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Motorcycle Helmet Recommendations

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Hey All,

Wondering if I could get some recommendations on full face motorcycle helmets? I've been looking at Arai's and Shoei's, but they are crazy pricey. If I can get some confirmation that they're worth it I'll buy one in a heartbeat (my head is worth a good bit to me), but does anyone know of any less expensive brands that perform as well?

I'm getting a Suzuki Intruder (cruiser), I've got about 2.5 yrs riding experience, but I've been out of the saddle for about 2 years now.
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Puffyfish said:
From their website.
All World Standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218(US), ECE 22-05(Europe), SAI AS1698(Australia) & SG (Japan) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country
No where on any helmet does it say SNELL APPROVED. If you had the highest approval in the world would you not have it in the specs cert area? Some are PC based, no PC based helmet will ever be SNELL approved.

Might want to check your info.
Also from their website (under the 'Tech/Construction' tab) for every helmet they sell:
The shell meets or exceeds SnellM2005/FMVSS 218 DOT Helmet Standards.
It may not be stamped on the helmet itself, at least not the Snell designation, but I trust that the shells meet or exceed SnellM2005/FMVSS 218 DOT helmet standards like the company reports.


Read this it might help yall argue. ... index.html
mountainpass said:


Read this it might help yall argue. ... index.html
Thanks. :righton:

No further arguing necessary. :mrgreen:
I'd read that report before. :righton:

Which is why I kinda giggle when someone claims that Snell approval is the *only* safe thing out there.

This ain't the 70's anymore, folks.

But, I'm sure there will be those who will ignore facts, and stick to believing the hype.

Wear what ya want. I'm quite happy and confident in my helmet.
I stand corrected. On the ICON line even though I looked pretty well.

One fact remains, PC helmets degrade with the common chemicals and compounds found in riding. I've seen it many times. You could not give me one. This was not covered in the tests, but it ought be, it's simple reality. I'll take a laminated helmet every time.
I'll take the stiffer SNELL helmet still. I honestly think that's what kept that F-150 from crushing my skull into bloody mush. I had 7 mangled helmets on the wall for many years. All but one full coverage and all SNELL.
Shoei RF1000, great helmet.

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