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Old 01-11-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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The Icons I have tried on were HEAVY. My HJC (CL-SP) was heavy, but nowhere near the Icon. Have you checked AGVs? They are close to Shoei quality (IMO), but at a lower price.
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never go cheap on your helmet man it whats going to save you shoei all the way and its light keep looking you can find one at a good price
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never go cheap on your helmet man it whats going to save you shoei all the way and its light keep looking you can find one at a good price
as long as its a DOT/SNELL approved helmet its all good man i dont why ppl pay lot's of $$$$ for helmets. and plizz dont give that "you cant put a price on your head" its geting old.
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as long as its a DOT/SNELL approved helmet its all good man i dont why ppl pay lot's of $$$$ for helmets. and plizz dont give that "you cant put a price on your head" its geting old.
I believe they are all worthy as far as protection goes.

The more expensive helmets give you better noise isolation, ventilation, fit, and lighter weight (I have herniated discs in my neck. weight is HUGE to me on a 4+ hour ride).
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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the new CL-16 HJC meets the new and improved Snell 2010 standards..

I have one and really like it.
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Go to one of the site sponsors here and try them on.
I started out on HJC (cause they had a silver that matched my cruiser) but then just kept using them. They actually fit my head shape the best. I've had 4 so far with little or no complaints. They are inexpensive but get lots of wind noise. I use ear buds on low volume so no problem for me.

I once ordered an Icon and I really liked the graphics, but the fit was bad and the padding felt cheap and stiff. I returned it and got another HJC.

Go try them on, sometimes the "fit" itself will sway your decision.
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as long as its a DOT/SNELL approved helmet its all good man i dont why ppl pay lot's of $$$$ for helmets. and plizz dont give that "you cant put a price on your head" its geting old.



thats gotta be the stupidest thing i have ever heard anyone say!!!!! you need to do research before you talk what you dont know.

people pay alot for arais and other top helmets because of the results the provide. not all dot w/snell will protect the same.


i only trust arai as i have seen their results first hand. also i have my helmet for sale, let me know if interested and we can talk about the price.
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thats gotta be the stupidest thing i have ever heard anyone say!!!!! you need to do research before you talk what you dont know.

people pay alot for arais and other top helmets because of the results the provide. not all dot w/snell will protect the same.
Cycle world did a huge test on the amount of protection each helmet gave in a low speed hi- side situation. I believe the Z1R ended up transferring the least amount of energy to the brain. The Arais and Shoeis actually transferred more energy. They could survive a higher energy impact because of the density of the material used.

The conclusion is basically that they cheaper helmets use softer impact absorbing material, and therefore offer more protection in lower speed crashes. The Arais, etc are made for racing. They are made to take a 100 MPH+ impact. The design actually compromises the lower (50 MPH and below) speed impact protection.


This was a few years ago. I had it in print (I think it covered 3 months). I'll see if I can find it online. It was a very interesting read.
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Sorry, it was Motorcyclist....


Great read... a little long, but very informative.....

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ge...iew/index.html
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very good read! you actually have to read the whole thing to really understand what they are doing and their conclusion. also the review and write ups that arai and suno has done are awesome. and show alot of good info
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very good read! you actually have to read the whole thing to really understand what they are doing and their conclusion. also the review and write ups that arai and suno has done are awesome. and show alot of good info
The first issue that came out with the start of that article had me riveted. I couldn't wait for the next month. I felt like a soap opera freak, lol.
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lol thats what i said you get what you pay for if you going to be ridding where the right not cheep
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this will probably be my next helmet. i havent tried one on yet, but i love the helmet design and have wanted a high vis version, which just came out
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it's a lot more than i usually pay for a helmet, but this looks like a very nice design- esp the visor. it's rare that i get into triples, so aerodynamics shouldnt be that big of a deal.
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I have an Airframe helmet. I like it. It seems to handle well in 90mph. I don't feel like my head is gonna come off like when I wear my Alliance SSR icon lid at that speed.


I daily go 90mph here in south Florida and I prefer my Airframe over my Alliance SSR lid any day. Again, both my lids that I own are Icon. (I have never owned an HJC Lid, so I can't compare.)

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