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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 05-23-2020, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Modular helmet opinion

I've been thinking getting a new modular helmet after being with riding with full face helmets (Shoei and Arai) all my life. Just wondering how many of you are currently ridding with modular helmets and your opinion. The 3 options that I've been looking at are:
1- Shoei Neotec (or Neotec2)
2- Schuberth C3 Pro
3- Schuberth C4

I already have a communication system so that's why I didn't include the Schuberth C4 Pro. I also found a few places selling left overs C3 Pro and plain C4's for under $400 but I never had a Schuberth helmet.
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Cant tell you about the particular helmets you referenced and you will hear that modular are heavier and noisier than a full face, but I can tell you after wearing modular for maybe the last 10 years, that I love mine and dont know if I could go back to a full face helmet.
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Neotec 2. I own 3. Iíve used Nolan modulars for years as well. You canít go wrong with either, if they fit your head.
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The part about: "if it fits your head" is the key. I've got a Neotech that I ordered online and had to get the thinner cheek pads in order to wear it. The original pads that came with it would force my cheeks between my teeth if I opened my mouth. Shoei would swap the (unused) pads at no charge, and perhaps still will. There are a lot of advantages to a modular, comfort wise, if you're not racing.
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I have had several modulars and wouldn't go back. They are more noise than a full face, but the better ones are equal to some full faces... I'd vote Neotec2, or if you want much ligher, AGV SportModular carbon fiber. Very similar in noise to the Neotec but a smidge more, and if you wear glasses no recess for them (which eventually will break in some). I have the Sportmodular now, love the lack of weight....
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It's a no brainer, get Schuberth especially if you can get it at some discount, they are the best in helmet business
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I have had several modulars and wouldn't go back. They are more noise than a full face, but the better ones are equal to some full faces... I'd vote Neotec2, or if you want much ligher, AGV SportModular carbon fiber. Very similar in noise to the Neotec but a smidge more, and if you wear glasses no recess for them (which eventually will break in some). I have the Sportmodular now, love the lack of weight....
I couldn't have agreed with this post by RaYzerman more unless I had written it myself.

I have a Shoei Mutlitec (forerunner to the Neotec) and love it. This year I decided to treat myself to a new modular lid to go with my new FJR and wound up purchasing the AGV SportModular Carbon (glossy) after I learned that the Neotec2 uses a ratchet strap (barf). The AGV fits very similar to the Shoei, is noticeably lighter but I believe it is a bit noisier. An XXL AGV is the same size as a Shoei XL. I still use the Multitec when riding my Super Tenere.

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I had a Neotec and Neotec 2, loved both helmets. The C3 pressed on my forehead and caused a lot of pain so I sold it.

After my neck operation I got rid of the Neotec 2 and went with the Klim TK1200 carbon fiber, lightest modular helmet and with the transition shield, after a year she is a winner.

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Had a few modulars over the years, but nothing compares to a Schuberth C4....if it fits your head. I own 3 and will probably be selling a silver one after I ride my FJR back from Houston next month.
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