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    Here is what Motorcycle.com considers the 10 best helmets on the market. Or was it the 10 most expensive helmets?

    http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/10-b...buy-today.html
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    Usually the best things are expensive and the reason is easy to understand. I believe that the best helmets are also the most expensive. Once the CEO of Shoei declared in an interview published on the most serious Italian bike magazine that they don't produce carbon helmets because a very good carbon helmet should cost about two thousands of euros (like the Arai RX7V Carbon)… you are free to believe that this may not be true, but for my experience the best quality costs a lot.
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    Usually the best things are expensive and the reason is easy to understand. I believe that the best helmets are also the most expensive. Once the CEO of Shoei declared in an interview published on the most serious Italian bike magazine that they don't produce carbon helmets because a very good carbon helmet should cost about two thousands of euros (like the Arai RX7V Carbon) you are free to believe that this may not be true, but for my experience the best quality costs a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guidoveloce View Post
    Usually the best things are expensive and the reason is easy to understand. I believe that the best helmets are also the most expensive. Once the CEO of Shoei declared in an interview published on the most serious Italian bike magazine that they don't produce carbon helmets because a very good carbon helmet should cost about two thousands of euros (like the Arai RX7V Carbon)… you are free to believe that this may not be true, but for my experience the best quality costs a lot.
    Oops. You hit the "send" key twice. Still not as bad as Half Pint, though.
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    It's because of the technology… the touch screen of the iPad it's not so friendly for me as for the new generations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guidoveloce View Post

    It's because of the technology… the touch screen of the iPad it's not so friendly for me as for the new generations.
    Same with me. The other day my friend asked me to take a photo of him with his camera and I apparently pressed the touch screen button too hard and it somehow took 100 photos.
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    I happen to own Shoei Neotec (had it for few years now), which I use for street and Bell Race Star, track lid. I was always attracted to Shoei because of their reputation and fit (for me). During last year's Christmas I found a great deal on Bell Race Star and needing a lid for the track, I bought it. Unfortunately for me, I had an opportunity to put Bell to the full test when i low sided at 80 mph. All my gear was gone, including the lid but i walked away with a minor concussion. I went out and promptly bought another Bell Race Star. I am sure other lids such as AGV Pista and anything from Arai would have worked great but I never mess with something that is not broken.

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    I've crashed and wiped out a shoei RF200 $200 helmet, good stuff. I've also crashed and wiped out a Scorpion 1000 helmet, 80 bucks on sale, good stuff.
    Most of the high price is your ego and gullibility of sales spluge. You believe that fancy paint job is worth how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    I've crashed and wiped out a shoei RF200 $200 helmet, good stuff. I've also crashed and wiped out a Scorpion 1000 helmet, 80 bucks on sale, good stuff.
    Most of the high price is your ego and gullibility of sales spluge. You believe that fancy paint job is worth how much?

    whatever you say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    I've crashed and wiped out a shoei RF200 $200 helmet, good stuff. I've also crashed and wiped out a Scorpion 1000 helmet, 80 bucks on sale, good stuff.
    Most of the high price is your ego and gullibility of sales spluge. You believe that fancy paint job is worth how much?
    I totally agree on the fancy paint job costs. My biggest concern on the paint job is if it is as bright and visible as possible.

    I do believe there are differences in the way helmets are built, for both safety and comfort. The Sharp website gives some data on helmet impact tests that I find useful when trying to decide which helmet to buy. I couldn't find the Shoei RF200 helmet on their list. I suspect it is so old, it predates the testing. BTW, if you like the RF200, there are some on eBay for as low as $16.99. What a deal!

    So anyway, here's some screen captures of the Shoei Neotec I have now, the Monaco Lazer I had before, and the Scorpion EXO-1000.

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    I like the old webBikeWorld helmet reviews better. The old reviews gave you a better graphical representation of things like helmet noise and ventilation in addition to a verbal description. Still, when you get just a few people reviewing a lot of helmets, you get some consistency in their comments. It's better than someone on a forum having a sample size of two or three helmets saying they liked X brand...when their head shape is totally different than yours.

    And as far as color goes...besides being visible...it has to match the rest of my outfit. Like Leanne Tuohy said in The Blind Side, "I will not wear that gaudy orange. I will not. It's not in my color wheel."

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    I wear a white Arai and a black Schuberth, I'm too old for a fantasy painting on my helmet.
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    Thank you, Chris, for mentioning the SHARP website. That'll give me hours of browsing fun.

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    RF 200 was many moons ago. I try to NOT crash more than once in a decade. It takes a while to recover as I get older.
    My helmets get recycled every couple 3 years and the old ones gather dust in the garage until I give them the toss to the trash bin.

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    The RF200 is one of my all-time favorite helmets. Long gone now but not forgotten.
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    Shoei was a hat of comfort. but Skorpions worked as well with nice features. and at a good price.

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    I have also a Shoei, but the Arai and the Schuberth are more comfortable for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    I've crashed and wiped out a shoei RF200 $200 helmet, good stuff. I've also crashed and wiped out a Scorpion 1000 helmet, 80 bucks on sale, good stuff.
    Most of the high price is your ego and gullibility of sales spluge. You believe that fancy paint job is worth how much?
    I wiped out a two month old Shoei RF200 at 120 kph some years ago. I survived but the helmet (and my much loved Moto Guzzi Le Mans MkV) didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guidoveloce View Post
    I have also a Shoei, but the Arai and the Schuberth are more comfortable for me
    Up until recently I've only worn Shoei and AGV. I can't get an Arai to fit me. I now have a Shark which fits really nice.
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