Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-19-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
Administrator
Administrator

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On My Bike
Posts: 3
Default 2011 KBC VR4R Helmet Review


Original Article:
2011 KBC VR4R Helmet Review

Please discuss the Motorcycle.com article 2011 KBC VR4R Helmet Review in our Motorcycle Forums below. Use the reply button to let others know your comments or feedback on the article. Constructive criticism is always appreciated, along with your thoughts and personal opinions on the bikes and products we have tested.
Administrator is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 05-19-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
pushrod
Founding Member
 
pushrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Baja 'Bama
Posts: 3,642
Default

Nice write-up, Troy.

What shape would you call the VR4R; Long Oval, Round or other?
__________________
You would not understand,
this is not how I am...

I have become -
Comfortably Numb.
pushrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 06:41 AM   #3
Morbo the Destroyer
Registered Member
 
Morbo the Destroyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,307
Default

Given that most helmets, even Arai and Shoei, weigh in the neighborhood of 5 pounds, a helmet weighing in at +/- 3 pounds is notable. It's a shame that the ventilation and strap issues keep it from being top-notch, especially since $400 will buy you a very nice lid from Nolan and some other well-known brands.

Two questions for Troy:

1. Do you think the "wings" or spoilers helmet makers are installing are really useful, or are they just a styling exercise?

2. Is the liner removable and washable? Honestly, I'd like to see every helmet review include that information, it's a deal breaker for me if I can't get the lining out and wash it. I realize there are a lot of other ways to clean a helmet, but IMO, once you've sweated up the lining, the only solution is to hand or machine wash it, out of the helmet.
__________________
Fun Facts to Know and Tell!

Thomas Jefferson wrote that the 1st Amendment erected a "wall of separation" between the church and the state (James Madison said it "drew a line," but it is Jefferson's term that sticks with us today). The phrase is commonly thought to mean that the government should not establish, support, or otherwise involve itself in any religion.

Its.......A FACT!
Morbo the Destroyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 01:12 PM   #4
Trizzle
Registered Member
 
Trizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 18
Default

Sorry for the (extremely) delayed responses, guys. Here we go:

Pushrod: I'd call the VR4R's shape "Intermediate Oval," along the lines of the Arai Corsair and RX-Q. It's definitely more oval than round.

Morbo: 1. While I don't have any kind of scientific testing to prove this, I do feel a difference when I turn my head at speed when wearing helmets with spoilers. My head feels slightly more stable with less buffeting compared to lids without a spoiler. Big difference? No, and it might all be in my head (pun not intended).

2. Yes, the liner is removable and washable (delicate cycle or hand wash in Woolite or even hair shampoo).
Trizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 11:04 PM   #5
RMN
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Morbo the Destroyer View Post
2. Is the liner removable and washable? .
Curious,aren't all the helmet liners these days removable/washable?especially high end ones?
RMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RMN View Post
Curious,aren't all the helmet liners these days removable/washable?especially high end ones?
Yep, most of them are.
__________________
"The trouble with the world is that the Stupid are c0cksure and the Intelligent are full of doubt." -Bertrand Russell
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off