ICON Airmada Scrawl Helmet

ICON Airmada Scrawl Helmet Review

The ICON Airmada ‘Scrawl’ is a step up in the direction towards more premium helmets to make it viable to be worn on a track day.

The helmet is big and sporty, meant to be aggressive in looks, and streamlined for a super stable experience at high speeds. Check price here.

It exceeds DOT FMVSS 218, ECE 22-05, SAI AS1698 and SG ratings from the US, European Union, Australia, and Japan.

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What Would You Love?

The scrawl graphic. You have two bald eagles with open talons on the sides, a skull with wings on the chin guard, and an excited looking tiger face at the back beneath the spoiler and exhaust. There’s also a dagger going through a rose at the top, surrounded by snakes. Black and white–very effective.

The design is a bit unconventional at the top because the roof scoops and the spoiler stick out like those of a Japanese tuner on American streets.

The overall vibe is a very nostalgic trip to the late 80s in this graphic and design which appear to scream ‘Murica!’ at the onlooker.

The Top Features to Look Out For

A rock solid helmet with pop culture graphic. What more could you ask for? Functions, of course. So here they are.

Shell

This is a helmet made with injection molded polycarbonate shell which is strong and stable; instead of tri-composite which keeps the price point down in the middle. At 3 lbs. 9 oz. with the face shield, you might feel some weight. But its construction suggests a chin on tank position so your neck might not feel that load.

This helmet is a race oriented and is designed to fit tight and snug. It is long oval in shape. People with wider heads might have trouble with fitting it in the form of wobbles and pressure points. The design conforms to ICON’s original vision of making this helmet primarily function as a racing helmet. So you will feel that narrow front and a wider back that you get to see in some tunnel tested things.

You’d normally use this helmet when you are in a chin on tank or ¾ riding position. If you are one of the easy riders you need to look at a different category.

Available in 4 shell sizes and 5 EPS sizes, ICON has tried to accustom the helmet to a majority of the SBK owners taking their baby steps.

Visors

Optically correct, Class 1 anti fog, UV resistant and anti scratch face shield. Wider face shield should ensure a larger field of view. Shields come in a lot of different colors and can be replaced very easily.

Both the PROLOCK shield locking mechanism and shield mounts are extremely user friendly, and operate without any levers or buttons to push. This is the rapid release face shield system that is the trend nowadays as more helmet manufacturers follow suit.

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Ventilation

7 intakes at the front and 4 exhausts at the back show how refined this helmet is for ventilation purposes, considering its role on the track.

The toggle-able chin vent is supported by two auxiliary vents on either side, which can also be opened or closed with sliders on the inside of the helmet. So you have plenty of air flowing on the inner visor through the breath guard as well as decent cooling on your jaw line. Two brow vents placed near each other at the top of your brow line which can be toggled on or off. This ensures your forehead remains cool at lower speeds. The massive chimney vents are triangular in shape and can be opened or closed with a lever at the center simultaneously. The triangular vents have been angled in such a way that the system works in all three positions – straight up, ¾ or tucked in. Very cool.

The exhausts reside at the back; two beneath the monstrous spoiler and two of them behind the ears which are actual holes in the EPS to chuck that air out with minimal interruption.

Padding and Lining

The fabric for cheek pads and comfort liner has been provided by HYDRADRY. They have a very smooth texture, almost like micro fiber and are quite efficient in wicking up any moisture present on the skin. The cheek pads as well as the liner can be removed easily and washed under cold water to get rid of the unpleasant condition after a long ride.
The cheek pads have a nice thick foam feeling that help towards a snug fit and lower wind noise. The comfort liner has snap mounts at the extreme end of the occipital ridge and at the brow line of the EPS liner, effectively eliminating any chance of a pressure point.

Customer Reviews

Apart from the tight fit, this helmet has received nothing but praise from customers all over. Crash tested by one of the gentlemen who got hit by a coal truck and got his head stuck between two wheels and got out without so much as a hint of an injury to the head, this helmet is a perfect choice for the nervous SBK beginner.

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ICON Airmada Scrawl HelmetWe have worked closely with RevZilla, Amazon and 2Wheel over the years to provide our testers with products to review. They are all great partners and unique in their own ways, so make sure to check out their prices. Please don’t forget we may get a commission if you buy from them.

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Bottom Line

A stylish, rough and tough, race bred helmet from ICON which can literally save your head in the worst of motorbike crashes deserves more than just your attention. It deserves the attention of your wallet, sir!

Verdict – highly recommended.

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