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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. …

Nolan N86 Helmet Review The Nolan N86 is the third new helmet announced by the Italian manufacturer for 2014. The N86 replaces the Nolan N85 (review), which was the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmet of the Year in 2012. The N85 was very impressive when it arrived and it had a lot to like. It reminded us of …

The Shoei Open Face Helmet The Shoei RJ-Platinum R is a modern take on an iconic motorcycle helmet design. It’s a popular helmet with touring riders and cruiser owners. The RJ-Platinum R has an excellent build quality. It also has a comfortable interior that is somewhat different from other modern Shoei helmets. The solid-feeling shell …

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 …

World’s Best All-Around Motorcycle Helmet Bargain? I’m baiting you, of course. A little bit, anyway. After all, as we’ve said for many years, there is no such thing as the “best” helmet. Or jacket. Or gloves, boots, pants, oil, tires… The fact of the matter is, there are just too many variables involved to pick …

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 …

Shark Vision-R GT Carbon Helmet The Shark Vision-R GT Carbon starts with the unique Shark Vision-R helmet with its panoramic view. It then adds several small touches to improve comfort and weight for the touring or long-distance rider. These include an internal sun visor, an air pump bladder system in the liner and a new …

Shoei J-Cruise Helmet Review The new Shoei J-Cruise replaces the popular and long-lived Shoei J-Wing helmet. The J-Cruise feels just like a full-face helmet…but without a chin bar. In other words, it has all of the features and build quality you’d expect from a Shoei helmet. This includes the outstanding ventilation that has become a …

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 …

AGV Announces the “Pista GP” Helmet April 2013 – New High-End AGV Helmet: The Pista GP. Press Release (Edited by webBikeWorld.com): AGV announced a new line of “Extreme Standards Helmets”. The motorcycle helmets are based on the “Human Engineering” concept, according to AGV, which applies to a new design process which starts from the components that …

Airoh “Terminator” Helmet Review The Airoh Aviator (review) has a firm lock on the lightweight helmet category. But the 2013 Airoh Terminator is nearly as light as the high-tech Aviator yet it costs about 25% less. You’ll give up a few of the leading edge race-oriented features from the Aviator, but you’d have to be a Pro …

Vega Announces the “Phantom” Convertible Helmet March 29, 2013 – Vega announced the Phantom convertible helmet today. The Phantom is the latest addition to the company’s Stealth line of premium helmets, offering “exceptional European styling, superior fit, plush fabrics and edgy graphics” at relatively low cost. The Stealth Phantom seamlessly transforms from an open-face style to …

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 …

AGV “Horizon” Helmet Review The AGV Horizon is a new helmet in the AGV lineup for 2013. It combines the high-end features of the AGV GP Tech and Grid with a reasonable mid-range price and an internal sun visor. The overall quality is outstanding and the Horizon includes a new type of liner and fabric …

AFX FX-120 “Air Pump” Helmet Review The new AFX FX-120 must be the world’s least expensive motorcycle helmet that includes an inflatable bladder system. The system includes inflatable cheek pads and the liner around the top of the head also inflates with an air pump in the rear of the helmet. A special EPS liner …

Shoei GT Air Helmet Review Shoei has been releasing helmets at a fairly rapid clip lately and the new GT Air is brand new for 2013. The GT Air is very comfortable (as long as it fits your head shape). It’s also one of the quietest full-face helmets we’ve reviewed in a variety of conditions …

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 …

SCHUBERTH SR1 U.S.A. DOT Version The SR1 was the webBikeWorld 2011 Motorcycle Helmet of the Year and we were anxiously awaiting the DOT version to arrive. The good news is that the DOT version is identical to the ECE version of the SCHUBERTH SR1 (review) in every way but one. The DOT helmet did gain a bit of weight, …

Arai Announces the Defiant Helmet (Rapide-IR) February 8, 2013 – The new Arai Defiant helmet was announced today. The helmet appears to be a U.S. DOT/Snell version of the Japan-market Arai Rapide-IR. Information on the new Defiant is slow in forthcoming, but the helmet is based on the Arai RX-Q (review), a “Round Oval” helmet …

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 …

SCHUBERTH Announces the C3 Pro Helmet January 26, 2013 – SCHUBERTH announces the C3 Pro and C3 Pro Women, said to be “The First High Speed Flip-Up Helmet with Internal Antenna”. We’ll have a C3 Pro with the SCHUBERTH SRCS (SCHUBERTH Rider Communications System) Bluetooth intercom system soon for a review (here’s the SCHUBERTH C3 review), in …

Bell Announces the “Rogue” Helmet January 8, 2013 – Bell released a final photo of the Bell Rogue helmet today. They call this a “Category-Defying Helmet Bridges Gap Between Open-Face and Full-Face, with Innovative Detachable Muzzle-System for Coverage Against the Elements” The Rogue is “designed to provide facial coverage from the elements that previously had not …

New Motorcycle Helmet Padding Design Announced (December 4, 2012): 6D Helmets is a new motorcycle helmet design firm who have developed an interesting helmet padding system to improve on the decades-old EPS traditional system. The new 6D ATR-1 off-road helmet is the first product using the “Omni-Directional Suspension” (ODS) technology developed by 6D. ODS is …

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 …

Nolan N43E Owner Report The Nolan N43 “Air” (review) was originally reviewed in 2009 here on webBikeWorld. The newest version is called the N43E. I am not going to completely re-review the helmet overall, as a majority of the helmet is the same. So feel free to re-read the original review for all the details. My feeling is that …

Arai CT-Z Helmet Review The new Arai CT-Z is an evolution of the Arai XC RAM version of the Arai XC open-face helmet. The CT-Z is a typical Arai helmet, with outstanding build quality…and a high price. It’s a cross between an open-face and dual-sport helmet, with some full-face and trials helmet features sprinkled in …

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 Aviator Helmet Review The Airoh Aviator is said to be the world’s lightest off-road helmet. We’ll go one better than that: the Aviator is by far the lightest helmet ever reviewed on webBikeWorld, and we’ve reviewed more than 200 in the last 13+ years. The Aviator feels like it’s packed with helium, no doubt …

The Vemar “Geo” Helmet The new 2012 Vemar Geo is a new mid-range helmet. It features a “Tricomposite” shell with an angular design. The intake and exhaust vent styling also makes the Geo stand out from the crowd. The ventilation and visibility are good. And the internal sun visor has about the best coverage of …

The U.S. Version of the SCHUBERTH S2 The SCHUBERTH S2 is now available in North America with DOT homologation. The helmet is nearly identical to the ECE version of theSCHUBERTH S2 (review) we reviewed in May 2012. The weight has gone up slightly for the DOT version but otherwise, it’s the same outstanding helmet, with many …

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 …

AGV and Dainese 2012 Summer Style Series: The new AGV Grid helmet is an update of the popular AGV T-2 (review). The Grid evolves some of the familiar T-2 features, including that low-profile chin vent with excellent air flow, a “semi-race” fit and excellent overall quality and feel. The helmet shell is made from a combination …

AGV “K-4 EVO” Helmet Review The AGV K4 EVO is the 2012 update of the AGV K-4, which was an evolution of the AGV K-3 (review) from 2010. The K4 EVO has an upgraded liner and padding system that uses a new “skin friendly” fabric. The weight has also been reduced and the quality has been improved. …

BMW Launches New Motorcycle Race Helmet June 15, 2012 – BMW announced a new “Race” helmet today but provided very few details and only a single photo of the prototype. It’s possible that the helmet is being developed in conjunction with Schuberth, who has developed other BMW motorcycle helmets. Their press release stated the following: BMW …

Nolan N85 Helmet Review The new Nolan N85 is something like a full-face version of the popular Nolan N104 (review). It has the same high levels of quality we’ve come to expect from Nolan and it has all the features expected in a high-end street/sport helmet. But the single most amazing feature of the N85 is …

“Those Wearing Full Face Helmets Will Be Shot…” Editor’s Note: This just in from the Philippines, sent by webBikeWorld reader “N.S.”. Probably the only good reason I’ve heard of for not wearing a full-face helmet! From “N.S.” (May 25, 2012) – This is the type of thing we have to deal with here in the Philippines. The headline …

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 …

The SCHUBERTH S2 Helmet The SCHUBERTH S2 is the company’s new sport/touring helmet that includes an internal sun visor. It is made with typical SCHUBERTH quality and features, including a built-in intercom antenna (for the SCHUBERTH SRCS-2 system only). Its comfortable and the weight is very reasonable, especially considering the features. However, the S2 doesn’t …

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 …