Best Motorcycle Helmet of 2016

Hello, I'm Viktor von Maier and I've tested dozens of motorcycle helmets over the last three years since I became an official motorcycle tester for a well-known German bike maker. With the help of a few colleagues I have crafted the definitive list of the best motorcycle helmets we've tested this year and I will be keeping it updated.

This is the result of thousands of riding hours in all kind of environments and conditions analyzing performance of both motorcycles and helmets.

I hope this list will help you find the right motorcycle helmet for your needs and budget.

Best Motorcycle Helmet Reviews 

1. Shoei RF-1200 [Full Face]

95 %
Comfort and Shape
85 %
Visibility
85 %
Air Flow
75 %
Quietness

One of Shoei's best creations, the RF-1200. The manufacturer trusts this product so much they give a full 5 year warranty on sale date (or 7 years from manufacture, whichever comes first).

Shape and materials.

The inside shape is neutral (intermediate oval), only slightly narrow as the vast majority of Shoei helmets. The feelings are overall very tight, great, snug fit although a bit difficult to get intercom in or big shaped sunglasses (but possible). One of the most comfortable helmets we've ever tried.

The liner inside reveals high quality of materials and manufacture, specially near the ear pockets.

Shield and visibility.

The faceshield is really thick and tolerances are minimal, the adjustment between moving parts is superb. The shield counts with 8 possible positions with the 1st one being minimal aperture, great for defogging. The visibility is above average thanks a rather big viewport. 

Ventilation and Noise.

best motorcycle helmet

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: Yes
  • ECE: Yes
  • SNELL M2015: Yes
  • SHARP: Not tested 

Ventilation in this helmet is great (not as great as in the GT-Air) but we don't think is good enough for the price you pay for this helmet.

It counts with 6 ports on top that are somewhat noisy when opened (naked riding position), they feel quieter on sports-tourer or sportsbike (being the head a bit more tilt downwards) and louder than acceptable for the price when riding a cruiser with windshield on (because of deflection)  

The chinbar vent works perfect.

Final thoughts.

 The weight is around 3.5lbs, light for a SNELL helmet and overall well balanced.  It uses Double D ring chin strap. This helmet has not been tested by SHARP although no Shoei has ever obtained less than 3* in this test. Overall build quality is superb but it flaws on noise control and ventilation (for the price).

Things We Liked

Things We Did't Like

  • Build and materials quality is outstanding
  • Liner and padding are plush and comfortable.
  • Large chin curtain.
  • Great sealing vs water in vents and shield
  • Expensive. Price/Quality ratio not ideal.
  • Dissapointing ventilation for the money.
  • Loudness.
  • The "Shoei fit" not ideal for round heads.

2. Arai XD4 [Off Road]

100 %
Comfort and Shape
90 %
Visibility
95 %
Air Flow
75 %
Quietness

The XD4 is yet another iteration of the XD series from Arai. The 2015's XD4 notable changes are even more effective top brow vents, larger side cowl vents and increased air flow through the chin vents.

Shape and materials.

The inner shape is of an intermediate oval with super comfortable extra light padding, with patented Facial Contour System on the cheekpads. It features a 5mm removable layer of liner to help getting the perfect fit (wish more helmets came with this!). All liners are removable and washable in this helmet.

It also features an Emergency Cheekpad Release System, developed to allow easier acces to an injured rider's head by paramedics.

Shield and visibility.

 The peak offers extra comfort and protection giving shade and deflection of objects. The viewport is bigger than average and fits most goggles and eyeglasses.

Ventilation and Noise.

Evolving from previous models (XD3) we see better aerodynamics, improved air flow, more efficient vent diffuser management and less noise overall

Arai xd4

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: Yes 
  • ECE: Yes
  • SNELL M2015: Yes
  • SHARP: Not tested.

Chinvents and topvents have been re-re-re-designed since the original XD (which suffered from severe noise issues) and provide now outstanding ventilation and excellent noise control. The has a grip on the noise issue although its aerodynamics suffer by the complexity of the exterior shapes.

Final thoughts.

It weights around 3.66lbs on size L and the weight is well balanced. It is an excellent multi-purpose helmet  for which the manufacturer gives 5 years warranty. It uses Double D ring chin strap.

It is an expensive helmet although we believe every dollar is justified in some way. It is definitely a smart purchase.

Things We Liked

Things We Didn't Like

  • Looks, feel and overall outstanding quality.
  • Fitting couldn't be any better.
  • Greatly improved ventilation from previous models.
  • Interior pads provide the most comfort and now they allow customization!
  • The flowing design of the large peak works exactly as it should.
  • Chin strap padding is thin and short..
  • A small gap between the face shield and weather seal on the sides with the face shield closed.
  • Quietness below the standards for the price range.
  • High price.

3. Shoei Neotec [Flip-Up]

100 %
Comfort and Shape
90 %
Visibility
100 %
Air Flow
85 %
Quietness

Shape and materials.

On a simple look at this helmet we quickly notice the excellent build quality. Then, when we start playing around with it, we see how every moving part feels solid and working with precision. The flip-up is very precise and extremely quiet.

It uses very thick padding in the inside, that is shaped as an intermediate oval and slightly narrow (known as "Shoei fit") with enough room for cruiser or tourer riders that enjoy that extra comfort. The plush liner material give an all mighty "full face feeling" when close. Is funny how simple is this helmet yet how well made it is. 3 different shell sizes and thick EPS liner make it feel tailor made.

Shield and visibility.

The faceshield comes with pinlock antifog system. It also features an internal sun visor that rotates internally that unlike most visors, isn't intrusive or distracting and can lock mid-way just to dim the sun if you don't want the full shade.

The rotating flip up visor is smooth and makes no noise at all.

Ventilation and Noise.

Ventilation wise, we find one simple airport that is on-off on top and one on the chin that are incredibly good designed and provide with better ventilation than any other modular helmet and better than most full face helmets. Features a chin curtain that extends quite largely, even touching the chin itself (which may be perhaps what makes it so effective)  

shoei neotec

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: YES
  • ECE: YES
  • SNELL M2015: Not tested
  • SHARP

93% of impacts the faceguard remained fully locked.

Final thoughts.

With the superior aerodynamics and thick padding, the helmet is the quietest flip-up on the market. It doesn't look like ready for a Bluetooth intercom but the ear pockets are cut for speakers.

Weights 3.88lbs with an average weight balance, so it is not the lightest of the pack.

Things We Liked

Things We Didn't Like

  • Excellent quality on materials and build.
  • Ventilation is top of its class.
  • The internal sun visor is flawless.
  • One of the most comfortable helmets we've tried.
  • Price.
  • Heavier than ideal.

4. AGV K3 [Full Face] Continents Color Scheme

85 %
Comfort and Shape
80 %
Visibility
95 %
Air Flow
90 %
Quietness

Shape and materials.

The overall quality of build is great, although we find that the liner is thinner than other reviewed models. It is fully removable and washable. The interior padding has an intermediate oval shape that tends slightly toward narrow and we wouldn't recommend it  for very round head shapes.

The ear pockets are very shallow improving the snug feeling but making it hard to get speakers on.

Shield and visibility.

Faceshield adjust is great although a minimal amount of water may leak in under severe conditions. The removal system is super easy and even has some great looks on it.

Visibility wise, we find that the size of the viewport is only slightly over average.

Ventilation and Noise.

Top vents give great airflow and the chinbar vent provides outstanding ventilation that is nicely recirculated throughout the helmet. The recessed topvents also help decrease noise which will balance the lesser mute that the thin padding offers.

Final thoughts.

agv k3

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: Yes
  • ECE: Yes
  • SNELL: No
  • SHARP: 

Aerodynamics on this model are top of its class and the head toss and turbulence are minimal compared with most helmets. It weights 3.35lbs and is very well balanced. The chin strap padding is more comfortable than other helmets and it uses Double D rings style lock.

Manufacturer offers 1year warranty from sale date or 3 from manufacture date (whichever comes first)

For the price we think is a great helmet. 

Things We Liked

Things We Didn't Like

  • Reasonably priced.
  • Outstanding quality of manufacture.
  • Top of the class Airflow
  • Comfortable liner and fit.
  • Chin curtain isn't great.
  • Neckroll is a bit thin.
  • Versions with cooler graphics are more expensive.

5. Shoei Qwest [Full Face]

95 %
Comfort and Shape
90 %
Visibility
80 %
Air Flow
85 %
Quietness

Although not the newest model in the market (it has been around since 2010) it was Helmet of the Year 2010 and it is a 5*SHARP helmet. We like it because is tested. It's proven itself. It is GOOOOOD.

Shape and materials.

The interior fitting is neutral towards slightly round, also known as round oval. The cheekpads are removable but sadly the rest of the liner isn't.

It is extremely comfortable. The manufacturer makes 5 different shells that guarantee better fit and no astronaut or lollypop feel on smaller heads. 

Shield and visibility.

The faceshield absorbs 99% harmful UVA and UVB rays and is extremely well sealed. If we have to find a downside is that is easy to get it wrong when removing and installing the faceshield if you don't align it properly.

Visibility is superb thanks a wider than average viewport. Fitting eyeglasses is no problem with this helmet.

Ventilation and Noise.

Shoei claims the best ventilation ever but whilst it is true on the chinbar area/face, on the top of the head airflow is rather poor for the claim.

shoei qwest

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: Yes
  • ECE: Yes
  • SNELL M2015: Yes
  • SHARP: 

The flow channels on the liner are top notch but the top vent port doesn't work as good as we would expect given such claims. We find that the top of the head will get warm on hot days.

It is overall an extremely quiet helmet with the top port being the downside, with an slight "tearing paper" sound (although quite muted) When riding with a windshield this may be stronger if the wind deflects directly against the port

Final thoughts.

This helmet weights 3.68lbs on L size and the weight balance and aerodynamics make it a very comfortable helmet. Overall a great, great helmet that offers the highest value when we take everything into account and check the final price.

Things We Liked

Things We Didn't Like

  • Overall quality is outstanding.
  • Extremely comfortable liner and padding
  • Passes EVERY safety test. 5*SHARP
  • Great fit in all sizes.
  • Faceshield operates flawlessly.
  • Five-year warranty.
  • Better value than the RF-1100 and arguably better than the RF-1200
  • Upper ventilation could be improved.
  • Not as quiet as expected.

6. Nolan N104 [Flip-Up]

85 %
Comfort and Shape
95 %
Visibility
85 %
Air Flow
80 %
Quietness

Another reference in flip-up helmets. Released first in 2012, the N104 was Shoei Neotec's biggest competitor. It is 100% made in Italy. 

Shape and materials.

The overall quality of build and materials is outstanding. All moving parts have a very smooth and precise feeling, nothing bulky or rough.

Only two shell sizes, which helps keeping the cost of this helmet down but won't feel as "tailor-made" for everyone as the Neotec would.

The helmet has a neutral towards slightly narrow shape inside, or "Intermediate Oval". You may find your chin just touching the chinbar depending on the shape of your face.

The interior liner is antibacterial, removable and washable and it is claimed to accomodate eyeglasses, although we've found that very round head shapes will struggle to fit them nicely​

The earpockets are quite large and fitting speakers is an easy task. The neckroll is removable although we see no reasons you would want to since it will significantly increase the noise levels.

Shield and visibility.

A super-wide eyeport, easy to remove faceshield and superior adjustment of all moving pieces make us give this helmet an outstanding 95/100 on visibility.

It also comes with a sunshield that is spring-loaded that is only on-off (unlike the Neotec that has an intermediate stop) and although it comes down enough to be out of the eyesight, the large nose cutout gets into your eyesight and is somewhat distracting.

The flip-up is also spring loaded and easy to operate. It is dual homologated so you can safely ride with it either closed or with the visor raised

Nolan n104

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: Yes
  • ECE: Yes
  • SNELL: No
  • SHARP: 

100% of impacts the faceguard remained fully locked.

Ventilation and Noise.

Ventilation on the top of the helmet is superb and the top port is very easy to operate. You push it once and the vent opens, you push it twice and a brow vent opens and the air flows like inside a tube (unlike the Neotec where we feel more like a thin flow of air only).

The chin vent is adequate yet not providing as much airflow as the Neotec and the paths for the air inside the helmet seem a bit complex and unefficient. Aerodynamics are superb and the exhaust ports work perfectly and are nicely integrated on the back's design. It also uses a large chin curtain for extra comfort and quietness. ​

It doesn't reach the levels of quietness of the Schuberth C3 (but being just a fraction of the price we have nothing to complain about​) yet is still a quiet helmet, above average in all senses.

Final thoughts.

It weights 3.76lbs, which is reasonable for a modular helmet. Overall we think this is an excellent helmet. Manufacturer gives a 5 year warranty that covers the helmet for its whole operational life. The chin strap retainer is Microlock type.

Things We Liked

Things We Didn't Like

  • Great build quality and materials.
  • Ventilation on top of the head.
  • Visibility is outstanding thanks to the huge eyeport.
  • It is priced reasonably for the amazing helmet it is.
  • Spring-loaded sun visor is slightly distracting
  • Doesn't match competitor's quietness.
  • Ventilation on the chin is a bit dissapointing.
  • Padding is a bit thin on larger sizes.

7. Nitro Aikido [Full Face]

80 %
Comfort and Shape
70 %
Visibility
90 %
Air Flow
70 %
Quietness

This is a tough helmet to review. You see, it is the best full face helmet you can get under 150$. It is DOT, SNELL, ECE certified and the cheapest 5 star SHARP helmet on the market. (You can read more about the SHARP safety test here) If we bear in mind that we pay just a bit over 100 bucks, it is one of the best motorcycle helmets. But surely, price is explained in some ways.

Shape and materials.

Inner padding whilst fully removable and washable doesn't feel as thick or high-quality as other reviewed helmets. The sizes tend slightly to be smaller than usual (see sizing charts further below) It has a narrow inner shape where round heads will suffer discomfort after a few hours, but is a great fit for "Oval" shaped heads.

Cheekpads feel quite snug and the EPS liner round the earpockets is thick. This helps smother down a little the overall noisiness of the helmet but will make it complicated to get speakers or bigger earbuds on.

Shield and visibility.

​The visor adjusts suprisingly good for a helmet this price. It is pinlock ready (but doesn't come with one) and also a second, darker visor. It is very easy to remove and install the faceshield. The viewport is narrower than average and the peripheral vision isn't as good as we would like. 

nitro aikido

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: Yes
  • ECE: Yes
  • SNELL M2015: Yes
  • SHARP: 

Ventilation and Noise.

Overall airflow is good, given the two ports in the top and the really big ports in the chinbar although design of internal airflow conducts isn't what we could find on models that cost 5x. This leads to a less quieter helmet than the competitors, yet still on an acceptable range.

Final thoughts.

Previous versions of the helmet used microlock chinstrap and Nitro has switched recently to double D rings which can be better or worse depending on your preferences. 

This is the cheapest 5* SHARP helmet and is the perfect choice for those with a limited budget that are very concerned about safety. In the end, safety is the most important factor, the rest just "sums up". If all factors were equal then the Aikido wouldn't make into our top 10 though, since it isn't as light or comfortable as other helmets and the viewport is ridiculous compared with beasts like the next helmet, the Nolan N44.​

Things We Liked

Things We Did NOT Like

  • It passes EVERY safety test. 5* SHARP.
  • Ventilation is outstanding.
  • Extra visor.
  • Great Price!
  • Viewport is narrow. Loss on peripheral vision.
  • Not the quietest of the class.
  • Sizes run a bit smaller.

8. Nolan N44 Trilogy [Modular]

85 %
Comfort and Shape
100 %
Visibility
85 %
Air Flow
75 %
Quietness

The N44 is a true modular helmet. That is, a helmet that can be transformed by adding or substracting different modules.

It can be used as a full face, a jet or in off-road style. It allows up to 6 different configurations although we are not sure that every rider will ever use all of them.

Shape and materials.

The shape of this helmet is of an intermediate oval, that will fit round heads just fine. Inside liner isremovable and washable. The Nolan "Clima-Comfort" fabric is antibacterial, antifungal and moisture-wicking. (wow) It provides greater comfort and a smooth touch.

We don't like the feeling of the liner around the earpockets. It feels a bit loose and doesn't give much room to accomodate eyeglasses.

Shield and visibility.

This is a true modular helmet that allows multiple configurations to best adapt at the needs of the rider. Although we think that the N44 will be probably most worn as a full face helmet with the chin bar in place, we want to to explain the functionalities and uses of the faceshield and chinbar. In this image courtesy of Nolan USA you can see every combination.

nolan n44

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: Yes
  • ECE: Yes
  • SNELL M2015: Not tested
  • SHARP:  Not tested
Nolan n44 possible configurations
  • 1. Jet style. All components off.
  • 2. Jet with Peak on.
  • 3. Full Face, no shield on.
  • 4. Off Road style. Peak and Shield on.
  • 5. Jet with faceshield on.
  • 6. Full Face with Shield on.
  • But sadly no Dual-Sports option. The peak and the Shield can't be fit at the same time.

The chin bar attaches to the shell with stainless steel latches. When it is installed, the N44 meets the ECE for full face helmets.

The face shield is very easy to remove and install and has 3 dents or positions. It is UV400 and pinlock inserted.

The N44 also comes with a rotating internal sun visor that uses just one button to operate. When wearing gloves it is a bit hard to locate. The overall visibility of this helmet is the best.

Ventilation and Noise.

The N44 comes with a very large and unique ventilation system. The top intake has three different ports and the liner is designed for better airflow. Chinbar has a big on-off port that gives massive ventilation for the face and works nicely for defogging. 

Overall the helmet has excellent ventilation and when on full face mode it has a well above average airflow compared with full face helmets.​

It mounts dual neck roll sealers to help reduce noise levels. However, between the thin padding and the complex forms, we find that the N44 falls slightly in the loud part of the spectrum. Quieter than most convertible and flip ups, but louder than the average full face.​

Final thoughts.

Weight is contained for a helmet with so many functionalities and is just 3.6pounds. The chin strap retainer system used is the Microlock2 that uses nice padding. Nolan provides 5-year warranty for this beauty. Overall an absolutely great helmet with the biggest visor in the market and really multi-purpose.

Things We Liked

Things We Didn't Like

  • Outstanding overall quality.
  • Ventillation is excellent.
  • Massive face shield and eye port. 
  • True Modular with 6 possible configurations.
  • Priced very reasonably
  • Can't use the peak and the shield together as a dual-sport helmet
  • The liner around the earbuds.
  • Louder than expected.

9. LS2 Strobe [Flip-up]

95 %
Comfort and Shape
80 %
Visibility
65 %
Air Flow
80 %
Quietness

The manufacturer LS2 comes with the FF325 Strobe, a flip-up helmet that won't break the bank yet offers great features and comfort. This is the helmet chosen by Law Enforcement Officers in Spain, its origin country.

Shape and materials.

The Strobe comes on two different shell sizes. The padding shape is of a long oval. The liner is fully removable and washable, so are the cheekpads. Overall feel is nice and snug and really comfortable.

Fitting in a Bluetooth communicator may be a bit of a challenge since the earpockets are small, but is definitely possible.

Shield and visibility.

On the left hand side of the helmet we find a lever that activates the sunshield, which isn't intrusive and works good although a bit hard to operate. The adjustment of the front shield is good. Operation is easy with just a button to open and another to close.

It will leak water inside under heavy rain if the top vent ports aren't closed.

​Removing the visor is extremely easy.​

The viewfield and the addition of a sunshield are great​, there is however one thing related to this helmet's ventilation that stopped us from giving this helmet "Visibility" score a 90%.​

Ventilation and Noise.

This isn't a field of excellence for the Strobe. In general, flip-ups rarely have great ventilation unless you go for Tier 1 helmets (Like the Nolan N104 or the Neotec) but this helmets are 2-3x the price. Guess we can't have it all at the same time.

ls2 strobe

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: Yes
  • ECE: Yes
  • SNELL M2010: No
  • SHARP: 

100% of impacts the faceguard remained fully locked.

​The chinbar vent is where this helmet disappoints. ​Ventilation is insufficient and this tends to lead to heavy fogging, forcing us to open the visor a bit to counter it.

It has a double vent port on top that works just fine. No massive airflow on the top part but it isn't poor either.

Good thing is that the vents are very easy to operate, even if you are wearing thick winter gloves.​ Noise levels are average.

Final thoughts.

All in all a great flip-up helmet for the money. There are better, like the Shoei Neotec but under 200$ this is the best flip up. The weight is 3.95lbs on L size and the retention system is Microlock.

Things We Liked

Things We Didn't Like

  • Amazing value for money.
  • Operation of all moving parts super easy.
  • Extremely comfortable.
  • Price
  • Could do with some weight loss.
  • Water leaks if top vents are open.
  • Ventilation is poor.
  • Closing the front shield requires a bit of "slamming"

10. Shark RAW [3/4]

95 %
Comfort and Shape
80 %
Visibility
90 %
Air Flow
80 %
Quietness

We want to start this review with some honesty. This is a wild card. If we exclusively take into account quality, fit, ventilation etc this helmet wouldn't make it into the top 10. Other helmets like older versions of the previous 9 helmets would cover this last spot. But there isn't a better, more badass looking helmet for cruising in the market, so we had to. This particular review may be somewhat biased given that we own a couple of this helmets and have gotten us loads of compliments and photos... We love the RAW. 

 It is available in a lot of color an design combinations.

Shape and materials.

The helmet comes in two different shell sizes which will help fitting and keeping the helmet proportionate avoiding the Astronaut look. Inside shape is a round oval and the overall feel and comfort is great.

However it isn't all good and the materials used for the facemask specially the connectors are a bit flimsy so we'll dig into that into the next section.

Shield and visibility.

The greatest downside of this helmet is the feeling and overall quality of the facemask and the goggles. The shape and fit of the goggles is the average one would find on motorcycle goggles. The gasket around isn't what we would expect of a helmet this price.

The facemask uses 4 molded pins to connect with the goggles. The quality isn't superb and is easy to bend them if you are not careful. If you know this beforehand and do it gently, you should do fine as we did with the 2 that we own. 

Visibility is slightly above average (using goggles) as they always reduce peripheral vision.

Ventilation and Noise.

Ventillation in this helmet is massive as it is in most 3/4 helmets. Surely the facemask and goggles reduce it although there are mesh-covered vents on top and bottom.

shark raw

Safety Ratings:

  • DOT: Yes
  • ECE: Yes
  • SNELL2010: No
  • SHARP: Not tested

The top vent uses a rubber plug that attaches by friction to close it. We recommend having it on in winter and off in summer. Controlling how much air flows through the helmet isn't possible.​

For a 3/4 it is a surprisingly quiet helmet, even quieter than some full face helmets that have bad aerodynamics. The goggles help greatly reduce noise levels.

Final thoughts.

The RAW is the perfect helmet for those who want to get all the looks. Ideal for cruising in hot/warm months of the year. It is quite light, weighing only 2.61 lbs. It uses Double D rings chin strap system. 

Things We Liked

Things We Didn't Like

  • Lots of graphics and colors.
  • Badass looks.
  • Very quiet for a 3/4.
  • Quality of the facemask.
  • Rubber plug for the top vent.
  • Overpriced for the features. 

Top 5 World's Best Motorcycle Helmet Brands

1. Arai

Stablished in 1926, the Japanese brand Arai is the chosen brand for Moto GP riders Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden The Kentucky Kid, among many other figures from the motorworld such as F1 drivers Jenson Button, Kamui Kobayashi, Max Chilton, Sergio Pérez and Sebastian Vettel.

Every single Arai helmet is hand-built and every model sold in the United States is SNELL approved. Year after year since 10 years ago, Arai has ranked #1 on customer satisfaction at the JD Power annual Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction Studies.

Arai best motorcycle helmet brand of the decade

2. Shoei

Shoei, despite being one of the most acclaimed helmet brands with over 50 years of experience, remains still a small company with less than 500 employees.They were the first guys to introduce Kevlar and Carbon fiber on motorcycle helmets when there were other big brands out there. Innovation and incredible quality is what Shoei excels for.

Two times Moto GP champion Marc Marquez owns his life to a Shoei helmet. On 2013 the rider was involved in Moto GP's Fastest Crash in history, at 209 mph (336 km/h)

In 2010 they released the Shoei Qwest. One of the best sport touring helmets ever made.

shoei

3. AGV

Most notably known by being Moto GP's Champion Valentino Rossi helmet choice since his early days in 125cc. The italian manufacturer started its journey in 1947.Since then, it's been worn by legends as Formula One world champions Niki Lauda and Emerson Fittipaldi.

Every AGV helmet sold in the US is DOT certified, while most of them also are ECE 22.05 certified and count with 4 and 5* SHARP ratings.

4. Bell

agv

This Iconic brand is renowned by its amazing designs, where old-school shapes meet the latest technology.Bell produces awesome helmets for ATV's but also gorgeous cafe racer style helmets in both full face and 3/4.

The american manufacturer started with autoparts in 1923 and would later in 1954 start the production of helmets. More than 70 years later, they are at the very top of the charts due to their magnific helmets.Bell is also intensely involved in safety.

bell

Their was the first helmet ever to pass the SNELL test. It has a long history of contributing to bicycle and wheel-related safety programs sponsored by Safe Kids USA and in 2004 began providing "Safe Kids Ready to Roll" kits to Safe Kids USA coalitions to aid them in public safety instruction

​5. Nolan

Another Italian manufacturer closes this top 5 list. Established in 1973, they are 2 times Moto GP world champion Casey Stoner's choice.

Famous for their innovative, surprising designs and their obssesion for perfection, every Nolan helmet is produced in-house and comes with a 5 year warranty.Luckly, Nolan keeps all riders in mind and they don't just only sell top-of-the line $$$$ helmets but also some incredibly good helmets at much more affordable rates.

They produce some of the best motorcycle helmets.

nolan

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