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A Unique “Streetfighter/Retro” The Caberg Ghost iterates the “streetfighter” motorcycle helmet trend with a unique new design. The Ghost is available with a tri-composite shell or as the Ghost Carbon shown here. The Ghost Carbon in size XL weighs just 1188 grams, which makes it one of the lightest helmets we’ve ever reviewed. What’s unique …

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 …

Popular Helmet Integrates the Sena 10S or SMH10 The Bell MAG-9 has been very popular since it was first released back in…was it 2012? It’s an update on the original Bell MAG-8 reviewed on webBikeWorld way back in 2006. The MAG-series was radical when first released but that “peak” is now enjoying great popularity. The new MAG-9 …

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 Flip-up Joins the Lineup The Kabuto Ibuki is a new flip-up helmet recently added to the Japanese company’s expanded lineup. The styling is “flip-up generic”, designed for owners in this market segment, who tend to be more concerned about function over flash. The Ibuki’s upper ventilation system is excellent and among the best of …

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 …

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, …

Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet Review The Schuberth C3 Pro is an evolution of the popular Schuberth C3 (review). Although the helmet may appear identical, it has several updates and improvements, added based on owner feedback. Only a C3 owner might notice the differences, but the changes are significant. The updated C3 Pro features include a rear …

AGV Numo Evo Flip-up Motorcycle Helmet Review The new AGV Numo Evo flip-up helmet is now the top of the GT range in the AGV helmet lineup. A new AGV Skyline (review pending) is now in the second spot in the GT lineup, moving the AGV Horizon (review) into third position. The AGV Miglia II (review) continues to anchor …

HJC CL-17 Helmet Review The HJC CL-17 is the latest iteration of the company’s “CL” line of motorcycle helmets, which are probably the world’s most popular helmet type. The CL-17 improves on almost every feature of the already-excellent HJC CL-16 (review), including a new shell and redesigned ventilation system. The internal shape best fits “Neutral” to …

HJC CL-Max II Helmet Review The HJC CL-Max II is a basic, no-frills, flip-up motorcycle helmet. It’s comfortable (for “Round” shaped heads) and the price is right; it can be found for $115.00 in solid colors. One of the big selling points for the CL-Max II is that it is available in a huge number …

Nolan N44 Helmet Review Releasing even a single new helmet design is a major undertaking; three at once is nearly unheard of. But that’s just what Nolan is doing today, with the release of the brand-new Nolan N44. Also released today are the completely redesigned Nolan N86 full-face replacing the Nolan N85 (review), which was the …

Nolan N91 Helmet The Nolan N91 replaces the Nolan N90 (review), which was the 2010 webBikeWorld Flip-up Helmet of the Year. The N90 was and still is a very popular flip-up helmet. Priced at $150 less than the flagship Nolan N104 flip-up (review), the N90 is what we like to call a “steal”. The N91 continues that legacy. …

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 “Blade” Helmet Review The AGV Blade is comfortable, relatively lightweight and easy to wear. It has a different shape than the typical half-helmet or even the “Jet” styled European open-face helmets. The Blade comes in a variety of colors and graphics and it has an excellent finish and comfortable fit. The chin strap has …

Lazer Monaco Helmet Review (DOT Version) The new DOT version of the carbon-fiber Lazer Monaco gives up nothing on the excellent ECE version of the Lazer Monaco we reviewed in 2012. It’s nearly as light, with this size XL DOT version easily sliding in as the second lightest flip-up motorcycle helmet ever reviewed on webBikeWorld. And …

Airoh “Trr” Trials Helmet Review The Airoh Trr is a super-lightweight Trials helmet. But don’t let the word “Trials” put you off. This is a nice choice for off-road, slow-speed plinking, plunking and adventuring, especially in hot weather. The ultra-light shell feels incredibly sturdy, especially surprising for an open-face helmet type. It’s very stiff, with …

LS2 FF394 “Epic” Snell Certified Flip-up Helmet Review The new LS2 FF394 is claimed to be the world’s first Snell 2010 (M2010) certified flip-up motorcycle helmet available for sale. There’s nothing obviously different about this flip-up that makes it apparent that it’s Snell certified. In fact, it’s rather ordinary in appearance. Apparently, LS2 took a …

ROOF Desmo Helmet The new Roof Desmo flip-up helmet is an update on the classic Roof Boxer and it incorporates many improvements. The Desmo is a solid-feeling helmet with a completely redesigned rotating flip-up visor and new face shield system. The liner features updated padding and soft-feel fabric and what feels like a new internal …

Nexx X30V Ventilation And Air Flow The Nexx X30V is an updated version of the Nexx X30 (review) helmet reviewed on webBikeWorld in 2011. The X30V is an unusual design; it’s a cross between a flip-up and full-face helmet. The front visor rotates like a flip-up. But a narrow chin bar is integrated with the shell, which …

HJC RPHA Max Helmet Review The HJC RPHA Max is a new flip-up helmet with a strange name and convoluted product release. Fortunately, the helmet is a winner. It has solid construction, tight tolerances and excellent ventilation, along with excellent noise control. Is it worth $160.00 more than the competition…which happens to be a close …

Caberg Justissimo GT Helmet Review The Caberg Justissimo has been in production probably longer than any other motorcycle helmet. It’s approaching a ten year anniversary and it’s still a very popular helmet. Continuous improvements and evolution through the years have kept it fresh. The current iteration, the Justissimo GT, is still one of the best-looking …

Airoh J106 Helmet Review The Airoh J106 is a true modular motorcycle helmet that can be converted from full-face to open-face in an instant. It is dual homologated, meeting the ECE 22.05 P and J safety standards to be worn in either configuration whilst riding a motorcycle. The J106 is very light, with a thin …

ROOF Boxer V8 Helmet The Roof Boxer V8 helmet is another variant in the classic Roof Boxer helmet series. The Boxer V8 looks as unique now as it did when the original was first introduced in 1995 as the world’s first dual-homologated (full-face and Jet) helmet with a fully rotating flip-up visor. Like the original Roof …

Caberg Duke Helmet Review The Caberg Duke is new for 2012 and it replaces the popular Caberg Konda (review) and the Caberg Trip (review) before that. The helmet is comfortable and it’s quieter than average. It also has surprisingly good outward visibility. The Duke is 100% made in Italy and it continues the Caberg tradition of style, features, functionality …

AFX FX-140 Helmet Review The AFX FX-140 has a unique style and a few interesting features that belie its low cost. It’s comfortable and quieter than expected, but the face shield on this example isn’t as optically clear as it should be. Colors include High-Vis Yellow and “Safety Orange”, which surely has to be the …

Nolan N104 Helmet Review The Nolan N-104 is another brand-new flip-up helmet for the 2012 model year. It’s a definite upgrade from the Nolan N-90 (review)and previous N-series flip-up helmets. It’s also a competitor to the new Shoei Neotec (review), yet the two helmets are quite different in many ways. All of the moving parts on the …

Shoei Neotec Helmet Review The Shoei Neotec is new for 2012 and it’s a careful evolution of a long history of Shoei flip-up helmets. The Neotec features include outstanding build quality, superior ventilation and plush comfort and more. It would be difficult to find a fault with the Neotec, although there’s no getting around the …

Lazer Monaco Helmet Review (CE Version) The new carbon-fiber version of the Lazer Monaco is claimed to be the world’s lightest flip-up motorcycle helmet and we have no reason to doubt it. In fact, it’s one of the lightest helmets of any type we’ve ever reviewed on webBikeWorld.com. Light weight does make a difference — …

Vemar Attivo Helmet The Vemar Attivo is new for 2012 and slots in at a lower price point than the made in Italy Vemar Jiano EVO TC (review). The styling of the Attivo is nice and the helmet has a few interesting features, but it seems a bit uninspired when compared to its big brother, the …

Third Gen Sy-Max Is Here The HJC Sy-Max III is a worthy upgrade to the original, with better build quality and improved visibility, noise control and comfort. The flip-up visor retention system has also been improved. Warm-weather ventilation is a question that will have to remain unanswered until next summer. But overall, everyone who has …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Schuberth C3 USA DOT Helmet Review Schuberth has made a big commitment to the North American market and the big news here is that there isn’t much news. That’s because the DOT version of the C3 is nearly identical to the popular ECE version of the helmet in every way — and that’s a definite …