I went and tried on the Shoei RF1000 today, one of the TWO
helmets that my local dealer carries (RF1000 and HJC CL-15, which i have).
MY GOD what a difference. it felt light and more like a hat then a spacesuit. I still felt like it was a little bulky but definitely less than the HJC. Only thing is it did feel slightly cramped for the 10 seconds I had it on...and was harder to get into (I tried on the small).
just for comparison I tried on the HJC CL-15 in XL size.
you could have fit a head and a half in there. I can't believe that mine is the same size shell on the outside.
I'm gonna try and post a picture of me in my gear tomorrow, maybe you guys can tell me if it looks huge or what.
but hell yeah now Im convinced I should at least ditch the HJC at some point (especially in the fall when I'll have the $$$).
hope I can find a better deal on the RF1000... $375 is the best I've seen so far. tho i doubt it seeing as its riding season rite now.
and this one looks the best I think...