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AKUMA Phantom II REVIEW - September 26, 2010, 07:22 PM

Well, got the Akuma Phantom II from RevZilla the other day and couldn't be happier so I wanted to write up a review.

Noise: Well this helmet was designed for racing so the noise levels are average. Also it makes a whistling noise if you're going under 50mph which I knew about prior to purchasing. Its not annoying however.

Aeros: Took it only up to about 100mph and the aeros were great. Also this helmet is very light and small in size which I believe helps a lot.

Weight: Light at SHIT! Much lighter than my Arai Vector and lighter than my AGV GP Tech. Under 3lbs. Feel light you're wearing a hat

Ventilation: Nothing special but did well in 90 degree weather compared to my Arais. AGV has better ventilation though.

Build Quality: The exterior looks amazing. The interior is subpar in my opinion for a helmet of this price range. It is definitely minimalistic and is desined for racing. Definitely not as soft and comfy as the Arai or AGV but at least you know what you're getting.

Visor: Probably the coolest thing about this helmet is the photochromatic lens and it works great. At night it was totally clear. When it was cloudy it got a little dark. When directly in the sun it gets really nice and dark. Just as advertised.

Fitment: Read a lot of reviews on fitment saying that this helmet runs a size smaller than most other helmets. My AGV and Arai Vectors are all Large so I ordered Large and took a chance. Perfect fit.

Price: Considering its ECE and DOT certified, full carbon fiber, light as hell, and comes with the cool visor $399 is very reasonable.
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September 26, 2010, 08:10 PM

Nice! Do they make photochromic shields for other brands?


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September 26, 2010, 10:00 PM

Not sure. I know Akuma also made a electrochromatic one in the past as well. I'm sure more manufacturers will start doing it. I was surprised at how well it worked though.


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September 27, 2010, 08:52 AM

Photochromatic shields will be made for other helmet makers. I thought at least one other helmet manufacturer was getting the photochromatic shield, not sure but BELL Star model comes to mind...

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