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Old 12-14-2006, 01:00 AM   #41
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anyone know if $150 is a good price for a flat black shoei tzr helmet? or if its snell approved? i tried looking it up but keep finding rf1000's
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:02 AM   #42
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anyone know if $150 is a good price for a flat black shoei tzr helmet? or if its snell approved? i tried looking it up but keep finding rf100's
heck yeah its snell approved, its a shoei! they usually sell for like $280 and up! is it new? what size?
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:07 AM   #43
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heck yeah its snell approved, its a shoei! they usually sell for like $280 and up! is it new? what size?
Agreed all shoei's are snell approved.. I was gonna buy that excat model but went with a suomy instead, if you search you can find one for about 280 but most everywhere is 360+..
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:26 AM   #44
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:49 AM   #45
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anyone know if $150 is a good price for a flat black shoei tzr helmet? or if its snell approved? i tried looking it up but keep finding rf1000's
Just put it this way; I purchased mine from Cycle gear, was a clearance item, not too many left, priced at $289.99 , thank you Awesome cycles for the 10% MSF discount lol. Gets warmish to hot. Only a top of the head vent and a anti-fog vent, umm which works best in motion. Yes Snell approved. Yes comfortable, unless you follow manufacturers recomendations for adjusting the chin strap and got a longish type head like mine.

Good price and $150. Sounds good, wished I had paid that but purchased mine new. When I hear others buying helms at $600+ I think WOW as the only word in mind . Good luck to you. Here is a vendor link which many times I have seen just duplicate info from manufactures sites.

http://www.helmetshop.com/ItemMatrix...=&MatrixType=1

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Old 12-17-2006, 09:21 AM   #46
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Since this thread has been reopened I'd like to throw in that, Motorcycle Consumer News did a huge study earlier this year. Their findings were that snell helmets tended to be harder and therefore transmitted more energy to the wearers head.
Some of the cheapest helmets that are not snell approved actually did a better job protecting the head and not transferring too much energy. There is a whole involved controversy surrounding testing of helmets but bottom line is the energy transfer.
So those of you who spent $600 on a helmet shouldn't be too quick to put down those who can't afford one... They may be better protected than you.
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Actualy I believe either Sportrider or Motorcylce mag did a in depth testing on all the different certifications and they found that cost made no difference on how well head was protected. The more expensive the helmet more bells and whistles thats all. In fact I believe snell certified helmets have stiffer EPS liner which requieres more force from your head to compress it-not ideal in my opinion. I think DOT and BS standard which Suomy has both is more forgiving. That means it requires less force to compress the liner which translates to less trauma to the head. That if I remember right was the general finding of the test but they all protect the head better than nothing. I would perfer to wear a DOT BS standard helmet as first choice though.
Do a search on either mag and you may find the article very interesting.

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Snell is harder because it has to withstand a double penetration test. they might withstand a getoff and do a good job but throw in a slide into a pole or street sign and things would get questionable. non snell helmets will just crack apart. higher end helmets are designed to spread the force around the shell and stay intact incase you keep going and hit something else.
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Here you go www.motorcyclistonline.com/gearbox/motorcycle_helmet_review/index.html
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Snell is harder because it has to withstand a double penetration test. they might withstand a getoff and do a good job but throw in a slide into a pole or street sign and things would get questionable. non snell helmets will just crack apart. higher end helmets are designed to spread the force around the shell and stay intact incase you keep going and hit something else.
well mine was snell and when i went down protected my head good

didnt feel a thing and yes my head hit the floor too
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Actualy I believe either Sportrider or Motorcylce mag did a in depth testing on all the different certifications and they found that cost made no difference on how well head was protected. The more expensive the helmet more bells and whistles thats all. In fact I believe snell certified helmets have stiffer EPS liner which requieres more force from your head to compress it-not ideal in my opinion. I think DOT and BS standard which Suomy has both is more forgiving. That means it requires less force to compress the liner which translates to less trauma to the head. That if I remember right was the general finding of the test but they all protect the head better than nothing. I would perfer to wear a DOT BS standard helmet as first choice though.
Do a search on either mag and you may find the article very interesting.

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That can all depend on the fall. At a low speed, and if each section of the helmet is only impacted once, then a non-Snell helmet might be a little better. In anything with higher speeds, the DOT only might be too soft. Also if the same spot is hit multiple times, the Snell would probably be a better bet. Personally i don't care which brand of helmet another rider is wearing. . . I'm sticking to my X-11.
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