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HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

This may be considered old news (5/18/06), but very relevant nonetheless...

Updated: Serious Head Injuries Lead To LRRS Ban On Certain HJC Helmets News Article // RoadracingWorld.com

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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

Yup, and HJC is pisssssssssssed.
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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

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This may be considered old news (5/18/06), but very relevant nonetheless...

Updated: Serious Head Injuries Lead To LRRS Ban On Certain HJC Helmets News Article // RoadracingWorld.com
Very interesting. I am wondering if it is time to switch helmets myself?
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I can't wait to see what comes out of this.

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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

That's not the encouraging news I like to hear. I currently wear a CL-14. It's really true what the guys at Bell Helmets say, you only put a 10 dollar head in a 10 dollar helmet...
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I'm glad I got an AC-12 then...

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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

We all know there really is no difference between a $100 helmet and a $500 helmet. It's just brand name and graphics.
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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

I guess one good information would be how many riders that day where wearing HJC helmet.....

I'm not a HJC fan cause they just don't fit me but if they meet the standard why not? I don't like the "you only put a 10 dollar head in a 10 dollar helmet" thing.... I guess it's good for an actual 10$ helmet but if you get something that meets the standard an fits your head the price should not matter. If that saying was true then we would be all wearing THE top of the line Arai.
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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

So if I find a better price for a helmet does that mean I value my head less?

If they are not happy with the standard than make it more difficult
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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

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I don't like the "you only put a 10 dollar head in a 10 dollar helmet" thing.... I guess it's good for an actual 10$ helmet but if you get something that meets the standard an fits your head the price should not matter. If that saying was true then we would be all wearing THE top of the line Arai.

Good point.
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I guess one good information would be how many riders that day where wearing HJC helmet.....

I'm not a HJC fan cause they just don't fit me but if they meet the standard why not? I don't like the "you only put a 10 dollar head in a 10 dollar helmet" thing.... I guess it's good for an actual 10$ helmet but if you get something that meets the standard an fits your head the price should not matter. If that saying was true then we would be all wearing THE top of the line Vemar.

fixed that for you. - former Arai owner, waaaaaaaaayy back.



But I agree totally. And what if you get a $500 helmet for $10? What if your helmet is rebadged (HJC/ Icon) or like Sidi's "set-up" boots?

What about a new company, like Scorpian, who have all the features and safety endorsements at half the price of premium?
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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

...and how pissed is HJC at this guy:

Massachusetts HJC distributor told him that the models in question were not recommend for competition use.

Oh, and does Blakeney live under a rock? What about BSA and ECE?

DOT & SNELL -What testing can we do beyond that? There’s no guidelines for it.
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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

always knew I'd have to buy a new helmet eventually... now I have an excuse...

oh wait... when am I going to be at loudon? shhhh. details.
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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

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...and how pissed is HJC at this guy:

Massachusetts HJC distributor told him that the models in question were not recommend for competition use.

Oh, and does Blakeney live under a rock? What about BSA and ECE?

DOT & SNELL -What testing can we do beyond that? There’s no guidelines for it.
BSI and ECE are European Organizations and don't have a "US" base or even a US approved standard in place in this country.

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Re: HJC Helmets banned at Loudon

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BSI and ECE are European Organizations and don't have a "US" base or even a US approved standard in place in this country.

When in Rome . . .
You're right, but when helmets get imported here, there are submissions for US standards, so Mr. Blakeney could theoretically submit his helmets for the BSI (lol, not BSA - duh) and ECE standards for racing outside the US.

You'd think the "HJC Product Development Coordinator" might look outside the box so to speak, and since this is an overseas race organizations issue, and HJC looks to have a foothold with racers there, that he would be less shortsighted and pursue that option?

And, since this is an overseas issue, and he's speaking to an international crowd, who knows nothing about Snell and DOT, that he would recognize his target audience concerning this issue and not make the typical naive remarks concerning our standards and theirs?
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