The Scorpion EXO 1400 Carbon Air is the top sport-touring helmet from Scorpion. Known as the Scorpion EXO-ST1400 in the US, it is bringing a great set of options from carbon fiber to fiberglass outer shells. So, the 1400 Air does definitely turn up the heat on its more premium priced competitors. Not only does it tick all the standard sport-touring boxes like having a drop down sun visor, but it also even includes Scorpion’s Airfit system, which lets you get your ideal fit in the cheeks.
The Scorpion Exo-1400 Carbon Air Helmet is coming composed of Scorpion’s carbon fiber in a total of 3 outer shell sizes, which is already great to see, and it is also available as a fiberglass variant. The shell size distribution means that the first size covers XS – M, the next is L, and the last is XL – XXL.
The carbon fiber helmet fastens with a double D-ring chin strap and uses an intermediate oval head fit. For safety, it has been SHARP tested, and it earned 4/5 stars, which is a solid score.
For weight as well, the Scorpion full-face helmet does very well since it comes in at about 1450 grams, or 3lbs and 3 oz, which is excellent and the carbon version does even better comes in at 1280 grams, or 2lbs and 13oz, which is a little over 100 grams lighter, which is really great. So, compared to the competition, we’re looking at a helmet that comes in lighter than the Nolan N87 Plus and the Shark Skwal 2.2 by quite a bit.
And it even beats some premium competition such as with the Shoei GT Air 2 being 30 grams heavier and the Bell Star DLX MIPS being 70 grams heavier.
So, some interesting results already, but we’ll have to manage our hopes until we see how it performs on the road.
Next, we come to the visor, which is going to offer a fantastic field of view and is coming anti-fog Pinlock prepared with the Pinlock Maxvision insert in the box. For an added touch, the carbon fiber version of the helmet does include a dark smoke visor as well just like with the Scorpion R1 Air racing helmets. But both versions include an integrated sun visor operated by a slide on the side of the helmet.
To remove the face shield, the process is very easy since all you need to do is set it to the fully open position and pull down on the release levers on either side. To remount it, you just line it up with the track and snap it back into place.
For comfort, the Scorpion EXO1400 Carbon Air is also bringing the best that Scorpion can bring with their Kwikwick 3 internal liner. This means that the liner is fully removable, washable, moisture wicking, and anti-bacterial. One of the unique features of the 1400 Air is that it also includes the Scorpion Airfit system.
This means that there if the helmet isn’t quite snug enough or the cheek pads loosen over time, that you can pump air into a set of bladders on either side to tighten things up again, but we’ll cover that soon. To remove the interior, you first have to take out the cheek pads with a set of snaps on either side. Then, once these are removed, you have a set of noise isolators on either side, which fill in the speaker pockets.
Lastly, to take out the top of the liner, you have snaps at the back with a set of inserts in the forehead. The liner is going to be comfortable and plush, and it covers the basics. Inside now, the helmet has a number of EPS grooves to promote airflow and there are also speaker pockets for your choice of system.
Inside the chin bar, you also have a red pump, which allows you to inflate the bladders on either side, which is a clever, and effective solution to the fitment issue.
Finally, we come to the helmet’s vents. In the chin, we’re getting an adjustable inlet with multiple positions while the brow has a single large top vent. In the back, by that stylized point, we also have a set of 3 exhausts spaced around the spoiler.
The Scorpion EXO 1400 Carbon Air brings riders an excellent sport-touring option that delivers excellent features and performance at an even better price. With its unique Airfit system, it also offers even better value thanks to its greater range of custom fitment options.
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