Spent the weekend looking for Helmets and have come up empty. Best fit is Arai but that eliminates the modular styling and built in sun visor. Really wish the Shoei fit my head but 10 minutes of wear and a hot spot quickly develops. Going to jump on the bike and head over to Chaparral in San Bernardino in the next few weeks (after Grand Exuma Bahamas next week) to check out the Shark Evoline. Have decided to pull the trigger on a 2015 so new helmets and intercoms are on the list as well, we'll keep the existing for the grandson's who continue to grow like weeds.Have used Nolan 102, 103 and current 104. Do not like the 104 as it just has some annoying features. The larger windscreen while providing slightly better peripheral vision seems warmer than past models when riding. I also find the screen has less opening adjustments and unless you have it closed it has an annoying to me vibration in my field of vision so riding closed is the only option even with the built in sun screen engaged (it doesn't retract automatically anymore as well). Overall I feel they went in the wrong direction with this noisy helmet....just my opinion but it will be my last Nolan and I will soon be searching for another that fits my head...FIT IS EVERYTHING and I've had bad experience with HJC and other modular when it comes to comfort. We typically ride 400-500 miles per day on weekend rides here in Arizona so comfort is required.
I have to go with full face coverage as I learned in a get-off a couple of years ago...your head hits when and wherever it deems necessary and my chin bar took a beating, good thing I don't remember. Fortunately I rode away with only a concussion and no knowledge that I had just crashed for about 30 minutes. Weird!Have you looked at the Arai CT-Z? http://www.araiamericas.com/?pageid=57#/helmets/moto/ct-z/solid/diamond-white
The full face is best for safety. The half helmet is said to be worst then no helmet for safety.
I just read some recent German language motorcycle magazine review...the HJC RPHA (full face) bested the Shuberth in their tests, as did a helmet from BMW.If you can afford it...go for it. Make sure it fits your head, I tried on a C3 and did not like the fit at all. Quality workmanship and materials though, the price well it is what it is.