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Old 31st July 2012, 11:37   #811
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Nolan are quite reputed and are better known with bikers abroad. However, DSG (Pune) too sells Nolan helmets.
Baleno,

Thanks

I am located abroad an I know what Nolan is and Nolan is one of the helmets I own.

My question was specific about the "sole distributor" for India of Nolan, as to if any one had a chance to look at the stuff they carry and comments of the price range.

This would enable me to get a comparison of the prices in India and abroad and advise fellow bikers from India who often ask me to buy and carry helmets from here to India.

That is all

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Old 7th August 2012, 22:42   #812
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Picked up an LS2 350 from a shop on jc road( at the jn of jc road and the road from lalbagh) cost was rs2700. Is that a decent price? Don't have much knowledge on these brands. Just know what I have read in this thread. Was using an ordinary helmet all this while. Picked this up in preparation for my new pulsar 200ns :-)
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Old 10th August 2012, 18:19   #813
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Got a SOL SL 68 S2 MetalMan(Red).
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Very good build quality.
Definitely not an oven.
Graphics are brilliant.
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Did not notice any

Price:I'd rather not mention.
I also got two helmet caps,one balaclava for free.
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Thank you Shub!
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Old 10th August 2012, 20:05   #814
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Got a SOL SL 68 S2 MetalMan(Red).
Price:I'd rather not mention.
Nice looking helmet! Congrats. Why would you rather not mention the price anyways?? Did you get it for a steal or did you end up paying more..?? If its a steal, then mentioning the range would help other prospective buyers. Also where did you pick it up from!
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Nice looking helmet! Congrats. Why would you rather not mention the price anyways?? Did you get it for a steal or did you end up paying more..?? If its a steal, then mentioning the range would help other prospective buyers. Also where did you pick it up from!
Thanks, Abhinav.
My friends' ridiculed me for buying this as it costs over 5K!
4550 MRP + 14% Vat(Thanks to GoKA)=5187 INR.
I asked for Mr.Goel at Megha Enterprises but he was absent so another person Mr.Chandru helped me.
I tried to bargain but he told me that these are sold at MRP's contrary to the CROSS/LS2 brands.
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Which is better;I thought that it is U.S DOT(on my helmet) is better as it is embossed but my pal's ECE certified LS2 Phobia(sticker-ed) costs half as much.
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Thanks, Abhinav.
My friends' ridiculed me for buying this as it costs over 5K!
4550 MRP + 14% Vat(Thanks to GoKA)=5187 INR.
I asked for Mr.Goel at Megha Enterprises but he was absent so another person Mr.Chandru helped me.
I tried to bargain but he told me that these are sold at MRP's contrary to the CROSS/LS2 brands.
BTW:
Which is better;I thought that it is U.S DOT(on my helmet) is better as it is embossed but my pal's ECE certified LS2 Phobia(sticker-ed) costs half as much.
I don't know what I did to deserve the thanks. Nevertheless its a good buy. Its a good lid! Feels very snug!

Ride safe bro!
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My friends' ridiculed me for buying this as it costs over 5K!
If it was ridiculing about safety, then don't bother about such comments. 5k for a helmet of good quality is much less compared to a broken skull!! And there are helmets which cost the price of a R15 too. So you have done a good thing going for the best available in your budget.

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Which is better;I thought that it is U.S DOT(on my helmet) is better as it is embossed but my pal's ECE certified LS2 Phobia(sticker-ed) costs half as much.
This is debatable but DOT embossed is good while ECE is always stuck as a sticker on even costlier branded helmets. DOT is US safety certification while ECE is European equivalent.

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i use a sol sf1 acme red which weighs in at around 1819 gms. I am in a sales role, so i spend more than 6 hours a day driving around wearing this helmet.

Guys, need your help to find out if there are any other DOT certified helmets considerably lighter that this (1400 to 1500 gms) in the same if not lesser price range
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I am planning to get a new helmet and my budget is around 4k.Can anyone suggest me a good helmet for this price range?I have some doubts about the quality of LS2 helmets so its not in my list.please do suggest a good shop in chennai if possible.Thanks in advance
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I am planning to get a new helmet and my budget is around 4k.Can anyone suggest me a good helmet for this price range?I have some doubts about the quality of LS2 helmets so its not in my list.please do suggest a good shop in chennai if possible.Thanks in advance
See this.

You can get the SOL helmets in your price range and they are DOT certified too.
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See this.

You can get the SOL helmets in your price range and they are DOT certified too.
One of my friend recommended this helmet to me.I wanted to know whether any other alternative exists.Main problem with this helmet is that it will attract unwanted attention (my friends frequently lost their helmets,basic helmet locks are either ugly or useless) But I guess SOL is the best helmet for the give price range.Will go for it
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Looking for a cool Open face helmet to use on my Dio during city runs so I can accomodate my sun glasses. Searched online and found cr*p.

Can someone recommend any shop they might have seen good quality open face helmets that dont cost a damn bomb? Will pay upto 2500 bucks.
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Looking for a cool Open face helmet to use on my Dio during city runs so I can accomodate my sun glasses. Searched online and found cr*p.

Can someone recommend any shop they might have seen good quality open face helmets that dont cost a damn bomb? Will pay upto 2500 bucks.
Please check Helmet Paradise - Opposite Urvashi theater (at the corner). Ask for Ramesh - he is the owner and try to bargain for a good price. If it helps you can say "You are a friend of the guy who bought SparX helmet off him etc etc" :-)
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I have some doubts about the quality of LS2 helmets so its not in my list.
Can you please let me know the doubts you have about the quality of LS2 helmets. I have two LS2 Helmets for close to 3 years now and I might help you resolve your doubts.
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Can you please let me know the doubts you have about the quality of LS2 helmets. I have two LS2 Helmets for close to 3 years now and I might help you resolve your doubts.
I will quote few post which made me think twice before going for LS2

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I'm not really sure if the LS2 you are buying or wearing today IS a genuinely tested and CE approved helmet like it says so on the helmet. Reason? Well the CE certification is a mere sticker that is pasted on the outer shell which anyone can do. All someone needs to do is mass produce a similar helmet and paste the sticker which could be happening for all we know.

A genuine "trustworthy" helmet will have the certification codes like ECE 22.05 or Snell or DOT embossed or printed on the shell of the helmet.

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LS2 - there are a lot of fakes now in the market so be sure of what you are buying. In fact, the LS2 dragon is now being sold as Vega after re-badging due to IS certification requirement.
Edit :I know there are lot of fake helmets of other brand too.But I guess helmets like SOL has few things which makes it hard to replicate(LED,Air vents,Quality of graphics)

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