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Motorcycle Helmets 101

Learn about the various styles of helmets, characteristics and benefits of each lid! We'll also go over everything from sizing to safety to even the different applications. If you want to find out which helmet is right for you, check out this guide!

New Bell Star Helmets

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Scorpion EXO-GT920 Solid Modular Helmet The dynamic EXO-GT920 modular helmet benefits from an all-new shell and shape. It is also packed with key features that exceed the demands of discriminating ...
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Scorpion
EXO-R2000 Fortis Helmet
$299.95
You save $90.00 (23%)
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Scorpion EXO-R2000 Fortis Helmet Premium Scorpion craftsmanship at a price that is still lower than the competition. Answering the call for a MotoGP caliber helmet, Scorpion created the EXO-R2000 a...
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Icon Alliance GT Rubatone HelmetYes it's back and, IT'S BLACK AGAIN, the midnight creature we call Alliance Dark, this time equipped with a Dropshield™ for easy getaways. Imagine how jealous your f...
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Schuberth
SR1 Helmet
$699.99
You save $199.01 (22%)
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Schuberth SR1 Helmet From Formula 1 to superbikes, the Schuberth SR1 was born from Michael Schumacher's desire to more fully pursue his motorcycle racing passions. Knowing no limits in the design o...
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Bell
Star Pace Helmet
$499.95
  • Orange/Black
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Bell Star Pace Helmet Built from the Pro-Star pedigree, the star delivers performance at a price point the everyday rider can appreciate.  Constructed with a lightweight TriMatrix Composite Shell, ...
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Shoei
X-Fourteen Solid Helmet
$613.99 - $623.99
You save up to $69.00 (9%)
  • Matte Black
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Shoei X-Fourteen Solid HelmetThe difference between a race win and second-place finish can be decided by mere milliseconds, which is precisely why World Champions like Marc Marquez choose the all-n...
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Speed and Strength
SS700 Top Dead Center Helmet
$69.97
You save $29.98 (29%)
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Speed and Strength SS700 Top Dead Center Helmet Rewarding the streetbike rider that saves, Speed and Strength developed the SS700 as an entry level helmet and then decided to improve upon each and ...

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Bell
SX-1 Stack Helmet
$49.95 - $99.95
You save up to $50.00 (50%)
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Bell SX-1 Stack HelmetIf you're looking for value, this is the Bell helmet that has it. Based around a tried and true polycarbonate shell, the SX-1 adds an EPS lined chinbar, large flow through ven...
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Fly Racing
Kinetic Impulse Helmet
$98.99
You save $10.96 (9%)
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Fly Racing Kinetic Impulse HelmetAn entry level motocross helmet that has ample venting, a dual density EPS liner and a lightweight shell, the Fly Kinetic Impulse is in all reality, not very entry ...
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HJC
CL-X7 Cross-Up Helmet
$149.99 - $154.99
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HJC CL-X7 Cross-Up HelmetPolycarbonate Composite Shell Full front-to-back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out the rear of the helmet Removable and washable Nylex® Interior Large Eyeport fo...
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Fox Racing
V1 Race Helmet
$118.97
You save $50.98 (29%)
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Fox Racing V1 Race Helmet Coming in under $200 bucks, the Fox V1 helmets lets you have a light and strong polycarbonate shell, 13 large and direct air vents, and an eyeport that can take on large, ...
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Bell
MX-9 Blockade Helmet
$179.95
  • Black
  • Orange
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Bell MX-9 Blockade Helmet Brand new from the ground up, the Bell MX-9 is a Moto-9 inspired entry level moto lid. Trading composite materials for proven polycarbonate, the MX-9 still features an agg...
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Fox Racing
V2 Race Helmet
$209.97
You save $89.98 (29%)
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Fox Racing V2 Race Helmet Positioned in that happy middle ground between the V4/V3 and the V1, the Fox V2 lets you have respectable performance while not entering that upper stratosphere of helmet ...
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Fly Racing
F2 Zoom Carbon Helmet
$359.99
You save $39.96 (9%)
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Fly Racing F2 Zoom Carbon Helmet The F2 helmet is a known quantity in motocross; it's used by riders like Trey Canard and Weston Peick, vents well and is very light. Fly Racing wanted to make it sa...

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Bell Bullitt Carbon Candy HelmetYou've seen the Bell Bullitt, now meet the Bell Bullitt Carbon. More or less the same concept, the Bullitt Carbon is equal parts kick ass old school flair and high t...
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LS2
Metro Solid Modular Helmet
$219.95
You save $30.00 (12%)
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LS2 Metro Solid Modular Helmet The LS2 Helmets Metro Modular Motorcycle helmet is one of the most innovative flip-up style helmets ever developed. Start with our lightweight, aerodynamic shell - 3 ...
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Bell
Custom 500 Helmet
$119.95
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Bell Custom 500 Helmet When it comes to copying that old school style, nothing can touch an original. First appearing in 1954, the "500" was Bell founder Roy Richter's first attempt at a fiberglass...
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HJC
IS-Cruiser Helmet
$99.99 - $109.99
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HJC IS-Cruiser HelmetAs the more angular version of the IS-2, the HJC IS-Cruiser half helmet keeps the drop down sun shield and Nylex® inner liner while getting a more aggressive look. The gloss bl...
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GMax
GM65 Full Dress Half Helmet
$71.99
You save $7.96 (9%)
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  • Flat Black
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GMax GM65 Full Dress Half Helmet GMax's best seller, the GM65 half helmet is designed to be thin and sit low on the head eliminating the chance you look like a Mario Bros character. A removable chi...
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Schuberth M1 Helmet The first true open face helmet from Schuberth, the M1 is a clean slate design for the German company and sees them combine urban focused comfort with their typical panache for ...
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Scorpion
EXO-CT220 Helmet
$149.95
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  • Black
  • Matte Black
  • Neon
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Scorpion EXO-CT220 Helmet The first brand new open face helmet from Scorpion in quite some time, the EXO-CT220 nicely combines a sporty appearance with some innovative features commonly only seen ...
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Shark
Raw Blank Helmet
$259.99 - $299.99
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Shark Raw Blank Helmet Looking like something a SWAT team member would wear when storming a building, the Shark Raw Blank is easily one of the most aggressive looking helmets motorcycling has seen ...

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Bell
Revolver EVO Helmet
$199.95
  • Black
  • Matte Black
  • White
  • Hi-Visibility Yellow
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Bell Revolver EVO Helmet The original Revolver helmet was a solid design but nevertheless presented areas that could be improved upon. So as would only be natural, Bell went back to the drawing boa...
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Shoei
Neotec Modular Helmet
$584.09 - $596.69
You save up to $66.30 (10%)
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Shoei Neotec Modular HelmetWell-rounded with the predisposition to seek out riding fun, the Shoei Neotec is a premium modular helmet for today's renaissance motorcycle rider. Skilled in high speed ...
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Schuberth
C3 Pro Helmet
$769.00 - $799.00
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Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet Schuberth engineers everything to the maximum; it's just in their DNA. This is especially evident with the modular C3 Pro helmet. Refinement and quality exude from every cor...
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AFX FX-39 DS HelmetIf your next motorcycle adventure includes both on and off-road riding, the AFX FX-39 DS Helmet is versatile enough for both. This do-all helmet features a large eyeport for incr...
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HJC
CL-Max II Modular Helmet
$139.99 - $154.99
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HJC CL-Max II Modular Helmet Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell Includes adjustable polycarbonate chin bar Single-Button Chinbar/Faceshield Release Open with one hand, even with gloves on ...
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GMax
GM44 Helmet
$107.99 - $116.99
You save up to $12.96 (9%)
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GMax GM44 Helmet Lightweight polycarbonate shell GMAX "Ultimate function flip up jaw system" When you lift the easy to lift GMAX jaw piece, you're ready to talk or drink without any more fu...
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Icon Raiden Variant Construct Helmet Stripped of graphics and devoid of undue flair - the Construct is the fleeting apparition of the street. The clean antithesis of the color me rad masses. In a w...
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AGV Miglia Modular II Helmet All the same great features as the Miglia Modular Helmet with the added bonus of a sun visor Removable and washable liner One-hand opening system Quick release buckle ...

MOTORCYCLE HELMET SIZING GUIDE

The safest helmet is one that fits right, luckily the headaches of getting into a properly fitting helmet have been alleviated with our sizing guide! Learn a few trick and tests to ensure you get the safest helmet for your head! READ GUIDE

Helmet Buying Tips

Why do we ride? Why do we insist on twisting the throttle to the stop, banging through the gear box as fast as we can? It’s simple; we crave the thrill of speed. Riding is our escape to the ultimate freedom that only exists on two wheels. Part of that thrill and freedom is leaving behind the over-cautiousness of regular life, the cages of society that tries to dictate what’s safe and good for us. We know miles on the highway or laps on a track is better therapy visit to a psychologist, but that danger that excites us can also hurt us.

Protecting your head is the highest priority in terms of safety, so it’s no surprise that a helmet is the most vital piece of protection you can wear. Here at Motorcycle Superstore, we strongly encourage every rider to wear a helmet, because we want to see you riding for years to come (and also required by law, save for a few states). So what should you look for in a helmet? What makes a helmet safe and right for you? These questions have stumped not only beginner riders, but even seasoned veterans. There are a few factors that play a major role in determining what route you should take when choosing a helmet. Style, fit, safety ratings, budget and plenty more factors all come into play.

Styles

How or where you ride can determine what style helmets will make riding more enjoyable. For example, a long distance touring rider will have different demands out of a helmet than a racer at the track or a biker cruising to his next rally. Luckily there are helmets purpose built for virtually every riding scenario, which is good news for us riders!

Full Face – Full face helmets are the most popular style of motorcycle helmets because they are the safest and can be worn for almost all types of riding. No matter if you’re a commuter, racer, tourer or cruiser, a full face helmet is a perfect fit. The design of a full face helmet offers full coverage, with a chin bar and a shield protecting your face.

Modular - Full coverage when you need it, open face when you want it; modular or flip-up helmets are incredibly versatile with the ability to turn a full face into an open face helmet by flipping up the chin bar. If you’re on a scenic backroad, take in the view open face. When it’s time to hit the highway, pull the chin down for full face protection. Most popular amongst adventure and touring riders, you can get the best of both worlds with a flip up helmet.

Half Helmets/Open Face Helmets – Craving the wind in your face? Half helmets and open face helmets give you the feeling of freedom with protection. If you ride a Harley or metric cruiser, a half helmet is right up your ally eliminating the confinement of a full face lid. Vintage or café races rejoice with the retro vibe of a ¾ or open face helmet, just strap on a set of goggles or shades and you’re ready to ride.

Off Road/Motocross Helmets – Riding in the trails or at the mx track require a whole different helmet than on the road. Lightness and ventilation are two of the primary focuses for a dirt bike helmet. As a very physical type of riding you need a helmet that is easy to move around and will keep you cool. Now even though these are full face, they lack the shield a street helmet may have, and are typically more compact in size.

Fit

The only way a helmet is going to protect you, is if it fits. The most expensive, safest helmet in the world won’t do its job if it doesn’t fit properly. Every helmet on our site has a size chart from its respective brand, so always take a look before you purchase (not all manufacturers use the same sizing). If you’re not sure what size you are, how to get your measurements, or what a properly fitting helmet feels like, checkout our full guide to helmet sizing and fitting.

Safety Ratings

So how do you know if a helmet is considered safe? For motorcycle helmets, the safety standards are set by three primary organizations: DOT, ECE and Snell. Every helmet page on Motorcycle Superstore (and even the helmets themselves) will say the ratings of the helmet. Some helmets are rated for one, some for two and others are rated by all three standards. Each organization has different methods on how they achieve their ratings, but in general, ECE and Snell are considered a higher rating than DOT. You can read more about each of the certifications and how each test is conducted in our motorcycle helmet buyer’s guide.

Budget

This question always comes up “how much should I spend on a helmet?” There’s no easy answer for this, but we’ll rebuttal with “how much is your head worth?” You don’t always have to have the most expensive helmet, to get safe and quality helmet. However, respected brands like Shoei, Arai, Bell, AGV, Schuberth and others spend countless hours dedicated to providing the safest helmet available and often have affordable styles. Sure, they may be a bit more expensive than an entry level lid, but you’re getting proven protection and science behind the helmet as a whole.

Other things that factor into price are the features. Removable sweat-wicking liners, tinted shields, shell construction, internal sun visors, ventilation, Bluetooth compatibility are all features that can be found on various helmets. The best way to approach buying a helmet is figure out what features you need most for your style of riding, and find a helmet within your price range that has what you need. Obviously, the more features you want, the higher the price.

Other Things To Look For

Hopefully this has added a little fuel to your quest for the ultimate helmet. Styles, fit, safety ratings and price are all things to take into consideration, however there are a few other tools you can look for to help you on your journey. Read up on other rider reviews and see their take on the helmets. Often you’ll see candid and honest comments on fit, sizing, features they enjoyed and even things they didn’t love about the helmet. Also, many of the helmets we sell have featured videos where we break down everything about the helmet, so you can see firsthand what we think. So before you think about letting out the clutch on your next ride, make sure you’ve got a well-fitting, well-equipped helmet that will keep you safe while you’re out there twisting the grip!

Latest Reviews - Motorcycle Helmets

Able (La Crescenta )

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FX-41 DS

It is a bit heavy for this style of helmet but overall functions okay. It has a bit of a cheap plastic feel but is about what I was expecting for the price range. The only real problem it that the wind noise is really loud on the freeway. I normally ride with headphones in and I could not hear anything over the noise. I do like the built in sun shade and the massive amount of air that comes through weather the vents are open or not makes it very cool on hot days.

Kim (TAHLEQUAH )

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GMAX GM32

One of the reviewers wrote he couldn't wear his prescription glasses with visor down. I wear glasses and have no problem at all with the tinted visor. Great helmet especially for the price!

Bill (Black Forest )

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Shoei J-Cruise Helmet

I have owned 2 other Shoei 3/4 helmets over the years. Shoei J-Cruise Helmet is the first with a face sheild. The face shield has worked great. Riding with the face shield down the ventilation is good and wind noise is minimal. Not ever having a face shield before, I raise it all the way when stopped on summer days, and when riding slow, I will raise it a little to get more air movement. I wear glasses and the sun shield works great. I really like that I can make all these adjustment with my left hand. Riding in the rain or at Interstate Highway speeds (80 mph) is what sold me on this helmet. The fit, like my other Shoei helmets, is great, comfortable all day. As mentioned above, I am impressed with the face shield features. I have had some of the other features in previous Shoei helmets. The Shoei J-Cruise Helmet is well worth the price due to the quality and features.

Juan (CABA )

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Nolan N86

Very good helmet , very comfortable to use. PINLOCK very useful in winter with the temperature close to 0 degrees Celsius , not the viewfinder fogging . For the value , it is an excellent cost / benefit helmet.

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