The problem with having more helmets and features to choose from than ever before is that the choice is that much more complicated. With retail prices ranging from under $100 to over $800, there’s a quality helmet for just about any budget. This is our helmet buyers guide and it’s intended to help you make an educated decision on which helmet is right for you.
Helmet Buyers Guide
Don't know where to start with motorcycle helmets? Check out this helmet tutorial to see the different styles and some of the important characteristics of each. Whether it's a street bike helmet, cruiser skully, off-road brain bucket or touring lid, there's a huge selection of safety equipment designed to protect the most important part of a rider's body.
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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Chris (Bronx )
Very pleased. Helmet is very quiet and light weight.
Chuck (Midvale )
Great fit, looks awesome with my tri-color CBR 500R. Interior stays cool even when sitting in the sun while not riding. Excellent venting and the chrome mirrored faceshield compliments it nicely. Good job Scorpion.
Mark (Roseburg )
This helmet is great all around, the 3XL fits my huge noggin' and I love the flip up shield. Would recommend to anyone.
Leonard (Eugene )
Helmet is good. The smoke replacement shield is very bad. It requires one to stop and use two hands to adjust the shield up or down. Very dangerous if one goes into the shade, think tunnel, and need to open to see. The clear that comes with the helmet is OK on this. Going to have to work on the shield to make it safe and usable.
Carl (Pisgah Forest )
this is definetly a bit expensive but ever so worth the price. The adjustable wing in the back really works although I was skeptical before buying it. After a month of full time use I would say given all the features it is underpriced. Sounds crazy until you try it!
Romey (Mississauga )
Not one regret. Air flows amazing, no fog, Fit is super comfortable. Compliments everywhere I go about the unique style.