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04-18-2006, 03:05 AM
2 for sale....Suomy Fazer/Gunwind
$150.00 Large ........ one bonk other then that clean...small chips in wind rails-not helmet. Used 15 - 20 times.
$170.00 Medium ........ Spotless. Used 3-4 times (passenger helmet)
....always favored my custom painted Arai, but now due to crash it's toast.
04-18-2006, 03:09 AM
B.T.W....This is a review I found.
http://graphics.motorcycle-usa.com/mcusa_article_topcap.gif http://photos.motorcycle-usa.com/Web/suomy_gunwindrev.jpg (http://photos.motorcycle-usa.com/suomy_gunwindrev.jpg)The Gunwind offers a solid but comfortable fit that continued to feel as good as it did when it was first slipped on. http://banner.motorcycle-usa.com/banman.asp?ZoneID=88&Task=Get&Mode=HTML&PageID=13032 (http://banner.motorcycle-usa.com/banman.asp?ZoneID=88&Task=Click&Mode=HTML&PageID=13032)http://photos.motorcycle-usa.com/Web/bbozgunwind.jpg (http://photos.motorcycle-usa.com/bbozgunwind.jpg)By far, the Gunwind models have the best variety of racer-replica designs.http://graphics.motorcycle-usa.com/mcusa_related_heading.gifProduct Review: Sidi Vertigo Boot (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=2409&Page=1)
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Product Review: Suomy Gunwind Helmet http://graphics.motorcycle-usa.com/mcusa_printer_icon_sm.gif (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=213#)
By Ken Hutchison
Graphic by Brian Chamberlain
The Suomy Gunwind (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/?WT.mc_ID=25002) definitely looks and feels like a top of the line lid, as it should with a suggested retail price of $399.95.
Upon first impression, the Italian helmet (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=213#) looks great and its paint finish and quality of materials are superb. We received the Pere Riba Replica in time for our Italian Twins (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=35) shootout. Unfortunately for this test (but not for me!), I never got to test the crash protection of Suomy's latest lid.
One of the Gunwind's best features is its lack of weight. Its fiberglass/Kevlar composite shell helps make the the lid significantly lighter than other helmets in this price range. According to our Fed-Ex certified scales, the Suomy was 0.25 lb. lighter than comparable HJC and AGV models. (see the numbers below.)
Tale of the Scale
Suomy Gunwind: 3.10 lbs
HJC AC-10: 3.35 lbs
AGV X-Vent: 3.35 lbs
Shoei RF900: 3.70 lbs
Features include forward facing vents on the forehead and chin area for fresh air and shield de-fogging. The Venturi vent system stretches across the top and around the rear of the helmet where the exit vents are located. The system not only facilitates air circulation throughout the helmet, it also finishes off the stylish and aggressive look. Since current popular helmet designs are leaning towards the wild and crazy side, the Suomy Gunwind will fit right in.
One of the most important qualities of a piece of equipment is how little you are aware of its presence after a few hours of riding, and the Gunwind offers a solid but comfortable fit that continued to feel as good as it did when it was first slipped on.
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