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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 …

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 …

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 …

An Intercom-Ready Super Value The sub-$250 helmets made by Bell are probably the best-kept secrets in motorcycling. HJC overshadows everyone else when it comes to value-priced helmets and there’s nothing wrong with that. But there’s something extra special about the $100 to $250 helmets in the Bell lineup and we have reviewed nearly all of them …

Street, Sport and Track Day Helmet The Kabuto RT33 is a relatively lightweight street/sport full-face helmet, brand new for 2015. It splits the difference between the top-of-the-lineKabuto FF-5V (review) and the Kabuto Aeroblade III (review). This gives Kabuto three very similar helmets in $50.00 price increments, starting at $349.95 for the Aeroblade. One differentiator is that the …

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 …

Sport Touring and Street Riding Excellence A helmet that fits? A miracle! The Kabuto Kamui is said to be the helmet for sport touring, aka street riding. And it’s perfectly suited for that task…especially for us “Round” heads. The level of quality belie the Kamui’s low list price; it’s just a penny under 250 bucks. …

Hard to Beat This Good-Looking Open Face Helmet The Nolan N40 is a very nicely made helmet with several useful features. The shell design has a city/scooter/touring style with some angular creases that give it a modern look. The helmet is also very comfortable and the relatively thick padding helps control noise levels. The large …

Carbon Fiber Street/Dual Sport/Off-Road Helmet The new Touratech Aventuro Carbon dual-sport modular (convertible) helmet is also what we call a true modular. That’s using the webBikeWorld definition of the word, because it easily converts to a full-face or off-road helmet that can be used with goggles. Touratech is known for their luggage and accessories and …

The Arai of Off-Road Helmets The Arai VX Pro4 is new for 2014, having been previewed on webBikeWorld in the Spring. A significant update from the popular Arai VX Pro3 and a worthy successor in the VX Pro off-road family tree. The VX Pro4 feels “just like an Arai” as soon as it’s pulled out of the …

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 …

Can HJC Improve the IS Formula? The HJC IS-17 is a sort of mashup between the HJC FG-17 (review) and the HJC CL-17 (review). Both of those helmets were reviewed recently on webBikeWorld and many of you asked for an IS-17 review, so here you go. In the U.S.A., the IS-17 trades the Snell certification for an internal …

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 FG-17 Helmet Review The HJC FG-17 slides in just under the company’s top-of-the-line RPHA-10 race helmet, which was formerly known as the HJC RPS-10 (review). The FG-17 incorporates many of the high-spec features from the RPHA-10, including the unique centrally-located visor lock. It has a fiberglass composite shell in place of the polycarbonate shells …

Caberg Tourmax Helmet Review The Caberg Tourmax is the “World’s first enduro flip-up helmet”. The helmet is also homologated to both the P and J ECE standard, which means it is legal for use when riding a motorcycle as either a full-face (visor locked) or as a “Jet” style helmet (visor locked in the upright …

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 …

Kabuto FF-5V Helmet Review The Kabuto FF-5V is the latest iteration of the OGK top-of-the-line race helmet. Don’t let the phrase “race helmet” scare you though, because the FF-5V is also an excellent choice as an all-around street/sport helmet. It meets the DOT standard and all sizes are Snell M2010 certified. The FF-5V has outstanding …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Arai XD4 Helmet Review The Arai XD4 is a modest update of the XD3. It includes a new face shield design that now incorporates brow vents. A redesigned peak and refined overall shape makes the XD4 the smoothest-feeling, low-drag, low-lift dual-sport helmets you’ll find. The XD4 is one of the lightest weight dual-sport helmets and …

The Vemar Storm is Brewing! The new Vemar Storm has better build quality and higher-spec features that you might expect in a helmet in this price range. But some of those features are biased more towards style than function. Overall, the Storm is an impressive helmet for the money. It’s impressively quiet and comfortable and …

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 — …

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. …

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 …

AFX FX-39 DS Helmet Review The new AFX FX-39 DS (Dual Sport) helmet has improved quality, comfort and good looks all at a very reasonable price. Several AFX helmets have been reviewed on webBikeWorld in the past with mixed conclusions regarding quality and performance. The helmets were priced right but there’s more to a good …

Caberg Ego Helmet Review The Caberg Ego is a very innovative and revolutionary new motorcycle helmet that makes everything else seem so old-fashioned. But there’s more to the Ego than just the top vent. It’s an outstanding helmet that adds a webBikeWorld-inspired internal sun visor, relatively light weight and low cost to make a hard-to-resist …

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 …