Schuberth C4 - Matt Black
Customer Product Reviews
Helmet fits really well and having fitted the SC1 advanced intercom system the sound quality is excellent. If I have one small criticism it is the chin insert that seems a bit small and would benefit the rider in terms of keeping wind from travelling down front of neck. However it is a minor point.
hmmm not as quiet as hoped.
Don't get me wrong, nice lid well made and comfortable. but not that much quieter than my rx7rr which was so loud it put me off arai after using them for many many years... I will buy a road orientated arai next I think. will try it with ear plugs but the reason I bought it was the reputation of it being quiet...
Reasonable so far
Bought this to try and cut down on helmet noise and buffeting. It's worked partly compared to my Arai. It's also cut down buffeting a certain amount from my adventure 1050 screen. Given it 4 as thought it might make more difference. Quality and fit good, ventilation ok but not as good as Arai. Overall a nice piece of kit though
Coming from an AGV Compact I was expecting great things of this. I did enough research to push me to pick this over the C3 PRO (Bluetooth and price being key factors as well). I read about Schuberth's C3 and C3 PRO being the quietest flip-up helmets on the market and so on. I had high expectations, and they were fulfilled, partially. First, the helmet looks great imho. I love the colour and shape. Second, I bought the SC1 Standard for GPS, Music, Phone calls etc. It works very well, the battery allows for a good range of hours coverage, BUT, the volume feels a little low with some records. Not that you'd ask for a concert in your helmet, but just the possibility of some more db's would have been nice. People on the phone tell me they hear me perfectly, but JUST when helmet and visor are closed. If the visor is up, you need to slow down to be heard perfectly from the other side. Understandable, BUT AGV's share system allowed for perfect communication even at relatively sustained speed with the front open. Not that you'd do that often, but it's something worth mentioning. The chin vent seems somewhat useless if a high windshield is used on the bike. No air is felt coming in, but maybe it will be more useful in winter when the visor could ten d to get foggy. The top vent is a vortex. It genuinely allows for a proper flow of air to get in your helmet. Position one is great, position two makes you feel like Marilyn Monroe in an afterwind. Really, really nice. At least coming from an AGV Compact that basically had no air flow. Now to the worst bit: fit. I admit I could have ordered a size up (XL), but as with most helmets, I hoped it would give in after a while and soften. Well, it doesn't. I had an L with the AGV Compact, which, at first felt tight, then broke in and now feels very comfortable. The Schuberth still doesn't get loose after around 1000km. I love the inside padding, but it just feels too tight for my head. Maybe it was my mistake, but I checked the size chart and thought that it'd be fine. I can't return because the screen protector is off, so I guess I'll just deal with it or sell it. One last thing, I see some difference in terms of quietness from my old AGV, but not this "quietest flip-up helmet on the market" marketing upselling term they use. It's OK, but I'm sure it's definitely not THE quietest. Overall, great build quality, great Bluetooth and comms integration, premium materials but... I don't know, I was expecting something mindblowingly better. Maybe my expectations were too high.
OK but pricey
Decided to go for Schuberth due to their reputation for quietness. Unfortunately I don't notice a big difference from my Shark S700. I do however love the huge field of vision this helmet allows. The ventilation on hot days is also impressive. I bought the intercom with this, and although I am still getting to grips with it, I like the unobtrusive design - fits neatly in slots within the helmet. Overall I am reasonably happy with my purchase, although quite pricey, it feels good quality so hopefully will protect if called upon.
Not a wet weather helmet
Compared to similar British weather whilst using a Nolan 104A I found the visor 'pin visor' copy allows water ingress and then fogs up very quickly. Although easy enough to dry and clean once in a warm room, cleaning and drying on the fly is impossible. Good snug fit and easy to use mechanisms. No noticeable improvement on wind noise over a lot cheaper helmets! I do use earplugs just for the record.
Comfortable and looks good
Quiet when riding my Tiger 800 but raising my head above my touring screen there was still enough wind noise to warrant ear plugs. The sun visor is easy to operate with gloves as is the front air vent the top vent is not quite so easy as it's still a bit stiff. Flip the front up when paying for fuel so you don't look like you're robbing the place! Last helmet was an Arai, this one is so much better.
Great helmet so far..! Although slightly heavier than my C3 Pro the newly designed chin vent is much better and the flip front mechanism is easier to use. The added intercom system is miles better than the cumbersome collar unit from the C3 pro as well. All in all a much better helmet even though the price is high.
Nice quiet quality product
The next level in Schuberth flip up helmets. Better space inside, lower noise level, possibility for build in intercom. Bigger visor area. I compared this helmet to my 'old' C3Pro and the off-road version the E1 with Schuberths biggest front venting. The C4 is for long road trips, and fore on road travel. My fourth SCHUBERTH helmet so far.
Bought this to replace a Schuberth R1. It appears to have all the features that I considered particularly important other than those taken as read on a Schuberth, namely:- Flip front (more convenient when wearing specs), drop-down sun visor, Pinlock-type insert and built in communications. All these have worked very well over 1300 miles to date. Never had a ratchet fastener before, but this works well. Ventilation has been disappointing during the particularly hot spells, but the visor can be opened varying amounts. The built in comms in my opinion is the outstanding feature of this otherwise excellent helmet let down by the not-so-good ventilation. Even at the price, however, I am very pleased with my purchase and don't believe any other helmet on the market could have ticked more boxes.
The best yet
Better than the previous model, with more room and no tight spots as I found in the previous model. With built in speakers and and microphones (built into the helmet itself so no more trapping the microphones boom!). Can't tell if it's any quieter than the previous model. Also, the visor seals are as good if not better. Simplistic insertion of battery and comms unit makes it balanced and light.