webBikeWorld visitors have sent comments regarding this helmet. It's apparent that there are a lot of Zeus helmet fans out there!
Many more owner comments on the
Zeus 508 review page.
From "M.C.": "Most
motorcycle dealers (at least in my area) have a small area
dedicated to helmets with a limited selection. For this
reason, I turned to the internet when I needed new helmets for
my wife and I. After a lot of research, and looking at the
readers comments on your site, I purchased 2 Zeus 508 helmets.
We received them, and we are extremely happy with the fit and
finish. The dealer made a mistake, and sent the 508S which
is the same as the 508, but has a dual lens with a large black
plastic ring around it for a snowmobile rider. I made an
inquiry to Zeus directly, and they sent me replacement
motorcycle lenses, free of charge. Amazing customer
wBW Visitor "B.C." writes:
is another update on my Zeus helmets, I contacted the company
about buying the neck pads and smaller cheek pads. The
following week I received a box with the 2 neck pads and 3 sizes
of cheek pads for both helmets, and I was not charged a dime!
This is customer service that is above and beyond most company's
practices. You thought I praised Zeus helmets before, you
ought to hear me now! Special thanks to Butch at Zeus
Helmet America Inc."
Visitor "JRB" writes: "I had mine for only 10
months with average use. I have other helmets and reserve the
Zeus for cold weather riding. Anyway, after only nominal use the
side posts on the helmet part broke off and now the shield or
chin bar will not ratchet or stay open. There is no way to fix
it either. The helmet is a good idea but I won't spend another
100 bucks for one unless they change the design."
Thanks for sending your comments, JRB. I've found
Zeus to be pretty good about following up with problems, so you
may want to contact them for assistance.
Visitor "K.S." writes: "I live in Taiwan
where the Zeus helmets are made, but couldn't find anything
above XL because local heads run small; their larger sizes are
export only. With kind help from Rick and his Zeus contact
Yoshi, I got in touch with their factory in southern Taiwan, and
their northern Taiwan distributor called my cell phone and met
me by the roadside on his bike, then led me to his house where
he had an entire van crammed full of helmets for me to try on.
He spent almost two hours fitting me and discussing their
features, sales, etc. Try getting any other company to do
THAT! The round XXXL was still not comfy on my protruding
forehead, but I've gotta give 'em top marks for service!"
Visitor "G.V." writes: "Just a note about the
Zeus. I've worn mine almost every day for the past year and a
half as the KLR is the only transportation that I own. The
helmet has held up admirably!! Stood up to some minor bumps and
knocks well. New visor was expensive but better quality than
original. Minor complaints--could use more airflow in the summer
and the forehead is high enough I had to use duct tape to make a
sun visor. Best helmet, best value I've owned in 40 years of
Visitor "CSC" wrote: "After reading the reviews
posted here I bought two Zeus 508 helmets -- one for me and one
for my lady. I ride a Valkyrie, a fairly quiet ride, and
took to the road last weekend with temps in the low 50's and
wind almost as high. My Harley riding buddy got cold
quickly with his half helmet. Me, I was comfy. At a
stop with the faceshield shut I did have fogging but hey, that
didn't surprise me. What did surprise me was that I rode a
good bit with the shield purposely cracked and when I closed it,
it was very quiet, contrary to what I have been reading in some
of the comments posted here. Maybe I was just deaf at that
point but I doubt I'd find the noise objectionable from the git-go.
I got my helmets from Trax Motorsport quickly. I'm pleased
with both Trax and the helmet itself. The convenience of a
convertible helmet can't be overstated. The only bad news
is my lady feels claustrophobic in a full-face helmet so one has
to go back. I urge caution regarding the sizing. I
have a small head and wear as size 7 hat. I am very
comfortable in a Large 508 and I cannot pull it off. Be
sure to order at least one size larger to ensure a comfortable
Visitor "BRUSER" wrote about a disappointing
experience with a Zeus 508 with complaints about visor fogging
and a lack of response from Zeus. For those who are
experiencing visor fogging, be sure to read the wBW
of FogTech coating, it's guaranteed to prevent visor
fogging; also, electrically heated visors and double-lens visors
are now available for Zeus helmets to prevent fogging; see your
Zeus dealer for more information.
Visitor "B.S." writes: "I bought my
Zeus flip up helmet at the beginning of my last racing season
(dirt stock cars), I saw the price and design and I couldn't
pass it up. I wear glasses most of the time so the flip face was
ideal, but it didn't hurt that I could smoke, eat, or drink
something before a race. I haven't had any problems with fogging
(I should say that fogging is much better than my last helmet,
an HJC!!). All in all, I would say that it is the best
helmet for your money, especially since it beats out all others
in quality for only 80 bucks, kinda makes you wonder about why
helmets cost so much in the first place."
Visitor "M.A.L." writes: "Well, I
bought a Zeus helmet prior to buying my BMW. I saw them in
Dallas at the Motorcycle show and am I glad I bought one. First
of all, I wear glasses and it is such a pleasure to leave my
glasses on and put on my Zeus flip-up. My wife recently bought me
an HJC CL-14 which was a little higher priced that Zeus and it
said it was glasses friendly. Well, it is not and I went back to
the Zeus. I have had it now for two years without any problems.
I really love this helmet. I would recommend it to anyone as
it's ease of operation is smooth and one handed."
From wBW Visitor "T.W.":
"After my wife's accident I
e-mailed the Zeus helmet company and they got back to me the other
day. They are grateful the helmet worked and are sending UPS to
pick the helmet up and replace it. That is more then was
expected. I am glad I bought a helmet that the company backs no
T.W. also sent this follow-up note: "The Zeus Helmet
Company stood behind their product with flying colors. You all
read about my wife's accident and what they told me in their
response. As it stands they already sent me a replacement helmet
for my wife's; also they sent me a helmet for the one I was going
to buy my daughter after I saw how it took the wreck. I am very
pleased with them and will be telling everyone about them and there
product. I can't say enough
about how they treated me and my family over all." Thanks
for letting us know, T.W. and glad to hear your wife is ok!
"T.O." wrote: "I purchased one of these
helmets today at a ride in meet...I had looked at many helmets and chose
this one for excellent quality and that I wear glasses this works
great... I ride a off road machine, a sports touring motorcycle and a
snowmobile...The helmet I bought has the snow mobile faces shield...
Please tell me the difference between the motorcycle face shield and the
snowmobile version.... And can I purchase the other face shield if
needed? I am a retired engineer and believe this helmet is a superb
product.." Thanks for the feedback, T.O.!
believe the snowmobile faceshield has a double lens to help prevent
fogging, can anyone verify? It's my understanding that a heated
faceshield is also available. Extra faceshields can be purchased
from the sources listed above.
"J.R." wrote: "Have not had
the problem with my Zeus 508 Liftech that AW had (see
below). My seams are tight. Got mine from Trax
Motorsports. Good folks. Thoroughly pleased with
mine. My shield also opened slightly at high speed but I
simply tightened the screws and that is not longer a problem."
"L.W." purchased a Zeus helmet: "Following is a
review of the Zeus 508S Lift Tech helmet: Keeping aligned
with the previous reviews, the Zeus 508S Lift Tech Helmet it a
tight fit. Graduating to a larger size was not the answer
for me as the next size easily slides around my head even with
the chinstrap snugly fastened. I'm concerned by the fact
that the chin bar is not padded because I can touch the front of
the helmet with my chin - with little effort. Which leads me to
think that in the event of a nasty little spill, God forbid,
I'll need a little reconstructive surgery - Hello Hollywood. I live in Chicago and the helmet
fogs up pretty good when I'm riding up and down Lakeshore Drive
in cool weather. Opening the visor (face shield) solves this
problem. Speaking of face shields, the face shield on the
Zeus helmet does not snap shut - the only major flaw. It opens a
little at high speeds, especially when I look over my shoulders.
I haven't had any problems with whistling at high speeds
provided all vents are closed. It looks great. The flip up
feature is sweet; now I can have conversations with fellow
riders and sip water on hot days w/o taking my helmet off.
Bottom line... It's a solid helmet. It is both stylish and
functional. It's not perfect but you get what you pay for!"
"J.C." purchased a Zeus from Dixie Cycle: "Hello, I
thought I'd let you know that I bought a Zeus modular/flip-up
helmet after researching on the net, and in particular your web
site. I ended up buying a size medium, which according to
the sizing chart at Dixie Cycle should fit. I was at the
small end of the med. scale so I thought it would fit even
though many people had suggested going up one size. It
does fit snuggly but not painfully. One thing I noticed is
that the cheek pad area does put more pressure (at first
unpleasant) on the face than the rest of the helmet. I
have a round face, my wife says the helmet is extremely
comfortable for her as she has a narrower cheek/chin area.
Other than that I am very happy with it. There could be an
issue with the sealing around the shield but I have not ridden
in the rain so do not know. I would like to thank you for
having such an informative web site for novices such as I, keep
up the good work." Thanks J.C. for the feedback!
"T.U." purchased a Zeus from Dixie Cycle: "I purchased a
Zeus flip front helmet from Dixie Cycle and received delivery
last week. Dixie Cycle was prompt, actually sold it to me
for less than the posted price on the internet, and was very
pleasant to deal with. The helmet seems very high quality
to me. The hinges and latch work perfectly and easily and it is
not at all wind noisy. I am very pleased with it."
Thanks T.U. for the feedback
on the helmet and Dixie Cycle!
"W.M." bought a Zeus helmet from TNT Tires: "I just received
my new Zeus 508 flip-up helmet from TNT Tires and so far I like
it a lot. After some initial delays and
confusion with TNT, we solved the issue when we realized
that UPS had sent my package to another state and TNT had them
turn it around. No fault of TNT but they need to make it
easier to contact them - especially by phone. The ZEUS
fits very snugly even after I went up one size from the measured
one so be sure to go AT LEAST one size larger than the tape
measure says. I haven't had it up to highway speed yet for
a noise check but I doubt it could be any louder than my
Z1R. All in all, it seems to be a very nice helmet at a
really decent price."
"S.S." bought a Zeus helmet from Dixie Cycle and had this to
say: "Hi Rick, I just
ordered a Zeus M-508 from Dixie. I ordered a white XXXL
via telephone and their customer service rep. was OUTSTANDING,
Great Price & Service. Since I require a XXXL and
wanted to be sure they my size/color in stock. The lady
checked stock, then returned my call, and said she would ship my
helmet out today. It will be great to wear glasses and not
struggle with a full face helmet like my Shoei. The “Flip-up”
feature will give me the convenience of an open face with the
eye protection of full face helmet, I’m looking forward to
riding to bike week 2003 with my new lid." Thanks for letting us know,
SS. Write back after you've worn your helmet for a while and let
us know how it works for you.
wBW Visitor "W.D."
owns a Zeus helmet that helped him survive a crash! He writes:
"As I wear
glasses, I've had a Zeus flip up for over a year, although I
wear a Nolan open face with flip down visor in the warm
weather. The Zeus is a good helmet except for fogging at
low speeds in the cold moist weather we have here in the
northwest in winter. I have to remind myself to lift the
visor a crack in town or when approaching stops. I also
have a fog-proof visor for it, but they restrict vision somewhat
and aren't completely fog-proof out here in western
Washington. I had it on last month when a kid in an
approaching pickup made a left in front of me at the last
second. I didn't hit the pickup, but dumped the bike and
skidded a ways on my Joe rockets. The helmet did its job
by meeting the pavement on the left jaw area and left visor
area. A new visor, some touchup with model paint and the
helmet is as good as new. The Joe Rocket outfit did its
job too and required quite a few patches with rubber cement to
fill the voids, but I didn't leave any skin on the
pavement. The 750 Virago required about $700 in parts and
is back on the road. Wear your protective gear guys and
gals, the pavement is the same hardness in all temperatures and
Thanks for this info, W.D.
Glad to hear that you survived without getting hurt!
Visitor "B.C." writes: "I had been looking for a new helmet and I checked your web site
for any information that you may of had. I noticed the
"new" flip-up full face styles, and started reading the
reviews. I'm a married man, so I couldn't just spend $200.00 to
$400.00 on a new helmet...well I could, but I would be real sore.
Anyway, I checked out the Zeus model 508, sold by Dixie Cycle. At
about $100.00 it was in my budget range and the reviews were good.
I ordered one in Titanium and also added the quick release for the extra
$8.00. When I received it I was shocked at the quality compared to
the price! This is one GREAT helmet, the finish and the fit is
perfect. It even has a helmet bag that was included. The
only problem I have found with it....Now my wife wants one!"
a recent follow-up report from B.C.: "I have had my Zeus 508 for over a
year now, so I felt it was time for an update. I ride almost
everyday to work and the wife and I have added 12,000+ miles to our Gold
Wing in the last year. The helmet still looks good and the shield
still has no major scratches. The only problem has been with the
vinyl on the rear neck piece. It is cracking and starting to flake
off. I have sent an email to the company requesting to buy a
replacement. The other issue it the cheek pads. On long
rides I have to remove them due to the pressure from them being too
large, I am checking to see if I can get thinner ones. I ordered
my wife's helmet 8 months ago, and she has no problems with fit or
quality. I have 3 other riders that have purchased the 508's after
trying mine, all are happy with the helmet. I still recommend the
Zeus 508, and will continue to promote it as a great value with a
quality finish." Thanks for sending this follow-up report,
Visitor M. L. recently purchased a Zeus.
M.L. wrote: "I saw the helmet at the Dallas show last December
and ordered one. I have a big head and the XXXL fits
great. I have now had it almost a year without a fault. Also
ordered the tinted shield and what a difference it makes. Great
product from the folks in Louisiana. I would highly recommend it."
Another webBikeWorld visitor,
"C", wrote: "I am a new rider and was having a hard time finding a helmet I liked.
My Harley riding Husband wears a cap, which didn't provide enough
coverage for me. I found (1) Zeus helmet at a local bike shop. It was
very affordable and I love the "flip". Needless to say, I
bought it and am no longer looking. Thanks, C."
wBW visitor "J.S." purchased
a Zeus helmet and writes: "I purchased the Zeus from the LA shop on eBay a few months
back and I LOVE IT! Easy to operate, price was GREAT, @ $100.00 shipped
and it is sharp looking. I chose the color Black, the visor sometimes
flipped at certain speeds when I looked back, but tightened the screws
and everything seems to be fine now with it. The noise is there, but I
will be using ear plugs anyway, for the price, you just CAN'T beat
it!" Thanks "J.S." -- it's great to find a product you like and
get a bargain at the same time!
wBW visitor "HGJ" sends
these Zeus comments: "Howdy Rick,
I bought a Zeus from Dixie last year after the Dallas M/C show. I looked
them up at the show but, they did not bring the Zeus Helmets with
them...So, I ordered a Wineberry from them online. The color is very
close to the Honda ST1100 color and looks like it was made to go with
Dark Cherry Red ST1100's."
I am very pleased with the fit and
operation of this helmet. It is great to wear glasses with and gives
good protection for Contact Lens wearers. The Flipup Feature gives you
the convenience of a Open Face with the eye protection of Full Face. I would do it
wBW Visitor "AW" has a
different opinion on the Zeus: "I purchased a
Zeus M-508 at the end of the season last year and did not get a
chance to wear it in the right conditions. Let me tell you
that the helmet looks great, but beyond that it is really
junk. The fogging is very bad and there are open seams
around the shield, causing my face to become numb. I emailed
(the manufacturer) hoping they could help me out, but they never
responded" Thanks for your email, AW; not sure
if your problem is common or just an aberration. Has anyone else had