+1. i have a lot of helmets, but i only race in my arai rx7's.Archimedes said:You're gonna get almost as many opinions as responders to your question, but I'm in the camp that says the $$$$ helmets ARE worth it and I think Arai makes the best helmets on the market. Of course, they don't fit everyone, but the quality is evident and I'll never own anything else.
The one that fits you the best.jabonesbien said:what the best helmet is out there?
exactly. i'm not sure you are getting a huge difference in protection but you are getting better venting, lighter weight, removable cheekpads and liners, better shields, and better fit. Keep in mind that the cheapy HJC and such typically use only one shell size for all sizes of melon where the nice shoeis and arais use 3 or 4 shell sizes. this means you will get a much nicer fit.10/10ths said:What price do you put on your noggin? What price do you put on riding your bike and not having to worry about a hot, foggy, and uncomfortable helmet spoiling your day?