Shark Skwal 2 Switch Rider 2 - Matt Black / Anthracite
Customer Product Reviews
My first Shark helmet, really good fit, light & comfortable. Love the graphics & the LED lights are a bonus. Good built in sunscreen which is easily operated, 7 the Pinlock insert is really effective keeping the visor clear in all weathers. No issues with noise & the vents work really well. As always great service from Sportbikeshop.
Made the right decision going from medium to small. Perfect nice comfy tight fit. I have a super sports configured bike and the visual range through the visor is spot on. I have however put a strip of electricians tape at the top of the visor, to stop late evening sun glare. I could have done without the flashing lights. The rear flashing white lights are illegal in England. I'm considering painting the rear ones with my wife's red nail varnish. To be honest I don't think I will ever use them. Before I purchased this lid I read the reviews and they certainly helped.
I'm not an experienced rider but I got the Skwal 2 due to it's 4* SHARP rating, general look and price tag. Not to mention the added LED features, which to give added visibility! I went for the Matt grey which is darker than the pictures but I prefer that. Overall it's a good comfortable helmet some wind noise over 60 but not horrendous, I don't wear earplugs and it's quieter than other more expensive helmets. I think for the price, getting a spare visor, tinted visor and the pin lock insert is included the Skawl 2 is a very good entry level helmet
Very comfortable if you buy the right size. Not loose at all and gives a good sense of protection. LED system a little underwhelming but I've yet to see it in the night. Good for mounting action cameras with a curved mount. Great for glasses wearers as the grooves internally help a lot. Fits speakers internally under the foam. Came with a race & clear visor with pin lock included for me, pinlock works a charm and sits flush with the visor. Not too much noticeable noise when at higher speeds if using speakers but a small wind sound does come through. Got it on offer at 180 quid and I have no complaints.
Another winner from Shark!
I have always used Shark as my noggin fits them well. This is an upgrade from my S900 that was getting a bit stinky. First impressions after a couple of long trips is that it is quieter than my previous and that the vents work much better, the larger pinlock that comes with it is a big improvement. Was not sure about the LED's but after using it on the M62 at dark o clock in the rain I did feel it made me a bit more visible so that can only be a good thing, would recommend it does what it says on the tin looks good and is good value for money!
Bright and brilliant
This helmet is wicked. It's light and quiet. Both much better that then other helmets I've used in this price range. The added facility of the led lighting gives an additional visual aid to other drivers to see you after dark. I would definitely recommend.
Not had it too long. Took a couple of days to break in but really comfortable now. Doesn't feel heavy on the head and the vents keep things from getting too stuffy. Chin strap is nicely padded and feels secure. Overall I'm very pleased and good service from SBS
Not 100% happy
So far I'm far from 100% happy with this helmet. Design and looks are good and I like the LED lights though unsure how often I will use them. After just one use the helmet developed a rattle which transpired to be the air vent opener latch was loose. It went back to SBS then back to Shark. 2 weeks later it's back repaired. The mouth vent is weak and blows shut at around 35mph so poor quality in my opinion. The visor gives ok visibility but only closes in clicks of approx 4 positions so it's either open quite wide or shut. My old Shoei you could leave just a few mm open to allow airflow. Sun visor is good addition and generally helmet padding is comfortable. I'm just not very convinced on the quality now after the issues.......
First Shark lid
First time I've even worn Shark and I wasn't disappointed! Had Arai, XLite, HJC and AGV before and this feels top quality! Great finish and feel and VERY quiet on the bike. Great price although good to note that I needed to drop a size from what I've worn in every other brand to get the right fit so try for size and fit before you buy. You won't be disappointed!!
An upgrade for me!
This lid is great, it's well made, comfortable and looks good. I really like the LED safety feature too, its bright. I upgraded from a Shark S700 and the difference is like night and day. From the way the visor closes to the ventilation of the helmet is just so much better. I also like how the Skwal 2 internals have been made to fir the Shark bluetooth system which I will be purchasing soon. I've read that others have commented about wind noise whilst riding at speed, I haven't really experienced this.. perhaps because I ride a naked machine as opposed to a sport bike and my head position is different? An excellent consumer experience with SBS as per usual, speedy delivery and very well packaged. The lowest price I could find on the internet too. All in all I'm very pleased with the helmet!
Lovely, stylish helmet
The guy who helped me try on various helmets was amazingly helpful, and after finding this helmet we knew it was the one! Perfect fit, comfortable padding on the inside, easy to remove when needed with the fast release mechanism... and the LED lights are an awesome bonus! Very happy with this helmet, and the excellent customer service we received in the Kirton branch!
Amazing price and quality!!
This helmet is definitely worth the money! The design is great, the interior is so soft and full making you feel really comfortable and secure. I love the interior sunglasses and the lights who work perfectly only need to charge for about 20 mins. Would definitely recommend this!!
Sharp looking Shark
Shark never fail to let me down. My first choice in helmet. Now with LED lights, what more could I ask for? Easy to charge it up, eyecstching design, comfortable and by far the best lid I've bought to date at a reasonable price.