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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 …

The Three Stars Are Here The 2016 Bell Star was announced at the 2015 AIMExpo (Report) and described in our 2016 Bell Star Preview. The new Bell Star now comes in three different versions: The street/sport version (this review), the Race Star and the Pro Star. Prices range from $449.95 for the street/sport version to (please …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 Zox Genessis RN2 SVS Helmet The Zox Genessis flip-up has a nice surface finish, a comfortable liner and decent face shield. But its other features and functions just aren’t quite up to par. The weight and ventilation problems also make this helmet difficult to recommend. Be sure to check out our 3D video and …

Shark Evoline Series 2 Flip-Up The Shark Evoline Series 2 is an update to the original Evoline It demonstrates a commitment to this unique and highly versatile helmet. The updates are subtle but enough to make the Series 2 one of my current favorites. This is our third Shark Evoline review, and this very unique …

Reevu MSX1 Rear View Mirror Helmet Review The Reevu MSX1 is the fist motorcycle helmet with a rear view mirror system! This is an amazing development in motorcycle helmets and it’s obviously an excellent safety feature. But the helmet is also good enough to stand on its own even if it didn’t have the rear …

Updated Sintesi is Improved My original review of the Caberg Sintesi was published on webBikeWorld in September of 2009. My conclusion about the helmet was…inconclusive. I usually have fairly strong opinions one way or the other about a product, but I ended that review with mixed feelings, or what I’d call a “60/40” opinion of …

The Suomy D20 Flip-up The Suomy D20 is the company’s first attempt at a flip-up helmet. It feels solid and has a good surface finish and it’s available with several options. These include different size cheek pads and a Bluetooth communications system. Suomy helmets suddenly became very popular a few years ago in the U.S. …

Caberg Sintesi With Dual Homologation The Caberg Sintesi is comfortable and it has modern styling and many interesting features. It can be worn with the rotating visor down or up and it meets the ECE 22.05 safety standard for use in both positions. The helmet is very heavy, however, and our example also has a …

Zeus ZS-3000: A Snell Certified Flip-Up! The Zeus ZS-3000 is the first Snell certified flip-up helmet in the U.S.A. It has excellent quality, a solid-feeling helmet shell and a comfortable liner that is removable and washable. The helmet is also convertible to an open-face “Jet” style. The ZS-3000 is Snell M2005 certified in the small …

HJC IS-Max Helmet Review New for 2009, the HJC IS-Max has a modern-looking shape and a newly designed rotating visor mechanism that operates very smoothly. It’s comfortable and quiet and it may actually be the preferred HJC flip-up, even though it’s not the most expensive. HJC is on a roll, releasing new helmets about as …

Shark Evoline DOT Helmet The Shark Evoline has now been homologated for North America with this version that meets U.S. DOT safety standards. This Evoline seems tighter, more comfortable and it has a very high level of finish compared to the Shark Evoline ECE (review) version we reviewed in August of 2008. The Evoline is now one …

The Fulmer M1 Modus “Flamethrower” Combining high-viz orange and retro-reflective white make this the most visible helmet on the planet. It’s a basic flip-up design without frills. But it’s also very solid, making it feel more like a full-face than a flip-up once everything is latched up and ready to go. We’ve often bemoaned the …

Nolan N103 Flip-Up Motorcycle Helmet The Nolan N103 is the latest version of this popular flip-up helmet. It’s well made, loaded with features and feels substantial, but it’s 2008 — shouldn’t 21st Century technology be giving us lighter helmets? Each flip-up we review seems to be heavier than the one before… Let’s see — we’re …

Shark Evoline Helmet Review The Shark Evoline is a new helmet design that picks up where the ROOF Boxer (review) left off. It’s more functional than a simple flip-up helmet because it is dual homologated as both a full-face and “Jet” style helmet. This means that it’s legal to wear the Evoline with the chin bar rotated …

The Scorpion EXO-1000 Is Here! Rather anti-climatic after the long wait and buildup, the Scorpion EXO-1000 is built like a tank and loaded with features, but more isn’t necessarily better. Finally! After all this time, the EXO-1000 has arrived. webBikeWorld had the world’s first photographs and product information on this helmet, which we posted on …

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 …

Nolan X-1002 Flip-Up Helmet The Nolan X-1002 flip-up helmet is relatively expensive, louder than average and somewhat uncomfortable due to a thin liner. Two hands needed to rotate the flip-up visor. Includes an external sun shade. Someday, maybe, we’ll see the perfect flip-up motorcycle helmet. It would meet all worldwide safety standards, with a comfortable …

KBC FFR Helmet Review Flip-up motorcycle helmets seem to evolve at about the same rate as the motorcycle foot peg. We keep thinking that the market for flip-up (aka modular) helmets will take off any day now, and we’ll see light weight, quiet flip-up helmets that meet DOT, ECE 22.05 and the Holy Grail for …

Caberg Justissimo Review The Justissimo is a well-made flip-up helmet with some interesting features and nice attention to detail. Includes internal retractable tinted visor. It is also relatively quiet and it has good ventilation. The internal length from the back of helmet to chin bar is relatively short. What to call this type of helmet? …