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What is the most important part of a helmet to you?

  • Safety rating?

    Votes: 23 57.5%
  • Price?

    Votes: 2 5.0%
  • Comfort?

    Votes: 15 37.5%
  • Bling factor?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Brand name?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Racer support?

    Votes: 0 0.0%

Motorcyclist Magazine helmet article

6171 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?

What's the most important factor in a helmet purchase?
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With the exception of the bling factor and race support, I think very highly of the rest. Safety rating, comfort, price, and brand name all play a part in my decision as they all fall into a great quality helmet. For example, Arai (brand name) has a great safety rating, high price, but comfort varies between persons. When I teach my MSF course, the "best helmet" question always comes up. My response is "how much is your head worth to you." 9 times out of 10, pricey means good quality, comfort, AND safety. So I can't vote on just one. My .02 cents.
I'm going from experience (read crash tested) on an Arai, Shoei, and OGK. 4 lowsides divided equally between a Shoei and OGK. And one nasty highside that took an Arai. No head injuries that I've known of to date. Thus my reasoning behind my earlier post. I currently have replaced one of each with the same and love them all equally as much. :thumbup:
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