators'(small proud diamond shapes) on the upper rim of the visor that are supposed to reduce wind noise/whistle. A bit of a gimmick in my opinion. The visor seals well against the helmet and has a small ‘lock’ that keeps it securely down, a nice feature. There are 6 positions between fully open and fully closed. Movement of the visor between these positions is positive. Getting the visor into the ‘city’ position, which is just open and no more can be a little difficult with thick gloves on, but it’s possible with a little practice. The visor is easily removable without tools. The internal sun visor is dark enough (80% dark) and easily operated (even with thick gloves) via a lever on the lower left side of the helmet. Schuberth say that it is infinity adjustable, which it is, but I doubt that you would use it in any positions other than fully up or fully down. I felt that it would be nice if it could come a little lower; however as the sun is generally ‘upwards’ the it does what it is supposed to. There are small tabs on both the right and left hand sides of the lower edge of the visor to aid moving it up, some helmets only have them on one side, so that is nice to see. My local dealer thinks that the visor may be the same as the C3. If that is the case then getting a replacement should not be a problem.

    Ventilation: This helmet is extremely well vented. There are several small holes that are permanently open on the chin vent, keeping a constant airflow moving over your face, distracting at first but I soon got use to it. The chin vent is simple to open, even with gloves on, and should stop any fogging (should you require it (pinlock not working? – doubtful!). When you get up to 30mph or above you probably wont want this vent open, and it’s simple to close. The top vent is again easy to operate with gloves on, although requires a little more practice than the chin vent. It has 3 setting (fully open, half open and fully closed). There are 2 small flaps on the helmet lining that you can fold back which ensures a constant stream of cooling air right onto the top of your head. Not to your taste? Then just fold them out again (it takes seconds with the helmet off) for a less severe cooling experience. There are several extraction vents on the rear of the helmet that get rid of the air that has been circulated. Make no mistakes this is a very well ventilated helmet. I will be interested to see how it copes in a downpour, with it being constantly vented at the front. Winter / cold weather riding might be interesting ! (the addition of a thermal balaclava should sort this – tested in the summer and there was a noticeable difference)

    Chin strap: Micro buckle design, which is easy to fit, adjust and remove. It features Schuberth’s ‘AROS’ fixing technology, meaning that the strap is also attached at the rear of the helmet. This is designed to be less likely to roll off in the event of an accident. Similar technology has been used on bicycle helmets for a number of years now and does appear more secure. It does not effect the fit of the helmet. The only small issue I have encountered occasionally with the strap is that it appears to be a little too far back and there is the occasional pressure on my windpipe from the strap. More fiddling required for a slightly better fit I think. Ensuring that the helmet is adjusted so that the micro-adjust buckle is all the way home does improve things.

    Stability: Little to say other than I have had no issues at all and the helmet appeared stable at all (legal) speeds. No unwanted lift, even at speed. I was even pleasantly surprised when I moved my head left to right at speed (this used to flip open the visor on my Nitro – not fun).

    External noise: Schuberth do appear to pride themselves on their helmets ability to keep external noise to a minimum. I have a race can on my bike and its somewhat noisy… The Schuberth does a good job of keeping this noise to a minimum (that said I will always ride with ear plugs in). The S2 does come with a removable wind deflector (re: chin curtain). Without this fitted I felt that there was too much wind noise. When the wind deflector is fitted there is a noticeable reduction in wind noise. Be careful with the wind deflector though, it’s can deform out of shape when fitting/removing the helmet (it attached to the inside of the front padding with Velcro)

    Overall: Very happy with my purchase and a real improvement on my previous helmet. It is a great helmet to wear and is very comfortable as well as being packed with features. Only the slightly too far back chin strap and sun visor not coming down quite far enough stop this from being absolutely perfect, however I am really splitting hairs. It’s also expensive. Each to their own though.


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