I am one of the fortunate ones who lives in a state that it is my choice to wear a helmet. I helped out a startup online biker mall a couple of years ago. The owners of the virtual mall stated they wanted helmets at their mall. I thought this was going to be an easy search for American made helmets. After much research, it was determined helmets are made overseas. This seemed outrageous to me knowing how many helmets are placed on peoples melons.
I was heading to the Dealer Expo at Indianapolis and knew I could talk with the source,Bell Helmets. Bell had a kick ass display & a bunch of reps on hand to answer questions. When I asked the rep "Do you make helmets in the USA"? The rep kinda of steered clear of the display booth to tell me "No". What the hell happened? Greed, pollution, cost to make a plastic coated foam with a buckle seems like not a lot of skilled labor involved. It has got to be greed that forces the move.
Talking with Clay Morrison from Confederate Motorcycles yeaterday, we want to find an American made motorcycle helmet. This is a new mission for us both. If anyone knows of a company we want to know,anyone can respond here on the blog. I know Germany &Greed Italy produces some helmets of quality. Today the search is on to find an American Made motorcycle helmet. I am in the know that if a American company does exist things will become very lucrative once the word gets out. Maybe a wanted poster should be posted like searching for Billy the Kid. In my opinion it seems criminal how America gave our jobs overseas. Greed can do that. Determination can turn things around. When I find the elusive American Made motorcycle helmet we will post a picture & get the word out.