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Motorcyclist Magazine helmet article

6167 Views 22 Replies 18 Participants Last post by  gnarly sprockets
Anyone see this? It sort of bashes Snell. A Pep Boys helmet did better than Scorpion? WTF? Your thoughts?

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I have to disagree on money equals the best helmet. Obviously from the extensive testing done in the article is hows that the lower priced, plastic shelled helmets transmit less g's to a head. My friend just spent $600 on a Shoe X-11 !! Lol, what a nut. I understand they are good helmets but I would doubt they are going to provide better protection than my $200 KBC VR-1. The article seems to back this up. I told my girlfriend about the $600 helmet purchase and she said I'd be dead if I did that and we were married. Can't blame her. I for one do not buy into the whole SNELL thing, hogwash to me.

THis is the same expert level rider who spent $1600 on a Braking system brake setup including: Brembo calipers, pads, discs and mc. In the end he said it wasn't any better than his stock setup which had EBC rotors, stainless lines and everything else stock (besides brake pads). In the end he said he should've just gotten new rotors and kept everything else stock. A name or label doesnt' equal performance my friends.
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