First tried one on in '99. It was made in USA and fit perfectly. Really liked the helmet but couldn't justify the purchase since my H-D by HJC ghost flame lid was only a few months old. Fast forward to June '04.... Got the new Simpson Shorty, prettiest drop of black onyx looking finish you could imagine. Tried it on, GHACK! The fit was completely unacceptable! Looked at the tag, made in the far east, (don't remember exactly where and the helmet's in lockdown). I've not worn it long enough to break it in but it fits nothing like the USA made vaiant did. That pretty black paint is now covered in rude, crude and lewd stickers. Just make sure it fits your melon.