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Ben Purvis, Angus Farquhar  says:

Government SHARP motorcycle helmet test results revealed

The Government has finally revealed the results of its SHARP motorcycle helmet tests - a five-star rating system to reveal just how safe a helmet is. Although the initial results are restricted to a limited number of full-face helmets, over the coming weeks and months the Department for Transport, which operates the scheme, plans to rate every helmet on sale in the...

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thacker

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thacker says:

arai

SO HOW COME MCN HAVE'NT ASKED ARAI TO COMMENT ON THIS ??? it been about 4 weeks now and no word from them me for one untill i here arai side of the story will not be buying one there helmets again ill save my money as it may save my life

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newr14meplease

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whos really worried

of all the people not believing the results of the sharp test i guess most own one of the lower scoring helmets.Do you think that maybe they just dont wanna admit that theyve paid a lot of money out on a lid that is not as safe as one at half the price and that a large percentage of their money has gone on a name rather than a top quality helmet.SO WHAT LID HAVE I GOT......a ** Arai condor and now im unsure whether to swap it as i could well have been miss led by the thought that top money buys you top safety gear. Cmn arai youve gotta respond to the test otherwise im buying a new lid and it wont be one of yours!!!

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tiddmyster

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tiddmyster says:

my helmet !!

where is the test for the aRAI CHASER ???

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RSerplus

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RSerplus says:

Horses for courses ....

Every helmet have to pass a certain safety standard and any decent helmet will give you excellent protection in a crash. The main thing is that it fits correctly and you have as much decent gear as you can afford ( and don't be a fecking ejit on the road !! )then that's 90% of the battle .... the rest is luck. We all know Arai helmets are expensive but it's a fashion label and let's be honest ... a lot of bikers are snobs when it comes to brands but it's their choice and their money ..... and when they come off it will still probably safe a life .... as will the £60 Lazer helmet. The good thing is that my "cheap" Nolan N84 got 4 stars and that now counters the slagging in work I get from Arai crowd with their 3 star helmets .... tee hee

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lucas_yamaha

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lucas_yamaha says:

hjc cs 12

ive always been into biking and finally got a bike and went to buy gear and go tthe hjc as they are a decent brand and i got the cs-12 which scored a 2 star rating.

after the test results i have just ordered a rst cobra vent which scored 4 stars and is currently in a sale for £39 it was £100 just to be on the safe side as people have said they dont stand to profit from these results so why would they give false results.

I just want to protect my nogging rather than have a fashion accessory on my head and if it means £60 helmets are the way to go , here i come lol

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KAVALARIS

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KAVALARIS says:

THE RESULTS PROOVE HOW WRONG THOSE TESTS WERE

These people who tested these helmet i'm sure they've never ride a bike!

just watch this!

www.youtube.com/watch

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lorano

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lorano says:

I got my girlfriend to buy me a new helmet for xmas and really wanted an arai or a shoei just because i thought the more i spent the better a helmet i would get.Unfortunatley i was only allowed £150 to spend so i got an AGV S4 because i already had an AGV GP-Pro and liked it.I knew before hand that it scored 5 stars in the sharp ratings but didnt know the results of the other top brands so im quite chuffed i made the choice i did even if i was a bit miffed that i didnt get the before mentioned?!Like one of you guys said before,surely the top branded helmet companys need to take note and if they're goin to charge £300+ for a so called "good"helmet they need to be up there with the 60 quid ones!!

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dizzydriver

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dizzydriver says:

testing not flawed

i read an article that said a lot of manufacture,s had made the area on the helmet tested in the previous tests thicker, thereby cheating the test. this new test goes some way to back that up as the big names are failing tests on areas of the helmet they skimped on.

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banksy9

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banksy9 says:

Puzzled!!!!!

Whoops, I'm only a newby to bikes, but how come Arai and the like say you should scrap your helmet if you knock/drop it and yet they let their sponsored riders carry on racing after having a spill. Surely if they carry on racing after an off the helmet mfr or race promoter are liable should the worst later happen in any subsequent spill? Should not the rider be forced to return to the pits to change their helmets?

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banksy9

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banksy9 says:

Even more puzzled!!!!

Q. Recently MCN (god bless you) pointed to the fact that Arai can get there helmets to pass with 5 stars if they only fit a bit of foam! Why did they not do this anyway? If they trade on the fact they are the safest, surely its negligent of them not to have included this from the start. I would have thought that their own tests would have shown that this foam was critical to the helmets ultimate performance? By the way I've now changed to a Lazer LZ6 and its great. Everyone seems to forget that they also make expensive helmets as well as the cheaper ones, if thats what people want!

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