As some of you have learned through my recent posts, I am re-joining the ranks of the riders. I've set a date of May 8th to pick up the bike, and so far I've been able to keep this quest mostly on budget. I know the "how old is too old" question has been debated endlessly, and I'm not looking to start a multi-page fight: I'm just looking for some practical advice. Consider the following: I have a 7 year old Scorpion EXO-700 that I bought new and wore for roughly one year/season. I wasn't riding much near the end and if I had to put a "total hours" number on it, it would between 20-40 ( I wish I could be more precise...). The helmet still looks new, smells new-ish, and fits snugly/perfectly. It was stored in it's bag in the original box indoors in an air conditioned home. It hasn't seen the light of day since maybe a week ago. I'll get to the point: what say you? Keep it? Toss it? Bear in mind that I'm not looking for "it's your head" comments - I know it's "my head", but if I don't keep this whole thing on budget I'll need to mind the bits below the waist as well. The more pragmatic the better. I have a 15 year old Suomy that still looks OK, but I know I wore the heck out of that helmet for quite some time and wouldn't even think of putting it back into service. I just have a hard time believing that this barely-used Scorpion is destined for the bin with so little use. I'm also aware that helmet tech has improved throughout my hiatus, but IMO my head has grown no more valuable than it was 7 years ago; arguably less As always, thanks in advance!