Another Open Face Helmet? The Market Demands And Nishua Provides. Looking for a helmet to match your new Ducati Scrambler or 1968 Euro resto-mod? In a new market flooded with open face helmets to support the surge in cafe racer popularity, Nishua has brought us another option. Riding without a face screen can be annoying …

Note: Arai North America kindly provided the XC for the purposes of this review Introduction Arai has long been known for its high-end class-leading helmets. After reading Jim Pruner’s recent article titled Arai Is The Helmet To Buy (it may be long, but is well worth the read), I was intrigued to try out an …

Open Face Lids on Sale Look Pretty Good I advocate for a full-face lid over an open-face helmet. However, I can recognize that some riders prefer an open-lid. I even like to wear one from time to time. It’s not as safe, but it’s certainly still a viable option for a rider. So, every once …

Introduction SCHUBERTH has long been known for its high-end class-leading helmets. After reading Cameron Martel’s recent review of the C4 Pro, I was intrigued to try out a SCHUBERTH helmet. Shortly after Cam’s review, the opportunity came up to try the open face M1 PRO, and I jumped at it. The M1 PRO is SCHUBERTH’s …

Cover Your Noggin but Feel the Wind on Your Face for Less Every week I take a look at our partner’s websites and pull the deals that catch my eye. This week I was drawn in by the discounts on Revzilla’s website for open face helmets. I’ll recommend a full-face lid over an open face …

Pre-Order the Ultra Modular I reported previously about the Matrix Alpha Pro ultra modular helmet. That helmet is a super-unique lid in that it can be reconfigured into a full-face, open face with a chin bar and with goggles, open face with a chin bar and no goggles, or an open face helmet. There are …

See the Icons in the Flesh Yesterday, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, in Ohio has reopened and is ready for visitors to come in and see all that it has to offer. This is the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak that the museum has reopened to visitors.  Of course, the staff will be …

Some First Impressions I have never worn an HJC helmet before or even tried on one while window shopping. So I was very interested in testing the new generation F70. Reading up on this new breed, I quickly discovered that it was a unique blend of helmet technology in a comms ready helmet. But the …

Our Top Picks Other great options: Arai Regent-X, Icon Airflite, Shark Spartan There’s no question about it. The safest helmet you can wear is a full-face one. These helmets are designed to not only protect your head but your jaw and face as well. They’ll keep you looking handsome or pretty even if you go …

Get the Helmet You’ve Had Your Eyes Set On Earlier today I did a Revzilla deals article, but I couldn’t let our other partner, 2Wheel go unnoticed. The company is offering some fantastic deals on all kinds of gear. There’s 15 percent off Renthal products, 15 to 20 percent off Protaper products, 15 percent on …

Head Shape Analysis Simpson doesn’t list any shape for the helmet on their site, but Revzilla calls it “Neutral Oval” which I take to mean something between Round Oval and Intermediate Oval. I would agree with that or say that it has a definite Round Oval bias to it since it fits my Round Oval …

Being that I live in a very warm climate, I was eager to test any jacket that offered good ventilation as well as solid protection. And the added benefit of the Motonation Metralla being designed for a woman was an added bonus that doesn’t come along very often. I ride in men’s jackets most of …

Part 3: CANopener Installation Notes Installation Notes A wealth of information is available on the Clearwater Lights website with their usual excellent Installation Manuals covering generic and specific CANopener installations for various makes and models. The information also includes lots of background specifics and technical data. In addition, webBikeWorld has reviewed all of the Clearwater Lights …

Part 2: Working With the BMW CAN Bus Climb Aboard the CAN Bus The BMW CAN bus is a complex albeit logical amalgamation of technologies. It is based on a single-wire system and a bi-directional distribution network with multiple sensors and real-time processors for monitoring, diagnosis and control of virtually every component and capability on …

Polar-Optics Motorcycle Helmet Face Shield Lens  There are probably too many less-than-satisfactory methods to get some sun protection while riding.  You could choose a tinted replacement helmet visor, but they can be expensive, and it’s usually a pain to remove the clear visor and replace it with the tinted one (or vice versa) when the sun plays fickle.And …

Face Shields, Helmet Visors & Other Helmet Accessories All Reviewed By Our Hands On Expert Editors It’s hard to keep your eyes on the road or track when the sun is beating down on your face and there is glare and shadows impeding your vision. The good news is that there is a simple solution …

Meguiar’s Extra All Surface Cleaner Manufacturer’s Information Category: Engine degreaser – cleaner Manufacturer: Meguiar’s Type: Spray bottle, 32 oz. (912 ml) Retail Price: $8.99 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Degreases everything from engines to BBQ grills.  Cleans rubber, vinyl, metal, tile and plastic.” For Use On – “Almost any surface”. Claimed Features – “Contains no ingredients that could cause corrosion or discoloration.  Non-toxic, …

ProtectAll All-Surface Care with Carnauba Wax Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer: ProtectAll Category: Quick wax, cleaner, polish Type: Spray, Can, 13.5 oz. (383 g) Retail Price: $10.00 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Polishes, waxes, treats, protects” For Use On – Paint, fiberglass, clear coat, gel coat, aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, Plexiglas, glass, wood, plastic, vinyl, rubber, finished leather, more. …

Plug-and-Play Lighting Solution for BMW Motorcycles Part 1: Introduction and Overview The Clearwater CAN Opener connects Clearwater lights to the CAN bus system on BMW motorcycles. This allows owners to control the lights with the bike’s existing switchgear with no additional modifications. The CAN Opener switchgear monitors onboard signals and does not affect the BMW …

“I Think I Forgot Where I Parked My Spaceship” We’re back with more news regarding the triple-threat in new helmet technology; the SHARK EVOJET is finally available for UK riders to purchase at their nearest dealer. The EVOJET – for those who haven’t seen our previous article about it – is a modular helmet boasting …

Sena provided this helmet at no-cost for the purposes of this review. Thank you, Sena! Introduction In heading towards the fall season and with (hopefully) the worst of the heat and humidity behind us, but in coping with our COVID-19 environment, our motorcycling activities are ramping back up (not that they stopped) to take advantage …

Get a Good Lid for Less There’s still a lot of riding season left, and if you need a good helmet still, then you’re in luck. There are some seriously good deals at Revzilla right now. Revzilla is offering up to 60 percent on select helmets. That means you can get yourself a heck of …

Celebrating the Homecoming The Wheels and Waves event is going back to its home of Biarritz, France. That is where the event started. Because of this homecoming, the event organizers reached out to Hedon Helmets to have a special lid made for the occasion.  For those who don’t know about Wheels and Waves, it’s a …

Open Face with a Large Face Shield Shark is a French helmet manufacturer that makes good lids. We have reviewed several of them, but recently the company has released a new Citycruiser helmet. It’s an open face, jet-style helmet with a large face shield that covers your whole face. The helmet is available in four …

Redemption? Or More Pain? Last year I reviewed the Klim K1R Raw Karbon helmet and although I liked many things about it, the fatal flaw was how loud it was to wear on the highway. Brutally loud, in fact. After touring the Klim HQ in Rigby, Idaho last September while I was down there enjoying …

Retro Styled We’ve been pretty impressed with the last few Nexx helmets we’ve reviewed, so it’s cool to see the company come out with a new lid. This one is called the X.G10 Saloon Jet Helmet and it offers unique retro styling with some modern flair. Nexx previously sold the NEXX X.G10 helmet, but this …

Smart, Modular, and Affordable Sena helmets are pretty well-known as the helmets that come equipped with Sena Bluetooth communication units installed right on them. Sena had several variations of its full-face helmets, and a couple of iterations of open face helmets, but now it has a modular option. The modular helmet is called the Outrush …

Get Some Excellent Deals Today Revzilla has been discounting older gear for a while now, and that has meant great deals in the past couple of weeks, but on Memorial Day, the company has a long list of fantastic deals. Select items are 50 percent or more off of their original MSRP. That means you …

One Helmet for Many Situations If you’re looking for one helmet you can use for street, motocross, adventure riding, track riding, then Matrix has an option for you. The company calls it the Matrix Alpha Pro, and the company claims it’s “the ultra modular” helmet. Seeing as how I haven’t seen one of these up …

Fantastic Closeout Deals I try to do a roundup of the best gear deals out there every week. This week the deals that caught my eye were the retro helmets out there that offer cool classic style and modern materials and construction at a notable percentage off. While not every retro helmet is marked down, …

A Good Group of Smart Helmets When the Web Bike World team went to AIMExpo in 2019, we had a chance to chat with Quin Design Helmets‘ CEO and check out a few of the helmets they had on display. The company’s claim to fame is the IntelliQuin Smart Technology System. It’s an integrated Crash …

Expensive, Exclusive VELDT does some great collaborations on motorcycle helmets, and the most recent is with Cafe Racer Dreams (CRD). As you can imagine, the VELDT x CRD helmet is a beautiful blend of old-school cafe racer styling and new-school helmet technology and construction. The helmet features a unique full-face design with a sun visor …

Review Video My Shortest Review Ever Cameron Martel, my colleague, friend and manager here at WBW likes to tease me about how I always seem to find a way to overanalyze, overcomplicate and over-write every review while taking too long to get to the point. I’ll own that. Yes, I’m naturally a bit of a …

A New Modular From Shark Shark makes some top-quality modular helmets. They’re quite unique, too. The chin bar flips up and all the way out of the way to the back of the helmet, allowing you to easily wear the helmet as an open face lid if you’d like. The company recently added a new …

Last updated May 4, 2020 Foreword It seems spring is here, although most of us are hunkered down somewhere coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic. And while many of us are probably not getting in a whole lot of riding…there are exceptions and overall, where allowed, getting out for a ride is still a good thing.  …

President’s Day Sale and More There are some seriously good deals going on at Revzilla right now. The company has some excellent deals for President’s Day, but this time of year is just a good time to shop for motorcycle gear in general. Why? There are tons of deals as retailers try to offload products …

An Innovative Open Face Lid March 2020 Update: read Bruce’s in-depth J-Cruise II review. Shoei has a new open face helmet with a flip-up face shield called the J-Cruise II. This design takes what Shoei did with the regular J-Cruise that has been out for years now to a new level. The helmet combines the …

Introduction In seeking a replacement for a well-aged Bell Mag 9 Sena (less the Sena) three-quarter helmet that was used primarily to testing Bluetooth systems, we were on the lookout for something similar but with some updated features and a better build. And in checking the wBW review listings, coverage of LS2 products has indeed …