Scorpion has made a name for themselves as one of the top bang-for-your-buck brands in the realm of motorcycle gear. For years they have crafted, innovated, and delivered on a mission to provide riders with quality gear that bridges a once vacant gap in the price spectrum. For Fall 2016, they add to their robust lineup with a handful of new graphical updates to some of their most popular helmets.
Starting with their most entry-level option, the EXO-R410, Scorpion has a just released 2 new additions that are as high-energy as any in their current catalogue. In looking at both the Scorpion EXO-R410 Convoy Helmet and the EXO-R410 Kona, it seems as though the folks at Scorpion handed a blank slate to the designers and flat out said, “here, do your wildest.” Standing somewhere in between Tron and a petrol-powered Power Ranger, each of these graphics offer high-contrast, lively aesthetics that stand out in just about any surroundings.
Scorpion EXO-R410 Convoy Helmet Review:
In addition to the notable aesthetics, the Scorpion EXO-R410 Kona Helmet and the Convoy each make use of the great feature / value combination that comes with the R410 blueprint. In addition to an EverClear faceshield, Kwikwick 2 internal liner, and aero-tuned ventilation, the EXO-R410 comes with both DOT and Snell 2015 approval. Getting both of those, in an entry-level motorcycle helmet, is one of the main value-adds that Scorpion offers, and is one of the reasons why they have become so popular in recent years.
Scorpion EXO-R410 Kona Helmet Review:
Moving up the price ladder, the Scorpion EXO-R710 Fuji Helmet provides the same “go wild” graphical design, just with a few more features that the R410. Aside from the color scheme differences, the Scorpion Fuji Helmet offers a Fiberglass / Aramid Matrix outer shell that comes with the R710 (as opposed the advanced polycarb shell with the R410). Additional features of the EXO-R710 Fuji Helmet include the inclusion of specialty-crafted internal speaker pockets and Emergency Release tabs for neck roll removal.
Scorpion EXO-R710 Fuji Helmet Review:
Lastly, for the Fall of 2016, the Scorpion VX-35 Finnex Helmet takes things to the dirt. Developed as an entry-level off-road helmet, the VX-35 from Scorpion allows new motocross riders to get a feel for the style, without needing to lighten their bank account substantially to do so. At the same time, the VX-35 Finnex Helmet, as would be expected from Scorpion, does not behave like many of the helmets in its price range, and punches well out of its proverbial weight class. Additional features of the Scorpion VX35 Finnex include quick-change chin venting, the Scorpion AirFit liner inflation system for custom fit, and both DOT and ECE approval.
Scorpion VX-35 Finnex Helmet Review:
So there you have it. Scorpion’s newest graphical updates. As always, the focus from Scorpion is on providing riders with quality gear, that performs exceptionally, for many miles in a row, at a relatively moderate price. For the Fall of 2016, that is exactly what they have done, and done well.
Have fun out there, be safe, and as always...
Enjoy the ride,