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Can HJC Improve the IS Formula? The HJC IS-17 is a sort of mashup between the HJC FG-17 (review) and the HJC CL-17 (review). Both of those helmets were reviewed recently on webBikeWorld and many of you asked for an IS-17 review, so here you go. In the U.S.A., the IS-17 trades the Snell certification for an internal …

AGV Skyline Motorcycle Helmet Review The new AGV Skyline slides into the “GT” category of the AGV expanded 2014 helmet lineup. The Skyline differs very little from the AGV Horizon (review). Both helmets have a very similar appearance, with the newer generation AGV styling theme readily apparent. Both helmets have an internal sun shade, which leaves …

AGV Numo Evo Flip-up Motorcycle Helmet Review The new AGV Numo Evo flip-up helmet is now the top of the GT range in the AGV helmet lineup. A new AGV Skyline (review pending) is now in the second spot in the GT lineup, moving the AGV Horizon (review) into third position. The AGV Miglia II (review) continues to anchor …

Shark Raw Soyouz Helmet Review The Shark Raw helmet (2013 Preview) is certainly a looker. But like most things radical, the chances are that you’ll fall into one camp or the other — you’ll either love it or hate it. There probably isn’t a better-looking helmet on the planet for sinister bad*ss cruising, but unfortunately, …

HJC FG-17 Helmet Review The HJC FG-17 slides in just under the company’s top-of-the-line RPHA-10 race helmet, which was formerly known as the HJC RPS-10 (review). The FG-17 incorporates many of the high-spec features from the RPHA-10, including the unique centrally-located visor lock. It has a fiberglass composite shell in place of the polycarbonate shells …

Kabuto Aeroblade III Helmet Review The OGK Kabuto Aeroblade III is the newest version of the popular Aeroblade series. It’s basically a street/sport version of the Kabuto FF-5V (review) that was reviewed recently on webBikeWorld.com. The Aeroblade III uses the same type of composite shell and the internal shape and fit is roughly the same as the …

Kabuto FF-5V Helmet Review The Kabuto FF-5V is the latest iteration of the OGK top-of-the-line race helmet. Don’t let the phrase “race helmet” scare you though, because the FF-5V is also an excellent choice as an all-around street/sport helmet. It meets the DOT standard and all sizes are Snell M2010 certified. The FF-5V has outstanding …

HJC CL-Max II Helmet Review The HJC CL-Max II is a basic, no-frills, flip-up motorcycle helmet. It’s comfortable (for “Round” shaped heads) and the price is right; it can be found for $115.00 in solid colors. One of the big selling points for the CL-Max II is that it is available in a huge number …

Shoei RF-1200 Helmet The Shoei RF-1200 is the latest iteration of the very popular and venerable RF-series. It’s an all-around sport, sport-touring and streetbike helmet that comes in lots of different colors and graphics and it spans 4 shell sizes in an XS to XXL head size range. The DOT version of the RF-1200 is …

Nolan N44 Helmet Review Releasing even a single new helmet design is a major undertaking; three at once is nearly unheard of. But that’s just what Nolan is doing today, with the release of the brand-new Nolan N44. Also released today are the completely redesigned Nolan N86 full-face replacing the Nolan N85 (review), which was the …

Nolan N91 Helmet The Nolan N91 replaces the Nolan N90 (review), which was the 2010 webBikeWorld Flip-up Helmet of the Year. The N90 was and still is a very popular flip-up helmet. Priced at $150 less than the flagship Nolan N104 flip-up (review), the N90 is what we like to call a “steal”. The N91 continues that legacy. …

Nolan N86 Helmet Review The Nolan N86 is the third new helmet announced by the Italian manufacturer for 2014. The N86 replaces the Nolan N85 (review), which was the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmet of the Year in 2012. The N85 was very impressive when it arrived and it had a lot to like. It reminded us of …

Shark Vision-R GT Carbon Helmet The Shark Vision-R GT Carbon starts with the unique Shark Vision-R helmet with its panoramic view. It then adds several small touches to improve comfort and weight for the touring or long-distance rider. These include an internal sun visor, an air pump bladder system in the liner and a new …

Lazer Monaco Helmet Review (DOT Version) The new DOT version of the carbon-fiber Lazer Monaco gives up nothing on the excellent ECE version of the Lazer Monaco we reviewed in 2012. It’s nearly as light, with this size XL DOT version easily sliding in as the second lightest flip-up motorcycle helmet ever reviewed on webBikeWorld. And …

LS2 FF394 “Epic” Snell Certified Flip-up Helmet Review The new LS2 FF394 is claimed to be the world’s first Snell 2010 (M2010) certified flip-up motorcycle helmet available for sale. There’s nothing obviously different about this flip-up that makes it apparent that it’s Snell certified. In fact, it’s rather ordinary in appearance. Apparently, LS2 took a …

AGV “Horizon” Helmet Review The AGV Horizon is a new helmet in the AGV lineup for 2013. It combines the high-end features of the AGV GP Tech and Grid with a reasonable mid-range price and an internal sun visor. The overall quality is outstanding and the Horizon includes a new type of liner and fabric …

AFX FX-120 “Air Pump” Helmet Review The new AFX FX-120 must be the world’s least expensive motorcycle helmet that includes an inflatable bladder system. The system includes inflatable cheek pads and the liner around the top of the head also inflates with an air pump in the rear of the helmet. A special EPS liner …

Shoei GT Air Helmet Review Shoei has been releasing helmets at a fairly rapid clip lately and the new GT Air is brand new for 2013. The GT Air is very comfortable (as long as it fits your head shape). It’s also one of the quietest full-face helmets we’ve reviewed in a variety of conditions …

ROOF Desmo Helmet The new Roof Desmo flip-up helmet is an update on the classic Roof Boxer and it incorporates many improvements. The Desmo is a solid-feeling helmet with a completely redesigned rotating flip-up visor and new face shield system. The liner features updated padding and soft-feel fabric and what feels like a new internal …

SCHUBERTH SR1 U.S.A. DOT Version The SR1 was the webBikeWorld 2011 Motorcycle Helmet of the Year and we were anxiously awaiting the DOT version to arrive. The good news is that the DOT version is identical to the ECE version of the SCHUBERTH SR1 (review) in every way but one. The DOT helmet did gain a bit of weight, …

Nexx X30V Ventilation And Air Flow The Nexx X30V is an updated version of the Nexx X30 (review) helmet reviewed on webBikeWorld in 2011. The X30V is an unusual design; it’s a cross between a flip-up and full-face helmet. The front visor rotates like a flip-up. But a narrow chin bar is integrated with the shell, which …

HJC RPHA Max Helmet Review The HJC RPHA Max is a new flip-up helmet with a strange name and convoluted product release. Fortunately, the helmet is a winner. It has solid construction, tight tolerances and excellent ventilation, along with excellent noise control. Is it worth $160.00 more than the competition…which happens to be a close …

Caberg Justissimo GT Helmet Review The Caberg Justissimo has been in production probably longer than any other motorcycle helmet. It’s approaching a ten year anniversary and it’s still a very popular helmet. Continuous improvements and evolution through the years have kept it fresh. The current iteration, the Justissimo GT, is still one of the best-looking …

The Vemar “Geo” Helmet The new 2012 Vemar Geo is a new mid-range helmet. It features a “Tricomposite” shell with an angular design. The intake and exhaust vent styling also makes the Geo stand out from the crowd. The ventilation and visibility are good. And the internal sun visor has about the best coverage of …

The U.S. Version of the SCHUBERTH S2 The SCHUBERTH S2 is now available in North America with DOT homologation. The helmet is nearly identical to the ECE version of theSCHUBERTH S2 (review) we reviewed in May 2012. The weight has gone up slightly for the DOT version but otherwise, it’s the same outstanding helmet, with many …

Airoh J106 Helmet Review The Airoh J106 is a true modular motorcycle helmet that can be converted from full-face to open-face in an instant. It is dual homologated, meeting the ECE 22.05 P and J safety standards to be worn in either configuration whilst riding a motorcycle. The J106 is very light, with a thin …

AGV and Dainese 2012 Summer Style Series: The new AGV Grid helmet is an update of the popular AGV T-2 (review). The Grid evolves some of the familiar T-2 features, including that low-profile chin vent with excellent air flow, a “semi-race” fit and excellent overall quality and feel. The helmet shell is made from a combination …

AGV “K-4 EVO” Helmet Review The AGV K4 EVO is the 2012 update of the AGV K-4, which was an evolution of the AGV K-3 (review) from 2010. The K4 EVO has an upgraded liner and padding system that uses a new “skin friendly” fabric. The weight has also been reduced and the quality has been improved. …

The SCHUBERTH S2 Helmet The SCHUBERTH S2 is the company’s new sport/touring helmet that includes an internal sun visor. It is made with typical SCHUBERTH quality and features, including a built-in intercom antenna (for the SCHUBERTH SRCS-2 system only). Its comfortable and the weight is very reasonable, especially considering the features. However, the S2 doesn’t …

ROOF Boxer V8 Helmet The Roof Boxer V8 helmet is another variant in the classic Roof Boxer helmet series. The Boxer V8 looks as unique now as it did when the original was first introduced in 1995 as the world’s first dual-homologated (full-face and Jet) helmet with a fully rotating flip-up visor. Like the original Roof …

KBC VR4R Carbon Fiber Helmet The new KBC VR4R Carbon fiber helmet is a real beauty. It’s also about the least expensive carbon fiber motorcycle helmet available today. But the design is somewhat compromised by flimsy-feeling vent hardware, which is unfortunate and something KBC needs to address. I’m not sure exactly when carbon fiber motorcycle …

Caberg Duke Helmet Review The Caberg Duke is new for 2012 and it replaces the popular Caberg Konda (review) and the Caberg Trip (review) before that. The helmet is comfortable and it’s quieter than average. It also has surprisingly good outward visibility. The Duke is 100% made in Italy and it continues the Caberg tradition of style, features, functionality …

AFX FX-140 Helmet Review The AFX FX-140 has a unique style and a few interesting features that belie its low cost. It’s comfortable and quieter than expected, but the face shield on this example isn’t as optically clear as it should be. Colors include High-Vis Yellow and “Safety Orange”, which surely has to be the …

The Vemar Storm is Brewing! The new Vemar Storm has better build quality and higher-spec features that you might expect in a helmet in this price range. But some of those features are biased more towards style than function. Overall, the Storm is an impressive helmet for the money. It’s impressively quiet and comfortable and …

Nolan N104 Helmet Review The Nolan N-104 is another brand-new flip-up helmet for the 2012 model year. It’s a definite upgrade from the Nolan N-90 (review)and previous N-series flip-up helmets. It’s also a competitor to the new Shoei Neotec (review), yet the two helmets are quite different in many ways. All of the moving parts on the …

Lazer Monaco Helmet Review (CE Version) The new carbon-fiber version of the Lazer Monaco is claimed to be the world’s lightest flip-up motorcycle helmet and we have no reason to doubt it. In fact, it’s one of the lightest helmets of any type we’ve ever reviewed on webBikeWorld.com. Light weight does make a difference — …

Vemar Attivo Helmet The Vemar Attivo is new for 2012 and slots in at a lower price point than the made in Italy Vemar Jiano EVO TC (review). The styling of the Attivo is nice and the helmet has a few interesting features, but it seems a bit uninspired when compared to its big brother, the …

Third Gen Sy-Max Is Here The HJC Sy-Max III is a worthy upgrade to the original, with better build quality and improved visibility, noise control and comfort. The flip-up visor retention system has also been improved. Warm-weather ventilation is a question that will have to remain unanswered until next summer. But overall, everyone who has …

Arai Signet-Q Helmet The new Arai Signet-Q is an update to the popular and long-lived Signet. It has the typically flawless paint, quality and construction expected from an Arai. And although the price is steep, there is a noticeable difference between this helmet and what some might call the lesser brands. Indeed, a strong argument …

AFX FX-Magnus Helmet Review The AFX FX-Magnus is basically an AFX FX-90 (review)writ large. The Magnus is available in size 3XL and 4XL only and it has its own special shell design. New colors for 2012 include Flat Black, Pearl White and Silver with the possible addition of high-visibility yellow. The AFX Magnus arrived several months …