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What is a "custom" motorcycle helmet?
It could be an off-the-shelf lid with a slick paint job (in fact, it usually is), or a movie-inspired recreation of a famous character or scene. We love to celebrate when people and brands take their lid and transform it into a work of art!
Are custom helmets street legal?
If your customization involves a paint job that restricts visibility, modifications to the shell/safety liner, or additions to the shell, you've just created a non-street legal custom helmet.
However, if your customizations do not impact the ability of the helmet to protect your head in a crash or restrict your visibility, chances are that your customizations are legal.
As a rule, if you are cutting into your helmet or gluing a bunch of things to its exterior, it is no longer safe or road legal.