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Scorpion Motorcycle Helmets on Closeout Starting at $59 @ MotorcycleGear.com

KrimsonSky25 633 246 July 25, 2016 at 10:29 AM in Clothing, Shoes & Accessories (7)
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Closeout Scorpion Helmets [motorcyclegear.com]

MotorcycleGear.com has various models/sizes/colors of Scorpion brand motorcycle helmets on closeout, starting at $59.

Scorpion has always been a great brand to me and certainly worth saving hundreds of dollars over the bigger names like Shoei.

Shipping is free if you spend $89 or more, so along with the $59 Scorpion R500 I also bought 2 pairs of these gloves: Baja Mesh 2012 [motorcyclegear.com] and the total was exactly $89.
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The Scorpion EXO-500 has been on "closeout" for a few years now. Eventually they'll have to sell the solid colored ones at ~$59. Great budget helmet, you really can't get much better in the sub $200 category.
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Big TU and rep for posting a deal about a $59 quality name brand ECE 22.05/DOT certified helmet.

My first helmet was a clearanced Scorpion EXO 400 and it was a lot of helmet for the money. And believe me, the graphics were are lot more objectionable than the Corsica Red/Yellow scheme on this current deal.

FYI: No Snell rating, which is the more stringent US safety standard (beyond the US DOT rating). There is an open debate in the motorcycling community as to whether the Snell standard is better or worse than the European ECE rating this Scorpion has.

Helmets rarely qualify for both because one (the Snell) requires the helmet to retain its structural integrity for multiple impacts. That requires a more rigid shell, one that also transmits more kinetic energy to the head. The ECE standard places a premium on energy dissipation so that the brain is subjected to lower g forces on initial impact. But that requires a more sacrificial structure that deforms and cracks, which usually causes it to fail the Snell standard.

A Snell helmet could conceivably kill you by transferring too much kinetic energy on that first, violent impact. An ECE helmet could conceivably kill you by not offering as much protection on secondary impacts. It's a crap shoot what kind of motorcycle accident you might experience, but there's a lot of science justifying each safety standard.
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$11 shipping kills the deal for me but it's still a great helmet at a great price for those looking for a second inexpensive helmet or if you buy add'l items to get free shipping. i already have enough stuff and a half-dozen extra helmets otherwise i would buy the red neon.
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Quote from majorhavoc View Post :
Big TU and rep for posting a deal about a $59 quality name brand ECE 22.05/DOT certified helmet.

My first helmet was a clearanced Scorpion EXO 400 and it was a lot of helmet for the money. And believe me, the graphics were are lot more objectionable than the Corsica Red/Yellow scheme on this current deal.

FYI: No Snell rating, which is the more stringent US safety standard (beyond the US DOT rating). There is an open debate in the motorcycling community as to whether the Snell standard is better or worse than the European ECE rating this Scorpion has.

Helmets rarely qualify for both because one (the Snell) requires the helmet to retain its structural integrity for multiple impacts. That requires a more rigid shell, one that also transmits more kinetic energy to the head. The ECE standard places a premium on energy dissipation so that the brain is subjected to lower g forces on initial impact. But that requires a more sacrificial structure that deforms and cracks, which usually causes it to fail the Snell standard.

A Snell helmet could conceivably kill you by transferring too much kinetic energy on that first, violent impact. An ECE helmet could conceivably kill you by not offering as much protection on secondary impacts. It's a crap shoot what kind of motorcycle accident you might experience, but there's a lot of science justifying each safety standard.
I always thought it was an expense thing to qualify a budget helmet for both dot and Snell, but that it would likely pass Snell regardless. anyway, agree a great price for a good helmet though I can't get past the color scheme and will wait for a further drop on the solids. been using an exo700 for too long and am overdue for a replacement but the thing is more comfortable then every other helmet under $300 that I've tried on.
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Needed a cheap passenger helmet, but shipping kills it for me. Thanks anyway!
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Quote from drekalicious View Post :
Needed a cheap passenger helmet, but shipping kills it for me. Thanks anyway!
Same! Anyone else with some suggestions on a cheap passenger helmet? It's for a scooter so full helmet may be considered over "kill" (no pun intended) but I'd accept either if the price was right..
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Quote from droppunx View Post :
Same! Anyone else with some suggestions on a cheap passenger helmet? It's for a scooter so full helmet may be considered over "kill" (no pun intended) but I'd accept either if the price was right..
Look for HJC helmets on the same store.
Always wear a full face helmet please ...
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Quote from droppunx View Post :
Same! Anyone else with some suggestions on a cheap passenger helmet? It's for a scooter so full helmet may be considered over "kill" (no pun intended) but I'd accept either if the price was right..
Quote from droppunx View Post :
Same! Anyone else with some suggestions on a cheap passenger helmet? It's for a scooter so full helmet may be considered over "kill" (no pun intended) but I'd accept either if the price was right..
Full face is the only way to go on anything faster than a bicycle. 20% of initial impacts are to the chin bar... I don't know about you, but I've grown rather attached to my lower jaw.

You can get lots of safe full face helmets for $75. Just go to any popular motorcycle gear site (RevZilla is a good place to filter down to a good option) and look for a full face helmet that's ECE rated. Hard to go wrong after you get to that point.
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Last edited by brazen521 August 4, 2016 at 01:57 PM
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My uncle who used to ride a Harley learned the hard way a couple years ago that he should have worn a full faced helmet. He was wearing one of those turtle shell helmets when he got into his accident. He lost half of his face and now has permanent brain damage. He also was not wearing any gear so he broke his his neck and back in 2 places. He is 62 years old with the mind of a 6 year old. Ride safe people.
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