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Quick Specs $209.99 / Intermediate Oval  / 3.81lbs / 1,728g A Modular That’s Heavy on Features, Light on Weight The HJC IS-Max II is the successor to the venerable IS-MAX modular helmet that we reviewed back in 2009. That helmet was a quality one when it came out and has served many riders well. The …

First Impressions & Basic Information The first thing everyone is going to say about the Biltwell Lane Splitter is that it looks cool. This helmet is a fashion statement. Of course, there will be some naysayers in the looks department because everyone has their own opinions when it comes to style. I think it looks …

A Tale of Two Helmets: GT Air vs. GT Air II I’m regularly informed by many people how my 14 yr old son “looks just like you.” I can see similarities for sure, but to me, he’s taller, updated, improved, and a less hairy version of me that society will happily embrace whereas it mainly …

Background It’s been a long, tough winter here in the heartland. Record snowfall and record flooding have kept us indoors and dampened our spirits. I can’t remember a time when I’ve longed for Spring more than this year. So I was very excited when the GMAX OF77 helmet arrived at my doorstep, heralding the beginning …

Introduction Arai helmets. Anyone who has taken the time to study the process that goes into making an Arai helmet will no doubt agree that they make helmet production into an artform. From the handmade shells to the solid operation of moving parts like vents and visors, Arai helmets are definitely a class leader when it …

Quick Specs Under $200 / Intermediate Oval / 3.55lbs / 1,610g A $200 SNELL/DOT-Certified Bargain, & My New Full Face Value Pick The Scorpion website proclaims the EXO-R710 to be the best fiberglass helmet you can buy for its $200 price point, and I have to say that I can get on board with that …

My first helmet back in 1987 was a bright yellow Nolan dirt bike offering. Maybe some of you reading this had the same one too? It left an impression on me, yet for some reason, I’ve never worn another Nolan product until today. I’ve been missing out! This Italian brand has been building high quality, …

Introduction Carbon fiber. This material seems to offer considerable street “cred” to any piece of motorcycle apparel, accessory, or the hard part where this super strong material is employed. Despite what motorcycle accessory catalogs might show, not everything is better by simply being made from this material. Helmets, though, are one area I can get …

Some First Impressions I always wear a full face helmet just because I ride in an environment that has a lot of sand and rock and the full face protection is appreciated. Putting this helmet on for the first time, it was snug but still very comfortable. The fit is secure but not so tight …

The NK-856 is a full-face helmet, manufactured by Chinese Manufacturer NENKI Helmets. It has a safety designation that meets or exceeds DOT FMVSS-218. Full-face helmets offer added security to the head, namely in the face area while riding. They also help keep road noise down, and protect you from the wind, debris, and bugs if …

Sena, well known for their world-class motorcycle communication technology, is now moving into what many might say is the next logical extension for their brand – incorporating that technology into their own, bespoke line of full-face helmets, the Momentum series. The Momentum is available in three different sub-models, Momentum Lite, Momentum, and Momentum Pro, the …

The Shark In Swedish Clothing: The Black and White Arrow Bikes The Husqvarna Pilen Helmet isn’t available in North America yet, but it’s coming soon. I figured I should let the cat out of the bag right away before you rush off looking to buy it straight away. I first learned of it about a month …

The All New Arai DT-X Helmet – Torrent White For those of you not familiar with Arai Helmets, they are a Japanese company who has been around since 1926. Arai helmets are all hand built and are designed to meet or beat SNELL safety standards. They are a family-owned company, with a strong belief in …

Hands-On Motorcycle Helmet Reviews Trusted For 20+ Years When it comes to buying riding gear, no piece of equipment is more important than a good motorcycle helmet. Protecting a motorcycle rider’s head is serious business, but with so many styles and brands on the market, choosing a motorcycle helmet can be as difficult as choosing the …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009   Page 1:  Friday, February 13, 2009 Indy Live! Port-A-Chopper Folding Trailer Ceramic Bearings Speedway Shelters Heidenau Tires EZ-Cruz Cruise Control Road Warrior Paint Protection Forcefield Sub-Pro 4 Page 2:  Saturday, February 14, 2009 AM Wacky Wheels Teiz One-Piece …

Part 2: Blutek Bluetooth Helmet Review A “well done” and big “thumbs up” to Blutek for Generation II of the Blutek Helmet and Bluetooth System. But, don’t rest your laurels Blutek – a little more attention to graphics work and finishing is warranted. And allowing both users to initiate an intercom session (and Class 1 …

Vox?  Zox?  You’re kidding me, right?  Hey — you asked for it!  The el Cheapo crowd is always looking for the ultimate helmet bargain.  Does it exist?  Truth be told, I don’t think they’ll be satisfied until somebody pays them to take a brand new helmet!  And dollars to donuts, they’ll still complain. Everyone likes a bargain, …

Zeus 508 Owner Reports Many webBikeWorld visitors have sent comments regarding this helmet. It’s apparent that there are a lot of Zeus helmet fans out there! News: Zeus is one of the few manufacturers that make motorcycle helmets in size XXXL; see the wBW Extra Large Motorcycle Helmets page for more information. Electric heated visors and double-lens visors to …

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 …

ROOF Boxer and Roadster Motorcycle Helmets – Owner Reports From “M.H.”, reporting on the new ROOF Boxer V:  “This will be a series of reviews, because as we all know, impressions are sometimes dismissed over time. I presently ride BMW K1200R and prior to this bike, all my bikes were cruisers.  I ride about 15,000 to …

FM Motorcycle Helmets Owner Report “Hey, it’s new helmet time!  I’d been using an HJC ½ helmet for the last few years and its time was up (actually, I gave it to my girlfriend).  I was looking for something a bit different in an open face helmet and a search on the Internet introduced me …

BMW Sport Integral Carbon Fiber Helmet The BMW SportIntegral Carbon Fiber helmet is claimed to be the lightest production motorcycle helmet made at 1,000 grams, or about 2.2 lbs. Take a look at the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmet Weights page, where we have been tracking the weights of all of the helmets we’ve reviewed. A 1kg helmet is …

Arai VX-Pro4 Announced July 16, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Arai has announced the VX-Pro4 off-road helmet, the successor to the Arai VX-Pro3 (details below).   Where to Buy Arai VX-Pro4 Helmet See More Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Visor, Motorcycle Intercom Arai VX-Pro4 Details Like all Arai helmets, the VX-Pro4 helmet shell is made entirely by hand …

Shoei X-12 First Look The new Shoei X-12 was released on October 1, 2009. We purchased an X-12 in the TC-1 “Streamliner” graphics in size XL. And we also bought a new Shoei RF-1100 in the “Monolith” graphics, also in size XL. Here’s an X-12 taste-tease with a couple of quick photos and some initial …

Jarow Mono X2 Helmet Review (2004?) The Jarow Mono X2 is no longer being sold under that name in the U.S.A. The helmet is now sold using its original name of the Caberg Justissimo. Here is our original Jarow Mono X2 review, now posted using the Caberg Justissimo name. The Jarow Mono X2 was originally distributed …

It’s hard to believe that almost one year has passed since we published our “Battle of the Ultimate Helmets” article, a wBW comparison review of the Shark RSR vs. SCHUBERTH S1.  The comparison format proved to be very popular with our visitors, so we decided to do it again with two of this year’s most glamorous  — …

Bell Star Helmet First Look The new Bell Star helmet was introduced at the 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo (report) in February of this year. I took some photos (below) at the time and we quickly placed an order. We’ve been waiting ever since — as have many of our readers, who have been asking for …

Shoei GT Air Helmet Preview Here’s a sneak peek at the brand-new Shoei GT Air motorcycle helmet! We only had time to take some quick photos and about 20 minutes of handling of this pre-production sample before it went back. But a final production version is on the way from Shoei and we’ll have a …

The Zephir Is A Super $169.00 Helmet Deal from the Helmet Gurus At Vemar The Vemar Zephir is a contender in the sub-$200.00 full face, all-around street helmet segment. It throws a lot of features into the mix, some of which are hard to find all in one place, especially at this price An internal …

El Estrecho “X” Para El Cráneo, This Arai Helmet Will Definitely Help You Stand Out In A Crowd “The Narrow X For The Cranium”. OK, so it’s my attempt at cuteness using a very limited knowledge of Spanish. But this new Arai Signet-X in the “El Cráneo” graphics does two things really well. First, it gets you …

The Newest Member of the Shoei Family The Shoei RF-SR is brand new to the lineup. It’s also the least expensive Shoei full-face helmet. But, it carries a lot of the Shoei DNA from helmets like the Shoei X-Fourteen (review) and Shoei X-12 (review). Shoei markets the RF-SR for both “street performance” and “long-distance touring comfort” and we …

The Bilt Techno 2.0 Helmet With Sena Intercom Is Solid, Comfortable & Well-Made Helmet With a Few Rough Edges The Bilt Techno 2.0 Sena Bluetooth Helmet is, as its name implies, the second generation of the Techno Bluetooth helmet concept. It’s available as a full-face or flip-up helmet and both have a relatively clean and …

HJC’s Helmet Building Talents Applied to Update to HJC’s Best Helmet. Did They Improve An Already Outstanding Helmet? Read On. The HJC RPHA 11 Pro is the update to the popular RPHA 10 Pro. RPHA helmets are a step above the average HJC product line. They are a showcase for HJC’s helmet building talents, according …

Pilot Motosport Made A $100.00 Helmet. So, How Good Can A 100-buck Helmet Be? Let’s find out… “You can’t get something for nothing.” It’s a tired saying but one that is hard to argue with. However, it can be surprising how much you can get for seemingly little. Over the years we have reviewed helmets from a …

Sophomore Charm The HJC DS-X1 is the Korean company’s second dual-sport adventure-touring helmet. That is, if you count the HJC CL-XS (review), released in Europe way back in 2006, and featured in many other dualsport helment reviews. And there may have been more in other markets? While it may seem that HJC may have been ahead …

It just doesn’t get any better than this! The new Nolan N87 beats every other helmet in its price range. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to spend twice as much and still get as much. The N87 has fantastic build quality and just about every feature you need in a full-face helmet. Its new double-density …

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 …

Round Heads Rejoice! The Arai Quantum is back! Round-heads, earth-shaped heads and “bulb” heads finally have a helmet that fits. It’s been a long time — nearly 7 years — since Arai had a “Round Oval” helmet in their U.S. lineup. The last Round Oval helmet offered by the Japanese company was the Arai Quantum II …

The New C4 SCHUBERTH has announced the long-awaited update to the popular SCHUBERTH C3 (review). There just aren’t many details about the SCHUBERTH C4, but here are three photos showing a sample of the graphics. SCHUBERTH also hasn’t said whether the C4 will finally get at least one more additional shell size; let’s keep our fingers …

The Arai Vector 2: Another Look We first reviewed the Arai Vector 2 in February of 2011. At that time, the Vector 2 was a brand-new update to the original Arai Vector (review) of 2007. The Vector 2 has the Arai “Intermediate Oval” internal shape; i.e., what we call “Neutral” to “Slightly Narrow”. The Vector series has remained as …