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View Poll Results: Considering your current most frequently used helmet, who is the manufacture?
Arai 11 3.48%
Suomy 2 0.63%
HJC 94 29.75%
KBC 3 0.95%
Icon 23 7.28%
Shoei 44 13.92%
AGV 6 1.90%
Bell 15 4.75%
AFX 7 2.22%
Joe Rocket 8 2.53%
Nolan 3 0.95%
Z1R 4 1.27%
Scorpion 70 22.15%
Vega 4 1.27%
GMAX 9 2.85%
SPARX 2 0.63%
Nitro 2 0.63%
Fulmer 6 1.90%
RST 2 0.63%
Masei 1 0.32%
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post #26 of 33 (permalink) Old 7-23-2015, 12:58 PM
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Re: <<New Poll!>> Who manufactures your helmet?

A Shoie RF1000 saved my life when I totaled the VMAX. I hit my head three distinct time on hard thing link boulders and other rocks. The integrity held up quite well. I then bought a Shoie RF1100 and was wearing that when I hit a deer 2 years later. Again, I can't complain about the quality of the brain bucket at all. I have another Shoie RF1100 at the moment and due to get an upgrade sometime in the next year.

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Originally Posted by LS650 View Post
Hmmm. I saw this poll for the first time, popped in my answer of HJC, and was surprised by the numbers. I would never have thought that HJC was all that much more popular than other makes.

Then again, being the cheap bastard that I am, I'd rather pay $200 for an HJC than $700 for an Arai...
I too have an HJC and it was bought because of the quality of fit not the price. I quite simply don't have an Arai shaped head. A properly fitting lid is far more useful than an expensive status symbol at the point of impact although I'm not in a great rush to test that theory.

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I have a HJC RPHA-10 ST, and I can't complain. I got it for about 1/2 price from Riders Discount a few years ago.

I wore it 12 hours straight in windy and turbulent conditions on the Interstate, and it was never uncomfortable.

My son has an Arai, that he also got for about 1/2 list price, that's really nice but my HJC is more than adequate for me.

His head is worth a lot more than mine at this point...
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Originally Posted by motopete View Post
Both of mine are LS2 modular skid lids
I too wear a LS2 modular, guess the poll was never updated as originally promised.
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Some time back, I picked up some Icon Alliance Primary helmets from Iron Pony for $50. Made by HJC, if that shape fits your head. Also got an HJC AC-12 El Diablo from Dennis Kirk on clearance for $65 shipped. Most recently bought some Joe Rocket R1000X helmets on clearance for $50 shipped on eBay. One came with an extra dark shield in the box - almost the price of the helmet if bought separately. Lotsa deals if you are patient.
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I answered Scorpion in the poll as I have two currently in my rotation. One is an EXO2000R Bautista Replica, the other an EXO 710R Golden State helmet. My newest, is an XLite X803 Carbon SBK Replica which to be fair is made by Nolan. There is a Bell RS1 and a Kabuto Aeroblade III also in the rotation.

As I keep them in rotation, the Scorpions get worn more simply because there are 2 of them. If said I prefer one over the others, the EXO2000R wins out.....kinda. I only got the X803 later on last season and thus haven't ridden with it as much.

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I have an AGV k5 s. The airflow is amazing at any speed, it does not lift or buffet when you look around at highway+ speeds and the internal sun visor is a godsend. It seems like it is not dark enough, but I have ridden straight into a sunrise with no pain.
It is a little bit noisy and is mid range on price, but short of doubling the price, I have not tried on anything better.

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Shoei GT-Air. The internal visor is very nice to have.
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