If you’re after a versatile adventure helmet to do it all then you’ve probably come across the Shark Explore-R helmet. With its removable peak and visor and included goggles, the Shark Explore-R is truly customization, allowing you to switch between full-face road helmet and off-road helmet in an instant.
In previous test, the main criticism we’ve had is that it wasn’t possible to wear the peak and the visor together. Shark seems to have listened to feedback and this is now one of the possible configurations along with just the visor, just the peak, just the goggles or goggles and peak. Great stuff.
With that in mind, as standard you get a pair of goggles with Carl Zeiss lenses, a removable peak, a visor and an integral sun visor. The all-in-one style is going to be perfect for those who only have the budget for the one motorcycle helmet, though in becoming a jack of all trades the Shark Explore-R isn’t particularly a master of any, with the peak being inferior to those found on other adventure helmet in the same price category, and the chin bar being more like those found on a full face road helmet, not allowing much ventilation which can be a deal breaker when you’re working hard off-road.
The shell of the Shark Explore-R helmet is constructed from carbon aramid fiber and multiaxial glass fiber, so it’ll be stronger and provide more protection than your standard thermoplastic helmet, and ours came with the carbon skin which makes it look suberb.
Ventilation options on offer come in the form of a closable vent – this would be fine if you weren’t planning on using the visor, but on warmer days it starts to get stuffy. A really nice touch is the inclusion of a neck scarf that can be zipped away if not required.
The Shark Explore-R is available in several colors and cost around 12,900 THB.Tag: Shark Explore-R Adventure-Bike Adventure-Helmet Full-Face-Helmet Carbon-Fiber Protection Aramid Glassfiber Safety Carl-Zeiss Goggles