Top 10 Best Motorcycle Helmet Reviews (2017 – 2018)
Provided below is a list of the top 10 best motorcycle helmets on the market. These helmets are amongst the best sellers. We have written brief reviews, pros and cons with each helmet to give you a good idea about their features.
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Top 10 Best Motorcycle Helmet Reviews
This helmet by Arai comes in a variety of exciting colors. They include Black, Silver, Yellow, White, Aluminum Silver, Black frost and Fluorescent Yellow.
For the comfort of the user, Arai has launched this in Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M) , Large (L), Extra Large (XL) and Extra Extra Large(XXL) sizes, which covers all of your, bikers, needs. My Color Pick: Fluorescent Yellow.
The helmet has an intermediate-round oval shape that fits on your head with ease. The newly designed exhaust ports and shell shape give you the aerodynamic edge that none other can provide.
Now there is a new larger cowl vent to help you feel the air flow and breathe as you ride along. Furthermore, there is a cheek pad release system available for this helmet and Arai have installed a removable, replaceable and washable interior.
- Very quiet.
- For ventilation, the switches and toggles are easy to find.
- Matte is easy to clean.
- A bit heavy.
- Shield change is an entire process and requires screw driver etc.
2. Shoei Solid Qwest Street Bike Motorcycle Helmet – Best street Motorcycle Helmet
Shoei have come up Solid Qwest Street Bike helmet in multiple sizes, which include Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL) and Extra Extra Large (XXL). The color range is somewhat narrow with only Flat Black and Matte Black. My Pick: Matte Black.
Shoei have gone an extra mile in adding features such as Noise Reduction technology which is their trademark. The base plate system is self-adjusting and the shell itself comes in 5 sizes for your comfort.
The ventilation system really excels at high speeds and long distance experiences. The interior is particularly comfortable and Shoei have attached the chin curtain as well. The Dual-Layer EPS liner is also a salient feature.
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- Airflow with vents open is great.
- The Shield Mechanism is very easy to use.
- Very Quiet on highways.
- There is a cavity left near ear to leave space for headphones/Bluetooth.
- The cavity left for headphones sometimes vibrates and makes noise.
Other than the cool name, Nolan has added some very cool features to this design of theirs. To cater to maximum customers, it comes in include Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL), Extra Extra Large (XXL) and Extra Extra Extra Large (XXXL) sizes.
The color range is very exciting and it includes Black Graphite, Lava Gray, Metal Black, Metal White, Platinum Silver and Wine Cherry. My pick: Platinum Silver.
This helmet has sun shield, perfect for day strolls with a beautiful sunset ahead to enjoy. The helmet has slots to put ear plugs, headphones or Bluetooth devices.
The cheek pad is removable. The chin bar is EPS lined and can be attached to the shell with strong stainless latches.
- Good fitting.
- Looking on the sides and behind is aerodynamic.
- VERY wide view.
- VERY wide view.
- A little too sound proof. Me and wifey couldn’t hear each other at all (Some may consider it a Pro )
- Cannot secure it to the bike.
4. Shark RAW Blank Helmet – Best lightweight Motorcycle Helmet
This cool design comes in a slightly narrow range in sizes and colors. The colors include Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Large (L), Medium (M), Extra Large (XL). I know, why leave out Large size? The colors are interesting though. They include Matte Black, Matte Green. Black and White. My Color pick: Matte Green.
The design is inspired from street fighter with its extended chin guard. I’d say it looks like counter strike’s counter terrorist team. It has a quick release Goggle System and Face mask.
Shark have installed a double pane anti-fog lens to help with sight in winter conditions. It is extremely lightweight and aerodynamic. There is more than enough space to wear sunglasses underneath.
- Lining is good, which helps in ventilation
- Cheek pads fit well.
- The round-oval shape is very comfortable.
- Goggle muzzle is difficult to install.
- Let’s some wind underneath, which lifts the entire mask
AGV provide K3 as a very cheap and catchy helmet. The size include Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL) and Extra Extra Large (XXL) sizes. They provide us a wide variety of colors including Black, Flat Black, Silver, White, Matte Black, Gloss White and Flat Matte Black. My color pick: Gloss White.
The features list includes a thermoplastic sheet for insulation protection. There are vents at the front, chin and side with the top vent with rear extractors. AGV have given us a new visor mechanism which is anti-fogging. There is a removable nose protector and comfort padding with a Dri-Lex fabric. The original shield that it comes with is clear
- Sizes are a good fit.
- No shaking at 60+mph.
- Nice Polish.
- Comes with only one clear shield
- At 70+mph, the is a considerable sound, may need earplugs
LS2 have come up with a newer model of the LS2 Strobe Solid Modular Helmet of theirs and let me tell you, it clearly is way cooler than its predecessor. LS2 haven’t mentioned the sizes it comes in and you will have to go to your local dealer to check the sizes for yourself.
The colors, however, are mentioned and boy have the upped their game. Focus HiVis Yellow, Focus White, Solid Blue, Solid Gloss Black, Solid Gunmetal, Solid HiVis Yellow, Solid Matte Black and Solid Wineberry give you a very wide range of skins. And they ALL look good. So picking my Color is a little difficult, but I’ll pick the Focus White.
This is a relatively cheap helmet.
It is a lightweight, aerodynamic helmet with a HTPP composite shell that cuts through the wind to keep the rider comfortable and results in less fatigue. The helmet is fully adjustable flow-through ventilation to keep the rider cool in the heat but allows you to block the breeze when it’s chilly.
The quick release of shield is optically correct and the helmet has a very wide eye port to enhance visibility. The fully washable, removable, odor resistant and anti-bacteria liner helps keep the helmet fresh. The quick release strap keeps the putting on and off of the strapto and extremely simple level.
- Build quality is very neat
- Good Ratchet strap
- In the 30mphs, it fogs
- Not such great ventilation on the upper part of the helmet
- Sun Shield too thin
7. Bell Qualifier Unisex - Adult Full Face Street Helmet
Enter Bell in the helmet game. Ant they come in Extra Extra Small (XXS), Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L) and Extra Large (XL) sizes. The color range is as wide as Ls2 provide us with. Colors such as Black, Blue, Red, Green, Matte Black, Metallic Silver, a combination of silver-white-black and Hi-Vis open you up to a range color scheme of your choice. My Color pick: Hi-Vis
Coming to the features, out that stands out is its polycarbonate Shell making it extremely lightweight. The interior is removable, washable and anti-bacterial material and the aerodynamics is spot on with this helmet. The ventilations system is, of course, adjustable and the wind collar is padded which drastically reduces wind and road noise.
The cheek pads fit comfortably and there is an integrated speaker pocket of your audio system. The shield can be changed with a simple click release. Bell has added the NutraFog II superior shield which they say is anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected material. The chin strap is a D-ring closure design which adds comfort and safety to this product.
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- No buffering at even speeds up to 75mph+
- Space around ears
- Tinted shield is an optional extra
- Significant gap between the chin and the helmet chin
8. Duke Helmets DK-120 Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
Duke also has an entry here and it is their DK-120 that makes the cut. The sizes are limited with the conventional Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL) and Extra Extra Large (XXL) sizes. Duke, unlike our other contenders, does not give us any choice in the color department, with only Black Matte as our only choice. But it is cool though, very cool. If you order right now, there is a FREE tinted visor give away for a limited time.
Duke have proudly announced that they meet the DOT FMVSS-218 motorcycle safety standards for this product, which is only relevant when you are a motorcycle nerd. The shell is made of a ploy-alloy giving it an advanced lightweight and aerodynamic shell design.
The liner and cheek pads are constructed with a hypo-allergenic and antimicrobial nylon which is removable and washable. The flush-fit and side-coverless face shield is optically correct, compound-curved, and scratch resistant and UV protected.
Chin, rear and forehead included, there are a total of 5 ventilation points. The chin strap is a quick release feature and the helmet is protected by a clearcoat finish. Furthermore, it comes with a velvet cloth carrying bag.
- Swapping shields is easy and quick.
- Inner padding is easy to remove.
- Tough built.
- Comes in only one color
HJC bring in their contention with their IS-MAX-BT helmet. It comes in Extra Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL) and Extra Extra Large (XXL) sizes. The color range is of plain colors, with no designs. They include Black, White, Anthracite, Matte Black, Wine and Light silver. My Color pick: Matte Black
Using advanced CAD technology, this helmet is made of advanced polycarbonate chin bar which makes it extremely lightweight. Not only that, but the technology used has made it have a superior fit and comfort to satisfy your helmet needs.
The one-touch integrated sun shield is smoke tainted and is a 3 stage adjust, which is incredibly easy and quick to deploy. The chin bar release is a single button operation, even if you have your gloves on.
The shield is UV protected to care for your eyes and skin and it is optically superior to its other compatriots.
- Great flip-down internal
- Good noise cancellation
- The front chin moves easily which in case of a crash may be dangerous.
- Integrated goggles are great.
10. Fuel Helmets SH-FF0016 – Best Full face Helmet
Now comes the cheapest of our reviews and this brought to you by FUEL HELMETS. It comes in the conventional Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L) and Extra Large (XL) sizes. Unfortunately it comes in only one color, which is Gloss Black.
This helmet has a quick release shield which aids in changing the shield if you want to try other shades. It comes DOT FMVSS N.218 approved for your safety. The cheek pads are removable and washable to help clean your helmet.
The shell is thermoplastic composite to keep you insulated and safe. The ventilation is provided by duel vented diffuser, with vents at the front and rear, which is great for airflow and cools you down on a summer ride.
The chin strap is adjustable because of the D-ring closure for the helmet to fit perfectly. The retention strap, on the other hand, makes sure that any excess wind is not directed towards your face while you ride by letting it out.
- Good fitting
- Visor stays at any position you want
- Little clackety at high speeds
- No anti-fog
Now that you know about the 10 most favorite motorcycle helmets sold in the market we move towards the type of motorcycle helmets that are generally manufactured.