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Join Date: Feb 2011
Bike: 09 R6, 07 R6S, 05 WR250F
Re: Helmet Question
My wife has and AGV K3 which costs ~$200. She also has a Corsa which costs ~$1000. They are completely different helmets. The K3 is an ok helmet, and I'm sure that it would do its job but, the fit and finish on the Corsa are FAR superior. Everything is better: the weight, the liner, the shield and latching system, the graphics, the airflow, the comfort. The K3 line may protect your head just fine but it is no where near the top of the line AGV's as far as quality.
You typically really do get what you pay for in helmets. I've had cheap Scorpions and HJC's but then I bought a Shoei. And then a few Arai's. There is not much concrete proof that the Shoei or Arai, or top of the line AGV will protect a head any better than a budget helmet. But, once you pick one up, inspect it, and most importantly, wear it, you will notice a difference and may just understand why it costs so much more. You also may appreciate all the work that has gone into creating it and understand why more professionals choose it.
As for buying a helmet online, why not?? Sure you should try some on locally to see what fits you but once you know your brand/size, you can order from anywhere. That Medium AGV at Cycle Gear is the same Medium that Rider's Discount or STG sell. It probably costs a lot less at RD or STG as well.