Helmets

  • Product Review: BMW GS Trophy helmet (£450)

    01 July 2016 by James Archibald

    Product Review: BMW GS Trophy helmet (£450)

    What’s good about the BMW GS Trophy helmet? The GS helmet is at the top end of the adventure helmet market and has a quality feel as well as the versatility to work well in both on or off-road...

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  • The three faces of Guy Martin

    20 May 2016 by Tony Hoare

    The three faces of Guy Martin

    AGV K3-SV Guy Martin £189.99 The most affordable Guy Martin replica is based on the blue and pink design he slid over his bushy bonce when he rode the revered Britten V-twin race bike. Martin, who...

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  • Product Review: Shoei VFX-W (£319.99)

    13 May 2016 by Tim Thompson

    Product Review: Shoei VFX-W (£319.99)

    What’s good about the Shoei VFX-W? This beautifully made, top-of-the-range Shoei is targeted at off road riders who know what they’re doing but it works for me too. It’s incredibly light (1270g in a...

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  • Product Review: LS2 Arrow R (£219.99)

    22 April 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: LS2 Arrow R (£219.99)

    What’s good about the LS2 Arrow R helmet? I threw this helmet straight in at the deep end with a 2500-mile trip over five days and, after it exerted a little pressure early on in the ride, it bedded...

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  • Product Review: Arai CT Ram (£429.99)

    24 March 2016 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Arai CT Ram (£429.99)

    What’s good about the Arai CT Ram? I got the Arai CT Ram to replace my old and tired SZ Ram lll. The CT Ram has moved on from the SZ in every way - visually it is very different with the enlarged...

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  • Product Review: Shoei Hornet ADV (£449)

    08 February 2016 by Michael Guy

    Product Review: Shoei Hornet ADV (£449)

    What’s good about the Shoei Hornet ADV? I may have only used this helmet for a one week, but it was an intense seven days that included the recent launch of the long-awaited Honda Africa Twin. Before...

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  • Product Review: Shark Skwal (£199.99)

    18 January 2016 by Alison Silcox

    Product Review: Shark Skwal (£199.99)

    What’s good about the Shark Skwal? I’ve had various Shark lids going back to 1996 when my brother bought me a Foggy replica as a wedding present, and as with all my other Sharks this one fitted...

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  • Product Review: Arai Chaser V (£380)

    04 January 2016 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Arai Chaser V (£380)

    What’s good about the Arai Chaser V? Every helmet manufacturer has their own way of doing things, and as a result I’ve never naturally gelled with Arais. The shape of the shell and the clunky visor...

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  • RiDE review: Shoei Hornet ADV helmet

    01 January 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Shoei Hornet ADV helmet

    The Hornet ADV replaces the popular Hornet DS. It is instantly comfortable, with a plush interior and Shoei’s quick-release cheek pads for safe helmet removal in an accident. The visor and all the...

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  • 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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  • Product Review: Arai Axces II

    22 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Arai Axces II

    Arai Axces II £299.99 Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: Six months/3500 miles What’s good? An affordable Arai! The Axcess II is Arai’s budget lid, although there’s nothing obviously budget about the...

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  • Product Review: Bell RS-1 RSD Flash Bronze

    15 December 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Bell RS-1 RSD Flash Bronze

    Bell RS-1 RSD Flash Bronze, £314.99 Tester: Liam Marsden Time tested:  3 months/2500 miles What’s good? It’s an incredibly distinctive helmet, the matt black and metallic detailing really help...

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  • Product Review: Acerbis Active helmet

    02 December 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Acerbis Active helmet

    Acerbis Active helmet, £124.95 Time used: Two months/1400 miles What’s good? The Active is a budget dual-purpose lid that’s comfortable and surprisingly quiet, making it an ideal everyday helmet. Some...

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  • Product Review: HJC R-PHA10 helmet

    05 November 2014 by Liam Marsden

    HJC R-PHA10 helmet, £284.99 Time tested: 20000/two years What’s good? This helmet’s been under my desk for a lot of this year as it’s a couple of years old, but I pulled it out of retirement for the long days of the Tunisia trip. It’s one of the comfiest helmets I’ve worn and it still fits snugly, with room for my glasses. The visor changing mechanism is incredibly fast and simple and it has a...

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