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Modular motorcycle helmets have gotten a bad rap from many “serious” riders for being cumbersome and clunky, especially when they were first introduced. Those first options were certainly a no-go for anyone who liked to grab a fist full of throttle on the open highway. The chin bar would whistle and the overall large profile would cause your head to buffet like crazy. Not ideal.
But modular helmets have come a long ways since they first showed up and they are still getting better. Quite often the prices get higher when things get better and the premium options that are available now may break the bank for some. Not everyone can drop 5-600 hard-earned dollars on a helmet. Scorpion is hoping to change that with their entry into the premium modular helmet world.
The EXO-GT3000 from Scorpion is packed full of features that you would see in their high-end full face lineup. Plus, its sub $400 price tag makes it extremely approachable for any serious rider. Where it will really shine, though, is for the sport touring rider who likes to put down a lot of miles, but at a good clip.
So what makes this helmet a top-shelf choice? Let’s start with the shell of the helmet. Scorpion constructs the GT3000 with their TCT-Ultra shell, which is a fancy way of saying that it is comprised of a 5 layer blend of fibers. The fibers are pre-impregnated with resin to make the shell strong, yet lightweight.
The fiberglass construction of the GT3000 allows it to have a very low profile, making it more aerodynamic and easier to wear. Scorpion uses three different shell sizes so that they can keep the profile small. After all, one size does not fit all.
The flip-up chin bar can be what separates a premium helmet from one that is relegated to a lonely shelf in a forgotten closet. Fortunately, the GT3000 is extremely simple to use with its single button release. The chin bar can be quickly flipped up with a gloved hand and be clicked back into place with ease. Quick stops can be accomplished without fumbling around trying to open the helmet.
As for wind noise, Scorpion has taken the necessary steps to make this helmet as quiet as it can be. First, the chin bar locks into place securely, eliminating any rattling noises. The fact that it is aerodynamically superior is another major factor that makes it quiet. The less the amount of wind drag, the less amount of wind noise that can be created. The Ellip-Tec base plate system uses an elliptical motion that pulls the face shield up tight against the gasket of the eyeport to make a very tight seal, preventing any whistling from that point.
Fit is something that Scorpion works really hard at perfecting. They want their helmets to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why they have created the AirFit liner inflation system. The cheek pads can be inflated by pumping a small, built-in bulb to get a precise fit. No one helmet can fit everyone perfectly, but the AirFit allows you to get as close as possible. Release the air and the helmet becomes easier to remove as well.
On the inside of the GT3000 you will find Scorpion’s KwickWick III anti-microbial liner. The moisture wicking material will keep your head cool and dry, even on the hottest rides. Its anti-microbial properties will keep it smelling fresh between washes too.
Even the shield received the premium treatment. It features the Everclear no fog technology to keep it clear and has an anti-scratch coating. There is a “City Mode” tab that locks the shield slightly open to allow fresh air to enter. This is a great feature to have when you’re moving slowly through traffic. The retractable SpeedView sun visor can be deployed with a flick of a finger and can be retracted with the same ease.
All of these features and more are what make the Scorpion EXO-3000 a premium modular helmet. Scorpion went above and beyond designing this thing and it’s only a matter of time that it becomes a favorite in the sport touring crowd.Check Out All Scorpion Gear
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