Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Drumbo, Ontario, Canada
When it comes to helmets, DOT and safety are mutually exclusive. Which is probably why so many States don't require helmets.
I know that SNELL has improved their standards in the past few years, but I still won't buy any helmet that is certified to their standard. Their main concern for years was how durable the helmet was. They missed the fact that our brains are delicate and need to be protected from G forces.
If I'm looking for safety ratings, ECE is the standard I look for. Of course one needs Internet access or a binder of documents to decipher the ECE standards. Especially since many manufacturers are guilty of selling motorcycle gear with deceptive ECE ratings. Such as motorcycle gloves with safety ratings applicable to gardening gloves...
2011 V650 in Black, well accessorized.