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Old 05-19-2011, 11:53 AM   #1

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Default 2011 KBC VR4R Helmet Review

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:09 PM   #2
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Nice write-up, Troy.

What shape would you call the VR4R; Long Oval, Round or other?
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:41 AM   #3
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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.
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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).
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:04 PM   #5
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2. Is the liner removable and washable? .
Curious,aren't all the helmet liners these days removable/washable?especially high end ones?
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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Curious,aren't all the helmet liners these days removable/washable?especially high end ones?
Yep, most of them are.
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