Recently retired my Shoei X12 and Multitec. Couldn't justify the price for a Neotec so went with a Scorpion GT3000.
bell, shoei neotech, schuberth E1, schuberth C4.I think I've owned about everything there is but Arai, Shoei and Schuberth. I've seriously considered a Schuberth because I can see they are a step above everything else on the market in quality, but I don't feel the same about Arai and Shoei. I've been able to get Nolan, Shark, Kabuto, AGV and Bell helmets of equal or better quality on closeout from $100-$150. Arai and Shoei don't allow that kind of discount. I love my Kabuto, better quality, comfort and padding that the Shoe GT I tried recently. I like my Nolan modular best for long trips and I have a Bell star I got for $150 I like for the winter because it has a windjammer on it.
I've also owned a number of Scorpions. Although not the same quality as the above, still a good quality helmet I generally paid $50-$100 for them.
Huge discount at Champion Helmets from Europe, but still pricy, but what is your brain worth.bell, shoei neotech, schuberth E1, schuberth C4.
the C4 is the bomb ! Great fit to slightly oval head, built in intercom, plush lining, great chin pad, very quiet. I got the carbon fiber version with the yellow safety paint stripe. Love how it looks, so comfortable...
If you're going to use Sharp as your standard then certainly Arai is very overpriced. It looks like Bell, AGV, Shark, Nolan/X-lite, Shoei do best overall. All brands I've been able to get at significant discounts, except for Shoei. Even low cost Scorpion scores as well as Arai. HJC is all over the place, some 5* some 1*.There is no evidence that expensive helmets protect better than cheap ones. The testing here will show that, so dont keep repeating the "Whats your head worth". That thought is'nt true, and never was. Bell helmets used this idea back in 1970. The only official testing program im aware of is here. As you can see, Schuberth makes a very average helmet thats very expensive. Especially considerign its average test results.. A cheap HJC will score higher.
I dont believe I will buy another expensive hemet unless it has this MIPS system. This is a feature that really is a "feature". It does appear like it might make a helmet more safe. This system isnt specific to a brand.
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