My brother-in-law just put his KBC VR-2R to the ultimate test the other day courtesy of a 4wd owner who wanted the same peice of tar. Glad to say that the helmet and Alpinestar jacket did what they were bought for. Considering that the helmet was face planted into the side of the monstrosity in excess of 60kmh it has held up better than I would have thought. Only visible damage to the helmet is the broken chin vent. The biggest concern is the way the visor exploded, the fine people at the emergency room spent a fair whack of time picking small fragments of plastic out of his face (at least the ground meat look actually is an improvement). Dave says that he was told the visor was shatter proof, has anyone else heard that about KBC? He is planning to write a letter to KBC but I thought I would check out the shatterproof claim first. Anyway, at least it woke him up to how cocky his riding had become and he realises how lucky he is (only 2 weeks off work is pretty good). His K2 Gixxer thou saddly didn't survive. For $399 the helmet proved well worth the money. The visor? Not so much.