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Bell Shorty Helmet I was only about 100 feet from the driveway when the bugs attacked. Or rather, I attacked them at about 30 MPH. A quick access of the little gray cells made me realize that this was the first time I had ever ridden a motorcycle without at least some type of visor …

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 …

The New Caberg Drift The Caberg Drift is the Italian company’s newest top-of-the-line helmet. The Drift is a street/sport or “high-tech” touring helmet with a composite carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass shell. A full carbon-fiber shell version of the Drift is also available. The composite shell results in a light weight helmet that makes a positive …

High-Tech Retro The Nexx X Garage Collection helmets are here! Don’t have a time machine? No problem! These are about as retro as it gets, but they still meet DOT, ECE and NBR (Brazil) helmet safety standards. The X Garage Collection currently includes an open-face, 3/4-style helmet and a very retro full-face helmet. The helmet …

AFX FX-21 Off-Road Helmet With “Conehead” Liner The AFX FX-21 is a comfortable and very lightweight helmet that can be used for both on- and and off-road adventures. The EPS liner features the “Conehead” dual-density molding technology, which fuses two layers of EPS in a shape that is claimed to help distribute impact loads and …

Nexx XR2 Helmet Review The Nexx XR2 sits between the popular Nexx XR1R and the top-of-the-line Nexx X.T1 helmet in the 2014 product line. The XR2 updates the XR1R to bring it into the mainstream and it’s a definite improvement from the first XR1R we reviewed back in 2009, a revolutionary helmet that wasn’t without …

Nexx SWITX SX.10 Helmet Review The Nexx SWITX (“Switch”) SX.10 helmet is a radical new take on motorcycle helmet design. The helmet has a removable cover which can be easily replaced (“switched”) by the owner. The helmet shells also come in different colors and the replaceable covers come in every color imaginable. Owners can even …

Shark Raw Soyouz Helmet Review The Shark Raw helmet (2013 Preview) is certainly a looker. But like most things radical, the chances are that you’ll fall into one camp or the other — you’ll either love it or hate it. There probably isn’t a better-looking helmet on the planet for sinister bad*ss cruising, but unfortunately, …

Fulmer RX4 Helmet Review The Fulmer RX4 is the latest version of the company’s “RX” off-road helmet series. The RX4 has a more modern off-road helmet shape and style than previous Fulmer RX helmets and it’s available in a range of bright colours and graphics. The overall build quality and construction is excellent and the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 — …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Nexx XR1R Helmet Review The new Nexx XR1R is definitely different, with a unique shape, very light weight and outstanding outward vision through the large eye port. The internal shape is also adjustable by using the included pads, which allow a semi-custom fit for different head shapes! Nexx has quickly built a reputation for building …

Zeus ZS-608 Helmet Review It’s a nicely executed, solid-feeling helmet with a comfortable liner that should fit a wide range of head shapes. The ZS-608 also includes an internal rotating sun shade and it has good ventilation. The Zeus ZS-608 is another new helmet in the completely renovated Zeus lineup for 2009. The ZS-608B model …

Zeus ZS-210C Helmet Review The Zeus ZS-210C is available in 20+ solid color and graphic combinations, including the very whimsical artwork shown here. The ZS-210C is a sturdy “Demi-Jet” styled helmet that’s also comfortable and well made. The Zeus helmet lineup for 2009-2010 was reviewed last year on webBikeWorld.com. This includes the Snell 2005 certified Zeus …

Akuma Phantom II MFR Motorcycle Helmet Review Ultra-light carbon fiber helmet is comfortable, has good air flow and is relatively quiet. The Akuma Phantom II is designed as a no-nonsense “Made For Racing” (MFR) design. Another first: the Akuma Phantom II is the first motorcycle helmet to have a genuine Transitions SOLFX brand photochromic visor …

Nexx X60 Review One more pair of beautifully executed “retro” helmets with modern features and styling. This is Part 3 of our three-part series on “retro” motorcycle helmets. The Nexx X60 is yet another type definition of the word “retro”. This helmet represents the most modern styling interpretation of the trio. The Nexx X60 also …

Retro is IN! Another beautifully done retro helmet with an interesting mixture of modern and classic styling touches. The Cromwell Spitfire is yet another color in the retro palette; this one is a perfect example of applying the retro design philosophy, because it is a very modern take on a very classic look. Compare the …

Davida Classic Jet Helmet Review A handcrafted timeless classic! The “retrofication” craze seems to have taken hold everywhere — and the motorcycle industry is probably as infected as any. At first I ignored this phenomena, thinking it was a fad. Then I begrudged it, thinking it was holding back the evolution of design. After all, …

The Fulmer V2 “Easy Rider 69”! Does it get any more retro than this? Pictures speak louder than words! OK, it’s time for some fun!  And why not? You may find this hard to believe, but writing about the latest in collar snap technology, new fabrics for waist adjusters and debating the merits of Hydratex …

An Open-Face Dual Sport? The GMAX GM27S has good quality and an interesting design. It includes a 3-position LED light in the rear. The GMAX GM27S makes an excellent city, dual-sport or scooter helmet. The huge popularity of the GMAX GM68S, the webBikeWorld 2007 Helmet of the Year, prompted us to take a look at some …

The Shark RSX Eagle So I went ahead and bought the Shark RSX helmet that I emailed you guys about. All I have to say about it so far is WOW. I felt uber-patriotic when I first saw it. The screaming eagle on it sealed the deal for me. I dig it, hardcore. The liner …

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 …

ROOF Le Mans Helmet Review Stylized yet simple and functional design. Unique face shield with infinite height adjustment and permanent de-fogging. Comfortable liner and fit. Very quiet when upper vent is closed. ECE 22-05 and ACU Gold approved. Good news for Roof helmet fans! Made in France and previously available only to their devoted fans …

The Urban Helmet for Urbanites The N350 Moto is a high quality helmet at a very reasonable price. Part 1 of our look at the new URBAN line of motorcycle helmets covered the URBAN N20 Astro, an excellent value for the money. The full-face N20 Astro features outstanding quality, which is especially noteworthy for a brand-new helmet …

The World’s First “Jet” Styled Helmet? Here’s my prediction: you’re looking at the next big thing in motorcycle helmets. I realize I’m going out on a limb here, because not everyone is into what could be called “Jet” or “Scooter Style” helmets. But they’re becoming hugely popular in Europe and just about everywhere else in …

Unique Schuberth Open-Face Helmet Helmet With Chin Bar The Schuberth J1 gave me one of the biggest slap-the-forehead “why didn’t I think of that” moments in my life. The J1 is basically an open-face motorcycle helmet with a snap-in hoop, designed to protect the rider’s chin. Leave it to Schuberth to think of something like …

Suomy Vandal Helmet Review Well, there goes another theory out the window. Did I once say that fewer helmet appendages would mean lower noise levels? I hereby disavow ever making that statement!  Read on and you’ll learn why. Based on the intelligence I gathered at the 2006 Dealer Powersports Expo in Indianapolis back in February, …

HJC AC-12 Carbon Helmet Our HJC AC-12 Carbon fiber helmet finally arrived! We first reported on this helmet during our live webcast from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, held in February. We had a nice conversation with George Hong, the President of HJC America, Inc. at the Indy show. The helmet was just …

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 …

CMS GP4 Helmet Review The CMS GP-4 has beautiful graphics and the helmets are of good quality. It has a comfortable fit for “Round” shaped heads. The GP-4 feels slightly short in the front-to-rear internal length. It has good ventilation and a quick-change visor that works well, but it seems louder than average. The liner …