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Anyone heard of Wiki Helmets?

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by awptickes, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    i went to the closest motorcycle shop near where i live last week to pick up 2 bolts. Arai helmets were 50%. After the discount, they were $324. After your 30% discount, the Wiki helmet is $230.

    I see no reason to buy anything other than Arai, Shoei, or Suomy. Whats an extra $100 to protect your brain?

    However, it could be like a Hyundai car and just be a great car with a bad rep or is unknown. With that being said, the extra $100 doesn't matter to me. Even if the helmets are exactly, 100000% identical, I do ride more confident knowing that I have quality gear if something were to happen. It's about confidence, not the name recognition. I feel the same way about Scorpion (and sometimes HJC).
     
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    If a helmet is Snell rated then I could care less how cheap it is, as long as it fits. More money = lighter, more comfy, and better features. It doesn't mean safer.

    I'm iffy on it since it doesnt list snell. However it is ECE the one in the middle. Not crappy dot but not up to snell par.
     
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    I wouldn't trust a snell rated HJC helmet any less then my Shoe-i helmet. I would however hate riding in the discomfort that is HJC....
     
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    Yeah, my one concern is the lack of Snell certification.

    The photochromic lense is pretty cool though.
     
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    Without a snell cert, you might as well use it as a cereal bowl
     
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    If its for riding.....I say go with Snell that is comfortable for you.

    In terms of drag.......Snell approved and cheap works.

    But don't all these helmets depend on the shape of one's head? I know my head is longer than it is wider (oval to some extent) while others' heads are more circular. I say you try them on and see what feels good for a price you can handle. This is where internet purchases or ordering without trying a helmet on can suck and take too long after returns and such.
     
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    well you could always try on what you like at the store, write down the model and make of the helmet, and browse the internet for a cheaper purchase.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    One thing I have never skimped out on was my helmets, even for the dirt Ive always had snell approved skid lids.
     
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