Today I went out and bought a new helmet for myself. This time around I decided to go with Scorpion and got their brand new EXO 1100 Blue Street Demon helmet. It’s not as artistic as my current helmet which is a Shark Duhamel Replica with a huge red dragon on it. I decided to get a new helmet for myself because there is this annoying whistling sound in my helmet that I can hear over my music when I hit over 60mph on the highway. My wife also owns a a scorpion helmet and she’s very satisfied with hers so I thought I would give it a shot.
This helmet is pretty freaking sweet because it has an inner visor that I can lower or raise using a lever on the side of the helmet like built in sunglasses. This means I won’t have to buy another face shield for my helmet. I might get a darker inner visor but we’ll see how I like this one for now. I got the helmet in blue because it was different from all the other colors I have when riding except for my jeans. The graphics aren’t as stunning as the Shark helmet but it was about half the price of my Shark helmet so I think that’s a small thing to sacrifice. Besides, I ride a lime green bike, wear black gloves, and a black and white jacket, I figure why not add more color so that my wardrobe looks as uncoordinated as possible. I like the outer visor a lot because unlike my Shark helmet, it’s easier to raise the visor with just one hand and it has notches in the mechanism so I can raise it to different levels to let in air while I’m waiting at pesky traffic lights.
I went to Rick Case Power Sports here in South Florida to get the helmet because I had a 20% off coupon and I had a gift card from work that I could use to lower my own investment in the helmet. Unfortunately they don’t have my size in stock so I had to order it. I think the only thing that I have to get now is some helmet speakers like I have now. I don’t like using ear buds when riding around and they are also not legal in Florida. I can’t wait for Friday because that’s when I can go and get my new helmet! I’m not going to trash my old one, I’ll keep it because it will always be my first ever helmet but I probably won’t use it for every day riding anymore.