'12 848evo, '13 Hypermotard SP, '94 CBR600f2 track bike, '06 CBR600rr track bike
Hello, anyone order gear, in this case helmet, from Europe to the US ? Big hassle or no big deal ?
I'd make sure about helmet certifications first. Back in the day, my AGV rep wanted to give me a helmet to race with, but couldn't because the one he had didn't have DOT certification...only ECE. It was their best helmet, and stacked up well against the Shoei's of the day, IMHO, but the lack of DOT/Snell would've prevented me from ever using it, even on the street. WERA has since changed the rules to accept the ECE standard for the track; but if it hasn't been submitted to DOT, it's gonna be a problem for you.
I wonder how this will go now that QLD no longer requires AS1698 for road use? Changed in February...Yes - I was going to make a similar point. In this country we can't allow riders on the track without the appropriate sticker (even though it is an identical helmet).
We have struck this with riders who had brought helmets in from overseas. We can't allow them onto the track as the track owners (and their insurers) will only sue us if it all goes wrong. And they get pretty upset..
Probably worth contacting whoever runs any track time you take part in to clarify that one. And if you only ride on the road, you might benefit from asking a few questions of your state's road authority.
Of course this stuff only becomes crucial in the case of an accident, but stakes could get pretty high if that happened.