X-2. I'll only add that trying helmets on is worth it's weight in gold.Posted this once before and it still holds true...old Bell Helmet ad..." If you have a $10. head , wear a $10. helmet "...look around , do your homework and buy what makes you comfortable safety-wise . :think
I'm looking at buying a full face helmet and I don't know which brand is good to go with I know DOT approved is what I want but what are good helmet company's? And are the Harley full face helmets any good
Snell Foundation - Motorcycle Standards Comparison Snell vs DOTDOT certification is done on the honor system. The helmet's manufacturer determines whether his helmets satisfy DOT and then claims the qualification for himself. There is not even a reporting requirement. The government does contract for some spot check testing at commercial and private labs but not very much. In recent years much of their effort has been spent against so-called beanie helmets that are obviously substandard and are worn only by helmet law protesters.
Helmet Standards Throwdown - Snell vs DOT vs ECE R22-05Snell – The Snell Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit, independent organisation established in 1957 and is named after William “Pete” Snell, a famous racing car driver who was tragically killed in 1956 when a helmet failed to protect his head during an accident. The Snell M2005 is the “old standard” and favours a more shock-resistant helmet, the M2010 is the new, more shock-absorbent standard. The Snell M2005 test allows an impact-shock of up to 300g’s, a 250 to 300g impact would result in a critical head injury. The M2010 standard allows a maximum of 275g’s (the Snell anvil is a steel ball shaped rather like a tennis ball, they also test with flat and “kerb” shaped anvils). The Snell M2005 standard is widely believed to be too “hard”, the newer M2010 is set to replace it completely in 2013, the M2010 standard favours more impact-absorbent helmets and a helmet that passes the M2010 test will probably also pass the DOT and ECE R22-05 tests (though this isn’t guaranteed). Snell certified helmets are allowed by the AMA for professional motorcycle racing however the M2005 standard will no longer be permitted after 2011.
I bought my Shoei from them. Good prices! :thumbJust ordered the modular HJC Sy-max lll. It's replacing the Sy-max ll I've worn for years. Great helmet not too expensive, comfortable, lightweight (as far as modulars go), well vented, and has flip down sun visor built into it. Got a great price from ridersdiscount.com , great people & customer service, and you get the "forum-member discount"