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New SHARP Five Star Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standard Rating System SHARP Releases 27 More Helmet Scores May 28, 2009 – 27 new safety ratings for motorcycle helmets were published today by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning (see list below).  He also unveiled a new website to give motorcyclists the best advice and information on choosing …

U.S. DOT Proposes Changes to Motorcycle Helmet Labeling Requirements October 2008 – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a change in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 218, which addresses motorcycle helmet safety standards in the U.S.A. According to NHTSA, “The purpose of FMVSS No. 218 is to reduce …

Fatalities Increase With Repeal of Helmet Laws March 31, 2008 – Since 1975, more than 100,000 motorcycle riders in America have died in crashes. The majority of states required motorcycle helmets in 1975, but today only 20 states have universal helmet laws that require all riders to wear helmets. 26 states have partial coverage laws …

A Visit to MXL Industries, Inc. How do you make a motorcycle helmet visor? It’s easy. First, buy a 50,000 square foot factory. Next, fill it with a zillion dollars worth of injection molding machines, robots, inspection equipment and raw materials. Then add a highly skilled and experienced staff who know how to design the …

MOMO “Komposit” Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet There was a time not too long ago when the terms “industrial design” and “consumer products” weren’t used in the same sentence. Functionality was the watchword, and no one thought much about how style. There wasn’t a deliberate movement against industrial design – it just wasn’t really considered as anything …

Fog City vs. ProGrip Review Review Anti-fogging properties are excellent, but photochromic ability does not meet expectations. Our search for the perfect solution to visor fogging has taken us from anti-fog coatings like FogTech and Cat Crap (apparently no longer in business) to visor inserts like Pinlock. We’ve had a few detours along the way for visor cleaners …

SCHUBERTH S1 vs. Shark RSR The Battle of the Big Ones! You’re looking at about $1,400.00 worth of motorcycle helmets. These are two of the most expensive helmets on the planet. But decent helmets can easily be found for $200.00 or less, so are these really 3-4 times better? Is the SCHUBERTH S1 the “ultimate …

The ECE 22.05 Helmet Safety Standard Is there really such a thing as the “ECE 22.05” motorcycle helmet safety standard? Several hours of searching on various EU websites for that term comes up empty. As it turns out, the standard is really known as “Regulation No. 22” and that search term yields a quick result! …