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    New kid on the block

    Hello all, I'm a newbie to MOA but looking forward to re-entering the world of motorcycling. I successfully completed my MSF Basic Rider course at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg and just received my motorcycle endorsement on my license. I anticipate doing street riding (no interstates for now) until I gain more experience. I'd welcome your collective thoughts about the best full-face or modular helmet. Living in South Carolina I'm also looking for a helmet with excellent ventilation.

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    Welcome to BMWMOA. Living in central Virginia I can appreciate your desire to get a helmet with good ventilation. There are a variety of helmets that might fit the bill. I am sure other will provide good suggestions. I recommend checking out the Shoei GT Air II. It is not a modular helmet, but does provide good air flow.
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    Welcome to the forum! Check out the Gear section for some discussions about helmets. There is also this index of reviews and you can see what is in the Helmet part of this thread:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...d-Gear-Reviews
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    Welcome to BMWMOA. I recommend checking out the Shoei GT Air II. It is not a modular helmet, but does provide good air flow.
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    Welcome miller7201! Congrats on passing the MSF course. I have a Bell Star and RS-1 which provided adequate ventilation IMO but don't have any experience with other brands. Post a pic of the bike if you get a chance.
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    Welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by langoptc View Post
    Welcome miller7201! Congrats on passing the MSF course. I have a Bell Star and RS-1 which provided adequate ventilation IMO but don't have any experience with other brands. Post a pic of the bike if you get a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    Welcome to BMWMOA. Living in central Virginia I can appreciate your desire to get a helmet with good ventilation. There are a variety of helmets that might fit the bill. I am sure other will provide good suggestions. I recommend checking out the Shoei GT Air II. It is not a modular helmet, but does provide good air flow.
    Thanks for the recommendation. My wife and I lived in Northern Virginia for 23 years. We've been in your area many times.

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    I'm running a Schuberth E1 modular helmet that I like but I d have to say the ventilation is not great. I've never run any comms. Welcome from Newfoundland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miller7201 View Post
    Hello all, I'm a newbie to MOA but looking forward to re-entering the world of motorcycling. I successfully completed my MSF Basic Rider course at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg and just received my motorcycle endorsement on my license. I anticipate doing street riding (no interstates for now) until I gain more experience. I'd welcome your collective thoughts about the best full-face or modular helmet. Living in South Carolina I'm also looking for a helmet with excellent ventilation.

    Thanks
    Welcome. Don't know what you're riding, but if you're on an adv bike, the Arai XD4 is a good choice if you're seeking ventilation (along with some of the best protection you can buy).


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    Miller7201, congratulations on the F900XR! I will be interested to see what you think after you have ridden that machine for a while. Sure looks nice. I am considering getting a modern motorcycle and the XR looks attractive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    Miller7201, congratulations on the F900XR! I will be interested to see what you think after you have ridden that machine for a while. Sure looks nice. I am considering getting a modern motorcycle and the XR looks attractive.
    Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. When I took my MSF class I asked my instructors about it. They said it was a good fit for me, just enough power to have fun but not so much as to be problematic for a new rider. I'm also a relatively big guy and they confirmed it would have no trouble accommodating my 6'4" frame.

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