AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Feb 2010
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I recently read a really good article in a motorcycle magazine that basically explained how more money doesn't always buy you a better helmet. It talked mainly about how the absolute top of the line models from companies, namely Shoei, are often made with real race use in mind, and are not necessarily better for the average rider. They are usually louder inside, and perhaps not as comfy, since to keep weight down, manufacturers sometimes have to use less padding and such on the inside. They're not any safer than the next level down, it's usually just more venting and fancier shell construction i.e. carbon fiber, and some crazy big spoilers on the backside.
In this case specifically, I'd totally say get the RF-1100. It's a great helmet, and from what I have read it is noticeably quieter than the X-12.
I will forever refuse to recognize the limits that others would place on what I can, and cannot do.