It's OK to not pay $800 for a helmet, especially if it's a brand that doesn't fit your head shape.Hey all, I have had a nolan n 100 for probably 15 years or so, this helmet has been incredible and taken me many miles down the road and has been my main full face modular other than a half helmet and a few other full face that I rarely wear. I figured I better protect my head and get a new helmet. I am lost on what type of Modular to get and who to order from. Has anyone ordered from Chromeburner? I don't know if it's better to order a helmet from a company in the US or Europe, as Chromeburner seems to have some good deals with free shipping if you meet the price point. The only part you pay after that is customs charges that I was told are 10-20 percent of your order.
I have been watching and reading to many reviews. I am looking at the Nolan N 100 5 Plus and can save a few hundred dollars ordering outside of the U.S.
I am looking at:
Schuberth C5 looks to be an incredible helmet.
Shoei: Don't wanna pay 800 just for the helmet so that excludes Shoei.
Klim: TK1200: I dig the helmet shield transitioning for you automatically. However, I do like to ride a bit with my chinbar up and would think I would want a helmet that has the internal sun visor. What Klim has is spectacular and would be awesome, I just think maybe not due to not having an internal sun visor to use when you shield is up.
Any suggestions or what you like and companies that have had good service would be great. Also, ordering from Motocard or Chromeburner again I can save a few hundred dollars.
Some of these "sayings" that you hear and read simply aren't true. The one you see most is " How much is your head worth?". Translation: The more you spend, the safer it is. That is just not true. A $150 HJC helmet is just as safe and an 800 Arai helmet. That $800 doesn't protect you any better than the $150 DOT helmet does. Those that doubt me can/should do their own research and you will see that I am correct.
NOW, I understand that these folks are just repeating what they have heard and read, and they are trying to be helpful, but perpetuating a falsehood doesn't help anyone.
So why does anyone buy an $800 helmet? Well, for one reason, it fits their head better than other helmets. It might be quieter. It might not have as much weight and be not as tiring on neck and shoulder muscles. It might have a better retention hook-up. It might have a better space for glasses wearers. ETC., ETC>ETC. Better venting, easier to install Comm gear. Those features and comfort are the reasons you might pay $800 for a helmet.
As others have said, at Revzilla , when you click on a helmet for details, it will show you the Headshape that is best for this helmet. IF you happen to have an Intermediate Oval head, as do I, an some of the HJC helmets will fit you fine. I also have a Nolan 40-5 that fits my head nicely. That is about a $260 helmet: 3/4 style with a Peak visor that will allow the faceshield to be raised and you can slide down the sunvisor with the Peak still attached. Nice feature that most 3/4 helmets do NOT have.