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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 …

Popular Helmet Integrates the Sena 10S or SMH10 The Bell MAG-9 has been very popular since it was first released back in…was it 2012? It’s an update on the original Bell MAG-8 reviewed on webBikeWorld way back in 2006. The MAG-series was radical when first released but that “peak” is now enjoying great popularity. The new MAG-9 …

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 …

The SCHUBERTH of Open-Face Helmets The SCHUBERTH M1 may look like a (somewhat) ordinary length open-face motorcycle helmet, but it isn’t. Every detail makes the M1 the “SCHUBERTH of open-face helmets”. That includes the outstanding build quality, paint and overall finish, the no-seams ultrasonically welded three-part liner. And the list price… It has a huge …

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 …

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 …

SCHUBERTH Announces a New Open-Face Helmet October 16, 2014 – SCHUBERTH introduced the M1 helmet today at the 2014 AIMExpo. UPDATE: SCHUBERTH M1 review now posted! This is not a replacement for the funky SCHUBERTH J1 (review), but a new open-face helmet for the product line. I still use my J1 in hot summer riding and the removable …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

AFX FX-Magnus Helmet Review The AFX FX-Magnus is basically an AFX FX-90 (review)writ large. The Magnus is available in size 3XL and 4XL only and it has its own special shell design. New colors for 2012 include Flat Black, Pearl White and Silver with the possible addition of high-visibility yellow. The AFX Magnus arrived several months …

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 …

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 …

AFX FX-50 Helmet Review The new AFX FX-50 helmet is perfect for city riding, scootering or touring. It features a quality build and outstanding visibility along with good looks and style. AFX has upped their game with improved quality, comfort and good looks and the FX-50 also represents a strong value. Background This is the …

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 …

An X-Lite Dual Sport The X-Lite X-551 is a new-for-2011 Adventure Touring helmet by X-Lite. X-Lite is the performance brand or division of Nolan Helmets. The X-551 was introduced at the 2010 EICMA show in Milan and first previewed by webBikeWorld.com. It is a high-quality Adventure Touring helmet (X-Lite calls it a “Crossover” helmet) and …

Icon “Variant” Motorcycle Helmet Review The Icon Variant is comfortable, with better than average air flow through the top vents and excellent visibility. It’s my favorite of all the “Enduro” styled helmets I’ve worn so far. Adventure Touring motorcycle sales have continued to increase in many countries around the world, according to reports. That’s mostly …

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 …

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 …

Arai XD3 Helmet Review The Arai XD3 helmet is a positive step in the evolution of this hybrid helmet. Although most of the changes have seemingly been oriented towards style, they have brought about tangible benefits to the user. Not a perfect helmet in terms of air flow management and internal noise control, but still …

ROOF Rover Helmet The Rover is another unique helmet from ROOF. It’s based on the ROOF Boxer, but the Rover is an open-face helmet with a twist: a “Rider Mask” can be attached across the front. If you want to own something different, ROOF can surely oblige. Here’s another new design from the folks that …

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 …

Arai XD Helmet Review For some reason, Arai doesn’t strike me as a company that takes a daring approach to motorcycle helmet design. I’m sure there are many who will disagree with me, but the words that come to mind when I think of Arai are deliberate, evolutionary and staid. Radical they’re not. Maybe the …

GPA “Aircraft” Motorcycle Helmet Review Motorcycle helmets can be classified by types, such as open-face, full-face, flip-up or half-helmet. But beyond that, there really isn’t all that much to physically distinguish them, other than style, colors and graphics. A helmet looks like a helmet, more or less. Another word for this situation might be “boring”. …

Zamp JS-1 Helmet Review The Zamp JS-1 is a nice-looking open-face helmet. It offers a decent level of quality; certainly not the best, but we’ve seen much worse for more money. There are so many motorcycle helmets to choose from — so many styles, colors and types. How to pick one for a review? We’ve …

The Draxtar “Tank” Helmet webBikeWorld logs have consistently demonstrated that motorcycle helmet related pages are the most popular topic for webBikeWorld visitors. Our email also indicates that motorcyclists are keenly interested in information about unique or unusual motorcycle helmets. Manufacturers should take note — build a unique-looking helmet and the customers will be there. My …