Ok so keeping with this theme, How important is GRAPHICS, to you. Would that cause, you NOT to buy it, or... just not make you Jump the Gun, until your current helmet has expired ?
Graphics are important and I still find Shoei got a good appearance compared to other high end helmets. For me it has to look sleek, nice design that flows with the lines of the helmet. I don't like multi colored helmets or having a character going across it since for example with the dragon you either see a wing and tail or the head on the other side.
Should have some symmetry to it and not have a chocolate side and the other one less stunning.
Whatcha think about a flat white Russell replica if Arai brings it ?
Never been a fan on multiple colors. I'd only wear that on the race track. On the street I like it more simple, too many details ruin it for me unless I wanna put it in a display case or hold it all day long to look at it.
I got a real big (small) issue! I need a XXS helmet. Tried on AGV, Scorpion, Arai and other brands but can't find anything that fits me as good as Shoei. So price wise I gotta wait for deals.
And if a brand carries that small of a size, they usually don't have the small shell sizes like Shoei does. They already look big on me, I don't need to look like an astronaut.
Then there are other brands with great helmets but they don't have the right certifications like SNELL 2010.