Scorpion EXO-T1200 motorcycle helmet is a full-face motorcycle helmet designed especially to meet the demands of long-distance motorcycle riders who look for premium features. The EXO-T1200 is inspired by the MotoGP technology and a decent helmet for touring riders who are looking for maximum airflow, aerodynamic stability, and all other premium features that make their long-distance ride more comfortable.
Scorpion EXOT1200 has some Scorpion exclusive features like TCT composite shell, VSV ventilation system to ensure the full front-to-back airflow in the helmet, and AirFit cheek pad inflation system to ensure better fit while riding. The EXO-T1200 helmet developed for riders who look towards the comfort in all-day riding.
Scorpion EXO-T1200 Motorcycle Helmet Review
Let’s take a look at what’s this helmet has to offer for touring riders:
Shell Design & Protection Level:
The Scorpion EXO-T1200 is constructed from a TCT (Thermodynamic Composite Technology) composite fiber which exclusively made by Scorpion. It is a proprietary 5-layer blend of interlaced and specially formulated fiberglass, Aramid, and organic poly-resin fiber to provide strength and a layered impact absorption protection to the rider’s head.
In case, you go through a motorcycle accident, the TCT shell of Scorpion EXO-T1200 helmet will absorb the impact and protect your head from several head injuries. Scorpion EXO-T1200 is a DOT-218 approved motorcycle helmet comes with 5-years of warranty.
The reason Scorpion EXO-T1200 get the attention of touring riders is its ventilation system which is one of the best on the market. EXO-T1200 has Scorpion’s VSV (Venturi Super Vent) ventilation system which is designed for the sole purpose of providing maximum airflow during long-rides. It is the innovative ventilation system designed and wind-tunnel tested to increase the venturi effect within the helmet. The venturi effect is a creation of negative air pressure to maintain the proper airflow within the helmet.
The Scorpion EXO-T1200 helmet has two intake forehead ports where one allows the cool air to enter the helmet while another passes cool air across the three exhaust ports. In doing so, the second vent passes the air through the graduated super vent air channel to increase the venturi effect and remove more warm air out of the helmet.
However, it also becomes the downfall of the helmet in terms of noise. On one side, these vents are doing an excellent job in keeping the head of rider dry and cool while on another side attracting unnecessary wind and creating noise within the helmet.
But, if you use earplugs while riding then you’re good to go.
Face Shield & Visor:
The Scorpion EXO-T1200 installed with an EverClear face shield which is 100% optically-clear and provide a clear and wide field of vision to the riders. This EverClear face shield comes with a modern fog-free technology which has an anti-scratch hardened coating on it and provides 100% protection from UV rays.
It has a tool-less shield changing system what Scorpion calls, the Ellie-Tec ratchet system which uses an elliptical motion that creates a 7.6mm of travel and removes the shield safely against the eyeport, ensuring a proper seal.
The Scorpion has incorporates KwikWick III – the third generation of moisture-wicking material with anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic properties which allows you to feel cool in warm weather and warm in cool weather. This liner feels very plushy and gives your cheeks the soft touch. The Scorpion EXO-T1200 also has a KwikFit cheek pads system to accommodate eyeglasses. But, what I admired most is, the Scorpion has introduced the AirFit cheek pad inflation system.
With this system, you can ensure the fitting of a helmet on your head by squeezing the inflating bulb to tighten the helmet accordingly.
Apart from this, the helmet comes with an emergency quick-release cheek pad system to remove the cheek pads by pulling the two tabs underneath the helmet and allow easy removal of the head from the helmet and Comm-ready speaker pockets for using motorcycle Bluetooth headsets while riding.
Overall, the helmet looks premium and with its intermediate oval shape, it can fit most head shapes. It is quite lightweight and comes with several interesting features in a medium price range. After reviewing it, I can say that there aren’t many helmets in this price range that can beat Scorpion EXO-T1200 in safety and airflow.