Been lusting after the new Schuberth C3 ever since it was released last month. Unfortunately, it is not sold in North America. Word is that S wont put up with our litigious society and the antiquated DOT approval. There are No dealers in the US or Canada! Well, after reading many reviews, I did a little research and found a few sites in the EU who will sell us this lid. Ok, its not cheap, but i'm worth the few extra bucks (quid for my UK brothers). In the middle 90's I bought the orig Concept. It was really big, loud and Heavy. Good quality though. Since, I have owned an Arai RX7, a Nolan 100, and up to now a Shoei X-11. All good lids. I really wanted a new flip and my Nolan is a litttle old and a bit streached out. I took a chance-since I couldn't try on a C3 and ordered it from a really nice shop in Wales. After a few emails back and forth on sizing, shape and color, it was shipped.
I wear a med-56-57cm and the S in that size (med-56-57cm) was perfect. If u are comfortable in any of the above helmets, the C3 will fit your head. Apparently, S has 2 mold sizes, one for xs-med and another for l-xxl. The lid is about the physical size of the Arai-normal outside size, not like the orig C that wouldn't fit in the panniers of my "96 R1100, it was so big. The color is anthricite-but is has a blue hue to it and really compliments the color of my blue KGT. I wont tell u the features as they are listed with pics on their site. But, all the claims are TRUE! Highest quality, paint, fit and acoutraments. There is a rear curtain and 2 front curtians. This sucker is Quiet. With the visor just open in the first position-no it doesnt have the old -pull out City position,which I liked-just normal up and down in increments, there is a gentle sound of wind-but really quiet. Well, the visor is open isn't it. At 70 and the visor just open to first position,, and the bikes screen (not visor) in the lowest position-vents open-you can have a conversation with yourself. With the screen (bikes) in middle position No wind noise at all! Visor conpletely shut and she is dead quiet-like riding in a Lexus-but still hear traffic. I might have to pull out the silencer in the Remus just to hear the motor-it is that quiet!
Weigh is comparatable to the Arai, and a little lighter that the Shoei X-11. Needless to say I am completely in love with this helmet.