One of the more unique motocross helmets on the market today is from a company that you may not have heard of, Scorpion EXO. Known in the road racing world for their super exotic street helmets, Scorpion has entered the off-road world with their top-of-the-line VX-R70 helmet. Used by MXGP riders in Europe, riders of the famed Paris/Dakar rally and most recently the WFO Baja race team, the Scorpion VX-R70 motocross helmet is a serious helmet with high-end features that will make this the helmet of choice for your next ride.
The VX-R70 is a Serious Helmet
Right out of the box, our VX-R70 “Flux” model feels like a race ready piece of equipment. The TCT (Thermodynamic Composite Technology) shell that is a 5-layer blend of interlaced and specially formulated fiberglass, aramid and organic poly-resin makes this feel like one of the lightest helmets on the market. The inside of the helmet is equipped with a super comfortable removable liner that is designed to wick moisture , thanks to the KwikWick II liner, and keep riders heads cool during warm weather. To aide in airflow, there are three intake ports to pull in fresh air and 2 exhaust ports to expel the hot air.
The fitting of the helmet is spot on in our test of the VX-R70. The size Large helmet fit snug but not too tight, which is the way you want your helmet to fit. The most interesting thing about the helmet is the air-fit bladder system. If you ever owned a pair of Reebok “Pump” shoes, you will be quite familiar with this adjustment system. Located at the bottom of the chin bar, a red button activates the pump to ‘fine-tune’ the helmet’s fit. There is a small metal button that releases the air pressure alongside as well. This is used to fine tune the fit to the rider, and not a replacement to an ill-fitting helmet.
The finish of this helmet is top-quality in every sense. You can tell the designers at Scorpion thought outside the box when designing the VX-R70. The crisp modern lines makes this one of the sleekest helmets out there on the track and works with all neck braces on the market. The VX-R70’s innovative features include a softer, more pliable visor that is shatter resistant (We tried to break it and it doesn’t!), a removable mud guard at the nose of the helmet, titanium D-rings, and graphics that make this helmet look custom painted! With DOT/ECE rating, you know this helmet will keep you protected when you need it.