The VX-R70 helmet is Scorpion’s top-of-the-line helmet. It’s race-proven as pro rider’s like Colton Udall, Justin Jones, Mark Samuels (OxMotorsports- winners of the Baja 1000 in 2015. In addition to SCORE, the racers will also compete at the AMA Big 6 Gand Prix series, National Hare & Hound series, WORCS series, 24 Hours of Glen Helen and few special events. ) Also, Endurocross Rider and X Games Athlete Colton Haaker rides and endorses this helmet. Its really that good…
Even though it has an affordable price tag, it still has some cool features not seen on much more expensive helmets. Here’s a list of things that truly stand out with the Scorpion VX-R70.
The Scorpion VX-R70 helmet uses a composite shell that incorporates Scorpion’s thermodynamic composite technology. This technology consists of a proprietary five-layer blend of interlaced and specially formulated fiberglass, aramid and organic poly-resin fibers. The VX-R70 also has dual-density EPS foam that provides efficient energy dissipation. The Scorpion VX-R70 meets both ECE 22.05 and DOT certification standards and weighs only 3 pounds.
The moisture wicking inner liner and cheek pads are removable and are machine washable. The anti-microbial fabric is soft and smooth against your face, making for an extremely comfortable fit. Really for an under-$300 helmet, the fit is exceptional. There were no pressure points, and getting in and out of the helmet is as easy as pulling the straps apart. Just make sure to deflate the cheek air bags before taking the helmet off. That’s right, the VX-R70 has a 5 inch long air bladder on each side under each removable cheek pad. This allows riders to customize the firmness of the fit. The pump is located in the jaw under the nose piece and there is an air-release check valve button directly next to it for easy use. It’s pretty trick to just hit the red AirFit pump a few times and the helmet feels just like its made for you.
Lastly the visor is shatter-resistant. Go ahead and bend the visor- its very unlikely that you will ever break it. Well, I guess its like anything on a dirt bike- you can break if you bail hard enough. But if you crash and break this visor, you got a lot more problems than the visor.