Arai has long had a reputation for being among the premier helmet manufacturers in the world. Worn by both professional and amateur racers in both two-wheel and four-wheel disciplines, there’s a reason why so many athletes — and everyday riders — trust their heads to Arai. But, it’s no secret Arai helmets aren’t made to […]
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12 Different Helmets Put On The Scale, Which Is Lightest? + Video
One of the most controversial subjects out there, helmets, never fails to get a reaction from riders everywhere. Which helmet is the best? Which safety standard is safest? Ask 10 different people and you’ll get 10 different answers. Here to add further controversy into the helmet debate, the folks at www.nosquidding.com weighed 12 different helmets from six different manufacturers. The results may surprise you. See the video below.
The helmets include selections from manufacturers like Arai, Shoei, HJC, Icon, Bell, and Nexx, and cover the most popular safety standards found in the US: SNELL, DOT and ECE. This matters because shell construction varies in order to meet the safety requirements. Also, take into account the helmets shown vary in their sizes, which can affect their overall weight. Still, the lightest of the helmets, which is a size medium, is significantly lighter than the rest.
What do you think of the results below? Does this change your perception of helmets and safety standards? Tell us in the comments below.
Who says a motorcycle show has to contain Concours-level machinery? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the 2012 One Motorcycle Show, sponsored by Bell, celebrates motorcycling in a rather unusual way. What sets the One Motorcycle Show apart from the rest is the variety of bikes and owners that participate. Held in […]