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A High/Low End HJC Helmet? Shell seems bulky. The exhaust vents and design of the liner allow higher than average noise levels. Rotating internal sun visor works only in the full on or off positions. The HJC FS-10 fills a gap that HJC apparently perceived in their lineup. The FS-10 is one of the most …

Will Pink Get You Noticed? This Vox flip-up has a strange fit, a very narrow eye port and so-so vent parts quality. The Zox Nevado R (review) is way more helmet for the same money, in our opinion. NOTE: Some Vox 803 helmets have been recalled, see below. We were all set to review the Zox Nevado when a …

Sprayway Motorcycle Helmet Visor & Windscreen Cleaner   Summary Non-ammonia based cleaner, works great on helmets and visors. I haven’t found anything that works better. Background There’s a cool little old-style auto parts store in my local village. It’s been there since Henry Ford was buying flame decals for the buttons on his knickers. Their …

Sprayway Motorcycle Helmet Visor & Windscreen Cleaner Non-ammonia based cleaner, works great on helmets and visors. I haven’t found anything that works better. There’s a cool little old-style auto parts store in my local village. It’s been there since Henry Ford was buying flame decals for the buttons on his knickers. Their prices are about …

Airoh TR-1 Modular (Convertible) Helmet Is this the coolest-looking helmet on the planet? Its looks make up for its shortcomings; thin padding, tight fit and slightly higher than average noise levels. It’s official: Airoh has now taken over as purveyors of the most outrageous motorcycle helmets on the planet. That distinction was previously held by …

Caberg Trip Helmet Review High-quality helmet with unique styling (for a flip-up). Comfortable, relatively quiet and one of the lightest weight flip-ups available. Venting could be better, but overall, a good value. Let’s do something different and start with my conclusion: it didn’t take long for the Caberg Trip to become my favorite flip-up motorcycle …

The V2 Sponge Review A “Magic Eraser” type of sponge to help keep a helmet face shield clean. Moisten the V2 Sponge and keep it in its sealed plastic carrying bag for use on the road. How do they do it? You’ve seen them — wearing beanie helmets and T-shirts, teeth in the wind. When …

The Walmart Bell Helmet Go ahead and scoff, but I’m declaring the Bell Zephyr to be the Motorcycle Helmet Bargain of 2007. A Zephyr review was originally suggested by a webBikeWorld visitor, and, I’ll admit, I was skeptical. The helmet is primarily sold by Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart?  Motorcycle helmets? But, we’ve tried ’em all, from the …

A simple modification allows the use of prescription eyeglasses with full-face motorcycle helmets. This is an article that I am hesitant to post, because it seems like such a simple idea — surely others have thought of it too? Then again, maybe not… I’ve been meaning to write about this for some time, because we’ve …

Entry Level Shark Helmet There are dozens of motorcycle helmet brands and models to choose from today — and just as many reasons to select one over another. Of course, there’s always the “Big Three” — Arai, HJC and Shoei — who have a deserved reputation for high-quality products and a commitment to safety. But …

World’s Quietest Motorcycle Helmet? Very quiet helmet in most riding conditions. Excellent quality. Good air flow. Includes internal sun visor. SCHUBERTH claims that the new R1 helmet is “the quietest motorcycle helmet in the world”. And guess what? We agree. Of course, the usual caveats apply: the helmet must fit the rider and the rider …

ROOF Le Mans Helmet Review Stylized yet simple and functional design. Unique face shield with infinite height adjustment and permanent de-fogging. Comfortable liner and fit. Very quiet when upper vent is closed. ECE 22-05 and ACU Gold approved. Good news for Roof helmet fans! Made in France and previously available only to their devoted fans …

ROOF Rover Helmet The Rover is another unique helmet from ROOF. It’s based on the ROOF Boxer, but the Rover is an open-face helmet with a twist: a “Rider Mask” can be attached across the front. If you want to own something different, ROOF can surely oblige. Here’s another new design from the folks that …

A Visit to MXL Industries, Inc. How do you make a motorcycle helmet visor? It’s easy. First, buy a 50,000 square foot factory. Next, fill it with a zillion dollars worth of injection molding machines, robots, inspection equipment and raw materials. Then add a highly skilled and experienced staff who know how to design the …

Fulmer’s High-End Helmet The Fulmer AFS7 is relatively quiet, which is a surprise. It’s also pretty comfortable with a “Neutral” internal shape that tends towards “Round”. It has a removable liner and a quick release face shield. The graphics are interesting and nicely done, especially considering price. The AFS7 also meets DOT and Snell standards. …

Nolan N-102 Flip-up Helmet Good modular helmet for riders with round-shaped heads looking for a solid, feature rich modular should be well pleased with the Nolan N102. If you’re sensitive to weight or price, you may want to look elsewhere. The Nolan N-102 helmet is a feature rich big brother to the Nolan X-Lite X-1002 …

HJC FS-Max: The Next Sy-Max? Average modular helmet with no real outstanding features. Includes an internal sun shade. Relatively quiet with comfortable liner. New and unique type of face shield removal mechanism. Our example had some quality flaws. This helmet in size XL is very heavy. NOTE: See our review of the HJC Sy-Max II, which is …

From Dainese Press Release.  Edited by webBikeWorld.com May 14th, 2007 – Five European nations are to be involved in a beta test of the innovative Infinity helmet by Dainese. In the wake of the great success achieved by Beta testing with the Neck GoreTex jacket, Dainese has decided to get its customers involved again in …

The Zox Azuma R Helmet Surprisingly good helmet for the money with high quality throughout. The build quality seems way better than it should be at this price point and, in fact, rivals some helmets costing 3-4 times as much. It’s quiet, it has a nice, solid, clear visor, good air flow and relatively light …

The Scorpion EXO-400 Is A Bargain Bargain helmet with quality features, very nice graphics and paint and a few quirks. Heavy, but doesn’t feel it. Probably one of the highest quality helmets currently available at this price point. What’s a more polite term for “bottom of the line”? I guess I could say that the …

Light Sensitive Anti-Fog Motorcycle Helmet Visor And what, you might ask, is a “photochromic” visor? Good question!  The words “photochromic” and “photochromatic” are used interchangeably, so I decided to consult Merriam Webster to figure it all out. Both words are adjectives (a word that modifies a noun), and photochromic is defined as “capable of changing color on …

ROOF Boxer V Helmet Review The ROOF Boxer V is a significant upgrade from the original Boxer. This helmet is unique, idiosyncratic and avant-garde. Its futuristic design still looks great today, nearly a decade after its initial release. This says a lot for its originality but also for its capabilities and its unmatched functionality. The ROOF …

KBC Tarmac Radiation Motorcycle Helmet The KBC Tarmac is the most basic helmet offered by KBC. But it’s comfortable and it includes some interesting features. It also feels solid with good build quality. It meets both DOT and Snell safety standards, rare at this price. It’s New Year’s Eve and this will be our last …

The Urban Helmet for Urbanites The N350 Moto is a high quality helmet at a very reasonable price. Part 1 of our look at the new URBAN line of motorcycle helmets covered the URBAN N20 Astro, an excellent value for the money. The full-face N20 Astro features outstanding quality, which is especially noteworthy for a brand-new helmet …

KBC Force RR Motorcycle Helmet Visitor feedback tells us that KBC helmets are ultra-popular — every time we review one, you ask for more. We reviewed the KBC VR-1 (review), the KBC VR-2 (review), the KBC VR-3 (review) and the KBC FFR (review) flip-up. But that wasn’t enough; now you want the Force RR! No Problemo!  But…I’m not sure why there …

Scorpion EXO-1000 Helmet Scorpion announced the new EXO-1000 motorcycle helmet today at the 2007 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana (see the wBW report from the show). The EXO-1000 is Scorpion’s new flagship helmet, replacing the EXO-700, a successful helmet which will remain in the lineup. The EXO-1000 features a unique an innovative cheek pad …

The World’s First “Jet” Styled Helmet? Here’s my prediction: you’re looking at the next big thing in motorcycle helmets. I realize I’m going out on a limb here, because not everyone is into what could be called “Jet” or “Scooter Style” helmets. But they’re becoming hugely popular in Europe and just about everywhere else in …

The URBAN N20 Astro UPDATE: As of December 2010, Urban Helmets is apparently no longer in business. UPDATE: September 21, 2007 – Photos and information on the DOT safety standard versions of the URBAN N20 Astro and N350 Moto helmets! The N20 shown here retails for only $199.95 in Matte Black and $229.95 for graphics. The N350 Moto retails for $179.95. …

Joe Rocket RKT 101 The Joe Rocket RKT 101 helmet has excellent quality helmet with solid features and attention to detail is surprisingly quiet in most situations. Slightly heavy and visor clarity issues don’t detract from our overall impression of this new helmet from Joe Rocket. Joe Rocket recently introduced a new line of motorcycle …

The Arai Vector motorcycle helmet is new to the 2007 Arai lineup. The Arai staff have been pretty busy lately, because the Vector comes right on the heels of the recently released and all-new Arai Profile, which replaced the Signet. The Vector (known as the Arai Chaser in the UK), which replaces the Astral-X in the …

Shoei Multitec Flip-up Helmet The Shoei Multitec is without a doubt the most anticipated motorcycle helmet of 2006. The Shoei Syncrotec (review), the Mulitec’s predecessor, was getting “long in the tooth”. Although it was still one of the best-selling modular helmets in the world. So, I’m sure everyone wants to know if the Multitec is the ne …

AFX FX-87X Snowmobile Helmet Review Convertible helmet for motorcycle and/or snowmobile use is a bit clumsy on the road. Our reviews of the Shoei Hornet, Arai XD and Airoh S4 “Enduro” style motorcycle helmets are very popular with webBikeWorld visitors. Many of those visitors have also suggested the AFX FX-87X helmet as a potential candidate for a webBikeWorld review, so …

Icon Mainframe Helmet Icon Helmets are relatively new, having only appeared within the last couple of years, along with other Icon branded products. The edgy Icon ads have appeared in just about all of the motorcycle print magazines in the U.S.A., but apparently the products are not available in the U.K. or other parts of …

AGV Miglia Helmet Review I used to be the world’s biggest fan of flip-up, or “modular” motorcycle helmets. It wasn’t because of styling or comfort or convenience; it was due to poor eyesight. A modular helmet offered the only full-coverage solution that I could find to wear over my eyeglasses. I really wanted to ride …

Fogtech Anti-Fog Coating Review Special anti-fog coating prevents visor fogging better than any competing product that we’ve tried to date. Places a thin coating on visor. Lasts up to several days. Used in many other sports. I’ll admit it: I’m a fair-weather rider. My preferred riding time is early in the morning. I often like …

Z1R Eclipse Helmet How time flies! It was just about one year ago since our Z1R ZRP-1 helmet review. We probably wouldn’t have reviewed it, except that Motorcyclist magazine ran a very interesting story on helmet safety and the ZRP-1 scored very highly in their non-standard testing, so we figured we’d have to give it a …

KBC VR-2 Motorcycle Helmet I guess I’ve become the de facto KBC reviewer. As soon as we posted our recent take on the KBC VR-3, the emails started pouring in, asking about the KBC VR-2 “Mirage”. We originally thought that the VR-2 was similar enough to the original VR-1 that it wouldn’t be worth the effort of …

KBC VR-3 Stealth Motorcycle Helmet It seems like ages ago since we posted a review of the KBC VR-1, the first of KBC’s “VR” series of motorcycle helmets. The VR-1 put KBC on the map as a motorcycle helmet manufacturer that offered high-end features at rock-bottom prices. Our conclusion was that the VR-1 offered “excellent value for …

Unique SCHUBERTH Open-Face Helmet Helmet With Chin Bar The SCHUBERTH J1 gave me one of the biggest slap-the-forehead “why didn’t I think of that” moments in my life. The J1 is basically an open-face motorcycle helmet with a snap-in hoop, designed to protect the rider’s chin. Leave it to SCHUBERTH to think of something like …

Bell Apex Helmet Review The Bell Apex is made with very high quality, it has a comfortable liner, good air flow on the chin but weak up top. The helmet also meets the U.S. DOT standard and it is Snell certified. Like the proverbial Phoenix, Bell Helmets rose from the ashes a few years ago. …