Shark Spartan GT (Carbon) Full-Face Helmet + Free Extra Visor!
The Shark Spartan GT Carbon is the new Sport Touring Helmet from Shark. It is a Full-Face Helmet and is the successor to the Shark Spartan Carbon full face helmet. While there are not very many differences between the Shark Spartan-GT Carbon and the Shark Spartan Carbon. The Spartan GT Carbon has a recommended retail price of 480 Euros, or around 530 US dollars, which is 30 euros more expensive than the Spartan Carbon and 80 more than the regular GT. Aside from the similar name, this helmet is also competing with the Shoei GT Air 2, and other sport touring helmets like the HJC RPHA 70 Carbon, AGV K6, Arai Profile-V, Icon Airframe Pro, .
The shell comes in 2 variations: in glass fiber and Carbon fiber. The big advantage of the carbon version is that you need less material to achieve the same strength as fiberglass or polycarbonate. This has the great advantage that you have a lightweight helmet. When we weighed the Shark Spartan Carbon GT, we got a result of 1450 Gram in a size M, so 70 grams lighter than the glassfiber Shark Spartan GT. The helmet is available in 2 covering shell sizes from XS to XXL. This is because the more shell sizes you have, the more compact the helmet is and the better the fit. This means it not only looks better but also makes the helmet lighter.
For ventilation, there is one large vent on the top of the helmet, which can be opened and closed with a slider. There are also 2 Venturi chin vents that you can open or close with a small switch. All these vents should blow cool air into the helmet, which is then blown to the rear via channels in the EPS shell, and out exhaust vents at the rear, which you can open and close with a switch.
The visor is of the Shark SpartanGT Carbon a Shark VZ300 visor that has an additional locking system that the Spartan Carbon lacks, so this is a different type of visor and they’re not interchangeable. This extra lock should help with safety though it takes some practice to master. These visors are available in several tints and be sure to check our bundle deals for them. The GT is also equipped with a sun visor that you can operate using the same slide on top as with the normal Spartan. The visor is also anti-fog pinlock Max Vision lens prepared which is included in the box which we always like to see. A pinlock lens ensures that your visor does not fog over in colder weather. Removing the visor is fairly easy and can be seen demonstrated in our Shark Spartan GT Carbon Video Review and Road Test.
The inner lining is removable, washable, anti-bacterial and looks of average Shark quality. The helmet should fit glasses comfortably. The helmet features removable cheek pads and inner liner, attached with buttons and Velcro and uses a Double-D ring chin strap. The cheek pads also include an emergency release feature to help first responders in the event of anything unfortunate. The interior includes removable ear pads, which have space for the Shark Prime Bluetooth Communication System. The helmet features numerous EPS channels in the helmet itself to help promote airflow.
The Spartan GT Carbon is an interesting new entry from Shark into the sport-touring category. It performs well. It performed at about the same level as the Shark Spartan Carbon. So, if you liked the Spartan Carbon, the Spartan GT should meet your expectations. If want to learn more, make sure to watch our reviews and road tests on our YouTube channel. Have you seen this helmet cheaper somewhere else? Make sure to tell us and we’ll match the price or beat it!