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Old 01-30-2021, 09:28 PM   #1
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Question Best low-cost DOT/SNELL/ECE Certified helmets...

So I currently own a helmet, that does not meet the minimum criteria for my first track day.

With that being said, I am not trying to go all-out and buy a fancy cool helmet yet... anything on the low-cost side, that meets all the minimum criteria's? Would like to buy new and something that has good visor options.
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Two prong reply:

I am a big fan of motorcyclegear.com. They are Texas based and run good deal on gear. In just a very quick look, you can get a HJC thats SNELL/DOT rated for sub $100.
https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...os_helmet.html

NOW THAT BEING SAID: I say call Patrick at Motorcycle Unlimited. Through his distributors, he has access to the same discounts that these type of websites do, sometimes more depending on what lines they carry vs. his distributors. A phone call with Patrick can get you access to possibly lower pricing. Pricing these websites cant or wont advertise.
The last time I was at Motorcycles Unlimited I was buying a dirtbike helmet and walked out having bought a dirtbike helmet and ordered a dual-sport helmet because Patrick pulled out pricing that I just COULD NOT walk away from.

Just my $.02

(Plus he will know what helmets are just junk - despite SNELL and DOT ratings)
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Two prong reply:

I am a big fan of motorcyclegear.com. They are Texas based and run good deal on gear. In just a very quick look, you can get a HJC thats SNELL/DOT rated for sub $100.
https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...os_helmet.html

NOW THAT BEING SAID: I say call Patrick at Motorcycle Unlimited. Through his distributors, he has access to the same discounts that these type of websites do, sometimes more depending on what lines they carry vs. his distributors. A phone call with Patrick can get you access to possibly lower pricing. Pricing these websites cant or wont advertise.
The last time I was at Motorcycles Unlimited I was buying a dirtbike helmet and walked out having bought a dirtbike helmet and ordered a dual-sport helmet because Patrick pulled out pricing that I just COULD NOT walk away from.

Just my $.02

(Plus he will know what helmets are just junk - despite SNELL and DOT ratings)

Thank you for the tip

What about ECE? The minimum requirements for 3:16 Trackdays states

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Full Face Motorcycle Helmet In good condition with no visible damage that can compromise its integrity. This must be DOT/SNELL/ECE Certified.
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What about ECE? The minimum requirements for 3:16 Trackdays states
Hmmmm....I would reach out (or maybe someone can chime in), but i would GUESS they dont need a lid that has ALL THREE certs. ECE is the European certification. It's their version of a DOT rating.
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For a cost-effective helmet, I like the Bell SRT. $210 buys a fiberglass shell, a Snell rating, three shell sizes, and the Panovision lineup of face shields. Linked it on motorcyclegear.com below, but pretty much any gear retailer should have it.

https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...id_helmet.html
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For a cost-effective helmet, I like the Bell SRT. $210 buys a fiberglass shell, a Snell rating, three shell sizes, and the Panovision lineup of face shields. Linked it on motorcyclegear.com below, but pretty much any gear retailer should have it.

https://www.motorcyclegear.com/stree...id_helmet.html
I think this page might shed some light on the ECE requirement:

"US dealers do not stock ECE certified helmets"
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