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SCHUBERTH SR1 Helmet Review The new SCHUBERTH SR1 was designed with Michael Schumacher and incorporates features found in both Formula 1 and motorcycle racing helmets. The SR1 has it all — light weight, outstanding ventilation, comfort and even low noise levels, all wrapped up in a solid feeling shell. The helmet is currently sold in …

AGV Miglia II Helmet Review The new AGV Miglia II is very similar to the original AGV Miglia flip-up (review), which was reviewed on webBikeWorld in 2006. Other than the list price rising by a reasonable ten dollars, the Miglia II now comes with an accessory dark visor that can be installed over the face shield. …

The Vemar Jiano Solid but heavy, the Vemar Jiano doesn’t evolve the species. But it is reasonably priced and carries an excellent warranty. The Vemar Jiano was announced at this year’sPowersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis (article) back in February. Rick wrote a “First Look” report that generated a lot of interest from webBikeWorld visitors. The emails have been …

AFX FX-95 Helmet Review The FX-95 is the top-of-the-line helmet in the AFX 2011 lineup. It has an improved face shield and rotator and the helmet now meets both DOT and ECE 22.05 safety standards. It represents yet another outstanding value in the new 2011 AFX lineup and its low price means they’ll be selling …

Vemar Racing Helmet Now Snell Certified The Vemar Eclipse has been revised for 2011. It is now Snell M2005 certified in addition to meeting DOT, ECE and BSI safety standards. As the top-of-the-range Vemar helmet, the Eclipse has a host of interesting features. These include a very comfortable liner, specially designed cheek pads and excellent …

AFX FX-90 Helmet Review The FX-90 is the entry level full-face helmet in the AFX 2011 lineup. It’s an excellent value with very good quality and a very comfortable liner. Ventilation is better than expected and beats quite a few helmets costing a lot more. The FX-90 also meets both DOT and ECE 22.05 safety …

Nexx X30 “Maxi Jet” Helmet Review The Nexx X30 is a radical-looking helmet with a new type of construction designed to bridge the gap between flip-up and full-face. Nexx is a relatively new motorcycle helmet manufacturer. The company is based in Portugal, a country that is establishing itself as a force in European motorcycle helmet …

Bell RS-1 Helmet Review The RS-1 rings the Bell (sorry!), with outstanding quality, modern design and a leading-edge feature set. Factor in the super-plush, very comfy interior, excellent ventilation and superb noise control for a hard-to-beat combination and a very good value. The RS-1 also meets both DOT and Snell 2010 safety standards. The internal …

Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet Review The new Scorpion EXO-500 helmet introduces an impressive new level of build quality for motorcycle helmets. Even more impressive, the helmet is chocked full of EXO-1000 style features, yet carries a sub-$200 price tag. With modern styling and beautiful, close-tolerance cut lines and creases, the EXO-500 is the new star of …

Bell Adds a Flip-up to the Lineup The Bell Revolver has sharp, angular, modern styling and a few of the excellent features that characterize recent Bell helmets. It’s a solid performer and a good first effort at a flip-up for Bell and a few design tweaks might just make it the best of the bunch. …

Bell Arrow Helmet Review The Bell Arrow is one of the best motorcycle helmet bargains to be found. It has excellent build quality and it includes a few features either not found or poorly implemented on other helmets costing three or four times more. Less than $100.00, outstanding comfort, low noise levels and a five-year …

Caberg Ego Helmet Review The Caberg Ego is a very innovative and revolutionary new motorcycle helmet that makes everything else seem so old-fashioned. But there’s more to the Ego than just the top vent. It’s an outstanding helmet that adds a webBikeWorld-inspired internal sun visor, relatively light weight and low cost to make a hard-to-resist …

Nolan N94 Casey Stoner Replica Helmet The Nolan N94 is a very lightweight helmet with super-cool Casey Stoner replica graphics. It has a neutral fit and an interesting new type of visor release. Otherwise it’s fairly average and very loud, probably due to minimal padding around the back and bottom of the helmet. We blew …

Nolan X-Lite X-402GT Review The new X-Lite X-402GT is Nolan’s take on the new category of modular or “crossover” helmets. This type has recently become popular. These are versatile helmets that can be converted from one form to another to accommodate different riding styles and situations. The X-402GT is homologated to the ECE standard as …

Vemar Jiano EVO TC Helmet Preview (DOT Version) A Vemar Chimaera for the U.S.A. The Vemar Chimaera, aka Vemar Jiano EVO TC in the U.S., was first introduced at the EICMA show in November of 2010 and described in my report on the2011 Vemar Helmets. The Vemar Jiano EVO TC is now just coming online …

The Akuma Ghost Rider We’ve brought you some very interesting, unique, hard-to-find and downright curious products in our reviews over the last 6-plus years. Finding cool motorcycle goodies is always a thrill for us and I hope it is for you, too. It isn’t very often when a motorcycle helmet hits each of those buttons; …

Arai “Profile” Helmet Review Arai is making a big marketing push with the Profile, so I thought I’d start out by deconstructing some of their sales propaganda to see if I could sort out some of the claims. Arai says that the Profile has “so many new features and such a completely new and unique …

SCHUBERTH C3 USA DOT Helmet Review SCHUBERTH has made a big commitment to the North American market and the big news here is that there isn’t much news. That’s because the DOT version of the C3 is nearly identical to the popular ECE version of the helmet in every way — and that’s a definite …

Caberg HyperX Motorcycle Helmet Review The new Caberg HyperX is a unique modular helmet with a removable chin bar, making it highly versatile for street riding, touring or adventure touring. The quality construction and solid feel sets it apart from other helmets of this type. Crossover Helmet Review Series: ▪ X-Lite X-402GT Review ▪ Caberg HyperX Review …

The Zox Genessis RN2 SVS Helmet The Zox Genessis flip-up has a nice surface finish, a comfortable liner and decent face shield. But its other features and functions just aren’t quite up to par. The weight and ventilation problems also make this helmet difficult to recommend. Be sure to check out our 3D video and …

Bell Vortex Motorcycle Helmet Review The Bell Vortex is a beautifully made helmet with outstanding ventilation and a best-in-class face shield system. It meets the DOT standard and it’s Snell 2010 approved and comes with a five-year warranty. It is slightly heavy and a bit noisy, but it would be difficult to find a better …

The Vega Summit Flip-Up Helmet The Vega Summit 3.0 is an evolution of the original Vega Summit flip-up. It has a comfortable liner and a secure-feeling rotating visor and the price is right. But is that enough? I’m not sure when Vega first started selling helmets. But the Vega Summit XPV was reviewed on webBikeWorld before our …

Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet Review Smooth styling, sleek appearance, outstanding quality… The Shoei Qwest build quality is a benchmark helmet that others should aspire to. The Shoei Qwest was named the webBikeWorld 2010 Motorcycle Helmet of the Year! UPDATE: November 2010 – Shoei Qwest Receives 5-Star SHARP Rating (see our SHARP rating page). I used to think of …

HJC RPS-10 Motorcycle Helmet Review The HJC RPS-10 moves slightly upmarket with a solid offering. But how does it compare with the Shoei Qwest? We’ve always been partial to HJC, for a number of reasons. First of all, the helmets are available — you can find one at just about every Mom ‘n’ Pop motorcycle …

The Akuma R3 Apache The R3 Apache is the third military-themed helmet made by Akuma. This one has 3D-look graphics meant to educe visions of the AH-64 helicopter used by several nations. The helmet also includes the Akuma Integrated Power System with front and rear LED lights. While the graphics may not be for everyone, …

SCHUBERTH SRC Review and a SCHUBERTH C3 Redux The same high-quality SCHUBERTH C3 as always and now with the available SCHUBERTH SRC (SCHUBERTH Rider Communications), a Bluetooth intercom system. Made by Cardo (Scala Rider), the SRC will fit any C3 helmet. An SRC system for the C2 and SCHUBERTH Concept helmet will also become available …

Nolan N90 Motorcycle Helmet Review Outstanding quality, relatively quiet, comfortable and with a few interesting safety/convenience features, the Nolan N90 is the flip-up to beat. We liked it so much, the Nolan N90 was named the webBikeWorld 2010 Flip-up Motorcycle Helmet of the Year! Nolan has been making flip-up helmets since, well, forever. So they know …

HJC IS-Multi Motorcycle Helmet Review The HJC IS-Multi is an interesting modular helmet that can be easily converted from a full-face to six other helmet types. The question is, do you need a 7-in-1 helmet? HJC now claims to be the “#1 in the World” and they didn’t get there by resting on their laurels. …

Nexx XR1R Carbon Motorcycle Helmet Review How do you make a good helmet btter? Easy: use that miracle of modern science, carbon fiber! The original version of the Nexx XR1R was one of the lightest full-face helmets reviewed on webBikeWorld.com and now the XR1R beats that. The XR1R Carbon is lighter than every other full-face …

Shark Evoline Series 2 Flip-Up The Shark Evoline Series 2 is an update to the original Evoline It demonstrates a commitment to this unique and highly versatile helmet. The updates are subtle but enough to make the Series 2 one of my current favorites. This is our third Shark Evoline review, and this very unique …

Shark S900 Ellipse and Lumi The S900 is the top-of-the-line helmet in Shark’s “Sport Route” (i.e., sport touring) range, which sits below their race range in terms of price. The S900 has high quality and ease of use and it’s loaded with features, . A stunning paint job and five-year warranty round out this excellent …

Caberg Konda Flip-Up Motorcycle Helmet November, 2009 – Caberg has announced a new flip-up (modular) motorcycle helmet, the Caberg Konda, which was announced at the 2009 EICMA trade show in Milan. The Konda replaces the Caberg Trip (review) for 2010. Caberg helmets, which are known for their innovation and style, will continue to produce the long-lived (and …

AGV T-2 Motorcycle Helmet Review The AGV T-2 is new for 2010. It’s one of two helmets in the AGV “Race” category and it uses many of the high-tech features of the AGV GP-Tech. It has excellent ventilation and build quality; a composite shell in three sizes similar to the GP-Tech; and a mix-and-match liner …

Reevu MSX1 Rear View Mirror Helmet Review The Reevu MSX1 is the fist motorcycle helmet with a rear view mirror system! This is an amazing development in motorcycle helmets and it’s obviously an excellent safety feature. But the helmet is also good enough to stand on its own even if it didn’t have the rear …

Bell Star 2010 Helmet Review Just two years from the re-launch of one of the most famous motorcycle helmets of all time, the Bell Star has been updated for 2010. The updated Bell Star has new features, a slightly different head shape and Snell 2010 safety standard approval. The 2010 Bell Star has outstanding quality …

The First CMS Flip-up Helmet The first CMS flip-up feels solid and has a dual homologation as both a full-face and “Jet” styled open-face helmet with the visor removed. CMS has been manufacturing helmets in Portugal since 1976 and they’re now one of the very few remaining independent motorcycle helmet manufacturers with European production. We …

AGV K3 Helmet Review That the K3 is the most basic street helmet in the AGV lineup matters not. The helmet exudes quality and it includes some outstanding features and good comfort. The smooth external shape helps reduce noise and makes a noticeable difference in reducing head toss. AGV has been making helmets since Vincent …

HJC CL-16 Review  The new HJC CL-16 continues the HJC tradition of great value with their “bread and butter” CL-series. The CL-16 is one of the least expensive helmets available that meets both DOT and Snell 2010 safety standards. It is comfortable, not too heavy and has excellent visibility with an easy-to-remove face shield. It’s …

The Shoei X-Twelve The Shoei X-12 has superb build quality, paint and graphics. But, it’s very difficult to get around the fact that this helmet is very expensive And that may be a difficult obstacle for many to surmount. We ran a “First Look” of the new 2010 Shoei helmets back in 2009. That included …

Updated Sintesi is Improved My original review of the Caberg Sintesi was published on webBikeWorld in September of 2009. My conclusion about the helmet was…inconclusive. I usually have fairly strong opinions one way or the other about a product, but I ended that review with mixed feelings, or what I’d call a “60/40” opinion of …