The Scorpion EXO-GT3000 Motorcycle Helmet is the most impressive modular helmet that Motowearhouse offers. This helmet is packed full of features that you would also see in their high-end full face lineup; helmets like the Scorpion EXO-T1200, which is basically the full face version of the GT3000. Plus, the price makes it extremely attainable for the sport touring rider who likes to put down a lot of miles at a fast paced clip.
So what makes Motowearhouse consider this helmet such an impressive choice? Let’s start with the shell of the helmet. Scorpion constructs the GT3000 with their TCT-Ultra shell, which is composite of 5 layers of fiberglass, Aramid and other fibers that are pre-impregnated with resin to make the shell strong, yet lightweight. This is very high tech construction method (there’s a German company that does this too, but their helmets are more than twice the price).
The shell has a very sleek and low profile, making it more aerodynamic than most other modular helmets. Scorpion uses three different shell sizes so that they can keep the profile of the helmet shell as slim as possible while retaining an intermediate oval head shape internally.
The flip-up chin bar often can be what separates a premium helmet from one that is considered a poor choice. Fortunately, the Scorpion EXO-GT3000 Helmet is extremely simple to use with its single button release. The chin bar can be quickly flipped up with a gloved hand and be clicked back into place with ease.
Scorpion’s engineers have taken extreme care and done what is needed to make this helmet as quiet as possible. First, the chin bar locks into place securely, eliminating any rattling noises. The hinges are integrated with the helmet internally. This all adds to the fact that the EXO-GT3000 is aerodynamically superior to the modular helmets. The shell design makes it quiet because the less the amount of wind drag, the less the amount of wind noise that can be created.
The Ellip-Tec base plate system uses an elliptical motion that pulls the face shield up tight against the gasket of the eye port to make a very tight seal, preventing any whistling from that area. It’s simple and effective. So much so that you’ll find an Ellip-Tec pivot system on Scorpion’s top-of-the-line racing helmet the EXO-R2000.
Fit is something that Scorpion realizes is an important consideration of every rider so they want their helmets to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why they have created the AirFit liner inflation system. The cheek pads can be inflated by pumping a small, built-in bulb to get a precise fit which contributes to the quietness of the EXO GT-3000. Now of course no single helmet can fit everyone perfectly, but the AirFit allows you to have a nice personalized fit. On the inside of the helmet you will find Scorpion’s KwickWick III anti-microbial liner. This super soft, moisture wicking material will keep your head cool and dry, even on the hottest rides. The anti-microbial properties will also keep it smelling fresh between washes too.
Even the shield received the premium treatment. It features the proven Everclear no fog technology to keep your vision clear and has an anti-scratch coating. There is a “City Mode” tab that locks the shield slightly open about 2mm to allow fresh air to enter. This is a great feature to have when you’re moving slowly through traffic. The retractable SpeedView sun visor (which is also coated with Everclear) can be deployed with a flick of a finger and can be retracted with the same ease.
All of these features and a few more are what make Motowearhouse proclaim the Scorpion EXO-GT3000 Helmet to be a premium modular helmet. Please let us know what you think below.