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Off-Road and Motocross Helmet Reviews


Caberg’s “Street Enduro” We published the Caberg XTrace preview in November 2015. The helmet was announced at the EICMA show in October 2015. Call ’em what you want — dual-sport, adventure-touring or Caberg’s “street enduro”, these helmets have become super popular. But the new XTrace has a slightly different take on the formula. It’s slightly more biased …

Carbon Fiber Street/Dual Sport/Off-Road Helmet The new Touratech Aventuro Carbon dual-sport modular (convertible) helmet is also what we call a true modular. That’s using the webBikeWorld definition of the word, because it easily converts to a full-face or off-road helmet that can be used with goggles. Touratech is known for their luggage and accessories and …

The Arai of Off-Road Helmets The Arai VX Pro4 is new for 2014, having been previewed on webBikeWorld in the Spring. A significant update from the popular Arai VX Pro3 and a worthy successor in the VX Pro off-road family tree. The VX Pro4 feels “just like an Arai” as soon as it’s pulled out of the …

AFX FX-21 Off-Road Helmet With “Conehead” Liner The AFX FX-21 is a comfortable and very lightweight helmet that can be used for both on- and and off-road adventures. The EPS liner features the “Conehead” dual-density molding technology, which fuses two layers of EPS in a shape that is claimed to help distribute impact loads and …

Fulmer RX4 Helmet Review The Fulmer RX4 is the latest version of the company’s “RX” off-road helmet series. The RX4 has a more modern off-road helmet shape and style than previous Fulmer RX helmets and it’s available in a range of bright colours and graphics. The overall build quality and construction is excellent and the …

Airoh Aviator Helmet Review The Airoh Aviator is said to be the world’s lightest off-road helmet. We’ll go one better than that: the Aviator is by far the lightest helmet ever reviewed on webBikeWorld, and we’ve reviewed more than 200 in the last 13+ years. The Aviator feels like it’s packed with helium, no doubt …

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 …

AGV AX-8 Helmet Review The AX-8 is AGV’s “top of the line” off-road helmet and it’s “designed for professional motocross use”, according to the company. But there’s no reason why non-professionals like me (and, perhaps, you!) can’t enjoy the AX-8 for dual-sport, adventure-touring or off-road plinking. It comes in a wide variety of graphics and …

Vemar Makes and Off-Roader The Vemar VRX7 is a good-looking, light weight and comfortable off-road helmet. Match it with a set of Scott 87 OTG goggles (review). You’ll find that the VRX7 performs surprisingly well as a street helmet. And it’s quieter than many full-face or dual-sport helmets! I don’t often wear off-road helmets and we’ve …

An X-Lite Dual Sport The X-Lite X-551 is a new-for-2011 Adventure Touring helmet by X-Lite. X-Lite is the performance brand or division of Nolan Helmets. The X-551 was introduced at the 2010 EICMA show in Milan and first previewed by webBikeWorld.com. It is a high-quality Adventure Touring helmet (X-Lite calls it a “Crossover” helmet) and …

Icon “Variant” Motorcycle Helmet Review The Icon Variant is comfortable, with better than average air flow through the top vents and excellent visibility. It’s my favorite of all the “Enduro” styled helmets I’ve worn so far. Adventure Touring motorcycle sales have continued to increase in many countries around the world, according to reports. That’s mostly …

Arai XD3 Helmet Review The Arai XD3 helmet is a positive step in the evolution of this hybrid helmet. Although most of the changes have seemingly been oriented towards style, they have brought about tangible benefits to the user. Not a perfect helmet in terms of air flow management and internal noise control, but still …

Arai XD Helmet Review For some reason, Arai doesn’t strike me as a company that takes a daring approach to motorcycle helmet design. I’m sure there are many who will disagree with me, but the words that come to mind when I think of Arai are deliberate, evolutionary and staid. Radical they’re not. Maybe the …

Shoei VFX-R Air Pastrana 2 What’s this?  A motocross helmet in a webBikeWorld review? Hey, why not?  We’re always looking for an excuse…or not…to buy some new gear, and the new Triumph Tiger sitting in the garage gave us the inspiration. The popularity of Supermoto bikes with some of the local riders got us thinking …