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MCN investigation: Helmet safety

Published: 28 October 2002

Updated: 19 November 2014

In the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday October 30, there’s a 12-page special investigation into helmet safety every rider must read.

MCN took 50 top-selling helmets and put them through and exacting lab test, run by the British Standards Institute (BSI). We wanted to see whether expense equates to safety – will spending more give you more protection? Well, in short, the answer is no.

Overall, the highest score was achieved by a lid costing just £120. To find out which one and to see how yours rated don’t miss the new MCN.


*World exclusive: We ride Foggy’s bike. First test of the FP1.

*FREE Oxford disc lock for every reader – start collecting the tokens with this issue.

*World exclusive: First pictures of Honda’s new Hornet 600 and CB1300

*Crescent Suzuki DR-Z400 supermoto

*Confederate Hellcat - a 150mph, 135bhp, V-twin. Looks like a mental cruiser/muscle bike half-breed and costs £31,000!

*Aprilia sounds the death knell for sports two-strokes

*In New Bikers we look at what it’s like to ride big bikes restricted to 33bhp

*Yamaha’s R1 is this week’s long-term test bike

*The road test is one big punch up – BMW’s Boxer Cup racer v Boxer Cup replica v stock R1100S

*Kawasaki’s ZX-9R missile is examined in our Buying and Owning section

*FireBlade goodies, Metzeler Sportec M-1 tyres and the new Frank Thomas range of winter gear feature in our Products section

*Rizla Suzuki’s open day on November 3, trackdays and sand racing are just some of the ways described in What’s On just so you can while away the next seven days.

*SPORT: Frankie Chili’s shock news, a rare interview with Valentino Rossi – find out why the Italian maestro reckons bikes are better than sex, Mick Doohan lets rip on the GP paddock and, finally Edwards puts pen to paper and signs for 2003.

PLUS there’s you free MCN Bike Mart Weekly with over 4000 bikes waiting to be snapped up.

It’s all in the latest issue of MCN. Don’t miss it.

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