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What Helmets do you wear?

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I wear the Bell RS-1 on my street bike and really like it. I upgraded the shield to a transitions and love it, automatically adjusts tint according to UV/Sunlight.

What do you guys wear?
 
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I have a Shoei GT Air Wanderer.
I just purchased a Modular Shark helmet last year when I came across the Shoei. The features, weight and quality impressed me and I decided to buy the Shoei and sell the Shark.

So I replaced this one:



With this one:

 

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The GT air is a great helmet!
 

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A good helmet is worth the extra money.
 
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I agree. I don;t think it would me much safer then a cheaper helmet. After all they are all they are DOT or Snell or whatever tested. But they sure are a lot more comfortable. It is nice and light and my GT Air sometimes feels like it has air-conditioning.. On second thought, a better fitting helmet is less distracting and safer in the end.
 

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Actually, the UK Govt does actual crash testing of helmets called the SHARP Helmet safety testing. Unlike DOT or Snell, they actually walk into stores and buy ea helmet off the shelf, instead of letting manufacturers submit helmets. their testing is the most thorough there is.

I check all my helmets before buying there and the Bell and Shoei's rank really well.

http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/
 
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Ok, cool, I am going to take a look. I tend to focus more comfort and build quality. And I know from experience that something built in Japan has an edge.
 
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Japanese engineering is usually in line with their manufacturing where the Germans tend to over engineer stuff which makes actual manufacturing difficult and alot of their parts that get subbed out to other factories ends up being failures. This is why BMW's end up having so many breakdowns. Wonderfully engineered, but too expensive to build without sending parts off to be built by substandard factories.
 
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Not only that but if you have to work on a machine you learn to appreciate the thought they put into the design. I truly enjoy working on my FZ07. In many ways it is a basic and simple machine, but well engineered.
I have owned many German cars (no bikes) and some were just horrible. Not as bad as the mess they make in France, but challenging nevertheless.
 
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I've got a whole room full of helmets for different riding conditions but at the moment I've been wearing the AFX41 more than anything else. I usually grab the Scorpion 1000 for street duty but it's hard to get away from the AFX lid. I love the drop down internal shield and it moves the air very well. In Florida we NEED that.
 

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IMG_2739.JPG IMG_2740.JPG IMG_2741.JPG Arai's are the only real choice for me. Been wearing them since '88 and have tried a few other makes in between, but I always come back to the Arai brand....they just fit me perfectly.
 

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