Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro Intensity

Motorrad | September 12th, 2015 by 0
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The discerning motorcyclist chooses a BMW. A German brand named Schuberth has been designing and constructing high-end helmets targeted towards those very discerning connoisseurs. Schuberth …

The discerning motorcyclist chooses a BMW. A German brand named Schuberth has been designing and constructing high-end helmets targeted towards those very discerning connoisseurs.

Schuberth was founded in 1922 and has been producing safety helmets for more than 90 years. The company produces premium head protection but not solely for motorcyclists. They also produce helmets for the German military, firefighters, Formula1 and even BMW, among others.

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For the past few months I’ve been testing the Schuberth C3 Pro Intensity, an even more exclusive version of the company’s modular C3 Pro model. With the helmet adorning the Schuberth name, my expectations were high.

The build quality of the Schuberth is pronounced, simply handling the helmet prior to even wearing it its high quality was evident. The helmet provides remarkable silence for a modular helmet with aeroacoustics rated at a mere 82db(A) at 100kph. This is always desirable but is most appreciated during longer rides, particularly at highway speeds. It’s ability to maintain tranquil noise levels surprisingly doesn’t come at the cost of good ventilation. The helmet’s frontal vent not only helps to reduce fogging but enables significant airflow inside of the helmet. Typically, one would need to leave their face shield open a bit to get similar levels of cooling during those very warm summer days.

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A premium helmet of this caliber is obviously a very safe product, as are its competitors. For the avid rider, the comfort offered by the C3 Pro Intensity is indispensable. The helmet wears extremely comfortably for many hours. Its integrated sun visor and its ability to accommodate Schuberth’s SRC communication system are icing on the proverbial cake. The fact that it combines all of these features and performs so optimally in these many different ways makes this helmet worth every penny of its premium $829USD MSRP.

The Schuberth garners lots of attention with its strong design and exclusive presence. The Schuberth brand is quite prestigious but the C3 Pro Intensity model manages to elevate this even further with its very distinctive graphics. Because others too will find this helmet to be very desirable, be sure to invest in Schuberth’s HelmetLok security fastener.

In conclusion, the Schuberth C3 Pro Intensity not only met my high expectations, it far exceeded them.

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