Motorcycle helmets come in all shapes, sizes, colors and cost can vary from under a hundred bucks to nearly a grand. The good news for motorcycle riders looking to buy a new helmet is that there are plenty of great lids to choose from. The first step is to choose a helmet appropriate for the type of riding you do. Sportbike and streetbike riders generally choose full face helmets with flip down visors. Some of the most popular high end street helmets are made by the most famous brands including Arai, Shoei, AGV, HJC, Scorpion and Bell. Look at the grid of any major motorcycle race and you will see these top brands protecting the top racers around the world. Off road motorcycle helmets are light weight with an eye port large enough to allow goggles to provide the eye protection for the rider. Fox, O’Neal, Klim, JT Racing, Z1R and Troy Lee Designs are some of the new manufacturers catering to the motocross and off-road motorcycle riders. Adventure touring motorcycles have become very popular recently and as a result ADV motorcycle helmets are now very common. Modular flip-up, dual sport off-road style with integrated face shields and visors are available from Schuberth, Speed & Strength, Vemar, AFX, Shoei, Bell and Arai along with many others to choose from. For the motorcycle cruiser and touring rider the open face helmet remains the style of choice. The resurgence in popularity means there has never been a better selection of open face helmets as there is today. Bell has unveiled the Rogue along with retro-cool styles from the 70-80s including metal flake paint and low tech graphics. Traditional brain buckets from Skid Lid, THH, River Road, GMax, Z1R and Vega still appeal to many riders while high tech designs from Fly and Cyber will appeal to the crowd searching for that Euro look. When it’s all said and done the helmet is the most important piece of protective wear a motorcycle rider can buy. With thousands of selections to choose from you are able to choose a look, style and graphic or color that fits your needs.