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11-14-2007 09:13 PM
majorlagg i bought this one for under $200, i got the exo700. i really, really like it.
i would say they run a tad small, but not much.
here is a link with a video review.
11-13-2007 09:02 PM
Cheaper helmet

Sounds like a good deal..if you feel good wearing it so be it....the amount of research/testing that goes into a helmet and to sell it for 50. wow like to see some test results..so would the boys at Arai..500. or 50. mmm...
04-10-2007 11:19 AM
Biker Scout Here's a highly rated $89 helmet.


04-01-2007 06:56 AM
Garandman One BIG difference between cheap and expensive helmets is that the more expensive helmets have Snell Foundation certification (http://www.smf.org/). The latest is M2005.
Why wear Snell-certified helmets? The protective capability of a particular helmet is difficult to measure. One can quickly judge a helmet for style and price, and with only a little effort for fit and comfort as well. It is much more difficult to gauge what a helmet can do when someone's skill, experience and every other precaution have failed, when his helmet's the only thing between his head and a violent collision. The Snell Foundation knows. We destroy thousands of helmets every year to find out. Snell Certification is our assurance that a helmet has measured up to the highest standards for protective performance time and again. Why Snell certification and not some other assurance? Snell Standards are the most demanding. They are set to levels of protective performance that only the best, most protective headgear will meet. But Snell Certification is more than high standards, it is testing. Helmets must first pass Snell Certification testing by Snell technicians in Snell labs to qualify for our programs. Then samples of these helmets regularly acquired directly from retailers and distributors must continue to pass in order to remain in the Snell programs. Snell Certification is your best assurance that your helmet will perform its most important function: save your life when all your judgment, skill and luck have failed to keep you from harm.
I bought a Shoei RF-1000 in solid white. They were $332 on eBay and over $350 locally. From a tip on Adventure Rider I bought it from helmetshop.com for $265 - delivered. Derbycycles sells it for $239 plus shipping. HJC helmets are lower cost and many have the Snell certification.
03-31-2007 05:52 PM

That was a great writeup. THX for sharing. I will be looking into those helmets.
03-29-2007 09:59 PM
Daddyjoe I know some helmets are better than others, I know some helmets cost a lot more than others, and I wouldn't have one that is not DOT approved.
But the bottom line is God decides if the helmet is going to help you or not. Too many people get hurt with and without helmets, like car crashes, the most minor crashes have resulted in fatalities, while you can see some destroyed yet the person in it walks away.
I have two of the $50 helmets, one black and one white, ( KLaspeR and blackie) and a red one I bought at a local flea market for $35 (new) that is red, (big red).
And now the sad part is I'm going to have to cut down to one helmet, and one bike. (to pull behind the MH) .
03-29-2007 08:21 AM
Originally Posted by blaze38s View Post
Are you saying that Daddy J has a $50 knoggin ? I say buy the cheap one first. If you like the style but not real happy with the finish, save up your pennys and get a high dollar one.

Not at all and my apologies if it read that way. Generally it's the old you get what you pay for although testing shows otherwise. I prefer to spend a littel more and buy something a little better rather than buy twice.

I'm sure we have all read this article. My son needs a helmet. i'm thinking I will try the Z1R.

03-29-2007 06:07 AM
OMG!! Now you have me started

WOW! Now you have me looking at lids on ebay and such. Check this one out.... I will own this.

03-29-2007 06:02 AM


$44.95 from the same guy and I like the looks. Plus it looks like it has more venting around the chin area.
03-29-2007 05:51 AM
blaze38s Are you saying that Daddy J has a $50 knoggin ? I say buy the cheap one first. If you like the style but not real happy with the finish, save up your pennys and get a high dollar one.
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