Scorpion EXO-1000 Helmet
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld.com
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Scorpion announced the new EXO-1000
motorcycle helmet today at the 2007 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis,
the wBW report from the show).
The EXO-1000 is Scorpion's new flagship helmet, replacing
the EXO-700, a successful helmet which will remain in the lineup.
The EXO-1000 features a unique an innovative cheek pad
fitting system, called the HelmetPump. The HelmetPump is reminiscent
of the Reebok Pump, the first athletic show to have an inflatable bladder
(and not the Nike Air as I reported earlier).
A button on the inside of the chin bar can be squeezed to
pump up the cheek pads, creating a custom fit for the rider. A small
button next to the pump button is pressed to release the air pressure,
allowing the rider to remove the helmet.
It remains to be seen how comfortable this system will be
for the rider; a lot depends on the initial placement of the cheek pads.
If the cheek pads are installed with extra room, allowing them to be pumped
up to fit, the system may have advantages. But if the cheek pads are
installed at "normal" widths, inflating them may only be useful for those
with thinner than normal heads.
In any case, it's an interesting concept and a first for
motorcycle helmets, as far as we know. The EXO-1000 also includes the
"SpeedView" sun visor, an internally rotating visor similar to the one found
on the Schuberth C2 (see
review), the Schuberth S1 (see
review) and others.
The EXO-1000 also includes Scorpion's "KwikWick"
moisture-absorbent helmet liner, the "EverClear" anti-fog visor and the "SpeedShift"
visor removal system. KwikWick liners are available separately in
various colors and in patterns including Op Art Checkerboard, Jungle Camo,
Leopard, Zebra, Desert Camo and Standard Grey.
The helmet will feature a composite fiberglass and Kevlar
shell, a locking visor, a dual-density EPS liner and more. Suggested
retail price is expected to be $299.95 for black and $309.95 for other solid
colors. Graphics will retail for $329.95.
It was unknown at press time which helmet safety standards
will be met by the EXO-1000. We'll have more information as it becomes
available and a full helmet review as soon as we can obtain a sample.
Scorpion Sports EXO-1000 Press Release
Introducing the full-featured EXO-1000 helmet. Scorpion Sports is
officially introducing the EXO-1000 helmet, first seen at the 2007 Indy
Dealer Expo and in the 2007 ScorpionEXO Catalog.
The EXO-1000 is equipped with two innovative new features,
never before offered in a Snell rated helmet. The HelmetPump™ permits
a rider to personalize helmet fit through air adjustable cheek pads and
SpeedView™ which is an internal retractable sun visor that eases eye strain
instantly in varying light conditions without changing face shields.
These technologies with prove to be extremely valuable in
many different riding applications. “Here are just two more reasons
Scorpion EXO helmets represent the best performance for your money on the
market” says Eric Anderson; Scorpion Sports, VP of Sales.
Developed in real world conditions with features that will
enhance any rider’s experience, the EXO-1000 has established an all-new
level of performance in a mid-price point helmet. The EXO-1000
remarkable fit and comfort will become a new standard, from its EverClear®
no-fog faceshield to its wind-tunnel tested aerodynamics and breathable,
removable and washable KwikWick® liner, the features and construction of the
EXO-1000 rival much more expensive helmets on the market. The expected
release date is August, 2007.
Fiberglass/Kevlar™ Matrix Shell: Quiet, aero-tuned
design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional
SpeedShift® quick-change shield system (patent pending):
Easy, secure tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less.
EverClear® no-fog faceshield: Optically-correct shield
with state-of-the- art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened
KwikWick® moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads:
Breathable, easily removable and washable.
SpeedView™ internal retractable sun visor for varying
HelmetPump™ air adjustable cheek pads to personal helmet
Ventilation system: Adjustable, indexed front and rear
vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and
maximize airflow through helmet.
Sizes, Colors and Prices
Colors: Apollo Graphic-Blue, Dark Silver, Silver, White
Solids-Dark Silver, Black, Matte Black, Light Silver
Price: $299.95-$329.95 USD
Scorpion EXO-1000 in the "Apollo" livery.
Scorpion EXO-1000 "SpeedView" Visor
Above and Below: The
Scorpion EXO-1000 "HelmetPump"
Cheek Pad Air Pump System
Scorpion EXO-1000 Wire Frame View of Pump System
Product Review: Scorpion EXO-1000
Retail Price: $299.95 to $329.95
Solids and graphics.
Summary: Meets Snell and DOT safety standards.
Review Date: February 2007 (Preview)
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From "L.W.": "I was able to test ride the EXO 1000 and
would love to hear what your take is on this helmet.
My impressions of the EXO 1000 is that this is one BIG
helmet. It weighs over 4 pounds and the shell is simply enormous.
I thought the quality of build and construction was quite good. The
pump system feels solid but the inflatable cheek pads seem a bit
uncomfortable to me.
Unlike a dual density foam that forms to your face the air
pads stay hard and don’t conform. Another thing about this helmet is
the noise level, it is very loud. I understand that if you inflate the
cheek pads firmly it helps to reduce the noise, but the booming sounds in
this helmet are loud even with ear plugs in. I was really looking
forward to buying this helmet but now I’m looking for something else. i.e.
the Schuberth R1."