View Full Version : What brand helmet do you wear?
04-25-2003, 02:33 AM
I recently got my helmet stolen and in the market for a new one. (I had it locked to my bike and it was at my law school parking lot!) Although I would like to know specific models of helmets people use, I am limited with the current posting options. Feel free to specify what model you wear with pro and cons. I used to have a Matt Black Shoei TZ-1. Thought it was good helmet for the price I paid at $199.
i wear an official aprilia one cos it matches the colours of my (ex) bike. i don't know what make it is but it fits well and looks good:D
04-25-2003, 04:28 AM
this topic seems familiar but here goes anyway
i wear a yellow hjc helmet. it used to match the colors on my 2000 rs50 perfectly. but now i look a bit rediculous wearing this helmet on a metalic red bike.:rollin:
<img src="http://www.motorcyclemart.com/helmets/hjc/hjc_cl12_sii_hlmt_mc6_01.gif" style="border:0;"/>
04-25-2003, 05:52 AM
AXO RR2, it's old but does the job but it has lost the air vents up top and the breath guard too
micah apriliaforum com
04-25-2003, 08:08 AM
I currently have a Suomy which replaced a brand new Arai that I shattered in a crash. If i had it to do over again I would have gotten another Arai. For street and track the best Arai is the RX7RR series....pricey but well vented and very small/light.
04-25-2003, 10:31 AM
I have an Arai. I am not sure what model it is. It is called the"re-entry". It was very expensive, $525. Lots of vents, pretty light, but it is rather noisy. I got to see an Arai that went head first into a guard rail. The helmet held up real well. The person walked away from the accident. That made me a believer.
I had this X-speed helmet before. The dealer that I deal with told me that it was complete garbage and told me they would give me 20% off an Arai if I smash my X-speed up on the ground outside. So I went out there and tried to simulate a crash senerio and toss it on the ground. The top part of the helmet cracked. I was shocked. That helmet was even snell aproved. Needless to say I bought that Arai immediately.
Make sure you get fitted for your helmet.
04-25-2003, 11:26 AM
I've got a Shoei Raid nice helmet :D
04-25-2003, 12:10 PM
I have the Bieffe GP-R model. Its the Max Biaggi replica. The colors are sweet and it has a lion head on both sides of it.
04-25-2003, 12:32 PM
I use the Arai that Micah describes. Best helmet I've ever owned.
04-25-2003, 04:31 PM
Around town I wear a Bell Frankie Chilli rep. Crap fit. I don't have a Bell shaped head. But I like the cat that's on it. On the track and long rides a Shoei TZ-1 Cyclone. For a big bike track day a Shoei RF-900 Blade is waiting.
04-25-2003, 07:03 PM
Black Nolan N100 flip flop helmet...nice on hot trips.
04-25-2003, 07:03 PM
I replaced my Shoie with an Arai. I crashed and totaled my Shoie in a 90MPH high side. The Shoie (X-:cool: was pricey but worked perfect. The first thing to impact the ground was my head. I was air lifted to the hospital and spent two days in there. Anyway, the Shoie did its job great! I had a concussion, broken bones, etc but the helmet saved me life.
I bought an Arai this time mainly to try something different. I have always had Shoies. The Aria fits better and I like it a lot. I would never buy anything that was not top of the line. I dont mind spending $700-800 for a top quality helemt.
You can live without arms and legs but not without a brain.
04-25-2003, 08:02 PM
HJC CL-12 Star Checker. Fits really well and a good price.
04-26-2003, 02:39 PM
i have a cheap ass £30 cheapest in the shop job, it has scrapes all on the right from when i fell off, suppose its still better than my last one (old fiberglass one what used to be my dads when he was a rocker back in the 70's/80's)
04-27-2003, 04:06 AM
got me self a new season, agv valentino rossi helmet 4 £130 squid, not to bad and does the job nicely""
ive got an OGK FF3 steve plater rep signed by him which is the race spec helmet from last year worn by dave jefferies, steve hislop and most of the bsb riders. i also have a shark air crazy but found the quality less than good on it
04-27-2003, 08:33 AM
Could anyone tell me how much I could pick a cheap helmet up for in the uk? Not anything fancy, Jst a plain cheap helmet. Thanks
I ride with a silver f1 Arai with a troy lee fin (makes me look like a fish). Funny thing is Arai means Ouch in my language.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">
04-28-2003, 01:52 AM
<img src="http://www.lazer.be/access_modular.htm" style="border:0;"/>
04-28-2003, 02:00 AM
Lazer Revolution. A bit noisy, comfortable, built-in dark visor (like a military pilot glare shield), flip front, does not mist up at all- amazing!
04-28-2003, 02:34 PM
That Lazer helmet looks awesome. Best looking flip up lid I've seen yet. I really like the idea of the integrated pull-down tinted visor too.
Anyone know how good these are and how much they cost in the US.
Kind of looks like Darth Vador :rollin:
Nevermind, just answered my own question. First, they don't sell that model in the US. And second, they aren't SNELL certified. Oh well.
06-01-2003, 11:54 AM
damn i was thinking about getting one of those Lazers as well, they look bad ass. But i guess its not ment to be if they are not here in the US:rolleyes:
06-02-2003, 05:27 PM
anybody seen these or had one found them 2night
<a href="http://www.busters-accessories.co.uk/holo.htm" target="top">Holographic Visor</a>
06-08-2003, 05:12 AM
06-09-2003, 05:22 AM
I am currently waiting for the new FF4 to be released from OGK.
They are a great helmet comfort \ safety wise (tested in a 70mph highside round the melborne loop at donnington. Landed on my head, helmet destroyed head in tact unlike both arms which I smashed?!?!
But they have a tendency to fall apart (visor clips fell off, air vents too)
If i were to spend the money on a new lid I would get an ARAI
06-09-2003, 08:55 PM
I dont wear a helmet on my moped (a.k.a. rs50)! No riding gear either. Shorts and flip flops do just fine for me.
06-13-2003, 04:35 PM
wake slasher you should wear at least a helmet, and some protective clothing, you are basically going naked and in case of an accident you wont have as much chance as you would with the gear. I wear alpinestar boots, leather aprilia racing jacket, leather gloves (alpinetars) obiously the helmet aslo which is illegal to ride without here and i wear biking trousers buying some leather trousers soon.
06-13-2003, 04:36 PM
I use an HJC helmet. They do the job.
06-14-2003, 09:52 AM
I was just kidding. I ALWAYS wear a helmet. It is a crappy KBC but it would do the job if I ever went down. Unfortunately it is too hot in Florida to wear full riding gear. All I can wear in the heat is a mesh Joe Rocket Ballistic riding jacket.
07-13-2003, 03:11 AM
U WANT AN OGK FF3!! LOVELY HELMET!!!
07-16-2003, 09:30 PM
I have a Suomy Gunwind - the one with the Hawaiian flowers.
wakeslasher if u wernt kiddin u wudnt have bin alone - i jus got back from corfu and NO1 on corfu wears a helmet or any gear. u think that like that they'd ride a bit safer but its the opposite - the ppl on bikes ride like f*ckin maniacs
minimum protection 4 me is helmet an armour jacket on ne bike, but most o time helmet, jacket, trousers, boots, gloves.
*armour in jacket an trousers
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