(* In all survey sections, “Overall Ssatisfaction” is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. Brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are listed in alphabetical order.)
“Motorcycle riders want to look and feel good when they’re on the road, and also feel safe,” Megan says.
“Safety should be an important consideration when they are deciding which accessories to buy. It’s important that things like helmets, jackets, boots and gloves fit an individual properly and provide the level of comfort and protection they need.”
Top motorcycle helmets
In the helmets section assessing eight brands, Shoei scored five stars and jumped from sixth to replace last year’s leader, Nolan which dropped to sixth wth three stars.
Helmets were assessed on value, comfort, fit, ease of cleaning, durability, noise dampening and vision. Riders spent an average of $309 on their helmets.
In the gloves section, Alpinestars claimed the first of two customer satisfaction awards by topping the ratings table, replacing DriRider from 2015. Only the most popular five glove brands were assessed. Aussies spent an average of $89 on their gloves.