Helmets

  • Shoei J-O helmet review (RRP £299.99)

    22 August 2016 by Alison Silcox

    Shoei J-O helmet review (RRP £299.99)

    What’s good about the Shoei J-O helmet? It only took a few miles to feel comfortable and when riding on a warm day it’s cool, literally, and I definitely feel the experience of riding. The visor is...

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  • RiDE review: X-Lite X-1003 Elegance

    22 August 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: X-Lite X-1003 Elegance

    The super-slick visor opens easily with a secure two-lever pinch system. It’s light and comfortable, with a plush liner, though the chinbar is close fitting. Vision is decent, with a variable-position...

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  • RiDE review: Shoei Neotech

    18 August 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Shoei Neotech

    Very well made, with decent vents, a plush interior and a glove-friendly flip mechanism. Vision is excellent. The sun visor is a good size and is steplessly adjustable. It’s not a light helmet, most...

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  • RiDE review: Lazer Monaco Pure Carbon

    15 August 2016 by RiDE Reviews

    RiDE review: Lazer Monaco Pure Carbon

    This is super light for a flip-front lid – as light as most top-end full-face sports helmets. It’s made of carbonfibre, with large areas exposed beneath the lacquer to show the weave (including the...

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  • 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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