Funny, I've been in 4 crashes too (all four caused by the idiot behind the handlebars). Ok, not really funny, but still true. In at least two of the instances, I'm fairly sure I wouldn't be here without the helmet I was wearing at the given time.Depends on what your head is worth ---I wear Only Arai helmets, Just purchased a Corsair X to replace my RX7RR . --I have been in 4 crashes-( all 4 caused by an idiot in a car) --in all 4 had I not been wearing a helmet or had I been wearing a cheap one I would be dead, --I wear the best helmet money can purchase--I dont care about the price--I value my head & what is inside it far more the money.
Purchase the best helmet you can afford.
I have never felt the need for an expensive helmet, even with racing and years of trackdays. Fit, venting, comfort, weight, noise (along with the necessary rating, integrity and protection) are easily found in the mid-range price-point.Today, if you’re buying a helmet, unless you’re buying a Chinesium knock-off it’s difficult to find a really poor helmet.
So buy what fits your dome the best. Doesn’t mattter so much who makes it….so long as you have a frame of reference for the manufacturers claims of meeting or exceeding a given standard (DOT, EU or Snell)
So was I…..until I tried on an X-Lite. My RS-1 just felt enormously heavy after that. I really liked it too. With the transitions shield I never needed to carry a second shield. Also liked the magnetic securing strap as it was my commute helmet and made life a tad easier.I was happy with the Bell RS-1
Based on personal experience, i strongly advice avoiding the K6 if you’ll be riding in the forward canted sportbike riding position. I rode in one for all of about 200 km last year before selling it. I’ve never worn a helmet with as much lift and buffeting at highway speeds. It was basically dangerous the lift was so bad. I’m not exaggerating. I do like AGV helmets, I own a Corsa which is fantastic to ride inThanks guys. This is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Based upon everything being said, I am leaning toward the K1 or even better, the K5/6. But, I am still open minded.