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  • Re: Helmets

    What's the best helmet under ₹5k ? please help me.

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    • Re: Helmets

      Originally posted by mayurthemad View Post
      What's the best helmet under ₹5k ? please help me.
      Check spartan pro gear website, there are many helmets available in your budget and all of them are good
      Peace

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      • Re: Helmets

        Originally posted by mayurthemad View Post
        What's the best helmet under ₹5k ? please help me.
        Shiro SH881, SMK Force, twister, MT Mugello


        SMK spares are cheap, easy to find, comes with free pinlock 30.

        MT has double D ring closure, no free Pinlock, it costs ₹1750 to buy one, priciest spares.

        I would pick Shiro out of these - Free pinlock 30, lightweight (1370 grams), and has better visor quality than SMK, well priced spares.

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        • MT Thunder 3 SV Quick Review

          Long time no post. So I was looking to buy a daily use/touring full-face helmet within the Rs.7000 price point. Multiple weeks of research later, I zeroed in on the MT Thunder 3 SV. Did search on xBhp initially before purchasing for a review/overview but couldn't find any. Now that I have purchased it, thought I should put up one. So here it is.

          Why the Thunder 3 SV?

          4 Stars sharp rating which pretty much makes it worthy enough to buy just for that attribute.

          Despite weighing 1500g, it felt surprisingly light on the head. I am used to wearing a much lighter Xlite X-802 and an HJC FG-17 for more than 2 years now but still didn't feel any discomfort.

          Comes with an internal sun visor. This also happens to be the first lid I brought which has one. I was always of the apparition that the presence of the sunvisor compromises on safety but 4 stars here which is as much as my non-sun visor equipped FG-17

          The graphics goddamn! MT does have some pretty out-there colour schemes but this matte black "Board" graphic really appealed to the Engineering nerd inside me. It depicts a drawing board conceptualizing the helmet's design elements. It certainly gives my more expensive helmets a run for the money in the appearance department.

          Onward to the review. Spartan ProGear's showroom in Anna Salai, Chennai didn't have this in stock and they also mentioned that all the D-ring models in this range are going to be replaced with micrometric systems soon. So rushed home, logged into their website which luckily had it in stock in size S with the D-ring straps. I did check out the correct size in the showroom and it fit perfectly to my 56cm forehead circumference.

          Ordered it on the 30th of July around 12 am and the helmet was delivered to me on the evening of 1st August. Prompt and timely delivery by SPG.

          First let's talk about the packing. SPG did a wonderful job with it and I am sure you'd have to be really really unlucky to receive a damaged product with this kind of setup.

          Received the package like this from Blue Dart. The small blemish in the middle got me slightly worried but I would figure this was a non issue later on.

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          Open her up and out comes another box with the MT branding that contains the helmet.

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          Open the MT box and you are greeted to a comforting sight of multiple layers of bubble wrap.

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          Standard issue cloth carry bag.

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          Out comes the beatuy!

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          No chemical anti-fog coating. The Thunder 3 SV comes with a pinlock system like almost all other MT helmets sold in India. Pinlock insert needs to be purchased separately.

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          Although its aimed at Sport-touring, the shape profile is decently aggressive especially at the rear.

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          Two inlet vents, one over the chin and on the top of your head. Simple two position toggle operation for fully open or fully closed. Observed a very minor defect on the chin vent which is slightly loose and doesn't seem to be shutting the vent completely in closed position. Hope it lasts the test of time.

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          Strangely, the rear passive vent also has an open and close mechanism. This feature is also present on the MT Revenge series.

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          DOT/ECE approved with the certification stickers under the base coat.

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          Visor has a three position operation. The first defogging detent seems a bit too much and kind of makes the much smaller second detent almost pointless. Then again I don't work in their R&D department so they must have had some reason for doing that. Third detent brings you to the fully opened position. Tried to remove the visor using the quick release system but it simply did not budge. Didn't want to risk breaking the mechanism so stopped trying to yank it out after a point. The small level under the visor release lock actuates the internal sun visor

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          Sun visor mechanism is smooth and easy to use on the go.

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          Inner lining is removable and washable as you'd expect and is decently plush for a helmet in this price range. Nowhere close to the HJC but again that's more than twice as expensive as this. Comfort over long rides remains to be seen.

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          One with the family. Feels good to see where I've come to from those initial fake LS2 days

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          Coming to the final part, the expenditure. It costs Rs.6250 with free shipping (which SPG offers for all addresses across India). Considering the price, this is indeed quite a lot of helmet for what you pay. Frankly speaking the fact that it's a Sharp 4-Star rated lid should itself seal the deal and the presence of that sun visor vastly expands its touring potential as well. Will be putting it to use almost daily starting tomorrow so hope it does its duty valiantly.
          Last edited by <F.I>; 08-02-2019, 03:17 AM.
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          • Re: MT Thunder 3 SV Quick Review

            Originally posted by ;1378393
            Long time no post. So I was looking to buy a daily use/touring full-face helmet within the Rs.7000 price point. Multiple weeks of research later, I zeroed in on the MT Thunder 3 SV. Did search on xBhp initially before purchasing for a review/overview but couldn't find any. Now that I have purchased it, thought I should put up one. So here it is.

            Why the Thunder 3 SV?

            4 Stars sharp rating which pretty much makes it worthy enough to buy just for that attribute.

            Despite weighing 1500g, it felt surprisingly light on the head. I am used to wearing a much lighter Xlite X-802 and an HJC FG-17 for more than 2 years now but still didn't feel any discomfort.

            Comes with an internal sun visor. This also happens to be the first lid I brought which has one. I was always of the apparition that the presence of the sunvisor compromises on safety but 4 stars here which is as much as my non-sun visor equipped FG-17

            The graphics goddamn! MT does have some pretty out-there colour schemes but this matte black "Board" graphic really appealed to the Engineering nerd inside me. It depicts a drawing board conceptualizing the helmet's design elements. It certainly gives my more expensive helmets a run for the money in the appearance department.

            Onward to the review. Spartan ProGear's showroom in Anna Salai, Chennai didn't have this in stock and they also mentioned that all the D-ring models in this range are going to be replaced with micrometric systems soon. So rushed home, logged into their website which luckily had it in stock in size S with the D-ring straps. I did check out the correct size in the showroom and it fit perfectly to my 56cm forehead circumference.

            Ordered it on the 30th of July around 12 am and the helmet was delivered to me on the evening of 1st August. Prompt and timely delivery by SPG.

            First let's talk about the packing. SPG did a wonderful job with it and I am sure you'd have to be really really unlucky to receive a damaged product with this kind of setup.

            Received the package like this from Blue Dart. The small blemish in the middle got me slightly worried but I would figure this was a non issue later on.

            [ATTACH]250764[/ATTACH]

            Open her up and out comes another box with the MT branding that contains the helmet.

            [ATTACH]250765[/ATTACH]

            Open the MT box and you are greeted to a comforting sight of multiple layers of bubble wrap.

            [ATTACH]250766[/ATTACH]

            Standard issue cloth carry bag.

            [ATTACH]250767[/ATTACH]

            Out comes the beatuy!

            [ATTACH]250768[/ATTACH]

            No chemical anti-fog coating. The Thunder 3 SV comes with a pinlock system like almost all other MT helmets sold in India. Pinlock insert needs to be purchased separately.

            [ATTACH]250769[/ATTACH]

            Although its aimed at Sport-touring, the shape profile is decently aggressive especially at the rear.

            [ATTACH]250770[/ATTACH]

            Two inlet vents, one over the chin and on the top of your head. Simple two position toggle operation for fully open or fully closed. Observed a very minor defect on the chin vent which is slightly loose and doesn't seem to be shutting the vent completely in closed position. Hope it lasts the test of time.

            [ATTACH]250771[/ATTACH]

            Strangely, the rear passive vent also has an open and close mechanism. This feature is also present on the MT Revenge series.

            [ATTACH]250772[/ATTACH]

            DOT/ECE approved with the certification stickers under the base coat.

            [ATTACH]250773[/ATTACH]

            Visor has a three position operation. The first defogging detent seems a bit too much and kind of makes the much smaller second detent almost pointless. Then again I don't work in their R&D department so they must have had some reason for doing that. Third detent brings you to the fully opened position. Tried to remove the visor using the quick release system but it simply did not budge. Didn't want to risk breaking the mechanism so stopped trying to yank it out after a point. The small level under the visor release lock actuates the internal sun visor

            [ATTACH]250774[/ATTACH]

            Sun visor mechanism is smooth and easy to use on the go.

            [ATTACH]250775[/ATTACH]

            Inner lining is removable and washable as you'd expect and is decently plush for a helmet in this price range. Nowhere close to the HJC but again that's more than twice as expensive as this. Comfort over long rides remains to be seen.

            [ATTACH]250776[/ATTACH]

            One with the family. Feels good to see where I've come to from those initial fake LS2 days

            [ATTACH]250777[/ATTACH]

            Coming to the final part, the expenditure. It costs Rs.6250 with free shipping (which SPG offers for all addresses across India). Considering the price, this is indeed quite a lot of helmet for what you pay. Frankly speaking the fact that it's a Sharp 4-Star rated lid should itself seal the deal and the presence of that sun visor vastly expands its touring potential as well. Will be putting it to use almost daily starting tomorrow so hope it does its duty valiantly.
            Great review buddy! I have the MT revenge helmet and personally love the helmet for the quality of inner linings.

            I have removed the visor few times for a proper cleaning and you'll need to be a bit careful and see when the red color lock releases the visor.

            The inner linings can also be removed easily to wash, but the chin curtain was an absolute pain to put back.

            I hate the visor adjustment levels too. The 1st one blocks my view as the visor has a small bump due to the pinlock facility. I'm comparing this to my SOL Alpha SF5 where the visor has 5 levels and is a full unit and hence provides much better views.

            The much older posts of MT matt helmets have complained that the color faded away after few months. Do keep us posted if they have now fixed it somehow.
            Wind in my hair.... and I'm semi bald...

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            • Re: Helmets

              I am currently using 3 years old SPG Kranos Hornet helmet and its internal padding is showing its age. Kranos had served me well but i was always unhappy about the wind noise above 80kph. (these were noisier than my el cheapo Vega helmet. So noisy that i can't even hear a car honking directly behind me when travelling at 80-100kph.

              Please suggest a lid that fulfills below mentioned requirements:

              Must have:
              Budget: 6.5k is sweet spot. can increase a bit if i am getting something that's worth spending extra.
              Wind noise should be low as possible. Don't wish to use earplugs.
              Safety as always. SHARP SNELL whatever safest helmet i can get in this budget.

              Desirable:
              Internal sun shade/goggles visor.
              There is no destination, I just want to keep riding.

              Honda CBR 650F / CBR 250R ABS Repsol (Sold) / Yamaha FZ-S

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              • Re: Helmets

                Helmet buying confusion

                MT Revenge or SMK Twister

                My Budget fits the SMK but I kind of liked the Revenge for its light weight

                How bad is the wind noise in the SMK? is wind noise lesser with the Revenge or almost same?

                Please provide inputs and thanks in advance.

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                • Re: Helmets

                  I have the Revenge and there is winf noise above 80-100 kmph. I generally use headphones (not connected to the phone) to help reduce the noise. Generally speaking, I'm not sure if there's any helmet which will give you little to no wind noise.

                  Also, how much does the twister cost? I'm not sure if revenge and twister are in the same price range.

                  Originally posted by thegeneboy View Post
                  Helmet buying confusion

                  MT Revenge or SMK Twister

                  My Budget fits the SMK but I kind of liked the Revenge for its light weight

                  How bad is the wind noise in the SMK? is wind noise lesser with the Revenge or almost same?

                  Please provide inputs and thanks in advance.
                  Wind in my hair.... and I'm semi bald...

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                  • Re: Helmets

                    Originally posted by sanjeet286 View Post
                    I have the Revenge and there is winf noise above 80-100 kmph. I generally use headphones (not connected to the phone) to help reduce the noise. Generally speaking, I'm not sure if there's any helmet which will give you little to no wind noise.

                    Also, how much does the twister cost? I'm not sure if revenge and twister are in the same price range.
                    SMK twister - 4300/-
                    MT Revent - 7475/-

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                    • Re: Helmets

                      Originally posted by hgps View Post
                      I am currently using 3 years old SPG Kranos Hornet helmet and its internal padding is showing its age. Kranos had served me well but i was always unhappy about the wind noise above 80kph. (these were noisier than my el cheapo Vega helmet. So noisy that i can't even hear a car honking directly behind me when travelling at 80-100kph.

                      Please suggest a lid that fulfills below mentioned requirements:

                      Must have:
                      Budget: 6.5k is sweet spot. can increase a bit if i am getting something that's worth spending extra.
                      Wind noise should be low as possible. Don't wish to use earplugs.
                      Safety as always. SHARP SNELL whatever safest helmet i can get in this budget.

                      Desirable:
                      Internal sun shade/goggles visor.
                      Get a HJC CLl17 for 9k, only SNELL rated helmet in that budget if I remember correctly.

                      Ps Sharp and Snell are just region specific tests, while they are helpful, they should not be factored as a major part while buying a helmet. They can also be cheated and are never full proof.

                      Also, helmets with inner sun visor are not safe and never pass SNELL testing.

                      Goodluck.

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                      • Re: Helmets

                        Originally posted by sanjeet286 View Post
                        I have the Revenge and there is winf noise above 80-100 kmph. I generally use headphones (not connected to the phone) to help reduce the noise. Generally speaking, I'm not sure if there's any helmet which will give you little to no wind noise.

                        Also, how much does the twister cost? I'm not sure if revenge and twister are in the same price range.
                        Hey Sanjeet a fellow MT Revenge User here. I had a few queries, I have a MT Revenge Bioride which is more than a year old, when i ordered the product i was in touch with spg about getting the perfect helmet size as i was buying an helmet ONLINE for the first time. The helmet arrived it was a perfect snug fit. When riding with helmet on i didnt face a single problem but the problem is when i am at a standstill for more than 15-20 mins, i start get a tingly feels near my ear and later they start paining. I thought that i might not be accustomed to the helmet but after using the helmet for more than a year it is the same. Do you have faced similar problem. If so do you have a solution.
                        PS- I wear spectacles.

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                        • Re: Helmets

                          That's a big price difference :-) . I think the Revenge has the highest safety ratings and I love it (except for the 3 level visor adjustments). And I'm not sure if there's any place that'll allow you to try them on a ride before purchasing.

                          Else, go for either and just use cotton in your ears to reduce the wind noise (jugaad).
                          Originally posted by thegeneboy View Post
                          SMK twister - 4300/-
                          MT Revent - 7475/-
                          Wind in my hair.... and I'm semi bald...

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                          • Re: Helmets

                            Originally posted by V 12 View Post
                            the problem is when i am at a standstill for more than 15-20 mins, i start get a tingly feels near my ear and later they start paining. I thought that i might not be accustomed to the helmet but after using the helmet for more than a year it is the same. Do you have faced similar problem. If so do you have a solution.
                            PS- I wear spectacles.
                            Hello V12, The only problem I faced is with wearing the helmet for about 45mins+ and the top corner of my head hurts, though I think it's because of the shape of my head. None faced with ears.

                            Have you cleaned the inner linings after you have picked the helmet? If you have been using it very regularly, it could be small bugs or insects causing the trouble if the linings are sweaty or dirty.

                            Else, do you wear thick framed specs or changed specs recently? If the tingly feeling is above your ears, then it could be that the specs haven't settled in the helmet properly and hence is pushing into your head and hence the uncomfortable feeling.

                            If above aren't the causes, then incase you face the same issue again while wearing the helmet, remove your specs, adjust the helmet while moving it left right down up and see if you feel it sitting well on one position and try keeping it there. I wear specs too and this helps most of the time.
                            Wind in my hair.... and I'm semi bald...

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                            • Re: Helmets

                              Originally posted by V 12 View Post
                              Hey Sanjeet a fellow MT Revenge User here. I had a few queries, I have a MT Revenge Bioride which is more than a year old, when i ordered the product i was in touch with spg about getting the perfect helmet size as i was buying an helmet ONLINE for the first time. The helmet arrived it was a perfect snug fit. When riding with helmet on i didnt face a single problem but the problem is when i am at a standstill for more than 15-20 mins, i start get a tingly feels near my ear and later they start paining. I thought that i might not be accustomed to the helmet but after using the helmet for more than a year it is the same. Do you have faced similar problem. If so do you have a solution.
                              PS- I wear spectacles.
                              I have the same issue too. Even though the helmet fits me very well, the top of my ears fold down and start paining after 45 mins - 1 hour. If I reach in and straighten my ears, they start hurting coz there is not much space and they start pinching against the edges. The shape of the inner part of helmet is such that there is not much space for ears. I thought after 2 years, it would have gone away but not so. The only solution I have found is to remove the helmet once an hour while on long rides and massage the ears.
                              Btw, I wear spectacles too.
                              Any solution would be helpful since the helmet is very good, apart from high wind noise above 100 kmph

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                              • Re: Helmets

                                Originally posted by tripping_billie View Post
                                I have the same issue too. Even though the helmet fits me very well, the top of my ears fold down and start paining after 45 mins - 1 hour. If I reach in and straighten my ears, they start hurting coz there is not much space and they start pinching against the edges. The shape of the inner part of helmet is such that there is not much space for ears. I thought after 2 years, it would have gone away but not so. The only solution I have found is to remove the helmet once an hour while on long rides and massage the ears.
                                Btw, I wear spectacles too.
                                Any solution would be helpful since the helmet is very good, apart from high wind noise above 100 kmph
                                True that but i do not feel the pain while on long rides. It could be because my concentration is on riding. I wore a balaclava once and then the pain was just unbearable even while riding. Gotta look for a solution[emoji41].

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