<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by glennersf:
I know most if not all western european countries require a helmet .But what are the restrictions as to what type of helmet I need to use ? like the D.O.T. laws in the states and do they vary between countries?Any info would be helpful, thanks <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
In clear words: In all (read ALL) western european countries a helmet is mandatory. Forget DOT ECE and others, buy a modern,safe and up to date model. No soup bowls like the harley folks, no open face helmet, no tinted visor or other fancy but unsafe stuff. A full face like an Arai, BMW Evo 4, Nolan, Shoei what ever. Protection is the key word: from weather, insects and most of all impacts. With a working ventilation system, noise reduction and a wide vision angle. A clear shield and bring your sunglasses instead. BUT! Don´t forget the safety gear! Leather or Gore-Tex with shells, gloves, boots, kidney belt or spin protector. Entendido Hombre?