The Shark RSR2 helmet restored my faith in the Shark helmet brand. I'd been in need of a new motorcycle helmet for some time but I wasn't too keen on a Shark helmet at first, after previously owning a Shark helmet in the early '90s. The Shark helmet I had that time was a pain in the neck because the screen would fog up very quickly, the pads fell apart and the front of the helmet was so short my nose was in constant contact with the chin lining.
Fast forward to May 2010 and all those issues have been rectified with the Shark RSR2. To me, a helmet should fit perfectly as soon as I put it on my head, and the Shark RSR2 fits like it should. The small frontal area is now gone and the helmet offers excellent peripheral vision without the pads pushing my cheeks up to too high.
This Shark helmet comes in two forms â€“ Shark RSR2 and the Shark RSR2 Carbon. Mine is the standard Shark RSR2 helmet, and the shell comprises a mixture of carbon/aramid fibers that run from side-to-side across the length of the helmet.Take out the lining and you'll find the shell has been fitted with a polystyrene absorber in five different sizes to absorb side and rearward impact forces. This also works with the multi-element internal shock absorber, which has varying density across the lining to take care of abrupt shocks and forces in a crash.
Cooling in the Shark RSR2 helmet is excellent with two huge vents and venturi side extractors on the jaw line that keep the rider's head cool, and the quick-release visor exhibits none of the fogging properties that my old 90s Shark helmet had.
The lining in the Shark RSR2 is removeable and washable, and you can get different cheek pads for a tighter fit. The Shark RSR2 helmet has, thankfully, restored my faith in the Shark brand. It's a top helmet and great value for money, but it even gets better, Shark has an official Thai distributor â€“ meaning that helmets are officially imported and distributed, no or nearly expired, grey imported, helmet for prices that seem unrealistic.