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    Familiar with Zox Helmets??

    In the market for a helmet and i found these....does anyone know the quality of the helmet, or how it vents/fogs/anything?? Ive taken a particular interest in this one

    http://zoxhelmets.com/zoxhelmets/azumar_en.asp#

    and for $90 bucks new you cant go wrong if the quality's there.
    1989 Hawk Gt

    #2
    You get what you pay for.
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      #3
      http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor...ox-azuma-r.htm

      I can't speak first hand for the helmet, I ordered mine from http://www.classiccruiser.com and two weeks and many emails later, the helmet is still "processing at the distribution center". I would strongly recommend that you do not order anything from them. Maybe if you did, they would get up and get some shipping done before returning to an apathetic coma. But I wouldn't count on it.
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      http://hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=6498

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        #4
        Originally Posted by jleanse23
        http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/zox-helmets/zox-azuma-r.htm
        Huh? Pretty good review... Who'd a thunk.
        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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          #5
          Yep thats the review that got my curiosity flowing...Jleanse you should let us know when it finally gets there how it holds up. Im sure it will be comfortable but the main thing is the venting, which they claim is "revolutionary" and good, and hand in hand with that the fogging of the shield. Also what model did you order? On the zox site i think it said that the azuma matte red was on backorder for the nation..? maybe..? Anyway, let me know!
          1989 Hawk Gt

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            #6
            Money does not necessarily equal safety. Remember the Motorcyclist article, and the Z1R Strike? That thing's $80, was rated safest in real-world-style testing by the magazine, and I f-ing want one.
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              #7
              Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
              Money does not necessarily equal safety. Remember the Motorcyclist article, and the Z1R Strike? That thing's $80, was rated safest in real-world-style testing by the magazine, and I f-ing want one.
              Yes but it was also uncomfortable.
              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                #8
                I tried on loads of cheap helmets recently. Nearly all were uncomfortable, though technically they 'fitted'. A fair few were falling to pieces in the shop, bits of liner pulling out - that sorta thing. The most comfortable were the Shoei, Arai and Suomy.

                Ended up with an AGV, cos I was skint at the time and my Shoei was getting slightly too baggy. THe AGV is way more uncomfortable that the Shoei, though I've got used to it and it's bedded in in 20k miles. The visor mechanism is pants, the person who designed it is a fool. Going back to Shoei next time, once I've had my money's worth from this rotten AGV anyway.
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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by DefTrap
                  I tried on loads of cheap helmets recently. Nearly all were uncomfortable, though technically they 'fitted'. A fair few were falling to pieces in the shop, bits of liner pulling out - that sorta thing. The most comfortable were the Shoei, Arai and Suomy.

                  Ended up with an AGV, cos I was skint at the time and my Shoei was getting slightly too baggy. THe AGV is way more uncomfortable that the Shoei, though I've got used to it and it's bedded in in 20k miles. The visor mechanism is pants, the person who designed it is a fool. Going back to Shoei next time, once I've had my money's worth from this rotten AGV anyway.
                  i wasited my money on a icon. i used to have a shoei and when the icon is finally old enough to set aside im going for a shoei again

                  wind noise alone is worth it. i remeber the shoei was so quit when i first got it. the icon was loud as hell.
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                    #10
                    Not a a bad looking helmet. Good review too but to bad it's made in China. I know everything is made in China now but I still try to buy stuff made in the real world were we have a smigine of enviromental restrant and we pay our workers a little more than slave wages. I'd rather pay twice as much or more to buy a Helmet that is made in the west or at the very least Japan. At least then I'd know that DOT sticker actually ment something other than just being there to cover up a 1"square patch of lead paint..... sorry, rant over!
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                      #11
                      One of the most important things in a helmet is how it actually fits your head- and unless you can put one on you will never know that. I would try to find a dealer that carries them so you can try one on. If you decide to go with it without trying it on first pay attention to the description they gave in the review of the shape of head that fits best. If you are not that shape it probably will not fit well. Ill fitting helmets do not protect as well in a crash, may be uncomfortable while you are wearing it and may not seal out the wind as it was designed.

                      Looks like a nice helmet at a great price!
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                        #12
                        Thanks for all the responses. I think i am going to find a dealer nearby and see what it feels like, because returning to an online source is a pain in the ass!
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                          #13
                          Damn, I paid close to 500 for my Shoei and that was like 10 years ago!
                          Damn right it's a Hawk GT

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