I am a fairly new motorcyclist and I had an HJC CL-17 previously. This was an absolute jump for me. It is lighter, a little snugger, and a whole lot quieter. The pin-lock shield is amazing and I have not noticed fogging AT ALL. Although the helmet gets a little warm for me, a simple one notch raise of the visor solves the issue. Also I no longer have annoying bugs flying into my helmet which is AMAZING. Matches my bike flawlessly (2007 Honda CBR600RR) and looks GREAT with a mirrored visor. You can also ride at night with the mirrored visor on, but it is a little more dark at night. Not too bad though. 99% recommend this helmet.