You can buy a really good motorbike for significantly less than it will cost you to buy a really good car, and you'll generally pay less road tax, insurance and maintenance costs, too.
Where the costs can start to mount up, though, is on your protective bike gear, and you really don't want to skimp on that. A good quality bike helmet, for example, can easily cost you upwards of £500. And when it comes to helmets my belief is that you should pay as much as you can afford.
Sure, you can get a cheaper lid but it will be a cheaper construction so it might not fit as well, it probably won't be as well vented, which leads to fogging of the visor in wet weather, and it may well be heavier than a premium helmet. So while a budget helmet should tick all the necessary legal safety boxes it probably won't tick many other boxes.
It makes sense, then, to splash out on a helmet – but what if you don't have the cash to splash? Fear not, because highly rated bike gear retailer Revzilla currently has a sale on, offering up to 50% off high end helmets.
If you're a biker you may be aware of Revzilla already for its informative product videos. What you might not be aware of, is that while Revzilla is a US site, it ships to the UK for US$30 flat rate. And considering you can save up to $700 in this helmet sale, that $30 is a drop in the Atlantic Ocean. (Although do note that not all helmets in the sale ship to the UK due to manufacturer restrictions.)
I've highlighted some of the helmets on sale below but do click through to the sale page as there are 22 to choose from in total.
AGV Pista GP R Carbon Winter Test 2018 Helmet | Was $1,599.95 | Now $899.99 | Save $699.96 (44%)
There's a massive saving on this lightweight, aerodynamic, highly ventilated lid which was developed for MotoGP racers. It has wings to maximize aerodynamic performance and add stability at high speed with removable, washable interior padding. And just look at that colourway!
AGV Pista GP R Carbon Iannone 2017 Helmet | Was $1,499.95 | Now $699.99 | Save $799.96 (53%)
Do you want your helmet design to be a bit more flashy than many of the classic Arai or Shoei finishes? Then this is the helmet for you with its be-seen fluro green and yellow accents. It's also a race designed helmet so you get the quality to go with the looks.View Deal
Arai DT-X Torrent Helmet | Was $729.95 | Now $399.99 | Save $329.96 (45%)
Arai helmets are legendary for their fit and performance and the DT-X Torrent features an aerodynamically designed chin curtain to block noise and drafts, while the interior lining includes Arai's 5mm peel-away cheek and temple pads so you can fine tune the fit.View Deal
Schuberth S2 Sport Elite Helmet | Was $649.00 | Now $399.99 | Save $249.01 (38%)
This striking Schuberth helmet features a drop-down sun visor and the option for a fully integrated Bluetooth system. It's also been engineered to have reduced drag and lift for quiet performance. Note that this particular model won't ship to the UK so it's for US customers only.View Deal