i have a kbc vr2, and after a few hours it starts to hurt thr forehead. but i've only noticed this on days when i've been riding damn near all day, like the 400 mile trip to monterey last summer. it only hurts after a long while, not just one hour. as said above, proper fitment is paramount, so try on lots of lids before deciding which one to get. and yes, the shoeis are great; very light, and also very quiet (but still good ventalation). check helmetharbor.com for a good writeup comparison between the top line of helmets from 4 or 5 of the top brands.