For several years I have worn Schuberth Concept helmets and have loved them. The original Concept helmet was very noisy, but the C2 is extremely quite. I ride to work almost every day, and I wear glasses so the flip-up helmet is a real time saver. I don't think anyone who doesn't wear glasses can fully appreciate what a pain in the butt they are for putting on a helmet.
My current C2 has been in service for over 2 years of almost daily use. It was starting to get a little on the worn side so I started shopping for a replacement. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that the Schuberth helmets where no longer available in the USA. Over the years I have owned over a dozen helmets so I am well aware of different helmets. After finding a helmet that was comfortable, easy to use, performed well in the rain fog wise, and did not cause me any problems I wanted another one.
So I took the global community crap to heart and fired up the computer. I have a friend who moved here after growing up in Germany. I asked him if he had any links to motorcycle sites in Germany who ship to the USA. He sent me several links that also had English translations. After looking at the Schuberth Home site to see what colors where available I ordered a helmet from FC-moto.de. On Wednesday night last week a placed an order. On Monday morning my helmet showed up from Germany.
Ummm only 4 1/2 days later I get a helmet from Germany. The cycle shop I ordered parts from over 3 weeks ago could really take lessons from these guys.
Here is my shiny new imported helmet. I hear this is also the fastest color that Schuberth makes.