All helmets meet minimum required safety standards. What you get for your extra money is comfort and reduced noise.
The most important thing about a helmet is fit. Many people buy a helmet that is too big for their head. A helmet should fit snugly. If it doesn't, the helmet's ability to protect your head in the event of a crash is significantly reduced. That's true whether you're wearing a $150.00 dollar helmet or an $800.00 dollar helmet.
Since I have very few brain cells, I need to protect them as well as I can. I am going to disagree with my buds here and say there is a difference in quality. If I can find it, I will post a link to a fairly exhaustive test of dozens of helmets. All met the minimum safety standard, but there was a wide fluctuation in levels of protection.
Surprisingly, the most expensive helmet did not offer the best protection.
My suspicion is that a significant of the cost of AGV, Arai & Shoei helmets goes towards paying Haga & Rossi (and who ever uses Shoei these days) to wear these helmets so we will buy them.
I choose to use Arai. I import them from the USA and save hunderds of dollars. The RX7 is worth around $1,300 NZD!
Pro Italia had a motorcycle acccident seminar last year with an ER doctor and a neurosurgeon as speakers. I vaguely remember the neurosurgeon telling us that the challenge of helmet manufacturers is develo a helmet for both high speed impacts (high force and dense foam) vs. lower speeds (lower force and less dense foam).
OMG REALLY??? I bought one of those many many years ago for my then girlfriend, now wife to wear. I'd spent all my money on bike and accessories and had nothing left over so I got one back then for $30-$40 for her wear. She asked if it was safe & said "yes" in truth, I've always felt guilty as hell (to this day) about putting her head in that.
Your post kind of gives me a little closure on that particular chapter. Happily we never put that helmet to the test..I threw it out some 3-4 months back during a clear out --the inner had disintergrated to dust & it hadn't been worn (or even seen for that matter) in 20 years...Blue with white beading.
"But I'm a racer," we hear you rationalizing. "I go really fast. I go so fast, in fact, that I need a very special, high-energy helmet to protect my wonderful manliness and fastness." Not so, Rossi-breath.
In all seriousness, worth the read...IMO...(I know, I'm being redundant)
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