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post #1 of 25 Old 06-27-2012, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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Need a Good/Cheap helmet for racing.

Ok so I have a Arai Corsair V and it's good and all but at $920 gets expensive to replace. It was purchased as my street helmet. I would like to find a very good cheap helmet that would be kind of track only.

What my helmet needs are;

- really don't want to spend more than $500

- want the MAX in safety

- don't need all the premium materials for things that don't matter like the rubber seals and shit

- graphics don't really matter as I plan on crashing

My head fits Arai and Shoei but I'm better in a shoei. I can touch my chin on the front of my Arai in a super tight tuck.


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Should be able to get a Bell RS-1 or Shoei RF1100 in solid colors for under your $500 budget. I don't think safety is going to be an issue as all of these helmets have the latest Snell 2010 ratings. The Bell will fit very similar to the Shoei. The Bell will have a slight price advantage over the Shoei.

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Sportbiketrackgear has a couple of Bell Star helmets on clearance for $350. From what I've heard, they're the next best thing to the Arai Corsair V.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=7302

I personally own an Arai Corsair V and a Joe Rocket RKT101 helmet. The joe rocket helmet was a gift. It's not as nice as the Arai for sure, but it's comfortable enough. I think they're only $150.
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Shoei RF1100 FTW!

Bought one for $600, crashed in it, liked it soooo much went back and bought the same helmet again.
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Recon I'm going with the RPS10 HJC, my mate just imported one and the quality looks great for the dollars.

Can't keep smashing top end Shoei's either, that shits getting real expensive!

It'll do what you want with change for a visor easy if your happy with plain colours!

http://www.hjchelmets.com/prds_rps10.htm
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The HJC will do the job, but they are heavy, clunky, the aerodynamics suck and so does the ventilation (at least compared to my X12). The RF1100 is a great one for the price, and you can get a plain color for right around $400 brand new.

If you don't want to go with Shoei, sometimes you can also find good deals on Suomy helmets, which I hear are pretty nice. Some AGV also fall into your price range, just with fewer features than their more expensive models.

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Sportbiketrackgear has a couple of Bell Star helmets on clearance for $350. From what I've heard, they're the next best thing to the Arai Corsair V.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=7302

I personally own an Arai Corsair V and a Joe Rocket RKT101 helmet. The joe rocket helmet was a gift. It's not as nice as the Arai for sure, but it's comfortable enough. I think they're only $150.
Nice find thank you. Will probably get one of those. Rep sent.

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Nice find thank you. Will probably get one of those. Rep sent.
Well, just as an FYI...the closeout Bell Star's are on closeout because they are the older shell design. It's not a safety issue with them, but they can run narrower and fit your head very well. The pricing reflects that. Still a good helmet if they fit ok. The newer versions were redesigned to be more rounded and fit more people correctly.

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