That's kind of a dopey article. It sounds like it's going to be a comprehensive list, but when you read the article, it's more like "we like specific premium helmets, and these are three new ones we found today on Ebay". Even more perplexing is that one of them is an open face helmet. It may well be the top of the line open face helmet, but that's akin to saying "I have a top of the line papier mache ballistic vest".
It's pretty easy to say a $500-700 Shoei is a good helmet because, duh, of course it is. I'd be more interested in knowing how the budget minded helmets like AFX, HJC, Scorpion, etc stack up, because those are typically the ones I buy. Like steveinsandiego said, once they pass the DOT or Snell certification, how much extra real world protection does a Schuberth offer over a Scorpion? They certainly might be more comfortable, but when it comes down to cranium vs asphalt, how much more protection does that extra $600.00 buy?
I've been wearing AFX-90 helmets for years because they're comfortable on my weird shaped head. I believe they've discontinued that model though, so it looks like it might be time to shop around again. I'll have to check out the Scorpions.....
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