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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-12-2018, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Nexx or Simpson helmet?

Hi everyone, I am selecting a new helmet, as I believe that purchase of a new bike is a good reason to buy a new helmet.

I am thinking of a full-face helmet, and my budget is roughly $450. The helmet that I have got now was $99, and it was some sort of promotion in my local store.

Anyways, after reading reviews I consider these 2 for myself:
Nexx carbon fibre helmet at Motorcycle id; or

Simpson Ghost helmet from Amazon.

Now, here's the dilemma. I tried putting both on, and Simpson helmet seems to fit my head better, while Nexx seems to be a more reliable brand... I cannot say that it doesn't fit though, it's also good.

So I am kinda lost.... Any comments on these 2?
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They're both brands I've never heard of making motorcycle helmets.

Just a suggestion, why dont you have a look at HJC RPHA 11 helmets. Not sure what type of motorcycle you ride.
But those helmets are allowed on track aswell and are in your budget depending on the graphics.
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In UK I have not seen promotions or reviews of the Simpson and Nexx helmets. Perhaps they are more directed to the USA market.

I agree with @Black_Gold_Saw that the HJC is a good helmet (I own one) as well as AGV, both of which you'd find within your budget. More relevant though is that whatever you decide upon will most likely be a far improvement on a $99 special!
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I own a Nexx helmet and I love it for its lightness. Simpson has made helmets for eons and they are a reputable company.

But the helmet that fits your head and your budget.

Ill fitting helmets are dangerous.
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As Chuck pointed out, fit is important. You go with the one that fits best!

Continuing, Nexx is a Belgium brand. Its very well made, light. My friend owns 2 of them and is very happy.

Simpson is an American brand, they been around for many years. I am not familiar with their history (you can google for that) but they very prominent in protective gear (helmets, suits) in drag racing. I don't know the fit of Simpson but if its anything like Bell, I recommend you check out their Race Star series. The list price of Bell is outside your budget but you should be able to find the discontinued colors models for about half of the original MSRP. I low sided at the track going about 80mph wearing a Bell helmet. Walked away with a minor concussion and was back to work the next day. Helmet was trash but it did its job. I sourced another one on Amazon.

Just for the record, my preference for the streets is Shoei. Stay away from cheap crap. Sorry, but brands like HJC, Built, and even some of the lower AGV models do not inspire confidence in me. This just my opinion...
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I had a Carbon XR1R Nexx helmet which I loved, it got damaged when I came off my bike but did its job of saving my head.

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Bloody hell! If anyone is qualified to recommend a helmet, it has to be a member with the name of 'noggin'.

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That is the same model helmet I own. Glad to know it works well.
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I own 2 Nexx helmets. They are excellent and very light weight. Keep in mind they come with a bunch of different pads for a custom fit.
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