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DaineseMan

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There are no discussion about this elsewhere, so can anyone shed any light onto this competition between these 'cutting edge' helmets: the latest Schuberth C3 PRO and the BMW System 6 EVO. (distinguish from the old standard C3 and System 6)

As opposed to popular belief, they are not the same helmet. According to SBW Motorrad, the System 6 Evo is only manufactured in the Schuberth plant in Magdeburg, but it is still designed by BMW from the drawing board.

Some differences I've noted so far:

1) Schuberth claim the C3 Pro produces an astonishingly low 82db, whereas the System 6 Evo is claimed to produce 84-86db.
2) Schuberth is £500; BMW is £420.

Assuming fit and size is irrelevant, what would you go for?



Edited by DaineseMan on Friday 3rd May 12:47

black-k1

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I used to use a Schuberth C2 then changed to a System 6 (non Evo) last year. I was very happy with my C2 and only replaced it because I'd had it 6 years and had used it a lot in that time so I felt it must be time for a new helmet. The C2 took about 4 weeks to 'break in'. By that I mean that for the first 4 weeks it would start to become uncomfortable after about an hour of wearing. After the 'break in' period, I could wear it all day (and did a number of 12+hour days in it) and it only felt snug and comfortable.

The System 6 still becomes uncomfortable after about an hour and a half and I've been using it for a year. (and yes, I did buy the right size as the next size up was too large!) The sun visor mechanism has just broken even though I've 'followed the rules' and only used the slider bar move the sun visor up/down. The System 6 is as quiet as the C2 and is as light as the C2 (so should not be as quiet or light as the C3). All in all I'll be buying a new C3 very soon and wouldn't recommend the System 6 to anyone.

orangeknight

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or you can pick up the system 6 (non evo) for around £300 in a lot of BMW dealers as they are trying to get rid of them now the Evo is in stock.

RizzoTheRat

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Wasn't aware there was a C3 Pro, I've been very happy with my C3 and when it eventually needs replacing I'd happily get another. What does the Pro do that the standard C3 doesn't?

Rosscow

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You have to pay it a wage! hehe
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DaineseMan

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RizzoTheRat said:
Wasn't aware there was a C3 Pro, I've been very happy with my C3 and when it eventually needs replacing I'd happily get another. What does the Pro do that the standard C3 doesn't?
In summary the exterior is more aerodynamic and you can see the shell is more sophisticated and sporty- leads to a shaving of 2db off the original 84db that the standard C3 produced. There's a nice spoiler at the back which gives it more downforce too apparently. It also fits differently and the interior lining is made with more modern materials to cope with heat, sweat etc. The SRC system is also new and is made to work in conjunction with Bluetooth and FM signal boosters that are already built into the helmet.

RizzoTheRat

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Bearing in mind that a reduction in 3db would a halving ov the volume, that's an impressive difference. My C3 is by far the quietest helmet I've had.

Not sure I'd be too bothered about SRC integration though seeing as the SRC kit is another £300 on top of the helmet price.

DaineseMan

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RizzoTheRat said:
Bearing in mind that a reduction in 3db would a halving ov the volume, that's an impressive difference. My C3 is by far the quietest helmet I've had.

Not sure I'd be too bothered about SRC integration though seeing as the SRC kit is another £300 on top of the helmet price.
You can get the SRC cheaper if you know where to look but I prefer the Autocom

G Man

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I am on my 2nd C3 helmet ... very happy , just getting a ultimateear conversion for my SRC to allow me to hear music over 80 leptons

DaineseMan

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G Man said:
I am on my 2nd C3 helmet ... very happy , just getting a ultimateear conversion for my SRC to allow me to hear music over 80 leptons
I did that but then the wiring started deteriorating and Schuberth and Ultimate just blamed each other and no one honoured the warranty.
I've now gone for the Plugzz Nanocoms which are earplugs with an attached mic. Much better product IMO
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