MCN survey results: Top 10 full-face helmets under £150

By Rob Hull -

Helmets

 02 April 2009 09:43

The ratings in this test were all provided by over 11,000 readers who filled out MCN's Biking Britain survey.

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Nitro N810-VX £119.99
The N810-VX is one of the range toppers from Nitro. The shell is a fibreglass construction and different sized cheek pads for a customised fit.

The lining is removable and washable, the visor is quick release and the chin strap used a D-lock system.

There is still stock of this helmet but it will be superseded this year by the N710-VF for the same price.  ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort 74%
Noise  62%
Value  84%
Overall  76%

Marushin Tiger £99.99
The Tiger is just one of the full-face lids in a wide range of budget priced helmets.

It has a fibreglass shell, an anti-scratch and anti-fog visor, a safety-belt style chin fastener and removable padding. The visor is quick release, too. ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort
 82%
Noise  68%
Value  84%
Overall  76%

Airoh Warrior £119.95
Airoh is starting to establish a good road grounding following massive success in the off road market.

The Warrior has a thermoplastic shell, a double-sided anti-scratch visor, a breathable inner liner and quick release chin strap. The visor also has air intakes. ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort 84%
Noise  60%
Value  88%
Overall  76%

V-Can V170 £59.99
The V-Can offering comes with a flip-up integral smoke visor, removable and washable comfort lining and quick release systems for the visor and the chin strap.

The thermoplastic shell has a full ventilation system and the visor is anti-scratch treated, too. ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort 76%
Noise  60%
Value  72%
Overall  76%

AGV Longway £119.99 - £129.99
The Longway is AGV’s sole flip-up helmet in the 2009 range. The shell is thermoplastic and the lining is full removable and washable – that includes the neck roll section, too.

The visor is anti-scratch and anti-fog and the chin retention system is quick release. ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort 78%
Noise  59%
Value  80%
Overall  75%

Lazer Vertigo £79.99 - £89.99
With a technopolymer injection thermoplastic shell, an external sun visor, a scratch resistant visor and removable cheek pads the Vertigo is a well equipped road helmet.

It comes with a quick release visor and a removable chin curtain and breath deflector. ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort 78%
Noise  69%
Value  84%
Overall  74%

Sparx S-07 £79.99
US firm Sparx has just the one lid in their full-face range and it comes with a five year warranty and a Crashed Helmet Program where you can get a brand new lid if you produce the police report from your accident.

The shell is thermo composite, the visor and chin strap are quick release and there’s even a special compartment to store our earplugs. ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort 77%
Noise  66%
Value  90%
Overall  74%

Nitro N820-VX £119.99
The N820-VX is very similar to the 810 that’s come in as number one in your reviews.

It has a fibreglass shell, interchangeable internal pads, a full removable washable liner a double D-ring chin strap fastener and a quick release visor. There is still stock of this helmet but it will be superseded this year by the N720-VF for the same price. It’s also ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort
 71%
Noise  60%
Value  80%
Overall  73%

HJC CS-R1 £99.99 - £109.99
HJC is a well recognised motorcycle racing brand – World Superbike phenomenon Ben Spies wears one!

The shell is synthetic plastic with a quick release visor system, removable linings, chin curtain and breath deflector and a full ventilation system. ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort 
73%
Noise  57%
Value  73%
Overall  73%

HJC CS-12N £69.99 - £79.99
The second HJC in the survey is the CS-12N.It shares the same shell construction as the CS-R1 and has a removable lining, quick release visor system and a removable chin curtain and breath deflector.

An eight-point ventilation system makes it an ideal track lid. ACU Gold Star approved.

Owner rating
Comfort 75%
Noise  58%
Value  81%
Overall  72%