Helmets (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • Shark Vision-R helmet

    19 December 2011 by Tom Cambio

    Shark Vision-R helmet

    Shark Vision-R helmet, £239.99 Miles covered/time: Two months/2000 miles What’s good: Shark’s Vision-R is very hard to fault. It’s well built and exudes a premium feel, with a solid visor mechanism...

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  • Lazer Monaco carbon-fibre flip-up helmet

    15 December 2011 by Simon Brown

    Lazer Monaco carbon-fibre flip-up helmet

    Lazer Monaco flip-up, £324.95 Miles covered/time: 800/two months What’s good: Made from carbon-fibre, this helmet feels incredibly light. Lazer claim 1350g, which makes it substantially lighter than...

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  • Davida Jet

    05 December 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Davida Jet

    Davida Jet helmet, £235 Miles covered/time: 9000/One year, eight months 
 What’s good? Since I started wearing this helmet my enjoyment of motorcycling has doubled. The essence of riding, for me, is...

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  • Helmet review: Arai Chaser

    30 November 2011 by Guy Procter

    Helmet review: Arai Chaser

    Arai Chaser, £199 Miles covered/time: 7000/15 months What’s good: I never thought I’d be able to give my helmet a review beyond its comfort, quality and looks (all of which I liked a lot). Then I hit...

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  • Flip-front helmets on the MCN Shop

    14 October 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Flip-front helmets on the MCN Shop

    Wearing a flip-front lid gives you the flexibility to ride full-face when it suits and open-face for convenience (ideal at petrol stations, providing they don't make you take it off in the first...

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  • Scorpion Exo-1000

    12 October 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Scorpion Exo-1000

    Scorpion Exo-1000, £259.99 Miles covered/time: 600/two months What’s good: Surprisingly, the inflatable cheek pads inside the Scorpion EXO-1000 aren’t just a gimmick. The extra support they...

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  • Best-selling helmets in the MCN shop

    09 August 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Best-selling helmets in the MCN shop

    If you're looking for a hefty discount on a motorcycle helmet, get yourself along to the MCN Shop, at www.mcnshop.com. Here are our current top-five best-selling helmets. Arai RX7 GP,...

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  • Shark Vision R

    09 August 2011 by Simon Relph

    Shark Vision R

    Shark Vision R, £299.99 Miles covered/time: 2300/four months What’s good: This new Shark Vision R is a marked improvement on my old Shark RSR2 Carbon, It’s so much more refined without losing any of...

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  • Bell M5X Daytona

    03 August 2011 by Ped Baker

    Bell M5X Daytona

    Bell M5X Daytona helmet Miles covered/time: 1500/four months What’s good: If you’re over 40 years old the sight of a Bell Helmets logo will almost certainly spark a little interest. In the ’70s...

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  • Arai Quantum

    22 July 2011 by Andy Downes

    Arai Quantum

    Arai Quantum, £399 at www.mcnshop.com Miles covered/time: 15,000/one year What’s good: This Quantum lid replaced an older Arai Viper GT for one reason only; the Viper had basically worn out after...

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  • Shoei X-Spirit I Lawson replica

    22 July 2011 by John Westlake

    Shoei X-Spirit I Lawson replica

    Shoei X-Spirit I Lawson replica, £389 (other design from £299.99 at www.mcnshop.com) Miles covered: 50,000/five years What’s good: Comfort, fit and finish are all as you’d expect of a top-end Shoei –...

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  • Suomy Vandal helmet

    13 July 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Suomy Vandal helmet

    Suomy Vandal, £349.99 Time owned/miles covered: Two months/2500 miles What's good? Suomys are generally tighter fitting than other brand helmets of the same size, but it means they don’t get too loose...

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  • Nexx XR1R Carbon helmet

    13 July 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Nexx XR1R Carbon helmet

    Nexx XR1R Carbon helmet, £299.99 Miles covered/time: 1000/two months What’s good: This is the best road helmet I’ve worn. The visor is very tall and broad, giving you a fantastic view of the road,...

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  • Shoei XR1000

    04 July 2011 by Ian Jubb

    Shoei XR1000

    Shoei XR1000, £300 Miles covered/time: 6500/three years What’s good: Comfy, quiet and looks cool in black. This Shoei XR1000 has been my everyday lid for a few years now, it’s super easy to keep clean...

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  • HelmetLok

    22 June 2011 by Dan Aspel

    HelmetLok

    HelmetLok, £12.45 Time used: Six months What’s good: HelmetLok is a carabiner designed to attach your helmet to your handlebars. Open it up, slip it through your D-ring, click it shut and twizzle the...

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  • Nuvo FX-1 Carbon

    01 June 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Nuvo FX-1 Carbon

    Nuvo FX-1 Carbon helmet, £209.99 Miles covered/time: 600/three weeks What’s good: It’s an affordable, uni-composite carbon lid. That means it’s very light – 1300g – and its sleek, flickering...

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  • Sub-£40 open-face helmets on the MCN shop

    27 May 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Sub-£40 open-face helmets on the MCN shop

    Whether you ride a scooter, a cruiser, a café racer or a naked street bike, open-face helmets have their uses. But if you’re only going to wear one on the sunniest days of the year, you won’t want to...

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  • HJC RPHA-10 helmet

    17 May 2011 by Steve Farrell

    HJC RPHA-10 helmet

    HJC RPHA-10 helmet, £249.99 (£229.99 on MCN shop) Steve Farrell Miles covered/time: 3000/three months What's good: For me, the best thing is the fit. I’m sure I’m not alone in having an oval-shaped...

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  • Arai SZ Ram Air III

    09 May 2011 by Simon Relph

    Arai SZ Ram Air III

    Arai SZ Ram Air lll, £324.99 (£299 on MCN shop) Miles covered/time: 3400/one year What's good: This type of motorcycle helmet is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I grew up with open face helmets and I...

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  • Product review: Tucano Urbano throat collar

    26 January 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Tucano Urbano throat collar

    Tucano Urbano throat collar, £29 Time owned: Two months What’s good: Balaclavas can be itchy and irritating and are insufferable if you get the sneezes. This alternative promises protection from the...

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  • Helmet review: Brembo B-Jet

    20 January 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Helmet review: Brembo B-Jet

    Brembo B-Jet helmet, 348 Euros (£295) Time owned/miles covered: Two months/470 miles What’s good: It looks like a spaceman’s helmet. The huge visor aperture provides excellent field of vision and the...

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  • Helmet review: HJC IS-MULTI

    06 January 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Helmet review: HJC IS-MULTI

    HJC IS-MULTI helmet, £169.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/three months What’s good? HJC claims this is “seven helmets in one”. It’s actually more like four in one (we don’t think adding the sun shield...

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