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A Good Cheap Helmet Bell Helmets used to own the industry in a way that’s hard to understand by anyone who doesn’t remember. There are dozens of excellent helmets to choose from today, manufactured to very high quality standards and meeting the world’s best safety standards. I have no proof to back up this claim. …

Suomy Spec-1R Motorcycle Helmet The Suomy Spec-1R Extreme has beautiful graphics and paint. The quality of the helmet overall is excellent, although the face shield doesn’t quite fit properly. It’s a bit louder than average and has a “Neutral” to “Slightly Narrow” internal shape. An emphasis on style over substance and the seemingly obligatory use …

Zamp JS-1 Helmet Review The Zamp JS-1 is a nice-looking open-face helmet. It offers a decent level of quality; certainly not the best, but we’ve seen much worse for more money. There are so many motorcycle helmets to choose from — so many styles, colors and types. How to pick one for a review? We’ve …

One of the Best Cheap Helmets Good quality, comfortable liner, quiet on unfaired bikes but can be loud when affected by turbulence. Air flow could be better. Lots of chin room. The CL-14 face shield provides good visibility, but this one is rather flimsy. According to our search logs, one of the most popular helmets …

The Classic SCHUBERTH Flip-up I’m not sure if anyone has actually charted the evolution of flip-up helmets, but if they did, SCHUBERTH would certainly be right there at the root of the flip-up family tree. The SCHUBERTH C2 is the direct descendant of the Concept, which was the lid that probably did more than any …

Nolan X-1002 Flip-Up Helmet The Nolan X-1002 flip-up helmet is relatively expensive, louder than average and somewhat uncomfortable due to a thin liner. Two hands needed to rotate the flip-up visor. Includes an external sun shade. Someday, maybe, we’ll see the perfect flip-up motorcycle helmet. It would meet all worldwide safety standards, with a comfortable …

Jarow Convertible Motorcycle Helmet NOTE:  This helmet is no longer being manufactured. This review was originally posted as the Jarow Convertible, which was distributed by ProtecQ. We had received many complaints about ProtecQ’s service regarding this helmet. ProtecQ is apparently no longer importing this helmet. Nichols motorcycle supply is now the importer and distributor for Caberg in …

KBC FFR Helmet Review Flip-up motorcycle helmets seem to evolve at about the same rate as the motorcycle foot peg. We keep thinking that the market for flip-up (aka modular) helmets will take off any day now, and we’ll see light weight, quiet flip-up helmets that meet DOT, ECE 22.05 and the Holy Grail for …

The Only Arai Helmet for Round-Heads The Quantum II fits round heads best. It has a relatively plush liner and good ventilation. It is relatively light weight compared to other size XL helmets we’ve reviewed. IIt also has an excellent finish. It’s slightly noisy at some angles, otherwise quiet. We have reviewed quite a few …

Scorpion EXO-700 Arrives One hundred and sixty bucks is the “sweet spot” of motorcycle helmet retail pricing. Based on our observations of motorcycle helmet purchases, that price is very competitive and is near the maximum amount that many riders want to pay for a new helmet. That’s not a problem – after all, everyone likes …

SCHUBERTH S1 SuperSport? The SCHUBERTH S1 has solid build quality and it’s relatively quiet. The large shell size (for XL) and thick neck roll are definitely a different feel. Words like “ultimate helmet”, “world’s quietest helmet”, “best helmet in the world”, “safest helmet” and more have been tossed around by exuberant marketeers in their descriptions …

Shark Race Helmet The Shark RSR is very expensive. It is relatively light at 1601 grams for a size XL. It is Snell certified and meets the ECE 22-05 and DOT standards. The face shield is very thick at 3 mm, yet it has outstanding optics. It also has an infinite adjustment for opening and …

Discount Snell Approved Motorcycle Helmet Meets DOT and Snell standards. The size XL fits “Round” or “Earth” shaped heads best (see the Motorcycle Helmet FAQ). Light weight at 1426 grams. Flimsy top vent extractor is attached to helmet with double-sided tape. Verdict? Spend more and get more. Can a motorcycle helmet be too cheap…or rather, too …

OGK FF-4 Aeroblade Helmet Remember the old ´70’s automobile commercials that extolled the “road hugging weight” of the latest behemoth? I used to get a chuckle out of those ads. Let’s face it — if greater mass meant better “road hugging” ability, then Michael Schumacher would be driving a Kenworth! The same can be said …

Shoei’s Top-of-the-Line Racing Helmet Does motorcycling benefit from science, or is it the other way around? It seems pretty easy lately for manufacturers to apply 21st Century technology whenever they want to add the next generation of super-deluxe high-tech features and create the latest high-tech gear for our benefit. The evolution of motorcycles, engines, tires, …

Caberg Justissimo Review The Justissimo is a well-made flip-up helmet with some interesting features and nice attention to detail. Includes internal retractable tinted visor. It is also relatively quiet and it has good ventilation. The internal length from the back of helmet to chin bar is relatively short. What to call this type of helmet? …

Shoei’s Best-Selling Helmet of All Time? One of the benefits of conducting helmet reviews is the ability to compare many different brands and models against each other. Trying on a variety of helmets is crucial to finding the perfect fit. But it’s not easy to accomplish if the only source of helmet samples is the …

OGK FF-3 Motorcycle Helmet Review The OGK FF-3 has modern styling and excellent ventilation. It meets the EC 22.05 and BS6658 Type A ACU approval standards. The FF-3 was also listed on the Snell 2000 Approved Helmets List The helmet is very comfortable but the sizing appears to run slightly on the large side. All …

An $84.00 Flip-up? The unsolicited emails from Zeus 508 helmet owners started arriving about three years ago. We received so many comments that we decided to set up a Zeus “Owner Reports” page as an online testimonial to the product from its many fans. Eventually, we just had to find out what all the excitement was about. …

KBC VR-1 Helmet Review Excellent value for the money. Meets DOT, Snell 2000 and the tough Euro EC22/05 or BS6658 Type A ACU approval standards. The VR-1 is comfortable and lightweight at 1621 grams. Airflow through top of helmet is slightly weak and the helmet is also a bit noisy. The latest issue of a …

ROOF Boxer Helmet Review Unique style and features, no doubt about it. Flip-up chin guard rotates to the back of the helmet to effectively convert it to an open-face. Chin guard rotates forward over the visor. Two manual snaps are used to secure the chin guard to the helmet shell. Visor has infinite opening adjustments. …

Vega Summit XPV Flip-Up The Vega Summit XPV has a roomy interior compared to other flip-up motorcycle helmets. It also has a comfortable, plush liner. The helmet is relatively quiet, due in part to the flush-fitting visor which also has a quick release, unusual on flip-up helmets. The paint quality is good with deep shine. …