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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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MV Agusta Helmets

I have a couple of questions about the Helmets for sale through MV special parts. These are just questions, I'm not planning on getting one of these, but I am planning on getting an RX-7 in the future.

1. Are these helmets painted in those colors by ARAI, or is it done by MV Agusta?
2. When you order one of these helmets do you know what year you're getting? (If I ordered a helmet right now, and it arrives, will it be made custom, therefore making it a 2007 year helmet, or will I get something that's been sitting on the shelves, and perhaps is an old (2005/ 2006) model?
3. How easy is it to get one of these in the states?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 11:06 PM
 
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I have ordered and received a Helmet from MV Corse which has a superb finish and presentation. In response to your questions, I provide the following as my understanding:

1. The Helmets are painted by MV Agusta Corse.

2. The Helmet is custom painted, with the result that delivery time is usually stated to be three (3) months. (My Helmet was also slightly in excess of three months in delivery.)

3. Delivery to the United States should not be a difficulty. However, the Helmet, although an Arai RX-7 Corsair, might not be delivered with the usual standards' compliance sticker. This issue is probably more relevant in Australia than the United States where all states do not require the wearing of a Helmet.

I hope that this information is helpful to you.
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I have a couple of questions about the Helmets for sale through MV special parts. These are just questions, I'm not planning on getting one of these, but I am planning on getting an RX-7 in the future.

1. Are these helmets painted in those colors by ARAI, or is it done by MV Agusta?
2. When you order one of these helmets do you know what year you're getting? (If I ordered a helmet right now, and it arrives, will it be made custom, therefore making it a 2007 year helmet, or will I get something that's been sitting on the shelves, and perhaps is an old (2005/ 2006) model?
3. How easy is it to get one of these in the states?

Thanks for your help
1. A small graphic symbol on the rear of the helmet suggests to me that the graphics and paint may be the product of a sub-contractor to Arai.
2. You do not know the year of manufacture. Furthermore, "personalized" means the inclusion of gold decals with name or number to be affixed to the helmet by the owner...it is NOT placed onto the helmet prior to clear-coating.
3. The helmet is not US legal and is therefore not available through MV Agusta dealers in the US. It may be ordered and delivered without difficulty through Geoff at eMotoUK.
That said, the helmet is beautifully made and absolutely gorgeous!

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 11:21 PM
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I have ordered and received a Helmet from MV Corse which has a superb finish and presentation. In response to your questions, I provide the following as my understanding:

1. The Helmets are painted by MV Agusta Corse.

2. The Helmet is custom painted, with the result that delivery time is usually stated to be three (3) months. (My Helmet was also slightly in excess of three months in delivery.)

3. Delivery to the United States should not be a difficulty. However, the Helmet, although an Arai RX-7 Corsair, might not be delivered with the usual standards' compliance sticker. This issue is probably more relevant in Australia than the United States where all states do not require the wearing of a Helmet.

I hope that this information is helpful to you.


the MV helmets are not road leagal in melbourne, or australia for that matter; and therefore your are not covered by TAC in the event of an accident. This is what i have been told se3veral times when i have asked about them.
Does anyone know this to be 100% true?
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anothermvfanatic, you are correct. The Helmets are not legal in Australia because they are not supplied with the required standards' sticker. As I indicated in my earlier Post, the Helmets are the Arai RX-7 Corsair, as available in Australia, but the MV Corse versions are delivered with a Note from the dealer stating non-compliance with Australian Standards. For this reason, I purchased mine for 'non-riding' reasons.

However, because Helmets are not required in all states in the United States, I was not aware until lewolfmd's Post that they are also illegal in the United States.
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Seems ridiculous. I have been thinking about ordering a Gladio RX7, but I'd like to be able to legally use it. You are not likely to be fined for it, but I guess it wouldn't be funny if, seriously hurt, insurance refused to pay for medicals.

If I buy an RX7 in Australia and then paint it, I presume it also becomes illegal because the compliance sticker will be removed during the painting process?

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The last months you are thinking a lot about helmets.
Donít forget the other head-helmets too!


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it sounds a bit stupid to have the presence of a sticker be the be all and end all of that helmets validation.

In the UK there is some number on the inside which represents this (not the little british racing sticker as i understand it when i had my lessons there).

I've never ridden in the states, but I guess if i did I'd have to either buy a US helmet, or buy a doofy DOT sticker. How can you tell if it is just an added DOT sticker? Some other label inside?


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As I understand it for Australia the standards sticker must be displayed on the outside of the helmet (some also have it stamped on the inside) for the helmet to be legal.

If you get the helmet resprayed then the standards sticker is usually removed and replaced after the respray or masked for the respray so the helmet is still legal.

The helmet manufacturers do not recomend respraying, decals, cleaners etc as such processes may effect the integrity of the helmet. The respray, decals etc do not change the legality of the helmet. The removal of the standards sticker does.

The priority for helmet selection should always be fit. Cost, colour, style, etc come after you have chosen best fit.
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The last months you are thinking a lot about helmets.
Donít forget the other head-helmets too!
They make those in Tamburini Colors as well?


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