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Dual-Sport Helmet


A Better E1? The Touratech Aventuro Mod is a dual-sport flip-up motorcycle helmet. It was announced along with the Schuberth E1 (review)at the 2015 AIMExpo (Report). The Aventuro Mod was introduced in our Touratech Aventuro Mod Preview. This is the fourth dual-sport flip-up helmet review published on webBikeWorld. The first helmet in this new and emerging category was …

A Dual-Sport Flip-Up Bargain The Scorpion EXO-AT950 is a brand-new dual-sport flip-up for 2016. It’s based on the excellent Scorpion EXO-GT920 flip-up we reviewed recently. The dual-sport version of a flip-up helmet is a new thing and whether you need one or not is debatable. But if you do, there’s no better deal than the Scorpion AT950. You’ll …

The C3 Dual-Sport The Schuberth E1 was announced at the 2015 AIMExpo (Report) and described in our Schuberth E1 Preview. Just for the record, the E1 isn’t the first flip-up dual-sport helmet; that award goes to the Caberg Tourmax (review), released in 2013. The E1 is basically a variant of the Schuberth C3 Pro (review), with additional features and a …

A Sport-Touring Flip-Up The Scorpion GT920 flip-up is new for 2016. It’s a good-looking helmet that could easily be mistaken for a full-face. That goes for both looks and performance. It has a super-plush interior, with very thick padding. That makes it comfortable (as long as your head shape matches) and helps control noise. The …

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 …

The Nexx XD1 Dual Sport/Street Convertible The Nexx XD1 is a Dual Sport helmet that we call a true modular, because it can be converted to a full-face or off-road helmet. It is a lightweight, high-quality and full-featured Dual Sport helmet that also looks good as a “Streetfighter” when the peak is removed. Or, leave …

Shoei Reinvents the Dual Sport Helmet The Shoei Hornet X2 is a complete re-think of the modern (and popular) Dual Sport helmet. Shoei has redesigned every aspect of the helmet and the result is a Hornet X2 that is quite different from the Hornet DS, its predecessor. The most noticeable difference is in the front …

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 …

Third Generation Budget Dual Sport Helmet The FX-41DS is a very angular take on the dual-sport helmet and it has several important feature differences from earlier AFX DS (Dual-Sport) helmet designs. For example, compared to the very popular AFX FX-39DS (review), the peak is new and it’s mounted independently from the face shield rotating mechanism. Also, …

Caberg Tourmax Helmet Review The Caberg Tourmax is the “World’s first enduro flip-up helmet”. The helmet is also homologated to both the P and J ECE standard, which means it is legal for use when riding a motorcycle as either a full-face (visor locked) or as a “Jet” style helmet (visor locked in the upright …

Shoei Hornet DS Helmet Review The Shoei Hornet DS in its DOT guise is comfortable and feels very solid. It is also Snell M2010 certified. It has a huge eye port that provides outstanding visibility for the wearer. The Hornet DS may feel less like a dual-sport helmet than any other I have tried, and …

AGV AX-8 Dual EVO Helmet Review The AX-8 Dual EVO is a redesigned version of the 2011 AGV AX-8 Dual helmet. The new version has high-quality construction and several features not found on other dual-sport helmets. It’s also quieter than average and the peak has a low-lift design that works. The helmet is also relatively …

Arai XD4 Helmet Review The Arai XD4 is a modest update of the XD3. It includes a new face shield design that now incorporates brow vents. A redesigned peak and refined overall shape makes the XD4 the smoothest-feeling, low-drag, low-lift dual-sport helmets you’ll find. The XD4 is one of the lightest weight dual-sport helmets and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bell Announces Two New Helmets Bell MX-9 “Adventure” Dual-Sport Helmet and the Bell Moto-9 With New “Progressive Layering” Impact Management Technology October 10, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Bell Helmets has announced two new helmets. First is the company’s first dual-sport helmet, the “All-Terrain MX-9 Adventure”. The design is said to have been …

AFX FX-37 DS Helmet Review The AFX FX-37 DS is a new-for-2009 “Enduro” or “Supermoto” or Dual-Sport styled helmet. It’s inexpensive, relatively comfortable and light weight, but a few quality issues and face shield distortion are problematic. A review of the new book “The Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling” was recently published on webBikeWorld. …

Givi X.01 “X Zero 1” Motorcycle Helmet Review Let the debate begin: is it the Givi X.01, the Givi X01, the XZero1 or….? Givi has devoted an entire website to this helmet, which they’re apparently calling the XZero1; the Givi UK site calls it the X.01. But whatever you call it, this has to be …

Zeus ZS 2100B Review Intended to go after the top-end cross-over style of helmet, Zeus has taken a current model and with one minor addition, created a very viable alternative. Overall quality and finish is not up to Arai standards, as an example, but from a function perspective it is very close and even ahead …

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 …

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 …

Shoei Hornet Japanese Version Our review of the Arai XD was way more popular than we anticipated. And that tells me that there’s a huge market for what we’re calling “dual sport” motorcycle helmets! I’m not sure if it’s the enormous popularity of the BMW R1200GS or the maybe-it’ll-be-here-someday Supermoto fad that drives the interest in this …

Airoh S4 Motorcycle Helmet Our recent review of the Arai XD “Enduro” styled helmet has generated a lot of interest from webBikeWorld visitors. I hadn’t thought much about the article after it was posted. To be honest, I figured the XD was a quirky helmet that wouldn’t really be setting any design trends. I haven’t to this …

The Mid-Range HJC Helmet The HJC CL-SP is a sort of mid-range HJC helmet. It has excellent quality and a comfortable liner and padding. It’s also relatively quiet and has good ventilation. There’s plenty of room behind the chin bar and the new face shield design works well. The face shield is easy to remove …

HJC CL-XS Dual-Sport Helmet “Enduro” styled helmets continue to attract interest from a dedicated but relatively small group of Adventure Touring bike owners. The HJC CL-XS shown here is the fourth Enduro helmet we’ve reviewed, only one of which is legally available for sale in the U.S.A. (the Arai XD. The others are European models …