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I came across couple of guys riding yamaha Road Star and V-Star while riding back home after work. I use to ride a V-Star 1100 (which suddenly took fire while riding, was a regulator issue, reason for my nickname). I bought the versys with insurance money and I must tell I have no regrets at all. The only thing I miss is an open face helmet when temperature is very hot.

Anyone riding one of those helmets? And which brand?
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I've been using an HJC IS 33, and relay like it. It has a full face shield and an integrated sunshade, but it has no chin bar so the ventilation and view are spectacular.

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First impression: looks pretty good! Can you ride on the highway with open shield?
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I've been using an HJC IS 33, and relay like it. It has a full face shield and an integrated sunshade, but it has no chin bar so the ventilation and view are spectacular.
The ventilation I am sure is very nice. But how can the view be that much better? I can barely see my chin bar on my helmets.

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I wear a full face too and while I like the added protection, I do notice my view is slightly more restricted. When I do a quick head check to the rear before a lane change, I can see much more of the traffic behind me with the 3/4 face helmet. My full face also has a very nice field of view when looking forward, checking peripheral view, or glancing down at the gauges. I just notice a difference in visibility in regard to head checks.

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I just realized that my field of view issues would probably be different from the rest of you. I have clip on bars on my streetfighter versys. I have much more forward lean so, when I look back to check for traffic in the other lane, I look out of a much lower portion of my visor. I guess it may be a null issue for a upright stock versys rider.

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I frequently wear a ZR half helmet with glasses when it's HOT and I'm riding in town. Model is ZRP-2M. Any time I am heading down the interstate, I put on a full face (as long as I am moving, I'm never bothered by the heat).
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I wear hjc 33 also, but the older one with no shade. Works fine and I can ride with the shield up, but I've been hit in the face with a bee twice doing that! It is a little noisy in the air with the stock shield. Mine is older though so the shield doesn't seem to seal good on the sides anymore.
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Why limit your options.

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Or for much less money
http://www.zoxhelmets.com/86-53461_en.html


I can vouch for the quality; it's what I ride with now. It replaced my IS-33.

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I have 3 HJC helmets, 1 half and 1 3/4 and 1 flip-up. All have removable liners for cleaning (washing machine) and are vented.

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I was/am totally against open face helmets, but with the high temps we've had this summer, I have been wearing a Bell Mag 8.....I like it because it's much cooler than a full face, I know it has much less protection tham my Arai that I usually wear......

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consider one of the modulars which can be full face OR open face, very few modualrs are designed to be ridden witht he front 'flip up' it open, shark Evolien will, the EX-900 has an exchangeable front face palte which can be either modular/flup up OR open face.
IIRC thats the Shark Evoline, Scorpian EX-900

the Evoline series one is a noisy helmet.. the newer versions may be better
the scorpian may be a bit too flimsy

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consider one of the modulars which can be full face OR open face, very few modualrs are designed to be ridden witht he front 'flip up' it open, shark Evolien will, the EX-900 has an exchangeable front face palte which can be either modular/flup up OR open face.
IIRC thats the Shark Evoline, Scorpian EX-900

the Evoline series one is a noisy helmet.. the newer versions may be better
the scorpian may be a bit too flimsy
On the Scorpion EXO-900 which i have it is a extremly quiet helmet well padded has a airpump to inflate around the cheek and neck area which i never use it is a very snug fitting helmet in the first place i have a givi windshield and ride over 60 mph with face flipped up and the inner sun shield flipped down. the helmet is alittle heavy at first but is well built

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