BMWSportTouring BMWST DB
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1023337 - 12/03/18 12:56 AM Helmet certification for Europe  
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 631
bwpsg42 Offline
Member
bwpsg42  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 631
Florida Keys for now
Planning a trip to Europe in May and tonight noticed that my Arai Signet lacks the ECE sticker that is on my wife’s Scorpion. A question to those of you who have toured over there, is this going to be an issue? Should I plan on buying another before we go?
Thanks

Last edited by bwpsg42; 12/03/18 12:56 AM.

�They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings, steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king.�
Dylan
#1023382 - 12/03/18 10:50 PM Re: Helmet certification for Europe [Re: bwpsg42]  
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 9,769
Marty Hill Offline
The Energiser Bunny
Marty Hill  Offline
The Energiser Bunny
Member

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 9,769
Atlanta, Ga.
I've taken my Arai to europe 4 times on extended trips. No one has ever looked at it. I've never heard of the ECE sticker. Of course my situation might just be dumb luck.


Marty
49 states/32 countries/3 continents

700GS/white...old age moto


WWMHD...ride till you can't

Semper Paratus
#1023407 - 12/04/18 03:57 PM Re: Helmet certification for Europe [Re: Marty Hill]  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 20,039
tallman Offline
Picture Perfect Humorist
tallman  Offline
Picture Perfect Humorist
Member

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 20,039
Tallahassee, Florida
Originally Posted by Marty Hill
I've taken my Arai to europe 4 times on extended trips. No one has ever looked at it. I've never heard of the ECE sticker. Of course my situation might just be dumb luck.



Good looks help a lot.


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
Tim
Conch Town Krewe
2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 1100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#1023505 - 12/06/18 02:49 AM Re: Helmet certification for Europe [Re: bwpsg42]  
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 710
ArmyGuy Offline
Member
ArmyGuy  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 710
Fort Huachuca, AZ
Not once did I ever have someone check my helmets in the two years I lived and rode in Europe. The first 18 months I rode with a US purchased Scorpion helmet.


Mike

14 R12GS
07 G650X Challenge
#1023511 - 12/06/18 10:14 AM Re: Helmet certification for Europe [Re: bwpsg42]  
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 631
bwpsg42 Offline
Member
bwpsg42  Offline
Member

Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 631
Florida Keys for now
Perfect, thanks everybody. I guess I need to dig deeper into document and insurance requirements. Doing a guided tour so I suspect that the company handles vehicle insurance but better review all the documents. Passport and driving license I suspect, anything else?

Last edited by bwpsg42; 12/06/18 10:22 AM.

�They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings, steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king.�
Dylan
#1023535 - 12/06/18 04:56 PM Re: Helmet certification for Europe [Re: bwpsg42]  
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 9,769
Marty Hill Offline
The Energiser Bunny
Marty Hill  Offline
The Energiser Bunny
Member

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 9,769
Atlanta, Ga.
If your renting their moto all you need is Passport and Drivers license. They should/will handle all else.


Marty
49 states/32 countries/3 continents

700GS/white...old age moto


WWMHD...ride till you can't

Semper Paratus
#1023572 - 12/06/18 09:34 PM Re: Helmet certification for Europe [Re: bwpsg42]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,472
Smoky Offline
Member
Smoky  Offline
Member

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,472
Central BC Canada
I suspect you will be asked to see your helmet approval about as often as your are in America.


Smoky

Salmon Arm BC Canada
IBA 24213
'13 K1600GTL
'93 GS Paris/Dakar
'73 Moto Guzzi Eldorado with Velorex sidecar

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.008s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 2.7667 MB (Peak: 2.9328 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-12-16 18:57:53 UTC