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Apr 16th 2020, 10:20 AM   #1
 Flyboymedic's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Suzuki VStrom 650
Post Interesting FIM helmet comments from Fortnine

Groundbreaking motorcycle helmets 2020. While I wouldn't consider most of this info groundbreaking, pay particular attention to the AGV Pista helmet review beginning at 6:40. Some interesting insight into FIM helmet ratings that I wasn't aware of. Could this mean safer helmets from more manufacturers?

Edited by Flyboymedic on Apr 16th 2020 at 10:25 AM
Apr 16th 2020, 06:12 PM   #2
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  Apr 2020
  Spokane, Washington, USA

  2017 FJR and 2017 DR650
I watched that yesterday and like you I found FIM helmet ratings that I wasn't aware of as well. Very interesting.
Apr 16th 2020, 08:58 PM   #3
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2009 Aprilia RSVR, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
It's all about money. Imagine that. 1972 testing requirements? 27% testing upgrades? Poor Snell. Meh.. what for? Idiots gonna find a way to kill themselves regardless. And why would the manufacturers care if lame testing req's lead to more rider deaths? Like the tobacco industry, why would they knowingly release products that lead to possible deaths? Why would they kill their customer base? If lame helmet tech leads to deaths, there won't be anyone left to buy their crappy lids. Oh, and BTW, $2000 for that AGV Rossi lid? Really? Way to price the best, safest lids right out of the average riders' price range. If you want the safest, you gotta pay the mostest.
Apr 17th 2020, 05:18 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2016 R1, 1999 R1
Sigh. Snell has continued to lie to us to buy their crappy standards for decades. As bad as the tobacco and food industry. Cause deaths = make a buck.
Apr 17th 2020, 07:09 AM   #5
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Nice to see another feather weight helmet on the market. I have two of the Nexx XR2 helmets mentioned.

Aside from feeling like your head is being birthed anytime you install or remove the helmet it is a nice lid.
Apr 17th 2020, 07:56 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  The Rider's Seat

Quote:
Originally Posted by craiger
... Oh, and BTW, $2000 for that AGV Rossi lid? Really? Way to price the best, safest lids right out of the average riders' price range. If you want the safest, you gotta pay the mostest.
Them's Canadian Dollars.

It's about $1500 at Revzilla (and probably most other places in the U.S.) Still out of my price range, so yeah; your point is well taken.
Apr 17th 2020, 08:44 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

‘Real’ testing of helmets has not been done all that much as it is expensive and, well, the vast majority of people want cheap. So they buy the ‘safest cheap’ helmet they can buy. The ‘safest’ expensive helmet from 20 years ago would not hold a candle to the middle of the road helmet today as far as safety. Snell was pretty much testing helmets before anyone else was doing it seriously, but were aimed at cars as well as bikes. Somewhat different parameters.
While I liked my Arai from many years ago, my ‘fitted’ Bell Star Carbon is the nicest and best fitting helmet I have owned.
I am sure motorcycle helmet testing will get more focused and better, but most people are still going to buy the cheap helmet regardless.
Apr 17th 2020, 08:52 AM   #8
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  Jan 2019
  Methow Valley

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If you're interested in more about FIM's new testing and what a snell or DOT sticker means, read "Helmet Safety Standards 2019 in Ultimate Motorcycling, January 29, 2019". As with most, you have to do your research and find manufactures who invest in R&D for racing product safety and then choose the good - better - best options that fit your budget and riding style. The best you can afford is better than nothing, a $130 bieffe helmet saved my ass many years ago. One cool thing about the FIM standard is that manufactures who get this accreditation will likely begin to use some of those features in lower price point helmets. Might make finding a -better- helmet a little easier.
Apr 17th 2020, 09:42 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Suzuki VStrom 650
https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...205-dot-snell/
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Apr 17th 2020, 01:14 PM   #10
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2019 Nada
I crashed once very, very hard in a SNELL Shoei in 1987 and once again in a Scorpion SNELL helmet in 2004. The Shoei had a deep gouge about 7 or 8 inches long from face to skull and I didn't even get a headache. GSXR750 on the Old Pali Highway on Oahu. I high sided learning to slide the rear and the bike went over the cliff. Luckily I stayed on the road. The Scorpion got bonked hard on 166 right near Blackjack Creek in 2004 when I made a bad passing decision (two cars at once) and the lady I was passing decided to pass the car in front of HER while I was right at about her rear passenger door. That helmet got slammed and scrubbed, hard, lost the shield, and again - I walked. SNELL works for me. But, yeah, I'd like a lighter lid. But you gotta b e able to afford it.
Apr 17th 2020, 02:33 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
I crashed once very, very hard in a SNELL Shoei in 1987 and once again in a Scorpion SNELL helmet in 2004.
Now it all makes sense!
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Apr 18th 2020, 04:55 PM   #12
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flyboymedic
Now it all makes sense!
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Apr 18th 2020, 05:13 PM   #13
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  Apr 2016
  PDX

  L3 GSX-R750, Versys LT
None of the helmets above like $800 are even being marketed as "safer". It's just race/carbon/yada yada. You can get a sub $200 SNELL lid easily.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
While I liked my Arai from many years ago, my ‘fitted’ Bell Star Carbon is the nicest and best fitting helmet I have owned.
I would buy a Bell Star in a heartbeat but they only make them for more oval headshapes. A lot of them include their photocromatic shield, HUGE incentive for me.

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Apr 18th 2020, 05:19 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg
None of the helmets above like $800 are even being marketed as "safer". It's just race/carbon/yada yada. You can get a sub $200 SNELL lid easily.




I would buy a Bell Star in a heartbeat but they only make them for more oval headshapes. A lot of them include their photocromatic shield, HUGE incentive for me.

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I had my head scanned and the helmet was made from that. I would think it would work for any head shape. Cost a bit to have it done though.
Apr 18th 2020, 05:55 PM   #15
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
I had my head scanned and the helmet was made from that. I would think it would work for any head shape. Cost a bit to have it done though.
I had my head scanned once too. They said it explained a lot. It did not help with a helmet though .
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