Headcase – Motorcycle Helmet Carrying Case

Headcase is a innovative type of carrying case for crash helmets, New technology and manufacturing methods have enabled us to produce a case from a new design concept that is light weight, strong, durable, and stylish.

I tend to take my helmet a lot of different places and especially when traveling to and from the track, one thing people seem to forget or don’t know is that once your helmet takes a fall off a table or a bad bump its useless because the structure has been damage, even if its a light bump. They are meant to take crashes at over 200 mph/ 300 kmh and make sure that your head doesn’t explode, so I take it very seriously to make sure that the helmet has its structure integrity intact at all times. One of the ways to do that is using a good helmet case when your traveling and in this case I think I have found the best one by far.

Pros:

  • Hard Textile Case
  • Spring Internal System Holds The Helmet In Place
  • Relatively Cheap Price
  • Fit All My Helmets: Sheoi, Arai, Scoprion, Carberg
  • Easy To Carry and Great for Traveling On Planes

Link: Headcase Europe
Price: $50
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Drifting Motorbike – Drift Gymkhana

Drifting in a car takes a lot of skill, drifting in a motorcycle is something else and this guy has complete control over his machine and smoothly gliding it around corners and balancing it on all different angles. Jorian Ponomareff is one hell of a rider and I wish had 10% of the skill he has with these machines, there is another video below showing his skill as a rider and capabilities, watching these videos gives me chills. Curious to try but not dumb enough to risk it, I know my limits.

Shoei Qwest Blood Flow

I have always been a user of Arai and a fan of Shoei, usually people start off with one or the other in the motorcycle world. In my case I started off with Arai since 2001 and never looked back. Over the years I understood what companies did and at the top Shoei is one of the best with Arai. With that I picked up a Shoei a few months ago and got this Qwest Blood Flow, the Qwest is the sport touring line, not the super sport line but I loved the design and couldn’t resist the helmet. I love that its fully Matte Black and Matt Red, and it luckily matches the color of my Diavel.

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Amazing Design, Love the Matte Black and Matte Red
  • Decent Price
  • Great Protection
  • Decent Airflow But Could Be Better
  • Looks Good With Tinted Glass

Cons:

  • The Lining Could Be A Bit Better
  • A Bit More Air Flow

Price:$445
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Shoei Qwest Bloodflow

No matter what we ride, where our final destination, or the path we choose to get there, every motorcyclist shares the same common thread when throwing a leg over their machine. It’s the exhilarating search for adventure that draws us to the road, and Shoei’s all-new Qwest embodies what every rider seeks to experience along the way. Revolutionary noise-reduction technology, unsurpassed long-distance comfort, advanced ventilation performance, a light-weight, balanced fit and feel, and over 50 years of helmet-building experience have combined to deliver the finest touring helmet known to man. The all-new, groundbreaking QWEST—It’s your journey… Enjoy every mile of it.

Every once in a while there is a helmet that just pops up and grabs my attention, and I am huge fan of Matte finishes, always gives it a clean look. And the Shoei Bloodflow is that helmet, I don’t have a lot of Shoei, mostly Arais but they do come up with some amazing designs, and this one is subtle yet it grabs your attention. I think this would go very nicely with my Ducati.

Link: DucatiPerformance

Review: Scorpion EXO 1000

I have had the EXO 700s for about 4 years now and needed to get some new helmets, one of them was the EXO 1000. It is the latest update from Scorpion and the higher end from the EXO-700. I got the Matt Black version as I like the Matt finish for the Scorpion Helmets from previous experience. Its a little bit different then the EXO-700s, a little better lining, better airflow, overall a great helmet.

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Good fit
  • Removable Lining
  • Reasonable price
  • Never Fogs up
  • Very Good Airflow & Ventilation
  • Very Good Matte Finish

Cons:

  • A bit on the noisy side
  • A bit heavy compared to the Arais and Shoei

Overall:

Scorpion have been upgrading their helmets over time and this time around they came up with the EXO-1000 at the same time I was looking to upgrade my four yearold Scorpion Helmet. The Scorpion EXO-1000 helmet is a great helmet to have if you can’t afford the expensive Arai’s and Shoeis. There is nothing missing from this helmet in terms of quality and features. It fits very well with a comfortable and removable liner, and I love that the Matt Black version with the tinted visor does look very stealthy. What I love about the helmet and I take for granted sometimes is that the screen never fogs up, when I wear my Arai helmet I forget that it fogs up until it happens. This is a great quality helmet with lots of features for its price, there is a bit of problem with a bit of noise at high speed and that its a bit heavy in comparison to the Arais and Shoeis. I wouldn’t get any helmet other then Scorpion in this price range, and if you are looking for a higher end helmet then I would go with the Arais and Shoies.

Link: ScorpionUSA
Price: $300
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Daft Punk Helmet History

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One of the greatest music duos of our time, Daft Punk have really broken barriers with their music. And to this day I have no clue who these guys are and I have no desire to find out. All I know is that they have been wearing helmets for the longest of times, and here is a visual history of the helmets and periods they have been wearing them. I think the Pre Tron helmets was one of their bests. I really hope that one day I can go to one of their concerts, I got their last live CD and it was fantastic. Click the image for a large and clearer picture.

Link: io9

Bike Tip – Helmets

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How to decide what helmet to get. If you talk to any person who rides motorcycles they always have a favorite which they usually stick to. You want to make sure whats on your head is going to protect you at the time you take a fall, you also want it to be comfortable. Keep in mind that I wear my helmet in the heat and most times, you want the material inside the helmet to be comfortable and doesn’t cause your skin to be irritated.

How to Pick a Helmet:

  • Comfort (head fit, and shape)
  • Comfort (helmet lining)
  • Price
  • Look
  • Racer Afiliation

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My most preferred brand based on comfort when wearing them for long periods, and the results when I had a few mishaps and my head is one piece. At the top is Arai, then Scorpion, and also Shoei at the top of the list. Really hot helmets, that protect your head while making you feel comfortable and you look good.

Helmets:

  • Arai
  • Shoie
  • Scorpion
  • Soumoy
  • AGV
  • KBC
  • HJC
  • Bell
  • BMW
  • Icon

Where to Buy Helmets Online:

300 – King Leonidas Helmet

300 is one of those movies that will leave a mark on any man’s life, its become a right of passage for many men. Ever time I see this movie I’m still in awe of King Leonidas, he feared very little, faced his enemies when they were only 300 against hundreds of thousands. So when I saw this statue of the helmet of 300 and shield as the base I had to have it.

I picked it from a store called The Nobel Collection in Dubai Mall, their prices are reasonable as this is around 72 KD, for a full bronze helmet, shield and sword of 300. In my case I’m missing the sword since I was so happy I got it I took it in with me as a carry on and so security took the little sword, I wasn’t thinking straight at the time. So they took the 12 cm Bronze sword and left everything else, they were rather reasonable and decent at security but I still have this amazing helmet and the quality of it is fantastic, solid bronze piece.


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Arai RX7 Corsair Hayes Jolly Roger Helmet

After a few months of waiting I have finally gotten my Corel Riley Arai Corsair RX7. There was a long waiting list for this helmet, the moment they made this helmet it was flying off the shelves. I tend to think you can’t have enough helmets, and this helmet is unique with the RX7 type helmet. I do love the smell of a new helmet, now the only thing I can do is to wait for the weather to get mildly better and less humid.

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Arai RX7 Corsair HAGA 41


I ordered this helmet and today I saw a nice very large box. I knew what it was but the anticipation was also nice, this is one Arai’s new design and now I have two Haga helmets. The first one I got about three years ago now, and now this one, I’m a fan of Nitro Nori and so I get the helmets. It also helmets that the RX7 line of Arai is very highquality and a perfect fit for me. Now I just want the weather to cool down a bit before I use it, I don’t want to sweat in the helmet from the first time I use it.


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