Summary A convenient way to carry around one’s helmet when off the bike. Locking it on a bike is not always possible or desirable. The design works best with helmets using micrometric type chin straps but it can be used with double d-ring types as well. Introduction Motorcycle helmets are just a part of life …

Summary The Golden Eagle Sport sunglasses provide quality glare and brightness combined with slim and lightweight frame. They are designed to be comfortable for long periods of time when wearing a helmet or over-the-ear headphones. Introduction My history with eyeglasses goes all the way back to first grade. Then at age sixteen I started wearing …

The All New Arai DT-X Helmet – Torrent White For those of you not familiar with Arai Helmets, they are a Japanese company who has been around since 1926. Arai helmets are all hand built and are designed to meet or beat SNELL safety standards. They are a family-owned company, with a strong belief in …

RIA2 Permanent Anti-Fog Coating for Motorcycle Visors   Summary A permanent anti-fog coating for motorcycle face shields that works and is a better solution than the Pinlock or temporary anti-fog coatings. Background Just a few weeks ago, in March of 2011, the Université Laval sent us a press release announcing a new permanent anti-fog coating for motorcycle …

Hands On Motorcycle Helmet Reviews Trusted For 20+ Years When it comes to buying riding gear, no piece of equipment is more important than a good motorcycle helmet. Protecting a motorcycle rider’s head is serious business, but with so many styles and brands on the market, choosing a motorcycle helmet can be as difficult as choosing …

Helmet Visor Reviews   Best Motorcycle Helmet Visors Best Motorcycle Helmet – Coming Soon Best Face Shield and Visors – Coming Soon Best Photochromic and Electrochromic Visors – Coming Soon Best Anti-Fog Treatment – Coming Soon Best Anti-Fog Visors Insert – Coming Soon Best Helmet Sun Shade – Coming Soon Best Visor Cleaning – Coming …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009   Most of the exhibitors at the annual Powersports Dealer Expo try to keep the same location on the floor grid each year, and once they move up the food chain from newbie to old-timer and find the “perfect” …

Part 2: Blutek Bluetooth Helmet Review   Summary A “well done” and big “thumbs up” to Blutek for Generation II of the Blutek Helmet and Bluetooth System. But, don’t rest your laurels Blutek – a little more attention to graphics work and finishing is warranted. And allowing both users to initiate an intercom session (and …

VOX vs. ZOX!   Summary Vox?  Zox?  You’re kidding me, right?  Hey — you asked for it!  The el Cheapo crowd is always looking for the ultimate helmet bargain.  Does it exist?  Truth be told, I don’t think they’ll be satisfied until somebody pays them to take a brand new helmet!  And dollars to donuts, they’ll still …

New ACU Five Star System to Combine Snell and ECE 22.05 Motorcycle Helmet Safety Standards   Summary The Autocycle Union (ACU Motorcycling GB) fulfills a role in the UK that is similar to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in the U.S.A. Both serve as the the governing bodies for motorcycle racing, they help organize motorcycle …

Motorcycle Helmet Reflective Stickers   Summary Looking for reflective stickers for your helmet? Streetglo claims to have over 150,000 different designs, including reflective stickers, decals and striping for motorcycles, helmets, cars, trucks and more, in every color, shape and size imaginable. Many of the stickers don’t appear to be reflective until they’re energized with a …

Making a Nolan Motorcycle Helmet   Background When CIMA International, the U.S. importer and service center for Nolan Helmets in the U.S.A., asked if I’d like a personal tour of the Nolan helmet factory while I was in Milano for the EICMA show, I naturally jumped at the chance. In a past life, I worked …

Motorcycle Helmet Noise   Summary One thing’s for certain: If a webBikeWorld review reports that a helmet is relatively quiet, we can count on getting an email from someone telling us that it’s the noisiest helmet they’ve ever tried. Conversely, if we think a helmet is loud, we will surely get emails informing us that …

Methods for Evaluating Visor Anti-Fog Treatments In the most recent webBikeWorld anti-fog treatment comparison article, we discovered that the anti-fog treatment applied to the visor during manufacturing can have an affect on the anti-fog coating applied by the owner. That is something we hadn’t considered in the past. In response to that article, several readers …

Zeus 508 Owner Reports Many webBikeWorld visitors have sent comments regarding this helmet. It’s apparent that there are a lot of Zeus helmet fans out there! News: Zeus is one of the few manufacturers that make motorcycle helmets in size XXXL; see the wBW Extra Large Motorcycle Helmets page for more information. Electric heated visors and double-lens visors to …

HJC vs Sliks Motorcycle Helmet Liner Comparison Several emails arrived recently from webBikeWorld visitors asking about helmet liners. We’ve often referred to this simple piece of equipment in our motorcycle helmet reviews, and I suddenly realized that an article on this topic was way overdue. I started wearing a helmet liner many years ago to …

ROOF Boxer and Roadster Motorcycle Helmets – Owner Reports From “M.H.”, reporting on the new ROOF Boxer V:  “This will be a series of reviews, because as we all know, impressions are sometimes dismissed over time. I presently ride BMW K1200R and prior to this bike, all my bikes were cruisers.  I ride about 15,000 to …

FM Motorcycle Helmets Owner Report “Hey, it’s new helmet time!  I’d been using an HJC ½ helmet for the last few years and its time was up (actually, I gave it to my girlfriend).  I was looking for something a bit different in an open face helmet and a search on the Internet introduced me …

BMW Sport Integral Carbon Fiber Helmet The BMW SportIntegral Carbon Fiber helmet is claimed to be the lightest production motorcycle helmet made at 1,000 grams, or about 2.2 lbs. Take a look at the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmet Weights page, where we have been tracking the weights of all of the helmets we’ve reviewed. A 1kg helmet is …

Arai VX-Pro4 Announced   Summary July 16, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Arai has announced the VX-Pro4 off-road helmet, the successor to the Arai VX-Pro3 (details below).           Where to Buy Arai VX-Pro4 Helmet See More Motorcycle Helmets at RevZilla and Amazon Arai VX-Pro4 Details Like all Arai helmets, the VX-Pro4 helmet …

Shoei X-12 First Look The new Shoei X-12 was released on October 1, 2009. We purchased an X-12 in the TC-1 “Streamliner” graphics in size XL. And we also bought a new Shoei RF-1100 in the “Monolith” graphics, also in size XL. Here’s an X-12 taste-tease with a couple of quick photos and some initial …

Schuberth J1   Summary Sitemize hoş geldiniz Türk dostlarımız. Umarız yazımızı beğenirsiniz. Elimi alnıma Schuberth J1’i ilk gördüğümdeki kadar sert vurduğum pek az vaki olmuştur. Ben niye düşünememiştim ki bunu? J1 açık bir kask, ama sürücünün çenesini koruyan ve takılıp çıkarılabilen bir çubuğu var. Zaten böyle bir şeyi ancak Schuberth gibi bir babayiğit akıl edip …

Jarow Mono X2 Helmet Review (2004?) The Jarow Mono X2 is no longer being sold under that name in the U.S.A. The helmet is now sold using its original name of the Caberg Justissimo. Here is our original Jarow Mono X2 review, now posted using the Caberg Justissimo name. The Jarow Mono X2 was originally distributed …

Bell Star Helmet First Look   The new Bell Star helmet was introduced at the 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo (report) in February of this year. I took some photos (below) at the time and we quickly placed an order. We’ve been waiting ever since — as have many of our readers, who have been asking …

Shoei GT Air Helmet Preview Here’s a sneak peek at the brand-new Shoei GT Air motorcycle helmet! We only had time to take some quick photos and about 20 minutes of handling of this pre-production sample before it went back. But a final production version is on the way from Shoei and we’ll have a …

The Zephir Is A Super $169.00 Helmet Deal from the Helmet Gurus At Vemar The Vemar Zephir is a contender in the sub-$200.00 full face, all-around street helmet segment. It throws a lot of features into the mix, some of which are hard to find all in one place, especially at this price An internal …

El Estrecho “X” Para El Cráneo, This Arai Helmet Will Definitely Help You Stand Out In A Crowd “The Narrow X For The Cranium”. OK, so it’s my attempt at cuteness using a very limited knowledge of Spanish. But this new Arai Signet-X in the “El Cráneo” graphics does two things really well. First, it gets you …

The Newest Member of the Shoei Family The Shoei RF-SR is brand new to the lineup. It’s also the least expensive Shoei full-face helmet. But, it carries a lot of the Shoei DNA from helmets like the Shoei X-Fourteen (review) and Shoei X-12 (review). Shoei markets the RF-SR for both “street performance” and “long-distance touring comfort” and we …

The Bilt Techno 2.0 Helmet With Sena Intercom Is Solid, Comfortable & Well-Made Helmet With a Few Rough Edges The Bilt Techno 2.0 Sena Bluetooth Helmet is, as its name implies, the second generation of the Techno Bluetooth helmet concept. It’s available as a full-face or flip-up helmet and both have a relatively clean and …

Night Vision Visor for Motorcycle Helmets   Summary A new night vision motorcycle helmet visor technology may end up being a real game-changer for those who ride in the dark. This Scotopia Technologies unit we’re reviewing is a pre-production sample. However, it proves the concept of adding night vision capabilities to a motorcycle helmet. It’s …

Street Sharp Shirt-Jac With A Wisp of Protection The REV’IT! Westport overshirt is what we used to call a “shirt-jac”, or shirt jacket. You might call this an 80/20 combo of street wear with a touch of protection. The outer shell is a fairly hefty 11 oz. Cordura denim with what feels like (but isn’t) a …

HJC’s Helmet Building Talents Applied to Update to HJC’s Best Helmet. Did They Improve An Already Outstanding Helmet? Read On. The HJC RPHA 11 Pro is the update to the popular RPHA 10 Pro. RPHA helmets are a step above the average HJC product line. They are a showcase for HJC’s helmet building talents, according …

Pilot Motosport Made A $100.00 Helmet. So, How Good Can A 100-buck Helmet Be? Let’s find out… “You can’t get something for nothing.” It’s a tired saying but one that is hard to argue with. However, it can be surprising how much you can get for seemingly little. Over the years we have reviewed helmets from a …

Sophomore Charm The HJC DS-X1 is the Korean company’s second dual-sport adventure-touring helmet. That is, if you count the HJC CL-XS (review), released in Europe way back in 2006. And there may have been more in other markets? While it may seem that HJC may have been ahead of its time and then late with an …

Nolan N87 Helmet Review It just doesn’t get any better than this! The new Nolan N87 beats every other helmet in its price range. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to spend twice as much and still get as much. The N87 has fantastic build quality and just about every feature you need in a full-face …

A Unique “Streetfighter/Retro” The Caberg Ghost iterates the “streetfighter” motorcycle helmet trend with a unique new design. The Ghost is available with a tri-composite shell or as the Ghost Carbon shown here. The Ghost Carbon in size XL weighs just 1188 grams, which makes it one of the lightest helmets we’ve ever reviewed. What’s unique …

Round Heads Rejoice! The Arai Quantum is back! Round-heads, earth-shaped heads and “bulb” heads finally have a helmet that fits. It’s been a long time — nearly 7 years — since Arai had a “Round Oval” helmet in their U.S. lineup. The last Round Oval helmet offered by the Japanese company was the Arai Quantum II …

The New C4 Schuberth has announced the long-awaited update to the popular Schuberth C3 (review). There just aren’t many details about the Schuberth C4, but here are three photos showing a sample of the graphics. Schuberth also hasn’t said whether the C4 will finally get at least one more additional shell size; let’s keep our fingers …

Pinlock Gets A Competitor   Summary WeeTect is a new name in anti-fog visor inserts for motorcycle helmets. But WeeTect Inc. isn’t new; the company has been in business since 1993. They manufacture all sorts of eye and face protection products including visors and face shields for motorcycle helmets, safety helmets and more. The company …

The Arai Vector 2: Another Look We first reviewed the Arai Vector 2 in February of 2011. At that time, the Vector 2 was a brand-new update to the original Arai Vector (review) of 2007. The Vector 2 has the Arai “Intermediate Oval” internal shape; i.e., what we call “Neutral” to “Slightly Narrow”. The Vector series has remained as …