Fake helmets are one of the hot topics among bikers all over the world. Because they are available at 10 times cheaper price than the real helmets, offer colorful designs, and probably a sturdy visor but are they really safe in the event of a crash?
To find the answer, we have reviewed a real SHOEI and fake SHOEI helmet with the help of experts, and here is what we found,
ECE 22.05 Mark: ECE 22.05 mark on the back of the helmet indicates that the helmet is certified by some sort of standards. If you are in the USA, you should look for the DOT mark which goes to The Department of Transportation. Fake helmet manufacturers are also aware of affixing certification marks on the helmets but if you take a close look, you will find that these stickers also find mistakes and unreal.
Chinstrap: On real helmets, you can see an E mark with the number on Chinstrap which is not seen on fake helmets.
Expanded Polystyrene foam: Real helmets provide multiple-density, multi-layers of EPS foam made with a synthetic polymer to ensure enhanced protection. However, a fake helmet may include just one single layer of EPS so far.
Fake helmets also include cheap vents and cheap visors which may soon be out of date.
Never compromise on fake helmets, it’s for safety issues. This video will show you how to detect if it’s a fake helmet.
Near Uddin Ahmad is a chief content writer and editor in Helmets Advisor. He is a dedicated writer with first-hand experience with helmets as he actually loves traveling and hiking to keep his footprint on the surface of the earth.
That’s why his testing and inspecting of helmets and accessories is trustworthy to present to potential users. Besides, he usually provides authentic and liable suggestions with value-added that help pick the best helmets on the go.