Sports-touring helmets are a good blend of practicality and sporty pretensions. All five helmets here cost less than £200 and have a dropdown internal sun visor to make them highly versatile on the road.
These are our pick from the hundreds of helmets available from the MCN Shop. To see these and more, go to www.mcnshop.com
HJC IS-17, £169.99
Thoroughly decent sports-touring lid with features you’d expect to find on a more expensive helmet, including a Pinlock MaxVision anti-fog visor insert. The lining is removable, there’s a dropdown sun visor and a D-ring strap fastener.
AGV K5, £199.99
Brand new model from AGV with a composite-fibre shell, plush comfort lining and a dropdown internal sun visor. It fastens with a D-ring strap, has chin and forehead vents and a removable lining so it can be washed.
Kabuto Kamui, £199.99
Japanese firm Kabuto’s plastic-shelled sports-touring helmet is the result of extensive wind tunnel testing for aerodynamic performance. It has a dropdown sun visor, removable comfort lining and a buckle strap fastener.
Scorpion Exo-710, £179.99
Well-specified helmet with a composite-fibre shell and a removable lining that wicks moisture for more comfortable riding. It has an internal sun visor, the main visor is protected with a Pinlock MaxVision insert and there’s an air-pump system to customise the fit.
Nolan N86, £169.99
Plastic-shelled touring helmet with an internal sun visor, a quick-release outer visor with a Pinlock anti-mist and a microlock strap fastener. It has chin, top and exhaust vents and the comfort lining is fully removable and washable.