Helmets

  • Product review: Shark Spartan

    08 December 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product review: Shark Spartan

    Six months and 3,500 miles of use have left me pretty happy with the Shark Spartan. What’s good? This is my third or fourth Shark lid – I must have been bitten by the bug! And it doesn’t stray from...

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  • Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

    30 November 2017 by Joe Dick

    Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

    I tested this AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet, red, (RRP £231.99) for one year, covering 10,000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? The AGV K5-S is advertised as a premium sports helmet and is packed...

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  • Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

    24 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

    I tested this Shoei RYD helmet (RRP £349.99) for six months, covering 7500 miles.  Here's how I got on... What's good? Sometimes keeping it simple is the best approach and it has worked wonders...

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  • Product review: Arai RX-7V

    09 November 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Arai RX-7V

    I've been using this £599.99 Arai RX-7V helmet for three years and in that time have covered well over 50,000 while wearing it. What’s good? With all the road testing, racing, commuting and...

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  • Product review: Airoh ST 701 helmet

    04 November 2017 by Simon Brown

    Product review: Airoh ST 701 helmet

    Six months of use with the Airoh ST 701 has impressed and here are my thoughts after 3,500 miles. What’s good? This one’s been my lid of choice all summer – and I’ve been impressed with its...

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  • Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

    21 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

    I tested this HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider (RRP: £299.99) over three months, covering 1000 miles. Here's how I got on...  What’s good? I’m generally not a fan of drop down sun visors. I think...

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  • Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

    15 September 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

    I tested my HJC R-PHA 11 helmet (RRP £319.99) over three months, covering 3000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I loved the smooth fit and aero stability of the R-PHA 10 sports lid, and this...

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  • Shark Spartan review

    27 August 2017 by Andy Calton

    Shark Spartan review

    I've been using the £389.99 Shark Spartan for six months now and in that time have covered 2000 miles. Here's what I think. What’s good? The fit immediately felt good – even for a speccy rider like...

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  • Shoei Hornet ADV review

    25 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Shoei Hornet ADV review

    I've spent six months using Shoei's £529.99 Hornet ADV helmet, and here are my thoughts so far. What’s good? Like all Shoei helmets, the build quality is outstanding. Everything clicks and snaps into...

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  • Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

    02 August 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

    MCN ShopI tested the Airoh GP 500 Sectors helmet (RRP £359.99) over four weeks, covering 2600 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? This is an instantly comfortable lid. It’s a reassuringly snug fit,...

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  • Review: Schuberth C4

    16 July 2017 by Emma Franklin

    Review: Schuberth C4

    I've been using this helmet for three months, and this is what I think after covering 2500 miles in that time. What’s good? The £599.99 C4 is the first flip-up helmet I’ve tried and I like the...

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  • Product review: MT Thunder 3

    10 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: MT Thunder 3

    Time tested: 4 months/400 miles Price £89.99 What’s good? Who needs high vis clothing when you can have this Thunder 3 lid? It’s about as bright as the sun shining at midday in the Sahara. The Thunder...

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  • Product review: Caberg Stunt helmet

    29 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Product review: Caberg Stunt helmet

    Junior Web Producer, James Archibald, tested the Caberg Stunt helmet (£139.99) over three months, across 1500 miles, here's how he got on...  What’s good? "This helmet offers...

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  • Product review: Suomy SR Sport helmet

    22 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Suomy SR Sport helmet

    Time tested: Two months/600 miles What’s good? Suomy helmets generally fit my head almost perfectly, and although this one took quite a while to bed in due to the slightly small sizing it now fits...

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  • Product review: Shark Spartan Carbon helmet

    22 April 2017 by Richard Newland

    Product review: Shark Spartan Carbon helmet

    MCN Deputy Editor Richard Newland tested this Shark Spartan Carbon helmet (£389.99) over three months covering 3800 miles.  Here are his thoughts... What’s good? This new Spartan Carbon...

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  • Product review: Simpson Venom lid

    15 April 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Product review: Simpson Venom lid

    MCN Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons tested Simpson's Venom helmet over 3500 miles, but what did he make of it? What’s good? Let’s get the looks out of the way, then get down to the tech. In...

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  • Shoei GT Air is whisper quiet

    16 March 2017 by Oli Rushby

    Shoei GT Air is whisper quiet

    Time tested: Three months/800 miles What’s good? When looking for a new helmet I wanted something that looked cool and sporty while also being practical enough for my long daily commute, and in the...

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  • Product Review: Nolan N87 helmet

    03 February 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Nolan N87 helmet

    Product: Nolan N87 Helmet Price: £179.99  Time tested: Six months/4500 miles What’s good? I was a little apprehensive as I’d not worn Nolan before but now wonder why I’ve waited so...

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  • Review: AGV K-5 Enlace

    30 January 2017 by Simon Brown

    Review: AGV K-5 Enlace

    MCN ShopPrice: AGV K-5 Enlace £249.99 Time tested: Seven months/5500 miles What’s good? This is my first-ever AGV and I’m impressed. Firstly, it’s pleasingly quiet – I still wear earplugs but wind...

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  • MT Blade SV Raceline fits like a dream

    26 January 2017 by Simon Patterson

    MT Blade SV Raceline fits like a dream

    Time tested: 500 miles What’s good? For a budget helmet, the MT has been quite impressive over my first 500 miles using it. It’s impressively comfortable, and I don’t know if it’s just down to luck...

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  • Review: Bell Star, £399.99

    08 December 2016 by SImon Relph

    Review: Bell Star, £399.99

    Time tested: 6500 miles/six months What’s good? My very first helmet was a Bell RT, back in 1981 when I started riding on the road – and they have certainly come on since then. The Bell Star was...

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  • Review: Schuberth SR2

    30 November 2016 by Tim Thompson

    Review: Schuberth SR2

    What’s good? The new SR2 is a development of the excellent SR1, Schuberth’s most sporting helmet to date, so there’s plenty to get excited about. I wore an SR1 for three years and particularly liked...

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  • Review: Shark Spartan helmet

    09 November 2016 by Adam Child

    Review: Shark Spartan helmet

    Tester Adam Child Time tested Six months/5000miles What’s Good? I should have listened to MCN’s Consumer Editor years ago and opted for a specific touring helmet rather than wearing one of my race...

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  • RiDE Review: Shark Skwal

    13 October 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE Review: Shark Skwal

    The slightly square back of the Skwal doesn’t affect its stability, even at speed. It is a squeeze to get on, but it’s comfy with a pleasantly non-sweaty liner. The field of view is deep and wide,...

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  • Suomy Halo review

    12 October 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Suomy Halo review

    Time used: Five months/600 miles What’s good? I used to really like Suomy helmets and for as long as they were being brought into the UK they were my helmet of choice – they fitted my head perfectly.

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  • RiDE review: Nolan N87

    12 October 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Nolan N87

    The N87 is quiet at low speed but gets a little noisier above 100mph. The field of vision is good and the seam of the Pinlock never obstructs the view. The multi-adjustable sun visor, operated by a...

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  • RiDE review: HJC FG-ST

    11 October 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: HJC FG-ST

    The FG-ST feels like a high-spec lightweight lid, from the smart matt-finish paint to the smooth, non-itchy liner. The field of view is good and deep, so the seam of the Max-Vision Pinlock never gets...

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  • Caberg Drift helmet review (£209.99)

    10 October 2016 by Tony Hoare

    Caberg Drift helmet review (£209.99)

    What’s good about the Caberg Drift helmet? Caberg are normally associated with cheaper helmets with thermoplastic shells, but this is part of the Italian firm’s attempt to move upmarket. The Drift has...

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  • Nexx XG100 Bolt helmet review (£199.99)

    30 September 2016 by Ped Baker

    Nexx XG100 Bolt helmet review (£199.99)

    What’s good about the Nexx XG100 Bolt helmet? It’s certainly individual. In both looks and design the XG is like no other helmet I’ve used before. With studs for a sun peak and a clip-on visor the...

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  • Schuberth E1 helmet review (£599.99)

    26 September 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Schuberth E1 helmet review (£599.99)

    What’s good about the Schuberth E1 helmet? Schuberth’s new E1 helmet is based on their C3 Pro flipfront but with a different chinbar, a more off-road suitable liner and a removable peak. Subtle...

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  • Bell Qualifier DLX helmet review (£179.99)

    23 September 2016 by Tony Hoare

    Bell Qualifier DLX helmet review (£179.99)

    What’s good about the Bell Qualifier DLX helmet? The visor on this mid-priced Bell helmet is one of the finest innovations in my 15 years of reporting on motorcycling products. It’s by a company...

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