Currently ride with a Amazon.com: Vega XTS Naked Helmet - Small/Carbon Fiber Look: Automotive Vega XTS Naked, but I've been looking at the "CrazyAl's world's smallest" Smallest lightest DOT Beanie Helmet - Gloss Black / No Peak - WSB Inc. Bikerhelmets.com or the Akoury AK88 Akoury Helmets - Home. My wife won't let me ride with a DOT approval. She doesn't realize that the DOT has nothing to do with helmet safety.
I mean that the DOT does not "test" any helmets. They base their ruling on the manufacturers own testing. Even if they did, what purpose would it serve? 1, they are, yet another, part of government 2, what makes them the authority on safety? Snell testing is much more stringent than anything that DOT regulations are supposedly.Care to explain the DOT statement?
dunno, its all subjective... like they say, ask 100 people a question like this and you will get 100 different answers. does a $800 helmet really protect better than a $250/$300 helmet? I have owned an Arai before and it was one of the loudest helmets i owned next to my AGV Ti-Tech which supposedly was another great helmet...The "best" award would have to go to Schuberth, Shoei or Arai
Absolutely correct. Everyone's head is a little different. The helmet that fits you well enough that you like wearing it is the best helmet. A cheaper helmet you can keep on your melon all day is better than a high-tech expensive helmet you can't wait to take off.The best helmet mfr. is the one who make the helmet that fits your head, is comfortable and you like its appearance - no more, no less.
If you have a novelty head, by all means, wear a novelty helmet.