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Old 08-16-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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Helmet trims and features

So I know I'm a noob and not even on two wheel but I try to be informed before my purchases and just in general so help me out here. I know there's a bunch of different "trims" depending on the brand of the helmet and I end up getting confused, I was wondering if there was some sort of list that ranks them or shows whats comparable to what in different brands?

For example in Scorpion helmets I noticed theres EXO 400-1100 but that's about the only brand I was able to figure out

As far as the features, are there any you guys would "high recommend"? I saw the inflatable cheek pads and sun visor that the EXO1100 offered and thought that was pretty neat but not sure if it really makes a difference...

Any help is appreciated, just trying to learn some (I'll stop adding smilies now...)
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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Scorpion helmets offer a lot of features for the money.
HJC is making some really kick lids now also for under $400.
Hard to find that kind of value from Arai, Shoei, Suomy, etc..
Usually the reason people spend the extra dough on those brands is because of the nicer finish and lighter weight materials used.
Go hit up our local shops and try on a few different brands and see what feels best.
Get the best you can afford and just make sure it's mfg date was recent and it meets both Snell & DOT standards.
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Here are 2 links, one with a safety rating and another explaining how different brands have different shapes. So its a 3 way selection, safety, fit and then, only then personal preference on graphics, colours.....
http://sharp.direct.gov.uk
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...met-shapes.htm

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Scorpion helmets offer a lot of features for the money.
HJC is making some really kick lids now also for under $400.
Hard to find that kind of value from Arai, Shoei, Suomy, etc..
Usually the reason people spend the extra dough on those brands is because of the nicer finish and lighter weight materials used.
Go hit up our local shops and try on a few different brands and see what feels best.
Get the best you can afford and just make sure it's mfg date was recent and it meets both Snell & DOT standards.

+1, this pretty much sums it up.


Get to a local Houston store and try some lids on. If you find something that you like, check it out online before you make a purchase. I found this helmet at Cycle Gear last March, it was on special sale for 49$ + Shipping. The Scorpion-Exo 400

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I found a review for it here on MH. The helmet is awesome for only 49$, at the time it was 79$ in store, with a retail of 149$.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #5
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I agree with what has already been said...
make sure that what you are looking at meets the standards.. some of the cheaper ones are DOT only....
then check the fit, slip it on and walk around the store for awhile..
different brands and within the brands, different models fit and feel different...after that.. color ... graphics to taste...
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I plan to buy local and try em on I just wanted to know like if there's any features you guys would say is essential or that you found useful in the "better" helmets
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I plan to buy local and try em on I just wanted to know like if there's any features you guys would say is essential or that you found useful in the "better" helmets
1.) Your gonna want the coolest factors possible, to achieve max street cred.

2.) You wanna be wearing something that will definitely rake all the ladies in.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:43 PM   #8
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So if I get a helmet cool enough I dont even have to buy the bike?!
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