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Old 05-02-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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Need help picking a new lid

So I'm trying to invest on a good helmet. So far I just got some cheapie helmets that were on sale from cycle gear a while back. Been looking around, and so far two have caught my eye.

First up is the HJC RPS-10 Mugello helmet. images?qtbnANd9GcSMphpflsDQg2SYeh5Nrq40s9sKU oJ3Gt2DuQe8u8FoEfYa5sgeQ

$360

And the other one is the 2011 Bell Archangel Vortex helmet. VortexArchangelP detail

$180

Main thing I'm looking for is safety (DOT and latest Snell rating), comfort, and stability. The HJC is real light, and it fits my noggin perfectly. The bell on the other hand looks like it would be better in terms of price, since it almost has the same features as the HJC one. The only thing stopping me from grabbing the bell is the paint job. So I don't know...

What do you guys suggest?
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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If the HJC fits your perfectly then I don't see why you haven't bought it already.
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If the HJC fits your perfectly then I don't see why you haven't bought it already.
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I've got the HJC. Will buy another when I get the cash. It's great.
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The second one because of all the dudes you can pick up with it... those hearts wings and roses are cute.

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If the HJC fits your perfectly then I don't see why you haven't bought it already.
Forgot to add this small thing. The bell helmet has the photochromatic lens which I really like. No need to change visors.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...=45&zmap=17680
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HJC by far. Soon as I have the cash I'm getting one.
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I don't have too much experience with helmets having only used two, but I use a Shoei Qwest and I really cannot imagine a helmet being more comfortable.

It has fantastic ventilation, relatively light weight, and it is incredibly quiet. It's so quiet I can hear my ninja 250 with stock exhaust at 85 mph on the freeway.

The only downside is its a bit pricier than the two helmets you are looking at if you want graphics. The solid colors are ~350$ though.
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Just to chime in again, I also have a Shoei RF1100. Wore it today again and I definitely like the HJC better.
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Gotcha. Thanks for the input guys. Mugello takes it!

(side note: am I the only one that is in love with that photochromatic lens???)
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I think it's cool as . They'll eventually make it for other lids. From what I've read, if I understood it correctly, that particular shield is made with the same stuff they use to make transition eyeglasses.
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Or you can get the cheaper Bell, have it stripped and custom painted.
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Go to 2WheelToys and check them out. They might have a better price on it. Just an idea.
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I went with the Bell Ride Smart-1. $389 at Motorcycles Unlimited with 10% discount for being a board member. I love it, has great ventilation, and the material they use is super soft/comfortable, removeable & washable. Check it out...
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Well, ok skip the girly lid I guess. Here's the same helmet with a different graphic scheme, which is what I would get.

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Well, ok skip the girly lid I guess. Here's the same helmet with a different graphic scheme, which is what I would get.

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http://www.motorcycleobsession.com/b...met.html#thumb
I have a Bell Star with the transitions lens. I love that helmet and I am going to buy another. Not sure about the vortex though. I think it's just the cheaper version of the Star
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I have a Bell Star with the transitions lens. I love that helmet and I am going to buy another. Not sure about the vortex though. I think it's just the cheaper version of the Star
They are both very good helmets, with updated DOT and snell ratings. I can get the bell and the transition lens both for only $320. The mugello will cost $360, $400 with tinted lenses. I just don't like fumbling around with visors anymore. But anyways, I'll just toss a coin on it I guess.
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They are both very good helmets, with updated DOT and snell ratings. I can get the bell and the transition lens both for only $320. The mugello will cost $360, $400 with tinted lenses. I just don't like fumbling around with visors anymore. But anyways, I'll just toss a coin on it I guess.
RPS 10 has the easiest mechanisms to change the visor. Stop being so lazy
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