Shoei RJ Platinum-R Helmet Review

The RJ Platinum-R is Shoei‘s ‘next generation’ open face helmet. Its smooth, streamlined new look is a complete overhaul of the original Shoei RJ-Air. The RJ Platinum-R has a lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM) Shell. There are adjustable top intake vents, as well as rear exhaust vents. The interior of the helmet has a 2layer liner that allows for a smooth passage of air to improve overall cooling performance. The RJ Platinum R comes with Shoei’s distinctive open-road visor. The interior of this open-face helmet has a comfortable 3D liner, made from removeable/washable materials. Some additional convenience features include: communication system compatibility, and padded chin straps. The RJ Platinum is DOT/Snell 2005 approved. You can check out the Shoei RJ Platinum-R Helmet, other Shoei Helmet models, as well as our broad selection of various motorcycle helmet brands on our website:!

HJC IS-33 Open Face Helmet Review

The HJC IS-33 is an open face helmet with an a lightweight, Advanced Polycarbonate Shell that provides superior protection and fit. The IS-33 has a “One Touch Integrated Sunsheild” that is smoke tinted and adjustable; with three different settings. The AccuSight anti-fog faceshield has an optically superior 3D design that provides 95% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating. For convenience, the IS-33 helmet has a Quickslide Shield Replacement System. This system is quick, secure, and allows for tool-less removal/installation of a new faceshield. For ventilation, this HJC helmet has an Advanced Channeling Ventilation System with full front to back airflow. This system helps to flush heat and humidity up and out of the helmet; keeping you cool as you ride. The interior of the HJC IS-33 has a moisture-wicking, SilverCool interior; made with adavanced silver, antibacterial fabric, this lining is odor-free, removeable, and washable. The HJC IS-33 Helmet is a great option if you’re looking for a premium open face helmet with great amenities. You can check out the HJC IS-33 Helmet, other HJC helmet models, and our broad selection of various motorcycle helmet brands on our website:!

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New Scorpion VX-34 Helmet Review

Scorpion VX-34 Trix Helmet

For years Scorpion’s VX-34 lineup of off-road helmets has been known its superior quality and innovative designs.  New for fall 2012, the Scorpion VX-34 Demented and Scorpion VX-34 Trix Helmets bring a fresh new look to an already great collection of helmets.
Both the VX-34 Demented and VX-34 Trix Helmet use the same DOT approved premium polycarbonate shell for construction.  For added protection, these helmets also have a special EPS liner underneath the poly outershell.  The EPS liner is designed to absorb the force of impact in the event of a crash, reducing the chance of a blackout.  The VX34 helmets‘ outershell is not only designed for protection, but for performance as well.  Both the Demented and Trix helmets are designed and tuned to be as aerodynamic as possible.  The major difference between the VX-34 Demented and VX34 Trix Helmet is the graphic design and color scheme used on each helmet.  The VX-34 Demented helmet uses a fun pink, blue, and green retro design, and comes in black or white.  On the other hand, the  VX-34 Trix Helmet only comes in white and uses a black, orange, and blue paint splatter graphic design.
Both VX-34 helmets have several convenient features that set them apart from the basic off-road helmet.  These include a changeable mouthvent that can be taken on and off without a tool, a removable and washable KwickWick2 Liner set, and  replaceable mud guard.  Air inflatable cheekpads, with an air pump, and a cooling ventilation system is also included for added comfort.  Both the Scorpion VX-34 Demented and Scorpion VX-34 Trix Helmet carry on Scorpion’s philosophy of making the highest quality and coolest off-road helmets around.  Take a look at the Scorpion VX34 Demented and Scorpion VX-34 Trix Helmet, as well as other ATV helmets on our website:!

Scorpion VX-34 Demented Helmet

Arai Vector 2 Giugliano Helmet Review

With the original Vector full-face helmet Arai listened to needs of riders who wanted a high-quality helmet, without all the pricey bells and whistles.  With its affordable price and outstanding quality, the original Vector Helmet from Arai was hugely successful upon its release.  New for 2012, the Arai Vector 2 Giugliano Helmet picks up where its predecessor left off.  The new version of the Vector 2 Helmet adds new features to improve overall safety and convenience.  This particular model of Arai Vector 2 Helmet features the unique graphic design of Italian Racer Davide Giugliano.
The exterior shell of the Vector 2 Giugliano Helmet is hand-made and built with the same quality of the more expensive helmets from Arai.  The shell is constructed of DOT approved Complex Laminate to give it strength, flexibility, and a low weight.  Like all Arai helmets, The Vector 2 helmet incorporates Arai’s organic shell design philosophy to make it fit more closely to the shape of the human head.    To further enhance shell strength, Arai has added an outward-flaring Hyper-Ridge around the bottom of the helmet.  The outward-flaring Hyper-Ridge also creates a wider opening on the bottom of the helmet, allowing it to be taken on and off easily.  One important improvement over the original Vector helmet is the larger eyeport.  The  larger eyeport gives riders better viewing for increased safety, and a greater feeling of openness for increased riding pleasure.  The graphics package on the exterior of the Arai Vector 2 Giugliano Helmet uses a flamboyant design in the colors of the Italian national flag (green, white, and red).
One of the biggest areas of improvement of the Arai Vector 2 Giugliano Helmet over its predecessor is ventilation.  The Vector 2 Giugliano Helmet has a new ACF-2 intake vent on the front of the helmet, designed to bring in a ton of air.  The ACF-2 vent has a sliding door mechanism that can be used to adjust the amount of air that comes into the helmet.  For even more inflow, an extra vent exist on the chin of the Vector 2.  To efficiently remove stale hot air from inside the helmet, the Vector 2 also has new ACR-2 exhaust vents on the rear of the helmet.  These large vents double as wings and have special inlets designed to accelerate the airflow over the exhaust vent holes.  In addition to new vents on the front and rear of the helmet, the Vector 2 Giugliano Helmet feature new larger vents on the side as well.
Unlike the original Vector Helmet, the interior liner of the Vector 2 Helmet is fully removable.  This plush interior liner includes full-perimeter crown padding for extra comfort, as well as removable cheekpads.  The 5mm peel away cheek pad system allows for you to have the option of a thinner cheek pad set, without having to go out and buy an optional cheek pad set.  The Vector 2 also has a 5mm peel away system for the temple pads.  Vector 2 Giugliano Helmets also feature Arai’s multi-density EPS liner.  The EPS liner system uses up to five different densities molded into one singe piece to create mutual support between the cells during impact.  If one cell is crushed under impact, its neighboring cells will jump in and assist with absorbing energy.  This EPS liner system is unique to Arai and will not be found in any other helmets on the market.  With its unmatched quality, superior comfort, and advanced safety features, the Arai Vector 2 Giugliano Helmet is the perfect choice for the serious rider on a budget.  Check out this and other motorcycle helmet options on our website:!

Shoei RF-1100 Helmet and New Graphics

The Shoei RF-1100 Helmet has been a popular choice for many riders. With its advanced aerodynamic design, and high performance ventilation system, this helmet has several premium features that make it a top-notch, full face helmet. Shoei has just released several new graphic options for the RF-1100 that are sure to catch your eye:


-Shoei RF-1100 Chroma (green) Helmet
-Shoei RF-1100 Elektro Helmet
-Shoei RF-1100 Glacier Helmet
-Shoei RF-1100 Merciless Helmet

-Shoei RF-1100 Diabolic Feud Helmet
-Shoei RF-1100 Rollin’ Helmet
-Shoei RF-1100 Transmission Helmet

Shoei RF-1100 Chroma: The Chroma has already been available in several other colors, including: yellow, white, red, and blue. Shoei has now added green to this colorful line up.

Shoei RF-1100 Elektro:  The Elektro has a futuristic graphic that creates an overall unique look. The Elektro is only available in black.

Shoei RF-1100 Glacier: The Glacier has a simple design with a matte finish that is accented by a hi-viz yellow racing stripe.

Shoei RF-1100 Merciless: The Merciless Helmet has a tough graphic featuring a skull and cross bones and extended wings. The helmet has a matte finish, and is available in Black only.

Shoei RF-1100 Diabolic Feud: The Diabolic Feud helmet features a large embellished cross on either side, and small skull on the rear of the helmet. The Diabolic Feud is available in either black or white.

Shoei RF-1100 Rollin’: The Rollin’ Helmet has a black matte finish with a center, white racing stripe with race flag-checkered trim.

Shoei RF-1100 Transmission: The Transmission is available in either red, black, or blue. These helmets feature a retro striped graphic.

For a more in-depth review concerning the features of the RF-1100, check out our blog: You can also take a look at our website: to see previous RF-1100 graphics; as well as our wide selction of various other motorcycle helmet brands and models.