Motowearhouse knows that price is often the defining factor when someone purchases a helmet. We know that all helmet brands have to walk a fine line. Too expensive and customers can’t afford it; too cheap and customers assume it’s not a quality product. Scorpion has succeeded in doing what many other brands have not been able to accomplish, build a high quality street helmet at an entry-level price. May we present the Scorpion EXO-R410 Helmet.
The first time I tried on a Scorpion EXO-R410 I was impressed by the comfort. It does run a little on the large side, but the Scorpion EXO-R410 has a firm and comfortable fit. The Kwikwick liner is not just moisture wicking and antimicrobial, it’s also really comfortable, free of pressure points, and easily removable for washing when it gets a little less than fresh.
The shell is an advanced polycarbonate made by LG (The same company that does the electronics) and comes in sizes XS to 4XL so most everyone can wear one.
As this is being written, I’ve now ridden about 5 thousand miles in the R410 and every ride I have been thoroughly impressed with the helmet’s comfort as well as its many features.
The Everclear anti-fog shield does well to keep moisture from impairing my view. And if I ever do need more than what the stock shield provides, Scorpion does offer a PinLock face shield as an option. The face shield attached to the helmet with Scorpion’s ingenious Ellip-Tec face pivot kit. A simple, spring-loaded mechanism clips the shield in or out in seconds, and an additional spring pulls the face shield backward 7.4 mm to maintain a nice tight seal with the rubber gasket around the eye port of the helmet. The easily accessible lever on the left side will either lock the shield down or crack it open slightly to supplement the vent in the chin bar. This is, in our professional opinion, the easiest and most efficient of all the systems offered.
The EXO-R410 has two red straps labeled “emergency” sewn flush along the bottom of the cheek pads to allow first-response personnel to remove the pads in the event of crash. These work in conjunction with the breakaway pins in the cheek pads so helmet removal is less likely to strain the riders head and neck when the helmet is removed. Scorpion didn’t invent this as its found on premium helmets costing much more, but the EXO-R410 is the only helmet at the time of this writing under $150 that has this very important feature.
The R410 also comes with a five-year warranty and is SNELL 2015 (except 3XL and 4XL sizes) and DOT approved. Motowearhouse recommends the Scorpion EXO-R410 to anyone who is looking for the best helmet under $150. Dollar-for-dollar this may be the best street helmet made.