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Old 13th April 2019, 01:03 AM
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I've seen a few helmets under 100 few are on sale they have 4 to 5 stars on sharp most say pay more for a safer lid most say if it fits well yr sorted any input
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Old 13th April 2019, 01:28 AM
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Default Re: helmets and sharp rateings

There is little or no correlation between price and safety.

Find a helmet that fits properly. Anything on the market should
meet the necessary European standards. Check SHARP for more
detailed information.

If you are buying on internet auction sites, beware of fake
copies of premium brands. New Arai or Shoei helmets for
€20-40 will be counterfeit knock-offs.

I would be happy to wear some of the relatively
cheap helmets from manufacturers like HJC, LS2, MT and
others. As you say, some of them have scored very
well in SHARP testing and all of them will be ECE approved.
You will often find they are also DOT approved for the US market.
A few will also be SNELL approved.
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Old 13th April 2019, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by wiccaman
I've seen a few helmets under 100 few are on sale they have 4 to 5 stars on sharp most say pay more for a safer lid most say if it fits well yr sorted any input
You see what we got here, boss, is a failure to communicate!

How can most people be saying one thing whilst most people are saying another thing?
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Old 13th April 2019, 01:30 PM
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A mix of people saying different things and thank you confusion was looking at ls2 helmets a very helpful reply
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Old 13th April 2019, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: helmets and sharp rateings

Originally Posted by Confusion
There is little or no correlation between price and safety.

Find a helmet that fits properly. Anything on the market should
meet the necessary European standards. Check SHARP for more
detailed information.

If you are buying on internet auction sites, beware of fake
copies of premium brands. New Arai or Shoei helmets for
20-40 will be counterfeit knock-offs.

I would be happy to wear some of the relatively
cheap helmets from manufacturers like HJC, LS2, MT and
others. As you say, some of them have scored very
well in SHARP testing and all of them will be ECE approved.
You will often find they are also DOT approved for the US market.
A few will also be SNELL approved.

this 100%, often bought 'last years' design lids too for much less than original retail, if design or graphics dont worry you its often worth looking at sales in the likes of helmetcity, older stock in unpopular colours are often great bargains.
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Old 13th April 2019, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by wiccaman
A mix of people saying different things and thank you confusion was looking at ls2 helmets a very helpful reply
Didnt have an ls my self but some of my friends that had them say they get loose quick enough and reckoned there was alot of wind noise,now these wer the flip type.i find the hjc a great lid and the lads that had the ls changed to the hjc flip and say after over a yr the fit is still perfect
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Old 13th April 2019, 08:45 PM
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Thank you lads always nice getting good info from people instead of smart answers
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Old 13th April 2019, 09:05 PM
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Anyone ever have a airoh helmet
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Old 13th April 2019, 09:07 PM
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I have a HJC and an LS2.Happy out with both.
Only issue with the LS is the visor is very difficult to open if you click it down.
Be sure to try it on first,the HJC is L while the LS is XL and they both fit me perfectly.
Seems LS2 use some weird sizing.

BTW,be sure to buy from a bricks and mortar outfit,there's lots of fakes around atm

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Old 14th April 2019, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by wiccaman
Anyone ever have a airoh helmet
I've got the gp500. Im happy enough with it.
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Old 14th April 2019, 03:59 PM
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LS2 helmets, a friend of mine went through two last year crashing, they stood up to the job no problem. ihave a flip up one, it would deafen you at speed but thats been my experience of flip ups in general, otherwise its a good helmet i find
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Old 14th April 2019, 06:41 PM
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Sorry to hijack thread but anyone have experience with scorpion lids ? Good deal in Lee's on this model

https://www.motorcycleshop.ie/scorpi...or-57928-p.asp


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Old 14th April 2019, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by pudzey
Sorry to hijack thread but anyone have experience with scorpion lids ? Good deal in Lee's on this model

https://www.motorcycleshop.ie/scorpi...or-57928-p.asp


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Alvaura Bautista wears one so can't be all bad.
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Old 14th April 2019, 06:49 PM
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I have posted this before about price vs safety rating: https://blm.io/blog/motorcycle-helmet-safety-price/

Quality takes prices to a certain level, marketing and demand pushes things beyond that.

I went with a Caberg due to the mid range price and top safety rating. I'm happy with it, but I find it noisy, so maybe a pricier helmet would be quieter and a bit lighter.
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