Yamaha R3 Forums banner

1 - 20 of 315 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I remember having to buy my first helmet. Previously, when I had ridden bikes it was a borrowed helmet which is never ideal.

I was left completely confused by the choice and MY GOD, some of them were friggin' expensive.. like £500/$800.

Different materials, safety rating and features.
I had a nightmare trying to fit full face helmets over my head without hurting my ears and I was never going to buy an open face helmet as I quite like my chin/jaw.
I ended up buying a flipup/modular helmet and I have to say it fits well with no movement, is comfy and is easy to get on and off though I have to pull out the cheek wings but it still catches my ears occasionally.. Ouch, even now my ears hurt, seriously.. ha.

I got this one in the end:
http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/213488

Sharp rating of 4 so it just got in my minimal safety requirement.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Ah, works for me:

Lazer Paname Z Line & Bluetooth Kit - Titanium

Oops, that came up big! :)

I curently cannot afford really great helmets like your two.
I would love a lighter carbon helmet at some point.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
665 Posts
At least if you want to you can always settle for some helmet with a carbon fiber paint scheme or something along the lines of that which wouldn't be so pricey.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65 Posts
There is a point where I have to decide how much things are worth the price. Unfortunately I have a funny shaped head. AVG higher end helmets offer a S-M sice, which fits me perfect. I don't like my Scorpion, but needed an NHRA legal helmet, which AGV is not, so that is the purpose for that. I personally like Aria and AGV helmets the best. I think the CF is only 2-4 ozs lighter, so not enough for the extra dough IMO
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
391 Posts
Depending on your location SportbikeTrackGear and RiderDiscount can be great sources of quality buckets on the cheap! Best to make sure you understand your measurements and needs first though before you purchase...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
376 Posts

Awesome! One of my friends has an AGV Pista GP and man it looks freaking awesome and material are top notch. One of the best helmet I wore and visor are wide as heck compare to other helmet. Personally, I want one and a schuberth SR1.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
schuberth are friggin expensive..

About treble what I paid for mine and not necessarily any more protective.

I assume trying a load of helmets on and getting the right fit is important so long as they are all certified/approved.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
376 Posts
schuberth are friggin expensive..

About treble what I paid for mine and not necessarily any more protective.

I assume trying a load of helmets on and getting the right fit is important so long as they are all certified/approved.

You get what you pay for. Schuberth been making helmet for a long time and one of the quietest helmet with ECE and DOT cert. You can't beat that. Anyways, I don't usually put a price on my life so....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
204 Posts
I stick with HJC as they fit me well, and are a great value.
I have several for street, dirt and snow.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
HJC Helmet,i just bought a black and grey and wife got the black and pink.They are model CS-R2 and it's about the cheapest helmet's we could find at $90.00.
 
1 - 20 of 315 Posts
Top