Yah, I know...the title of this thread is sending shivers up the neck of all the posers on this forum.
Anyways, if you're a cheapskate and are considering paying $50 for that used "never been dropped - but has been crashed 10 times" circa 1982 open-face white C.H.I.P.S. helmet, consider this as an option.
I was at the Guilford Surrey Walmart, in the automotive Dept when I came across some fairly non-descript yellow cardboard boxes with some MC helmets in them on one of their shelves.
They had a really nice shiny black full-face that was very similarly styled to the shoei XSP-II, for $99 (lots of vents). They had a flat black open face for the cruisers that actually looked quite well padded for $59, and they had a motocross helmet with some pretty cool metallic gray/charcoal graphics for $129.
I believe they all had their certifications, and wouldn't surprise me if they're made by the same companies that make some of the cheaper helmets out there - KBC, HJC, ...whatever.
Just thought you'd like to know. Don't be flaming me with all the "you're crazy if you don't spend $800 on a helmet!". Studies have been done, cheap helmets are as good as expensive ones...blah, blah, blah...search for the threads. It's not rocket science people, styrofoam liner with a hard shell...
Just letting you know about a good deal if you're interested.