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Hello everybody
I currently use an open face helmet and am considering changing to a modular flip up. I have narrowed the choices to BELL SRT MODULAR or a SHARK EVO ES. Does anyone use these helmets? If you have other suggestions, please comment. My budget is around $500AUD
Thank you
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I use the Shark Evo Gt. Isn't the Es the previous generation?

I imported mine from chromeburner (see link). Way cheaper than buying in melbourne. I already knew the size as I had a few previous sharks. Suggest you try a shark on locally and then import it.

Also the optional bluetooth system is great for nav etc, it installs very neatly

https://www.chromeburner.com/au/en/shark-evo-gt-encke-mat-anthracite-yellow-black-full-face-helmet

https://www.chromeburner.com/au/en/shark-sharktooth-prime-communication-kit
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I have a shark evo modular helmet and think it is great. to be honest I usually use it as a 3/4 helmet but have been very happy with it. I ordered it from revzilla and even though I thought I knew the right size I did not and they replaced it with the correct size with no issues. I would have bought it at a local store but no one had them. They are really designed to be worn as a 3/4 or full face helmet, as the chin pieces goes to the rear of the helmet so no wind resistance, most modulars do not really do that correctly. Some people have said they are heavy but I have not found that to be an issue, at least for me. Just my opinion.
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I know it's not on your list but I use a Nolan N702GT modular after I enjoyed owning the N44. I liked the Nolan's wide visor opening.

Anyway the 702 has been complete rubbish. I highly recommend you don't consider it should you come across it, and I'll now take a look at the Shark as a replacement.
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I know it's not on your list but I use a Nolan N702GT modular after I enjoyed owning the N44. I liked the Nolan's wide visor opening.
I am also a big fan of the chin bar Nolans (N43e, N44, N40). If that is what you like, why don't you get another rather than a heavier and bulkier modular?
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I have always been a fan/user of Modular Flip Front Helmets.

I just bough a new one for this season - Sedici Sisema 11. I really
have to try one on locally to get the correct fit. Mine does not
have all the communications gear - so it was only $259.95.

If you google Cycle Gear, they have most helmets available online.

Bob Copeland
Again, my helmet does not have all the comm stuff.
Again, my helmet does not have all the comm stuff.
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For field of vision, light weight & hot weather comfort
Behind tall windshield any glasses or goggles provide enough eye protection
I wear bifocal safety glasses [readers] so I can read the dash
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readyone wrote:
I know it's not on your list but I use a Nolan N702GT modular after I enjoyed owning the N44. I liked the Nolan's wide visor opening.

Anyway the 702 has been complete rubbish. I highly recommend you don't consider it should you come across it, and I'll now take a look at the Shark as a replacement.
Why do you thing the n70 (US model) is rubbish? I haven't had any issues with mine.
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Why do you thing the n70 (US model) is rubbish? I haven't had any issues with mine.
It's enormous for starters, much larger than the N44. All the small pieces of plastic trim covering the vents at the top and rear have fallen off, and one of the visor mounts keeps detaching from the side of the helmet, even though it's not broken.
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It's enormous for starters, much larger than the N44. All the small pieces of plastic trim covering the vents at the top and rear have fallen off, and one of the visor mounts keeps detaching from the side of the helmet, even though it's not broken.
Interesting, it doesn't seem larger than the n44 in the garage near it and I've had nothing fall off on the one I bought a few years ago and rode the cannonball with nor the one I just bought to replace it for the 2023 cannonball. I did have an issue with a n20 with one side of the face shield wanting to pop loose but that was after it dropped. It is now retired to my Vespa display as I really bought it for the graphics and they weren't damaged.
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Got myself a Shark Evo-One2 recently, to replace my very old Shoei Multitec.

Both XS - whilst the Shoei has more room internally (Shark has a tighter fit), the Shark comes out a bit wider externally.

Loving the Shark so far - at 60mph on my naked bike, it's more stable and doesn't try to lift off my head.

Visibility - night and day difference, with the Shark providing a nice wide viewing angle despite having a pinlock anti-fog screen fitted. Internal sun visor is great - no longer need to put sunglasses on underneath.

Noise - the Shoei has a lot of very low pitched noise (ear plugs can only do so much). Shark has far less low pitched noise, and instead has high pitch wind noise which is easier for ear plugs to attenuate.

The Shark is quite an airy helmet around the face/eyes - not tried the chin curtain yet, which will probably reduce that.

Quite pleased over all - and being an XS wearer, there are always clearance deals as it's not a common size that sells quickly. Got it for £150.
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