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EXO-500 - March 4, 2011, 11:10 AM

If you're in the market or will be soon, check out this helmet...

Probably the most bang for the buck for the features!

YouTube - Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet Review from SportbikeTrackGear.com


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March 4, 2011, 12:32 PM

Mite as well spend the extra cash and get the exo-1000


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March 4, 2011, 01:04 PM

do your research on the shell type of those (low model scorpions) helmets...


What do you value more? Life or Image?

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March 4, 2011, 01:09 PM

polycarbonate, and for a medium it is right on par with the Shoei RF1100, weight wise...

Feature rich wise, a TON more but not having one to do my own review, I cannot say more than what I stated above.

I'm very particular about gear and since I don't crash much I cannot give a safety review, only performance of features based on my experience.


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March 4, 2011, 01:21 PM

if they upgraded the EXO 500 shell to that of the 700/1000 series then good....

I know the 400 didn't have the kevlar in it like the high models. Most top end helmets have some kevlar in the shell....


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March 4, 2011, 01:31 PM

I always kind of like the inner sun shield option..


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if they upgraded the EXO 500 shell to that of the 700/1000 series then good....

I know the 400 didn't have the kevlar in it like the high models. Most top end helmets have some kevlar in the shell....
This appeals to those that can't afford the pricetag of the high end until closeouts and this is a mid line helmet... which competes with other midline and some higher costing helmets.


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^ you are right...that's pretty much the MO behind Scorpion.

They are budget helmets/gear made for those who can't/don't want to buy HIGH end gear BUT still want adequate protection.

I'm not trying to sway anyone from buying what they want...it's their money. I was just stating that I never knew (cared much as a younger rider about HOW the helmet was made....just that i had one). As a more intelligent consumer, I learned about the types of shells.

So with Scorpion being a budge line...NOT all of their products are created equal. that is why I bought an EXO 1000 when I learned of this. Certainly buy a EXO 400/500 if that is all you can afford...BUT also get some education about what you are buying (not directed at OP...but anyone reading)

A good deal is a good deal if it's the right deal for you....


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This thread has me thinking......what should I really be expecting from my helmet in the event of a spill at...lets say at 65-70mph? My boi Jez had his spill in a exo-1000 and looking back on it I dont know how I feel about the helmet anymore (I have one too). Although he did have any physical damage to his head, for the next week after the accident he couldnt remember shit. Kept asking me the same questions over and over. Hes fine know.....but is that what one should expect from a helmet in an accident?


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^ I mean pretty much the only thing I expext my helmet to do is to reduce the likelyhood that in a crash I will die.

Now will that happen....

Only God knows.

Now what to I expect from a helmet while wearing it and not in an accident?

Good visibility
Comfort
Protection from elements
Adequate airflow
legal (follows helmet laws)


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March 4, 2011, 02:52 PM

No Helmet can offer 100 percent protection from TBI. If the impact is hard enough, your brain will indeed bounce around a bit in your skull.

Shaken baby syndrome, only on an adult.

As a result, a hard enough impact will cause adverse neurological effects no matter what helmet it is. I suspect, if he had confusion and whatnot, he would have had that in any helmet.


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I've wiped out 5 scorpion helmets racing. If the helmet does not fit your head properly (wrong shape), or if it is too large, it will drastically reduce the efficacy of it's impact absorption.

Scorpions do not fit every shape of head... they fit mine, I've crash tested them several times in wrecks around or over 100mph, they worked fine.


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....So the trick is just dont fall....uhhh...sound simple and yet sorta hard.


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March 4, 2011, 03:03 PM

There was a great link out there with comprehensive testing of several helmets including Scorpion who scored extremely well.

FWIW, scorpion pushes their racers towards the 700 series rather than the 1000. They've always worked for me.

The 500 is their new line.

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This thread has me thinking......what should I really be expecting from my helmet in the event of a spill at...lets say at 65-70mph? My boi Jez had his spill in a exo-1000 and looking back on it I dont know how I feel about the helmet anymore (I have one too). Although he did have any physical damage to his head, for the next week after the accident he couldnt remember shit. Kept asking me the same questions over and over. Hes fine know.....but is that what one should expect from a helmet in an accident?
I'd like to believe the not "remembering shit" was to due effects of anesthesia and the opioids they had me on lol. I mean my cat scans did all come out clear.

As for the exo 1000 I had on I can't really say it was "crash tested" it endured really light scratches (dropping from waist level kind) nothing deep only noticeable up close my visor did pop off tho, one of the holding caps came off. which has happen to me before at 35 mph.. I don't think I'll be using scorpion again...
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