ICON Variant Helmet


$350.00 - $370.00

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Item #ICN00A2

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11 Reviews
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Freddy Verified Purchaser
Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA
Comfort 5/5 Performance 5/5 Sizing - true to size? 4/5 Style 5/5 Weight 4/5
Great buy

Comfortable fit and looks good. Easy to change shield or replace parts. Worth the money

Dorsey132
Duarte, Ca
Comfort 2/5 Performance 3/5 Sizing - true to size? 3/5 Style 4/5 Weight 2/5
Icon Hi-Viz Salvo Helmet Large

I have been wearing this helmet in the Hi-Viz color for about two years now, mostly commuting on my f800gs. The look of the helmet is super cool. It has a very futuristic MX feel. I wanted a lid that didn't make me look lame out on the road.

Overall, seeing as I have been able to wear it for two years, it is a decent helmet, although I find myself feeling like it is now the most uncomfortable piece of gear I wear and am looking for a different brand. My biggest complaints are the weight, discomfort on my ears and the fact there is no room to velcro speakers in for my SMH-10R intercom.

It's not a bad helmet. But here is my take on it.

Pros:
Hi-Viz color is easy to spot.
Helmet looks cool.
Decent quality. Nothing has broken or caused problems
Liner is easy to remove and clean
Buffetting at speed is not too bad

Cons:
Heavy - I notice it on my head
Noisy and unsealed (especially when glancing over)
Hear pockets are shallow (can't use speakers)
Not the most comfortable (on my ears).

Neutral:
I have not removed the shield yet
Nor the visor so can't report on that

bthkiller
Lake Stevens, WA, USA
Comfort 3/5 Performance 4/5 Sizing - true to size? 5/5 Style 5/5 Weight 4/5
Great Helmet

Pros:Great look, hydra-dry liner is very functional

The only negative I have found with the helmet is over the shoulder checks at 60+ MPH the visor can create an exaggerated drag.

I also purchased the RST Gold lens to go with the helmet and it is great for day and night riding.

ICON Variant Helmet
Rbizzle Verified Purchaser MotoSport Staff Expert
Beaverton, OR, USA
Comfort 5/5 Performance 5/5 Sizing - true to size? 5/5 Style 5/5 Weight 4/5
Much Better Than Expected

This helmet performed much better than i expected it to. I bought it figuring that the shape and visor would really catch the wind when riding and that it would be a pretty noisy helmet. This helmet does great at high speeds and feels just as stable as my Bell Star Carbon. It is a bit quieter too. There is plenty of airflow on hot days and i haven't had any fogging issues on cold mornings. The liner is super comfy and very easy to take out. The shield is easy to swap to but takes about 5 minutes.

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Sprockets93 Verified Purchaser
Winona, MN, USA
Comfort 5/5 Performance 4/5 Sizing - true to size? 5/5 Style 5/5 Weight 5/5
Awesome Helmet

I love this helmet! Fits nice and snug just like it should. I ordered a Large (I have a Large Fox V2 and V3 for dirt biking) and figured it should be in the same ball park sizing as my motocross helmets, which it was. The flat/rubberized black looks great with the Fire/Iridium shield. I would strongly recommend this helmet!

KPRide
Comfort 4/5 Performance 4/5 Sizing - true to size? 3/5 Style 5/5 Weight 4/5
Solid Dual Sport Helmet for the Money

I use this helmet on my supermoto and dual sport.
At highway speeds there is a lot of wind drag.
The visor isn't the easiest to swap out which can be less than ideal when going out for rides at night or in inclement weather. The visor works well to block sun when it's in your eyes. Very well constructed helmet, haven't had any issues with it yet.

I would usually wear a Medium helmet however I first got the medium and had to return it for a large as I couldn't even get my head into the helmet. I'd recommend ordering 1 size up or try to find a store that has them and trying out which size works best for you.

Matt
MA
Comfort 5/5 Performance 5/5 Sizing - true to size? 5/5 Style 5/5 Weight 5/5
I found my favorite helmet

I first ordered the orange version of this helmet thinking it would go with my repsol CBR but it didn't go well so I returned it (no problems at all) and got the matte black rubberized version. It fits like a charm and the venting is great on hot days - beats all my other helmets by far and so worth the money. Just a note on sizing, it was snug the day I got it but broke it in within a week or so and now fits great. Medium = about a 7 3/8 sized fitted hat.

CR73
Tucson, AZ
Comfort 3/5 Performance 1/5 Sizing - true to size? 4/5 Style 4/5 Weight 2/5
Completely Disappointing!

Bought a Variant and a silver mirrored shield. Replacement shield doesn't fit right and one of the inner vent covers completely fell out of the helmet before I even had a chance to wear it on my bike. $415 for two pieces of garbage! If you're gonna spend that much for a helmet and shield, it had better be higher quality. Be warned! I expected more from Icon.

westbusa Top 500 Contributor
big flats ny
Nice helmet

Bought this helmet to wear on my hayabusa,finally got to try it out last weekend,nice fit,lots of vents to open or close depending on weather temp,helmet had no buffering and front bill didnt try to pull my head to the sky,helmet was very steady at high speeds,very happy with purchase.

Dasen
McKinney, TX
Comfort 5/5 Performance 5/5 Sizing - true to size? 5/5 Style 5/5 Weight 5/5
Great Buy

the variant helmet exceeded my expectations. super comfortable and excellent airflow! this helmet defiantly adds style to your ride.

ARSENAL
Ft Lewis
Comfort 5/5 Performance 5/5 Sizing - true to size? 5/5 Style 5/5 Weight 5/5

5 Questions
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Not Yet:   1
venom
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Q: . Molded EPS nose reduces shield fogging?
2 months 8 days ago
.the Molded EPS nose reduces shield on my XL icon variant helmet is some where on the road. I have the rubber part and the vent lever just missing the fiberglass molded nose can I buy just that part??
Thomas
Q: Does it come in red?
Over 9 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 9 months ago
A: No sorry, Icon does not offer the Variant Helmet in red.
Excelsior
Location: Maryland, USA
Q: Does the face shield lift up and down for eyeglasses?
Over 11 months ago
This may or may not seem like a silly question? But since it isn't listed in the description or pictures and no one mentions it in their review, I thought I would ask. Since I have a tendency to wear prescription glasses/sunglasses I was wondering if this helmet lets you lift the face shields to put on or take off glasses and breath fresh air while stopped or moving slowly. Most helmets do and I expect this one does but thought I should ask before ordering and finding out it's a fixed face shield. Thank!
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 11 months ago
A: Yes the face shield on the ICON Variant Helmet flips up. (see video)
Mikesmud
Location: Or
Q: What is the recommended care for the outside of the rubberized helmet j?
1 year 9 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year 9 months ago
A: Exterior Cleaning (Rubatone Matte Helmets)
1. Lay a warm, wet cloth towel on the exterior of the helmet for at least 5 minutes to soften dried on bugs.
2. Remove the now softened bugs and road grime with a light bloting acton. For this use the soft part of your helmet bag provided or a clean microfiber cloth.
You can also visit rideicon.com and go to the product page to download a PDF version of your owner’s manual or instructions on how to care for your product. (click on the manual or care tab)
James
Q: Are replacement lenses easily available?
2 years 1 month ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 1 month ago
A: Yes, the shields for the ICON Variant Helmet can be found here:
http://www.motosport.com/icon-variant-helmet-shield
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