Scorpion EXO 1000: Is it worth the $$?

Scorpion EXO 1000

Last time we talked briefly about the different types of helmets, along with the pros and cons about each (click here to check the article). Today, we will review the Scorpion EXO 1000 helmet. One of the many Scorpion EXO models on the market.

Features of the Scorpion EXO 1000 Helmet.

OuterShell Composition.

Even though the outer shell is made of a Fiberglass/Kevlar matrix shell, yet the overall weight of the EXO 1000 is considered to be relatively heavy compared to other helmets (1821 grams). Is the helmet safe? Sure, it is. It’s Snell/DOT certified too.

However, this extra weight is due to the various features that the helmet is loaded with and that we are going to discuss later on in details.

The Visor.

The Scorpion EXO 1000 is equipped with the SpeedShift feature; this basically makes it easier to remove/install the visor for cleaning. Moreover, it has a 3 options side lock to allows you to either lock, unlock or slide the visor at a midway position for further ventilation.

On the other hand, we need to highlight the fact that we experienced some troubles with completely sealing the visor sometimes. There were times where there was a tiny spacing between the lower part of the visor and the rubber sealing.

Also, the EXO 1000 has the EverClear No-Fog technology to provide you with a clear vision while riding at all times. This technology works in harmony with the breath deflector for optimal performance. We haven’t experienced any troubles with this feature ourselves (neither we did hear any negative feedbacks about it from motorcyclists).

Last but not least, the Scorpion EXO 1000 is loaded with an internal smoked sun visor (sliding one) as many of other Scorpion Motorcycle Helmets. Personally, we haven’t experienced any problems with the sliding mechanism of the smoked visor. Yet, sometimes the lower end of the visor is centered with the rider’s line of sight while riding.

We guess it’s all about your facial features and proportions. Nothing Serious.

Internal Lining.

This is the most awesome part about the Scorpion EXO 1000. It has a KwikWick moisture-wicking liner and cheek pads. This feature is really convenient if you get a little bit sweaty while riding.The moisture absorption of the materials is outstanding and the liner is really easy to remove for the wash.

In addition, the EXO 1000 has an inflatable liner to more size adjustment for your convenience. We strongly believe that the perfect fitment of the helmet is one of the important features of the best motorcycle helmets. You can check a previously published article about this topic (click here to check the article).

The Aerodynamic and Air Flow.

The Scorpion EXO 1000 has multiple air vents.  One located at the chin, another at the eyebrows and two lower rear ones (for heat dispersal) along with a rear one in the upper spoiler. Yes, that’s a lot of airflow vents in a single helmet. But, as you can imagine, it comes with a price and that’s the level of noise.

The vents allow a relatively fair amount of air flow through the helmet (indirect one). Some riders had a complain that the amount of air is not sufficient, taking the number of vents into consideration.

We can’t really comment on this feedback as we didn’t experience this issue (or because Egypt is usually hot throughout the whole year).

The rear spoiler is a really good addition to the aerodynamics part. It’s really efficient if you are riding at high speeds.

Scorpion EXO 1000 Vents
Rear Spoiler and Vents

Our Final Call.

Is the Scorpion EXO 1000 worth your $$ ? Well, we can’t really tell. It’s your call. But, we can help you in taking the decision. The EXO 1000 is supposed to be a track/street motorcycle helmet. It’s relatively practical due to the multiple features that the helmet has.

Yet, those “many” features affected the performance (noise level, weight)  indirectly. If you are a rider who is looking for a practical and safe option, then yes, this might be an option that you may want to consider.

On the other hand, if you are an extreme racer who is looking for a safe helmet with minimum features and maximum performance, then we suggest that you might take a look at other alternatives.

Hopefully, this review gave you the insights you were looking for about the Scorpion EXO 1000 model.  Enjoy your rides Two Wheelers and stay safe!

Cheers,