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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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....
 

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