Originally posted by Buck Lovell on Saturday, 10 December 2011 in Buck Lovell's - American Biker Blog
AMERICAN BIKER.COM HELMET GIVEAWAY
Winner will be drawn on December 15th 2011 and mailed out free in time for Christmas.
Not just any helmet…a 2011 Official Sturgis® Medium Sized Helmet!
Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally Motorcycle Helmet with adjustable neck strap These motorcycle helmets are manufactured in accordance with the latest technology and FMVS safety standards and are specifically designed for motorcycling. According to the manufacturer these helmets meet or exceed DOT standards for every U.S. state. The helmet shells are manufactured from an extremely durable, and puncture resistant ABS Thermoplastic resin. An impact-absorbent inner liner and inner comfort padding provides extra protection and a perfect fit. The noise-reducing earflaps easily accommodate blue tooth devices or headphone ear-buds. Underneath is a fully adjustable chin strap with heavy-duty D-ring fasteners. All Hot Leathers helmets come packaged in the original Hot Leathers packaging and include a removable peak visor and pull-string storage bag which also functions as a convenient cleaning rag. Snap buttons on either side of open face models make it easy to attach an optional face shield (not included). For maximum protection, a helmet should fit comfortably snug, and the strap should be fastened at all time when riding. Please consult the helmet size chart to ensure you get the best fit possible.
DOT or NHTSA does not , and cannot by law"approve" motorcycle helmets, thus, there is no list of "approved" helmets. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has the statutory authority to issue Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) applicable to motor vehicles and items of motor vehicle equipment, including motorcycle helmets. The law establishes a self-certification process in which the motorcycle helmet manufacturers certify that their products are in compliance with FMVSS No. 218, which establishes minimum performance requirements that the products must meet. NHTSA enforces the standard by randomly selecting and purchasing motorcycle helmets from the marketplace and testing to the requirements of the standard at independent test labs.