Don't know where to start with motorcycle helmets? Check out this helmet tutorial to see the different styles and important characteristics. Whether it's a street bike helmet, cruiser skully, off-road brain bucket or touring lid, there's a huge selection of safety equipment.
Motorcycle Superstore is committed to giving you, the rider, the best selection of motorcycle helmets available. Here you’ll find a wide variety of helmets from brands you know and trust like Aria, Shoei, Bell, Scorpion, HJC, Icon, Fox Racing and more. On a budget? No worries! Many manufacturers make motorcycle helmets that offer the same great features and protection as high end models without the hefty price tag. Whether you’re a sport bike racer, highway cruiser, or off road weekend warrior, we have the perfect helmet for you. No matter if you ride on or off road, the importance of having a well-fitting and protective helmet is well known. However, what is not always common knowledge is how to find the right helmet for your type of riding. Below is a quick rundown on which helmets are designed for what.
Full Face Helmets - For riders who want the best all-around protection, full face motorcycle helmets are the way to go. A wrap around shell with full face protection keeps all areas on your head covered and safe. Most of these helmets have a flip down shield that can protect against the wind, debris and even the sun’s harmful rays. If you ride a street bike, sport bike or want you simply more protection, full-face helmets are the go-to helmets for you.
Modular Helmets - If you’re looking for versatility, a flip up helmet is the perfect lid for you. Geared towards the Dual Sport/Adventure rider, these helmets are a great for the touring rider who wants the best of both worlds. How much helmet and coverage you have is all up to you; simply flip up the chin bar and visor with ease to create the best experience for your ride.
Half Helmets/Open Face Helmets - If you crave the feeling of wind in your face as you cruise down the highway, then half and open faced helmets are perfect for you. Whether you rider a Harley, metric cruiser, scooter or somewhere in between, you can't go wrong with one of these bad boys. Half helmets are designed to give you the most protection without obstructing your ride. From the classic biker helmet, to the modern and sleek scooter helmet, we’ve got you covered.
Off Road/Motocross Helmets - For those who like to get dirty out on the track or up in the mountains, dirt bike and ATV helmets are just for you. Designed to take a beating, these helmets can protect you against all the unknown elements you may encounter on the trail. So if you’re gearing up for an epic ride in the sand or woods, gear up with a motocross helmet.
One of the most forgotten aspects of choosing a helmet is finding the right fit. Not all heads are the same, and helmet manufactures take that into account. As a rule of thumb, the higher you go up in price, the narrower and more oval shape the shell is going be. Having a tight and correct fit can make all the difference and is extremely important when choosing a motorcycle helmet. So before you even think about setting out for your next ride, make sure you have a safe, protective and properly fitting motorcycle helmet on.
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sahil (toronto )
Good helmet, comfy, i like that the visor doesnt fog up because of breathing inside. Size fits good, bright helmet.
Mark (Fayetteville )
I have been wearing an aria helmet for over twenty years. I think it is the most comfortable helmet available.
Doug (Bellingham )
This helmet is amazing. The quality, fit, comfort, and features are excellent. The downside for me is how loud this helmet is above 40 mph. Deafening loud. I've been using a Shoei RJ Platinun with custom fitted ear plugs for the last 8 years with no noise issues. This is an excellent helmet if you can stand the wind noise.
Craig (Sutter )
Best helmet I've ever owned. I'd highly recommend it. Light comfortable and great features.
Tom (Irving )
This is a great helmet for local roads but can get noisy during highway speeds. Because of the goggles, this helmet is great for glasses wearers. The googles fit over my black-rimmed frames perfectly and hold them in place during riding. I am unsure of how well the goggles will hold over time. The goggles can scratch easily if cleaned improperly with residual bug guts. I put the googles back in front of the helmet after removing the helmet from my head as I feel the foam on the googles may wear out over time. The plastic cowl is best attached after reading instructions from Shark. I first tried plugged them in but figured out that it is easily and more stable if they are inserted at 90 degrees first. My Shark RAW helmet did not come with the rubber plug that goes on the top of the helmet. Instead the top vent piece can be adjusted to close off the vent during rain. However all instructions included with the helmet and on Shark's website still refers to the rubber plug that is suppose to come with the helmet. Overall, I am happy with the quality, style, and fit of this helmet. Highly recommended.
Mike (Auburn )
I bought an N44 1 year ago. It has good air flow for summer and seals well down into the teens. The sunvisor could be lower, but most sun visors are high. the B5 bluetooth works well, although at speeds over 75mph, it is hard to hear. I use the helmet without the chin bar in town and add it when on the highway. With a little practice, you can add the chin bar after the helmet is on. Best helmet for the money I have bought in over 20 years of riding.