Helmets (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Product Review: Ducati Scrambler helmet (£159)

    24 December 2015 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Ducati Scrambler helmet (£159)

    What’s good about the Ducati Scrambler helmet? I’ve always thought open-face helmets belonged in the past – can’t beat a visor and chinbar to keep your fizzog in good order should you crunch into the...

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  • Product Review: Shark Explore-R (£299.99)

    23 November 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Shark Explore-R (£299.99)

    What’s good about the Shark Explore-R? The Explore-R is brilliantly versatile. The helmet can be worn in one of four ways - visor only, visor and peak, goggles only or goggles and peak. It’s designed...

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  • Product Review: HJC RPHA 10 Plus

    20 November 2015 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: HJC RPHA 10 Plus £299.99 (gloss white) Tester Tim Thompson Time tested Six months What's good? A good fit is the single most important consideration when buying a new helmet, and the HJC RPHA 10+ is the best-fitting helmet I've worn. Furthermore, after 30 years of wearing Arais, Shoeis, Sharks and other posh lids, it's also the most comfortable - especially with my increasingly...

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  • Product Review: Arai RX-7V

    13 November 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Arai RX-7V

    Product Review: Arai RX-7V £599 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Three months/3000 miles What’s good? It’s a long time since Arai released a range-topping RX-7, and the new ‘V’ iteration has made...

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  • Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

    29 October 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

    Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet £359.99 Tested by Liam Marsden  Time tested Five months/650 miles  What’s good? I’m not a fan of flip-front helmets or flip-down sun visors in general,...

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  • Product Review: Bell Star Carbon SE helmet

    05 October 2015 by Simon Brown

    Product Review: Bell Star Carbon SE helmet

    Bell Star Carbon SE helmet, £499.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? Specials guru, Pikes Peak racer, creator of R nineT-based concepts for BMW, Roland Sands is the...

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  • Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet

    25 September 2015 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet

    Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet, £549.99  Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: 1200 miles/two months What's good? The lid has been designed specifically for females and from first wear it has been...

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  • Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

    31 August 2015 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

    Schuberth C3 Pro, £479.99 (comms system £299.99) Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: 18 months, 30,000 miles What’s good? The C3 Pro has been my everyday lid for the last year and a half and nothing...

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  • Product Review: Arai RX-7 GP helmet

    17 August 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Arai RX-7 GP helmet

    Arai RX-7 GP, £699.99 Tester Richard Newland Time tested 30 months /34,000 miles What’s good? This RX-7 GP has been on my head for almost every mile I’ve ridden in the last two and a half years, and...

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  • Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

    10 August 2015 by Andy Calton

    Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

    HJC RPHA10+ helmet, £349.99 Tester: Andy Calton Time tested: One year/3500 miles What’s good? This helmet is light (1300 grams), reasonably priced and is still in good condition after a year’s use. I...

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  • Product Review: Schuberth S2 Sport helmet

    20 July 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Schuberth S2 Sport helmet

    Schuberth S2 Sport helmet, £459.99 Tester: Andy Downes Tested for: One month, 1200 miles What’s good? This is the latest version of the sports touring Schuberth S2 - now called the S2 Sport - and it...

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  • Product Review: Spada Intrepid helmet

    17 July 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Spada Intrepid helmet

    Spada Intrepid helmet, £99.95 Tester: Liam Marsden Tested for: Four months/1000 miles What’s good? The visor aperture is nice and large, giving a decent view of my surroundings. The cheekpads are...

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  • Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    12 June 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    AGV GT Veloce helmet, £329.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Three months/1300 miles What’s good? The GT Veloce was already a very good helmet for riders of naked bikes, but it wasn’t so good for...

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  • Product Review: AGV Corsa helmet

    16 April 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV Corsa helmet

    AGV Corsa helmet, from £499.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Eight months, 1500 miles What’s good? The biggest plus point of this lid is good news for all of us whose heads are on the cusp between...

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  • Product Review: X-Lite X-1003 helmet

    23 March 2015 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: X-Lite X-1003 helmet

    X-Lite X-1003 flip-up helmet, £350 Time tested: Four months/1500 miles What’s good? The fit and finish of this flip-up touring helmet was immediately reassuringly and on a par with much more expensive...

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  • Icon Airmarda helmet

    19 March 2015 by Steve Hunt

    Icon Airmarda helmet

    Icon Airmarda ‘Lucky Time’ helmet, £185 Time tested: One year/1300 miles What’s good? This is one of the most comfortable I have ever worn. It comes with all of the usual vents and claims of superior...

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  • Product Review: Arai Pro Shade Visor

    24 February 2015 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Arai Pro Shade Visor

    Arai Pro Shade Visor, £99.99 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Six months/150 miles What’s good? You can’t argue with the quality, or intentions, of this simple helmet upgrade from Arai. The firm...

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  • Product Review: Arai MX-V

    13 February 2015 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Arai MX-V

    Arai MX-V £469 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Nine years/ 8000 off-road miles What’s good? I got this helmet in 2006 to take part in Enduro Africa – a 2500-mile off-road ride across South Africa.

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  • Product Review: HJC RPHA ST

    02 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: HJC RPHA ST

    HJC RPHA ST, £299.99 Tester: Liam Marsden Time tested: Five months/500 miles What’s good? I’ve always been against drop-down sun visors, because I think they look naff – which is a totally...

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