Ask RideApart: What Should I Look For In a Motorcycle Helmet?

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You ask, the community answers, it’s Ask RideApart. This week: What should you look for in a new motorcycle helmet?

This one comes from Jeff, a commuter in San Francisco who wants to start doing track days: "For the last three years, I've been riding around the city on a Ninja 500 and now a Street Triple R. That bike's so good, it's making me want to see what it can do on the track. I'm slowly putting together a better arsenal of riding gear, but I'm still using my old Scorpion helmet. I really want to get something nicer, but I also want to be an informed consumer. I want to know how to make the best choice between something that's $400 and $800. Does the old adage 'If you've got a $200 head, wear a $200 helmet still apply?'"

Can you guys help Jeff out? What features, specs and details should he be looking for while he's shopping for a new motorcycle helmet?

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