I have always been a fan of Scorpion helmets considering their bang for the buck. The EXO-R1 continues that trend for me. This thing is lighter, more stable at speed and flows air equally as well as the RF1200 it is replacing on my gear rack. The fact you get a pinlock shield and a dark visor is just gravy on top! I would also like better graphics options, but the corpus works just fine. I dig the reflective piping on the neck roll too.
The fit is spot on for me in XL which is what I wore in the RF1200. The helmet feels very snug and secure even without using the air bladder system. The materials are very nice, but the overall fit and finish may not be quite as good as the Shoei. That is very subjective of course. The dark smoke Shoei visor also works a little better in direct blinding sunlight. There is a little more wind noise than I expected and the tips of my ears start to ache after several hours in the saddle.
However, for its intended purpose in my closet for trackday or weekend warrior duty this thing is a homerun considering the pricepoint.