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September 20, 2015
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Shoei Neotec

While there was an on-going debate happening regarding premium motorcycle helmets, Shoei introduced Neotec to the discussion. This aerodynamically engineered helmet was designed to be sleek, quiet, and comfortable; and all three qualities were found to be at top-notch quality. Since great helmets are only as great as their fit, riders get the most they can with the best fit with Neotec. It comes just a little under 4 pounds and in seven different colors: matte black, white, black, anthracite, light silver, brilliant yellow and wine. Their size ranges across three shell sizes from XS to 2XL. However this is not a true niche for a modular, it’s more of a preference only and works well for almost any type of rider. An updated model of Multitech, a popular modular stapble, Shoei’s Neotec has a wider, anti-scratch, fuller face plate that can be used with or without the UV blocking sun visor. It can also be lifted out of the way, if one may prefer. If you want to have […]
August 2, 2015
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Shoei RF-1200 Review

With all their blockbuster helmets, it’s no surprise that the Shoei RF series just keeps on getting better and better. We, and almost everyone else in the world, had considered the RF-1100 the epitome of helmets. But unfortunately, the new RF-1200 is here to steal the show. Of course, there is always that notion that improving a product that is already capable of many things will likely be ruined. It’s not the case here, though. In this case, the product has improved what has been considered as the greatest. There are a lot of room for improvement, always. Regardless if your product had reached critical acclaim, there’s always that room for improvement, and that’s what the Shoei RF-1200 did. The shape and style had been different, changes in the shield mechanism and to the shield itself is also different. The ventilation has also been altered wholly that you won’t even recognize it. Shoei managed to pull the improvements they were aiming to do. They’ve managed to polish off the helmet […]
August 2, 2015
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IV2 901 Review

IV2 probably makes a lot of motorcycle helmets, and they’re all really affordable, which may be one of the reasons why we take a look at their products regularly. We’re pretty sure that the IV2 makes one of the cheapest helmets in the industry today, and for a lot of people, price is their top priority. Well, next to safety, we hope. The 901 helmet is one of their more popular products. A full face helmet paired with a couple of visors—one smoked, and one clear—it’s equipped with the basic features of most helmets that comes under the price of just under $50. The visors provided with the helmet are pretty easy to get on and off and  the dark one isn’t so dimmed that you can actually use it at night. It’s passed basic federal requirements for safety such as the DOT certification. Safety certifications are one, if  not the first, important factors to look out for when buying a helmet. Particularly for the prices on the lower range, […]
August 2, 2015
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Icon Airmada Review

To date, every Icon helmet had been built around lessons learned from their earlier helmets, according to an Icon spokesperson. Every Icon designer aims to reach the next pinnacle, the epitome of greatness in terms of helmets. The company behind the Airmada states that their latest helmet, the Icon Airmada, is set on to be their prime art of reduction.  Their goal with the Airmada was to reduce and ultimately removed extraneous elements of the product, which would result in a leaner, lower look with better aerodynamics. They’ve wanted to achieve a comfortable ride without  distractions, which the Airmada will most likely do. And according to reviews, the goal was received favorably by customers. The helmet comes pack even just by weighing 4 pounds in weight and just under $200. It’s also DOT approved. The unit comes in four injection molded, polycarbonate shells composed with five energy absorbing EPS inner liners, that gives a combination of a lighter and better fit among a wider range of head sizes. The Airmada […]
August 2, 2015
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HJC CL-16 Review

One of the absolute best among our choices of helmets, which is why we’ve included it in our top picks for the best helmets as you can see in our home page. The helmet has incredible features, satisfying comfort, top-notch quality, and, surprisingly, relatively budget-wise. But first of all, the one thing you must always consider when buying a helmet is its safety. The HJC CL-17 both has a Snell and DOT certification. It’s made up with advanced polycarbonate composite shell helmet which meets strict safety standard. That being said, safety should be your top concern when choosing a helmet so this one definitely has a strong selling point initially. For the most part, finding a helmet that is both sturdy and comforting comes with a price. The HJC CL-16 is an exception. It’s a sub-$150 helmet, which puts in on the lower price scale of most helmets. The all new CL-17 is a predecessor to the massive hit, CL-16. It’s also worth noting that the helmet comes fairly light, […]
August 2, 2015
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HJC Cage MC-1 Review

Summary Basically, the HJC Cage MC-1 is made from PIM, Premium Integrated Matrix, construction that gives really great fit thanks to its CAD technology. There is also a one-touch open/close locking system that earns major points in buyers point scale. When looking for the best helmet for you, it’s simply a no-brainer that you’ll end up with the HJC Cage MC-1 RPHA 10. An excellent airflow system paired with an incredibly light shell makes the HJC Cage MC-1 one of the most comfortable helmets to date. Take a closer look. Features Boasting of superior ventilation system, the HJC Cage MC-1 is developed only by the most advanced technology. Air moves starting from the front all the way to the back to drive away humidity and heat out of the helmet. It allows the ventilation system a reduced wind resistance. What’s remarkable about this helmet is it’s shell; made from a combination of fiberglass, carbon fiber, aramid, and organic fiber. The result, well, is the shell’s lightweight yet durability figure. It […]
August 2, 2015
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Bell RS-1 Gearhead Helmet Review

Summary Describing the Bell RS-1 helmet as one of the top-line helmet available in the market today should be a peach. Due to price and the performance point they offer, it’s surely one of the top-rated helmets that anyone will consider buying. The lightweight and great ventilation flow the helmet provides makes the ride superbly comfortable. It’s general notion that not every motorcycle rider prefer wearing their helmet in their everyday activity, especially if they are with their fellow riders. However, everyone does have to wear one due to state laws and, obviously, safety—unless you have balls of steel, in which you have the right to do so. Luckily, there are countless options in terms of motorcycle helmets today than ever before, which gives you more options to choose from when deciding what helmet will be perfect for you. One obvious choice is out there: the Bell RS-1 Gearhead. Take a look at some of their spectacular features and what it’s capable of. Design No doubt, the helmet looks great. […]
August 2, 2015
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Bell Rouge Review

Bell Rogue can be best described as bad-ass, gnarly, or downright awesome. However, there are more than meets the eye when it comes to this valued helmet. Others had described it as a Star Wars’ Storm Trooper uniform, while many riders mention the covetous looks they usually get while using it, and many are approached to find out where it was purchased. It’s now safe to say that this helmet is adequately covered in the looks department. Open-Faced But With A Muzzle Unlike most helmets designed with a full-frontal shield, the Rogue is a brand new design. It’s an open-faced helmet that comes with a detachable muzzle. Though not primarily designed for impact protection, it serves well against road grime, rocks, bugs, and rain. With a removable line in place, the rider is protected from the cold air. What sets the Rogue apart from most competitors is the muzzle; the rider gets protection from elements and an open helmet airflow while looking tough at the same time. Technically, it’s a […]
August 2, 2015
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Arai Vector-2 Review

Arai, considered as a household name for the helmet industry, is one of the respected, well-known helmet brands which ensure that they deliver high-quality products all-over the world. Their lines of helmets are nothing short of amazing.  We’re a bit giddy on this review since it’s one of the favorites among their lines that delivered great results: the Vector 2 Even though it is ahead of most companies high-end products, the Vector 2 is considered as Arai’s most ‘basic’ helmet or as their entry-level helmet. The sole reason it is considered as ‘basic’ is simply because other Arai helmets are much more packed with other features and are much more advanced. A tried-and-tested, true-to-its-name brand that guarantees safety helmets, the Arai Vector-2 had met both Snell and DOT standards, which is one of the important factors to look out for when choosing your helmet. Though not considered as Arai’s best helmet, the company ensures that they do not compromise quality or the safety their product delivers. So, why does it […]
August 2, 2015
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Arai Corsair-V Review

Probably have an extensive reputation for riders since it’s most used by riders in sanctioned competition. Comfort is their reason for choosing, aside for safety that is. Arai had been chiefly creating and building safety helmets for the past 50 years, and it’s obviously been successful. Arai, then argues, that it’s made up for function rather than design; but it has, nevertheless, managed to achieve a status of not being an unattractive helmet. Their target market is also aimed to finding riders that know what to look for in terms of features when it comes to riding helmets. Both DOT and Snell M2010 certified, among many other, the Arai Corsair-V is guaranteed safe as determined by countless  certifications. Weighing and extremely light 3 pounds and 6 ounces, it is styled to specifically hold itself during high-speed, long-mile races where the head needs to be tucked.  Since riders love their Corsair and, of course, they’d want to wear it on the street, the Arai includes a well-designed five position spoiler right […]