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HJC CL-ST Motorcycle Helmets £39.99 @ Busters

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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
I just got an email from Busters.

I wanted to buy one of these earlier this year but were too pricey for me.

The RRP these helmets are £120 so a saving of 66%.

They have styles for men and women.
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#1
When your skidding down the road on your head you'll be wondering when the £40 of protection will end......still one less brainless nob riding a scooter with a noisy can.
#2
sicknote
When your skidding down the road on your head you'll be wondering when the £40 of protection will end......still one less brainless nob riding a scooter with a noisy can.


Everybody has to start somewere matey!
i started on my Aprila rs50 and now made my way up to CBR400
#3
Pitbikeboy;2733823
Everybody has to start somewere matey!
i started on my Aprila rs50 and now made my way up to CBR400


Sorry, my comment wasn't really aimed at the boys that ride scooters - more at the senseless point in spending £40 to protect your skull.

So, yes - start somewhere but don't end up dead because of a lid that comes free with a happy meal.

I ride a Daytona 955i myself and realise the importance of spending a bit more for protection.
#4
Not everyone has hundreds and hundreds of pounds to spend on a helmet.
And besides HJC is a hundred times better than your Nitro's and other low end products.(that are around this price anyway)
#5
tristdac
Not everyone has hundreds and hundreds of pounds to spend on a helmet.
And besides HJC is a hundred times better than your Nitro's and other low end products.(that are around this price anyway)


Absolutely right - HJC make well respected helmets at a decent price - these are still on sale on most sites for over £119.99, at £39.99 they are a bargain and can still save your skull. Heat added.
#6
Heat added as good value for a budget £120 helmet. However... Sicknote makes an extremely valid point.
The helmet you buy should be the best you can afford - after all you never know when it might be put to the test and a false economy could cost you your life!
#7
HJC are not a bad make, I think cheaper helments have got better.
#8
I have used HJC for 7 years. first bike zx6r currently r6. The helmets are perfectly fine. You can spend hundreds on a helmet and go out in jeans and trainers (you wont last long) safety is more than just a helmet, you need boots, trousers, jackets, back protectors, gloves ( a common one i see people with out) Just remember to get the rest of the stuff as well.
#9
HJC's are good helmets and unlike other brands that knock out £40 helmets (Dr bike, arashi, etc) HJC sell £300 helmets as well. HJC helmets also fare very well in product magaizine tests and consumer tets such as rider power, and not just the £300 versions either.

In any case this is in the sale so it was £100-odd to start with, obviously the deisgn pattern wasn't that popular so they're shifting them.


sicknote
Sorry, my comment wasn't really aimed at the boys that ride scooters - more at the senseless point in spending £40 to protect your skull.

So, yes - start somewhere but don't end up dead because of a lid that comes free with a happy meal.

I ride a Daytona 955i myself and realise the importance of spending a bit more for protection.
#10
I got a HJC (spiderman :-D) Helmet atm and I cant complain! That was about £200 at the time but is only like £50 where you can find it. HJC are good quality...heat + rep added
1 Like #12
Good helmet for the price. Got 3 stars from the SHARP rating system.

NOt bad when compared the this Arai with a RRP of £400...
#13
My current HJC came third in a Ride magazine test some time ago, I got it fairly recently as a discontinued item for £50. I don't see how a discounted price could affect the ability of the helmet to save my head.

I did try the more expensive Arai and Shoei, neither brand had a helmet that fitted me, so what would be the point in me paying £300 for a badly fitting helmet?

This is a good deal, however, one piece of advice to potential purchasers. You really need to try a helmet on to see if it fits. Even two matching helmets of the same size can fit differently.
[helper]#14
tristdac
Not everyone has hundreds and hundreds of pounds to spend on a helmet.
And besides HJC is a hundred times better than your Nitro's and other low end products.(that are around this price anyway)


I agree with tristdac on this. If we had the money we would buy the best of everything but we don't (or at least I don't :) )

I rather someone bought this helmet than let the price of top end clothing etc deter them from biking. As this is a £120 helmet reduced to £40 I wouldn't class this as a £40 budget helmet. Also some of the motorcyle kit you can buy from Lidl/Netto/Aldi get some good reports from "real world" bikers (though I wouldn't buy one of their helmets).

Anyone recommend a semi-decent flip-up helmet around the £100 mark? They have some Nolan N101 reduced to £99 at my local bike shop...
#15
All i will say is that buying a crash helmet via mail order is not a good idea. TYou need to try a helmet on to ensure it fits properly, and sizes vary a lot between manufacturers. As an example i have had a small, large and now have a medium size crash helmet , all from different manufacturers, and my head size hasn't changed!

If you can go to a bike shop, try on the same helmet and get your size, then order it online then thats the way forward, otherwise buy instore to avoid disappointment :thumbsup:
#16
I'm an experienced rider, been on bikes for more than 22 years. I'm also friends with one of the UK's leading bike insurance assessors who has also been a Police Instructor for donkeys years. Here's the basic facts, with helmets you don't always get what you pay for...

As long as your helmet is approved for road use and it fits you properly, then it will provide adequate protection in the event of an accident . Unfortunately with helmets "the more you pay the better you get" isn't always the case. Often when you buy a "leading brand" such as Shoei or Arai for example you are paying for that brand and for the design on the lid. That's why the same Arai lid in plain is £100 - £150 cheaper than a race rep.

I wear an Arai Rx7, will set you back £499, but in recent safety tests they were lower down than some Nitro lids costing £50 - £100. Doesn't mean I feel any less safe wearing my lid, the important thing is that it's approved and fits me better than any other lid I've tried. Never buy a lid without having tried one on in a shop and have it fitted properly. A badly fitted lid is almost as bad as no lid at all! And make sure whatever lid you wear, you do the bloody thing up when your riding.
#17
HJC are fantastic lids and are the market leaders in the states!
They all seem to have the ACU gold standard as well, which makes them good enough for the race circuits. With Arai your paying for the millions they spend on sponsorship.
#18
Sizing guide for these helmets (in cm)

XXS - 51-52

XS - 53-54

S - 55-56

M - 57-58

L - 59-60

XL - 61-62
#19
ghjh
HJC are fantastic lids and are the market leaders in the states!
They all seem to have the ACU gold standard as well, which makes them good enough for the race circuits. With Arai your paying for the millions they spend on sponsorship.


I agree completely, that's why my wife wears an HJC lid :)
#20
the ACU gold stamp has been replaced by the European ECE mark now, and i think there was a scandel not long ago about the ACU stickers being put on willy-nilly without proper testing being done which is a bit worrying.

What i have found is (to a point) the more expensive lids are better in the following respects over a cheap lid:

Less noisy
Better (and removable) lining
More useful ventilation
Lighter
Better finish and extras i.e. pinlock, headset incorporated etc
#21
HJC helmets were always around the £ 50 mark, when they appeared a few years ago.

£120 for this one seems well overpriced, they are still cheapo helmets, albeit better than the ultra cheap ones.

arais and shoeis are the best, but they are so overpriced, its a joke, £ 350 for a helmet ? and theres no vat on them either, thats a joke price. there is nothing to warrant that kind of price, it doesnt cost much to make them .
#22
dfaz
the ACU gold stamp has been replaced by the European ECE mark now, and i think there was a scandel not long ago about the ACU stickers being put on willy-nilly without proper testing being done which is a bit worrying.

What i have found is (to a point) the more expensive lids are better in the following respects over a cheap lid:

Less noisy
Better (and removable) lining
More useful ventilation
Lighter
Better finish and extras i.e. pinlock, headset incorporated etc


I agree, except my Rx7 is still bloody noisy! :roll: Long live ear plugs...
#23
cats
HJC helmets were always around the £ 50 mark, when they appeared a few years ago.

£120 for this one seems well overpriced, they are still cheapo helmets, albeit better than the ultra cheap ones.

arais and shoeis are the best, but they are so overpriced, its a joke, £ 350 for a helmet ? and theres no vat on them either, thats a joke price. there is nothing to warrant that kind of price, it doesnt cost much to make them .


Not sure where you got your details from, but HJC, like many manufacturers do a range of helmets, usually starting around the £90 up to about £299. And as the price increases you do get better styles, composite materials, removable liners etc... Whether Arai or Shoei are better is a personal preference, I wear Arai, my best mate wears Suomy & HJC, Valentino Rossi wears AGV, which also start around the £100 mark, not sure he would head stick his head in a dodgy helmet.
#24
chriscwharris;2735879
...the important thing is that it's approved and fits me better than any other lid I've tried. Never buy a lid without having tried one on in a shop and have it fitted properly. A badly fitted lid is almost as bad as no lid at all! And make sure whatever lid you wear, you do the bloody thing up when your riding.


Agreed - This is the most important factor. My first lid was a Shoei, but only because it was the only one in the shop that felt comfortable.
#25
yes, they were £ 49.99 RRP when they 1st appeared a few years ago

£ 130 now, means big hjc-inflation. thats why they can be sold at £ 40 , as they are just cheapo lids, but pretty ok as far as buget lids go. much better then a lot of the sub £ 100 cack out there, especially cheap italian lids, yuk
#26
I personally like AGVs because of the fit.

These are a good deal... nothing wrong with a 'cheap' helmet if it meets standards and fits well.

Probably worth checking the manufacture date and shelf life too.
#27
cats
yes, they were £ 49.99 RRP when they 1st appeared a few years ago

£ 130 now, means big hjc-inflation. thats why they can be sold at £ 40 , as they are just cheapo lids, but pretty ok as far as buget lids go. much better then a lot of the sub £ 100 cack out there, especially cheap italian lids, yuk


So your saying this lid is 40-50 quids worth?

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/hjc/carbon/

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/hjc/carbon/hjc-ac-12-carbon-helmet.gif
#28
cats
yes, they were £ 49.99 RRP when they 1st appeared a few years ago

£ 130 now, means big hjc-inflation. thats why they can be sold at £ 40 , as they are just cheapo lids, but pretty ok as far as buget lids go. much better then a lot of the sub £ 100 cack out there, especially cheap italian lids, yuk


HJC have a range of different models all at different rrp. i loved the cl12 and the cs12 was amazing until i had a small crash. flew off the bike and landed on my head. i have currently the cs10 cl14 (not a real fan of the cl14 want a cs12 again).
#29
Its the CS-12 I'm using at the moment, its a great helmet. Shame they don't do them anymore.
#30
chriscwharris
...who has also been a Police Instructor for donkeys years....


Years spent as an instructor of Police donkeys ...... government cutbacks eh? :-D
#31
glynsmith
Years spent as an instructor of Police donkeys ...... government cutbacks eh? :-D


Well, with the price of petrol these days... :-D
1 Like #32
gari189


Anyone recommend a semi-decent flip-up helmet around the £100 mark? They have some Nolan N101 reduced to £99 at my local bike shop...


I wear a Caberb Python (i think its called python???). very comfortable lid and cost around £100 at my local bike shop. Dunno how Caberg stack up in terms of safety (haven't had the chance to put it to the test luckily). Its also got the very handy flip down sun visor as well as the locking flip face.
#33
I agree with the posters who mention fit as the main issue for helmet safety.

My work issued helmet is a choice of BMW or Caberg - the BMW very expensive and the Caberg less than half the price. I couldn't stand the shape of the BMW - so I was happy to have the cheapie.

Best to try in a shop first then buy here if you like the fit. Good price.
1 Like #34
Intuition tells us that you get what you pay for......and the manufacturers multi-million £ advertising industry does its damnedest to convince us all of that too.

Reality is sometimes a little different, as independent testing proves.

Hence some £60 crash helmets out-performing some of the £300+ jobs in the latest 'SHARP' tests.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/mcn/2008/June/9-15/jun1208-sharp-motorcycle-helmet-test-results/

Sometimes (in this case) the 'get what you pay for' is about things like paint finishes, graphics, visor release mechanisms and venting and not necessarily any more actual 'protection' at all.

There's a simple & very unfortunate fact of life that some folks prefer wasn't made too public.....

'If your head is traveling at speed and it comes to a sudden dead stop at something over 15 - 20mph you're liable to end up dead no matter what protection you think you have got.
The membranes that secure your brain as it 'floats' around inside your skull will be torn and your brain, now unrestrained, will impact the inside of your skull and suffer usually fatal damage even at those low speeds.'


Now obviously other factors like glancing blows and the impact absorbing qualities of your helmet effect the outcomes here but given the ever more strict safety standards (and in view of the results of tests like SHARP being made public) I think some people are really just taking refuge behind a high price-tag.

Of course some of the expensive helmets are very good, but to write off all the less expensive ones as cheap and nasty and useless when you need them most is (as SHARP proves) plain wrong.

BTW I ride an 1100 sports bike and have in my 30+ years of riding crashed a few times (once hitting my head, fortunately not too hard! :oops: :thumbsup: ) and wear a £200 FM lid.

I see this type of HJC got a 3 out of 5 star rating, not the very best but certainly far from the very worst - and there are plenty of very pricey AGV's, Aria's and Shoei's that have got no better than the very same 3 out of 5 star result too.

Personally I like the look of the HJCs (and I hear they do reasonably well on the noise tests - noise is my own little bug-bear with lids, so many seem useless coping with it).

Heat added.

.....oh, and that advice about not buying mail-order helmets is spot-on.

A poorly fitting helmet is probably the most dumb and avoidable thing you could risk yourself with.


....although some will say that about the choice some of us have made to ride bikes full stop.
But there's no convincing me to ever give them up. :thumbsup:
#35
BTW here's the web site for all of the SHARP test results.

http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/
#36
My recollection of HJC is that of a very cheaply made helmet but like all products they usually improve significantly over time, look at Japanese and lately Korean cars as a perfect example. :thumbsup:

I bought my current Arai helmet when I lived in Hong Kong for somewhere around the recommended price of the HJC helmet.

MY Arai helmet is of superb quality and I'd probably not go back to a lesser brand these days but please be very aware that the prices you pay for such brand names in the UK are generally inflated WAY beyond what they should actually cost in the first place :x

I've been riding since 1981 ('76 Yamaha FS1E) and have both a 1980 GT 250 X7 and 1986 semi-fightered GSX-R, so hopefully, my tuppence worth might count for something :)
#37
If its got the ACU Gold sticker then the helmet's a good one.
#38
Oh the FS1E, what a great little bike that was :) I remember the days....
#39
tristdac
Not everyone has hundreds and hundreds of pounds to spend on a helmet.
And besides HJC is a hundred times better than your Nitro's and other low end products.(that are around this price anyway)


Not true, a tri-composite or fibre glass Nitro helmet will protect far better than a similarly priced branded Polycarbon helmet like this - im not criticising this offer, as HJC are a good helmet but the material does make a big difference.
#40
Gixxerman001
Intuition tells us that you get what you pay for......and the manufacturers multi-million £ advertising industry does its damnedest to convince us all of that too.

Reality is sometimes a little different, as independent testing proves.

Hence some £60 crash helmets out-performing some of the £300+ jobs in the latest 'SHARP' tests.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/mcn/2008/June/9-15/jun1208-sharp-motorcycle-helmet-test-results/

Sometimes (in this case) the 'get what you pay for' is about things like paint finishes, graphics, visor release mechanisms and venting and not necessarily any more actual 'protection' at all.

There's a simple & very unfortunate fact of life that some folks prefer wasn't made too public.....

'If your head is traveling at speed and it comes to a sudden dead stop at something over 15 - 20mph you're liable to end up dead no matter what protection you think you have got.
The membranes that secure your brain as it 'floats' around inside your skull will be torn and your brain, now unrestrained, will impact the inside of your skull and suffer usually fatal damage even at those low speeds.'


Now obviously other factors like glancing blows and the impact absorbing qualities of your helmet effect the outcomes here but given the ever more strict safety standards (and in view of the results of tests like SHARP being made public) I think some people are really just taking refuge behind a high price-tag.

Of course some of the expensive helmets are very good, but to write off all the less expensive ones as cheap and nasty and useless when you need them most is (as SHARP proves) plain wrong.

BTW I ride an 1100 sports bike and have in my 30+ years of riding crashed a few times (once hitting my head, fortunately not too hard! :oops: :thumbsup: ) and wear a £200 FM lid.

I see this type of HJC got a 3 out of 5 star rating, not the very best but certainly far from the very worst - and there are plenty of very pricey AGV's, Aria's and Shoei's that have got no better than the very same 3 out of 5 star result too.

Personally I like the look of the HJCs (and I hear they do reasonably well on the noise tests - noise is my own little bug-bear with lids, so many seem useless coping with it).

Heat added.

.....oh, and that advice about not buying mail-order helmets is spot-on.

A poorly fitting helmet is probably the most dumb and avoidable thing you could risk yourself with.


....although some will say that about the choice some of us have made to ride bikes full stop.
But there's no convincing me to ever give them up. :thumbsup:


Nice one Gixerman, good post and advice! Someone was talking down Nitro helmets but looking at the crash test results, they are one of the best performing helmets!

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