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SMK Twister

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SMK Twister
« on: June 25, 2018, 03:02:39 PM »
I own SMK Twister helmet for almost 1 year and 3 months now.
I must say it?s one of the best helmets under Rs.5000
PROs
?   Very cost effective (MRP. 4300 and bargain to get around Rs.3800)
?   Good liner quality
?   Has a sun visor
?   Comes with Pinlock 30
?   Quick release strap lock ? convenient in short spins around the city
CONs
?   Too much Wind noise above 80KMPH (on the left side specifically)
?   Difficult to remove and insert the liners for washing
?   The visor holding latches are very weak
?   The built in sun visor could have had even darker shade
?   Does not come with Double D ring lock mechanism ? more safer than conventional lock

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Features to look for while buying a helmet
?   Safety certification (minimum ECE or DOT)
?   Scratch resistant/ UV resistant visor
?   Pinlock insert ? prevents visor from getting fogged
?   Air vents for adequate air flow
?   Good quality liners
?   Lightweight ? more than 1.5kg will need more time get used to it
?   Fitting ? it should fit firmly to the head and should not move around

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Re: SMK Twister
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 04:12:26 PM »
I have had the Twister for a couple of months now. The wind noise on the left side is due to the gap in the sun visor switch that I think could have been better designed.

However, there is an easy fix for it. I have applied insulation tape on the inside part of the sun visor switch (after removing the cheek pad). You need to do it in 3 places - the left and right corners of the inside of the sun visor switch and also in the middle of the switch housing where there is a small notch - block the inside of this notch.

This solves the left side wind noise issue.

Also, SMK have resolved this in the new Twister models and if your helmet is relatively new, you can contact SMK directly for a warranty replacement.

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Re: SMK Twister
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 11:24:25 AM »
Thank you Mihir.. I will try it out today itself.
Also its great to hear the issue has been addressed by SMK for the new helmet range.

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Re: SMK Twister
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 05:29:56 PM »
Nice review Nelson I too have a SMK Cartoon edition and it's a good helmet for the price with features almost like an MT yes wind noise is there but I felt the noise reduced after covering the Bluetooth door with some tape. U may want to check on that.

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Re: SMK Twister
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 03:32:01 PM »
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Nice review Nelson I too have a SMK Cartoon edition and it's a good helmet for the price with features almost like an MT yes wind noise is there but I felt the noise reduced after covering the Bluetooth door with some tape. U may want to check on that.

I have already covered the Bluetooth door a long back, but i did not see any difference
Wind noise on the left side reduced considerably after trying out Mihir's tips to mask the inside of the sunvisor slider using a masking tape.
I think we need to find every small gap and mask it in that area as the noise still creeps in (lot less compared to earlier)

After a highway ride i can check till what speed this helmet holds up the wind-noise.

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Re: SMK Twister
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 06:13:06 PM »
Will check on that bro , but I had a word with the owner of Moto 101 in JC road what he said is be it any helmet after 100 120 u will get noise so he went on to say there are no such helmets where the wind noise is completely muffed.

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Re: SMK Twister
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 10:06:43 PM »
One can install the Bluetooth headset from SMK itself for the helmet. It fits exactly in the slot provided and would reduce the wine noise a lot. Costs around ₹4000 but has no intercom function is what I'm told. If anyone has used it, please provide a review of the same.
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Re: SMK Twister
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2018, 11:33:27 PM »
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One can install the Bluetooth headset from SMK itself for the helmet. It fits exactly in the slot provided and would reduce the wine noise a lot. Costs around ₹4000 but has no intercom function is what I'm told. If anyone has used it, please provide a review of the same.

Actually not a good idea to use the vendor specific device
1. It won't be compatible with other helmets
2.they charge a premium for making it a brand specific

Rather buy 2 BTS2 in the same price and can be paired together..
Thats my idea at the moment.

By the way the insulation tape trick is working really well
Earlier wind noise was heard at 70
Now its silent till 90

I can say 30% reduction in wind noise after this trick.

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Re: SMK Twister
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2018, 06:33:28 AM »
Yes Nikhn SMK charges about 3k 3.5k just for the Bluetooth headset which they are providing so it really not worth, plus that's only for music and calls no intercom facility available. As Nelson and I suggest but a intercom and fix that to the helmet. Lots of intercom brands available so you can choose according to that.
Some BTS2, BTS1, V6 etc