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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 …

HJC CL-17 Helmet Review The HJC CL-17 is the latest iteration of the company’s “CL” line of motorcycle helmets, which are probably the world’s most popular helmet type. The CL-17 improves on almost every feature of the already-excellent HJC CL-16 (review), including a new shell and redesigned ventilation system. The internal shape best fits “Neutral” 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 …

Caberg Duke Helmet Review The Caberg Duke is new for 2012 and it replaces the popular Caberg Konda (review) and the Caberg Trip (review) before that. The helmet is comfortable and it’s quieter than average. It also has surprisingly good outward visibility. The Duke is 100% made in Italy and it continues the Caberg tradition of style, features, functionality …

Third Gen Sy-Max Is Here The HJC Sy-Max III is a worthy upgrade to the original, with better build quality and improved visibility, noise control and comfort. The flip-up visor retention system has also been improved. Warm-weather ventilation is a question that will have to remain unanswered until next summer. But overall, everyone who has …

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 …

Fly “Trekker” Helmet Review The Fly Trekker Dual Sport helmet looks the part and it feels solid and well made. The helmet has a comfortable fit and the price is reasonable. But — the Trekker has three issues, one of which may be a deal-killer. Read on… Fly Racing may not be a familiar name …

The Vemar Jiano Solid but heavy, the Vemar Jiano doesn’t evolve the species. But it is reasonably priced and carries an excellent warranty. The Vemar Jiano was announced at this year’sPowersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis (article) back in February. Rick wrote a “First Look” report that generated a lot of interest from webBikeWorld visitors. The emails have been …

AFX FX-90 Helmet Review The FX-90 is the entry level full-face helmet in the AFX 2011 lineup. It’s an excellent value with very good quality and a very comfortable liner. Ventilation is better than expected and beats quite a few helmets costing a lot more. The FX-90 also meets both DOT and ECE 22.05 safety …

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 …

The Akuma Ghost Rider We’ve brought you some very interesting, unique, hard-to-find and downright curious products in our reviews over the last 6-plus years. Finding cool motorcycle goodies is always a thrill for us and I hope it is for you, too. It isn’t very often when a motorcycle helmet hits each of those buttons; …

The Zox Genessis RN2 SVS Helmet The Zox Genessis flip-up has a nice surface finish, a comfortable liner and decent face shield. But its other features and functions just aren’t quite up to par. The weight and ventilation problems also make this helmet difficult to recommend. Be sure to check out our 3D video and …

The Vega Summit Flip-Up Helmet The Vega Summit 3.0 is an evolution of the original Vega Summit flip-up. It has a comfortable liner and a secure-feeling rotating visor and the price is right. But is that enough? I’m not sure when Vega first started selling helmets. But the Vega Summit XPV was reviewed on webBikeWorld before our …

Schuberth SRC Review and a Schuberth C3 Redux The same high-quality Schuberth C3 as always and now with the available Schuberth SRC (Schuberth Rider Communications), a Bluetooth intercom system. Made by Cardo (Scala Rider), the SRC will fit any C3 helmet. An SRC system for the C2 and Schuberth Concept helmet will also become available …

Shark Evoline Series 2 Flip-Up The Shark Evoline Series 2 is an update to the original Evoline It demonstrates a commitment to this unique and highly versatile helmet. The updates are subtle but enough to make the Series 2 one of my current favorites. This is our third Shark Evoline review, and this very unique …

AGV T-2 Motorcycle Helmet Review The AGV T-2 is new for 2010. It’s one of two helmets in the AGV “Race” category and it uses many of the high-tech features of the AGV GP-Tech. It has excellent ventilation and build quality; a composite shell in three sizes similar to the GP-Tech; and a mix-and-match liner …

Caberg Konda Motorcycle Helmet The 2010 Caberg Konda is one of the most stylish flip-up helmets available. It has an outstanding finish and excellent overall quality with generous sizing. It is also ready for and can be fitted with the Caberg “Just Speak” Bluetooth 2.0 wireless communication system. The Caberg Konda is new for 2010 …

Reevu MSX1 Rear View Mirror Helmet Review The Reevu MSX1 is the fist motorcycle helmet with a rear view mirror system! This is an amazing development in motorcycle helmets and it’s obviously an excellent safety feature. But the helmet is also good enough to stand on its own even if it didn’t have the rear …

The First CMS Flip-up Helmet The first CMS flip-up feels solid and has a dual homologation as both a full-face and “Jet” styled open-face helmet with the visor removed. CMS has been manufacturing helmets in Portugal since 1976 and they’re now one of the very few remaining independent motorcycle helmet manufacturers with European production. We …

HJC CL-16 Review  The new HJC CL-16 continues the HJC tradition of great value with their “bread and butter” CL-series. The CL-16 is one of the least expensive helmets available that meets both DOT and Snell 2010 safety standards. It is comfortable, not too heavy and has excellent visibility with an easy-to-remove face shield. It’s …

Updated Sintesi is Improved My original review of the Caberg Sintesi was published on webBikeWorld in September of 2009. My conclusion about the helmet was…inconclusive. I usually have fairly strong opinions one way or the other about a product, but I ended that review with mixed feelings, or what I’d call a “60/40” opinion of …

The Suomy D20 Flip-up The Suomy D20 is the company’s first attempt at a flip-up helmet. It feels solid and has a good surface finish and it’s available with several options. These include different size cheek pads and a Bluetooth communications system. Suomy helmets suddenly became very popular a few years ago in the U.S. …

Caberg Sintesi With Dual Homologation The Caberg Sintesi is comfortable and it has modern styling and many interesting features. It can be worn with the rotating visor down or up and it meets the ECE 22.05 safety standard for use in both positions. The helmet is very heavy, however, and our example also has a …

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 …

Nolan N43 “Air” Motorcycle Helmet Review Excellent ventilation and wonderful visibility combined with comfort and very good build quality make this the new hot weather champ. We’ve had our ups and downs with Nolan helmets — more downs than ups probably, but the new Nolan N43 is a definite winner. Nolan is a curious company. …

The HJC IS-16 All-Arounder Solid helmet with excellent quality and many features at a reasonable price. Includes internal sun visor, large chin curtain and good ventilation. The HJC IS-series is new for 2009, with three family members. First is the HJC IS-Max (review), which was recently reviewed on webBikeWorld.com. Next is the HJC IS-33 (review) “Jet” styled open-face …

HJC IS-Max Helmet Review New for 2009, the HJC IS-Max has a modern-looking shape and a newly designed rotating visor mechanism that operates very smoothly. It’s comfortable and quiet and it may actually be the preferred HJC flip-up, even though it’s not the most expensive. HJC is on a roll, releasing new helmets about as …

Arai Corsair V Motorcycle Helmet Review The flagship of the Arai helmet lineup, the new Corsair V is an evolution of the RX-7, one of the most popular motorcycle racing helmets ever made. This is an evolution, not a revolution, but it should satisfy Arai fans everywhere. This marks our 108th motorcycle helmet review, but …

Shark Evoline DOT Helmet The Shark Evoline has now been homologated for North America with this version that meets U.S. DOT safety standards. This Evoline seems tighter, more comfortable and it has a very high level of finish compared to the Shark Evoline ECE (review) version we reviewed in August of 2008. The Evoline is now one …

The Fulmer M1 Modus “Flamethrower” Combining high-viz orange and retro-reflective white make this the most visible helmet on the planet. It’s a basic flip-up design without frills. But it’s also very solid, making it feel more like a full-face than a flip-up once everything is latched up and ready to go. We’ve often bemoaned the …

The Schuberth of Flip-up Helmets The Schuberth C3 combines light weight and a comfortable fit. It also has the most effective noise control system we have experienced in any flip-up (or full-face, for that matter) helmet. We published a Schuberth C3 “First Look” just three months ago in August of 2008. At that time, Schuberth claimed that …

Xpeed XF-705 “Spider” Helmet Review The Xpeed XF-705 has the features of a much more expensive helmet. And it can usually be found at a hefty discount from its list price, making it a super deal. We first discovered Xpeed back in February at the 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis. It’s now September and …

Vemar VSREV “Italy” Helmet It’s good to see Vemar back in the U.S.A. Meantime, the brand has been popular in other parts of the world for some time. The VSREV has a different and interesting internal shape. It may please some owners who may be having a hard time finding a comfortable fit with other …

Vemar’s Best Helmet? The Vemar VTXE fits just under the VSREV in the Vemar lineup. In many ways, this is the Vemar helmet of choice. It offers excellent noise control under most conditions and very good build quality. It also has a high degree of comfort for round and neutral head shapes. Good outward visibility …

AFX FX-28 Motorcycle Helmet Review Middle-of-the-road flip-up that could use improvement. When I think of motorcycle helmets, AFX isn’t the first brand that comes to mind. AFX probably won’t like me saying that, but I guess I’m not really sure where they fit in the motorcycle helmet hierarchy. I only know that the company has …

Icon Airframe Motorcycle Helmet Review Icon has been around for only a few years, but they’ve had an extraordinary impact on the motorcycle industry. Their edgy “street/stunt” styling pushed the envelope of motorcycle fashion, and everyone else has seemingly been playing catch-up. You can see the influence of Icon’s trendsetting style by taking a look …

Shark RSX “Intense” Long-Term Report We published an Owner Report on the Shark RSX in December of 2007. It was submitted by “Mr. Monk”, who really liked his RSX in the “Eagle” graphics designed for the U.S. market. The helmet looked and sounded pretty impressive. And since I’m a big fan of Shark helmets and I’ve been …

The Zox Nevado R The Zox Nevado R is yet another surprisingly good helmet from Zox. It’s an excellent value for the money with high quality throughout. The build quality seems way better than it should be at this price point, with one major exception. And it’s also relatively quiet for a flip-up helmet. How …

Another Mil-Themed Helmet by Akuma High quality, unique graphics, good air flow and a built-in LED flashlight and red LED lights in the “exhaust pipes” make this helmet a standout. How do you one-up the Akuma V-1 Ghost Rider (review)r?  It’s not easy, to be sure. But remember: the Air Force inventory includes the F-117 Nighthawk …

Caberg Trip Helmet Review High-quality helmet with unique styling (for a flip-up). Comfortable, relatively quiet and one of the lightest weight flip-ups available. Venting could be better, but overall, a good value. Let’s do something different and start with my conclusion: it didn’t take long for the Caberg Trip to become my favorite flip-up motorcycle …