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Old 06-06-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Buying a helmet from Overseas

So ther eis a helmet that I have wanted for quite some time now, and when it came out over here three years ago it was like $700. Now its been a few years and I found a shop in England that has it, and its really cheap $350 us dollars including shipping. It sounds too good to be true right? I got the link off the Moto GP website if you go to it has a link there to buy it from two different motorcycle shops or whatever. So does anyone have any experiance with this? Think I should do it? Also would it be street and track legal its' not DOT or Snell but it has been sold in the states and I am sure there has to be some protectin laws over there to sell a helmet? Any input will help. Thanks everyone.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:51 AM   #2
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The helmet will carry an ACU Gold Standard badge if it is for the UK market.
This is applied by the importer.
The importer(s) in the US would simply apply a DOT badge!!!
I know of some helmets that were imported directly from Japan that by passed the official importers and carried no approval badges!!

this might help

I've tried to find the helmet/shop you're referring too.
PM me a link and I'll have a look at it for you.
I found a helmet I like though
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