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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 …

Vemar Attivo Flip-Up Helmet Announced 2012 Vemar Attivo Flip-Up Helmet October 27, 2011 – Vemar will introduce the new “Attivo” flip-up helmet at the 2011 EICMA show. The Attivo will not replace the Vemar Jiano EVO TC Flip-up (review). It will supplement the Vemar lineup as a lower-priced alternative. The Attivo will be sold in Europe …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Scott 87 OTG Goggles Review Thick padding on the Scott 87 OTG goggles provides a comfortable fit over eyeglasses without nose pinching. Soft foam in sides allows outstanding ventilation with some protection from dust and dirt. Wide strap is adjustable and has silicon grippers, but the grippers could be larger. The 87 OTG shape is …

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. …

Modern Open Face Helmets: The HJC IS-33 vs. Fulmer 755 Time for something different: a comparison of two open-face helmets of modern design. While the HJC IS-33 may not be a direct competitor of the Fulmer 755, there is one clear winner! An email arrived, entitled “Helmet Reviews”. “Why don’t you guys have more open …

Fly “Trekker” Helmet Review The Fly Trekker Dual Sport helmet looks the part and it feels solid and well made. The helmet has a comfortable fit and the price is reasonable. But — the Trekker has three issues, one of which may be a deal-killer. Read on… Fly Racing may not be a familiar name …

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 …

AFX FX-50 Helmet Review The new AFX FX-50 helmet is perfect for city riding, scootering or touring. It features a quality build and outstanding visibility along with good looks and style. AFX has upped their game with improved quality, comfort and good looks and the FX-50 also represents a strong value. Background This is the …

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 …

DIY Helmet Sun Blocker Need a quick and easy alternative for a sun shield for your motorcycle helmet? Use exposed X-Ray film! You can usually get a piece for free from a local medical clinic or a lab that has an X-Ray machine. This sun shield remains in position whether your face shield is in …

AFX FX-39 DS Helmet Review The new AFX FX-39 DS (Dual Sport) helmet has improved quality, comfort and good looks all at a very reasonable price. Several AFX helmets have been reviewed on webBikeWorld in the past with mixed conclusions regarding quality and performance. The helmets were priced right but there’s more to a good …

Sunax Max Sunshield Review An updated version of the Sunax Sunshield (review), designed specifically for the newer Arai helmets. It has a new profile that makes it easier to install than the original while providing more extensive sun glare protection for touring or sport-touring. I reviewed the original Sunax Sunshield(here) in September of 2010 and both the …

SCHUBERTH Announces C3 Hi Viz for U.S. Market April 14, 2011 – Due to popular demand, SCHUBERTH Helmets has announced the availability of the SCHUBERTH C3 in the “Hi-Visibility Yellow” color for the U.S. and Canada. UPDATE: SCHUBERTH C3 High-Viz Yellow Review The helmet will increase the color choices available for the C3 for U.S. and …

Sunax Max Sunshield for Arai CT-Z If ever a helmet needed a sun shade, the CT-Z is it. So the good news is this: the Sunax Max Sunshield (review) fits the new Arai CT-Z (review)! The CT-Z is a unique helmet that works well but it has a very large eye port, which can create glare for the …

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. …

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 …

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 …

FogShield Sport Anti-Fog Treatment Review The new Bausch & Lomb FogShield Sport is easy to apply…once you know the secret. It also works well and it’s more cost effective than our other anti-fog favorite. It was about one year ago that Rick and Burn reviewed the Clarity DeFog It (review) anti-fog treatment for motorcycle helmet face shields. …

Marushin X-Moto “Squadron” Helmet Military-themed helmets are hot, hot, hot. Helmets like the Akuma “Ghost Rider” (review) selling faster than an F-22A. I’m not sure about the origins of the military look. And as for the sociological implications of people dressing like soldiers…well, let’s not go there. Maybe motorcyclists are simply getting tired of helmets with same-old …

Arai Vector 2 Helmet Review The new Arai Vector 2 is a careful evolution of the original Arai Vector (review), with a few new tweaks to make it…better, of course! The ultra-plush Arai interior is still there (thank you!) while the excellent ventilation system has been improved even more. Visibility is also improved, along with the …

e-Tint MX-8 and AX-9 Liquid Crystal Anti-Fog Visor Inserts An LCD Anti-Fog Visor Insert! Our 2008 Dealer Expo report included an article on a unique and interesting new product for motorcyclists: an electrochromic visor. It wasn’t quite ready for retail at that time and after more development, it started shipping in August 2009, when it was introduced as …

Bell Custom 500 and “Skratch” Limited Editions Bell Custom 500 and “Skratch” Deluxe Limited Edition Helmets Bell had the Pinstripe Guru “Skratch” make up a line of very, very cool Custom 500 helmets in a limited edition. These lids hit so many buttons, they give me chills! Retro, cool, vintage and, well, they definitely bring …

Bell Revolver: First Look Bell has been on a roll and every one of their helmets reviewed on webBikeWorld over the last few years has been a hit. Bell seems to have nailed the price/value equation and the Bell Revolver just may be another winner. Well know for sure pretty soon, as we have a …

The Bell Moto-9 is the latest version in a long line of Bell motocross helmets. The Moto-9 pioneers some new features that you will see on upcoming Bell street helmets. These include magnetic cheek pads; the cheek pads attach to the inside of the helmet with the same magnet system used on the Bell chin …

Bell RS-1 Bell Announces the RS-1 Note: The Bell RS-1 review is now live. The RS-1 slots between the Bell Vortex (review) and the top-of-the-line Bell Star (review). That’s a pretty small slice, because the Vortex is an excellent helmet that has many of the features of the Star at a street price of only $134.99. The Bell RS-1 has …

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 …