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Helmet Test
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:55:48 AM »

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Re: Helmet Test
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 10:46:16 AM »
A very usefull site Rhuri. Thank you for that. However in the UK several experts have questioned the way that the SHARP tests are done.
As a matter of interest I use a Caeberg Konda for my commute to work which is ideal for the job especially in the Hi Viz colour. Having said that I much prefer my one of my Shoeis or my AGV for longer rides
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Re: Helmet Test
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 11:16:26 AM »
More important than the test itself is helmet fit and comfort. The same helmet may provide excellent protection for a certain type of head and be a hazard for another. A loose helmet will provide little protection while an uncomfortable / noisy one can be very distracting and actually contribute to a road accident.

The SHARP is a good baseline but I'm sure any reputable helmet company does plenty of tests before releasing an new helmet. I've chosen Shoei purely for fit and comfort. I'm on the market for a new lid and after testing several models, turns out that Shoei fit best around my head.

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Re: Helmet Test
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 11:29:49 AM »
I fully agree about fit being the most important. at one time it was said that you either had a Shoei head or an arai head. In those days I always wore arai because they fitted me best. these days however Shoei have changed and I can wear either with equal comfort and fit. I only choose Shoei over arai because my dealer stocks them and I get a really good deal on them. Christmas 2010 Sue bought me a AGV "Ago Rep" which I find equally as good and this is the helmet I keep for best
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Re: Helmet Test
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Re: Helmet Test
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 03:23:28 PM »
I've seen the NEOTEC at the exhibition the other week and was looking good until I heard the price. Let us know on your findings. Personally I don't feel the need for such a helmet but I could appreciate the extra commodity.

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Re: Helmet Test
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 03:27:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by maxincuk [+]
I've seen the NEOTEC at the exhibition the other week and was looking good until I heard the price. Let us know on your findings. Personally I don't feel the need for such a helmet but I could appreciate the extra commodity.

Hi,

on 1.March I will be also on a exhibition,then I will see the Neotec the first tome...but you are right,the price could be a problem for me :034:...but anyway,a testride is for free :016:

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Re: Helmet Test
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 04:31:21 PM »
Very interesting thread.

I was looking at helmets (and light weight riding gear) for hot summer days (in Bavaria maybe :017:)and initially liked the flexibility of the Scorpion 900 which can be changed from full face to flip to open face with peak - also has drop a down sun visor. Started to imagine riding on a very hot day with open face/peak set up (as you do on an "adventure" style bike). Then I started to have some negatives - like -  what's the point in having a safety helmet and dispensing with the frontal protection. :084:

Used to be indecisive - now just can't make me mind up. :027:
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Re: Helmet Test
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Re: Helmet Test
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 06:41:23 PM »
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