I'm looking for a quiet helmet - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Rider's Gear Discuss protective riding gear

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
rleblanc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Laval, Quebec
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I'm looking for a quiet helmet

Hi Any suggestion on a quiet helmet. Mine is so noisy that I need to wear earplugs at all time.

Riding season is about to start in few months and it is my very next pruchase.

need some recommandations

thanks
rleblanc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:39 AM
Member
 
dxhFZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 379
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Haven't had alot of helmets tbh, but my HJC IS-16 is ALOT quieter than my old Vega was... i hear schuberth makes the quietest but they're also the best at leaving your wallet empty from what i saw

Bikes:
65cc Benelli Dynamo
Yamaha ttr-125
Kawasaki KX-125
Yamaha Yz426-f (current)
2010 Kawasaki Versys! (very current and loving it!)
dxhFZ is offline  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Deep South UK
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Arai is pretty good - mine can sit all day in the corner of the room and not say a word......!
zedseven50 is offline  
 
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:52 AM
Member
 
stlee29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bukit Mertajam,Penang,Malaysia
Posts: 3,187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
BMW riders mentioned BMW Evo/System 5 helmets are quiet but I think it's not sold in the States.

Schuberth C3 is rated high as quiet.
http://www.schuberthnorthamerica.com...rcycle/c3.html

Would say everyone would experience differently as our different height/head shapes etc. Recommend a good set of ear plug to isolate the noise. Cheers!

My V Blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ride safe,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
stlee29 is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 07:08 AM
Member
 
Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
Posts: 1,788
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Here are two things to consider regarding helmet noise:

1. Where the windblast hits your helmet greatly affects noise. Adjusting your windshield can make a significant difference.

2. Earplugs go a long way to reducing fatigue...maybe what you need is some earplugs that fit comfortably so you don't mind wearing them.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[SIZE="1"]Ride. Good.


2003 ST1300ABS
2008 Versys
IBA 59868
Bones is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 07:11 AM
Member
 
Ivan V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Balkan
Posts: 859
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I don't think there is such thing as quiet helmet.
Better designed and luxurious helmets will seal better and fit better.

I use Schuberth S1 witch is considered one of the quieter helmets but there is nothing quiet about it at +120km/h.
I use foam earplugs all the time. Did you try custom made ones? They fit better and are easier to put in and out.

If you want the best seal, your best choice is integral helmet with least openings/vents. Chin piece also helps. Some brands have it as standard and some offer it as an accessory.

If you like Schuberth helmets, there is a new model (succeeding the S1) coming out in a few weeks. Either it will be significantly better or you'll find the old model at discount price.

Cheers.
Ivan V is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 08:35 AM
Member
 
twowheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 3,345
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by rleblanc View Post
Hi Any suggestion on a quiet helmet. Mine is so noisy that I need to wear earplugs at all time.

Riding season is about to start in few months and it is my very next pruchase.

need some recommandations

thanks
I've found the better a helmet vents the noisier it is. That said you may also need to adjust your visor so it does not leak air and install a chin skirt on your helmet. I always wear ear plugs on the highway anyway as there is no way around this. If you have a Scorpion 400 or 700 they make an optional $8 chin skirt that makes them a lot quieter. IMO helmet fit and weight are a lot more important comfort issues.


http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...lmet-noise.htm

Last edited by twowheels; 02-01-2012 at 08:43 AM.
twowheels is offline  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 10:23 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Shoei Qwest could be another option.
ultra is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 10:23 AM
Member
 
Baron650's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 943
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, nothing wrong with upgrading the lid, but earplugs that work for you are sure worth having. Besides, the quietest helmet will not make the "buzz" go away!
Baron650 is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 10:26 AM
Member
 
Baron650's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 943
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ultra View Post
Shoei Qwest could be another option.
I've also heard that Qwest is good.
Baron650 is offline  
post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 10:40 AM
Member
 
weljo2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Norwalk CA
Posts: 15,556
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Garage
You might find this handy. They also have reviews on the helmets as far as fit quietness,etc,ctc..http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle-helmet-guide

2009 Blue Versys.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Farkles...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Video Channel
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Photos...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I'm not a Gynecologist. "But I'll Take A Look"

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth...
Mike Tyson

"Ya'll can go to hell, I'm goin' to Texas!"...Davey Crockett
weljo2001 is offline  
post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 11:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
For me the Shoei TZ-R has been very quiet compared to the other lids I've tried.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/tz-r/ Webbiker world reviewed it and also rated it very quiet. Mind you none of that matters if the fit isn't right.
splitmind is offline  
post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 10:30 AM
Member
 
Pretbek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I have a Shoei RF1000 that is pretty quiet (I always wear ear plugs too).

Several people that have switched from an RF1000 to the newer RF1100 have commented that it vents better and is even more quiet than the RF1000.
Pretbek is offline  
post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 10:35 AM
Member
 
Spackler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central PA, USA
Posts: 257
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I use the Shoei Qwest. It's fairly quiet, but I still ride with earplugs.
Spackler is offline  
post #15 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 09:26 PM
Member
 
twowheeladdict's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4,256
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Garage
If you wear a neck gaiter and a balaclava just about any helmet becomes pretty quiet. That tells me that most of the noise comes from the bottom of the helmet.

Webbikeworld has some good reviews. I'll take some noise and the airflow of the Bell Star over being hot and quiet.
twowheeladdict is offline  
post #16 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 09:16 AM
Member
 
BLACK DOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: frankfort, illinois
Posts: 1,442
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
I didn't know that I had a "noisy" helmet until I got on a naked bike.
I spent the last 20+ years behind a windjammer fairing basicly sitting in a dead air space. (79 kz650 & 79 gl1000)

steve
BLACK DOG is offline  
post #17 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 09:39 AM
Super Moderator
 
kiwi 41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 44.24'S 171.15'E Timaru, NewZealand
Posts: 8,619
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to kiwi 41
What can quiet down wind/road noise is a good ipod with some good sounds thumping through your brain but its effect on me is an increase in speed

Last edited by kiwi 41; 02-03-2012 at 10:00 AM.
kiwi 41 is offline  
post #18 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 09:56 AM
Member
 
BLACK DOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: frankfort, illinois
Posts: 1,442
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
when I got the wing the first thing to go was the radio
tried riding with the Ipod and that only lasted about 10 minutes
the ONLY place I don't have music is on the bike
for some reason I feel isolated from my surroundings
no passengers, no music, just want to ride

steve
BLACK DOG is offline  
post #19 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 10:04 AM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,533
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BLACK DOG View Post
when I got the wing the first thing to go was the radio
tried riding with the Ipod and that only lasted about 10 minutes
the ONLY place I don't have music is on the bike
for some reason I feel isolated from my surroundings
no passengers, no music, just want to ride

steve
I'm with Steve - doesn't anyone else just sing into their helmet as they ride along?

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #20 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Member
 
ZaethDekar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Stevenson, WA
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Send a message via MSN to ZaethDekar
I just enjoy the sound of the bike while riding
ZaethDekar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome