3/4 Helmet – 4/4 Carbon Fiber How can you make a light-weight open face 3/4 helmet even lighter? Carbon fiber construction, of course. Helstons is here to save the day with their vintage and classically styles lids that take styling of the past and combine it with the safety technology of the present day. Helstons …

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 …

Retro MX Design for the Street Following the nostalgia craze and riding the waves of the retro and cafe racer surge all across the motorcycling industry, Bell Helmets crafted the Moto-3 to have simple, clean, retro lines. It’s actually a rebirth of a helmet of the same name and style from the 1970s, but now …

Video Review The New Shoei RF-1400 = A Shoei RF-1200 + ‘Kaizen’ I love being among the first people to try something new and then telling everyone I know all about it! Shoei has morphed its already popular RF-1200 helmet into this even more refined RF-1400 incarnation. They are pumped about the updates and touting …

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 …

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 …

Introduction It seems such a long time ago, June 2020 to be exact, when SENA Technologies, Inc. announced the (pending) launch of the premium HD Speaker Kits for the 5S, 10C Pro and 10C EVO, 20S and 20S EVO, and 30K, providing users with the same HD audio experience provided with the 50-series systems. And …

Introduction While we cope with the ups and down of our COVID-19 pandemic world, many of us are also well into or at least getting cranked up for another riding season – appreciating regional limitations and concerns of course; motorcycling can truly be an insular and socially distanced safe activity. One of the best ways, …

Background It seems I’ve accumulated quite a number of helmets in the last few years. My husband keeps asking me why I don’t give some of them away but they each serve a specific purpose. For rides to work through rush hour traffic I like to wear my GMAX OF77. It has an LED brake …

To a motorcyclist, a motorcycle helmet is an indispensable piece of protective equipment. It protects your head from damage, protects your face from the elements, and helps to keep your concentration fixed on the road. For some motorcyclists, their choice of helmet is even more important than their choice of motorcycle! The first motorcycle helmet …

Get Up to 60% Off Select Helmets We’re in an interesting time of the year right now, when it’s cold for much of the country and many of the sales for the holidays are over. Don’t despair! If you missed the holiday deals this year, there are still some great deals to be had because …

Looking for a Good Lid for the Next Riding Season? Christmas is almost here, and if you haven’t shopped for the motorcyclists in your life, then you need to. Also, you can always buy for yourself if you’re the motorcyclist in your life. Either way, you’ll have your pick of some of the best gear …

Touring and Commuting Caberg has a new modular helmet design called the Horus. A portion of the sales of this helmet will go to the Bergamo Alpine Association to support the city, which was strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Horus is a modular designed for both touring and urban commuting. It can be worn …

Introduction I still think of Scorpion helmets as a “new” manufacturer but as I did my research for this review I realized they have been around for quite a while now. In fact, it has been about 16 years since we reviewed their EXO 700 helmet (Dec, 2004) and we came away impressed. Side view …

Some of the Best Helmets Out There As I noted in last week’s deals roundup, Revzilla is already offering Black Friday prices on gear. The retailer is offering up some new gear each and every day until Black Friday comes and goes. That means I’ve been combing through the gear deals and doing my best …

“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 …