Riding a motorcycle safely means getting some gear to minimize injury in case of an accident. Helmets should be the first item on the shopping list and every biker should own at least one. There are multiple styles and models but in the end they all serve the same purpose. Out of all of them 10 managed to catch our attention. Here are the top 10 best motorcycle helmets in 2017.
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- 10. Bell Sanction BMX/Downhill Helmet
- 9. Duke Matte Black Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
- 8. Bell Rogue Helmet
- 7. Fuel Helmets SH-HHFL66 HH Series Half Helmet
- 6. BILT Techno Bluetooth Full-Face Motorcycle Helmet
- 5. GMax GM54S Modular Street Helmet
- 4. Vega X888 Full Face Helmet
- 3. Fuel Helmets SH-FF0016 Full Face Helmet
- 2. HJC Helmets CL-33 Helmet
- 1. IV2 “BIOHAZARD” Matte Black High Performance Motocross
10. Bell Sanction BMX/Downhill Helmet
The Bell Sanction was made for those thrill seekers that love to ride their bike outside the city. It is a downhill endure helmet made of a lightweight polycarbonate with a sturdy full face built. The model is fully vented ensuring that the rider will not overheat during a hot summer day. It has custom decals and logos and it comes in six different colors.
9. Duke Matte Black Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
Duke’s matte black motorcycle helmet is excellent pick for the ones that want maximum protection in a visually appealing form factor and design. It is completely black and it comes with an aerodynamic shell and despite its size it is quite lightweight. The mode is a bit more expensive but it makes up for it with a solid construction. Additionally the helmet comes with two visors and a carrying bag.
8. Bell Rogue Helmet
The Rogue helmet from Bell is more of a classic model that was designed for the ones that own choppers or similar motorcycles. It is made of a lightweight composite shell and a muzzle that is both comfortable and easy to put on. The muzzle can also be removed completely or adjusted to fit the rider. The only downside the model has is the high price.
7. Fuel Helmets SH-HHFL66 HH Series Half Helmet
Fuel Helmets is one of the more popular brands mostly because it has models for any budget. The SH-HHFL66 is a simple helmet with a black UV clear coated paint and a low profile design. It has a lightweight shell that makes it comfortable to use and fits multiple head sizes. The model does not come with a visor but separate goggles can be used.
6. BILT Techno Bluetooth Full-Face Motorcycle Helmet
The BLIT Techno helmet was built to meet the expectations of the most demanding bikers. It comes with a built-in Bluetooth headset that can be connected to a smartphone and it includes a double visor. The model offers full face protection and it has a light polycarbonate shell. It is available in 4 different colors and it offers an intercom function between the ones that wear the same type of helmet.
5. GMax GM54S Modular Street Helmet
GMax made an excellent helmet for the ones that ride mostly in the city. The GM54S is a modular helmet that comes with a jaw mechanism that can be opened with just one push. Despite its rather large size the model is quite light. The manufacturers also made a complementary break kit for the helm that can activate a LED light when the breaks are used.
4. Vega X888 Full Face Helmet
Vega’s X888 is an excellent help that can be used for any occasion. Its removable visor makes it work for both city rides or enduro rides. It comes with 9 different shield options and it was made to be light using a special polycarbonate. The interior uses an anti-microbial fabric and offers plenty of comfort.
3. Fuel Helmets SH-FF0016 Full Face Helmet
The Fuel Helmets SH-FF0016 was made to be light and aerodynamic. It was built to be used mostly for city raiders that need full-face protection in a light form factor. It has a quick release shield as well as a thermoplastic shell that offers plenty of comfort and protection. The design of the helmet enables maximum airflow and prevents the user from overheating inside the helm.
2. HJC Helmets CL-33 Helmet
If weight is a problem the HJC is an excellent choice as it offers full face protection without being heavy or uncomfortable to wear. It has a large clear visor and a polycarbonate shell. The face shield is large enough to cover the entire face while the shell is UV treated to ensure that it will survive during hot summer days. The interior is properly ventilated with the aid of 4 air intakes and comes with a removable crown pad that can be washed.
1. IV2 “BIOHAZARD” Matte Black High Performance Motocross
The IV2 is an affordable motocross helmed that offers full face protection and has a high impact absorption shell. It comes with a removable interior that is safe to wash and a ventilation system that ensures maximum comfort for the rider. The sun visor is easily adjusted with just one touch while the entire shell is painted with green decals giving it its unique look.
The shapes, sizes and prices of motorcycle helmets can vary a lot and there is no universal model that works in any situation or for any rider. Our list includes models for any type of rider and because they are a bit different one from another it is difficult to name which helm is the best. In the end it is a matter of personal preference and what the rider needs for his motorcycle.